New Releases of the Week (31 July 2020)

Fiddle-player Aidan O’Rourke’s ‘365 Complete Works 1–8’ is out now.

New Releases of the Week (31 July 2020)

A round-up of recent albums, EPs and singles, including Fontaines D.C., Aidan O'Rourke, Maverick Sabre, Inhaler, Gemma Bradley, Laura Ní Carthaigh and more.

Fontaines D.C. – A Hero’s Death
Fontaines D.C.’s highly anticipated second album was released today (31 July) on Partisan Records following several single releases earlier this summer including ‘Televised Mind’ and ‘I Don’t Belong’. A Journal of Music review of the album published yesterday says ‘A Hero’s Death will be disappointing to those who saw Fontaines D.C. only as the saviours of raw and immediate punk music, but I get the impression the band are happy to disrupt a few expectations’. Purchase the album here: https://shop.fontainesdc.com/

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Aidan O’Rourke – 365 Complete Works 1–8
Inspired by Scottish author James Robertson’s short story collection 365 Stories, fiddle player Aidan O’Rourke has composed a collection of three hundred and sixty five tunes and compiled them into a thirty-part release titled 365 Complete Works. Volumes 1-8 are out now. Purchase the album here: https://aidanorourkemusic.bandcamp.com/music

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Ailbhe Reddy – Between Your Teeth
Indie singer songwriter Ailbhe Reddy is releasing a new album in October. ‘Between Your Teeth’ is the second single from the record, after ‘Time Difference’ was released in June. Pre-order the album here: https://ailbhereddy.bandcamp.com/

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The Coronas – True Love Waits
True Love Waits is the sixth studio album by The Coronas and their first as a band of three, after guitarist Dave McPhillips left last year. Purchase the album here: https://thecoronas.net/

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Sorcha Richardson – isolation home recordings
Following the acclaim for her debut album First Prize Bravery late last year, Sorcha Richardson has released the EP isolation home recordings, a collection of re-worked songs from the album, including ‘Don’t Talk About It’ and ‘Oh Oscillator’, recorded at her home during lockdown. Purchase the EP here: https://sorcharichardson.bandcamp.com/album/isolation-home-recordings

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Inhaler – Falling In
Emerging Dublin post-punk act Inhaler have released their new single ‘Falling In’, a follow up to ‘We Have to Move On’, released in January. This single from the Dublin four-piece will feature in their forthcoming debut album. Purchase the track here: https://inhaler.lnk.to/FallingInIn

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Maverick Sabre – You Know How it Feels
Rap artist and producer Maverick Sabre has released a new EP You Know How it Feels. The record continues on from the sounds of his previous work, exploring genres of hip-hop, soul and lo-fi electronics. Purchase the EP here: https://orcd.co/youknowhowitfeels

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Laura Ní Carthaigh – Music of the Land
Singer-songwriter Laura Ní Carthaigh has created a new music film, Music of the Land. Filmed and produced during lockdown, Ní Carthaigh’s film features three new songs which she composed around themes of environmental issues and the climate crisis. The film aims to highlight these pressing issues, but also to convey a hopeful message musically and visually. Watch the film on YouTube below. 

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Gemma Bradley – Obsessed
Winner of the 2018 IMRO Christie Hennessy Song Competition, Gemma Bradley has released a new single, ‘Obsessed’. It’s the third track from the RnB pop artist and was written about the experience of being completely infatuated with someone. Purchase the track here: https://gemmabradley.hearnow.com/

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Billy Treacy & The Scope – The Market
Singer-songwriter Billy Treacy and his folk-influenced band the Scope have released ‘The Market’, a song in tribute to the Dublin Fruit Market which permanently closed its doors last year. Purchase the track here: 

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Published on 31 July 2020

 

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