- 04 Dec 20
This is the final Bandcamp Friday of 2020, so support Irish artists by purchasing merch and music on the groundbreaking platform.
During the Covid-19 pandemic, Bandcamp announced that they would be waiving their revenue shares on the first Friday of every month for 2020, in order to give artists 100% of the proceeds on the day. We've been doing monthly roundups, so for the last Bandcamp Friday in 2020, here are our top picks.
The debut album from perhaps Dublin's best rock band of the moment soared to international critical acclaim. Hot Press called 'In Waiting' "distinctive, original, and quietly brilliant."
Another debut album, this time of the hip-hop variety. Nealo, a law-student-turned-dog-walker-turned-rapper was hailed by Hot Press as "the unlikely hero of Irish hip-hop", after the release of his beautiful debut album All The Leaves Are Falling this past October.
The brand new duo from critically-acclaimed folk artist Joshua Burnside and his brother Connor released their debut single today. 'Hawk On The Cliff' invokes the nostalgic warmth of a winter pub night.
One of Ireland's fastest-rising rappers has recently released an incredibly special, stunningly presented vinyl of his work so far. With heart-on-sleeve lyrics and expert production by Matthew Harris, it's hard not to fall in love with the Stillorgan rapper's work.
One of our 'Hot For 2020' picks, Cork-born, London-based producer and songwriter Yenkee has had a great year, musically speaking. Every song released in 2020 has been high-calibre and infectious. We can't wait to see what 2021 has in store.
Gavin DaVinci has emerged out of Limerick's PX Music crew, dropping his rapid-fire versed 'Council House Freestyle' at the start of November. One to watch in 2021.
Brién is a Northern Irish producer of the Soft Boy Records collective. His EP DIY VOL. 1 is just about the most soothing thing on this list.
Gemma Dunleavy's October EP is a love letter to the rising R&B artist's Dublin neighbourhood, "dedicated to the people of Sheriff Street and the North Wall community."
This epic compilation album is just €12, and will give you 22 tracks from various independent artists across Ireland.
Ethereal dream-pop at its best, we have Pillow Queens to thank for this discovery. Her debut headline show Upstairs at Whelan's sold out, prior to the dreaded pandemic.