• Irish Tracks of the Week – 13th October

    Including not one, not two but several Irish albums of the year, delve into the very best Irish music of the week, from the Mary Wallopers and CMAT to George Houston, Jordan Adetunji and beyond The Mary Wallopers – Irish Rock n Roll CMAT – Crazymad, For Me George Houston – Vehicular Suicide Vernon Jane – Chestpains And Sidepieces Chestpains And Sidepieces by Vernon Jane Jordan Adetunji – Rock’n’Rave The Fae – bloodrush Zaska – Live In Dublin Stray Planets – Down a Hole up a Hill

  • Irish Tracks of The Week: 25th March

    Here’s the very best Irish tracks to drop this week, featuring Ciaran Lavery, Axis Of, Niamh Regan, Buí, EFÉ, Fontaines D.C, April, The Wicc, Stomptown Brass, Laytha and more Ciaran Lavery – I Am Old Enough To Know What Love Is Axis Of – Blackcomber EFÉ – KIWI ​​ Buí – Walls Stomptown Brass – Let Me Stay The Wicc – Wolf Fontaines D.C – Skinty Fia Niamh Regan – Late Nights Zaska w/ Jess Kav – Calm Down Laytha – Wavey Gamey Fizzy Orange – Oh Carling! Zapho – Tell Your Mother April – When It Comes To You…

  • Shooting From The Hip: Meet Dublin’s Hipdrop Records

    Hipdrop Records is a new Dublin label championing the often overlooked but always exciting sounds of Ireland’s funk, afrobeat and world music artists. With an obscenely talented opening camp of musicians and years hustling in event organisation we talked to co-founder Keith Fennell about changing the record, fun and family. Words by Eoghain Meakin. Photos by Lucy Foster. So what is Hipdrop records? How did it come about? Hipdrop Records is an independent label for Funk, Soul and World music setup by me and my long term business realist, Dan Whelan. The ethos of the label is in the name…

  • Watch: Zaska- Got To Go

    Fancy a game of Countdown? Of course you do. Dublin composer and bandleader Max Zaska yesterday debuted the brand new video for his most recent release ‘Got to Go’. It’s a soulful number that shows Zaska and his troupe of supremely talented musicians continuing on the same trajectory as previous releases In Your Own Sweet Time and Different Light, crafting songs that are effortlessly accessible while still maintaining satisfying and adept jazz technicality. ‘Got To Go’ is another fine example of the joyous work of the bandleader and guitarist as he puppeteers the band in a smooth, charming dance of soul, funk, blues and…

  • Video Premiere: Zaska – Different Light

    We’re pleased to present the premiere of the new video by eight-piece Dublin supergroup Zaska. Fronted by Max Zaska, the band granted our photographer Tara Thomas behind the scenes access to capture during the shoot. Check out her gallery for more images and watch the video – produced by Stoneface films and directed by Jon Hozier-Byrne – below.