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Homegrown Friday Five: The Mary Janes, April, Ultan Conlon, Wornoc & Moloko

Homegrown Friday Five: The Mary Janes, April, Ultan Conlon, Wornoc & Moloko

Five Irish tracks to set you up for a moderately festive weekend. A collection of indie rock, pop and electronic tunes from Irish music makers. There’s a fair bit of nostalgia attached to this week’s selection! For all the best in homegrown music, check out Irish Beats with Rob O'Connor every Sunday at 8pm on Beat 102-103.

 

The Mary Janes & Friends

Heartbreaker

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5HF3kA6oIVU

20 years since the untimely passing of Mic Christopher, in honour of his memory some of his closest friends re- visit Heartbreaker - a Mary Janes song that never saw the light of day. The list of credits on this song reads like a who’s-who of Irish music from the early 2000s (too many to list here!)

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April

Someone That I Made

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sR56JLyFzl4

Dublin’s April Lawlor evokes shades of Lana Del Ray with latest lockdown meditation.

 

Ultan Conlon

Penny Sweets

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BhSjEOI9D8I

Who remembers a childhood where a sugar rush could be bought for 1p?

 

Wornoc

Deep Within

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yIlEbeM_1tk

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A winter-themed instrumental post-rock electronic track, inspired by the snowy land scapes witnessed on the island of Stord and Bergen.

 

Throwback: The Time Is Now

Moloko

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-GY9DWIfpwc

This was the lead single from Moloko’s 3rd album ‘Things To Make and Do’ and peaked at No. 2 in the UK singles chart. After the band split up, singer Roisin Murphy went onto release numerous solo albums, cementing her position as the 21st century disco queen.

 

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