Track of the Day: Galway 5 piece Siúcra impress with debut single ‘Travellin Song’

“Travellin’ Song”, written during a particularly grueling lockdown period, recounts the feeling of ennui as the group in their mid-late twenties experienced a grounding they could never have predicted. Although the song was borne of boredom, of being stuck inside with little to entertain themselves with, an air of hope permeates the sound of the Read More

Track of the Day: Cork act ‘The Shruggs’ have fun on new track ‘Country Girl’

The Shruggs are a harmony-loving musical duo from Cork comprising of musicians James Downing and Kees Hendrickx.  The Shruggs have released a string of singles over the past number of years including the viral hit ‘West Cork’. Produced and recorded in the peaceful countryside of Bandon in Clashafree studios by Kees Hendrickx. The Shruggs are Read More

Album of the Month: Niall McCabe Rituals *****

They are albums that strike you on first listen and ‘Rituals’ is one of those albums. On my third listen of Niall McCabe’s brand new album ‘Rituals’ I continue to find new things that I like about the album. Like that movie that deserves at least two viewings before you can appreciate it for what Read More