New Releases: Indie


New Releases: Indie

A round-up of new and recent indie releases.

Featured below: Somadrone, Gadget and the Cloud, Dermot Kennedy, The Colorist Orchestra and Lisa Hannigan, and Le Galaxie.

Each week The Journal of Music will be compiling news on new and recent releases in contemporary, classical, jazz, traditional music, indie and more. Please send details of all releases to editor [at]

Somadrone: Wellpark Avenue
Scintilla Recordings
6 April 2018

Wellpark Avenue is the 7th album from composer and analogue synth enthusiast Neil O’Connor under the name Somadrone. This album focussed on richer orchestration than previous, and brings in elements of traditional songs, including a reworking of Simon and Garfunkel’s For Emily, Whenever I May Find Her.



Gadget and the Cloud: Songs for Sad People to Dance to
Little L Records
5 April

Gadget and the Cloud’s debut album is semi-improvised electronica, which she (Kelly Doherty) describes as ‘sad beats’. Doherty has performed at festivals such as Cork Midsummer Festival, and releases this album as part of the Cork Loves Music showcase at UCC New Bar. 

Mike Dean Presents: Dermot Kennedy
Riggins Recording Ltd
6 April 2018

For this new EP, Irish singer-songwriter Dermot Kennedy worked with producer Mike Dean. Kennedy’s music is rooted in emotional indie pop, with lavish instrumentation. This EP also features a remix by Dean of previous single ‘Moments Passed’.

The Colorist Orchestra and Lisa Hannigan
Play It Again Sam
6 April 2018 

The Colorist Orchestra is a pop and chamber music collective which works with singer-songwriters on new versions of their repertoire, in this case LisaHannigan. The result is a stripped-down version of songs, primarily from Hannigan’s At Swim, with playful, percussion-heavy instrumentation.


Le Galaxie: Pleasure
Red River Entertainment
6 April 2018 

Indie dance band Le Galaxie’s line-up was augmented by former Fight Like Apes singer May Kay for Pleasure. While still maintaining their 80s-influenced synths and beats, the new focus on vocals gives the album a broader range than previous. 


Please send details of all new releases to editor [at]

Published on 11 April 2018

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