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/

 

CAS releases Christmas single “LUCKY STARS”

CAS

Christmas & Debut single “LUCKY STARS” Available now across all digital platforms. 

Slane, Co Meath native Cas has been involved in the Irish Music Industry for 25 years. The last decade has been taken up by owning and running Hot Press Award winning venue Boyles of Slane in Co Meath. One of the Counties most celebrated go to places for live music and the craic. Cas is also involved in running The Salty Dog Stage and Trailer Park at The Electric Picnic.

This New Year’s Eve, Cas is hanging up his publican’s apron to pursue his first love of writing and singing songs and what better to start on the new journey than with a festive cheer. This Christmas at the ripe age of forty two, Cas releases his debut single “Lucky Stars” fittingly a Christmas song.

Watch out for Cas and his band of merrymen this festive season.

Press play below, share and sing along this festive season!

 

 

 

 

Maria Doyle Kennedy announces new self titled album out Nov 10th 2017

Maria Doyle Kennedy announces the release date of self titled new album ‘Maria Doyle Kennedy’ out Nov 10th 2017.

Maria Doyle Kennedy has spent the past 5 years wandering the globe with her family preparing songs for the new album gigging constantly and filming cult TV show Orphan Black. The new album has just dropped over on spotify and gets it official release date across all digital platforms on Nov 10th 2017, on her own label Mermaid Records.

Maria has just collaborated with Feist & Jarvis Cocker on a video for the song *Century* from Feist’s new album. The project was a crazy mashup of Westside story and Thriller and featured Maria & Feist as dance-off gang leaders….

Maria writes and performs with husband Kieran Kennedy and along with the new album they have also completed their first short film *A Different Kind Of Day* written and directed by Maria, produced and scored by Kieran . They also raise 4 children together, although occasionally, when things are particularly frantic, they just throw packets of crisps at them.

The new album in Maria’s words:

Mostly the songs come from my efforts to explain the world to myself, a thing I sometimes find difficult or confusing . I don’t worry when I’m singing, more than that , I don’t think when I’m singing, I just sing. I trust the songs. They make things clearer for me.

 

 

Check out ‘Pride‘, released over the Summer from the album, which beckoned high acclaim from the likes of BBC radio and Rte:

Irish Producer Ni Russell announces Irish Release date for new Single ‘Daddy I Got U’.

The Single ‘Daddy I Got U’ ft. ChicagoJonesTheGod has it’s official Irish Release date 24.11.17 officially via Superheroes & Gangsters through Good Seed PR.

From Venice Beach, to Las Vegas back to Dublin. 
Time to play the game. 
Hard work about to start paying off. 

Entrepreneurial spirit is the backbone of every great hip-hop story. The Hip-Hop hall of fame is filled with names who started from nothing, tuned out the haters, aimed high and stepped outside their comfort zone. Vision and self belief are essential to making it in the rap game and Dublin’s own Ni Russells certainly has those attributes in spades.

A musician from a young age – Ni honed his innate melodic understanding over the course of an adolescence playing guitar and piano. As Ni entered into his twenties he became enamoured with the electronic music scene, got himself a copy of Ableton and never looked back. Following stints producing house music and playing DJ sets all over the city, Ni rekindled his fascination with the genre that dominated his teenage years – hip-hop.

It didn’t take long making beats for Ni to realise he had landed on something special. His tracks fuse the unique audio landscapes of 90s hip-hop with the stylistic hallmarks of modern chart hits. Ni, knowing the limitations of the domestic rap scene, set his sights on the bigtime. He collected his best tracks, packed a boombox, and hopped a flight straight to LA in search of collaborators.

Ni posted up on Los Angeles’ Venice beach, pressed play and cranked up the volume. It didn’t take long for Russell to find himself surrounded by up and coming local MCs, each one blown away by the accomplished, radio-ready tracks emanating from the Dubliner’s soundsystem. Ever the entrepreneur, Ni knew he had to keep moving. Boasting an address book stuffed with new industry and underground contacts – Russell upped sticks again and headed for Las Vegas. Ni knew he needed a special talent to do his work justice and it was only when he set up shop on the Vegas strip, once again inviting passers by to freestyle over his beats, that he encountered a talent to match his own – Las Vegas based rapper ChicagoJonesTheGod.

Ni and Jones both knew they had lightning in a bottle. Following a few impromptu recording sessions in Ni’s hotel room, the pair moved into the famous Palms Hotel recording studio. The results of these sessions included the infectious Daddy I Got U – the duo’s first single.

Ni’s time in American not only yielded a brace of brilliant tracks, but also hours of video footage detailing his travels. A documentary exploring Ni’s time in America is currently being edited and nearing completion, samples of this remarkable footage is currently available via Superheroes and Gangsters’ (Ni’s record label) Youtube profile.

Ni’s sounds have approachability and universality. The future holds bright things for Ni Russell and his cavalcade of collaborators.

The 4 of US announce new single GOING SOUTH + Nationwide Tour

The 4 Of Us

Single: “Going South” Out July 2017- From the critically acclaimed album “Sugar Island”

The 4 Of Us have been a steadfast part of Irish music history for over a quarter of a century. Formed and fronted by Newry-born brothers Brendan and Declan Murphy, they have developed a unique musical identity, which has produced original and award- winning recordings, as well as a large and loyal fan base. To date, they have notched up an enviable catalogue of timeless songs, including six top 20 Irish charting albums. Their music has also been featured extensively on American, UK, and Irish TV soundtracks.

The 4 Of Us shot to early fame towards the end of 1989 with their debut Songs for the Tempted, which featured the massive hits Mary and Drag My Bad Name Down. The follow up Man Alive made Q magazine’s prestigious Top 50 Albums of 1992 and included the UK Top 30 song She Hits Me.

‘Sugar Island’, their latest album, was released to critical acclaim in November 2016. Lyrically, the album explores the brothers’ early years growing up in Northern Ireland; musically, it focuses on the trademark interplay of their acoustic guitars. As singer Brendan recalls: ’It was a dark time for sure, but as kids we still managed to have a lot of fun. Everyone who lived through that time has their own stories to tell; we thought we’d share some of ours.’

Sugar Island features 12 new songs. It is arguably their most biographical album, including tracks reflecting on the brothers’ childhood, growing up in a border town during the height of the troubles in Northern Ireland. The latest single ‘Going South’ plays homage to that sentiment.

For more info + social media links go to: http://the4ofus.com/

Tour dates :

June 10, 2017- SEAMUS ENNIS ARTS CENTRE

Fingal, Co. Dublin

June 17, 2017- DOOLIN FOLK FESTIVAL 2017

Rivervale, Doolin, Co. Clare

June 23, 2017- LIMERICK RACECOURSE | FULL BAND SHOW

Patrickswell, Co. Limerick

June 24, 2017- UPSTAIRS @ THE WHITE HORSE

Ballincollig, Co. Cork

June 30, 2017- COASTGUARD CULTURAL CENTRE

Tramore, Co. Waterford

July 15, 2017- THE TIDE HIGH CLUB

Castletownbere, Co. Cork

July 28, 2017- THEATRE ROYAL WATERFORD Waterford

July 29, 2017- MALAHIDE LIVE 2017

Malahide, Co Dublin

August 12, 2017- STENDHAL FESTIVAL 2017

Limavady

August 29, 2017 -COURTYARD THEATRE

Newtownabbey, Co. Antrim

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

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

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

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.

 

Introducing Pale White Guy, an animated character set to release his first single this April.

CHILLOUT RECORDS Presents…

Pale White Guy

Single “LIVE”: Out April 7th 2017

ChilloutRecords introduces Pale White Guy, an animated character with an eclectic musical taste informed by years of honing his craft and watching programmes like Top Of The Pops when artists such as Bowie, T-Rex and Roxy Music lit up our screens and set the platform for the MTV era of pop music.

Pale White Guy draws his influences from some of the most iconic musicians from yesteryear. Thus embracing the present as well as the past, his debut single “Live (Best Things In Life Are Free)” is a pop soul track with driving synths, strings and guitars together with stax influenced horns forming a traditional rhythm section layered with electronics and a positive lyric. Mixed for radio by Philip Larsen (Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, Ellie Goulding, Kylie Minogue), “Live” is a song with a pop sensibility that sticks in the memory and appeals to the repeat button.

‘Pale White Guy’ is the brain child of ChilloutRecords Composer & Artist BP Connor who hails from Dublin, Ireland. A character inspired by all the greats from the 70s and 80s he has a love of life and music. BP has composed numerous pieces of music, for commercial sync and licensing use worldwide across platforms such as MTV, Oprah (Harpo Productions), The Hills – MTV Networks, Sony Music Publishing (Japan), Indigo Films, National Geographic Channel & RipTide Music (Hollywood Film Music Co.)

About the label: ChilloutRecords specialises in electronic, rock and pop instrumentals together with vocal based material.  Their Compositions and Material has been licensed worldwide including various TV networks and production houses since 2002. ChilloutRecords has partnered with The Orchard, a wholly owned subsidiary of Sony Music Entertainment to distribute both digital and physical releases since 2006. Pale White Guy’s Debut Single “Live (Best Things In Life Are Free)” will be available on all digital platforms from April 7th 2017.

The music video for “Live” is currently in production and will draw from influential videos of the MTV era with cameos from a few of todays characters and people culture. Stay tuned!

For more information see:

http://www.palewhiteguy.com

http://www.chilloutrecords.com

http://www.twitter.com/chilloutrecs

The 4 of US announce new album and National Tour

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Single & Album : “Sugar Island”

Out Oct 28th

The 4 Of Us have been a steadfast part of Irish music history for over a quarter of a century. Formed and fronted by Newry-born brothers Brendan and Declan Murphy, they have developed a unique musical identity, which has produced original and award- winning recordings, as well as a large and loyal fan base. To date, they have notched up an enviable catalogue of timeless songs, including six top 20 Irish charting albums. Their music has also been featured extensively on American, UK, and Irish TV soundtracks.

The 4 Of Us shot to early fame towards the end of 1989 with their debut Songs for the Tempted, which featured the massive hits Mary and Drag My Bad Name Down. The follow up Man Alive made Q magazine’s prestigious Top 50 Albums of 1992 and included the UK Top 30 song She Hits Me.

‘Sugar Island’, their latest album, is due for release on October 28th 2016. Lyrically, the album explores the brothers’ early years growing up in Northern Ireland; musically, it focuses on the trademark interplay of their acoustic guitars. As singer Brendan recalls: ’It was a dark time for sure, but as kids we still managed to have a lot of fun. Everyone who lived through that time has their own stories to tell; we thought we’d share some of ours.’

Promising to be one of their best studio recordings yet, Sugar Island features 12 new songs. It is arguably their most biographical album, including tracks reflecting on the brothers’ childhood, growing up in a border town during the height of the troubles in Northern Ireland.

The Band perform in Dublin’s Vicar St. Nov 11th where the Murphy brothers will be joined by their original band line-up to perform their debut album Songs For The Tempted, along with their latest, in show entitled Then and Now. The lead radio Single “Sugar Island” refers to the landmark heart of their hometown, which was also a popular meeting place for young lovers. ‘On the day I left you crying, on the bridge at Sugar Island’, as the lyric goes. This is also out Oct 28th along with the album. For more info and a full list of tour dates + social media links go to: http://the4ofus.com/

Links: www.facebook.com/The4OfUsOfficial / https://twitter.com/the4ofus

+ Tour dates announced :

Oct. 6th- Lahinch, Kennys Bar

Oct.7th- CASTLEBLANEY, IONTAS THEATRE

Oct 8th-Ballybofey, Balor Theatre

Oct 28th- TULLAMORE, LYNCHES

Oct 30th-, Kilaloe, Co Clare,Lakeside Hotel

Nov 4th- WATERFORD, THEARE ROYAL

Nov 9th- Westport, Matt Molloys

Nov 11th- DUBLIN, VICAR STREET

Nov 12th- Listowel, Mike The Pies

Nov 19th- WEXFORD ARTS CENTRE

Nov 24th-Clonakilty, Debarras

Dec 9th – Clonmel, Brewery Lane Theatre

Dec 10th – CORK, TRISKEL ARTS

Dec 27th- Dundalk- Spirit Store

Dec 29th Culdaff, Mc Crorys

Dec 30th, Dolans Warehouse

HEROES IN HIDING to perform on The Late Late Show on Rte 1 Sept 30th

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: HEROES IN HIDING to perform on The Late Late Show on Rte 1, Sept 30th, 2016.

14500646_10154557786518518_3018977654998123507_o‘Hospital” – The brand new track from ‘Heroes In Hiding’ will be performed by the band on Fri. Sept 30th on Ireland’s longest running TV Talk and Entertainment show ‘The Late Late Show’. In a star studded line up that includes Hollywood actors Alexander Skarsgård, Michael Peña and former Ireland international Jason McAteer. Be sure to tune in from 9.35pm on RTE 1 or the RTE Player.

In the last month the bands single ‘Hospital’, detailing an incident where one of the lead vocalist’s from the band, Joe Carroll, fell out of a moving bus on the dual carriage way and woke up in a hospital bed, has been critically acclaimed by Irish media such as Hotpress, The Star, The Irish Times and well known Irish and International Music Blogs and Webzines who lauded the band as one of the most promising acts to come out of Ireland this year.

There’s some thump off it! The Breakfast Show ‘Song of the Week'” – Ian Dempsey Today FM

“Ireland’s next indie hit makers” – RTE Radio 1

“Band of the week for this sprightly indie-pop song” – The Irish Times

“Excellent! Another great track from HIH, did you expect anything less!”- RTE 2FM – ‘Song of the week’

 “Fantastic Four-Piece” – Joe.ie ‘Song of the day’

“Heroes in Hiding have a momentum that is in full swing” The Star ‘Single of the day’

“Fantastic track!” BBC INTRODUCING 

“Hospital is engrossing whilst also keeping the hooks and melodic lushness in tact.”- TheLastMixTape

Since the release of debut EP “Hush” in 2014, Heroes In Hiding have gathered a momentum that is now in full pendulum swing. The burgeoning band are center stage in Ireland as one of the most promising talked about acts on the scene. Having performed at festivals such as Electric Picnic, Forbidden Fruit, Castlepalooza, BD Festival, Life Festival, even securing a slot at Iceland’s Secret Solstice festival – the band are now ready to release their first LP titled ‘CURTAINS’ which is due for an autumn release date of Oct 7th 2016.

‘Hospital’, documents a recent close encounter with death by a member of the band Joe Carroll: “I was on my way home from a friend’s birthday party on a hired coach. There weren’t enough seats so I was standing up at the back. I leaned back and fell out of the door and onto the motorway. I don’t remember much of the incident itself and the next thing I remember was lying on a trolley in the hospital in a neck brace. Luckily I didn’t sustain any lasting injuries but I was fully aware of how close I came to being much worse off. On my second day in hospital I heard a nurse using some sort of machine behind the curtain on the patient next to me. It was bleeping with two harmonious tones. Something told me I had to make a song out of it so I recorded it on my phone (which had miraculously survived the fall). A few days later when I was at home and feeling a little better I put the recording onto my laptop and recorded a rough draft of the song “Hospital”. The song is a document of my experience that night, and my realisation that life is very fragile and something to be cherished.”

HEROES IN HIDING ARE: Joe Carroll – Vox and Acoustic Guitar, Liam McCabe – Vox, Bass, Violin, Sax, electronics, Oisin Jacob – Vox, Electric Guitar and Kalimba and Cian Donohoe – Drums & Percussion.

Band Links: www.facebook.com/heroesinhiding / www.twitter.com/heroesinhiding www.heroesinhiding.ie

Listen to the track here:

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