Here’s five homegrown belters to wrap your ears around. 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.
Saibh Skelly (feat Jacob Koopman)
Is Your Bedroom Ceiling Bored
Dublin newcomer Saibh Skelly continues to make fresh waves with her second single release. On 'Is Your Bedroom Ceiling Bored?' Saibh teams up with fellow Dublin street-musician Jacob Koopman for their own inspired, knockout version of this Sody & Cavetown song, which Saibh credits as being one of the key tracks that has helped her through lockdown. The video dropped this week.
Hearts & Minds
Pillow Queens are on a creative roll, leading up to release of their second album Leave The Light On. Their new single Hearts & Minds is a guitar driven meditation on suffering from imposter syndrome.
No Country For Old Men
Kerry singer/songwriter Junior Brother is pushing Irish folk in interesting directions. His new single tries to capture some of the anxiety and fear he felt after moving to Dublin for the first time. Junior Brother will be touring Ireland during April and May.
First Class & Coach
My Oh My
This is an absolute belter from the Cork quartet, who recently signed with FIFA records. Should be played very loudly!
The No. 1 single in Ireland 25 years ago this week was U2 at the peak of their 90s experimentation with dance music. For a group who’ve consistently been cited as one of the biggest bands in the world, Discotheque is one of U2’s few singles that reached No. 1 around the world (including the US and UK). The video calls on some iconic disco imagery!
To hear the likes of these tracks and more, listen to Irish Beats on Sundays at 8pm on Beat 102-103