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New Music – Ekkah, Happyness, Ain’t Saint John

New acts for you to salute from Birmingham, London and Wexford

Ain't Saint John

Thu, Jun 19, 2014, 13:53


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.


Two ladies from Birmingham called Rebecca (AKA Rebekah Pennington and Rebecca Wilson) are responsible for this run of swell pop music with grooves full of hazy, slinky soul and funk. Check out their new summer mixtape or tracks like “7AM” for the sonic skinny on them.


From south London, Happyness are a three piece throwing bright indie/alt shapes and making songs with a really infectious melancholic spirit to remind you of your old Pavement or Superchunk records. Debut album “Weird Little Birthday” is out this week on Weird Smiling and it’s one set to warm a lot of hearts in the coming months

Ain’t Saint John

Dublin-based, Wexford-bred singer-songwriter John Mac Naeidhe is a man who knows his folk, roots and Americana onions. “Snapdragon” from his current “Grow Yourself” EP shows that Mac Naeidhe has a grand knack for the right subtle musical touches to best brandish his lyrics.