Úna Keane – Piano Squared
In a quiet mood?
Úna Keane (top) played an unforgettable gig in the Pepper Canister Church, Dublin 2 earlier this month.
Now she has uploaded one of those live hypnotic piano pieces onto her
YouTube channel with an accompanying video (above) featuring archive footage of kids playing in Victorian England in 1901.
Her most recent album is
. In The Deep
Nick says: Ivory power.
Kieran Ring – Satellites
Gasping for some uptempo beats to dance away the boredom?
Let Kieran Ring (top) be your guide.
The former lead singer of Cork-based band
Neon Atlas returns with a banging single from his forthcoming solo EP.
Jota Gambuzino directs the trippy promo.
“Satellites is about not being able to sleep, thinking about the future whilst watching a clear night sky , being inspired by it but also wishing you could disappear into it escaping the feeling that you don’t quite fit in.”
Nick says: Shooting star.
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.
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.
Emma Langford – Sowing Acorns
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.
You can watch Emma play a short virtual live set tonight at 7pm on Mick Flannery’s
Facebook and Instagram pages.
Mick Flannery – Wasteland
Looking for drama?
The new video from Corkonian singer/songwriter
Mick Flannery (top) is frighteningly intense.
Fellow music industry stalwart
(looking disturbingly like Steve Wall Breaking Bad‘s Walter White here) stars as a troubled soul in this promo directed in moody monochrome by . Sinead McDevitt
Nick says: Stunning.
Tandem Felix – Now I’m A Drip
Fancy a ride on the carousel?
Join Tandem Felix singer David Tapley as he goes for a spin in Bray for the new video from last year’s Rom-Com album.
Criminally overlooked by the Choice Prize, Tandem Felix delivered one of the best Irish records of 2019.
Nick says: Horsin’ around.
The Remedy Club – Sweet 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 Twhich they’re launching on March 27 with a special live stream on their rue Hand True Heart 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.
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.
Reevah – Weight Of The World
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.
“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.
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.