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Faraway Martin – Falling In Your Sleep (Official Music Video)

ZAPHO – DO LIKE I DO (Official Video)

ZAPHO released her debut single ‘Do Like I Do’ on iTunes, Spotify, Google, Apple, Deezer, etc. through Distrokid. From Rathfarnham, Dublin, 25-year-old singer, songwriter, musician, producer and performer ZAPHO (aka Ele Breslin) writes the kind of smart, svelte electro-pop/soul songs that arrive only from an intuitive understanding of the form.

Do Like I Do was a long time in the making. Written and produced by ZAPHO, with varying inputs from various producers, Steve McCann, Andy Savours and Steve Osbourne, this single is truly the product of creative collaboration. Reefing Pop by its neck collar, ZAPHO’s debut single is set to turn our senses on their toes, reminding us of what we love about Pop as a genre, while unsettling our expectations of what it should be. Like ZAPHO herself, Do Like I Do, is a standalone piece, but in the same breath the song is a resounding shout-out to that feeling of doing whatever we want to do, whenever we want to do it while owning the confidence of knowing you’re great at what you do. Do Like I Do, was mixed by James Darkin of Dublin’s Herbert Lane Studio and mastered by Pete Maher.

The Lost Brothers – Come Tomorrow (Official)

The Lost Brothers, Oisin Leech from Navan and Mark McCausland from Omagh, have released a new video and single entitled “Come Tomorrow” ahead of their upcoming Irish Theatre Tour this December. The song is taken from their 2018 album “Halfway Towards A Healing” which has been nominated for Album Of The Year at the upcoming RTE Folk Awards and has received widespread critical acclaim since its release including making The Irish Times’ Best Albums Of 2018. The band will be playing at the awards in Vicar St next Thursday, 25th Oct.

The video is by Tyrone video maker James Coyle, who has combined tour footage filmed on the road with a montage of 1950s TV and B movies which keep the band entertained while they travel from gig to gig.

This is the third video James has done for us” says Mark. “He is a busy cat. He could be in the depths of New Orleans making a documentary on moonshiners, or halfway across the Atlantic Ocean drinking brandy. It captures the song and frames it inside a battered TV from the 50s, like a lost mind frantically flicking through the static, stumbling in and out of consciousness, walking the thin line between dreams and reality. We are sure it means something. We just don’t know what. We love it” says Mark from The Lost Brothers.

The song was produced by Howe Gelb in Tucson is partly inspired by hearing Tim Rose’s self -titled 1967 album which was recommended by a pal Sheffield musician Richard Hawley. 

The song was probably the last addition to Halfway Towards A Healing” remembers Oisin. “The Tim Rose album was a massive influence and the lyrics were written while walking the countryside up around Omagh in the Gortin Glen in County Tyrone. We also had Johnny Cash’s mysterious 1963 Irish Tour in mind when writing the song. We had often been told about this tour and we hear that they recently found the tapes. James, who made the video, added some old 1950s TV footage to some tour footage we had filmed so as to make sure things don’t get too serious.”

The Lost Brothers will Tour Canada in February next and return to Australia in  April 2019.

The Lost Brothers December Irish Theatre tour dates are as follows…

Dec 13 An Grianan Theatre Letterkenny Co. Donegal.

Dec 14 Strule Arts Theatre, Omagh Co. Tyrone. 

Dec 15 Backstage Theatre, Longford Co. Longford.

Dec 21 Live At St Luke’s Cork City Co. Cork

Dec 22 Town Hall Theatre Westport Co. Mayo

Dec 23 Solstice Arts Theatre Navan Co. Meath 

Jan 23 2019 St. Michans Church Dublin.

All tickets available from www.thelostbrothersband.com 

Danny G & the Major 7ths // Say When feat. Osmojam (Official Video)

Say When is a love song: an apology to a partner for not paying her enough attention, for not listening. Danny G takes the first verse, full of promise and remorse. The female part of the duet is sung by French artist Osmojam who asks for action, not apologies.

On a wider social level, we heard echoes of these feelings in the Repeal movement.

The Republic of Ireland was not listening to its women, and the historic referendum result in May 2018 was experienced by many as an acknowledgement of the pain caused, an apology, and a promise to do better.

Both this movement and the activists involved gave us hope for the future – that our daughters could be raised in a fairer, more just society. There is still much work to be done. I hope this video serves as a small but fitting tribute to everyone involved with the cause, and a celebration of their momentous success.

Dea Matrona – Just Wanna Rock [Official Video]

CARRON :: Even Sad Birds Sing (Official Video)

Potholes by The Shruggs

Alice Robinson – Rise

Having already charmed crowds at a number of Irish festivals including Carrickmacross Arts Festival and Gothic Species Festival, Louth-based artist Alice Robinson is now ready to share her spellbinding debut single.

Exploring the theme of inequality in modern society, ‘Rise’ oozes an overwhelming, stirring emotion.

 Flowing with twinkling hooks and Robinson’s soaring, cinematic vocals, it’s driven by a subtle, haunting power and grandiose ethereal aura.

 Bringing to mind the beguiling musicality of the likes of Tori Amos or PJ Harvey, ‘Rise’ is an epic, and truly immersive, debut from the Irish songwriter. (Get in Her Ears, 2018)

SICK LOVE – ARE YOU READY (Live at Herbert Place Studios)

Rebecca Geary
Conor McLoughlin
Sean O’Connor
Cormac O’Neill

Hope – Conor Ward

The video was shot by the award winning Crude Media in conjunction with Limerick Suicide Watch to raise awareness for mental health and those suffering in silence. To coincide with the release of the song and video, Ward will play three headline shows (Whelan’s, Dolan’s and Garbo’s) in October with all the proceeds going to Pieta House and Limerick Suicide Watch. They are gigs that Conor is very much looking to after he has been busy gigging the length and breadth of Ireland along with being offered support slots for Hermitage Green, The Stunning as well headlining a show of his own in the iconic Whelan’s.

His new single, “Hope”, deals with themes of mental health, anxiety and depression. However, the ultimate message of the song is one of finding hope. Recorded and produced by the excellent Dave Skelton, the result is a poignant yet infectiously catchy indie pop song. Speaking about the release Conor remarked the importance of it to him personally saying, “I feel when I’m writing, if I’m passionate about the topic, the material flows naturally. At the core of the song is a hope for open dialogue about mental health and breaking the stigma associated with it. The ultimate message is one of hope“.