- 05 Feb 21
Listen to some of our favourite new Irish tracks of the week below.
Sam Wickens, 'Murky Waters'
Tipped as one of our 'Hot For 2021' Irish Acts, Sam Wickens once again take up the mantle of “songwriting juggernaut" with 'Murky Waters'. Combining slick production with raw emotion and a stunning vocal, the single features on his Watson EP, also out today.
Released in time for Valentine's Day, Dublin-based R&B singer-songwriter Zeinab's latest release is a soulful and innocently sweet track, one that announces total and unconditional love and celebrates special connection in no uncertain terms.
Joshua Burnside, 'Under The Concrete' [Sorbet Remix]
The producer behind Just Mustard and NewDad has released his rework of the song capitalises on Burnside's love of global folk music, focusing on the West African rhythms of the original. Sorbet finds colourful new vistas to display in the familiar tune, enhancing the melodies and rhythms in order to give 'Under The Concrete' a textured, tropical feel.
Active, 'Pay The Price'
Flying the flag for Monaghan, Active brings a captivatingly original new energy to the ever-diversifying Irish hip-hop scene with ‘Pay The Price’ – his most fearlessly introspective and politically-charged release yet. The Irish-Polish rapper takes aim at the stigma facing immigrants, social exclusion, poverty and more.
Drawing influence from Robyn, 22-year-old Dublin singer-songwriter Pastiche returns with her second single, 'Heaven'. Her explosive electro-pop sound establishes her as a serious force to be reckoned with on the homegrown scene.
Franki, 'are u gonna'
Combining the edgy R&B sound of Blood Orange and The Weeknd with the pop-rock approach of The 1975 and LANY, Franki explores themes of escapism and infatuation on his new chillwave pop tune 'are u gonna'.
Aratita Electronik Jazz Quintet, 'Uruk'
Following hot on the heels of two EP releases in the last five months, mysterious five-piece AEJQ continue to explore and blend the boundaries between jazz, Irish folk and electronic on their new four-track Sumer EP – out today.
Lazyrevs, 'Tidal Wave'
The natural landscape of the West coast of Ireland informs the sonic palette of this ethereal, powerful alt-pop song, which is about the lead singer's father being diagnosed with a rare form of cancer.
Listen to the Hot Press 'New Irish Songs To Hear This Week':