With over 100,000 streams on Spotify, combined video views of over 2 million, music shared by Coldplay and supporting the legend Dodie……Belfast born Owen Denvir at only 29 has asserted himself as one of the finest singer-songwriters around. Over the course of the next 12 months, Denvir will be releasing a trilogy of EPs: "Sticks", "Stones" and "Bones", which encompass Freud's theory of personality (3 individual parts which form one whole). Lead singles from "Sticks" ("Ghost" & "Stay") have topped the "RTÉ Radio One Recommends" playlist and were selected by Spotify for Irish curated playlist "An Alternative Eire". This Could Be Love is the first single from the upcoming EP Stones which will be released on May 29th.
Dublin singer/songwriter Luke Clerkin made a name for himself by playing over 250 gigs all over Ireland in 2015. His most recent single ‘Take Back The City’ saw Luke bring his passion for change into his music, as he aimed to highlight the ongoing housing crisis. He performed the song in front of over 10,000 people at the National Housing Protest in December of 2018. Now he's back with his first single in over a year. "Stones" was originally released in 2016 as part of the Cycle Against Suicide campaign, and brought his music to an international audience. This new version of his fan favourite song, encompasses new sounds for Luke, while still respecting the rawness he is known for. The single is the first release from Luke’s upcoming project ‘What Little Time We Have’, which will see him treading more into these sounds.
County Louth favourites Kern are back with their eagerly awaited second album, a follower to the critically acclaimed debut False Deceiver. The Left & The Leaving is a similar showcase of the band’s unusual mix of personalities: Barry Kieran is a former Leinster champion fiddler, steeped in the raw, pure music of Oriel; Brendan McCreanor is an uilleann piper of rare passion and versatility whose distinctive playing is at once both modern and rooted in tradition;and SJ McArdle is a critically acclaimed songwriter and singer who has previously toured and recorded internationally. Along the way the band have also played shows in Germany, Canada and the US, including at Milwaukee Irish Fest and Folk Alliance International in Montréal. The band also won the 2018 Temple Bar TradFest showcase
Fureys' debut album 'Easy Come Easy Go' was very well received in audiences across the country having been showcased by RTÉ, BBC Radio both home and abroad, resulting in a worldwide publishing deal with Universal Music. Nominated three years in a row by The Pure M Awards, for Best Newcomer, Best Male Artist and Best Irish Solo Act. Davie’s knack for telling a story through song and his ability to engage a crowd have resulted in many sold out shows on his previous tours. The Final Frontier is taken from the forthcoming album Haunted Streets.
The Monaghan, Clare and Dublin quartet of Kevin Murray, Hannah Ryan, Shay Sweeney and Robert Campbell create original and imaginative music by combining folk, classical and traditional influences with gruff and angelic vocal harmonies. The release of their self-titled debut E.P. in March 2016 saw them nominated for Best Newcomer at the 2016 Pure M awards, winning The Last Mixed Tape's 'Readers EP of the Year' award and nominated for Best Song at the IMRO Christie Hennessy Song Competition for their ambient and emotive ballad ‘Don’t Need Me’. In 2020 Pine the Pilcrow are back with a bigger and more epic sound than before. With 3 singles planned over the next 12 months and also a tour around Ireland, the future looks bright for the band. If It's True is the first of of the three songs produced by Alex Borwick (Lankum,The Young Folk, Catfish & The Bottlemen).
Canadian born, but raised in Ireland, Cormac Russell has taken his music across the globe, including England and China. He released his second album titled 'Nately's Whore' in September. Playing all the instruments himself, he draws from a diverse range of influences; from contemporaries like Mac DeMarco and Nick Cave to literary giants like Walt Whitman. The album takes its name from a character in Joseph Heller's Catch 22, and this book played an important role in the work's evolution. In the mean time, he launched the album at The Workman's Club, Dublin and appeared on Irish radio. He will be releasing his third album 'Regicide' in May of this year.
Singer/songwriter David Dee Moore based in Mayo celebrates 40 years of music-making. He has spent the last 20 years in the west of Ireland as a resident musician at Matt Molloy's bar (The Chieftains). He is also known for running The Acoustic Yard festival and radio shows. For this release he teamed up with Vickers Vimy, who hail from Mayo and craft songs on the border of folk and Americana. Vickers Vimy have collaborated with Colm Mac Con Iomaire (The Frames, The Swell season, ex-Kíla) and had the pleasure of recording at Nick Seymour's (Crowded House) studio.
Davy Lyons, from Wexford, Ireland, based in Barcelona in recent years, writes to survive. Intimate, intense, image-laden, his work tells stories: from the early ballads of wanderers, murder and love by a river, to the songs he is writing today, chronicling daily life; sights and characters that cross his watchful heart, chronicles to cheat death. In concert what is discovered in solitary is shared, silence is allowed and valued, melody and word meet, bind us, open us, soothe us, private worlds momentarily united in a ceremony of intimacy.
Besides the music, a core part of Silvernite is THE STORY. The story of humankind fleeing their home Earth after losing a war agains alien invaders, and the heroes, fighting to take back our home. Their debut release offers a taste of it, and the future will hold a lot more. The music and everything about Silvernite will revolve around the concept of the story.