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. DistantContinue 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 inContinue reading “David Keenan: A Beginner’s Guide to Bravery”

Bob Dylan-Talkin’ New York

I’ve been going back through Bob Dylan’s records recently and “Talkin’ New York” is a track that has stood out. One of only two original tracks on Dylan’s debut Bob Dylan, the song is an early indicator of his lyrical prowess.   Check out “Talkin’ New York” below:

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 allContinue 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 oneContinue 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’tContinue reading “Neutral Milk Hotel-On Avery Island”

VOTE VILE!

VOTE VILE! Or at least get a ticket to his Vicar Street show on November 14th. I’m going, and isn’t that reason enough to get one!? Only messing! Kurt Vile’s been making great music for almost two decades, firstly releasing two records as lead guitarist of The War On Drugs and four solo records since.Continue reading “VOTE VILE!”