Watch Paramore Stripped Down at Tiny Desk

Watch Paramore Stripped Down at Tiny Desk

Paramore are a band that you would be more accustomed to seeing performing in an arena-sized venue, but that doesn't mean they aren't able to strip that all back to the bare minimum.

That is exactly what Nashville rockers Paramore did when they performed for NPR’s Tiny Desk Concerts series.

Lilla Vargen - Hold On

Lilla Vargen - Hold On

Lilla Vargen, a Belfast based indie singer-songwriter has released her debut single ‘Hold On’. Each utter from Vargen's tender vocal is special in this tender piece. In a music scene that is coming out with so many loud and full sounds, the more stripped back and subtle approach is something that breathes a breath of fresh air into Ireland!

Lydia Ford - 4AM - The OB Sessions

Lydia Ford - 4AM - The OB Sessions

I recently met up with Lydia Ford in The Workman's Club Vintage Room, where we recorded this acoustic version of her track 4AM.

Lydia is a singer-songwriter form Mayo that has moved sticks to New York. Ford’s music now takes inspiration from her subway rides rather than the green coast of west Ireland. 

Soule - What Do You Know

Soule - What Do You Know

After a Choice Music Song of the Year nomination for her debut single ‘Love No More’ and over a million Spotify streams of her latest single ‘Troublemaker’, Soulé stands at the forefront of a new wave of Irish electronic pop, hip-hop and R&B. The fast-rising Dublin-based, London-born musician builds on her growing acclaim by sharing her brand new track ‘What Do You Know’.

SYML - Where's My Love

SYML - Where's My Love

Translated as “simple” in Welsh, SYML is the creation of Brian Fennell, a Seattle-native and founding member of the indie-rock band Barcelona. With a keen grasp on textural and emotive songwriting, Fennell combines piano, minimalist synth and string-scapes with ethereal vocals to take the listener on a journey through the senses

Aoibhin - My Choice

Aoibhin - My Choice

Aoibhin is a 19 year old singer/songwriter based in Dublin. She has just released the music video to her track 'My Choice', a song mainly reflecting being shut out by society, with the main inspiration for it being the incredible Repeal the 8th (the pro-choice) campaign in Ireland.

Lucy & La Mer - Honey, Put Your Weapons Down

Lucy & La Mer - Honey, Put Your Weapons Down

Lucy & La Mer is the stunning musical endeavour of Los Angeles based singer, songwriter and activist Lucy LaForge. Lucy’s sound consists of delicate indie folk melodies, alluring pop layered vocals and her signature baritone ukulele. 

Basciville - Diving Hour

Basciville - Diving Hour

The OB Live alumni Basciville have released their anticipated new single 'Diving Hour'  ahead of their nationwide tour starting this September. 

'Diving Hour' is an incredible follow up to their debut EP 'Blues in Red', and retains the sensibility of a band clearly at ease with their craft but eager to comment on the world as they see it.

Tanjier - Hymn

Tanjier - Hymn

Tanjier tell stories through their lyrics and Hymn is no different. Having previously explored social taboos like mental health, prostitution, youth and nostalgia. 'Hymn' pushes them further in new directions, exploring a man lusting for a prostitute he met - even though he has a family.

The fin. - Heat (It Covers Everything)

The fin. - Heat (It Covers Everything)

The fin.’s latest single ‘Heat (It Covers Everything)’ feels like the dream residue of a summer that even the sumemr rain couldn't quash. Soft rippling textures and synth arpeggios cloak the song in a blanket of melodic warmth while Yuto Uchino’s vocal line is soft and delicate.

IBEYI announce new album Ash

IBEYI announce new album Ash

French-Cuban twins Ibeyi are back to announce details of their second album Ash, a record that tackles subjects as diverse as womanhood, spirituality, activism and racism, all conveyed in Ibeyi’s own unique blend of modern pop, hip-hop and electronic influenced music that incorporates the traditional sounds of Yorùbá. 

Hero Fisher - Push The Boat Out

Hero Fisher - Push The Boat Out

British-born, French-raised Hero Fisher returns to release her sophomore LP Glue Moon. Conceived as a sister song to previous single ‘Sylvie’, ‘Push The Boat Out’ is inspired partly by scenes from Marilynne Robinson’s seminal novel ‘Housekeeping’.