Jim Carroll

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New Music – Hare Squead, Raury, Benjamin Clementine

New music for you to cheer from Dublin, Atlanta and Paris

Hare Squead

Thu, May 22, 2014, 09:50


Here are the latest New Music selections from the On The Record column in tomorrow’s edition of The Ticket. Please feel free to share tips below or check out all past New Music selections here.

Hare Squead

Three kids from Tallaght and Blanchardstown in Dublin, Hare Squead are already making funky, punchy, infectious pop which crosses all manner of tracks. Big rubs of soul, r’n’b, hip-hop and pop in the mix from Tony Lomeno, Henoc Divova and Jessy Kalala, whose “Orange juice In My Lunchbox” EP is due soon


We like the cut of the Atlanta teenager’s jib, especially those guerilla gigs where he shows up outside someone else’s show and entertains their audience. Tunes to date like “God’s Whisper” and “Sunshine” show that Raury has the goods to back up that cheek. Full-bodied, atmospheric, hooksome, next level pop.

Benjamin Clementine

The Ghana-born, London-raised and Paris-based singer’s “Cornerstone EP” continues to win friends worldwide. Discovered singing in a Paris metro station, Clementine’s beguiling, classy mix of soulful piano and dark, striking vocals brings Antony & The Johnsons and Nina Simone to mind.