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

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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 // FLAT OUT

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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.

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:

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.