Recent Releases (8 September)
This week’s edition of Recent Releases includes music across pop, folk, traditional, indie, electronic, contemporary and hip hop. For more on the artists, click on the links below. To submit your music, email newreleases [at] journalofmusic.com.
Indie pop singer-songwriter Orla Gartland has this week shared a new, extended version of her 2021 debut album Woman on the Internet to mark the one year anniversary of its release. The record features alternative versions of songs on the album, as well as two new tracks; ‘Afterlife’, and a remix of ‘Over Your Head’. Last week, alt-folk singer-songwriter Junior Brother released his second album The Great Irish Famine on the Strange Brew label, featuring previously released tracks ‘Life’s New Haircut’, ‘This is My Body’ and ‘No Snitch’.
Bear’s Sonic Journals: The Foxhunt, The Chieftains Live in San Francisco 1973 & 1976 is the latest release from Claddagh Records. The double album by The Chieftains is a collection of songs recorded live by well-known sound engineer Owsley ‘Bear’ Stanley and also features bonus material of the last interview given by Paddy Moloney before his passing in 2021.
Moving Statues, the new music project of Keith Wallace and Brian Kelly, have released their debut EP Town & Country on the Galway indie record label Rusted Rail. Aoife Nessa Frances has shared a new single ‘This Still Life’ with an accompanying music video. The track is the third song from her upcoming second album Protector due for release on 28 October via Partisan Records.
Dublin-based singer and flute player Eoghan Ó Ceannabháin has announced that his debut solo album The Deepest Breath will be released on 10 November. Ó Ceannabháin, who is a member of the band Skipper’s Alley and also released an album with Clare fiddle and viola player Ultan O’Brien in 2020, Solas an Lae, has also shared the album’s title track.
‘Truth Can Be Kind’ is the new single from Susan O’Neill and Mick Flannery and will feature in O’Neill’s upcoming EP Now You See It, due for release on 14 September. In Memory of Paddy Fahey is the new recording from Galway fiddle players Liz and Yvonne Kane (24 August); banjo player Derek Copley’s record Drop-thumb Trad – which features traditional Irish tunes played in a clawhammer banjo style – was released earlier this year (4 May); and Belfast singer-songwriter Joshua Burnside also released a new EP this summer, It’s Blowing a Gale Outside (29 July), featuring sounds and spoken word from cassettes the artist found, layered with synths and ambient electronic sounds. This month, Burnside also released a new track ‘Simmer’ with Belfast producer Mount Palomar – a blend of Burnside’s acoustic-folk style with electronic dance beats.
Earlier in the summer, Aria Cuntata – the drag queen alter ego of British composer Michael Wolters – released the album Aria Cuntata and the Low Miracles on Birmingham Record Company (22 July). The record was created around the theme of fake news, blending music and stories to explore gender, racial and socio-economic imbalance in cultural history. Sean nós singer Sibéal Ní Chasaide – performing as Sibéal – has recently released her debut EP Clapsholas which blends traditional song with pop, jazz and acoustic influences.
Dublin artist hip hop artist Selló has released a new track, ‘No Love’, and announced his new mixtape Sellótape is due for release on 30 September; indie artist Jackie Beverly today releases her debut EP Temporary State; singer-songwriter Katie Kim this Saturday releases her sixth studio album Hour of the Ox; and electronic artist Daithí releases his third solo record, I’m Here Now, via Strange Brew Records tomorrow (9 September).
Listen to a playlist of all recent releases below. To submit your release, email newreleases [at] journalofmusic.com.
Published on 7 September 2022