- 28 Jan 19
With the domestic scene set to enjoy another stellar year, we round up the Irish acts who are ready, willing and able to take over 2019.
Starting out as a means to scratch multiple creative itches, Herb Magee’s baby has since grown into one of the most inventive acts in the North. The former Lafaro bass slinger has traded machete-like riffs for spacious, swirling, electronic soundscapes. In 2018, he spent much of the year releasing and remixing music like a man possessed, foisting new bangers onto the world in a rapid fire manner (‘Tired Eyes’, his gorgeous collab with LARKS, was one of our tracks of the year). Magee also (relatively) recently made his live debut as Arvo Party. We’re fully expecting this sonic wizard to have plenty more tricks up his sleeve in 2019.
HEAR: His second full length II on Spotify.
SEE: His live appearance on Sounds New: BBC NI Arts Presents