Jim Carroll

Music, Life and everything else

New Music – Cote, Lōwli, Michael Nau

New music from New York, Cork and Maryland


Thu, Sep 22, 2016, 09:55


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


The two songs aired to date from Taryn Randall demontrate that she’s a singer-songwriter quickly working out what it takes to make a splash in a sea of similarly tuned hopefuls. The New Yorker’s latest “Green Light” puts her lovely, evocative vocals front and centre with the song sweeping along with Fleetwood Mac-esque panache. One to watch.


What we’ve got here is orchestral, elegant noir-pop from Cork woman Roisin Lowry who will be releasing her debut EP “Fallow” next month. “Far From Where I Weep” shows a performer with a keen sense for the dramatic twists and turns and who is taking cues from the likes of Agnes Obel and Bat for Lashes. Really strong video from Kate Bean too.

Michael Nau

This ain’t Michael Nau’s first time on the swings and roundabouts, but it’s the Page France and Cotton Jones frontman’s first go as a solo artist. Debut album “Mowing” is rather special, an album of songs written and recorded in many different settings which highlight Nau’s prowess when it comes to sparkling, hypnotic melodies to gently draw you closer. “Love Survive” is one of the album’s real jewels.