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MARIA DOYLE KENNEDY announces new single ‘PRIDE’ Out June 10th, 2017.

by admin on May 5, 2017 in with no comments

‘MARIA DOYLE KENNEDY’ …announces new single ‘PRIDE’ OUT JUNE 10th, 2017.

Maria Doyle Kennedy, the Irish luminary, singer, writer, actor and filmmaker, announces the release of her brand new single ‘Pride’ taken from her forthcoming album (title yet to be announced) to be released later this year. ‘Pride’ is not so much a call for tolerance as a bald statement of common sense set to a back projection of deeply moving acoustic rhythm. It will be released on June 10th 2017 via Mermaid Records. Says Maria of the songs context: “The idea that 2 people find love with each other and want to celebrate and share that… I can never understand why there would be an objection to more joy in the world… why some folks feel that they need to sit in judgement of others and that they may prescribe how others should love and live. I believe that the freedom to declare and celebrate your love with your chosen partner (as long as it’s their choice too!) is a human right”.

Maria’s recent TV acting credits include Orphan Black (for which she won 2 Canadian Screen Awards) and Redwater. Recent films include Sing St and The Conjuring 2. Maria has also starred as Katherine of Aragon, nanny to the son of a serial killer and the estranged wife of the lovely Mr Bates from the three award-winning television series, The Tudors, Dexter and Downton Abbey. Most recently she has completed work on her own film A Different Kind of Day.

In May 2014 Maria featured on the album “Printer Clips” with Paul Noonan, Joan As Policewoman and Martha Wainwright amongst others. Prior to that she released Critically acclaimed album “Sing in 2012 that featured duets with Damien Rice, Paul Brady and John Prine. Maria sang live with Snow Patrol in 2011 and 2012 and has spent more than two decades performing all over the world.  On her new 13-track album, Maria’s ever evolving artistry explores the human condition and parts of the American landscape, its political spectrum along with it’s people, their harsh realities, emotions and a lingering hope delivered in a tone halfway between Patti Smith and Dusty Springfield. Upcoming single ‘Pride’ was written by Maria Doyle Kennedy and Kieran Kennedy. Produced by Kieran Kennedy. Recorded and Mixed/Mastered by Rob Kirwan in Dublin, Ireland.

Links:

www.facebook.com/mariadoylekennedy

www.twitter.com/mariadkennedy

http://mariadk.com

www.instagram.com/mariadoylekennedy

ELEPHANT reveals Music Video for brand new Single “Waiting Game”

by admin on May 2, 2017 in with no comments

ELEPHANT announces brand new single: “WAITING GAME” OUT MAY 12TH

Official Video :

Having made a folk album the first time round, ‘HyperGiant’, Elephant sheds his skin and moves on towards a new prowess of sound on his new album (Title TBC) set to be released in the Summer of 2017. Heavily influenced by two of his favourite artists who have recently passed, David Bowie and Prince, it is his personal dedication to them, synth bells and saxophones in toll. If HyperGiant was a coming of age folk album then this new album is his “breakup record”.  A departure from the quiet vistas of the acoustic and entering a busier, sweatier suburb full of wannabe actors and sweatband solos.

‘Waiting Game’ is a song about that very thing; moving on, and in its case, making a mountain out of it.  Have you ever been stuck?  You know exactly where you want to go and what you’re going to do when you get there but you just can’t figure out your first step…if you could only make that first step, momentum would get you the rest of the way. “I decided to step outside my comfort zone and make the album I really want to make. Waiting Game is my first step”. – Shane Clarke, aka Elephant.

Elephant, the musical vehicle of Dundalk based multi-instrumentalist Shane Clarke has three variations; playing the same set but with different musical and vocal arrangements, making for intriguing live shows. Elephant may be a soloist looping effected guitars and vocals to create lush, layered music. A duo, offering intimate acoustic guitar, piano and synthesizer, tied with colourful melody and harmonies. Or the newest venture, Elephant as a full band. The full band line-up includes Paul Finn, Paul Mallon and Paul Carolan of The Flaws and Shane O Hanrahan of Norabelle. Songs wander from an instantaneous summery folk pop reminiscent of Badly Drawn Boy and Elliot Smith, to more mature meandering pieces with a deliberate deconstructed nature, akin to say…Broken Social Scene, Justin Vernon or Joanna Newsom.

Elephant has rightly garnered much praise on the live front with his earnest vocal delivery and unique lyrical style capturing audiences and securing him performances with Martha Wainwright, Alexis Taylor, Lisa Hannigan, most of the country’s top festivals including Electric Picnic, Independence and Body & Soul and return trips to the Other Voices Music Trail in Dingle.

On the back of his critically lauded debut album “HyperGiant”, Shane is working on the follow-up, expected summer 2017. ‘Waiting Game’ is the first track from the new album and is released May 12th.

http://weareelephants.com/

https://www.facebook.com/weareelephants/

https://soundcloud.com/shanelephant

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SuGdFoOygUE

ELEPHANT announces brand new single: “WAITING GAME” OUT MAY 12TH

by admin on April 24, 2017 in with no comments

 

 

 

 

 

ELEPHANT announces brand new single: “WAITING GAME” OUT MAY 12TH

Having made a folk album the first time round, ‘HyperGiant’, Elephant sheds his skin and moves on towards a new prowess of sound on his new album (Title TBC) set to be released in the Summer of 2017. Heavily influenced by two of his favourite artists who have recently passed, David Bowie and Prince, it is his personal dedication to them, synth bells and saxophones in toll. If HyperGiant was a coming of age folk album then this new album is his “breakup record”.  A departure from the quiet vistas of the acoustic and entering a busier, sweatier suburb full of wannabe actors and sweatband solos.

‘Waiting Game’ is a song about that very thing; moving on, and in its case, making a mountain out of it.  Have you ever been stuck?  You know exactly where you want to go and what you’re going to do when you get there but you just can’t figure out your first step…if you could only make that first step, momentum would get you the rest of the way. “I decided to step outside my comfort zone and make the album I really want to make. Waiting Game is my first step”. – Shane Clarke, aka Elephant.

Elephant, the musical vehicle of Dundalk based multi-instrumentalist Shane Clarke has three variations; playing the same set but with different musical and vocal arrangements, making for intriguing live shows. Elephant may be a soloist looping effected guitars and vocals to create lush, layered music. A duo, offering intimate acoustic guitar, piano and synthesizer, tied with colourful melody and harmonies. Or the newest venture, Elephant as a full band. The full band line-up includes Paul Finn, Paul Mallon and Paul Carolan of The Flaws and Shane O Hanrahan of Norabelle. Songs wander from an instantaneous summery folk pop reminiscent of Badly Drawn Boy and Elliot Smith, to more mature meandering pieces with a deliberate deconstructed nature, akin to say…Broken Social Scene, Justin Vernon or Joanna Newsom.

Elephant has rightly garnered much praise on the live front with his earnest vocal delivery and unique lyrical style capturing audiences and securing him performances with Martha Wainwright, Alexis Taylor, Lisa Hannigan, most of the country’s top festivals including Electric Picnic, Independence and Body & Soul and return trips to the Other Voices Music Trail in Dingle.

On the back of his critically lauded debut album “HyperGiant”, Shane is working on the follow-up, expected summer 2017. ‘Waiting Game’ is the first track from the new album and is released May 12th.

http://weareelephants.com/

https://www.facebook.com/weareelephants/

https://soundcloud.com/shanelephant

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SuGdFoOygUE

The Wiley Fox Bar & Kitchen Launch their signature Cocktail Range to much acclaim.

by admin on March 30, 2017 in with no comments
Tuesday, March 28th 2017 seen the Wiley Fox launch its new range of ‘Signature Cocktails’ and ‘Tuesday Cocktail Club’ 2 for €10, in the intimate gathering of some of Ireland’s most highly regarded Food and Drinks elite.
Mixologist and Bar Manager extraordinaire Bodo, wowed the guests with his knowledge of Cocktails and their origin before proceeding to demonstrate 3 of his signature dishes to the esteemed guests finishing off with a show of his juggling cocktail skills. Twitter was lit up with compliments pouring in to The Wiley Fox who are putting Cocktails on the menu in the Northside of Dublin.
Ireland’s most highly regarded Food & Drinks elite were there and had many great things to say of their cocktails:

 

 

ABOUT THE WILEY FOX: Situated at Eden Quay, Dublin, The Wiley Fox is a pub with a lot of old style Retro Industrial charm that embraces a timeless feel – yet playfully emerges with the modernity of a city in constant evolution. Reaching as far back as the latter part of the 1700’s, No. 28 Eden Quay has housed many variations of the authentic Irish Public House before its current guise as The Wiley Fox.  It is noted to have withstood the chaotic times of 1916 and became a steadfast ‘go to’ place for many a Dubliner to get a good ‘sup. From the days of the old barge deliveries of Guinness Barrels via the River Liffey, to the moving with the changing of Dublin’s industrial times, to the more Cosmopolitan times of today – the premises have evolved with its City. And proudly at that.

Shookrah announce New Single ‘Our Own Way”

by admin on March 30, 2017 in with no comments

 

SHOOKRAH

Single “Our Own Way” Release Date: 28/04/17

Taken from EP “CLICHÉS”Release Date: 19/05/17

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gigs:

Connolly’s of Leap, West Cork w/Eve Clague – 24/03/17

Right Here Right Now Festival, Cork Opera House – 30/04/17

“Cork newcomers have a refreshing, unusual sound…they have found soul delirium. The six-piece have a sound that is all their own, fusing soul influences into a psychedelic template” – CLASH.

“Gerascophobia… As young and fresh as a soul song in 2017 can be”  Nialler9 – Irish Times Song of the Week

“Shookrah have stormed the scene with a fresh sound that isn’t what you’d expect from an Irish group” – Hot Press

Shookrah announce EP ‘Clichés’, out May 2017 with single ‘Our Own Way’. One of the current crop of R&B/Hip-Hop acts to flourish in Ireland in recent years (alongside Rusangano Family, Hare Squead & BARQ), Shookrah released the single WOMAN in 2014, attracting airplay and press acclaim before going on to perform at Electric Picnic, the Other Voices festival, Body & Soul and venues throughout the country.

Their forthcoming EP ‘Clichés’, named for a two-part song it contains, is a five-track mix of psychedelia-soaked R&B melodies, with lo-fi synths sprawling over the hip-hop beats underneath. Recorded and mixed at Riverside Home Studios on the Lee Road in Cork (with drums recorded at Wood Street Studios, Cork), it saw its lead single ‘Gerascophobia’ feature on tastemakers’ favourites CLASH & AFROPUNK.

The follow-up ‘Our Own Way’, due to be released April 28th 2017, is a most unusual of singles – the platonic love song. Over an infectious half-swung groove, it chronicles the dramatic changes that can occur in a family unit over time; reconciling the differences between what was then, and what is now. Bouncing bass and drums propel the sparse, contemplative verse along before exploding into a happy, hazy wall of sound with a joyous refrain. As frontwoman Senita Appiakorang’s vocals float on a warm, rising tide of guitar and synth, they herald hope for the future born from the past, with the fond reminiscence tempered by an occasional note of melancholy. ‘Our Own Way’ single and video out….

www.shookrah.com

Introducing John Hynes & his Debut Single: ‘Caroline, I’m Yours’

by admin on February 22, 2017 in with no comments

Introducing….

JOHN HYNES & his Debut Single: ‘Caroline, I’m Yours’

Release Date: April 28th

Gig: May 20th The Vintage Room, Workmans club, Dublin

John Hynes began playing the guitar at aged twelve. As soon as he learned three chords he lost interest in learning the songs of other people and began to write his own. This musical journey would evolve over the years but not without junctions. John wanted his life to be about writing songs, however numbers within his day job would take up much of his recent years as he worked in accounts. Thus, to most people in John’s life his talent and dedication to music was totally hidden. Eventually starting a band to bring his music to an audience, it was only when things were gaining momentum that he realised he was still travelling down the wrong path in his career and in his music. Leaving the band behind, John become more honest and connected with himself as a performer and songwriter. Despite having written songs for years, John has only now become more authentic and true to himself in his art as a songwriter.

Inspired by the popular music of his parent’s generation, songs from the 50s and 60s, John writes songs that are beautiful in their passion and simplicity. On his debut single ‘Caroline, I’m Yours’ he touches on a song that is deceptively simple and raw. For three and half minutes you are transported to a place that’s all at once nostalgic and new.

‘Caroline, I’m Yours’ is about a desperate attempt to pursue another and become a certain way to be perfect for them. It is about a devotion and obsession with an idea of them, without acknowledging who they really are or if they are right for you. It is a song about love, but also about the art of songwriting and the pain of pursuing an impossible perfection; embodied by the many ‘Carolines’ named in well-known songs. It is out on iTunes and all digital platforms from April 28th.

Twitter: @johnhynesmusic
Facebook:/musicjohnhynes
Instagram: @johnhynesmusic

Culture Vultures celebrates ‘3rd Birthday’ With A Double Whammy!

by admin on February 13, 2017 in with no comments
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, 13th February 2017
Culture Vultures celebrates ‘3rd Birthday’ With A Double Whammy!

Culture Vultures – the salon-theme pop culture event co-curated by Tony Clayton-Lea and Andrea Keogh – celebrates its 3rd Birthday with a humdinger of a celebratory event on Monday March 6th, 2017 at The Sound House Venue, Eden Quay, Dublin. The event will highlight the best in Irish music and literature with a performance from one of the country’s best bands, Little Green Cars, and an exclusive public interview with one of Ireland’s most acclaimed authors, John Boyne, to tie in with the publication of his latest novel,  The Heart’s Invisible Furies.

Dublin band Little Green Cars released their second album, Ephemera, almost a year ago, and has since proven that they are the go-to band for anyone seeking harmony-drenched pop music that touches on serious subjects. Presently working on material for their third album, Little Green Cars join Culture Vultures for an exclusive intimate performance that will see the band delInline image 1iver tracks from Ephemera as well as from their 2013 debut album, Absolute Zero.

One of Ireland’s prolific and acclaimed novelists, John Boyne is the author of nine novels for adults and five for younger readers. While he is perhaps best known for his YA novel, The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas, his latest book, The Heart’s Invisible Furies, looks set to catapult him into a different arena altogether. John Boyne’s awards/accolades feature a number of international literary awards, including the Que Leer Award for Novel of the Year in Spain, and the Gustav Heinemann Peace Prize in Germany. In 2015, he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Letters from the University of East Anglia. Culture Vultures co-curator Tony Clayton-Lea will interview John on the night, and John will also be giving a short reading from his new book.

Previous guests of Culture Vultures have included: Liam Cunningham, Cathy Davey, John Cummins. Neil Hannon, Lenny Abrahamson and many more.

Tickets priced: at €14 go on sale this Wednesday February 15th from www.ticketmaster.ie (online only). Culture Vultures takes place at The Sound House, 28 Eden Quay (upstairs at The Wiley Fox.).

Additional links: 

https://twitter.com/Littlegreencars

https://twitter.com/john_boyne

New Single ‘Éalú’ – out from Fí!!

by admin on February 7, 2017 in with no comments

 

Photographed in Haroldcross by Dara Munnis.

New Single ‘Éalú’ – from Fí Out Now! on iTunes and all digital platforms 

‘Gorgeous tune’ -The Irish Times

‘A nifty slice of ever so slightly ethereal pop’ – HotPress

Her debut single offers a glimpse of talents, showcasing her keen ear for melody and big pop hooks driven by electro beats’  – The Irish Daily Mirror

‘Fí needs to be on your radar’ – The Daily Listening

“Song of the Week” – Today FM

“One to Watch” –Spin

‘It sounds like a song Lorde would make if she was going to a rave– RTE 2FM

‘A modern day Enya with a hint of Florence’- Song of the day- FRQ.FM

‘A mix between Sam Sparro and a remix of a Florence & The Machine track’ – Remy’s Music and Film Blog-

Fí announces her brand new single ‘Éalú’. The 22 year old electro pop artist is inspired by felow luminaries such as Halsey, Lapsley, Lorde, Banks, Broods,  Dua Lipa and Verite. She’s a self taught musician who started writing after buying her first guitar in college and has spent the last few years crafting songs from her bedroom.

‘Éalú’ is an Irish term which is translated as ‘escape’ in English. Written in a reaction to a sign she saw whilst returning from a gig in Dublin, Fí wrote this song seeing the sign, ‘éalú’ for the emergency exit on the side of a road. The song was produced by Denis Kilty, mixed by Ian Ring (Young Wonder) and mastered by Alchemy Mastering (James Blake).

The music video was shot in a warehouse in Smithfield, Dublin. The video was produced and directed by visual artist and videographer Kevin A. Freeney of Algorithm.

Social media links: 

https://www.facebook.com/FiMusicOfficial

https://twitter.com/fimusicofficial

https://www.instagram.com/fimusicofficial

ELEANOR MCEVOY announces IRISH ‘NAKED’ TOUR DATES FOR 2017

by admin on February 7, 2017 in with no comments

ELEANOR MCEVOY ANNOUNCES IRISH ‘NAKED’ TOUR DATES FOR 2017

“One of the few artists who can do no wrong whatsoever.”BBC Radio 2

Ireland’s internationally acclaimed singer-songwriter Eleanor McEvoy continues her ‘Naked… Live’ tour of Ireland with tour dates in March & April.

Best known for her songs ‘Sophie’ and the Irish standard ‘Only A Woman’s Heart’, which this year celebrates its 25th anniversary, Eleanor’s tour starts on 4th March in Antrim and ends 1st April in Bray, Co Wicklow.

Eleanor’s latest run of dates continues the support for her most recent album, 2016’s critically acclaimed ‘Naked Music’. The concept behind the album was “studio-performing”, with Eleanor performing hers and others’ songs as she might at her solo shows.

The recordings led to collaboration with famed British artist Chris Gollon after Eleanor purchased one of his paintings. The subsequent meeting and conversations with the artist led to the title Naked Music. With this focus, four canvasses were painted for the album artwork, then the tour de force ‘Naked Music – The Exhibition’ in Gallery Different in Fitzrovia, London.

The opening night was a special concert by Eleanor, playing ‘Naked… Live’ surrounded by 24 paintings inspired by the songs and titles of the album.

This in turn led to Eleanor publishing her first ever songbook, entitled ‘Naked Music – The Songbook’. This unique publication is a pioneering collaboration, featuring lyrics and melodies from the songs on Naked Music alongside 24 of Gollon’s stunning paintings inspired by the music on that album.

McEvoy’s live performances are intimate, emotional, uplifting affairs in which she explores soul, love and humour, using own compositions and interpretations from other songbooks in her rich, lilting voice and beautiful playing.

Now based in Wexford, Dublin-born McEvoy’s career originally started as a session musician, which included a long stint with The Irish National Symphony Orchestra. However, it was whilst playing with The Mary Black Band that McEvoy decided to develop her own career, and in 1992 two life-changing opportunities came along.

Mary Black and her record company manager/husband decided that McEvoy’s song ‘A Woman’s Heart’ would be a fitting title and lead track for the compilation they were putting together of contemporary Irish female performers. Simultaneously, Tom Zutaut, the legendary A&R of Geffen Records (who had previously signed Guns & Roses, Motley Crue, and Edie Brickell), was on a scouting mission to Dublin. After hearing McEvoy perform at The Baggott Inn pub, he offered her a worldwide recording deal on the spot.

McEvoy was soon touring the world to promote her eponymous debut album for Geffen, which went on to sell 250,000 copies. At the same time, ‘A Woman’s Heart’ entered the Irish charts, selling over 750,000 copies – and remains one of Ireland’s biggest selling albums of all-time. These successes established McEvoy as one of Ireland’s biggest stars, launching a career that has since seen her release twelve studio albums and tour the world.

SAT 04 MARCH Island Arts Centre Lisburn, Co. Antrim

FRI 10 MARCH Axis Ballymun, Co. Dublin

FRI 17 MARCH Kilkenny Tradfest Kilkenny

SAT18 MARCH Presentation Centre Enniscorthy 

SAT 25 MARCH The Oriel Centre Dundalk, Co. Louth

SUN26 MARCH The Black Box Belfast 

 Fri 31st March Baker’s Loft (Brogan’s Guesthouse), High St, Trim, Co Meath 

SUN 01 APRIL Mermaid Arts Centre Bray, Co. Wicklow

Competition time! Win 2 months Radio Plugging in the UK!

by admin on January 23, 2017 in with no comments

To mark the year off in style and to celebrate Good Seed PR now catering for Radio plugging in the UK, we are offering one lucky band/act, who have already released music to Radio commercially, a great opportunity and chance to get their music pitched to Regional, Student & Specialist Radio stations around the Uk in the duration of a two month campaign.

To be in with a chance to win, simply email us at info(at)goodseedpr.com and send us a link to your music (no mp3s, links only) with a blurb about your band/act before Jan 30th.

It is imperative that bands/acts who enter have already had a commercial release and are not debuting a first release. This is a great chance to avail of a free radio plugging campaign! Open to all acts! All genres are welcome, good luck!!

About Good Seed PR: Good Seed are renowned specialists in PR & Marketing catering for a vast array of clientele within the Entertainment & Music industry. Over the last decade they have worked promotional campaigns for the likes of Patty Griffin, Kula Shaker, Lucy Spraggan, Amanda Palmer, Eleanor McEvoy, Kate Rusby, Suzanne Vega, The Saw Doctors, Duran Duran, Horslips, Heroes In Hiding, The Riptide Movement, The 4 Of US, Counting Crows, Underworld, Groove Armada etc. They have enjoyed numerous No.1, Top 5, Top 10, Top 20 Chart Hits for their Clients in Ireland. They are delighted to announce their move to UK Radio plugging, catering for Regional, Specialist & Student Radio Promotion to further promote their Homegrown and International acts in a new territory outside of Ireland.

 

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