On the first Friday of every month, to coincide with BandCamp Friday, a member of the MNÁSOME Team will share some of their top picks of artists who are currently making waves on the Irish and international music scenes. By doing so, we hope to help introduce their music to some new, adoring fans like yourself! So please, have a listen, give them a follow and support them by buying their music, merch and tickets to their shows.
This month, Photographer behind Yellow Lens Photo, Contributor and Boss of the MNÁSOME Socials, Alison shares her top picks…
Sylvan Esso certainly aren’t strangers to the “Radio”, having first blessed us with their electronic pop melodies back in 2014. Their newest record “Free Love” however, sees the duo strip things back and pay closer attention to Amelia Meath’s narratives. From the gentle, intimate sounds of “Rooftop Dancing”, to fiery upbeat tracks like “Ferris Wheel”, this album is guaranteed to move you, inside and out.
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23-year-old multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and producer Kynsy is by far one of Dublin’s most exciting talents right now after making a strong impression on the Irish and international airwaves on the back of releasing only 2 tracks. With that feedback under her belt, Kynsy has surprise dropped her debut EP “Things That Don’t Exist”, and the response has been outstanding. From nods to The Strokes on “Happiness Isn’t A Fixed State” to notes of Lily Allen on “Dog Videos”, it is the most diverse release I have heard in a long time and I for one am stoked to see what else Kynsy does in 2021. Check out the videos for “Cold Blue Light” and “Happiness Isn’t A Fixed State“, which were also directed by the Dublin singer.
Hailing from Vancouver, singer-songwriter Haley Blais first gained popularity by uploading covers and original pieces to YouTube. Fast forward 6 years and Blais has released her highly anticipated debut album “Below The Salt”. Featuring production from artists such as Tennis and Louise Burns, Blais’s signature sound has matured into a distinct new voice. Her operatic vocals along with lyrics on the highs and lows of the every day, and the need to break away from uninspiring life make this a coming of age record like no other. An absolute must-listen.
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Ciara Mary-Alice Thompson, or CMAT as the world knows her, is a self proclaimed global pop star based out of Dublin. She launched her solo career over the lockdown period and is undoubtedly one of the most exciting names in Irish music in 2020. CMAT’s latest single “I Wanna Be A Cowboy, Baby!” pays homage to Western Country music, a style Ciara does oh so well, and acknowledges “heartache with a wink”. This is only the beginning of a thrilling rodeo for CMAT, stay tuned to see what she brings to the range next.
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After making a notable impression with her role in Dublin band This Fresh Hell, Niamh McGoldrick has launched her highly anticipated solo career under the alias “Nevvv.”. Her debut single “Passionate/Stupid” showcases commanding vocals and intricate production (courtesy of the ever brilliant Daniel McIntyre of Lullahush). This “Wonky Pop” ballad alone firmly places Nevvv as one of the most exciting pop artists in the country right now.
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