Tag: new music

Check Out This New Summer Anthem ‘Anything for You’

No Comments

‘Anything For You’ –  newest summer anthem from VAVO ft. Zhiko is Out Now!

Calvin Scully, aka ZHIKO, is a Dublin (Ireland) based self taught musician starting from the early age of 12 he had a natural ear for music. As a self taught pianist/keyboardist and Music Producer, Calvin started hitting the airwaves at the age of 15 with his release of ‘Torn apart’ a dance track that was picked up and playlisted on Dublin’s 98fm and Rte 2FM. Calvin has also had song placements on many tv shows in Ireland, Uk, Portugal and Australia. 

Out of the spotlight, after many years of Studying and perfecting his Production skills, Calvin has written hundreds of tracks for artists on major and independent labels around the globe.

In 2018 Calvin combined talents with New York based French Producer Antoine Cara of Ultra Records and together created the duo ‘Dakotah’  they have released numerous pop dance tracks in 2019.

STREAM the track here:

Now known as ZHIKO, Calvin has many upcoming tracks set for release in 2019 including his comeback release ‘’Anything for you” which is a collaboration with New York based super duo VAVO. The release is set to be release on 26th April 2019, world premiering on Sirius XM on the 25th April.

VAVO, a Billboard charting Dance/Pop duo VAVO seamlessly blends the talents of Vancouver native Jesse Fischer and London born Alden Martin. They have over 50 charting positions on iTunes, Apple Music, and Spotify, VAVO seeks to raise the bar. Their last single “Right Now” has already reached the top 10 in the BPM Top 20 Countdown and has been supported by key tastemakers in the dance music community.

At their current pace, expect to see VAVO rise up as one of the hottest dance acts in 2019.

For more info and updates on Zhiko: www.zhikomusic.com

For more info and updates on Vavo: https://www.facebook.com/vavomusic

Rising Singer Songwriter JAMES OR announces New Single

No Comments

It’s been an exciting eighteen months for James. Inclusions on the Hotpress ‘Ones to Watch’ listings and Live at the Marquee line-up showcased a songwriter and performer who is always striving to go one better.

A tireless live performance married with thoughtful and relatable songwriting also brought performing opportunities with the likes of The Coronas, Damien Dempsey and Ham Sandwich.

  • A unique and exciting Irish indie voice – Shane Dunne (INDIEPENDENCE, Music Cork)
  • James OR is the refreshing new artist the industry is craving. Clever lyrics and catchy tunes, youll be singing along in no time – Barbara Nic Dhonnacha (freelance journalist, broadcaster)
  • James stands on a pedestal all his own instantly memorable, sing-alongable anthems and delicately woven stories, somehow all at the same time – Emma Langford (Best Emerging Artist – RTE Radio 1 Folk Awards)

‘An Attempt at Momentum’ is out Friday, April 26th. 

Upcoming gigs

Friday, May 3rd: Coughlans Live, Cork

August Bank Holiday weekend: INDIEPENDENCE Music & Arts Festival

See links below for more info on James and to be kept up to date on his music:

http://www.jamesormusic.com/

https://www.facebook.com/jamesormusic

https://www.instagram.com/jamesormusic/

Jamies Lawson announces New Album and Single + Irish Tour Dates

No Comments

‘THE ANSWER’ – Brand new single Out now via Gingerbread Man Records/ADA – LISTEN HERE

Pre-order Jamie’s fifth studio album ‘The Years In Between’ – HERE

Acclaimed singer-songwriter Jamie Lawson returns with his brand new single The Answer, OUT NOW via Gingerbread Man Records/ADA. The first track taken from forthcoming studio album The Years In Between (out 29th March), it’s a rhythmic, truthful love song co-written with Ollie Green (Freya Ridings, Gavin James), and offers a perfect taste of what’s to come from Jamie in 2019. The track had its exclusive worldwide play on Ken Bruce’s BBC Radio 2 show this morning. Listen to The Answer here and pre-order the album The Years In Between here.

On the creation of The Answer, Jamie said: “I was on a train from somewhere to London listening to a lot of instrumental music when suddenly the idea for this track came to me. The lyrics started flowing and by the time I reached the studio where Ollie Green was, I’d written most of the song. As it progressed, what I thought might be a tender love song transformed into a fun, indie bop!”

Jamie’s fifth studio album, The Years In Between, will be released 29th March via Gingerbread Man Records/ADA. Written and recorded whilst supporting Ed Sheeran on a mammoth 46-date UK and EU stint (including four sold out nights at London’s Wembley Stadium), the album is Jamie’s most collaborative to date. Alongside Ollie Green, writing partners include Jamie Scott (Jess Glynne, Rudimental, Niall Horan), Natalie Hemby (Kacey Musgraves), Amy Wadge (Ed Sheeran, Camila Cabello) and Matty Benbrook (Paolo Nutini, Lewis Capaldi). The recordings were brought together by GRAMMY Award-winning producer Ruadhri Cushnan (Mumford & Sons, Ed Sheeran, Shawn Mendes) at Dublin’s Camden Recording Studios.

In his armoury, Jamie holds an international hit single, a Number One album, an Ivor Novello Award, 238 million combined digital streams, 28 million YouTube views, and a huge social media following. As the first signing to Ed Sheeran’s Gingerbread Man Records, his single ‘Wasn’t Expecting That’ became a hit around the world, selling over a million copies worldwide.

This year will see Jamie release his fifth studio album, The Years In Between, before playing twenty shows across the UK & EU, stopping off at London’s O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire on May 2nd. Fans can secure tickets here and pre-order the album here.

2019 looks set to be yet another incredibly exciting year for the singer-songwriter.

IRISH TOUR DATES

May 11th – Belfast, Ulster Hall

May 12th – Dublin, Vicar Street

Follow Jamie Lawson:

FACEBOOK | TWITTER | INSTAGRAM |

WEBSITE | SPOTIFY

Lavengro announce release of new single ‘Live For The Weekend’ a hook laden pop gem

No Comments

‘Live For The Weekend’ Release Date: March 22nd

5-Piece Pop band Lavengro hailing from Derry City, Northern Ireland, announce the release of their -hotly tipped ‘best songs of 2019’- brand new single ‘Live For The Weekend’. With instant hooks that call for the repeat button, their new single is the follow up to commercially successful track ‘Think’ which was one of the most played Irish songs on Radio in 2018. 2FM hailed it as one of their most played Irish songs of 2018, iRadio & Today FM also made the boys their Homegrown Heroes & PlayIrish Artist of the week. It also stayed in the top 100 Irish Airplay Charts for 11 weeks, peaking at #25 and also made it onto the Irish iTunes Top 100 Charts, Spotify Viral 50 Ireland, Ireland Shazam Charts top 50 – to name a few! Their new single is punchier, catchier and will have the same effect: Press Repeat>>>> PLAY.

 

The childhood friends formed the group in 2015 all at the age of 18 with one ultimate goal in mind; to be one of the top bands to ever come out of Ireland. The boys make songs that are punchy, catchy and powerful. Songs that really hit you in the feels but also make you want to dance. After just 2 years, the band were slowly making their dream a reality with the success of their single, “Think”. 2019 marks an enterprising next step with the release of ‘Live For The Weekend’ penned for March 22nd.

Lavengro had a busy summer in 2018, selling out their own headline shows at Whelan’s, Dublin, Ireland and The Nerve Centre, Derry while being invited to Irish radio stations across the country for interviews and to perform live at RTE2FMs famous Studio 8 Sessions. The lads are no strangers to big festival stages, performing on Main Stage at SunflowerFest, Electric Picnic & Sea Sessions as well as playing support to Hudson Taylor in their hometown in yet another sold out event.

******

Joe.ie Song of the Day #554 |

Dermott & Dave’s Homegrown Heroes (Today FM) |

PlayIrish Artist of the Week (Today FM) |

BBC ATL Track of the Day #430 |

Dundalk FM ‘Ones to Watch’

*****

Links:

https://www.facebook.com/Lavengro/

https://twitter.com/lavengrofficial

https://www.instagram.com/lavengro.official/

https://lavengroband.com/

Alan Bonner set to release new EP

No Comments

 

Alan Bonner is set to release his brand new EP of piano ballads “Songs In The Key Of Sea” on April 6th with lead single Augustine.  

Recent years have seen Alan Bonner playing the bars of Berlin, tread the boards at Ronnie Scotts in London, top bills at music festivals in Italy, busk on street corners in Dublin and tour the USA.

In summer 2017 Bonner found himself in Galway on the west coast of Ireland making his fourth record Songs in the key of Sea – The Galway Bay EP.

Recorded in a house on the remote island of Connemara, the record explores themes of love, loss, hope and healing. It is a love letter to absent friends and lost lovers, Understated and heartfelt, resilient and hopeful.

Recorded without bells and whistles, with Piano and Bonner’s distinctive vocals taking centre stage. The EP also features collaborations with Galway based artists Pa Reidy and Tracy Bruen lending their talents to the record with Willow Sea as Producer. 

Bonner has also founded legendary music nights in Berlin at Laksmi & Alaska Bar, attracting musicians and performers from all corners of the globe. Prior to this, he has toured extensively across the UK, Ireland, Europe, Australia and the USA. He has received airplay on BBC6 Music and MTV Italy and appeared in Grazia, Gay Times, Attitude, Time Out London and RTE Ireland. Prior to Songs in the Key of Sea, he has released the albums Songs for the Heartshaped (2008) Balladeer (2012) and Night Music (2016) to favourable reviews.

2018 sees the release of the EP (April 6th) with an extensive European tour in support of the record to follow. 

TOUR dates:

6/4 – Dublin Workmans club (supporting dREA) 7/4  Limerick The Commercial ( (supporting dREA)

10/4 Limerick Charlie Malones

12/ 4 Galway Club De Burgos (supporting dREA)

13/4  Dingle Nellie Freds (supporting dREA)

More dates added soon. 

Social links:

Facebook  www.facebook.com/ALANBONNERMUSIC 

Instagram tag  @alanbonner 

Twitter  www.twitter.com/ALANBONNERMUSIC  @ALANBONNERMUSIC

www.alanbonnermusic.com

Categories: Latest News

Tags: ,

IAMX to release album ‘Alive in New Light’ on February 02, 2018

No Comments

IAMX to release Intense New Electronic Rock Album,

‘Alive in New Light’ out on February 02, 2018

‘Stardust’ Single out Feb 23rd

Cinematic LP Features Kat Von D, Plus Erotic Merchandising and How to Get Away with Murder soundtrack syncing

Emerging from an intense depression that fuelled his last two albums, Chris Corner AKA IAMX releases his newest LP Alive In New Light (AINL) on February 02, 2018. A cinematic celebration of breaking free from demons that have long plagued him, AINL captures the giddy phase of metamorphosis, when you are no longer what you were but not yet fully what you are becoming. The album is both a ‘thank you’ to fans and an invitation to the next phase in IAMX’s intoxicating journey of self-discovery. Appearing on four tracks and along for the experience is postmodern tattoo and makeup powerhouse, kindred spirit, and superfan, Kat Von D. The AINL celebration also features a line of erotic merchandise inspired by the album artwork designed by Ryan Clark for Invisible Creature. Among its searing track list, AINL features “Mile Deep Hollow,” which was previewed on How To Get Away With Murder, the fifteenth IAMX track to be synced on ABC TV’s blockbuster.

Recorded, performed, and mixed by Corner in the California desert, in a trailer facing a mountain, “far from the Joshua Tree hippies,” AINL features nine walloping songs that put a majestic spin on alternative electronica thanks to Corner’s powerful vocals and larger than life production. “The desert is white noise,” Chris explains. “You can lose yourself in the details of producing, mixing; it’s just silence.” “Stardust” opens the album with a galloping groove reminiscent of Depeche Mode’s “Personal Jesus”. The title track follows with an almost operatic meditation on rising from the ashes. The staccato rhythm on “Break the Chain” heightens the urgency in Corner’s soaring, plaintive lyrics and vocals. “Body Politics” works a sleazy electro funk groove with a Nine Inch Nails-like fervour. “It’s about trying to consume the club, losing yourself in rhythm and pagan, primordial elements, release without a deep message,” Chris explains. “Exit” echoes Bjork’s cubist balladry with a pulsating beat. “Stalker” transports the listener to an exotic, seductive, and mysterious parallel plane where love and obsession blur. “Big Man” contemplates our current dismal politics with a creepy circus-like soundscape that would be at home in a Tim Burton movie. “Mile Deep Hollow,” despite its dark and ominous tones, is an expression of gratitude. “The Power and the Glory,” a reference to the Lord’s Prayer, closes the album, burying the past and seeding hope for the future.

Reflecting on working with Chris, Kat says, “We could easily swap closets and makeup drawers and no one would be able to tell the difference. We both create, not because we want to, but because we HAVE to.” Chris agrees, referring to the creative process as both torturous and liberating. “This album is about connecting, and it’s a pain in the ass to do it through an album. Each time I do this, I feel exhausted but it’s an impulse I can’t stop. If you write your pain out, there’s a venting. Happiness is a skill. I’m happiest activating skills that keep you balanced.”

Transformation at its core is chaos, but it can also be cathartic, theatrical, and transcendent. On Alive in New Light (AINL), IAMX explores the complexities of mutation through sound, visual art, makeup, and intimate merchandise with the unflinching ferocity fans have come to expect and newcomers are certain to be seduced by. Both can experience IAMX in his theatrical glory when he embarks on his European tour in February and March, and US & Canadian dates for April and May which will be announced soon.

Track listing:

  1. Stardust
  2. Alive In New Light
  3. Break The Chain
  4. Body Politics
  5. Exit
  6. Stalker
  7. Big Man
  8. Mile Deep Hollow
  9. The Power And The Glory

Online:

www.IAMXmusic.com

www.facebook.com/IAMXofficial

https://twitter.com/IAMX

www.youtube.com/user/IAMX

www.instagram.com/IAMX

https://vk.com/IAMX

Jig Jam release new single “Tullamore to Boston”

No Comments

JigJam are a multi-award winning quartet from the heart of the midlands in Ireland. Blending the best of traditional Irish music with bluegrass and Americana in a new genre, which has been branded as ‘CeltGrass’, their onstage energy along with their virtuosic musical ability has captivated audiences throughout the world. “Here’s an Irish band that’s going to impact the world as hard as Clancy Brothers or U2 if they get only half a chance.”

Jamie McKeogh, Cathal Guinan and Daithi Melia all hail from Tullamore, Co.Offaly with Co. Tipperary born Gavin Strappe completing the quartet. All four members grew up immersed in Irish traditional music and culture, which is reflected by the band collectively achieving over twenty All-Ireland titles at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann competitions. They have now developed their own unique style of music influenced by American Folk music whilst staying true to their Irish roots. Described as ‘The best Irish group so far in bluegrass’ this sharply dressed outfit deliver an energy-fuelled, foot-stomping live performance. All multi-instrumentalists, JigJam interchange between banjos, guitars, fiddles, mandolins and double bass onstage which creates an experience which is pleasing to both the eye and the ear. JigJam have recorded two studio albums to critical acclaim and have been compared to the Punch Brothers by the European Bluegrass Music Association.

JigJam have made a huge impact on the Irish American circuit performing at all major festivals including the world-renowned Milwaukee Irish Fest as well as touring various parts of the UK and Europe. ‘The words sparkling, innovative and infectious come first to mind’ when you witness your first JigJam show.

‘Tullamore to Boston’ is out now on iTunes: https://tinyurl.com/y9pdn3r3

JigJam Social Media Links

Website: www.jigjam.ie

Facebook: www.facebook.com/jigjamlive

Twitter: www.twitter.com/jigjamlive

Instagram: www.instagram.com/jigjamlive

Music Video for Tullamore to Boston:

Zali announces brand new track ‘Girls Like Us”

No Comments

ZALI

Announces new Single:“Girls Like Us” Out Nov 10th 2017

Zali is an artist in a constant flux of creation and evolution through a combination of sounds, art and visual elements that leave a resounding and infectious effect on her audience and listeners. With influences such as fellow luminaries Mary J Blige, Amy Winehouse, Beyonce, Toni Braxton and Frank Ocean, ZALI possesses a powerful vocal range honed through years of vigorous vocal training to produce a sound reminiscent of old school R&B mixed with Pop-soul.

Striving to make listeners feel the story behind her music, and to share her world – ZALI is currently gearing up to release her brand new Single ‘Girls Like Us’, out November 10th 2017. For the past few months, she has immersed herself in her music in preparation to emerge as an artist to be reckoned with in the industry. With the release of her first single ‘Can’t stop’, the talented singer and songwriter was ready to begin a new journey to show and prove that she has exactly what it takes to be a star. The infectious tune has amassed over 100,000 streams worldwide on Spotify and is winning fans over at every chance. The production showcases ZALI’s distinct blend of soulful and upbeat sounds guaranteed to capture the hearts of it’s listeners. And with the anticipated release of her upcoming single ‘Girls Like Us’ ZALI is telling us SHE IS HERE!

After being dubbed as a rising star to watch following her intoxicating performance at the Irish Music Rights Organisation (IMRO) for Culture Night Ireland 2017, She was then invited to perform live at JOE.ie. Don’t miss a chance to see her live and in action pushing the limits to her performances and vocal abilities through her ever-changing art.

Social Media Links

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/zalimusic/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ZALImusic

Website: http://www.zalimusic.com/

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

Categories: Latest News

Tags: , ,

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

No Comments

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:

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

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