New Releases of the Week (21 August 2020)

Tolü Makay’s new single ‘Don’t Let Go’ is out now.

New Releases of the Week (21 August 2020)

A round-up of recent albums, EPs and singles, including Tolü Makay, Seán Clancy, God Knows, Wyvern Lingo, Fixity, Just Mustard and more. To have your new release included, please add it to our listings.

Tolü Makay – Don’t Let Go
African-Irish soul singer Tolü Makay is due to release her debut EP BEING in October. Her latest single ‘Don’t Let Go’, which will feature on the EP, is a personal take on persevering with her music career. Visit: https://www.facebook.com/tolumakay

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CARRON/Kobina – Even Sad Birds Sing
During lockdown, multi-instrumentalist pop duo CARRON started a collaboration project, asking other musicians to work on remixes of their tracks. ‘Even Sad Birds Sing (Kobina remix)’ is the second from the project, which features Amsterdam-based producer Kobina. Visit: https://carronmusic.bandcamp.com/

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Seán Clancy – Name Pieces
Composer Seán Clancy’s latest release Name Pieces is made up of five works, each named after people who have impacted Clancy’s development as a composer. Most of the music is composed of long sustained tones derived from the names of the people in each title, sometimes punctuated by sounds from Clancy’s living environment. Visit: https://seanclancy.bandcamp.com/album/name-pieces

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Just Mustard – Live Session
Noise rock band Just Mustard have just released Live Session, a six-track EP of songs such as ‘Frank’ and ‘October’, recorded live for LA radio show Part Time Punks. Visit: https://justmustard.bandcamp.com/album/live-session

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God Knows – Who’s Asking? (East Coast Remix)
Rap artist and producer God Knows’ new single ‘Who’s Asking? (East Coast Remix)’ is from his upcoming record Who’s Asking? EP Vol II, due for release on 4 September. The track features hip-hop artists Skripteh, Nealo, Mango and Rebel P. Share – all based on the east coast of Ireland – and follows God Knows’ previous release ‘Who’s Asking? South West Remix’, which featured hip-hop artists from Ireland’s southwest coast such as Denise Chaila, Hazey Haze, Citrus Fresh, Gavin DaVinci and Strange Boy Nature. Visit: https://flyhighsociety.bandcamp.com/track/whos-asking-east-coast-remix-ft-skripteh-nealo-mango-rebel-p-prod-by-sertone

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Wyvern Lingo – Brutal Lottery
Wyvern Lingo’s new song ‘Brutal Lottery’ is their second release this year after ‘Don’t Say It’ in July, and was written in response to the harrowing situation of missing children across Europe as a result of runaways, abductions and migration. The song was recorded in one take and all its proceeds will go to the Missing Children Europe charity. Visit: https://wyvernlingo.bandcamp.com/

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Fixity – Fixity 6
Experimental music group Fixity, led by composer and drummer Dan Walsh, have just released Fixity 6, the latest in a series of self-titled EPs. Visit: https://fixity.bandcamp.com/album/fixity-6

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Happyalone – Private Sedative
Cork-based alternative trip-hop act Happyalone’s new single ‘Private Sedative’ is out now. The single, which features B side ‘Silk’ shows a move towards a more polished, electronic sound. Visit: https://happyalonehappy.bandcamp.com/track/private-sedative

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Saoirse Casey – Celeste
Saoirse Casey’s new single ‘Celeste’ comes from her debut album Lunaria, released on Moon Hotel Records. The dreamy track, which is about altering one’s behaviour and personality within a friendship, features Casey softly singing over a gently strummed acoustic guitar. Visit: https://www.saoirsecaseymusic.com/

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Mechner – Working Yourself to Death
Indie artist Mechner’s new song ‘Working Yourself to Death’ is a response to the Irish housing crisis and the situation many young people find themselves in today regarding rent prices and finding a home. The song is the latest from his upcoming record Club Idem, due for release later this year.Visit: https://www.facebook.com/mechnerrenhcem

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Published on 21 August 2020

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