New Releases of the Week (3 July 2020)

Ailbhe Reddy has just released her new single 'Time Difference'.

New Releases of the Week (3 July 2020)

A round-up of recent albums, EPs and singles including Fontaines D.C., Daoirí Farrell, CMAT, Ailbhe Reddy, Staff Only, Mick Flannery, Éilís Kennedy and more.

• Fontaines D.C. – Televised Mind
The latest single from the Dublin rock band’s upcoming second album, A Hero’s Death, due for release on Partisan Records on 31 July. Purchase the single and pre-order the album here.

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•  Éilís Kennedy – So Ends This Day
This new album by traditional singer and songwriter Éilís Kennedy is a collection of songs inspired by the ocean, and features Gerry O’Beirne on guitar. Purchase the record at https://eiliskennedymusic.com.

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• Daoirí Farrell – The Lockdown
This single by Dublin folk singer Daoirí Farrell was recorded at home during the Covid-19 pandemic lockdown as a result of the success of his living room digital concerts. The single features an a cappella version of ‘The Parting Glass’ and a recording of ‘When the Breakers Go Back Fulltime’. Purchase the single on Bandcamp.

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• Staff Only – Slideshow
Following the release of a number of singles including ‘Fall From Your Grace’ and ‘Rain’, Oisín Fleming and Cian Condren, i.e indie-pop duo Staff Only, have just released their first EP, Slideshow, and a video for ‘Rain’.  Visit www.facebook.com/StaffOnly69.

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• Cinder Well – Wandering Boy
Amelia Baker, who performs as Cinder Well, is an American singer-songwriter, based in Clare and writes music inspired by Irish and American folk music and the connections between the two. Her single ‘Wandering Boy’ is the first from her upcoming album No Summer, due on 24 July. Listen to the single below and pre-order the album here.

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• Silverbacks – Up the Nurses
After launching singles ‘Drool’ and ‘Muted Gold’ earlier this year, indie band Silverbacks have released new single ‘Up the Nurses’ ahead of their debut album Fad, out on 17 July. Purchase the single and pre-order the album on Bandcamp.

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• Thumper – Topher Grace
Dublin rock-pop band Thumper’s new single ‘Topher Grace’, on Reckless records, is their second release of the year, following ‘Ad Nauseam’ in February. Purchase the track on Bandcamp.

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• Ailbhe Reddy – Time Difference
A personal and poignant tale of a break up, ‘Time Difference’ is the new single by singer-songwriter Ailbhe Reddy. Released via her own label, Friends of the Family, the track will feature on her upcoming debut album. Purchase the single here.

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• CMAT – Rodney
‘Rodney’ is the second single from emerging pop singer CMAT, following her debut track ‘Another Day (kfc)’ earlier this year. Purchase the single on Bandcamp: https://cmatbaby.bandcamp.com/track/rodney.

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• Caimin Gilmore – String Ogham Live
Double bass-player Caimin Gilmore commissioned composers Linda Buckley, Benedict Schlepper-Connolly, Sam Perkin and Nick Roth to each write a new work for double bass which he performed on his new EP String Ogham Live. Accompanying the EP is a series of live performances and interviews on Gilmore’s YouTube channel.

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• Mick Flannery – There Must Be More
Ahead of the release of his seventh album, Alive – Cork Opera House 2019, due for release on 24 July, Mick Flannery’s new single ‘There Must Be More’ is out now. Purchase the single here: https://smarturl.it/ThereMustBeMore

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• The Winter Passing – New Ways of Living
Formed by siblings Rob and Kate Flynn, along with guitarist Jamie Collison, indie-punk band The Winter Passing have just released their new album New Ways of Living. Purchase here.

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• Mundy and New Airs – Beaconette
Irish ensemble New Airs, who combine classical with pop, rock, folk and synth, have collaborated with Mundy for a new arrangement of his song ‘Beaconette’. Listen to the song here.

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• Ane Brun – Honey
Norwegian songwriter Ane Brun’s new single ‘Honey’ is a nostalgic love song to Brun’s 18 year-old self and is the latest release from her upcoming album which is, as of now, untitled. Purchase the track here: https://balloon-ranger.lnk.to/HoneyFA

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Published on 2 July 2020

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