• Irish Tracks of the Week – 19th April

    From every corner of the island, here’s the most essential new Irish music of the week, featuring Pillow Queens, exmagician, Stray Planets, Winnie Ama, Stomptown Brass and more Pillow Queens – Name Your Sorrow Name Your Sorrow by Pillow Queens exmagician – Sharpen These Stray Planets – I Liked You Better Before Winnie Ama – Tangled Stomptown Brass – It Did Went Down It Did Went Down by Stomptown Brass Colm Warren – Dead Days SLOUCHO feat. EMBY and Zack Oke – Brand New PostLast – Connect 4 Nylophone – More of the Same  

  • In Photos: Forbidden Fruit 2023

    Forbidden Fruit 2023 took place at the Royal Hospital Kilmainham in Dublin over the weekend with live performances from Rina Sawayama, Sudan Archives, Negro Impacto, Aby Coulibaly, Winnie Ama and more. Photos by Monika Ruman

  • Irish Tracks of the Week – 30th September

    In another excellent week of Irish music, dig into the best new sounds of the past seven days, including The Mary Wallopers, Fujiya & Miyagi feat. Everything Shook, banríon, Bedrooms, HamsandwicH and more. The Mary Wallopers – Cod Liver Oil and The Orange Juice banríon – dare to crush EP fooling by banríon Actual Acid – Half Time Bedrooms – huffing huffing by Bedrooms AILSHA – R.I.P. (Dead 2 Me) Paddy Hanna – Nightmares Imagine I'm Hoping by Paddy Hanna Ali Comerford – Cool Girl Pádraig Cooney – Centuries of Learning Centuries of Learning by Padraig Cooney This Throat – I sent it…

  • Winnie’s Got a New Hobby: An Interview With Winnie Ama

    Northern Irish-Ghanaian artist Winnie Ama grabs a chat with Josh Henry about the power of pastimes, performing for royalty and prioritising positive energy Words by Josh Henry Photos by Jane Donnelly “I feel like if you’re having a good time and things are going well, if there’s a crack in the door, get that door open and run through”. Winnie Ama is certainly out the blocks. The Belfast-born, Northern-Irish-Ghanaian artist’s brand of poppy electronica, combined with her own rich and distinctive voice, is seeing the light of day due to her penchant for hobbies like hula hooping. “Every year I…