WABI-SABI SOUL is the title of Dylan Tighe’s second album out today April 15th, but it also serves as an apt description of the sound, and spirit, of the Dubliner’s new album. Wabi-Sabi Soul is Dylan’s vision in deeply personal song and lyrics of how the tenets of ‘wabi-sabi’ – a Japanese world view or aesthetic centered on the acceptance of transience and imperfection – can be applied to the search for his personal re-birth. Album available as a digital download exclusively from dylantighe.bandcamp.com €10.
Sample Answer has revealed the video for his brand new track ‘Collision’ which is the title track from his forthcoming EP released on April 22nd through ACP recordings / Essential Music.
‘Collision’ sees Sample Answer take on a new dreamy, hypnotic sound – while other tracks on the EP channel his unique folk rock sound with an urban twist. Recorded in London, Sample Answer has teamed up with previous producers Lestyn Polson (David Bowie and Patti Smith) as well as Hugh Fothergill (Bipolar Sunshine, Ed Sheeran, Kodaline, Nitin Sawhney) to record the new EP.
Having already released two EP’s in 2015 Sample Answer has received wide support for previous singles ‘Good Boy’ and ‘Textile Baby’ with BBC’s Annie Mac and Zane Lowe playing the tracks on their shows. Pigeons and Planes also included Sample Answer in their tips for “artists about to blow.“
HAWK who formed in its current line-up in spring 2013, is quickly becoming a favourite of Lauren Laverne, Steve Lamacq, Frank Skinner, Simon Raymonde among many others in the UK, together with being playlisted by XFM, BBC Radio 6 and Amazing Radio to name a few. While May 2015’s ‘Glass’ (released in solidarity with the Irish Marriage Equality YES campaign) has been the attraction for some new admirers in media circles in the UK, others such as Tom Robinson & Dave Rowntree have been following the band for some time. Of the band’s ‘Clock Hands’ (rel spring 2015) UK release BBC Radio 6’s Tom Robinson is quoted as saying “Clock Hands is one of the strongest records we’ve played all year”, and Dave Rowntree of XFM “Almost impossibly beautiful”
Brand new AltR&B band B ARQ have just released their debut single “Gentle Kind of Lies”, in March 2016, and are currently preparing for their EP launch in Whelan’s on May 29th.
BARQ are a high energy 4piece, fronted by acclaimed vocalist Jess Kav.
Jess had a great 2015 as a successful sessionvocalist. Highlights included playing with Lethal Dialect, Le Galaxie, Kodaline and Jape. After years of making a name for herself, this will be Jess Kav’s debut fronting an original project.
Alongside Jess, BARQ consists of some of Ireland’s finest musicians; Stephen McHale (Lethal Dialect, Loah, Róisín O), Tommy Gray (Monster Monster, Zaska) and Neil Dorrington (Ryan Sheridan, Damien Dempsey).
The single was recorded by Alwyn Walker at Westland Studios, mixed by S cott Halliday at Orphan Recording and mastered by GrammyNominated, Andrei Eremin (Hiatus Kaiyote, Chet Faker, Miami Horror).
“Gentle Kind Of Lies” has already been picked up on Spotify’s New Music Friday playlist in the UK and Brazil. Their single was exclusively hosted on Nialler9’s awardwinning blog and their video premiered on Goldenplec.
Video Produced by the mighty Bold Puppy
Directed by Luke Daly
Edited by James Murphy
DOP: Kevin Minogue
Drone Footage by Mike Croghan