Six-piece vocal group, the Willoughby Brothers, have released their 3rd studio album which is a collection of contemporary Christmas song with orchestra treatment by the Prague Filmharmonic Orchestra. The album was recorded at JAM Studios autumn of 2015 and produced and arranged by Martin Quinn
"The Vinylheads" is the pop/rock music project of Irishman Col Patterson. Col is influenced by Paul Weller, The Kinks, The Killers, The Doors, The Stranglers, among others. In December 2014, the title single, “Kicks” was chosen by BBC 6music for airplay by Lauren Laverne, Steve Lamacq and was Legend Tom Robinson’s Recommends “Pick of the Week”. The Vinylheads supported Midge Ure at the Fortstock festival in Co Monaghan June 2014. Col hopes to play tracks from the album live and release his second album in 2016.
Niamh Lynn has released a new 2015 version of the Patsy Cline song "Got a Lot of Rhythm in My Soul". The song was originally released by Patsy in 1965. 50 years on its still a cracking track!
Black Dahlia inspired by the famous unsolved murder and American Horror Story
New Irish band "Keys Open Doors" release the single "Eureka" from the EP "Labour Pains". Strong female and male vocals on perfect pop/rock/indie mix this is a song for festivals
Not content with causing waves in the series Love Hate, Actor/Musician Kieran O'Reilly and his new band 'Hail The Ghost' have released their debut long player named 'Forsaken'. In short, its a broody, poetic, sonically beautiful but edgy album in the style of The National.
The first singe 'Headstoned' earned many glowing reviews including these words by Joe Donnelly of TXFM (formerly Phantom)
“I can honestly say it’s one of the best new songs from an Irish band I’ve heard in a while. It has that reflective indie rock quality but there’s something about the great writing and music that really makes this song stand out”
After a lot of work new Kilkenny band 'The Scenes' have completed their long player at JAM Studios. Singles will proceed a full album release later this year and the band will support the release with shows across the summer. Liam and Eamonn are ex another great Irish band 'Saving J' who also did much of their work at the studio
New Irish band Hail The Ghost have gotten to the Top Spot of the iTunes Alternative chart with their single 'Headstoned'. Hail the Ghost is fronted by Kieran O'Reilly who is currently best known for playing detective "Ciaran Madden" in the TV show "Love/Hate'. The single precedes the debut album to be released in March 2015.
The track was recorded at JAM Studios by Martin Quinn and Co-Produced by Kieran and Martin
Dublin Concerts music review has this to say "‘Headstoned’ kicks off with devastatingly beautiful piano, immediately grabbing our attention with its somber enchantment. However, it is when the distinct baritone vocals come into play that we become completely absorbed. This is the song that you will hear on the radio and ask “what is this called?” and, “who are this band?”. With just this one tune, Hail The Ghost have created something special – a new sound for the Irish much spectrum."
Cavan Singer Songwriter Áine Cahil has released her debut EP 'The Pictures'. Here is the official video from the title song on the EP. Influenced by Lady Gaga and Lana Del Ray among others, with a voice that's sounds lived in beyond her years, I think this young lady has great things ahead. . .