Music from the Heart

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Revlin Project - Trascender

REVLIN PROJECT is a Hard Rock/Melodic Rock band from Peru, formed by Nilver Pérez in 2015. In 2016 the band made its debut in Bogotá - Colombia. The following year they published their EP album called "DIMENSION", in which musicians from several countries participated: Peru, Colombia, Brazil and Spain. The band was recognized in several countries within the TOP 10 of the best  releases of 2017. As well, the band had presence in the media of Italy, Spain, Japan, Germany, USA, Brazil, Argentina and Mexico: - 300 Best Latin American Albums. - Best Rock album in Spanish (Argentina) - Top 10 in magazines and blogs in countries like Greece, Spain and Belgium. The song "Take Me To You" was recognized in Peru as the best song of 2017, and The Best Song on the EP by several critics of national and international media.

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Hotel California - Soothe My Soul (single)

Hotel California is an Americana project by singer and songwriter Daniel Green, living in a small village in Northern Europe. During lockdown I wrote 24 new tracks, which are released song by song every three weeks starting in January 2021. He loves his life and his life exists within music. Dark moments transform to songs as do the beautiful ones. His biggest sows so far were the Sziget Festival in Budapest and the Vans Varped Tour in the USA. He has produced songs with Ronald Bood (Mando Diao, Kooks).

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Kandemic - 2020 (single)

In the midst of a global pandemic, and what we can only call a crushing year for so many, four musicians got together to kill some time by making music. It had been their passion individually for decades. And with what felt like never-ending lockdowns, the one thing they had was time. With diverse experience and backgrounds in folk, rock, hip hop and reggae, the music started to take shape, and Kandemic was born. With everything going on in the world, it became clear from the very start that Kandemic had a lot to say and a story to tell. As one lockdown was followed by another, the band kept writing and recording music. And six months and thousands of cans of beer later, Kandemic realised they had an album in their hands and a message from far beyond the stars. Rock, punk, hip hop and reggae, and swapping between English and Italian languages, Kandemic's sound picks from the past and sets out to make something new. Band members from Helsinki, Milan, Rome and Venice now call Dublin their home.

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Sun Collective - Wild (single)

Wild’ is the new single from Dublin-based group Sun Collective, featuring contributions from renowned vocalist Lisa Hannigan & Patrick O’Laoghaire of I Have a Tribe. Produced by Ross Turner (Lisa Hannigan, Villagers), recorded by Ber Quinn (John Grant, Divine Comedy), with accompanying film by award winning director / writer and VFX specialist, Kevin Cahill (VFX – Game of Thrones, Star Wars, Alice in Wonderland).‘Wild’ is the first of three singles being released in conjunction with the their appearance on the award-winning and internationally acclaimed series, Other Voices, April  15th on RTÉ 2 television.

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[Indistinct Chatter] - My Mother's Star

Myles O’Reilly is a musician and an award winning music documentary filmmaker from Dublin, Ireland. Since first lifting a camera in 2010, multitasking O'Reilly has filmed, directed and edited over 100 music video promos and 20+ music documentaries of Irish musicians at home and abroad, some of which include Glen Hansard, Villagers, Imelda May, Lisa O'Neill, Ye Vagabonds, Sinead O’Connor and Lisa Hannigan alongside other International artists such as Hollywood soundtrack virtuoso Ernst Reijseger, Icelandic artists Soléy, Múm and Amiina, US soul phenomenon Janelle Monea and UK folk trio The Staves. Early life as a working musician began for Myles in 2003 with the band Juno Falls. Signed for two albums by Sony UK and then V2 records,  Juno Falls disbanded in 2010. Ten years later and in a global pandemic lockdown, Myles returned to making music and has since composed, recorded and released a plethora of works in the 'ambient' music genre under the moniker [Indistinct Chatter].

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Jim McHugh - Hey Jimbo (single)

Monaghan songwriter Jim McHugh is back with second offering from his forthcoming album Pretending to Wake Up, to be released in May 2021. The second single is called Hey Jimbo and this is what McHugh had to say about it: "Hey Jimbo center’s around the history of past relationships, not all directly my own but from we all know these stories of unrequited love. The title takes its name from my nickname ‘Jimbo’ and its as you will hear from the song its often hollered out as ‘Hey Jimboooooo’. Similar to my previous single ‘Dave’ the song evolves around the opening guitar riff and the band powerfully supports the flow of energy throughout it’.

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Emperor of Ice Cream - Puerile (single)

Since Cork-based Emperor of Ice Cream announced their return from a twenty-five-year hiatus in May 2020 and with the release of their long-awaited debut album 'No Sound Ever Dies' last August, they have embarked on a chapter that very few, if any, expected would be written. The acclaimed debut entered the official Irish album charts upon release while also taking the No.1 spot in the indie album charts. Due to the wide acclaim for the album and the associated singles the band have not only appeased their long-established cult following but have garnered a new legion of supporters around the globe, which in turn has created a renewed demand for the band's back catalogue.

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Oliver Cole - Father, Brother, Son

Having had some success with his first band Swampshack, Oliver Cole formed the three-piece rock band, Turn. Oliver was Turn’s singer, songwriter and main guitarist, and they soon signed to Infectious Records in London, which was home to Muse, Ash and Garbage, among others. Turn enjoyed great success and popularity, playing sell-out gigs at Vicar Street and a packed to the gills standout performance at the Oxegen festival in 2005. They released three Irish Top 10 albums and were nominated for Ireland’s coveted Choice Music Award. Oliver left the band in 2006 to begin work on his first solo album, ‘We Albatri’, which was recorded in Germany. Upon its release, The Irish Times gave the album 5 out of 5 and made it their album of the month.

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Soda Blonde - Small Talk (single)

If the staggering vocals of this Dublin group sound familiar, it’s because they are. Soda Blonde was formed last year by four members of the critically acclaimed Little Green Cars, whose debut album (produced by Marcus Dravs) hit the Number One spot in Ireland and saw them gain a coveted spot on the BBC Sound Of poll. Now producing the music themselves, whilst also creating all the artwork and visuals, Faye O’Rourke, Adam O’Regan, Dylan Lynch, Donagh Seaver O’Leary’s new project finds them operating as fully fledged polymaths.Their debut EP, Terrible Hands which was released at the end of last year. In support of this, the group performed a series of sold out shows in their hometown, toured across Ireland and played 2 UK shows in Manchester and London, leading to them being asked to support Sinead O’Connor at her Iveagh Gardens show (now postponed to July of 2022). The band released a brand new EP during lockdown and they're now announcing their debut album Small Talk, to be released in July.

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Brigid O'Neill - Prayers (single)

Co.Down based Brigid O'Neill co-wrote her new single with her friend and fellow artist Matt McGinn, ‘Prayers’ is a cathartic, chart-friendly future live favourite and is set to give fans plenty to chew on as anticipation builds for her forthcoming sequel to 2017 album Touchstone. A potent and passionate protest song which sees the genre-spanning tunesmith tackle Big Brother’s seduction and bullying of the masses, the country and folk flecked foot stomper serves as both a warning and a rallying cry. "Prayers’ is a song with a lot of attitude” says Brigid. “We are constantly confronting the ‘powers that be’ - and they come in so many guises - everything from the Church, to our favourite social media platforms, to a government that falls far short of what it says it’s going to do. Often however we are still attracted to these things - there’s a seduction and a temptation to be part of them. You can be so easily be sucked in and controlled.”

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