Sorcha Richardson – ‘Waking Life’

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The last time we were discussing Brooklyn by way of Dublin musician/songwriter Sorcha Richardson was with the release of the superb ‘4AM’; a brooding, late-night anthem marked by Richardson’s wonderful vocals and captivating storytelling.

New single ‘Waking Life’ is equally as excellent as its predecessor. It’s a wonderful piece of electronic pop, with vivid lyrics and resplendent vocals remaining front and centre, set to a sonic background of electronic pulses, industrial paces and lush production. Yet another sublime, captivating piece of alt-pop brilliance and long may it continue – currently regretting missing the show in Dublin a few weeks back.

Click below to listen to ‘Waking Life’ – the single is out now. Also, Richardson is going on tour with Imelda May, view those dates after the jump.

OCTOBER

23 Wexford, Spiegeltent

24 Limerick, UCH

25 Limerick, UCH

27 Sligo, Live

28 Killarney, INEC

29 Cork, Opera House

31 Wexford, Speigeltent

Something for the Weekend: New Music Playlist #27

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A regular slot on blog, a relatively short weekly Spotify playlist featuring some of the finest new music to prick my ears over the course of past seven days.

Clocking in at just over an hour, it’s an easily digestible slice of new music, just in time for the weekend. There’s a nice mix of genres and styles too, allowing me to share even more crackin’ tunes. Well, without further ado, here’s #27 – Something for the Weekend: New Music Playlist. Get stuck into the tunes & enjoy the weekend! You can follow me on Spotify here.

Sad Palace – ‘Frostbeat’

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South Coast of England quartet Sad Palace are gaining a reputable name for their brand of melodic and pristine indie-pop.

With a couple of singles already under their belt, the indie outfit have released ‘Frostbeat’; arguably their best offering yet. ‘Frostbeat’ is an aptly titled glimmer of melodic, indie-pop that glides dreamily through crystalline and glacial tones. Evolving beyond its moody origins, it builds slowly along a delicate yet buoyant piano line until the mellow, melodic and addicting pop swells and swaggers to the point whereby a scorching fuzzed-up riff is unleashed. Smashing into action, it grabs the song by the throat, and thrusting it toward a scintillating finale.

‘Frostbeat’ is out now via Kissability. Check it below:

Something for the Weekend: New Music Playlist #26

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A regular slot on blog, a relatively short weekly Spotify playlist featuring some of the finest new music to prick my ears over the course of past seven days.

Clocking in at just over an hour, it’s an easily digestible slice of new music, just in time for the weekend. There’s a nice mix of genres and styles too, allowing me to share even more crackin’ tunes. Well, without further ado, here’s #26 – Something for the Weekend: New Music Playlist. Get stuck into the tunes & enjoy the weekend! You can follow me on Spotify here.

Jumanji – ‘Higher’

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Jumanji are a six-piece indie pop band based the south coast seaside town of Brighton.

What they do, and they do it rather bloody well too, is craft bright, breezy and highly melodic indie-pop with dreamy riffs and really infectious feel – and are sure to be stuck in your head for days. Following in from the release of their previous single ‘Shindig’, Jumanji have ushered new one ‘Higher’ into the world – and it is simply exquisite. Aside from the bright and upbeat energy, dreamy riffs and catchy-as-hell melodic aura, what connects with the listener is Neneh Atkins’ soft melodious voice, bringing their delightful indie-pop sound to life. Jumanji manage to craft a sound that combines and intertwines catchy indie pop with a mature, rockin’ and perfectly formed sound; providing addictive, easy listening packed with plenty of punch.

Listen to ‘Higher’ below, you won’t regret it and that’s a guarantee.