Homegrown Friday Five: Fontaines D.C, IMLÉ, Hallie, Silverbacks & CMAT

Homegrown Friday Five: Fontaines D.C, IMLÉ, Hallie, Silverbacks & CMAT

We’re barely two weeks into the 2022 and the new sounds are coming thick and fast! Here’s five fresh tracks that are definitely worth your time. To hear all the latest and greatest in Irish music, check out Irish Beats with Rob O'Connor every Sunday at 8pm on Beat 102-103.

Fontaines D.C.

Jackie Down The Line


The first single taken from their third album Skinty Fia, due out on 22nd April. Three albums in as many years - no can accuse Fontaines D.C. of sitting on their hands!


A Job Worth Something



Dublin art-rock quintet Silverbacks share “A Job Worth Something”, the latest track to be taken from their upcoming new album Archive Material, set for release on January 21st. Vocalist and guitarist Daniel O’Kelly says about the song: “For most of the pandemic I lived with my sister who is a healthcare worker and was working in the designated Covid hospital in St James' Dublin. Unfortunately, I was far less heroic, writing copy for a car insurance company. This song is about feeling embarrassed about how different our lives were at this time. When it comes to telling my grandchildren what all this was like, I’ll be telling them about my sisters who have more important stories to share."




Wexford’s Hallie opens her account for 2022 with her new single Impact - a stripped back production about the raw emotions felt after a breakup.


Dúiseann Muid Suas



Dúiseann Muid Suas is the latest single from indie hip-hop merchants IMLÉ’s, blending guitars, beats and lyrics as gaeilge. Their album Failte Isteach is due out later this year.




CMAT’s country-tinged Lonely strikes a more sombre tone compared with previous singles - focusing on mental health struggles, isolation and alienation. But as ever with CMAT, everything is imbued with her unique comic sensibility.



To hear the likes of these tracks and more, listen to Irish Beats on Sundays at 8pm on Beat 102-103