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An Early Bird - Under My Skin (single)

Self-taught multi-instrumentalist An Early Bird releases his new single „Under My Skin“, a fantastic Indie Folk anthem about the power of love. "Love grows underneath the skin just like a flower coming out from the ground. Love is so powerful that it creates a bond even between those who apparently living on different planets." - An Early Bird Growing up in Naples, South of Italy, Stefano De Stefano (this is the name behind the project) cut his teeth on the Italian music circuit with a local band before going solo: the debut album „Of Ghosts & Marvels“ was released in October 2018 followedby the EP „In Depths“ in September 2019. An Early Bird has been touring extensively across Europe sharing stages alongside artists like Joshua Radin, Jake Bugg, S. Carey, Stu Larsen, Grant-Lee Phillips and Dan Owen.

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The Jonah Medal - From M to M (single)

The Jonah Medal take a nose-dive into confessional 70’s Lennon via the folk- rock of the Waterboys with their new single ‘From M to M’. Continuing his theme ofreflection, Bjorn Baillie continues to write sketches of a 40-something life through the lens of family,friendship and fatherhood. About the song Ballie says “The last single ‘Septembering’ was about that journey as a couple from early days straight through to family and all that brings. This song is like the impatient foot-tap of midlife - eager to keep pushing and creating”. Recorded in Laurel Canyon, Los Angeles and Nick Cave’s studio in Brighton, this song sounds like a lost-70’s classic with an instantly memorable piano intro and life-affirming lyric. Founded in Brighton, UK in 2020, The Jonah Medal began as a creative mission for Baillie to challenge his own forward musical progression, turn backwards and deeply inwards, and embrace the familiar.

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Clelia Felix - Stories (EP)

Clelia Felix is a French composer/songwriter. She started learning classical piano at the age of 7. After releasing two albums ("Road Movie" and "Somewhere Anywhere"), her music gets noticed and is played by radio DJs around the world. Since then, her music appears on prestigious and luxury projects: musicin Buddha Bar in Dubai, Cafe del Mar, Porsche Design (this project won the World Luxury Award in 2012 in Monte Carlo), Fashion Tv...

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Vincent Galvin- Firstfruits

Operating in the background as a lead guitarist was where Vincent Galvin always felt most content, and certainly most confident as a teenager practising in a garage in West London, getting ready to take on the venues of Soho and Camden. Within a few years he had played in some prestigious venues such as the London Astoria, the legendary Cavern Club in Liverpool, featured on Sky News and gigged across the U.K & Ireland with some of the most influential people from 90’s British guitar music such as honorary 6th member of Oasis and Supersonic producer Mark Coyle.

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Clare Sands feat.Steve Cooney & Tommy Sands - Abair Liom Do Rúin (single)

Clare Sands, the Cork-born sixth-generation fearless feisty fiddler, singer-songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist has been crafting new macaronic works to be released throughout the year, with her second single in a four part series out now. ‘Abair Liom do Rúin (Tell Me Your Secrets)’ by Clare Sands, featuring Steve Cooney and Tommy Sands. The four-part series, titled Tírdreacha agus Fuaimdreacha(Landscapes and Soundscapes), spans over four seasons, in the four provinces of Ireland, and features Clare Sands alongside four different collaborators: Susan O’Neill, Steve Cooney with Tommy Sands, Brídín, and Liam O Maonlaí. The project sees Sands embarking on an exploration of the nooks and crannies of Ireland’s sights and sounds, whilst breaking the boundaries of Irish music in an inviting, invigorating way.

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Klubber Lang - There,There (single)

Somewhat of a nineties supergroup, Dublin outfit Klubber Lang are made up of Revelino guitarist Ciaran Tallon, ex-(sic) bass player Ciaran McGoldrick on vocals and bass, ex-Mexican Pets drummer Fin O'Leary and producer Ronan McHugh on keyboards. With the two singles released to date, ‘There, There’ and ‘Not My Day’, Klubber Lang have made a real statement of intent and have created a real level of expectation about what is yet to come.

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Christian Wethered - La Madeleine (single)

Christian Wethered is a poet and songwriter based in Dublin. The folk artist is known for his subtle and thoughtful style. He has played The Ruby Sessions, First Fortnight and Electric Picnic. His video for first single ‘Mr Medicine Man’ is currently being showcased by Hot Press’ YouTube channel. He currently sings in the Discovery Gospel Choir and performs poetry across the country. His debut poetry book, “I Don’t Love You”, won the Melita Hume Prize in 2021.

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Hotel California - Lost Love (single)

Hotel California is an Americana project by singer and songwriter Daniel Green, living in a small village in Northern Europe. During lockdown he 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 shows 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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HyBrazil - Four Seasons (single)

HyBrazil began performing on the streets of Galway in 2018 and since then have developed their original Pop/Rock music. Like many other musicians in the region, the band's first stage was shop street, famous for its huge number of buskers and various artists. In 2019, still as a cover band, HyBrazil moved from the street to the Galway pubs where it livened up the city's bustling nights. It was then that in 2020, feeling the need to express its own musicality, HyBrazil released its first original song entitled "Burning Desire" on Spotify and since then, music and music videos have been released frequently on their social networks.

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J Smith - In the Death of Something Beautiful (single)

James Smith formed Gypsies on the Autobahn at 16 and the band released two albums with Universal Music Ireland, “Born Brief” in 2017 and “Suspended” in 2019. The band saw success supporting Little Green Cars, Bombay Bicycle Club, Bleeding Heart Pigeons, selling out Whelans, playing at Vicar St., Other Voices, and touring the festival circuits. After 14 years, the band amicably parted ways in early 2020. Smith’s independence spurred him to produce a burst of dance-inspired remixes under the name YURN for Soda Blonde, ZASKA, Danny G & The Major 7ths with Tolü Makay, Nnic, Gareth Quinn Redmond, and more. J Smith’s debut album titled “(...) And you chose not to laugh” is set for release on May 28th.

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