• Watch: Meltybrains? – Know My Name

    Still very much one of the country’s most singular sonic propositions, Dublin five-piece Meltybrains? have returned with ‘Know My Name’, a new track featuring their trademark blend of warped electronic textures and auto-tune sprinkled harmonies. The track is the first single to be taken from the band’s upcoming Kiss Yourself EP, which is released on November 18. Meltybrains? play the following dates in October and November: 01/10/16: Nelliefreds – Dingle 07/10/16: Billie Byrnes – Kilkenny 08/10/16: Connolly’s of Leap – Cork 15/10/16: Roisín Dubh – Galway 31/10/16: KEX Hostel – Reykjavik (Iceland) 05/11/16: Loft – Reykjavik (Iceland) 11/11/16: Eagle Inn – Manchester (UK) 12/11/16: Legain –…

  • EP Stream: Hvmmingbyrd – Know My Name

    Counting Cocteau Twins, Portishead, Wilson Phillips, Lorde and the Staves amongst their key influences Kildare/Dublin duo Deborah Byrne and Suzette Das AKA Hvmmingbyrd originally started out as a folk-based quintet back in 2013. The confident culmination of their steady and steadily impressive evolution to a self-described “harmonic alt-pop duo”, their new EP, Know My Name, is a polished, hook-laden affair that sees the duo’s weaving vocal interplay dance above carefully-composed, FM-friendly electronic pop passages. Where it’s occasionally a shortcoming for certain acts of their ilk, Byrne and Das ensure simplicity and melodic linearity are at the root of each track on offer here.