EXCLUSIVE: the drive. returns with Mossbawn

We’ve featured Cork alt-rockers the drive. on reclessreviews before. Today we’re delighted to bring you an exclusive listen of their upcoming single, “Mossbawn”. On “Mossbawn”, an enveloping guitar-driven track, the drive. sound in complete control of their craft ahead of the release of their debut EP which comes out later this month. Previous releases “Anchor” and “Cigarettes and Lemonade” have placed the drive. among the … Continue reading EXCLUSIVE: the drive. returns with Mossbawn

RUNOFFBROKE: Wish You Knew

Rising Dublin rapper RUNOFFBROKE is back with his fifth single of the year – but it’s not what you’d expect. That’s because this time, RUNOFFBROKE is all loved up, kinda.  On, “Wish You Knew”, RUNOFFBROKE oozes confidence and delivers his usual effortless flow. This time however, he does so against a beat that combines influences of afrobeat, dancehall, and deephouse, while detailing “A toxic relationship … Continue reading RUNOFFBROKE: Wish You Knew

Casa Nueva: With You

Casa Nueva is an indie-pop project created in isolation by Adam Lundy (Bleakhaus) and Zach Mulcahy. Today, I’d like to tell you about their debut release “With You”. “With You” is a catchy indie number that feeds off a flowing synth melody but also delves into an emotive solo that communicates the feelings of the narrator. Influenced by the likes of The War on Drugs … Continue reading Casa Nueva: With You

Mark Geary returns with The Forest

Mark Geary, one of Ireland’s finest singer-songwriters, has returned with a beautiful new single, “The Forest”. A stunning acoustic track supported by emotive backing vocals and keys, we hear the thoughtful, reflective lyricism which Geary is known for once again rise to the fore. On writing “The Forest”, Geary says: “I woke up from a dream and there was a storm outside the window here … Continue reading Mark Geary returns with The Forest

Introducing the drive.

Signed to Waterford based record label Egg Twelve, the drive. is an alt-rock three-piece from Cork. They cite Manchunian legends The Stone Roses, Oasis, and The Smiths as their influences. They released their debut single “Cigarettes and Lemonade” in early 2020, with their earlier mentioned influences a strong presence on the track. For a debut release, “Cigarettes and Lemonade” certainly doesn’t sound like a starting … Continue reading Introducing the drive.

MUNKY: Closed Door Policy

The new music Fridays just keep coming and today we have a little treat for you. MUNKY has released their latest single “Closed Door Policy” two weeks ahead of schedule to keep us entertained during isolation. 2019 was a big year for the band as they released their debut EP, Un, Deux, Trois, Cat, and toured Europe with Meat Puppets. As with previous releases, “Closed Door … Continue reading MUNKY: Closed Door Policy

Whipping Boy: Heartworm

For Whipping Boy, two lines from their 1995 classic Heartworm resonate more than any others. Toward the end of “When We Were Young”, Fearghal McKee sings: “What might have been, When we were young.” 25 years on, those lyrics are sure to stir their share of emotions. Heartworm was going to be their big label breakout, their rise from critically acclaimed to universal adored, but … Continue reading Whipping Boy: Heartworm

Stephen McCloskey: Whatever EP

Stephen McCloskey has a journeyman’s background, but he may have just found the road home. Having been part of several successful local bands in the past, including Watershed, The Dead Waits and The Hunky McCoy’s Blues Band, he’s going it alone and so far, it sounds like an excellent decision. Released in late November 2019, Whatever is Stephen’s debut EP. Having released two singles in … Continue reading Stephen McCloskey: Whatever EP

Anamoe Drive: Goodbye & Goodluck

This week’s Track of the Week comes courtesy of one of Ireland’s newest acts. Or, at least that’s until you dig a little deeper into who Anamoe Drive really is and learn…you know what, I’ll let you do your own digging. Their debut single “Goodbye & Goodluck” dropped recently and I can’t stop listening. So be careful, once you press play below, or on Spotify, … Continue reading Anamoe Drive: Goodbye & Goodluck

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