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Premiere: Cut Once – Playing With Fire

Cut Once

Cut Once

Irish electro band Cut Once is comprised of Aisling Browne (formerly of Solar Taxi) and Michael Heffernan. The pair met at Temple Lane Studios, where Michael is also Head Engineer.

Bringing a darker side to techno, Cut Once is starting to develop a bit of a cult following in Dublin and further afield.

The old school-inspired video starts by following a girl singing and dancing along to their new track ‘Playng With Fire’. Upon first glance, this could easily be a 90’s pop video, however the video soon delves into something a little darker, as the girl enters a Cut Once show in an industrial venue.

It’s a perfectly fitting video for what is a really cool track.

Sounds like: Banks, Blood Orange, Jessie Ware, ASTR, Empathy Test

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Sorcha Richardson – Petrol Station

Sorcha Richardson by Matthew Zach Kelly

Sorcha Richardson by Matthew Zach Kelly

Sorcha Richardson is a musician from Dublin, who now resides in New York City

‘Petrol station’, which has been produced by Baile,  is a backstory of Richardson’s, played out in her spoken word.

Sounds like: Poema, Bo Rocha, First Aid Kit

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My Violet – Disintegrate

 

My Violet - Disintegrate

My Violet – Disintegrate

My Violet is an indie trio from Dublin, Ireland.

Their knee-shakingly good debut track ‘Disintegrate’ has been produced by Philip Magee (Kodaline, Miles Kane).

With anthemic qualities written all over it and an interlude to die for, My Violet is definitely one to watch.

Sounds like: Crystal Fighters, Kodaline, Osca, Young Kato, Miles Kane, The Academic, Young Mass

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Go Wolf – Friction

Go Wolf

Go Wolf

Meet indie synth group, Go Wolf.

Go Wolf unintentionally formed at a Belfast poetry night and with two tracks under their belt, they are releasing their latest single, ‘Friction’.

It’s a catchy and upbeat indie track about the tribulations of love.

Listen below:

‘Friction’ is due out on the 10 March via Ooh La La Records. It is the first track taken from Go Wolf’s forthcoming EP under the name ‘Running’, that will feature four brand new tracks.

Sounds like: Alpine, Kid Astray, Dutch Uncles, The Levity, Metronomy, Bastille, Wild Beasts, The 1975, CSS

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All Tvvins – Thank You

All Tvvins

All Tvvins

All Tvvins is an indie rock duo from Dublin, consisting of Conor Adams & Lar Kaye.

They cite influences from TV On The Radio and Animal Collective.

It’s nice to see some classic indie rock in the mix. Watch the video to ‘Thank You’ below:

They have some live dates coming up, including supporting Jungle, and they’ve already played support dates with Arcade Fire and Pixies.

We are expecting big things from All Tvvins in 2015!

Sounds like: The Editors, White Lies, Jungle, Arcade Fire, Pixies, TV On The Radio, Animal Collective.

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Jape – Seance of Light

Jape is the project of Dublin-based Richie Egan.

Think expansive electronica.

The Dave Tynan-directed video for ‘Seance of Light’ follows Dave Rudden‘s humorous short story ‘Bleach’, which witnesses an interview unfold after the job hunter’s friend spikes his tea with a tab of acid.

‘Seance of Light’ has been taken from Jape’s latest album, ‘This Chemical Sea’ which can be purchased on iTunes now.

Sounds like: Cut Copy, Depeche Mode

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Blooms – Guilty

Blooms

Blooms

Irish born, London based artist Blooms (aka Louise Cunnane) has had an impressive 2014.

Following on from the ‘If EP’, Blooms announces her debut London show at Servant Jazz Quarters on 25 February 2015 and releases new track ‘Guilty’.

Sultry vocals and warped beats by producer Kobina, the track was set to feature on her debut EP as a bonus track, but is now being given away as a free download.

Buy tickets here.

Sounds like: Banks, Sóley, La Roux

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The David Nelligan Thing – Who Is Silvia?

David Nelligan Who is Synthia

The David Nelligan Thingfrom Cork, Ireland, released album ‘Dark Matters’ earlier this year; a folk-pop melting pop with some impressive DIY home-made music videos. Having now found a more synth driven, indietronica sound, The David Nelligan Thing have released a new E.P, the title track of which is ‘Who Is Silvia?’, an arrangement based on lyrics by William Shakespeare. 

The track uses overdriven synth bass lines, with lightly pulsating melody lines, and the video includes the Kansas City Civic Ballet, adapting their scarf-dance from Léo Delibes’s ballet ‘Sylvia’ to the new banging beats and swirling synths of TDNT’s ‘Who Is Silvia? (By William Shakespeare)’.

The David Nelligan Thing’s E.P. ‘Who Is Synthia?’ is now available to download for free (or to pay!) on Bandcamp.

Sounds like; Eels, Röyksopp
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Two Door Cinema Club – Changing of the Seasons

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Irish electro-poppers Two Door Cinema Club have made a brand new video for ‘Changing of the Seasons’ which you can view below. The video depicts the band members having a very awkward press conference, and taking great offence to one Journalist (played by Ewan McIntosh from The Office) implying that reaching fame must have been harder for these lads, than other bands.

Although it’s not 100% clear, it’s implied that the band’s lack of good looking members may be the reason everyone is surprised by their success. Either-way, whatever the journalist was insinuating, it didn’t go down well….

Two Door Cinema Club frontman Alex Trimble has said their next album won’t be out until 2015, which is a long time to wait! Let’s hope there’s a few more single releases before then.

Sounds like; Phoenix, Hot Chip, Passion Pit

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