• Premiere: Galants – Follow

    Of the countless Irish acts we’ve featured over the years, Dublin’s Galants remain one of the most assured. Striking a midpoint between swirling indie rock and blissed-out shoegaze worship, the David Kennedy-fronted quartet re-emerged back in June with ‘In Vain‘. Now, the band with another track from their forthcoming second EP – and one of their most emphatic efforts to date – ‘Follow’. Successfully capturing the band’s aim to meld the power pop of Hüsker Dü with the fuzzy miasma of Swervedriver and Catherine Wheel, the single “reflects on the psyche of the crowd and pressure to use the decisions of others as a…

  • Premiere: Conor Mason – Follow

    One of many shining lights in a potent local scene at the minute, Derry singer-songwriter Conor Mason is an artist of equal subtly and humility. Having released one of our Irish tracks of 2016 in ‘On The Surface’, new single ‘Follow’ is a beautiful and brilliantly-realised pop masterstroke conjuring everyone from Grandaddy at their most inward-looking, fellow Derry songsmith Chris McConaghy AKA Our Krypton Son and mid-era Elliott Smith. Released soon as a free download, have a first listen to the track below.