New Releases of the Week (9 October 2020)
Dave Flynn – Dún Laoghaire Guitars
Dún Laoghaire Guitars is a new album of guitar works by Dave Flynn, composed this year during his time as Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown Musician in Residence. The music was written during the Covid-19 lockdown and is inspired by aspects of Flynn’s home town such as Dún Laoghaire Harbour and the DART. Flynn has recorded all 8 guitars. Visit: https://frisbeerecords.bandcamp.com/album/d-n-laoghaire-guitars?
Nealo, Molly Sterling, Adam Garrett and Jehnova – Let Your Dreams Collect Dust Until You’re Desperate
Dublin hip hop artist Nealo’s latest track ‘Let Your Dreams Collect Dust Until You’re Desperate’ comes ahead of his debut album, All the Leaves Are Falling, due for release on 30 October. The song features musicians Molly Sterling, Adam Garrett and Jehnova and was written in response to his experience of working in a miserable 9-5 job, subsequently quitting and emigrating to Canada. Visit: https://twitter.com/NellydaSilla?
Bicep – Apricots
Belfast-born, London-based electronic duo Bicep have announced the release of their second album Isles, out on 22 January 2021. ‘Apricots’ is the second release from the record, after ‘Atlas’ was released in March. Speaking about the inspiration for the album, the duo stated on Bandcamp: ‘We have strong mixed emotions, connected to growing up on an island… wanting to leave, wanting to return. Isles is, in part, a meditation on these contradictions, the struggle between the expansive and the introspective, isolation and euphoria.’ Visit: https://bicep.bandcamp.com/track/apricots
Sinéad O’Connor – Trouble of the World
Sinéad O’Connor’s new song ‘Trouble of the World’ is a cover of a song by New Orleans gospel singer Mahalia Jackson. All proceeds from the sales of the track are being donated to Black Lives Matter charities. Commenting on the song, O’Connor said ‘for me the song isn’t about death or dying. More akin, a message of certainty that the human race is on a journey toward making this world paradise and that we will get there.’ Visit: www.sineadoconnor.com.
Orchid Collective – Thunder
After a two-year hiatus, Dublin indie band Orchid Collective are releasing new music, with ‘Thunder’ the first song from a forthcoming EP, the details of which have not yet been announced. Visit: www.facebook.com/orchidcollectiveband/
Strings & Things – Fuaim Gathering
Traditional/folk group Strings & Things have just released their latest single ‘Fuaim Gathering’, which will feature on their upcoming album The Unsolicited Dance. The song as well as the upcoming album were written and recorded while on a nine-month residency as a house band at Raglan Road, an bar in Disney World Orlando, Florida. Visit: www.stringsandthings.band.
Panos Ghikas – Unrealtime
Panos Ghikas’ debut solo album Unrealtime, the latest release from Diatribe records, combines notated composition, directed and free improvisation. The music was composed through a period of collaboration with composers Nick Roth and Luis Tabuenca and performer and musicologist Pavlos Antoniadis.
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