• Irish Tracks of the Week – 16th September

    Dive into the best Irish music of this week from Gilla Band, Farah Elle, Joshua Burnside, Kynsy, Clara Tracey, Meljoann and more.  Photo by Mark McGuinness Gilla Band – Post Ryan Farah Elle – Laundry Elaine Mai & MuRli – Ready Calmea – I know now I didn’t know, what it meant to really go I know now I didn’t know, what it meant to really go by Calmea Thee U.F.O. – Ponderous Fug Ponderous Fug by Thee U.F.O Waldorf + Cannon – Cut Loose Krea – September Sun Joshua Burnside – Late Afternoon In The Meadow (1887) Kynsy – Simple Life…

  • In Photos: Beyond the Pale Festival 2022

    The inaugural Beyond the Pale festival took place in Glendalough Estate in Co. Wicklow over the weekend with live performances from Boy Harsher, Soule, Bonobo, Nealo, Soda Blonde, John Francis Flynn, Murli, Aoife Nessa Frances and more. Photos by Mark Earley. Day 1: Carrie Baxter / Murli / Nealo / Dublin Old School / Romare / Aindrias de Staic & The Latchikos / Lyon Vynehall / Paradise Cabaret / Elaine Mai / Four Tet Day 2: Glasshouse Ensemble / John Francis Flynn / Mad Professor / Abandoman / Soda Blonde / Aoife Nessa Frances / Boy Harsher / Stereo MCs /…

  • Irish Tracks of the Week – 4th March

    Rejoice, it’s Bandcamp Friday once again. Here’s the best Irish tracks and releases of the week, from Acid Granny, Post Punk Podge & The Technohippies, MuRli, Lighght, Natalia Beylis, Wild Rocket, Arthur Itis and more. Acid Granny – Urban Hurling Urban Hurling by Acid Granny Post Punk Podge & The Technohippies – Gentrification Nation MuRli – The Sky Has Windows The Sky Has Windows by MuRli Seodra by Lighght Natalia Beylis – Fortuna: Installation Works 2013 Fortuna: Installation Works 2013 by Natalia Beylis SSMMUUTT – Pissed Up In Поділ / Magick Bridge ft Gareth Quinn Redmond Pissed Up In Поділ…

  • Irish Tracks of the Week – 29th October

    Good songs. Great songs. Almost certainly the very best of them released in the last week, including CMAT, Fixity, Denise Chaila, Erica Cody, Laurie Shaw, Malaki & Tolü Makay, M(h)aol, MuRli feat. Gemma Dunleavy, Roe & Ciaran Lavery and more. Denise Chaila feat. Murli – Energy Fixity – Fixity 7 FIXITY 7 by Fixity NewDad – Ladybird MuRli feat. Gemma Dunleavy – Odyssey M(h)aol – No One Ever Talks To Us Eoin Dolan – Mirror Liver Mirror Liver LP by Eoin Dolan CMAT – No More Virgos Erica Cody – Love & Light EP Various Artists – TENEMENTS TENEMENTS – Various…

  • Irish tracks of the week – October 22nd

    If you can believe it, it’s Friday again, and there’s a fresh round-up of the very best in brand new Irish music to dig into, featuring MuRli, Gemma Dunleavy x2, Junior Brother, windings, The Altered Hours, Melts, New Pagans and more MuRli w/ Gemma Dunleavy – Odyssey windings – Apocryphal Apocryphal by windings Junior Brother – Life’s New Haircut Life’s New Haircut by Junior Brother Group Zero – Everyone’s Already Come Apart Everyone’s Already Come Apart by Group Zero The Altered Hours – Thistle Convertible by The Altered Hours New Pagans – Find Fault With Me MELTS – Maelstrom Leveland…

  • Irish Tracks of the Week – March 5th

    It’s been yet another banner week for Irish music. Dig into the best new sounds of the past seven days below, featuring new sounds from Choice Music Prize Album of the Year winner Denise Chaila with God Knows and MuRli, Lighght, Laurie Shaw, Kojaque, Tolü Makay, CATALAN! and more God Knows x Denise Chaila x MuRli – Water Hatfield Field – Survival Is Triumph Enough EP Survival Is Triumph Enough by Hatchet Field Laurie Shaw – Forest Floor Forest Floor (Single) by Laurie Shaw Slomatics – Kaān Split with Ungraven by Slomatics Tolü Makay – Used To Be Conchur White…

  • Féile Na Gréine Announce Film About Limerick Artists in Lockdown

    2019 saw the inaugural Féile Na Gréine, a three-day, not-for-profit music trail taking place across Limerick. With no choice but to cancel last year’s outing, and a return this year still up in the air, organisers have announced details of a new film titled Out of Place. Posting on social media, organisers said, “We’re happy to announce that we’ve been working on a film. We spent 2020 documenting a number of artists from Limerick, and exploring the connection between music, space, and community. More to share in the coming months.” Among the artists to feature in the film are Narolane’s Denise…

  • The Thin Air’s Top 100 Tracks of 2020 (#50-1)

    Ah, 2020 eh? Unless you were living off the grid in a self-made banana bread house whilst rocking yourself gently to various iterations of ‘Happy Birthday’ as you washed your hands, then you will know that despite collectively living through the pandemic there were plenty of Irish songs to get excited about. 100 to be precise. We’ve listened to them on repeat since we couldn’t attend gigs, raves, or house parties so we’re certain we’ve selected the finest this little locked down island has to offer. It’s safe to say this year epitomised the true meaning of community in this…

  • The Thin Air’s Top 50 Irish Releases of 2020

    In years to come, when someone asks me what The Thin Air was and represented, I’ll likely direct them to features like the one you have just opened. Much like other publications of our ilk – Nialler9, The Last Mixed Tape, Goldenplec and others – we spend 52 weeks of the year relentlessly championing what truly makes Irish music special and, very occasionally, genuinely world-beating. We all do it in different ways, and to slightly different audiences, but the impetus and desire to shine a light on what we have is one and the very same. Although they’re almost never…

  • Other Voices Announce Christmas Gig at Guinness Storehouse

    Other Voices have announced details of a star-studded Christmas gig at the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin. Home From the Guinness Storehouse will take place on Wednesday, December 16th and will feature appearances by Denise Chaila, Conor O’Brien of Villagers, MuRli, God Knows, Mango x Mathman, The Mary Wallopers, Sorcha Richardson, Crash Ensemble, Sean Potts and Doireann Glackin. It will be presented by Loah and will also feature a spoken word by Joseph O’Connor. “It is an honour to present an incredibly special evening of Other Voices at the Guinness Storehouse,” Loah said. “It’s been a difficult year for live performance,…