INTRODUCING // LYDIA FORD

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Lydia Ford is a singer-songwriter from Mayo, Ireland. Ford grew up in a musical household – her sister banged out Rachmaninoff every Saturday morning, while car journeys with mom involved a dose of Bruce Springsteen and Fleetwood Mac anthologies. At the age of 9 she picked up the guitar, inspired mainly by her adoration of pop-punk star Avril Lavigne. From there, she began writing and developing her own songs.

Currently based in New York City, Ford’s music now takes inspiration from her subway rides rather than the green coast of west Ireland. While the pop elements remain, life experiences and her formative twenties has added a more tongue-in-cheek approach to her lyrics. Ford continues to experiment and develop her bedroom productions with synths, strings, and electric guitars.

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INTRODUCING // ROBERT DELANEY

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Robert Delaney is a singer/songwriter/lyricist from Dublin, Ireland with influences of folk, blues, jazz & soul.  Upon the release of his critically acclaimed debut album, ‘Rising Tide’, his songs have featured on popular Irish Television shows; ‘Don’t Tell The Bride’, ‘Fade Street’ and ‘Room To Improve’.  After two years spent touring and writing in Germany, Robert has returned with the first single, That Faithless Love, from his second album, Numbers (due for release Autumn 2017).

His resume to date also includes composing of the title track for Irish feature film ‘Between The Canals’.  Robert has also written lyrics for a number of Irish and UK acts of varying genres, has published a book of lyrics and has been a feature on national Irish radio throughout 2012 and 2013.

Robert was writing poetry before he ever picked up a guitar and that love of lyricism shines through his songwriting.  Following the release of his taster solo EP – ‘Lilies For My Sweetheart’ – Robert Delaney’s debut album, ‘Rising Tide’ is available now from Tower Records, HMV and iTunes.  This is an album about life, about love, lost and found, with soul searching lyrics and carefully crafted meoldies which draw the listener in.

Check out his latest single “Gold” here:

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”.  

NEW MUSIC // WYVERN LINGO

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I’ve been a massive fan of these ladies and as the years go by their sound just gets better and better. I recently caught them at Great Escape music festival in Brighton and they absolutely killed it on stage. They performed this new track for the first time and it was absolutely magical!

County Wicklow trio Wyvern Lingo up the ante with the first taste of their upcoming debut album. Described by the band as a song “about loving the feminine qualities of a man, and encouraging him not to worry about fitting into the male stereotype and just to be himself”; ‘I Love You, Sadie’ showcases Wyvern Lingo’s bold new Indie R’N’B sound just in time for the best days of summer.

The single was recorded in Dublin alongside producer James Kelly, with additional production and mix in London from Neil Comber (M.I.A. / Crystal Fighters), the band are currently putting the finishing touches to the rest of the album.

“I Love You, Sadie” is released on Rubyworks to all good digital download and streaming platforms on Friday 23rd June, with an impact date of Friday 18th August.

Wyvern Lingo are:

Caoimhe Barry – vocals, drums

Karen Cowley – vocals, keyboards, bass synth

Saoirse Duane – vocals, guitar

FIRST PLAY // PLAYLIST

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SAN HOLO FEAT JAMES VINCENT MCMORROW – THE FUTURE

DUA LIPA – NEW RULES

COLDPLAY – ALIENS

2-20 – CREATED

NEIKED – CALL ME

ONE REPUBLIC – TRUTH TO POWER

IMAGINE DRAGONS – THUNDER

DUKE DUMONT – REAL LIFE (FEAT GORGON CITY)

CITIES – GIVE IT UP (MARK MCCABE REMIX)

WYVERN LINGO – I LOVE YOU SADIE

THE ACADEMIC – BEAR CLAWS

PICTURE THIS – LETS BE YOUNG (LIVE)

HARE SQUEAD – FLOWERS

THE CHAINSMOKERS – HONEST

GEORGE EZRA – DON’T MATTER NOW

DJ KAHLED – WILD THOUGHTS

SIGALA – CAME HERE FOR LOVE (FEAT ELLA EYRE)

FAR HAVEN – WHERE THE HEART IS

GAWLEY BROTHERS – LIVED IT ALL

X AMBASSADORS – TORCHES

STATE LIGHTS – I NEED TIME

ALL TVVINS FEAT JAMES VINCENT MCMORROW – ALONE TOGETHER

LITTLE HOURS – HOW COULD I LOVE YOU

ARCADE FIRE – EVERYTHING NOW

SUB FOCUS – DON’T YOU FEEL IT FEAT. ALMA

WILD YOUTH – ALL OR NOTHING

MACKLEMORE – GLORIOUS (FEAT. SKYLER GREY)

SIGRID – PLOT TWIST

OFFIAH – RUN

OH WONDER – HIGH ON HUMANS

MURA MASA FEAT DESIGNER – ALL AROUND THE WORLD

LANY – THE BREAKUP

LORDE – PERFECT PLACES

LANA DEL REY – COACHELLA – WOODSTOCK IN MY MIND

KATO & SIGALA – SHOW YOU LOVE

STOLEN CITY – FACES

ROYAL BLOOD – I ONLY LIE WHEN I LOVE YOU

IMAGINE DRAGONS – WHATEVER IT TAKES

CLEAN CUT KID – FELT

KASABIAN – BLESS THIS ACID HOUSE

MURA MASA – SECOND 2 NONE

SIIGHTS – LIGHTS OUT

GRIZZLY BEAR – MOURNING SOUND

BILLIE EILISH – COPYCAT

PADRAIG JACK – CAN’T FIND MY WAY HOME

STEPHANIE RAINEY – NOTHING OF YOU LEFT TO LOVE

TIM CHADWICK – NEVER WANTED YOU

BRASS PHANTOMS – CITY OF WOLVES

BONZAI – I FEEL ALRIGHT

FANGCLUB – BETTER TO FORGET

RAG N’ BONE MAN – AS YOU ARE

FOX VICIOUS – WORLDS APART

THE HORRORS – MACHINE

REWS – MISS YOU IN THE DARK

ST. VINCENT – NEW YORK

LAOISE – HALFWAY

THE LUMINEERS – ANGELA (BERUSE REMIX)

THE STRYPES – (I NEED A BREAK FROM) HOLIDAYS

HAIM – LITTLE OF YOUR LOVE

THE KOOKS – BROKEN VIEW

MR. JUKES – GRANT GREEN

 

 

INTRODUCING // SIGHTS

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Mia from Dublin and Toni from Glasgow are SIIGHTS! Both being accomplished musicians and songwriters respectively; they met by chance in summer 2016 in a house studio hidden away in LA writing tracks for other artists. The girls worked so great together that SIIGHTS was born. 
SIIGHTS have just released a new single “Nobody Like U”. 
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These ladies are definitely “Ones to Watch for 2017”. Their fresh music sound will be setting your summer alight with the single “Nobody Like U” which showcases the girls’ exceptional talents, the perfect summer 2017 anthem! Turn the volume up and get ready to follow these girls to the top…
We’ll be looking forward to having them in for a live studio session soon!