- 05 Feb 21
In a world of shuttered music venues and snatched-away opportunities, Ireland’s music community continues to defy the odds – with young, emerging artists defiantly rising above seemingly insurmountable challenges, and flying the flag for their country. This bold energy, independent ethos and genre-defying talent is evident across our list of Hot For 2021 Irish Acts – which features artists from every corner of Ireland.
The Galway indie quartet have already picked up lots of attention in the UK and it's clear why. They have an irresistibly catchy sound, with Julie Dawson’s vocals a particular strength. NewDad’s guitar anthems have serious hit potential because they have that x-factor that connects. With Jack Saubders and Steve Lamacq as fans, they could well be on their way.
Hear: ‘I Don’t Recognise You’.
Watch: The band perform ‘Blue’ live at the Roisin Dubh on YouTube.
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