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New Music – Spines, Lazy Dog, Pr0files

New acts from Dublin, London and Los Angeles hit the OTR radar

Spines. Photo: Frances Marshall

Thu, Nov 13, 2014, 14:52


Every week, we select three new acts for you to check out. Please feel free to share tips below or lend an ear to all past New Music selections here.



Punchy garage rock and punk swagger from the all-girl Dublin four-piece with a fine line in edgy tunes which come with a big dollop of infectious riffs and hooks. Kick-ass tracks like “Bite Me” are proof that there’s something really interesting happening in this ‘hood, while the word of mouth on their live shows to date hint at a band fast becoming a potential force to be reckoned with. They play their first headline show at Dublin’s Fibber McGee’s on Saturday. Thanks to Una Mullally for the tip.

Lazy Day

Lazy Day's Tilly Scantlebury. Photo: Billy Boyd Cape

London-based band fronted by Tilly Scantlebury kicking out the jams with some spikey dream-pop soundwaves and sharp, fully-realised vocals from the main woman. “Oldest Friend” from the Beech Coma compilation is a good indicator of Lazy Day’s moody pop and the band play their first live shows in December. Hat tip to Nial Conlan</a for the heads-up



Dreamy, seductive pop from Los Angeles duo Lauren Pardini and Danny Sternbaum who’ve certainly got skin in the game in the shape of Pardini’s writing work with DJ Khalil (who has worked with Kendrick Lamar, Aloe Blacc, Eminem, Drake and many others) and Sternbaum’s spells with Baby Monster and The Boy Traveler (an ex band of one Sonny “Skrillex” Moore). Pr0files’ sound, as seen on “Forgive” is all about strong, striking vocals from Pardini and kooky, smooth, silky synth lines.