“The life of the dead is placed in the memory of the living.”
This quote from Cicero is found at the start of the video for the recent single by Keeley Moss (top)
The Dublin-based psychedelic dreampop artist is set to release a concept album about Inga Maria Hauser on the UK indie label Dimple Discs, with whom she has just signed a deal.
Inga was a German teenager who was murdered on holiday in Northern Ireland in 1988 and whose killers have never been brought to justice.
Keeley is also the author of a popular blog whose mission statement is to keep the memory of Inga alive. She deserves great credit for her Trojan work in shining a light on this heartbreaking human tragedy.
Keeley’s band includes Marty Canavan, Martin Fagan and Pete Duff. The Glitter And The Glue is the follow-up to last year’s single Last Words.
Then you’re in for a treat: Dublin hip-hop blasters The Elements rage against the machine with their new single which features the crew NdLZ (Neill Whelan), Ricki and Adam and guest Harry Phipps on turntables.
Belfast-born crooner Owen Denvir (top) delivers a stoic and deeply soulful meditation on love, life and loss on his new single, lifted from his forthcoming EP Bones, due next month.
The EP is the third in a trilogy which will then make up an album.
“The album and EP trilogy idea is based on Sigmund Freud’s theory that personality is a sum of 3 parts: the Id (acting on raw impulse), the Ego (being terrified of consequences) and the Superego (the balance between the two). The first EP (“Sticks”) deals with loss and delusion and the impulsive decisions we make while in the spell of ‘love’. The second (“Stones”) being a more confident but brash take on love, and finally the last EP (“Bones”) is when you have the balance between the two, which mostly leads to more healthy relationships.”
Owen has also created a “web app as a visual listening platform” for fans to gain a deeper insight into the creative process behind the EP.
The breakout indietronica artist of the year is undoubtedly Fears aka Constance Keane (top) who has just released a lyric video for the third single from her debut album Oiche, due on May 7.
Fears (top) writes:
“‘Fabric’ is about trying to escape someone or something that will not give you room to breathe. I tried to capture the feeling of desperately trying to rebuild yourself and your life, while something will not let you go. It’s a song about feeling exhausted and trapped, but still determined to succeed.”
Fears recently performed a virtual concert as part of the estimable Music Town festival which can be viewed on the festival’s YouTube channel.
A slinky little number for night owls, the new single by NEOMADiC (top) and guest vocalist Shiv is all mellowed out.
A new EP After Dark follows in the summer.
The press blurb writes:
“NEOMADiC are representative of a new Irish generation, kids of multicultural heritage drawing inspiration from their experiences and beyond. Dyramid is Irish and South Sudanese, and Yake Loga is Irish and Zimbabwean.”
Shiv, meanwhile, was born in Zimbabwe and raised in County Kildare.