Newfound Sounds for November

Sit back and put your feet up - there’s a whole lotta hot new music on this month’s podcast




One way to distract yourself as the year nears its end is to get lost in the many new releases that have made their way onto the shelves. This month’s podcast is absolutely crammed with new tracks, so get stuck in.

Bouts released their debut album, Nothing Good Gets Away, on 25 October - harking back to the days of the nineties, their fun – but not light – guitar pop has just the right amount of bite.

Cork’s Shaker Hymn’s single Hunter & The Headman is out now, but we have to wait until January 2014 to hear the album. They recall Cork bands of old, but without sounding tired.

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Bee Mick See makes Belfast rap, and it’s unlike anything else I’ve heard this year. Celebrating his accent rather than hiding it, he comes from the honest-is-everything school of thought.

Great Limerick-based producers come together as Graeme S, MynameisjOhn and God Knows release The Struggle EP. This is the sound of Ireland as it is now, with reflections on the state of the country backed with stellar sample-led beats.

The Irish members of Lyttet are based in France and Canada, and making some very sweet electronic music.

Ann Scott has been quiet for a while, but she’s back with the wonderful Venus to the Sky, full of affecting, strong odes to the human condition.

Tin Charm’s members hail from Sunbear, Future Kings of Spain and Ruby Taillights, and the nineties seep through right into their debut album. Fans of Bedhead and Pavement will thoroughly enjoy this.

Corks’ The Vincents bring more of their gothic rock to this EP bonus track, showcasing their developing sound:

Last but by no means least, comes the super new release from the preternaturally talented Cian Nugent and band The Cosmos. Born With The Caul brings a new depth to the blues and folk of his guitar playing.

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