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Jape – Harrington Street

Feels like teen spirit.

Richie Egan aka Jape takes us back to the Dublin of his childhood on this highly evocative new single from his ambitious Sentinel album.

Director Jamie Delaney talks us through the song’s unforgettable video.

“The moment I heard Harrington Street, I saw an image of bittersweet teenage love. The uplifting melancholy of the lyrics and the ethereal tones instantly brought me to the back alleys of youth.

“Where giddy anticipation, nervous insecurity and the paranoid self-consciousness all mixed. I wanted the story to revolve around these seminal but yet universal moments. The moments we all remember from that awkward teenage love.”

Nick says: Teenage dreams so hard to beat.

Jape

Emma LangfordSowing Acorns

Trees company.

Limerick singer/songwriter Emma Langford (top) goes down to the woods for her new video which is the third single from her forthcoming second album, due in September.

Dancer Rachel Ni Bhraonain adds a touch of grace to Barry Fahy’s promo.

Love the Phil Spector drums too.

Nick says: Special branch.

Meanwhile.

You can watch Emma play a short virtual live set tonight at 7pm on Mick Flannery’s Facebook and Instagram pages.

Emma Langford

Mick FlanneryWasteland

Looking for drama?

The new video from Corkonian singer/songwriter Mick Flannery (top) is frighteningly intense.

Fellow music industry stalwart Steve Wall (looking disturbingly like Breaking Bad‘s Walter White here) stars as a troubled soul in this promo directed in moody monochrome by Sinead McDevitt.

Nick says: Stunning.

Mick Flannery


The Remedy ClubSweet Symphony

For those about to country-rock, I salute you.

Wexford-based Americana duo Kj McEvoy (top right) and Aileen Mythen  (left) aka The Remedy Club ramp up the volume on the third single from their album True Hand True Heart which they’re launching on March 27 with a special live stream on their Facebook page.

Recorded in Nashville with Steve Earle associate Ray Kennedy, its roots go deep.

Nick says: Orchestral manoeuvres in the Deep South.

The Remedy Club

Imploded View I Don’t Know What To Call This Feeling

Longford electronic producer Jerome McCormick aka Imploded View returns after quite a hiatus due to kids/ life etc.’ in a dramatic forest-based video which premiered on Nialler9.com yesterday.

Jerome writes:

My six year old daughter Mia helped with the video and actually shot a lot of the footage used…

Nick Says: You’re sure of a big surprise.

Imploded View

ReevahWeight Of The World

It’s bathtime.

Derry girl Reevah (top) channels her inner Ophelia in her new video as she is drawn to the water.

The single is taken from her A Different Light EP, due next month.

Reevah says:

“The track eludes to struggle and the human condition. How we can all carry the Weight of the World but not let it be known to those around us.”

Nick says: Worth the wait.

Reevah

The votes are in.

Last month, with a copy of Irish journalist David Diebold’s new flash memoir This Is How We Dance up for grabs, we asked you to nominate your favourite memoir.

You answered in your tens. But there could only be one winner.

Third place:

Just Kids by Patti Smith

Ger Siggins writes:

It’s a powerful story of love, art, music and death in 1970s NYC, told by one of the giants of modern music who knows how to tell a story. Can’t remember a memoir I ever wanted to read twice. Magic.

Runner-up:

Love Is A Mix-tape by Rob Sheffield

Catherine Vaughan writes:

A memoir of his relationship with his wife from first meeting, to her death, told through the mix-tapes they made for each other. Recommend by a friend, I expected a sort of real-life High Fidelity. I did not expect the level of snotty bawling while reading the last few chapters, as he described how Renee died suddenly in his arms from a brain aneurysm…

Winner:

Down and out in Paris and London by George Orwell

nicorigo writes:

In this two-part memoir, George Orwell tells us about his living in extreme poverty and squalor in the two capital cities between 1928 and 1929. Vividly sordid, full of bombastic characters, his truculent writing takes you from shabby hotels to miserable lodging houses, from sleeping rough in London to the dampest spikes. A compelling read.

Thanks all.

Previously: Win Nick’s Free Stuff

Ryan McMullan – In A Heartbeat

The snow must go on.

Portaferry, County Down native Ryan McMullan (top) braves the freezing winter for his latest video, which is the second single from his forthcoming Ruthless Cupid EP, due next month.

A slow-building power ballad, this is one for the Ed Sheeran fans among you.

Nick says: Ryan versus Jack Frost.

Ryan McMullan

John Blek – Death & His Daughter

These are Blek times.

But don’t despair. Come gather round and listen to Cork-born troubadour John Blek (top). On the third single from his new album The Embers, he spins a macabre tale with a true storyteller’s craft.

And the bone-shaking video is on point too.

Nick says: Skeleton blues.

John Blek

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