Newfound Sounds for December

Aoife Barry introduces some cosy sounds to keep you warm for the month of December

Wode open: Yawning Chasm

Wode open: Yawning Chasm


It’s almost December, which is traditionally the time when we take stock of the great releases from the past 12 months. But at Newfound Sounds, we’re doing things a bit differently, and bringing you more new tracks to get your ears around.

For folk fans, a new Yawning Chasm release is a beautiful thing. His cosy, wintry, self-titled new album will keep you warm during the cold months.

Sticking with the west – and with folk – Brigid Power-Ryce (right) wraps her incredible voice around a live version of I Told You The Truth, which she recorded in secret at a Galway church. Find her her at

For something grungier, try the new My Pilot album, with the seasonally appropriate name For Winter, which is launched on Friday November 29th in the Underbelly on Dame St, Dublin.

Then we have Band of Clouds, with their third album that harks back to early 1990s slowcore, with added oomph.

Moving from folk to funk, Cork’s soulful singer Brian Deady is back with a new song, Lightning and Thunder, which showcases his incredible voice with a doo-wop swing.

For something entirely different, we have the upbeat electronic sounds of Benny Smiles, who teams up with Sorca Lou from Ships for his latest tune.

Then there are The Would Be’s, the re-emerged Cavan band who have the indie-pop sound down pat on their new single, Could Be the Weather.

Finally, Elastic Sleep cover John Barry’s You Only Live Twice with shoegaze aplomb.

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