Sean and Conor Price cause a STORM with new single, straight at #1 on iTunes!

Straight in at No.1 today is the new single from Sean and Conor Price ‘STORM’ 

Other artist’s in the top 10 today on iTunes chart include:
Lewis Capaldi
Sam Smith 
Ariana Grande
Calvin Harris 
and Ava Max

Listen to it here>>>

After a successful 2018 Sean and Conor Price have plenty of new music to bring to their fans in 2019. They have been working extremely hard in studio and recording. And are now ready to cause a storm through the music scene.

They released their mini album ‘Dreamer’ in late 2019, which hit the charts and went straight in at #8 in the TOP 10 Irish National Charts. Sandwiched between the likes of George Ezra, Ed Sheeran and Dua Lipa, they were the only Independent act to get in the Top charts that week! 

Today, Friday Feb 8th, ‘STORM’ landed straight in at #1 on the iTunes Singles charts in good company with Lewis Capaldi, Sam Smith, Ariana Grande, Calvin Harris and Ava Max.

They have been working with producers and writers in London, Stockholm and Dublin. On the Single ‘Storm’, Sean and Conor have teamed up with Wild Youth band member Conor O’Donohoe to co-write the track.

“Storm is a youthful pop song about a girl who is exciting but you know she is bad news, just like a Storm” 

Sean and Conor will also be very busy with their 13 date 2019 Tour starting in Kilkenny on February 26th. They will play the Olympia Theatre Dublin on June 29th.

Link to venues and show dates below:

Limerick March Saturday 2nd LimeTree BUY NOW

Drogheda April Tuesday 16th TL Theatre BUY NOW

Ennis April Wednesday 17th Glor  BUY NOW

Thurles April Thursday 18th Source BUY NOW

Dublin June Saturday 29th The Olympia BUY NOW

Cork July Saturday 6th Everyman Theatre BUY NOW

Sligo July Tuesday 9th Hawkswell BUY NOW

Letterkenny July Friday 12th An Grianin BUY NOW

Dundalk July Saturday 13th An Tain BUY NOW

Wexford July Saturday 20th National Opera House BUY NOW

Belfast August Saturday 10th Waterfront Studio BUY NOW

Castlebar August Saturday 17th Royal Theatre BUY NOW

www.seanandconorpricemusic.com

Sonja Sleator announces new EP and Single

Critically acclaimed singer songwriter from Northern Ireland, Sonja Sleator, announces brand new Single : ‘GOODBYE’ March 1st and EP: ‘VIOLENT STRAWBERRY’ April 5th

+ Upcoming gigs:

6 Feb – McHugh’s Belfast – supporting Another Sky – info

15 March – Sin É Dublin – supporting Daniel John Paxton

Sonja Sleator has established herself as one of Northern Ireland’s most recognisable singer/songwriters. Her story driven songs are making her one to watch in the Irish music scene and have led to appearances on local radio, television and at festivals including Hard Working Class Heroes. Sonja has performed across the UK and Ireland, most notably in London’s On’t Sofa Sessions. Outside the UK, she has performed in Nashville, New Orleans and San Francisco, including an appearance on the famous Norm’s Rare Guitars YouTube channel.

Her EP, ADAMS, released in 2017, was described as “one of the best releases of the year” by Dublin 98FM’s John Barker. Lead single, Calla, received radio play on Dublin 98FM, Near FM Sessions, Downtown Radio and Q Radio.

In 2018, Sonja released Ghost, the first single off a new EP titled Violent Strawberry. It achieved airplay across three continents, and was used by festival organisers to promote her performance at Hard Working Class Heroes.

In 2019, Sonja will release her third EP, ‘Violent Strawberry’. The four track EP was recorded with multi-instrumentalist and producer Michael Mormecha at Milbank Studios in Lisburn.

Social Media:

https://www.facebook.com/sonjasleatormusic/

https://twitter.com/sonjasleator?lang=en/

https://www.instagram.com/sonjasleator/?hl=en

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCaEFeA0aRRll9AgG8hezJWw

Rock outfit Skyfever new single ‘KINGS’ available from Feb 4th Online everywhere!

 

Bringing back guitar music to the masses,  to the mainstream, to where it belongs”

MUSIC VIDEO just unveiled:

Skyfever are a rock band from Ireland who are breaking through in a big way, with their music being selected for play in a number of famous sports stadiums. Their infectious rock music has filled the stadiums of Liverpool FC, Chelsea FC, the Tennessee Titans, the world famous New York Yankees and also at the Carolina Panthers 75,000 seater Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina. With this band, rock finds it rightful home!

Legendary rocker Alice Cooper is a fan, and last year he endorsed the band by not only playing their track, The Returning, to listeners of his worldwide-syndicated radio show, Nights with Alice Cooper, but also by personally sharing their track on social media and praising their talent. In fact, radio stations across the USA have recognised Skyfever and they have been played on stations from Philadelphia (WCLH) to Chicago (WZRD) to Nashville, Tennessee (Under the Gun Radio). 

Well known for their blistering live set and with the release of the 2018 EP, Rear View Mirror, the band were nominated for Irish Band of The Year by Pure M Magazine, seen alongside names such as Picture This, The King Kong Company and The Coronas, with Radio Nova describing their single, Sunny Days, as the “anthem of Ireland’s summer”

The UK has got behind Skyfever too, with Jim Gellatly (Amazing Radio) playing their music and the renowned Fred Perry Subculture website name-checking them alongside Otherkin, Heathers and Squarehead as ‘Top 20 Dublin Bands to Watch’. 

Skyfever are Luke Lang on vocals, Brian Clarke on guitar/sounds, Tyson Harding on guitar, Ciaran O’Brien on bass and Karl Hand on drums.  

Links:

https://www.instagram.com/skyfevermusic

https://www.facebook.com/Skyfevermusic/

https://twitter.com/Skyfever1

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Keuning new album Prismism and single Boat Accident Rel Jan 25th

‘The 14 tracks effort boast plenty of Killers-esque New Wave rockers, but also show Keuning indulging a long simmering fascination with electronic sounds, keyboards and drums.’– Rolling Stone Magazine

Keuning, founding member and guitarist from The Killers announces the release of his new single ‘Boat Accident’, taken from Keuning’s debut album Prismism (released January 25th on Thirty Tigers).

Listen to ‘Boat Accident’ HERE 

‘Boat Accident’ is a combination of infectious guitars and ethereal synths creating a contagious sound which resonates with the listener long after the song has come to a close. The track follows his debut solo song, ‘Restless Legs’, and title track, ‘Prismism’.

Prismism is the result, a collection of 14 tracks – with all the instruments, save some drum parts, played by Keuning himself – which, like the title says, sees things from all sides, focusing on details without missing the big picture. The album examines our basic relationships and interactions, with family, friends and co-workers, how one can feel trapped by their surroundings, as well as those that rely on them, emotionally and/or professionally. The album is inspired by the very thing that brought him here in the first place – the music.

“The lyrics speak for themselves,” Dave says of the first single. “’Got restless legs/And a restless heart,’ that’s just what came pouring out of me. It was all I could think of… No other subjects came to mind. It was all I had. The beauty of the words is they’re open-ended enough that you can relate them to your own situation.

More than 17 years have passed since Iowa transplant Dave Keuning placed an ad in the local Las Vegas Weekly looking to form a band, mentioning Oasis as one of his faves.  An eager 20-year-old named Brandon Flowers, who shared Keuning’s love of groups like New Order and the Cure, answered it, only to have Dave promptly hand him a TASCAM-recorded four-track demo of “Mr. Brightside.” The result was the formation of The Killers, who have released five consecutive chart-topping albums and toured the world thanks to a songwriting partnership which molded such hits as “Somebody Told Me,” “When You Were Young,” “Read My Mind,” “A Dustland Fairy Tale,” “The World We Live In” and “Spaceman,” among others.

“Brandon was definitely the best one to respond,” laughs Keuning, who, while still officially a member of The Killers, hasn’t been a part of the touring band since performing with them at Lollapalooza in Chicago last August, choosing not to follow the group for the Wonderful, Wonderful World Tour which ended this past September. “That decision was one of the hardest I’ve had to make in my whole life,” admits Dave. “On the other hand, I knew I just couldn’t do that amount of touring, nor ask them to cut down on the dates.”

Keuning Online:

Facebook: www.facebook.com/DaveKeuningMusic

Twitter: www.twitter.com/DaveKeuning

Instagram: www.instagram.com/therealDaveKeuning

YouTube:YouTube channel

‘Done Up’ The brand new single from Daytona Rose just announced.

Daytona Rose who hails from Dublin, Ireland but resides in NYC has just announced her brand new single ‘Done Up’.

‘A catchy pop anthem for girls. It’s that feel good song you play after a break up, all about girl power’

From a young age it was evident that she loved to sing, from performing at a wedding at the age of 4 when she was flower-girl to performing solo a few years later at the the Late Late Toy Show with the National Choir.

A trained classical pianist completing all of her grades through the Royal Irish Academy of music, Daytona went on to attend the infamous Rock College in Ballyfermot, Dublin. There she learned to write songs and hone her performance craft.

Unsurprisingly, she was then chosen to do an exchange program in The Pop Academy, Hammelburg, Germany. Which set the precipice for an International music journey which would see her travel all over the world developing her music including Dubai, LA, London and where she currently resides – New York City.

For many aspiring artists alike, New York is the place to be, and it was in New York where she started recording and collaborating with some big writers such as Kevin Mc Call who is behind Chris Brown -Deuces / Stripped, Lil Eddie who has worked with Kylie Minogue and Autumn Rowe who is a vocal coach on the USA X Factor & Americas Got Talent.

Daytona was keen to share her recent Instant Grat track last December, to her followers! It is called ‘Don’t Say Too Much’ and touches on the pop sensibilities of most of her musical peers such as Rita Ora, Jess Glyne, Little Mix, Anne Marie and Bebe Rexha and can be streamed here:

‘Done Up’ follows the instant grat and is released in Feb 22nd. In Spring 2019 Daytona will release her debut EP.

You can join over 10,000 people who are following Daytona on her journey over on her Instagram:

Online Social Media Links:

https://www.facebook.com/daytonarosee
https://www.instagram.com/daytona_rose
Twitter @Daytona_rosee

LIR announces Gig at Whelan’s Of Wexford St, Dublin Feb 8th 2019

Presents: LIR live at Whelan’s Of Wexford St, Dublin Feb 8th 2019

NETGIGS are proud to present Legendary Irish Band Lir live at Whelan’s of Wexford St, Dublin on Feb 8th. The show can be streamed from anywhere in the world in real-time on any internet device for just €10.

NETGIGS is a new online streaming platform that connects bands & live performers to their fans & audiences worldwide, in high definition video & audio quality on any internet connected device.

The band will perform their first album in its entirety (for the first time). Ex member David Hopkins will be flying in from the States especially for the performance. Special guest on the night will be Ken Rice, who played violin on the album tracks.

LIR‘s reputation as a legendary live act was built through concerts – in the capital particularly – that became unmissable for many.

Following the release of their debut album ‘Magico Magico‘ and the hit single ‘In a Day’, LIR signed to US label ‘WAR’ and based themselves in the States for a number of years, touring North America relentlessly with ‘Magico’ and the follow-up album ‘Nest’ to rave reviews across the USA. For more info on LIR: http://www.lirband.com/

In celebration of where it all began, they perform their debut in full, for their fans in Whelan’s this February, as well as fans worldwide who can tune in live on NETGIGS. To attend the show concert tickets available via lirband.com and Whelanslive.com.

NETGIGS Social Media Links:

https://www.netgigs.com

https://www.facebook.com/netgigsofficial/ 

 https://twitter.com/NetGigsOfficial

https://www.instagram.com/netgigsofficial/

J I M M Y S  C O U S I N announces ‘Astor & 8th’ Single release: Feb 22nd

Taken from album ‘Waxwings’: March 8th 2019

If Van Morrison and Paul Buchanan had a love child, it would be Jimmy’s Cousin. Irish born and schooled in New York with a detour into multiple careers across Europe, Jimmy’s Cousin has been 30 years in the making. His first demo was recorded in 1991 and yet his first album, ‘Waxwings’, sees the light of day next Spring! Why the long delay? He wanted to wait till he had something to say…

The album is produced by Dave Keary whose guitar playing and musical direction appears on records by acts such as Van Morrison, Gregory Porter, Taj Mahal, Roger Daltrey and Bobby Womack. Adding a deep vein of musical pedigree to the arrangement and realisation of the songs. ‘Waxwings’ is an ambitious, melodic, close to the bone and very personal, blend of Vocal Jazz which tells the genesis of a mans journey to find his personal identity and creative spirit spanning 30 years and numerous countries, loves lost and gained, careers and experiences all compacted into this stunning debut. Also playing on the album is Paul Moore (Bass) James Delaney (Piano), Des Lacey (Drums) Micheal Buckley (Brass) plus a host of others.

‘Waxwings’ is an album about acceptance of the risks associated with truly loving someone. It’s an album about the inevitability of loss, about flying into the darkness and touching the face of grief yet finding a new part of yourself on the other side. The second single to be released from the record is titled ‘Astor & 8th’ which is released Feb 22nd 2019.

About the song Astor & 8th: “Like a lot of Irish people in the 80s and 90s I ended up jumping on my first plane and landing in JFK to be met by my cousin who lived in Astoria in Queens. The following day he threw me a subway token and said hey where are you going to go your first day? I got on the N train to Manhattan, got off at Astor and 8th Street and walked up along Broadway. I was 22, full of ambition and arrogance with my long hair and literally thought I was God’s gift to humanity. So this is a song about a 22-year-old full of vim and vigour arriving in the big city for the first time and the excitement and optimism that went with that”.

Notes to editors: How did Jimmys Cousin come to fruition? He was raised in a small provincial town in Limerick, Ireland and had an older brother named Paul. Everywhere he went he was Paul’s brother. He was always following in his footsteps and had no identity of his own. Striking out for New York in the early 90’s, following the thousands within the Irish diaspora that came before him, he relished the thought of being his own person, with his own identity and moved initially, in with his American cousin Jimmy. He introduced him to all of his friends and of course everywhere he went in New York for the following few years he was known as…. Jimmy’s Cousin!

Online links:

Website: http://www.JimmysCousin.com F

acebook: https://www.facebook.com/jimmyscousin

Instagram: http://instagram.com/jimmyscousin/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/jimmys_cousin

Miranda McCarthy Announces New Single ‘New Days’ Out Feb 15th

Miranda McCarthy’s songs are soulful and deeply stirring. Inspired by the wildness of West Cork, Ireland and a life in profound transformation, her indie folk songs are filled with evocative nature, imagery and memorable melodies. The songs are deeply entwined with the rugged geography of West Cork and images of the living landscape – it’s land, sea, mountains, plants and trees – run through every song, echoing a deep connection with nature that has fed Miranda throughout her life.

 

New Days emerged from a time of crisis and passion, and a fierce drive to express and explore the new self she discovered.

Born in London of Jewish and Irish heritage, as a child Miranda spent summers in West Cork, before moving there 21 years ago to live in a remote farmhouse. She spent nearly 2 decades growing a family and a garden with her husband. 4 children later she took one of her son’s cancelled guitar lessons and realised how much she had always wanted to play.

This was the start of a transformational journey….. she fell in love with her guitar teacher at the same time as falling in love with music and songwriting. And so began a potent mix- the awakening of creativity and sexuality. She had to learn to say yes to new identities and became a lesbian and a singer song writer.

The songs on Miranda McCarthy’s debut album New Days are her response to these changes. An outward expression of her inner journey, the loves and the losses, the altered relationships with family and lovers. The grief and the joy.

Writing New Days has been a painful and joyful reckoning, a process of truth-telling and authenticity. Underlying these songs is the necessity of being honest, the impossibility of hiding – a response to the urgent need to be fully alive in this new self.

And the courage to put it out there.

Nourished by the vibrant West Cork music scene, Miranda began to perform in local venues, stepping into her new identity. Her songs made a powerful impression on guitarist/producer Kenny Dread, who encouraged her to continue her journey into the recording studio and agreed to produce her full album debut. Recorded by Tony O’Flaherty (John Spillane/We Banjo 3) at his lakeside Sonas Recording studio, New Days features cellist Lea Miklody, pianist Susan McManamon of the Vespertine Quintet, and singer Alyanya Massey. Together they have coloured and deepened Miranda’s songs and singing in a powerful debut.

You can now follow Miranda’s brand new Facebook page here:

https://www.facebook.com/MirandaMcCarthyMusic/

Sean and Conor Price announce new single STORM set for Feb 8th release

 

After a successful 2018 Sean and Conor Price have plenty of new music to bring to their fans in 2019. They have been working extremely hard in studio and recording. And are now ready to cause a storm through the music scene.

They released their mini album ‘Dreamer’ in 2019, which hit the charts and went straight in at #8 in the TOP 10 Irish National Charts. Sandwiched between the likes of George Ezra, Ed Sheeran and Dua Lipa, they were the only Independent act to get in the Top charts that week!

They have been working with producers and writers in London, Stockholm and Dublin. Their first single of 2019 is titled “STORM” and will be available on all platforms from February 8th. On the Single, Sean and Conor have teamed up with Wild Youth band member Conor O’Donohoe to co-write the track.

Storm is a youthful pop song about a girl who is exciting but you know she is bad news, just like a “Storm”. 

Sean and Conor will also be very busy with their 13 date 2019 Tour starting in Kilkenny on February 26th. They will play the Olympia Theatre Dublin on June 29th.

Link to venues and show dates below:

Kilkenny January Saturday 26th Watergate BUY NOW

Limerick March Saturday 2nd LimeTree BUY NOW

Drogheda April Tuesday 16th TL Theatre BUY NOW

Ennis April Wednesday 17th Glor  BUY NOW

Thurles April Thursday 18th Source BUY NOW

Dublin June Saturday 29th The Olympia BUY NOW

Cork July Saturday 6th Everyman Theatre BUY NOW

Sligo July Tuesday 9th Hawkswell BUY NOW

Letterkenny July Friday 12th An Grianin BUY NOW

Dundalk July Saturday 13th An Tain BUY NOW

Wexford July Saturday 20th National Opera House BUY NOW

Belfast August Saturday 10th Waterfront Studio BUY NOW

Castlebar August Saturday 17th Royal Theatre BUY NOW

www.seanandconorpricemusic.com

Aoife Scott releases The December Letter, feat. Grammy-winning banjo player Ron Block of Alison Krauss & Union Station. 

Award Winning Singer/Songwriter Aoife Scott releases a very special seasonal single, The December Letter Out Dec 14th, featuring Grammy-winning banjo player Ron Block of Alison Krauss & Union Station. 

It is Scott’s first release since she collaborated with her cousins Danny O’ Reilly (The Coronas) and Róisín O on the famous Irish ballad ‘Grace’, which went straight to #1 on the iTunes charts in March 2017. 

A member of the legendary Irish folk music family, The Black Family, Aoife Scott is an award-winning folk singer and songwriter who has steadily made a name for herself in traditional and folk music scenes around the world. Last year, her single “All Along the Wild Atlantic Way” hit the #1 spot on iTunes, knocking Ed Sheeran off the top. It was also named “Song of the Year” at the Irish Folk Music Awards in 2017.  

The recording features the superb banjo playing of fourteen-time Grammy award-winning American bluegrass star, Ron Block.He is a member of the bluegrass band Alison Krauss & Union Station, and he was featured on the multi-platinum soundtrack of the Coen Brothers’ ‘O Brother, Where Art Thou’, and can be seen playing the banjo in the 2000 film. A trailblazer in the American folk scene – His extraordinary career has seen him record with artists such as Dolly Parton and Brad Paisley while winning numerous Grammy and International Bluegrass awards.

Aoife Scott’s music has a broad creative scope that is mostly influenced by her roots in folk and traditional Irish music. Fragile and ethereal one minute and strong and vibrant the next, her dynamic and profound vocals explore the emotional depths of her lyrics, leaving the audience entranced. Scott’s most recent accolades in 2018 have seen her named Best Folk Act at the Irish Post Music Awards (IRE), as well as Emerging Artist of the Year at the Live Ireland Awards (US). 

Following the success of her debut album, “Carry the Day”, wherein the Irish Times quoted it as “richly layered impressive debut album” she has toured nearly non stop overseas over the span of 3 years, wherein she headlined folk and Irish festivals all over the world including; Milwaukee Irish Festival (US), Port Fairy Folk Festival (AU), and The National Folk Festival (AU).

The December Letter is a beautiful song written for a loved one who cannot be home for Christmas. It was penned by Scott’s partner and band member Andrew Meaney, who was inspired by his own experience of his sister being away for the Christmas period. The song is a heart-lifting sentiment sent out to all who have emigrated from Ireland, delivering memories with the binding warmth of a real Irish Christmas. 

Links to artist:

https://www.facebook.com/aoifescottmusic/

https://aoifescott.com/