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.

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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 // 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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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

INTRODUCING // FOX VICIOUS

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Formed as a collective of songwriters, childhood friends Shay, Kristam and Jake began working remotely with the shared goal of writing the songs they wanted to hear.

Hundreds of emails and flights on budget airlines later the Irish trio have crafted a sound that mixes sugary hooks, playful melodies and lush, chilled instrumentation.

Fox Vicious release their first single “Worlds Apart” on all major digital platforms.

Two years in the making, this single marks the start of the release cycle for their debut effort – [FVEP].

Further singles “Battleshakes”, “Crystal Eyes” and “Paper Planes” will be released digitally throughout Summer 2017.

Take a listen to their debut track here:

Fox Vicious promo (bbc)

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