• Irish Tracks of the Week – February 19th

    It’s safe to say it’s been another stacked week for world-beating Irish music. Here’s the very best of the lot, featuring tracks from Hannah Peel, Plaice, Elaine & Maykay x Daithi, Pixie Cut Rhythm Orchestra, New Pagans, HAVVK, Christian Cohle, Sal Dulu, Fya Fox and more. Plaice – Gabriel (Ascending) Hannah Peel – Evovocative Pixie Cut Rhythm Orchestra – I didn’t love you when I said I did and I don’t now Elaine Mai & MayKay – No Forever (Daithí Ambient Mix) New Pagans – Harbour HAVVK – Home Christian Cohle – Holy Trouble Fya Fox – BODY Sal Dulu…

  • Irish Tracks of the Week – January 29th

    HALLI – Body Never Lies Elaine Mai – No Forever (feat. MayKay) Wyvern Lingo – Only Love Only Light Ciarán Ruby – Landfall / March of the Dispossessed Sun Mahshene – The Righteous One The Righteous One by Sun Mahshene Laoise – Gravy Chósta – Rush Hour Badhands – Indian Ocean Toshín – She Elina Filice feat. Cat – First World Problems Alex Gough – FOREVER CLASSIC (Live At The Clinic) Bunkhouse – Bunkhouse LP Bunkhouse by Bunkhouse Ye Vagabonds – I’m A Rover Emiji – Larimar (feat. Hvmmingbyrd) Nylophone – Shy One   Arthuritis – My Ass, Around the…

  • Irish Tracks of the Week – July 10th

    From The Bonk, Wyvern Lingo, Jehnova and Elaine Mai, to CATALAN!, luthorist, Brién and Gemma Bradley, here’s the very best Irish songs released this week, all in one place. Wyvern Lingo – Don’t Say It The Bonk – Fool Me Twice CATALAN! – Roussillon Serenade Brién – Sundriede Sundried by Brién Jehnova – All In Elaine Mai – Somewhere Else Gemma Dunleavy – Stop The Lights luthorist – kxflip Our Krypton Son – Arbor Bird Vivid Dreamer – This Is Not Living Gemma Bradley – Obsessed

  • Irish Tracks of the Week – July 3rd

    It’s been a huge week, featuring new EPs from the likes of  MuRli, Arvo Party, And So I Watch You From Afar, Aislinn Logan and King Pallas, a bonus charity compilation of NI-based artists covering each other, as well as welcome returns from the likes of Fontaines DC, VerseChorusVerse, Gemma Dunleavy, Elaine Mai, Malojian, and many more. And in case you haven’t had it telegraphed by the independent acts of Ireland already today, Bandcamp are waiving all their takings until 8am on Saturday. MuRli – the CULTURE And So I Watch You From Afar – Odd Seal Successors by And So I Watch…

  • The 8 Best Sets at KnockanStockan 2018

    KnockanStockan has long established itself as one of of Ireland’s biggest small festivals and with a line up of amazing homegrown Irish talent from all genres and movements, it appears to have exceeded expectations. While the line-up is stellar and the festival is endlessly appealing in terms of appearance and size, Knockanstockan 2018 struggles with one major stumbling block: disorganisation. With many stages running towards hours late, a lack of security around ensuring safety in campsites and production room, problems with clear signage indicating who is playing where and when and issues around officially booked transport to and from the…

  • Elaine Mai – Electric Dreams

    The first artist that really inspired me to get into music was Alanis Morissette. She was an honest, powerful, female musician and I wanted to be just like her. Although the music I write today is very different, ‘Jagged little pill’ sparked a love for song-writing in me that I know will last for the rest of my life. My parents separated around the time it was released, and in a new town and a new home, I turned to music. I started writing and playing songs with my guitar and two-deck cassette player, using a cheap microphone to record…

  • The Thin Air’s Top 15 Irish EPs of 2017

    Looking back at the sheer breath and wealth of EPs that were released from artists across the country this year made us giddy with joy and excitement. The boundless evolution of style, diversity, experimentation and confidence on display in 2017 was as momentous as we had ever seen or heard and, as such, narrowing this list down to 15 was no easy task. The following is a list of artists who we felt pushed themselves to new, ambitious heights and creative territories this year, who delivered both on record and in live settings and who proudly represented the fecund growth…

  • Elaine Mai – The Colour Of The Night

    The Colour of the Night is the latest extended-play from Mayo native, Dublin based electronic mastermind, Elaine Mai. It’s snappy, intoxicating and beautifully unique. Most of all, it demonstrates Elaine’s confidence and progression as a solo artist. It’s been three years since the release of her last EP Known/Unknown. And her growth since then has been phenomenal. The Colour of the Night sees Mai cleverly weave authentic human emotions with electronic and mechanical soundscapes to craft beautiful tracks that uncover touching stories. She transcends boundaries with layers and textures that form a sound that’s honest and thought-provoking. ‘Enniscrone’ serves as…

  • Stream: Elaine Mai – The Colour of the Night

    Elaine Mai will release her new EP The Colour of the Night on 19 May. Following ‘Enniscrone’ from October 2016 and a recent remix of Liza Flumes ‘Sheets’, the Dublin based producer and vocalist has now revealed the title track of the forthcoming release. Much in the same vein as ‘Enniscrone’, which also features on the EP, ‘The Colour of the Night’ is an atmospheric electronic number with a solid backbone carrying it to its peak. Mai’s ability to capture sincere emotion in simple, warm melodies is on full display here with the words of loss and of nostalgia being carried by chiming synths…