In studio: Pete Fagan
Featured album/EP: Dark Arts – Mark Stoermer(David Hopkins)
Sunday 7th August 2016
8pm – 9pm
|1||RISING WATER||JAMES VINCENT MCMORROW|
|2||KEY TO YOUR DREAMS||PEARSE HALPIN – ALBUM|
|3||TAKE ME ON DOWN||
|4||MANY SUITS LIVE**|
|5||GOTTA GO LIVE**|
|11||TERRY SAID||VULPYNES AUG2 T7|
|12||NO HONOUR AMONG THIEVES||DIVIDE OF EVERYTHING AUG1 T7|
|13||GAA JERSEY||GOATS DON’T SHAVE|
|14||OUT OF LOVE||BELL X 1|
9pm – 10pm
– DARK ARTS –
CO-PRODUCED – DAVID HOPKINS
FIRST IRISH RADIO AIRPLAY
|2||ARE YOUR STARS OUT|
|3||THE BREAK IN|
|6||SPARE THE ONES THAT WEEP|
|7||TAKE MY TIME|
|8||TOW THE LINE|
|9||WHAT WAS IN-BETWEEN|
|10||BLOOS & GUTS|
|14||ROCKSTAR – PETER M.SMITH|
The idea behind the lyrics and video to Get It Back is about reliving teenage years. A nostalgic time, completely free of stress and responsibility, where getting up to mischief with mates was a rite of passage. This authentic video was shot in Limerick, Shannon and West Cork and directed by Limerick man, Stephen Hall, who has just returned from the Cannes Film Festival, where his film SAFE was selected for screening.
IASCA (Irish Association of Songwriters, Composers and Authors) currently run the initiative PLAYIRISH USA – to promote Irish music internationally. The Irish music media (radio, TV, press, blogs) choose the music for PLAYIRISH USA each month, and ‘Stylin’ was selected by the panel to appear on the partner website IrishCentral.com, which receives over 4 million visitors a month.
The new song is taken from EDEN’s new EP ‘i think you think too much of me’, due for release on August 19, and available for pre-order today
Hailing from Dublin, 20-year-old vocalist, producer, and multi-instrumentalist EDEN releases the official video for his new track ‘Sex’.
Both the song and the video (which was directed by Toby Morris) follow the dissolution of a young couple’s relationship. The emotions can be heard in the explosive highs with strong instrumentation and vocals followed by the raw, vulnerable lows. The track is taken from EDEN’s upcoming EP titled ‘i think you think too much of me’ out August 19, 2016 and currently available as an instant download when you pre-order the EP on iTunes. In addition, fans can get the new single when they pre-order the EP or a variety of exclusive physical packages from EDEN’s store.
Growing up in Dublin, EDEN never truly followed the typical music path. Classically trained from a young age, it wasn’t until he began learning new instruments on his own that he discovered his passion for songwriting. Frustrated with the lack of creative control in bands and orchestral groups, EDEN began to hone his production talents at the age of 16. From the bedroom of his childhood home he began to cultivate a large online following, and establish in his own mind the vision for EDEN’s future.
Utilising a ‘less-is-more’ approach, EDEN emphasises a blend of organic and synthesised instruments to create a unique and visceral sound. He seamlessly blends elements of influences that range from Queen and Skrillex to Kendrick Lamar and Hans Zimmer.
In August 2015, EDEN released his debut EP ‘End Credits’. The free release, which he wrote and produced entirely in his bedroom, has amassed over 30 million cumulative streams to date. As a follow up to the success of End Credits, EDEN made one of his boldest moves yet: releasing his unique cover of Michael Jackson’s ‘Billie Jean’ in November 2015. The cover gained a million cumulative streams in just a week, hitting #1 on HypeM’s popular chart and landing a spot in Spotify’s New Music Friday, demonstrating EDEN’s resonance with his ever-growing fan base.
August Wells return to Irish airwaves ahead of their biggest tour to date, kicking off with the release of ‘She Was a Question’ and their appearance at the Interlude Festival on Friday June 24.
Ken Griffin and John Rauchenberger’s melancholic odes have struck a chord with music listeners here with a string of singles that has also seen them received warmly by critics and music shows across the dial. By turns writing music that speaks of the fragility of the human condition while all the while providing an uplifting swing and groove, August Wells are building nicely towards an imminent album and a summer of content.
‘She Was a Question’ is as much as curiosity as the title suggests, melding some ethereal keys and strings, with a tranquil bass line supplied by New York-based Corkonian, Graham Finn, and peppered with a soft sounding flugel horn. August Wells continue to release poignant singles that defy the transparency of much of today’s vacuous fare, leading the listener on all-to-brief vignettes that provide something of a welcome break from the norm.
Fri 24th Jun – Interlude Festival – Dublin IRL
Sat 25th Jun – Sailors Bar – Clare Island IRL
Sun 26th Jun – Sea Sessions Music & Surf Festival – Bundoran IRL
Thurs 30th Jun – Mike the Pies – Listowel IRL
Fri 1st Jul – Coughlan’s – Cork IRL
Sat 2nd Jul – Levis – Ballydehob IRL
Fri 8th Jul – The Cave, Junction Festival – Clonmel IRL
Sat 9th Jul – Pine Lodge – Myrtleville IRL
Tues 12th Jul – Bom Banes – Brighton UK
Wed 13th Jul – The Islington – London UK
Sat 16th Jul – The Railway Hotel – Southend-on-Sea UK
Fri 22nd Jul – The Hot Spot – Greystones IRL
Sat 23rd Jul – The Workmans Club – Dublin IRL
Sun 24th Jul – Knockanstockan Festival – Blessington IRL
Thurs 28th Jul – Kasbah Social Club – Limerick IRL
Sun 31st Jul – Indiependence Music & Arts Festival – Mitchelstown IRL
Pothole In The Sky is Lisa O’Neill’s third album, following 2013’s Choice-nominated Same Cloth Or Not and her debut release Has An Album.
The album was produced and recorded in Black Box studios, France by David Odlum.
On her way to heaven, Lisa O’Neill hit “a pothole in the sky”…..a perfect way to start this tale, this journey, this album. Because all great things and all great art usually stems from a bump in the road – or a pothole in the sky.
Throughout the course of this album O’Neill’s voice goes to all sorts of places, and the music – provided by Mossy Nolan, Emma Smith, Joseph Doyle and Seamus Fogarty – follows her like a dark swirling storm.
Talking about the video, Jason Kearney says –
“Lisa approached me to make a video for Pothole In the Sky after our collaboration on the album cover was such an enriching experience for both of us. When I heard a rough edit of Pothole In the Sky I was haunted. Such soulful and poetic lyrics, the songs beauty resonated deeply with me from the first listen. The sincerity in her voice hits me every time. I had the task to represent the theme of mortality, as reflected in the lyrics in a dualistic manner. Certainty and acceptance of death is something I think about quite regularly. It was such a challenge at first I had no idea how to achieve this visually, but the clips I found after scanning through hundreds of hours of archival footage all connected together to create a narrative that I hope does the song justice”
“My viewing point is from the planet earth and my perspective is influenced by my environment and emotional experiences. My perceptions are as individual, debatable, ever-changing and as unimportant as anyone’s” admits O’Neill. “The more I know, the smaller I feel, the smaller I feel the more I wonder, the more I wonder, the more I ask and the more I learn the more I’m moved. I’m young and my life is tiny in the greater scale of things. If a star blinked, it would miss me, yet I can say ‘stars, you’ve been lovely to watch for so long’”.
The track is released on 6th May with REWS playing a lots of IRL/UK dates to support the release including The Great Escape Showcase Festival where they will join a select few Irish artists including Pleasure Beach, Mmoths and Ciaran Lavery.
Renowned bluesman, songwriter and harmonica supremo Don Baker has joined forces with the irrepressible Irish blues singer Clara Rose for an album called Baker Rose to be released on April 7th, 2016.
‘The Hardest Way’ is the first single taken from the album and is on release now.
A key guest on the album is noted Irish jazz guitarist Louis Stewart who adds his unique style to the track ‘Lost Lover Blues’.
Baker Rose embarked on an extensive live tour last summer, an experience that was so successful that recording a full album was nigh on inevitable. While the tracks on Baker Rose embrace an eclectic mix of folk, rock, country and jazz, neither Don nor Clara strays far from their blues roots.
Baker-Rose contains 11 tracks and a delicate blend of original tunes by both Baker and Rose as well as a couple of covers. Either singer can take over vocal duties with equal aplomb, but when they share vocals they can take a song to places it’s never been before! Along the way, their lyrical pre-occupations range from love won and lost to religion, politics, drugs, life and death.
The entire Baker Rose album was produced and engineered by Baker who also played slide guitar, electric guitar and acoustic guitar alongside his trademark harmonica.
Rose’s expressive vocals featured on Baker’s 2013 duets album My Songs, My Friends, and her releases include a solo album A Portfolio in 2012, followed by an EP Queen of the Late Night Radio. Baker has an impressive catalogue of albums, and his legendary harmonica playing has attracted acclaim from artists as varied as Nashville session musician Charlie McCoy and U2’s Bono.
Eoin Glackin, who is known for his passionate story-telling and roots-rock style, is set to show another side to his song writing within The Club Classic EP which features upbeat, pop-infused songs, at times more influenced by Prince and Beck and Kris Kristofferson.
As an artist, ever- evolving and experimenting with his own sound and style, Glackin pushed himself far beyond his comfort zone from his self-titled Hotpress Award nominated album and his most recent EP Pretty Girl, to bring together a contrasting collection of original tunes.
Eoin tells of the transition and formation of the curiously titled track Club Classic: “I had the lyric idea in my head but I thought it might be something I could write for another singer someday, but I couldn’t leave it be and I ended up just writing it for myself. It’s really a love song.”
Despite the new sonic-shift, the Dublin singer assembled his long-time producer Ian Grimble, a veteran, and his long running band to tackle the new songs, while also enlisting some fresh blood in upcoming Irish producer Paddy Hunt, whom Eoin first met at an IMRO seminar.
With a keen wit and knack for creating and sharing stories alike, his original style is by no means abandoned but merely developed; adding a unique layer to the and highly anticipated musical sound.
The tracks featured on The Club Classic EP can be heard live as Eoin and his full band take to the Workman’s Club stage on Saturday 16 April.
“His songs make an instant connection” – Irish Independent
“Some of the best lyrics almost and listener will have heard” – Fatea Magazine