Music from the Heart

CD Reviews

First Class & Coach - Neon Hip (single)

Formed in 2017 by Reuben Maher (guitars, keys, vox) , Jonathan Parson (bass), Geraldine Thomas (vox) and Andrew McNeilage (drums) - their early gigs fused hard-edged guitar sounds with ambient keys, digital samples, and dance rhythms. These formative shows led the band towards honing their sound - immediate, distorted guitar hooks, driving bass lines, muscular drums and uncompromising vocals, delivered in both English and German.

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Eoghan Moylan - Dark Disco (single)

Eoghan Moylan is an alternative pop artist from Galway, Ireland. He was born and raised in Connemara, and spent most of his early life surrounded by traditional music and dance. Eoghan went from impromptu sessions with family and friends in his grandmother's kitchen, to learning the piano on his older sister’s broken old keyboard. He has never looked back since. Moylan is a storyteller at heart. Studying software engineering in university led him to discover digital synthesizers, which he has used to craft a uniquely electronic narrative voice in his music. A talented visual artist in addition to his songwriting and production abilities, he personally handcrafts the visuals and videos for each of his songs. Dark Disco is his debut single.

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Harry Fennell - Lack of Light (single)

Harry Fennell, praised as one of Dublin's most captivating singer-songwriters, has roots in the rural blues, old-time folk, and early jazz styles of Americana music. Fennell dares his audiences not to sing, dance or weep to his Cohen inspired ballads and Shakey Graves inspired sounds. Raised on a strict diet of Bob Dylan, Fennell takes the mundane and shines a light on all parts beautiful and violent, raising our appreciation for the good and bad in life. Drawing from experiences of his own and observing the world around him, he speaks candidly on the reality of being a young person in Ireland today and the hardships of love and loss.

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Gillian Tuite - Secret Sign (single)

Gillian Tuite is a singer, songwriter and fingerstyle guitarist from Oldcastle, Co. Meath. Her performances, typified by creative and tasteful guitar playing, strong vocal melodies and
heartfelt lyrics, have earned her a reputation for captivating a live audience. In recent years, Gillian has travelled to Nashville to record her music and released singles co-written with
renowned songwriters such as Fred Koller (Nanci Griffith, John Prine) and Charlie McGettigan. She has also been heard on collaborations with artists such as Teresa Marie Canavan (‘Hold My Hand’) and as part of the collective Lemonade Marinade (‘Paradise Bay’). In November 2020, Gillian's version of 'Only One' was shared on the official James Taylor Instagram page. Gillian is currently working on her debut album and is looking forward to releasing a new collection of songs in the near future.

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SJ Talbot - Millisecond (single)

SJ Talbot is a 23-year-old pop artist from Clontarf, in the capital city of Dublin, Ireland. Her songs feature deep, soulful vocals, intelligently paired with high-calibre pop production. At an early age, Talbot was enrolled in musical theatre school, and went onto study at BIMM Dublin, graduating in 2020. No stranger to the Irish music scene, she has worked as a session singer and keyboardist for various acts over the last four years. In 2017, she began producing her own music, and developing her individual sound. In September 2020, she released her well received indie-pop influenced debut single, “Envy”, followed up in April 2021 by an acclaimed collaboration with Chris Short, ‘Flint & Steel’, and her second solo single, ‘Easy for Me’, in 2022. All signs show SJ Talbot to be ready to make her own remarkable contribution to the current Irish springtime in contemporary pop.

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Trick Mist - The Junction (single)

Irish songwriter, multi instrumentalist and producer Gavin Murray, aka Trick Mist, shares ‘The Junction’ video directed by Katie Ball. This is the first installment of a unique music video and podcast series called Tracing Places (funded by the Arts Council of Ireland) The project involves 4 artists making 4 videos for 4 new songs and an adjoining 4 part podcast series hosted by Trick Mist.  About the project Trick Mist says...‘I’ve been working with these amazing artists in an unusual way. The artists were given full creative control over their art, making music videos based purely on their reaction to the song. Basically how it worked was I would send the artist the song and the lyrics. That was it. I would offer no directives. I see the video when it's finished. Simple as that! My ambition is to emphasise individual perception, place it on a platform and celebrate it.’

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Chris Kabs - More (single)

Chris Kabs is a visionary Influential Dublin-based producer and artist. He is now back with “More”, a groovy Afro Infused track.  It was written from a place feeling like his love interest can’t get enough.  Chris’s clean crisp production paired with his silky vocals creates a seductive ambiance as you listen. The bouncy up beat track leaves listeners wanting more. We see Chris ditch his usual pop sound for this cool catchy afro Infused sound that we just can’t get enough of. 

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Ports - Swimming Pool (single)

Mixing folk with heavy synths and taking influence from contemporary artists such as Phosphorescent, Big Thief, Andy Shauf, Aldous Harding and Stars of the lid, PORTS, an alternative folk rock band from Derry, Nothern Ireland, shows off their great sense of melody, strong lyrical ability and song writing craftsmanship, whilst maintaining their haunting signature sound. PORTS toured extensively after the release of their album ‘The Devil is a Songbird’ garnering support from BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio 6, BBC Radio Foyle and RTE with performances on Cerys Matthews show (Radio 6) and Other Voices (RTE). This earned them a strong following. They have 3 million +  Spotify plays, and 45k monthly listeners.

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Pio Hartnett - Grand Prix (single)

Pio Hartnett is an alternative pop & genre-fluid songwriter from Galway, Ireland. After deciding to move to Dublin to pursue music, he recorded the song 'Dark Blossom' with his friend Alex Nahayo in the summer of 2018. It gained over 5,000 streams across platforms, despite no intentional promotion, and was championed on local radio stations from Highland Radio to Liffey Sound 96.4FM. Hartnett spent the next two years playing open mics around Dublin, and finding his own sound, before deciding to study Commercial Modern Music at BIMM Dublin, from which he graduated in 2020.

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Kevin Walsh - Embrace the World (single)

Cork singer, songwriter and musician Kevin Walsh released his debut single,  Embrace the World, in what he terms, “a gesture of hope for autism awareness in the community for Ireland and beyond.” Kevin, who was diagnosed as autistic at age 5, has faced many challenges in his journey to becoming a professional musician. . He graduated from MTU (formerly CIT) Cork School of Music with First Class Honours BMus and MA degrees, having achieved the award of Highest Placed Student for three consecutive years.

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