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Marty Rafo To Release New Single ‘Our Last Goodbye’

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Northern Irish artist Marty Rafo has been stirring up quite a bit of interest in the music industry since the release of his first two EP’s “Last Brigade” and “Atlantic Crossing.” From licensing music to 20+ major television networks, indie films, and sports arenas (including FOX, ESPN, E!, Discovery, National Geographic, NFL, and NASCAR), to celebrating rotation on 200+ college, independent, and commercial radio stations and performing alongside some of the US and UK’s most sought-after headliners (including: “Icon for Hire”, “All That Remains”, “Feeder”, “Reef”, “Pigeon Detectives” and “The Sherlocks”) – Rafo has just announced his collaboration with Irish Italian DJ and Producer Coke Beats on New Single ‘Our Last Goodbye’.

From busking in the streets of New York City in the late ‘90s to touring on three continents and leaving his mark on the underground electronic music scenes, Coke Beats has featured in more than 1 billion views on TikTok, and 44 number 1’s on the iTunes Charts in Europe, Asia, and South America. He is back in Ireland after a stint of EU residencies and has just worked on this remix collab with Marty Rafo, who was in search of the same quality of track as the late Avicii‘s ‘Hey Brother’ on his new single. Calling on the finesse of the Producer.

In addition to being featured in 50+ media publications for his past college, club, and festival tours (including: “Rock the Fort Music Festival, USA”, “Camden Rocks Festival”, “TVW Stock Festival, UK” and “Lee Stock Music Festival, UK”), some of the highlights thus far, according to Marty, have been hanging out with Bono and The Edge, meeting Jimmy Page and meeting the man who inspired him to pick up a guitar, Mr. Noel Gallagher.

Commenting on the inspiration behind his latest single, Rafo commented:

“Our Last Goodbye” is about two people who are in love with one another, then eventually break up and move their separate ways. It’s about reminiscing about the good times and wondering where it all went wrong. In the song, the main character in this narrative is still interested in what she is doing. However, he discovered that she was with another guy in a different country. He realises he needs to move on and stop living in the past. Ultimately, he finds himself and finds self-love.

His last single “You’ll Never Be Alone” soared straight to No.1 in both the UK and Irish I-Tunes charts. The new single ‘Our Last Goodbye’ – (Coke Beats Remix) is set to do the same and will be released on Sept 29th.  With a full band remix and an acoustic remix to follow in Oct.


KEHLI Announces Electric Picnic Performance + New Remix for All Outta Love

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With her eagerly-awaited debut EP ‘Pity Party’ set to arrive in the coming months, which includes the tracks “Lose U Now”, “Dead Body” and “All Outta Love” – the latter single receiving more than 5 million radio impressions across Irish radio including being selected by Ireland’s Select Irish network as their Irish ‘Track of the Month’ in July – giving it heavy rotation across all of their network, the last track they did this for was chart-topper Jazzy’s “Giving Me”, not to mention ‘Future Pop’ support on BBC Radio 1 and BBC Radio Ulster adding the track to their Atl Introducing Playlist selected by Gemma Bradley & team, Irish pop starlet KEHLI has now returned to release the FlashTheDeliveryGuy remix of her EP’s lead offering “All Outta Love”.

Inviting a fresh and bouncing dance-pop-infused energy to her latest effort, the FlashTheDeliverGuy remix of “All Outta Love” sees it transformed into a vibrant club-ready anthem. With her fresh and dynamic vocals playfully layered across a shimmering production throughout, the new rework adds a bright and distinctive aesthetic to her glittering catalogue to date.

Showing an affinity for music from a very young age, Chris ‘FlashTheDeliveryGuy’ Edwards has been fine-tuning his skills as a record producer, multi-instrumentalist, and songwriter. Irish-born and raised, Chris has recently added a number of the rising Irish talents to his resume of production credits including the likes of breakout pops Ojo The Kidd, Jamie Freed, and RikShaw amongst others. Current projects include various indie and major label-related projects as well as collaborations with the likes of UK chart-topping producer/EDM artist, Kid Eternal on upcoming releases.

He is currently the producer and recently appointed MD of one of Ireland’s #1 Radio presenter/DJ’s Declan Pierce and his ‘Block Rockin’ Beats’ project where Flash also plays Bass to crowds of over 10,000 people and sold-out arenas across Ireland.

Hailing from Dublin, 22-year old KEHLI is a vocalist and performer with a soulful, passionate, and unique interpretation of contemporary pop music. She’s drawn comparisons to the likes of Mabel, Raye, Dua Lipa, and Anne-Marie.

Her music journey began at the tender age of five when she started stage school. There she studied music and dance including contemporary dance, hip-hop, and ballet eventually competing at a world championship level. Her evolving passion for music encouraged a 14-year-old KEHLI to try her hands at a couple of TV music shows (X-Factor, The Voice etc) which gave her invaluable experience and gained her a small cult online following. 

Soon after, a rehearsal clip of KEHLI singing Jorja Smith’s ‘Let Me Down’ made its way onto Instagram, gaining her a small viral moment. This led to the introduction of London-based producer/songwriter MSRD who helped KEHLI hone her sound along with key collaborators such as Cameron Gower Poole (Glowie, Raye) Raheem Bale, Kali Clare, and others. 

Since her debut release, KEHLI has gone on to achieve many early career milestones.  Her TV debut last year was on the Late Late show with Ryan Turbidy following a year where she amassed over 13 million national radio impressions in Ireland with support from the likes of RTE 2 FM, 98 FM, Spin1038, iRadio, BBC R1 and Kiss FM.  She was also noted to be the only female singer in the Irish Top 20 charts at the time.  Other career highlights include reaching top #5 position in three key UK club charts including Commercial Pop Charts(#4), Upfront Club Charts(#3) and Urban Charts (#3) on her debut release (One Last Kiss) as reported by Music Week.  

The Official Charts UK named her ‘One To Watch’ and she has also received support from industry tastemakers like Record of the Day, The Line of Best Fit, EARMILK, CLASH, Wonderland, Nialler 9, Irish Times and many others as well as DSP support from Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube Music and Filtr with editorial playlisting.  New Music Friday, New Pop UK, Pop remix are some of her Spotify playlist achievements with over 1.1Million cumulative streams across Spotify alone.

Her release ‘Summer Lovin’ was a hit on the Irish airwaves and a DSP favourite landing New Music Friday and 14 other Spotify editorial playlists on release day as well as charting #15 on the TikTok Music Charts on release week. The project has since gone on to garner significant major-label interest in the UK and US.





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Luke Cosgrave Announces New Single ‘I Feel Your Time Is Comin’ Set To Be Released July 7th

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Luke Cosgrave is an Irish contemporary violinist and songwriter from Wexford, Ireland. He has been playing violin since the age of five and was a member of the Dublin Youth Orchestra, and The Wexford Sinfonia as well as playing as a session musician with a long career supporting numerous Irish artists throughout Ireland. 

He has performed solos for former Irish President Mary Robinson and Taoiseach Micháel Martin. A consummate professional musician. In addition to performing for dignitaries, he has played alongside Sinead O’Connor and Mundy as a session musician and he has also supported and shared stages with Don Baker, John Spillane, and The 4 of Us to name but a few. 

After lending his violin skills to so many of his fellow luminaries, it was time to launch his own music to the Irish and International Music Scene. His previous releases ‘Heart of Hearts’ and ‘Love and War’ were soft-launched during the pandemic to glowing fans, and he is now ready to follow that up with his new song, ‘I Feel Your Time Is Comin’, a sing-a-long folk song, which he releases in July 2023. 

With his well-formed, thought-provoking lyrics, Luke sings with a Wexford accent akin to Corkonian John Spillane’s unique and charming Irish rhetoric. His latest musical offering, ‘I Feel Your Time Is Comin’, will surely appeal to the repeat button. 

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THE REMEDY CLUB Back To You / released 26th May + Album Launch party Sunday 28th May in The Workman’s Club, Dublin (*full band show)

Back To You is the third album from Irish roots/Americana duo The Remedy Club. The album sees them broaden their sonic palette with strings and brass and features some notable Irish musicians including Aongus Ralston on bass (The Waterboys), Binzer Brennan on drums (The Frames), and Michael Buckley and Ronan Dooney on brass (Van Morrison). The album was co-produced by Gavin Glass in Orphan Studios, Wexford. While their second album was recorded in Nashville, musically this new chapter sees them heading towards Memphis and New Orleans with nods to Fleetwood Mac along the way, carving out their own authentic path in Irish music.


Husband and wife duo The Remedy Club, comprising Kj McEvoy and Aileen Mythen have been described as ‘Ireland’s best kept musical secret’’ by Hotpress Magazine. Their first two albums Lovers, Legends and Lost Causes and True Hand True Heart were independently released by the duo to great critical acclaim in Ireland, the UK, Europe, and the US – ‘’My new favourite duo of all time (ROCKING MAGPIE, UK), ‘Outstanding’ (NO DEPRESSION, US).

Their sophomore album True Hand True Heart was recorded in Room and Board studios, Nashville, and produced by 5 –time Grammy award winner Ray Kennedy (Steve Earle, Lucinda Williams, Sheryl Crowand was chosen as album of the week on RTE Radio One.  Hotpress magazine included the album in their top 10 folk albums of 2020.

Their latest offering Remedy Club ‘Back To You’ is due to be released 26th May 2023.


‘Ireland’s best kept musical secret’ (HOTPRESS, IRE)

‘Spectacular’ (MAVERICK)

‘Outstanding album’ (NO DEPRESSION, USA)

‘Destined for big things’ (GET READY TO ROCK, UK)


‘It’s a stunner!’ ‘My new favourite duo of all time’ (ROCKING MAGPIE, UK)

‘Among today’s top roots artists‘ (YOUR LIFE IN A SONG, UK)


Aileen has is an established actor and voice artist. She has voiced hundreds of characters in well-known cartoons and movies including Disney’s Space Chickens’, Rainbow Rangers (Nick Jnr, Genius), and ‘Luis and the Aliens’ (Warner Brothers). She also voiced the character of Raquel in the groundbreaking video game ‘Beyond a steel sky’. Aileen has worked alongside some of the world’s most recognised actors including Harvey Keitel and Pierce Brosnan

Kieran is the brother of acclaimed singer and songwriter, Eleanor McEvoy who wrote the third best-selling Irish single of all time ‘A Woman’s Heart’.

Kieran lived in New York City for 8 years where he played with several hard rock bands including Electra Records ‘Smashed Gladys’.

Aileen and Kj have released 5 albums in total – the first two being under the name B & The Honeyboys.

Their 7-year-old daughter Layla Kay made her TV debut at 5 playing Minnie Driver’s daughter in the Amazon Prime series ‘Modern Love’, directed by John Carney.

MALACHY TUOHY Announces New SINGLE ‘Most Of The Time’ OUT 21 APRIL 2023

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Malachy Tuohy, vocalist and songwriter of the Riptide Movement, is set to release his debut solo album titled “I Cross This Universe” in June 2023. “Most of the Time” will be the first song to be released from the album and will be available to stream and download on all major platforms from April 21st 2023.

The Covid lockdown inspired Tuohy to embark on a new creative journey with “I Cross This Universe,” showcasing his impressive range as an artist and songwriter. The album features exceptional production by Gavin Glass and special guest performances from Albert Lee, Moya Brennan, Rachel Grace, Beth McNinch, and Paul Brennan.

“Most Of The Time” is the first song to be released from Tuohy’s debut album “I Cross This Universe”. It’s a heartfelt song that reflects on the complexity of self-expression, isolation, and disconnection. The song’s laidback feel, understated vocals, and soulful lyrics encapsulate the uncertainty of the time it was written. 

‘I wrote “Most of the time” during the covid lockdown. I wanted to write a song that reflected that feeling of uncertainty, isolation and disconnection, where everything is questioned and where our fears and insecurities are amplified.  I think it’s a song that everyone can relate to.’

Malachy Tuohy has earned international success and a gold-selling number 1 album with hit songs such as “All Works Out,” “Changeling,” and “Elephant in the Room” with his band, the Riptide Movement. “I Cross This Universe” showcases another side of his craft. The songs are intimate and stripped back, with an emphasis on the vocals and lyrics, making for an introspective personal sound.

“I’m buzzing to be releasing my debut solo album, ‘I Cross This Universe,’ and excited to share the first song, “Most of the time,” said Tuohy. “It’s been an incredible journey, and I’m grateful for all the support and collaborations from such talented musicians.”

The debut single “Most of the Time” is a must-listen for fans of soulful, heartfelt music and is a taste of what’s to come from his upcoming album “I Cross This Universe”. 


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Imelda Kehoe Announces New Single ‘Ohio’ Set To Be Released Feb 10th 2023

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Imelda Kehoe is an Irish Contemporary Folk singer-songwriter who has created her own style, which is influenced by Folk, Blues, and with elements of Soul. Her songs are melody-rich, weaving a tapestry of stories, and life experiences written with the listener at heart and with a definite World music feel.

‘Ohio’ is the first release from Imelda’s forthcoming Album and brings the listener through America’s troubled past from the Indian War to the American Civil War, with lyrics that are relevant today.

Imelda comments on the song:

“Ohio was inspired by Sebastian Barry’s ‘Days Without End’ which I read in the summer of 2021. I fell in love with the story and his brilliant writing and I read it a few days whilst on holiday. Once I had finished it, I read it again. I love to write Songs that are inspired by human stories and have elements in them that everyone can relate to. 

I think it is the greatest compliment when someone says that a Song you wrote really connects with their own life story because that means that you’ve done something right in revealing enough of yourself to make it genuine but have focused on the listener’s experience, which is always my starting point. If someone is going to invest a few minutes of their precious time listening to my Song, I want it to be worth it.

The pre-chorus to Ohio is inspired by Barry’s reasoning for why they were good at Soldiering: “How we were able to see slaughter without flinching. Because we were nothing ourselves, to begin with,” This line inspired the Pre-Chorus of Ohio:

“By the Holy River wide, Do we live, or do we die?

We are nothing anyway.”

Other themes from the book that inspired Ohio were the savagery of the American Indian War, Starvation, Boredom, and the Economic devastation of the Civil war. Another significant theme is Identity. The main character, Thomas McNulty is more comfortable when he is dressed as a female and ultimately wants to be John Cole’s female wife, not his male lover. This inspired the lyric:

“If we could rebuild a life, Find a star too great for the sky. For a life not approved, what have we got to lose?”

Musically, Ohio is structured in the traditional folk style but with a contemporary edge, thanks to Larry Hogan’s production and the Lead Guitar played by Horacio Valdivieso, an Ecuadorian Guitar player, who I have worked with on a number of projects”.

The song is also reminiscent of Emmylou Harris Pancho and Lefty with a hint of The Eagles Tequila Sunrise and was produced by Irish producer, Larry Hogan.

It was written and inspired following several visits to Redbooks Independent Book shop in Wexford where Imelda spent many hours among the labyrinth of Second hand-books.

Ohio was recorded at Windmill Lane Studios and produced by Larry Hogan and Mastered by Michael Egan.

Editors Notes

From a big Irish/English family, spending most of her childhood moving around and living in beautiful locations, while her parents renovated old properties. There would always be gatherings, campfires, and music and she describes these early influences as shaping her love of good melody, nature, and travel, which is a recurring theme in her music.

Imelda trained as a Nurse and worked in inner City A&E and Intensive Care Departments and cites these experiences as being influential in her Song Writing.

Video: Recorded at Red Books, Independent Book shop, Wexford, with the kind permission of Wally O’Neill and was filmed by Roberto Forte.

Links: https://www.imeldakehoe.com/


Emer Dunne Announces New Single ‘Daisy’ + Stunning Cover Songs, Ahead of New Album.

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Emer Dunne announces brand new music taken from her upcoming long-player album, Hourglass. Original song ‘Daisy’ will be available for download on MARCH 26th (with all Profits to Irish Cancer Society) + Cover songs: ‘The Parting Glass’ and ‘Wild Mountain Thyme’

Laois based singer, Emer Dunne, who is due to release the first single, Daisy, on March 26th from her astounding new album entitled, Hourglass has decided to donate all the profits from her single to a charity close to many of our own hearts, The Irish Cancer Society.  

March 2020 saw a change across many parts of the world. We have all been affected and many of our great charities have suffered as a result of not being able to run the fundraising events of the past.   

“ I didn’t set out to record a song for charity. I was just working on this album and the way things went this past year the release was delayed. The date was then set for March 26th and when I discovered this was also Daffodil Day, I decided that during these difficult times perhaps I can give something back. Everyone knows someone who has had to suffer at the evil hands of cancer. On a personal note, I have three aunties and an uncle who all suffered from Cancer and my mother is currently battling this illness.  I have watched her bravery over the past few months and observed first hand the fantastic work and support given by The Irish Cancer Society”.   


 ‘Daisy’ is a positive uplifting song where the singer is reminding ‘Daisy’ that all people don’t view the world in the same way and as the lyrics state, “people don’t think like you do and some don’t think at all.”  The track is written by Scottish songwriter, Karine Polwart, and the song struck a chord with Emer. She immediately took it to her producer, Bill Shanley (who works with Mary Black & Gilbert O Sullivan etc). Emer knew it would be one of the ten tracks to make its way onto her new album.  A talented songwriter in her own right, Emer could relate to the lyrics of this song, and with Bill Shanley at the helm she could see the opportunity for bringing a unique and vibrant arrangement to it.

Daisy’ was recorded between Dublin and London with Bill Shanley, Andrew Holdsworth, Colin Farrell and Jonathan Owens. The song is available to purchase on digital platforms including iTunes & Amazon music, for only €1.29. Please tell your friends and help raise money for much needed cause. 

Daisy is part of a radio sampler pack which also includes cover songs of Irish favourites ‘The Parting Glass’ and ‘Wild Mountain Thyme’, performed beautifully by Emer

Find out more on Emer please visit www.emerdunne.com

Ann Scott Announces New Single ‘Another Valentine’ Ahead of LP

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Single release –  ‘Another Valentine’ – Friday February 6th

A desperado acoustic love song cloaked in kitsch organs, vintage wurlitzer, punchy percussion and murky guitars, Another Valentine is the new single and first slice from Ann Scott’s forthcoming album, Lily. Mixed and mastered by Karl Odlum who also lends his signature bass, Scott takes command of most of the instrumentation, programming and guitars, while drums are performed by David Hingerty. Another Valentine is released on Raghouse Records with support from FMC Stimulus for album release, funded by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, and will be available from Spotify,  iTunes, Bandcamp etc on February 5th.

Over the course of four stunning and original albums, Ann Scott has been steadily establishing herself as one of the most courageous songwriters on the Irish scene. Twice nominated in the best female category for the Irish Meteor Awards, Ann Scott has carved her own niche as an independent and firebrand songwriter. Her debut album Poor Horse was voted into the Hotpress musicians’ poll of Ireland’s top 100 albums, while follow ups, We’re SmilingFlo and Venus to the Sky have received hearty critical acclaim and a growing number of converts, with Tony Clayton Lea including We’re Smiling in his 2011 novel of ‘101 Irish Albums You Must Hear Before You Die’

With distinctive voice, quirky left field guitars, and weird tunings, Scott guests regularly as multi-instrumentalist alongside contemporaries such as Gemma Hayes, Mark Geary, Katell Keineg and Adrian Crowley, and has provided guest vocals on albums for many more including, Glen Hansard, David Kitt, Kila & Oki and Jape.  

Her forthcoming studio offering, Lily, comprises eleven songs recorded over a mixed period of solitude and transformation, with recent history including re-location to the Irish countryside, giving birth for the first time, and now a year marked by lockdowns and social isolation.  Not by co-incidence then, Lily is a largely solo and sparse affair, featuring just a handful of usual collaborators and includes themes ranging from motherhood and family, to dementia, loneliness, burnout and hope.

What some of the critics have to say

“An inventive, literate and poetic voice” —Tony Clayton Lea- Irish Times

Not one of the highly hyped songwriters but definitely one of the most talented” – Dan Hegarty – 2FM

“A sublime, special collection. Rooted in dreamy melodies, Scott’s voice part Harriet Wheeler part Beth Orton is a rare beauty soaring on hot day and she jubilee and should deservedly gain her a lot of critical attention”. – Sinead Gleeson – U Magazine

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Irish Pop Singer/Songwriter Sarah McTernan Announces Collaboration ‘Loving You’ with EDM duo HalfTraxx.

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Irish Pop Singer/Songwriter Sarah McTernan announces collaboration ‘Loving You’ with EDM duo HalfTraxx set for release on Feb 5th 2021 across all digital platforms.

‘Loving You’ is a fun, light-hearted pop/dance song about that instant connection between young lovers, captivating instantly with its hooks, lines and sonic sinkers drawing influences from Daughter, Pink! and Becky Hill. The Track was Recorded in Wild Way Recording Studios, Mixed & Produced by HalfTraxx and Mastered at WAV Mastering.

Sarah’s career started out with an audition for The Voice of Ireland in 2015 with judges: Bressie, Una Healy, Kian Egan and Rachel Stevens, with an exceptional audition of ‘Who you are’ by Jessie J, all four judges turned their chairs and fought it out to be picked as Sarah’s mentor. After an indecisive wait, it was Rachel Stevens who would lead Sarah to the final and finish in third place of the competition. 

With success and recognition from The Voice, Sarah went on to perform in venues all over Europe before returning to Ireland where she has been writing and recording new material. With the announcement of her latest single, a collaboration with duo HalfTraxx, (a new Irish electronic music producion duo, consisting of Greg Lynch and Paul Finnin who crossed paths on the DJ/Vlub scene in Ireland), ‘Loving You’ is the first release of the new music coming in 2021 from Sarah. 

‘Loving You’ is out Feb 5th across all digital platforms. 

Links to Sarah’s socials:

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sar_ious/

Website: http://www.sarahmcternan.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/sarah_mcternan

Links to HalfTraxx socials:

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/halftraxxofficial

Twitter: https://twitter.com/WeAreHalfTraxx




Sofia Zaros Releases New Single ‘My Tomorrow’ During Lockdown

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From performing in New York’s prestigious Carnegie Hall to being a special guest of the Italian Ambassador to sing the National Anthem at a Gala in Singapore, Irish Italian Sofia Zaros is no stranger to the spot light. However she is an artist and singer who has missed the steady flow of live performances over Covid, which has inspired her latest song ‘My Tomorrow’.

Fellow lumineer’s who inspire her, include Lewis Capaldi, Sam Smith, Imagine Dragons, Ariana Grande, Aurora, Lin Manuel Miranda, Ed Sheeran. Such influences can be heard on her music. She started writing songs at the age of 12 and has written eight songs in English and two in Italian. Through her songs Sofia reflects on the world around her, on her personal experiences as well as universal themes. Her songs express a strong sense of independence and optimism.

In 2020, during the lockdown, she was chosen to sing the “International Dance Teachers Association” (IDTA) anthem along with other select artists. With her unique timbre and a natural vibrato, Sofia enjoys singing both pop songs and musicals.

When she was just 18 months old she walked on a stage, grabbed a microphone and vocalised My Heart Will Go On. She started singing in public when she was 8 and she currently studies singing, piano, songwriting and ballet. She attended lessons with the Japanese soprano Satsuki Nagatome and the vocal coach Cheryl Porter; most recently she has studied with Loretta Martinez.

‘My Tomorrow’ is out now on all digital platforms and was recorded at the AP Recording Studios in Dublin.

For more info please see: www.sofiazaros.com