Homegrown Friday Five: 1000 Beasts, modern love, Stephanie Rainey, Clare Sands, Liam Ó Maonlaí & U2

Homegrown Friday Five: 1000 Beasts, modern love, Stephanie Rainey, Clare Sands, Liam Ó Maonlaí & U2

Get a fix of Irish music to kickstart your weekend. A mix of electronica, indie pop, rock and atmospheric folk. To hear all the best in Irish music, check out Irish Beats with Rob O'Connor every Sunday at 8pm on Beat 102-103.

1000 Beasts feat Carrie

I Wish

The new single from 1000 Beasts 'I Wish' is a soulful R&B infused track featuring Waterford's Carrie (Carrie Mullane) on vocals and co-written by Orla Gartland. 'I Wish' is the next offering from 1000 Beasts highly anticipated debut album 'Naruda' which is coming in April 2022. Previous singles from the album include collabs with Celia Tiab (Kojaque, Soft Boy Recs), Nigerian Irish poet FELISPEAKS, TOUCAN and Alex Tierney





Following on from the enormous success of their recently released EP ‘Monochrome Blue’ in September this year, which found support across countless tastemakers both here and abroad, Irish indie-rock outfit modernlove. are back once again to deliver their anthemic new single ‘Us’ on November 17th through Akira Records

Stephanie Rainey



It’s been a year of metamorphosis for Irish singer Stephanie Rainey. As she watched her first new music in several years be embraced by a new generation of Irish fans, she has been planning the release of a new collection of songs that speak of her transformation from emerging pop star to established artist. New single ‘13’ is the first single from her upcoming EP and its accompanying video, out November 22, captures these nuances of change.

Clare Sands and Liam Ó Maonlaí

‘Tírḋreacha agus Fuaimḋreacha’ (Landscapes & Soundscapes)



Fearless, feisty Cork fiddler, singer-songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Clare Sands has been crafting groundbreaking macaronic works throughout 2021. Sands has embarked on a musical pilgrimage to Kilkenny in Ireland’s ancient East for the final release of her four-part music series. ‘Teacht an Fhómhair’ (Autumn’s Arrival) by Clare Sands and Hothouse Flowers front-man Liam Ó Maonlaí is out now 

Throwback: U2

The Fly

Released 30 years ago this week (18th November 1991), many consider Achtung Baby to be U2’s finest album. The get their creative juices flowing, the band decamped to Berlin where producers Brian Eno and Daniel Lanois coaxed out some of U2’s biggest tracks of the 90s, including The Fly, Even Better Than The Real Thing and One.