Music from the Heart

CD Reviews

Luke Clerkin - Owl Compass (EP)

Luke Clerkin is an award-winning Irish songwriter and artist. He has been playing and releasing music for the last 6 years. His music has gained international airplay and support, whilst also topping the Irish Singer Songwriter Charts on multiple occasions. He has built a name for himself for his heart on his sleeve lyrics and emotion evoking live performances. Luke is known for playing over 250 gigs in a year at the beginning of his career, as a way of honing his craft. Since then, he has headlined famous Dublin venues such as Whelan’s, The Workman’s Club, and The Button Factory. His music has brought him all over the world, with multiple tours of Germany, as well as festival slots in America, The UK, and Ireland. Luke has also completed an apprenticeship with Ed Sheeran’s mentor and Nizlopi frontman, Luke Concannon.

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Keith McLoughlin - Big Joe (single)

What happens when you go from writing for/with artists to singing a song yourself? It's certainly a big courageous step forward. Keith McLoughlin releases his debut single as a performer with a track called Big Joe. The song covers the story line of a man called Big Joe who Keith served for many years in the pub. Joe would tell Keith his life story from his working life, to drinking, smoking, living the high life.

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Tanoki - File New

TANOKI (pseudonym of Paul Mahon) is a musician/producer from Kilkenny, Ireland. Primarily working as a Visual Artist/Filmmaker Paul has had a rich history of collaboration and video edit work for acts like, Lisa Hannigan, Linkin Park, Loah, Elaine Mai, Jerry Fish, 1000 Beasts, Walking on Cars, Bantum, plus much much more... With musical inspiration so close and stretching far and wide, Tanoki's sound weave the line between electro, trip-hop and funk with cinematic and jazz elements.File New is his debut album.

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Skinner - The Slump (single)

Skinner is a 24-year-old DIY slouch rock musician based in Dublin, Ireland, who writes, records and produces songs about growing up and overcoming a dirt-flecked 21st century existence. The DNA of no wave and post-punk acts like The B52s, James Chance and the Contortions and ESG through to alt-rock touchstones Pixies and Morphine combined with an talent for grunge-nodding self-production and pockets of elevated instrumentation is oozing from Skinner’s music.

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Lindsey Farrow - Never Add Up (single)

Lindsey Farrow has a real passion for music, in her spare time she is a recording artist at E.B.A Records, specialising in popular music. Lindsey is also an administrator at Leeds City Council which she uses to help fund her passion. She sings straight from the heart, her songs are raw and heartfelt.

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Odhran Murphy - Make It Happen (EP)

22 year old singer/songwriter Odhran Murphy might be something of a hidden gem within the local music scene – but not for long. Fusing folk and pop, Odhran’s musical ability, raw passion and soulful voice bely his young years while his flair for storytelling is evident in current singles Alone, Older and Ours Tonight.  The talented Co. Armagh, Northern Ireland native is already something of an internet sensation with his viral TikTok covers amassing hundreds of thousands of listens and having won a Dermot Kennedy Instagram competition last year and recent support opportunity with  Dean Lewis.

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Padjo Dolan - Rings of Saturn (single)

Upon learning of U2’s material as a young musician, Padjo became inspired to change the world one rock song at a time. Exclaiming that ‘a catchy guitar riff or a lyrical masterpiece makes you feel you’re alive when you hear it’. It was that feeling Padjo wanted to capture in his own music and share with everyone. Having grown up in the idyllic surroundings of County Clare, in the west of Ireland, he has written songs tirelessly since he was a teenager and has formed numerous bands throughout school and college where he studied in Galway. A city known for its nurturing of musical talent.

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Michael Lane - Take It Slow

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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Gary O'Neill - Petals (single)

Gary O'Neill is a Kilkenny born singer-songwriter and producer, who’s live performances have been described as ‘Intimate, Honest and Full Of Character’. His band will do a small tour across Ireland in March to promote the debut EP with a date at Workman's cellar in Dublin on March 20th 2022. Gary started playing guitar at the young age of 14, thought by his father teaching him a few basic chords, Gary then went on to being entirely self-thought after and began writing his own music.

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Demi Michelle - Four Leaf Clover (single)

Demi Michelle Schwartz is a pop and country songwriter from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. From a young age, she has surrounded herself with music, playing piano, singing her favorite songs, and going to as many concerts as possible. While in college, she discovered her passion for songwriting and decided to turn her experiences into lyrics. The thought of writing a new song is always in her mind, and she can’t resist typing lyrics into her phone and recording melody ideas when she’s inspired. Her songs hold an authenticity that shows who she is, staying true to herself as a songwriter.

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