Music for the Weekend #13

Christmas is fast approaching for all of us. I’m sure you will all be busy with Christmas shopping and putting up trees and all sorts this weekend. If you have time have a listen to this week’s playlist!

Lisa O’Neill is a fellow Cavan woman who I’m really a huge fan of. I’ve started off with her because she is someone you all should hear and ‘learn’ to love. It’s someone who hasn’t forgotten her roots and who instead embraces it. I’m a huge fan of Jim James and his track ‘State of the Art’ is a huge grower. Featured also are Empress Of, Andrew Belle and Josef Salvat. Sway Clarke II brings us ‘Don’t Need Much’ a dreamy/R&B track that has some pretty straight lyrics and a direct message. He doesn’t need much bar cigarettes and alcohol. I’ve also included Grizzly Bear’s track ‘Listen and Wait’ which really is a delicious track featuring lovely musical layers and Rossen’s great sounding voice. I don’t really need to introduce The National, they really deliver great clear-cut songs and ‘Lean’ is no different. It features on The Hunger Games soundtrack.

The man behind Vancouver Sleep Clinic is 17 years of age and to be honest I’m really in awe of his ambient music. It is the essence of pure and utter relaxation for me, ‘Collapse’ is a tune I love swaying and dancing lazily to. And if you aren’t relaxed enough finishing up this weekend playlist is Abbey Bowden and her haunting track ‘Still’.

Music for the Weekend #12

It’s been a little while since I featured a Music for the Weekend playlist. I’ve had this playlist ready for a while now but I added on some new tunes from James Vincent McMorrow and Enrique Iglesias of all people! His song sounds like every other pop song possibly released. It’s gas really and I just had to include it cos it’s probably gonna be massive! Starting the playlist off is an atmospheric song from Chelsea Wolfe, the L.A. singer-songwriter. Everybody loves a little bit of electro-pop and Haerts produce that exact sound in their new EP Hemiplegia. The title track is featured. Anna Calvi is back on the scene (much to my delight) and her song A Kiss to Your Twin is featured also.

My obsession with Volcano Choir continues and I’ve featured an unreal remix of Comrade. I’m sure you have all heard of Hozier by now, god knows Today FM feature him enough (they always overplay new artists). With a voice that echoes James Blake, he is one to watch for the future. His track Take Me To Church is lovingly included below. The next three songs are nice-easy listening tunes from Boardwalk, Wild Leaves and Smalltown America. Hope you all enjoy the few songs and don’t forget to follow me on Soundcloud. Have a great weekend everyone!

Music for the Weekend #10

Here are 40 minutes or so of music lined up for your weekend. Hope you all like the mix and believe me it’s a mix of all sorts.  Have a great weekend everyone. Huge thanks to anyone who nominated me in the Blog Awards Ireland. Don’t know what to say in relation to that other than I love blogging as an escape and I hope you all enjoy the posts. Cheers.

 

 

Music for the Weekend #9

It looks like it’s gonna be a wet weekend here in Dublin. I’ve spent the day listening to music and I’ve come up with a nice mix of old and new. Highlights include Birdy (of Skinny Love fame), Elvis Costello paired up The Roots, Valerie June and Derrick Hodge. I’d recommend delving further into Valerie June and if you are a fan of Bon Iveresque tunes listen to some Vancouver Sleep Clinic. Happy Weekend everyone, I’m off to see my home team Cavan play in Croke Park (Gaelic football for those of you that don’t know!) for the first time in a verrrrryyyy long time! Let’s hope we win!

Music for the Weekend #5

Bell X1 are back with bang. I’d become a bit disillusioned with the band, a little tired of them but on hearing new tracks from their forthcoming album Chop Chop I am become enthralled again. Paul Noonan’s vocals really stand out,  it sounds more mature and striking. Featured below are Careful What You Wish For and Starlings over Brighton Pier. I’m loving a lot of folksy stuff at the minute and I stumbled across Connor Linnie who hails from Bray, Wicklow. He’s definitely one worth catching at the upcoming Knockanstockan in July.  Next up is Fabian Holland, a Londoner with the most incredible guitar skills. I’m still a little torn on his voice (i’m a fussy fecker) but his lyrics tell a lovely story (see The Landlord’s Daughter). Down the very bottom there are his AMAZING skills on his track Last of the Mohicans.

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