New Releases of the Week (24 July 2020)

JyellowL’s new single ‘Doesn’t Feel Like’ is out now.

New Releases of the Week (24 July 2020)

A round-up of recent albums, EPs and singles, including Bitch Falcon, JyellowL, Fia Moon, Finbar Furey, Don't Fear the Natives, Brian Finnegan, Megan O'Neill and more. To have your new release included next week (31 August), please add it to our listings.

JyellowL – Doesn’t Feel Like
JyellowL releases video for new track ‘Doesn’t Feel Like’, the second single from his debut album 2020 D|vision, due for release on 4 December 2020. 

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Bitch Falcon – Gaslight
Grunge rock band Bitch Falcon have just released their first single of 2020, ‘Gaslight’, following their previous release in 2019, ‘Damp Breath’. Purchase the track here: https://bitchfalcon.bandcamp.com/track/gaslight

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Finbar Furey – Blue Jewel in the Sky
‘Blue Jewel in the Sky’ is the title track of Finbar Furey’s upcoming album, due for release later this year. Featuring his daughter Áine also on vocals, the song is due for release on 31 July, but the video, by filmmaker Dearbha Glynn is out now. Pre-order the track here: https://music.apple.com/album/1522951172

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Don’t Fear The Natives – Catch a Wave
Donegal alt-rock band Don’t fear the Natives have followed up their 2018 debut EP Stupid Heart with new single ‘Catch a Wave’. Purchase the track here: https://ffm.to/catchawave

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Megan O’Neill – Fire With Fire
Kildare-based singer-songwriter Megan O’Neill’s new single ‘Fire With Fire’ was written about her experience as a woman in the music industry and the competitiveness and nastiness that can come with that. Purchase the track here: https://ffm.to/plpow39

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Kyoto Love Hotel – Machine
Electronic duo Kyoto Love Hotel’s new single ‘Machine’ will be released on 7 August, but the music video is on YouTube now. Following ‘I Float’ in February of this year, ‘Machine’ is the second track from their upcoming EP Grow, due for release in November. 

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Fia Moon – XX
Following the release of ‘Better Days’ in April, Fia Moon’s new single ‘XX’ is out now. Purchase the track here: https://ffm.to/fiamoonxx?

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Mick Flannery – Alive – Cork Opera House 2019
Mick Flannery’s new album Alive – Cork Opera House 2019 is a seventeen-track live record, the proceeds of which will go directly to Flannery’s band and crew. Commenting on the release, Flannery said ‘I’m very glad to have the opportunity to share this album during these uncertain times. I feel it showcases the talents of the people I’m lucky to share stages with’. Purchase the album here: https://mickflannery.bandcamp.com/album/alive-cork-opera-house-2019

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Rachel Mae Hannon – Be In Love
Be in Love is the debut single from emerging pop artist Rachel Mae Hannon. It’s bright and upbeat with influences of soul and smooth vocal harmonies. Purchase the track here: https://rachelmaehannon.bandcamp.com/releases

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Proper Micro NV – So Much to Give & Live For
Following the release of ‘So Much to Give & Live For’ on the Strange Brew record label, electronic artist Proper Micro NV has released a video to accompany the track. Purchase the track here: https://propermicronv.bandcamp.com/

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Brian Finnegan –Flow, In The Year Of Wu Wei
Flute-player Brian Finnegan’s new release ‘Flow, in the Year of Wu Wei’ was written in March 2020 during a time of chaos and uncertainty. Drawing on over a decade of collaboration with Russian singer Boris Grebenshikov and embracing the ancient Taoist philosophy of Wu Wei, i.e. ‘in alignment with the flow of the elemental cycles of the natural world’, ’Flow, in the Year of Wu Wei’ is the first single from Finnegan’s new album, due for release this autumn. Purchase the track here: https://brianfinnegan.bandcamp.com/track/flow-in-the-year-of-wu-wei

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King Pallas – We Pause
Limerick indie act King Pallas have released his debut EP We Pause, following the collaboration with hip-hop artist MuRli earlier this year, ‘Brick by Brick’, and ‘The Dead’ in 2019. Purchase the EP here: https://kingpallas.bandcamp.com/album/we-pause

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Mark Wilkins Gan Focal
Irish composer and multi-instrumentalist Mark Wilkins has released a new record, Gan Focal, meaning ‘wordless’ in Irish. The album is a collection of instrumental works with a distinct folk roots sound, featuring guest artists Annette Buckley, Stella Rodrigues and Christelle Moissan. Purchase the album here: https://markwilkinsmusic.bandcamp.com/album/gan-focal

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Miles Graham – All the Right Things
Miles Graham’s new EP All the Right Things shows the songwriter’s influences of soul, pop and rock, while dealing with themes of heartbreak and personal turmoil, dedicating the last track, ‘Sunbeam’, to his daughter. 

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Published on 23 July 2020

 

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