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‘Session One’ by Alan Donnelly [EP Review]

Background from the Artist Alan Donnelly’s debut EP “Session One” will release October 30th 2020. Co. Wexford Ireland—Hailing from Limerick now living in Wexford, Session One was recorded, produced and mixed from a shed in Kilmuckridge during lockdown. Session One’s haunting melodies and dark lyrics are lightened by a tongue in cheek nod to 50’s […]

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‘Good Kid 2’ by Good Kid [EP Review]

Down with the King Good Kid is a band that I’ve only discovered in the last year and enjoyed their sound, and it made me search out more about who they were as a band. Their big nerds, and it’s one of my favourite things about this band. This whole song is about Donkey Kong, […]

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‘Pendulum of Time’ by Non Talkers [EP Review]

FIRE BURNING IN MY VEINS: The EP starts off with Fire (Burning In My Veins), a remarkable, romantic, yet optimistic record that is flooded with personal revelations reserved exclusively for those who patiently digest every second of it. It begins with Evita Brantner’s strong but warm voice that lays a very intimate and personal atmosphere for the […]

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‘Freckle Season’ by Orla Gartland [EP Review]

The first things that surprised me about learning to play guitar was how it changed the way I listened to music. Sure, I’d always been aware that there was guitar in songs but I didn’t truly listen to the instrument until I had a basic idea of how it worked. This goes for other instruments […]

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‘Petals for Armor II’ by Hayley Williams [EP Review]

Even if we’re all locked inside our homes there is still some amazing music coming out to help us cope. It’s been rough for everyone but as someone who has some mental health issues linked to feeling isolated and lack of social interaction, I find my thoughts turning to people who aren’t staying with their […]

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‘Under Exit Lights’ by Sea Girls [EP Review]

My first thought on hearing this album was that it had a very summery feel to it–probably because of all the synths mixed with that indie pop atmosphere. Now, look, I don’t mean to drag any genre of music because everyone has different tastes. I’ve had to explain my own taste in music enough times […]

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‘Free’ by Mt. Cleverest [EP Review]

The first song I heard from this band was the title track of this EP and it had a very soft, earthy quality that I don’t usually gravitate to but there are certain moments when I can really enjoy this style and I happened to be in the right mood when I heard it. It’s […]

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‘The Crush’ by Marina City [EP Review]

I remember the first time I heard this band I was letting my music shuffle through some new releases, not really finding anything I particularly liked. And then Addicted came on. For those of you who don’t know, this was one of my favourite songs of 2019 and it continues to be one of those […]

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‘Petals For Armor I’ by Hayley Williams [EP Review]

It’s safe to say that I had expectations going into Williams releasing solo stuff–expectations that were flipped upside-down and dropped down the stairs a few times just to make sure I would be more careful next time. So I was impatiently waiting for the follow-up releases then listening back and trying to connect the story […]

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‘After Midnight (Part 2)’ by Set It Off [EP Review]

I was originally only going to talk about the second track on this EP because that was the song that had been released but now there are two! I don’t know if this is the universe commenting on how I try to plan ahead or why I waited to talk about the first track to […]