‘Slow Place Like Home’ is the brainchild of producer/musician Keith Mannion.
Straight from the forests of Donegal, in the North-West of Ireland, he has already released a series of EPs and his debut album ‘Romola’.
2016 saw him release the double A-sided singles ‘Tiger Lilly’ & ‘Friday’ on special edition limited 10″ vinyl.
Having appeared at all major Irish festivals, he has also played with such acts as, Dan Deacon, Squarepusher, Perfume Genius, Day Wave, Ezra Furman, Moodoïd, Prince Rama, Glass Animals and Pantha Du Prince.
Mannion’s sophomore album is due for release in late 2017 on Galway’s Strange Brew Rekkids, along with an extensive tour.
First single “When I See You… Ice Cream!” was released on June 19th 2017.
The Irish Times Tony Clayton-Lea called it “Song of the week (if not the Summer!)”
JANAJ are an alternative rock band from Galway. Riff driven, synth based, hook laden songs for the broken hearted and eccendentesiasts.
In 2016 they won an All-Ireland original music prize; the Irish Youth Music Award. They also recorded on an album that made it to the top 5 of the album charts with no label or media backing.
They have headlined sell-out gigs in their hometown Galway, played in the Aviva Stadium, and for the President of Ireland.
Their debut EP is OUT NOW!
Painted Skies is a 3 piece band from Longford
Band members are Adam Fenelon, Maryann Lynch and Adam Farrell
Shane began DJing in 2007 following his passion for dance music and he gained a reputation for his high energy sets. studying sound engineering and music production in poppyhills school of recording in 2014/2015 Shane has continued to build up a good knowledge in production and on the 24/07/2017 he had his 1st official release on Full Tilt Recordings which hit number 8 in The national Dance Charts on itunes.
Flat Out are an Irish four piece who have developed their own unique Pop/Folk sound with a contemporary twist. Originating from Mayo and sharing an eclectic range of musical influences Bríd, Ciara, Harry and Mark are all vocalists and multi-instrumentalists.
‘Turn Out The Light’ has a very powerful meaning throughout the lyrics and was the official song approved by Pieta House to coincide with the ‘On Your Bike to Save a Life’ initiative, a fundraising cycle along the Wild Atlantic Way. Ciara from the band explains the inspiration behind the song – “The opening verse of Turn Out the Light immediately delves into a conversation I had with our friend about who we are and how much we have changed. The realisation of how unrecognisable they had become to themselves. Struggling with mental health alone is undoubtedly a scary process. I was taken aback to see someone I had perceived to be one of the strongest people close to me, crumble internally. The message we want to get across to everyone who struggles with their mental health is knowing that they can open up and that there is help out there” – ‘You held my hand, did not let go, you took me back to a place that I call home…there’s no need to turn out the light’
In 2015 Flat Out released their debut EP ‘Half Empty, Half Full‘, which featured four original songs and received fantastic radio airplay both in Ireland and abroad. March 2017 saw the release of their single “Dreamland”, which featured as Joe.ie’s ‘Song of the Day’ and reached #2 on the iTunes World Songs Chart in Ireland. Also armed with an impressive repertoire of covers, the band like to perform their take on anything from Nirvana to Nancy Sinatra and Elbow to Ed Sheeran.
This month the band won the Ballyshannon Folk Festival Showcase and with their brand new single ‘Turn Out the Light’, co-produced and recorded with Martin Quinn in Jam Studios and set for release 18 August, this year promises to be a busy year for Flat Out.
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:
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.
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.
‘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.