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Monday Mixtape: Joel Harkin

Published on January 27th, 2020 | by The Thin Air

In the latest installment of Monday Mixtape, fast-rising Letterkenny alternative ambient folk artist Joel Harkin waxes lyrical on some of his favourite songs, from Phoebe Bridgers and Kitt Philippa, to John Martyn and SOAK. John Martyn …... Read More


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The Thin Air Podcast: Careerist

Published on January 15th, 2020 | by Danny Carroll

This week, we speak to Belfast band Careerist about the track ‘Negative One’. A highlight of their excellent debut album Weird Hill (released on Pizza Pizza Records in November), singer/guitarist Carl Eccles and bassist Nathan Rodgers …... Read More


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The Thin Air Podcast: Junior Brother

Published on January 1st, 2020 | by Danny Carroll

The premiere episode of The Thin Air Podcast Season 2 features Kerry’s finest singer-songwriter Junior Brother.  With his debut album Pull The Right Rope recently named The Thin Air 2019 album of the year, Ronan Kealy …... Read More


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The Thin Air’s Top 75 Irish Releases of 2019

Published on December 24th, 2019 | by Brian Coney

Spanning albums, EPs, compilations, reissues, live albums and mixtapes, from every corner of the island, here’s the 75 best Irish releases of 2019. Onwards. #75-41 75. Talos – Iridiscent Iridescent by Talos 74. Danny Madigan – …... Read More


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The Thin Air’s Alternative Christmas Playlist

Published on December 21st, 2019 | by The Thin Air

To celebrate the onset of socially acceptable daytime drinking and hastily-concocted post-pub sandwiches, here’s our annual Alternative Christmas Playlist – featuring everyone from Yo La Tengo, Big Star and Mazzy Star to The Fall, Mark Kozelek and Deerhoof. Happy Yule, one and all.... Read More


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The Thin Air’s Top 100 Tracks of 2019 (#50-26)

Published on December 18th, 2019 | by The Thin Air

In the second of a four-part series, we continue our island-spanning, genre-leaping countdown of the best Irish tracks released in 2019, from the spectral chamber pop of Rachael Lavelle to the masterful indie sway of Tandem …... Read More


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The Thin Air’s Top 100 Tracks of 2019 (#75-51)

Published on December 17th, 2019 | by The Thin Air

In the second of a four-part series, we continue our island-spanning, genre-leaping countdown of the best Irish tracks released in 2019, from Belfast alt-pop trailblazer Rebekah Fitch to a truly stellar track courtesy of Ordnance Survey. Miss out …... Read More


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The Thin Air’s Top 100 Tracks of 2019 (#100-76)

Published on December 16th, 2019 | by The Thin Air

Ahead of our annual Top 50 Irish Releases of the Year (that is to say EPs, compilations, reissues & albums) list later this week, we’re counting down our Top 100 Irish Tracks of 2019 daily. While we always say it, we had a hard time cutting down the list – however, we hope …... Read More


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