- 20 Apr 22
Singer/actress Slaney brought a fun disco club vibe to the Y&E Series - supported by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media.
Multi-talented performer Slaney played several of her lauded pop singles as well as unreleased material at last nights' instalment of the Hot Press Y&E Series.
In addition to her rising music career (she was recently picked up by Paradigm Talent Agency), the Carlow native is also an accomplished actress who has appeared in the hit BBC series Normal People, Apple TV's Foundation and RTÉ drama KIN.
She comes from a highly musical background as her father enjoyed a long and prosperous career as a drummer for many renowned acts including Bob Geldof and Westlife. Previous singles from the emerging act include dance-pop offerings 'All I Want', 'Chameleon' and 'Heaven'.
For her Y&E set, Slaney came to us from a large room that she referred to as "a secret location with good internet." The cavernous space around her provided a lovely echo acoustic as her infectious dance beats echoed from wall to wall.
The singer opened her set with an unreleased song called 'I Lose Control'. In addition to providing an amazing sound, the large room also gave Slaney plenty of space to move around. Even she couldn't withstand the irresistible electro-pop grooves of her own songs as she danced the evening away.
Her next song 'Let It Go Boy' will be out this Friday as part of her new EP. 'Dream About You' (the EP's title track) and 'Romeo' will also be part of Friday’s anticipated release.
Next, Slaney performed a cover of 'Dance Monkey' by Australian singer Tones and I. The incredibly catchy 2019 track peaked at number four on the US Billboard Hot 100 and hit number one on the Irish Singles Chart.
The musician's Y&E performance came to a close with her 2021 single 'Love Is Like a Drug', which was recently included on Spotify New Music Friday UK. "Where is a disco ball when you need one?" an audience member rightly commented.
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Coming up on the Y&E Series:
Wednesday, April 20: Jesse June
Nigerian-Irish rising star Jesse June built up a reputation as a thrilling new force in Irish music, with 2021 singles 'Hide My Feelings' and 'Gotta Be Frank', following a string of Soundcloud releases. While we eagerly await his next release, he's also sharing his writings on his newly launched website, jessejune.com
Thursday, April 21: Dáwna
Hailing from Tipperary, Dáwna initially built up his reputation busking in cities and towns around Ireland. Since 2019, he's steadily been releasing a selection of well-received singles – including his latest track, 'I L L I A D'. He's also clocked up support slots for the likes of Hermitage Green and Susan O'Neill, and launched his latest single with a sold-out headline show at The Kenyon Bar in Nenagh.
Friday, April 22: PrYmary Colours
Featuring Cayisha on vocals and Daz on production, PrYmary Colours have brought a bold new energy to the Irish dance music scene. This duo have already made their mark at the House Of Yes club in New York, the Olympia Theatre in Dublin and a wide selection of festival stages. In October, they released their powerful single ‘The Movement’ – a rallying cry against racial injustice.
Saturday, April 23: Caleb Kunle
Drawing inspiration from the three locations he calls home – Lagos, Laois and London – Caleb Kunle is rapidly emerging as a captivating new talent on the international stage, with his unique blend of soul, folk, jazz and more. Back in November, he shared his latest single, 'Could Be Good' – which is his first release on Hackney-based independent label Pony Recordings.
Sunday, April 24: BRÍDÍN
Hailing from Co. Sligo, BRÍDÍN carries the tradition of Irish music into the fourth generation of her family – playing harp, flute, piano and dancing sean nós. After achieving a master’s degree in music, she’s continued to develop her own unique style, bringing a modern energy to her traditional influences. She released her Ocean Of Stars EP in 2021, which featured an appearance from Colm Mac Con Iomaire.
Monday, April 25: Amberlight
Made up of vocalist Lauren Doherty and guitarist/producer/songwriter Paul Casey, this Derry duo have been busy over the last two years, releasing an exciting selection of singles and accompanying videos, including the likes of 'The Song My Heart Sings' , 'Strong Enough', 'Only Love (A Fisherman's Lament)' and 'Peace at Last'. They also contributed to the Rave On, Van Morrison series, performing a cover of 'Celtic New Year'.
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