Yana releases debut EP, Distant Shore

Singer-songwriter Yana has released her debut EP Distant Shore, a powerful collection of folk songs inspired by friends and the sounds of Ireland.   Distant Shore features four carefully formed tracks, three of which, “Distant Shore”, “Will You Be There” and “Trapped In A Cage” have all been released previously and played extensively on radio. Distant Shore also contains “The Book Of Your Life”, a song … Continue reading Yana releases debut EP, Distant Shore

David Keenan: A Beginner’s Guide to Bravery

The wait is finally over. Dundalk’s David Keenan has released his long-awaited debut album A Beginner’s Guide to Bravery after a string of successful EPs, and reclessreviews couldn’t be happier. Keenan is well known for being a storyteller. However, the greatest story he’s written may very well be his own. Having moved to Liverpool in his teens to busk on its streets, to returning to … Continue reading David Keenan: A Beginner’s Guide to Bravery

David Keenan-Evidence of Living

(Sigh) What a shame it is this EP has to end after 23 minutes. What a shame that all of David Keenan’s EPs released over the last two years have ended too soon. While each release offers proof of his outstanding talent, Evidence of Living gives us a complete collection of songs that bind all that has come before it together. The most surprising thing … Continue reading David Keenan-Evidence of Living

boygenius-boygenius

boygenius are an indie trio who are also somewhat of a “supergroup”. The group is made up of Julien Baker, Phoebe Bridgers and Lucy Dacus. These 3 young musicians have all released critically acclaimed albums over the last 3 years and by coming together they’ve created something special. They came to my attention from one of Pitchfork’s excellent reviews, one I could never match and … Continue reading boygenius-boygenius

Neutral Milk Hotel-On Avery Island

Last year I blabbered on about how great Neutral Milk Hotel are and how their record ‘In the Aeroplane Over the Sea’ is one of my favourites. While that is true, their debut record ‘On Avery Island’ is something of a mystery to me. I’ve gone over it twice in the last week and I can’t quite decide whether I like it or not. Let me … Continue reading Neutral Milk Hotel-On Avery Island

Mick Flannery-White Lies

Recently I’ve been delving into the world of Irish music and going back over some of my favourite Irish artists work. Mick Flannery is an artist I hadn’t listened to in a long time so I started from the beginning with ‘Evening Train’ which I thought was a pretty solid debut record. ‘White Lies’ followed 3 years later in 2008 and the though his debut was … Continue reading Mick Flannery-White Lies