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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

Follow and connect with Ann on her socials below:

www.annscott.net
Bandcamp
Patreon Page
Spotify

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Luke Hyland Announces New Single ‘Flames’ Out March 27th

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Luke Hyland is a pop singer/songwriter based in Dublin. Born in Tipperary, he began his music career while living in Sydney, Australia. Luke intertwines his unique tone and songwriting ability with catchy hooks and a modern pop laden production.

Luke’s music, driven by strong emotive vocals and lucrative pop melodies, is enough to make anyone stop and listen. Boasting over 80,000 streams on Spotify, Luke strives to keep improving and building on his sound. 

Coming from an acoustic background, his stripped back solo live performances are laced with a vulnerable rawness and mesmerising ability to capture the listeners attention, all with just an acoustic guitar. 

Luke Hyland

He collaborates and records his songs with his accomplished producer and dear friend ‘Szabo’, based in London. Szabo’s talent and experience are reflected throughout Luke’s records, and it seems the two have a clear vision of what they want to achieve. 

Flames, out on 27th March, is Luke’s 4th Studio single and is anticipated to be his biggest one yet. Starting of with a rich pop piano and a blaring trumpet, Flames is certain to mesmerise you straight from the very beginning. The song builds anticipation with deep pads and punchy synths right up to the chorus, where it delivers scintillating synth stabs teamed with a thumping kick. Hyland’s powerful vocals build from the ground up and soar throughout a powerful love song that will have you hooked from the first listen. 

Follow Luke on social media:

https://www.instagram.com/lukehylandmusic/

https://www.facebook.com/LukeHylandMusic/

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Jamies Lawson announces New Album and Single + Irish Tour Dates

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‘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:

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WEBSITE | SPOTIFY

Áine Tyrrell announces details of new album

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Album: ‘Return to the Sea’  

OUT March 8th 2019

She may be one of our most prolific artists, but Australian-based Irish singer Áine Tyrrell is showing no signs of letting up, on her special announcement of her new album. From the West Coast of Ireland hails one of Australia’s favourite adopted sisters, who readies herself to release her unwavering and purely honest second album, ‘Return to the Sea’ on March 8th in Ireland.

‘Return to the Sea’ is a treasure-trove of contemporary narratives and musical sojourns with a solid respect for tradition, collectively fused with a passion for adventure and travelling to new lands, both real, and musical. In true Tyrrell style, recording her second album was anything but usual. In 2017 Tyrrell returned to her homeland of Ireland, to the places and the people that made her the woman she is today.

Harnessing the energy and emotion of her travels, Tyrrell joined forces with long-time producer Mark Stanley once again and explored lounge rooms, front bars, old churches, and remote islands across her Irish homeland recording and mastering in all of the nooks and crannies’ that would adapt to her portable recording studio. While recorded in Ireland, this 10-track album still carries the sand of Tyrrell’s adopted home as it was mastered and crowdfunded with one boot in the Australian red dirt.

‘Return to the Sea’ is a passionate journey as it draws from a number of styles and influences. Certainly, the traditional Irish folk is in her blood, but so too are elements of soul and rock ‘n’ roll, entwined within her lyrical testaments. Her unwavering passion for justice and integrity has led to her supporting current Women’s Rights and Indigenous Rights issues through performances, social media campaigning, song writing and public speaking engagements.

“‘Return to The Sea’ is about standing in power, owning your own skin and making sense of the shared responsibility we have as humans. The album embraces stories that have inspired me to do more than just sit and hope for change.” Said Tyrrell of the album.

“It is my call to arms. Many observations between Australia and Ireland are scattered through the tracks, but the one common thread is that together we rise in strength when one human experience can mirror and then shape our collective understanding and action.”

While the new music retains a connection with her traditional folk roots, it also finds Áine branching out – finding new sounds and a new way to tell her stories. Never one to shy away from spilling blood onto paper, her long time creative partner in crime, producer, Mark Stanley is at the production helms here, both a united force of nature on the album.

“Hope will see me Through’ is the lead single from the new album. 

Links:

www.ainetyrrell.com

https://www.instagram.com/ainetyrrellmusic/

https://www.facebook.com/AineTyrrellMusic

https://twitter.com/AineTyrrell

Sonja Sleator announces new EP and Single

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

+ Upcoming gigs:

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

15 March – Sin É Dublin – supporting Daniel John Paxton

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

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

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

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

Social Media:

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

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

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

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