10 New Releases From Irish & International Artists You Need To Hear

The last four weeks have been awash with new music and talent from the Irish music scene and beyond. MNÁSOME has put together a list of 10 new tracks to add to your personal collection…

Sarah Buckley – Wedding Bells

Sarah Buckley‘s latest release, Wedding Bells tells the story of Grace Gifford and Joseph Plunkett who were married the night before Plunkett’s execution and spent just 15 minutes supervised time together after the wedding. A beautiful and haunting piece, the song is written from the perspective of Gifford. Watch the music video for ‘Wedding Bells’ below and make sure you catch Sarah Buckley live in the coming weeks.

Meghan Murray – Broken Ladders

‘Broken Ladders’ is the second single to be released from Cork singer songwriter Meghan Murray ‘s upcoming EP, Out of Mind. Combining elements of Pop, Soul and R&B teamed with honest and candid lyrics, Murray creates music that will appeal to a wide audience. Her EP is scheduled for release this month and a hard copy is available to buy before it hits streaming sites. Listen to ‘Broken Ladders’ below.

ELKAE – I Feel

On the back of the success of her debut release ‘Sold’, electro-soul artist ELKAE returns with ‘I Feel’, a bright and catchy summer tune that captures the myriad of emotions that come with those exciting summer romances. The single will be launched on the 11th of May in Whelan’s upstairs with special guests to be announced. Listen to ‘I Feel’ below.

Kiyomi – High Ladder

Australian electro-pop artist Kiyomi wows with the dark synth pop of debut single ‘High Ladder’ brought to Irish shores via Helium Records. The track details the achievement of something significant from the perspective of someone who continues to struggle. Watch the video for ‘High Ladder’ below directed by Charlie Le Mindu.

MIZDREA – Beauty

The latest release, ‘Beauty’ from MIZDREA is the first of four releases dropping this month. The lyrics of ‘Beauty’ deal with everyday struggles and striving to see the beauty in everyone, no matter what. Listen to ‘Beauty’ below.

Wovoka Gentle – Tell ‘Em, Makoto!

Wovoka Gentle, a London based trio, release new single ‘Tell ‘Em, Makoto!’ from their debut album ‘Start Clanging Cymbals’ due for release on the 7th of June through Nude Records. A band ever expanding their sonic horizons they present a unique track comprising of a touch of alternative folk and sea shanty launched by a chorus of chanting followed feedback. To top it off the song features a sample of gospel singer Mahalia Jackson. Listen to ‘Tell ‘Em Makoto!’ below and catch them live.

Rumi – Moi

‘Moi’ is the debut release from alt-pop artist Rumi. Influenced by
Mall Grab and Toro Y Moi, Rumi creates an atmospheric piece that also harbours a steady beat propelling the track forward. Watch the video for ‘Moi’ below directed by Alan Flynn and featuring artwork by Orla Collins.

Feibhár – Forfeit

Another upcoming act, Feibhár releases her debut track ‘Forfeit’. Originally a poem, ‘Forfeit’ looks at what it means to move on from something you are passionate about, and the pain and grief involved. Beginning with melodic piano and vocals, the track then delves into an elctro-pop feel and builds to a crescendo. Watch the video for ‘Forfet’ below.

Baba – Hold on Tight

‘Hold on Tight’ is the latest release from Dublin songwriter Baba. Produced by Cormac Butler (All Tvvins, Sean and Conor Price, True Tides) ‘Hold on Tight’ deals with overcoming mental health issues. After experiencing her own struggles, Baba hopes to encourage others to seek help when things get tough with ‘Hold on Tight’. Watch the live video for ‘Hold on Tight’ below.

Side 4 Collective featuring Carol Keogh – Cold Front

‘Cold Front’ featuring Carol Keogh is the third single from Side 4 Collective‘s upcoming album ‘We Burn Bright’. Side 4 Collective is a group of musicians brought together by drummer Dave Hingerty (Kíla, Josh Ritter) and has featured guest artists such as Farah Elle, Paul Noonan and Adam Marcello on previous releases. ‘Cold Front’ is a response to the turbulent world events which have become synonymous with our existence. Listen to ‘Cold Front’ below.

Words by Sinéad Furlong

Featured Image of Baba by Hazel Coonagh

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