Music from the Heart

CD Reviews

Peter Richardson - Pray (single)

Peter Richardson is a 23-year old singer/songwriter from Dublin. An avid songwriter since the age of 15, Peter grew up surrounded by music. After testing the waters with his original songs at a college open mic, Peter began properly recording his music at home in the summer of 2020. A few months later in October he released his debut single, “The End of The World”, an indie folk ballad filled with choral vocals and stirring, apocalyptic lyrics and instrumentation.

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Driven Snow - Trying (single)

Tired of forever being sounding boards for each other’s songs, Kieran McGuinness (Delorentos) and Emily Aymler (Republic of Loose) have been working quietly on a collaborative musical venture for a few years now. With jobs and a growing family keeping them more than busy it had been a matter of snatching a few moments here and there and putting in late-night weekend sessions.

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CloudyaH - Slowly Lets Go (single)

CloudyaH is the new project of Claudia Heidegger, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and acclaimed “virtuoso of the quiet tones” (as she was dubbed by Austrian national broadcaster ORF Radio Tirol), pushing her long standing career as a delicately enchanting folk-songstress into a new direction. From a classical background via early Singersongwriter Folk Projects in London and performing as a violinist with Irish folk band Shane Ó Fearghail & the Host, she appears to have found her true self and sound as a songwriter and producer.

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Michael Lane - Days Can Last Forever (single)

If there is a modern folk-pop artist who has seen the harsh realities in life, it is Michael Lane himself. As a US soldier in his twenties, sent to Iraq and Afghanistan, Michael was forced to live at cruelty . Successes such as two top 50 songs in the German charts, four albums, international tours and the single "Liberty" as the official song of the 2015/2016 Four Hills Tournament, Europe’s biggest international ski jump event, have made Michael Lane, a German-American, known to the public. In addition to his work as a musician, Michael Lane is currently also active as a songwriter for production music and as a music producer in his remote "Studio Waldblick“.

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Under Starling - Mongrel (single)

Hailing from Waterford,  the Viking City of Ireland, Under Starling are breathing fresh air into the Irish music scene with their unique brand of alternative rock. All flocks start small, but this gritty four-piece are rapidly forming a group of followers through their energetic live shows and popular releases. Latest singles Icarus and Purple Heights were praised by Hot Press, RTE 2XM and all audiences on their national tour. Between crowd-surfing, mosh pits, and the interaction Danny has with the audience, the band has always been connected with their fans. The escapism offered by their music and live shows brings people together like a flock of starlings. We are like murmurations.

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Vickers Vimy - Where the Wildbirds Sleep (single)

Hailing from Mayo, on the Wild Atlantic coast of Ireland, Vickers Vimy craft songs that dwell on the borders of Folk and Americana. Rich eclectic sounds anchor lyrical themes of scratched vinyl nights and hazy Sunday mornings. Their second album “Atlas of Hearts” was released in March  2018, making the RTE Radio 1 Recommends list, with the two singles ‘Keep your eye on the road’ and ‘Mermaid Of Luna Park’ being playlisted. Vickers Vimy have collaborated with Colm Mac Con Iomaire (The Frames & Swell Season) and had the pleasure of recording in the studio of Nick Seymour (Crowded House) and have had the amazing fortune to support the late John Martyn. They have supported Hothouse Flowers, The 4 Of Us, Maria Doyle Kennedy and Mundy. 

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The Collision - Weightless (single)

The Collision are a five-piece alt-pop/rock band from Co. Offaly featuring Ciaran Brennan, Diarmuid Brady, Seán Brady, Connor Rice and Callum Bergin. After earning a reputation with appearances at local venues, The Collision. continue to rise in 2022. The group has received radio play on Tipp FM’s Premier Irish and KCLR96FM’s Ceol Anocht as well as support from Hotpress and A&R Factory. 

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Neon Atlas - Your Mistakes Have Got Nothing On Mine (single)

Cork-based indie-act ‘Neon Atlas’ have been in existence in one form or another since early 2013. Their debut album ‘Absolute Magnitude’, was primarily the brainchild of Cork-based singer-songwriter Kieran Ring and producer Ciaran O’Shea. The nine tracks that comprise their debut LP were recorded over a nine month period during 2013, and entirely performed by the duo themselves.

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Gavin Fox - Tell Me So (single)

Gavin Fox is an Irish singer-songwriter whose music empowers and uplifts. In the time and space of the 2020 lockdown, he discovered a hidden talent for storytelling through song. Emotions poured out from deep inside him, resulting in some of the most piercingly compelling and honest songs on the island of Ireland in the last year. His writing has already seen him receive national coverage from RTÉ, as well as Hot Press Magazine, Classic Hits 4FM, Red FM, Shannonside, KCLR and KFM, and international coverage from Music Crowns, YMX, London Peaky, Latin Post, Roadie Music Brazil and Nene’s Butler.  ‘Tell Me So’ is the second single from Gavin Fox’s hotly tipped upcoming album, ‘Awakened’.

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James Ethington III - Rheacycle (EP)

James Ethington III is an independent singer/songwriter from the small town of Alamogordo, New Mexico. Six years ago the twenty-five year old artist first picked up the guitar in search of a healthy way to cope with anxiety and depression. Since then, his musical journey has led him across the United States and back again. He honed his singing and songwriting skills while busking on the streets of cities from Santa Monica, California to Austin, Texas. A lifelong lover of music, his unique sound is a product of eclectic tastes. James cites the inspiration of artists ranging from The Temptations to Nirvana. We can hear their influences in his soulful vocals, thoughtful lyricism and clever post-modern sensibilities.

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