FIRST PLAY / PLAYLIST / OCTOBER 16TH 2017

20171016_PLAYLISTI better get this on the web before the electricity and interwebs go down! 💨 Here’s last nights First Play playlist.

As always if you’ve any new music you want to send my way you can mail me: louiseclarke@iradio.ie

Stay safe out there peeps! 💖

📻 Hour 1 📻

All Tvvins – Anything
Alma – Phases (Ft. French Montana)
Rusangano Family – I know you know
RITUAL – Drown The Lovers
Foo Fighters – The sky is a neighbourhood
Aquilo – I could fight on a wall
Kodaline – Ready to change
Dermot Kennedy – Moments Passed
Wyvern Lingo – Out of my hands
London Grammar – Hell tot he liars
Zac Samuel – Play it cool
Louise DaCosta (DJ) – Tonight

📻 Hour 2 📻
Hermitage Green – Lions Share
Rofi James – Dancing on my own (First Play Session)
Little Hours – How could I love you (Pastor and Son Remix)
The Coronas – Give me a minute
Fangclub – Best fake friends
Marshmello – Silence (Ft. Khalid)
Picture This – 95
The Killers – Run for cover
Mr Jukes – Leap of faith (Feat Del la soul)

OTHERKIN (First Play session)

They guys kindly popped into me to record two tracks from their debut album “OK”. You can listen back to their acoustic set and chat about their upcoming extensive European tour on louiseclarkeradio.com 👌

Conor Ward – Stuck
Craig David – Heartline
Matty Rea – Paperclip (First Play session)

🎧 Hour 3 🎧

Kygo – Stargazing
John Gibbons – Sunglasses in the rain
David Zowie – The Real Don
Camelphat & Elderbrook – Cola
Emeli Sande – Starlight
Sam Smith – Pray

Brave Giant (First Play Session)

The guys from Brave Giant popped back into me to give us a First Play of their new track “Way to love”. They’ll also be setting off on their Irish tour in the next few weeks. You can find all of the details on their facebook page. They’re amazing live so get your bum out to see them!

Brave Giant – Way to love

Fickle Friends – Glue
Banks – Underdog
Billie Eilish – Ocean Eyes
Rusangano Family – I know you know
Louis The Child – Right to it

🎸 Hour 🎸

High Contrast – Beat don’t feel the same (Ft. Boy Matthews)
Stereophonics – Caught by the wind
Elbow – Kindling
Wild Youth – Lose Control
Paloma Faith – Crybaby
Arcade Fire – Creature comfort
AlunaGeorge – Turn up the love
X Ambassadors – Ahead of myself
Raye – Sober (Stripped back)
Haim – Little of your love (Bloodpop Remix)
MK – 17
Alex Adair – Casual
BANTUM – Feel your rhythm (Daithí Remix)
Billie Eilish – My Boy

CATCH UP // PADRAIG JACK

 

INTRODUCING // PADRAIG JACK

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With a debut (English + Irish version) single release in October 2016 Padraig Jack has received national radio play on RTE Radio 1 with John Creedon and Fiachna O Braonain, RTE Raidió Na Gaeltachta, BBC Radio Ulster as well as making his TV debut on TG4. His accompanying national tour took him around Ireland including opening for the Saw Doctors and he received two award nominations for NÓS Music Awards and was shortlisted for the prestigious Pan Celtic music award. 2017 sees him bring his music to more audiences nationally and internationally with his second single Can’t Find My Way Home due for release in June.

Born and raised on a Gaelic speaking island of 800 people 10 miles off the west coast of Ireland, bilingual artist Padraig Jack retired from playing music at age 9 before picking it up again in his early 20s. In the meantime, he grew up and observed life developing a passion for finding various levels of intrigue in the seemingly mundane – a characteristic which he would later explore through his songwriting. While his music is strongly influenced by his musical family, if Padraig Jack’s West-of-Ireland, Celtic, Adult Contemporary music style was a fine wine, James Taylor would oversee the production, the bottle would be constructed by Paul Brady and the glass designed by Don Henley. It would be best served in a room with Crowded House playing in the background.

On stage, Padraig Jack likes to twist logic for fun in between songs. If he wasn’t a musician or a computer scientist he’d be a comedian…he thinks this is because he wants to make you laugh and relax so as to open up to be moved by his music.

CATCH UP // BRAVE GIANT

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Formed in 2011, Mark Prunty (guitar/vox), Podge Gill (guitar/vox), Ross McNerney (banjo/mandolin), Emmett Collum (drums) are the four young Longford men of Brave Giant. Their love of Irish music is evident in their sound, a skillfully achieved blend of rock, folk and alternative influences.

Brave Giant popped into iRadio to play a First Play session. They’ve got lots of performances coming up over the next few months. If you missed out live on air, you can catch up below.

 

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INTRODUCING // BRAVE GIANT

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Following a storming performance this weekend at Longitude 2017, Brave Giant is now gearing up for its first visit to the U.S.A. with shows in Milwaukee and New York this August.

It’s been a remarkable 18 months for independent band, Brave Giant. Their current single, The Time I Met the Devil (featuring Irish actor and comedian, Joe Rooney) has enjoyed over 60,000 views in less than twelve weeks adding to their impressive overall tally of 500,000 online video views.

Since June 2016 the band has had five consecutive sell-out headline shows in Dublin, including two sold-out shows at Whelan’s (main room) this spring. In winter last year, they joined Gavin James and Roisin O as the musical ambassadors of the Bord na Móna ‘HearthSessions’. Thus far in 2017, the boys have performed on RTE’s flagship The Late Late Show, supported Picture This during their five-night sell out run at Dublin’s Olympia Theatre and welcomed over 1,500 fans to their recent Longitude performance.

Formed in 2011, Mark Prunty (guitar/vox), Podge Gill (guitar/vox), Ross McNerney (banjo/mandolin), Emmett Collum (drums) are the four young Longford men of Brave Giant. Their love of Irish music is evident in their sound, a skilfully achieved blend of rock, folk and alternative influences.

INTRODUCING // STOLEN CITY

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Stolen city release their DEBUT music video to their song “Faces”. 

“Having started out as two duos and a marching band drummer from various parts of Dublin, These five young energetic acoustic rock lovers decided to merge together to form Stolen City.  Taking the lead with his vocals is singer-songwriter Sean McGrath followed by his right-hand man on stage David McCabe who gets the crowd going with his quirky sense of humour and epic mandolin skills. Lead guitarist Jordan Higgins is often the main focus on stage swinging his guitar behind his back while continuing to play, Taking the Bass is sound engineer/songwriter Adam Treacy, On the drums, is Ian Baily who is known for his solo which leads to all the lads hitting the floor to ensure all eyes are on him”.

“We see a big disconnect between bands and their fans nowadays, It’s as if once people get famous they can forget where they came from, We want to make sure that never happens to us and hope if we lead by example people will follow”.  

INTRODUCING // BRASS PHANTOMS

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‘City Of Wolves’ is an energetic guitar driven, drum fuelled track from Brass Phantoms and just a taster of what they have in store this year. The Dublin four-piece, indie rock band has an eclectic mix of influences, ranging from Joy Division to Foals. In February, they released their well received single ‘Waiting Up’.
 
No stranger to the live scene, Brass Phantoms have headlined their own shows throughout the country. They’ve been part of major festivals such as Other Voices and will be taking to the Cork stage at this year’s Indiependence Festival on the August Bank Holiday.
 
With a busy summer ahead and a follow-up single due for release in September – keep your eyes peeled as the band will be announcing some Irish shows throughout the coming months. You don’t want to miss their pure raw live energy on stage! The foursome will also embark on their first UK tour later in the year.  
 

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