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New Music – Mongoose, Bo Rocha, Lucy Dacus

New music hits from Dublin, London and Virginia

Bo Rocha Photo: Carys Lavin http://caryslavin.com

Thu, May 19, 2016, 09:50


Every week, we highlight a couple of new acts from around the globe who’ve caught our attention. Please feel free to share tips below or check out all past New Music selections here.


Dublin-based four piece Molly O’Mahony, Ailbhe Dunne, Muireann Ní Cheannabháin and Cara Dunne’s debut album as Mongoose perfectly caught their attractive and distinctive blend of folk, pop, jazz and blues. Their recent run of dates to bring new songs into the light showed that they’ve not lost their taste for intriguing vocal harmonies.

Bo Rocha

We reckon there will be a lot of talk about this London star-in-the-making after her visit this weekend to Brighton for The Great Escape. Her tunes to date, like the smashing “Hold My Gaze” and “Even Green”, are top-drawer pop cuts, both highlighting her strong, impressive voice and electronic texture smarts.

Lucy Dacus

Lucy Dacus’ debut album “No Burden” is a grand introduction to her ear-catching blend of indie-rock, a genre which offer suffers from too many acts all sounding the darn same. No such danger for the singer-songwriter from Richmond, Virginia whose strong, direct lyrics, well-honed songcraft skills and knack for great catchy tunes like “I Don’t Want To Be Funny Anymore”