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Blaithin Carney – No Means No

Blaithin CARNEY’s new single ‘No Means No’ is available to buy and stream from today.  At time of writing the single has entered the iTunes singer songwriter chart at No 3.

This is the Kildare based singer/songwriter’s third single in just over 12 months, following ROME (May 2017 – iTunes No. 1) and Close My Eyes (November 2017 – iTunes No 2) To coincide with the single’s release Blaithin and her band have a headline show in Naas Midsummers Arts Festival on this coming Sunday.    Gavin Glass, Blaithin’s good friend and one of Ireland’s foremost singer songwriters is special guest at the concert which takes place on Sunday evening (June 24th) in Naas Arts and Culture Centre in McAuley Place. 

This is an early show with doors opening at 6.30pm and Gavin on stage at 7.15 followed by Blaithin and her band shortly after 8.  If you don’t have your tickets already, you can get them in advance from www.moattheatre.com

The powerful and beautiful video for the new single ‘No Means No’ was directed by Stephen Mogerley, with lighting by Paul O’Connor, the team was completed by Makeup Artist Paddy McGurgan, Hair by Sarah Ethel and Styling by Jules Gavin.

‘No Means No’, written by Blaithin, could easily be also called Enough Is Enough! Written last winter, each listener is likely to have their own respective no. From the writer’s perspective she was frustrated at the global wrongs surrounding us at the time, indeed while writing the song and even more, new situations presented and frustrations grew. However, we believe the song has a positive theme also. In Blaithin’s own words,

 “I don’t like over analysing each song I write, but if pushed to answer…”, at its base, at its most personal and localised “the song is about communication, or lack thereof more than anything else. People not listening to each other, but also having the courage to use your voice to stand up for yourself, or the cause you believe in. Whatever this might be.”

The emotive track was produced by Billy Farrell at Deadeye Productions, mixed and mastered by Dani Castelar and includes strings by David Doyle, Denise Doyle and Kenneth Rice.

 

 

 

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Sara Ryan – Euphoric Recall – Official Video (2018)

Sara Ryan has had an exciting start to her career. Last year she released her debut single Belle, which won “Best New Comer” and “Best New Single” on Dublin CityFM. And to top the year off, she was crowned New Folk Artist of the Year at the Irish Folk Music Awards, alongside Damien Dempsey, Johnny McEvoy, The Druids and Aoife Scott. The Kildare-born songwriter, now based in Cork City, built a strong and loyal following touring with Mick Flannery, Martin Harley, John Spillane, Wally Page, Luka Bloom and Cry Monster Cry.

2018 sees the release of her second single Euphoric Recall on February 23rd and Sara embarks on a double headlining tour with Emma Langford, dates of the tour are listed below. http://emmalangfordmusic.com/

Sara’s much anticipated Debut EP Glitter Skies is now available.

Sara Ryan brings a unique voice to the Irish music scene with memorable lyrics conveying stories as real as they are raw.

2018 is the year the world will discover this wonderful voice.

Stephanie Rainey – Question Mark (Official Video)

Speaking about the video Stephanie Rainey said: ‘The video stays true to what the song is all about: that person from the past who could’ve been the one. With someone like that there is always an underlying, unspoken tension. Since I put out the track I’ve had so many messages from people saying that they know exactly who their Question Mark is – which is so mad. I think everybody has one so I think the video will resonate with a lot of people”. 

‘Question Mark’ is the follow up to her recent radio hit  ‘Sorry’ and singles ‘100 Like Me’ and ‘Nothing of You Left to Love’ which have amassed nearly 10 Million streams across all platforms as well as over 6000 plays on Irish radio in 2017 alone. 

2017 saw Stephanie Rainey play the main stages of Ireland’s biggest festivals Electric Picnic and Indiependence and she capped off 2017 with her first first 5 date tour of Ireland with sold out shows.

Now in 2018, she has embarked on her spring tour playing in venues doubled in capacity. Live, audiences are captivated by Stephanie Rainey‘s honesty and humour and she never fails to make a connection. With only a few tracks released so far, she manages to have people singing for the duration of her shows while for songs like ‘Please Don’t Go’, you could hear a pin drop.

Stephanie has the look of a young Chrissie Hynde and her songs lie in the emotional hinterland between Adele and Ed Sheeran. Her music is not about gloss and glamour but the grit and grind of the real world. Her’s is a voice that is authentic and honest. 

Stephanie Rainey is the Irish singer songwriter who made the impossible happen. With no funding, no manager, no contacts and no carefully calculated social media campaign, she created a music industry stampede of epidemic proportions with just one heart-stopping song – ‘Please Don’t Go’. Within 24 hours of the song being uploaded onto Facebook, Stephanie, had more than a million hits (it quickly rose to 5 million views across both Facebook and YouTube), offers pouring in from US and UK record companies and world-wide media attention.

‘Question Mark’ is available for streaming and download across all digital platforms now.

Sara Ryan – Euphoric Recall – Official Video (2018)

“I’ve known Sara since childhood.Its been a joy to witness her young career, to hear her songwriting develop and her singing mature.
This young lady has a huge career ahead of her.” – Christy Moore. Jan 2018.

Sara Ryan, Folk Artist of the Year 2018, announces her brand new single Euphoric Recall
Sara Ryan has had an exciting start to her career. Last year she released her debut single Belle, which won “Best New Comer” and “Best New Single” on Dublin CityFM. And to top the year off, she was crowned New Folk Artist of the Year at the Irish Folk Music Awards, alongside Damien Dempsey, Johnny McEvoy, The Druids and Aoife Scott. The Kildare-born songwriter, now based in Cork City, built a strong and loyal following touring with Mick Flannery, Martin Harley, John Spillane, Wally Page, Luka Bloom and Cry Monster Cry.

2018 sees the release of her second single Euphoric Recall on February 23rd and Sara embarks on a double headlining tour with Emma Langford, dates of the tour are listed below. http://emmalangfordmusic.com/

Sara’s much anticipated Debut EP Glitter Skies will be released this coming March.

Sara Ryan brings a unique voice to the Irish music scene with memorable lyrics conveying stories as real as they are raw.
2018 is the year the world will discover this wonderful voice.
3rd of March – Nelliefreds, Dingle.
16th of March – The Moat Theatre, Naas.(supporting Mick Flannery)

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Lisa Hannigan Premieres new video ‘Undertow’

Singer-songwriter Lisa Hannigan today unveils the music video for her new single ‘Undertow’.
The track is the latest taken from Hannigan’s critically acclaimed third album ‘At Swim’ released through Play It Again Sam. Produced by Aaron Dessner, the album entered the UK Charts at No. 24 giving Lisa her highest charting album to date in the UK (and first to chart within the UK Top 50) – whilst in Ireland, Hannigan repeated the success of her second album ‘Passenger’ by scoring her second Irish No. 1, in the process becoming one of the few artists globally to keep Frank Ocean off the top spot. It’s also been announced that ‘At Swim’ is shortlisted for the 2017 Irish Choice Music Prize – earning Hannigan her third nomination in a row.
Following her sold out show at The Roundhouse in London on 28th January, Hannigan heads to North America for tour dates next month, with stops in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Boston, Philadelphia and more. See below for complete tour details.
Additionally, while in the US, Hannigan will perform ‘Undertow’ on “The Late Late Show with James Corden” on Tuesday, February 14.
After touring for two years in support of her previous album ‘Passenger’, Hannigan began writing songs for ‘At Swim’. Although she struggled to write new material while being in London, away from home and from what she describes as her “usual anchors and points of reference,” Hannigan had a breakthrough when she got an email out of the blue from Aaron Dessner – guitarist in The National and producer of Dark Was the Night and records by Sharon Van Etten, This Is The Kit and Frightened Rabbit, among others. Working with Dessner and rediscovering the collaborative spirit she’d missed in Dublin enabled Hannigan to see her life in London in a different light. ‘At Swim’ is in part about homesickness and isolation as well as about love.

LISA HANNIGAN LIVE

February 13 – Santa Ana, CA, Constellation Room
February 15 – Los Angeles, CA, Teragram Ballroom
February 18 – San Francisco, CA, Slim’s
February 20 – New York, NY, Bowery Ballroom
February 21 – Boston, MA, Brighton Music Hall
February 23 – Washington, DC, U Street Music Hall
February 25- Philadelphia, PA, Underground Arts

 

PRAISE FOR ‘AT SWIM’

 

“An album so intimate, so up-close you could be in the room with it. Beautiful”

Sunday Times (Album Of The Week)

 

“These are stunningly pretty songs with powerful undercurrents”

★★★★ The Guardian

 

“Could well be the most beautiful album of the year”

★★★★  Evening Standard


“A triumph”

★★★★  Independent (Album Of The Week)

 

“A thing of real loveliness, subtle and gauzy but loaded with emotion”

★★★★  Daily Telegraph (Album Of The Week)

 

“Hannigan’s soaring vocals never falter”

★★★★  The Observer

 

“Haunting… Hannigan moves to the dark side”

8/10 Uncut

 

“The sound is textured and powerful; the songs are sober, serious and lovely”

★★★★  Mail On Sunday