PILLOW QUEENS
Jun
1
7:00 PM19:00

PILLOW QUEENS

PILLOW QUEENS

Alternative/Indie band from Dublin

Having first come together in the autumn of 2016 on the basketball courts of a Dublin city park, the four members of Pillow Queens, soon realised that making music together would be an equally productive group activity. Cathy plays guitar and sings. Rachel plays drums and sings. Pam and Sarah swap guitar , bass and lead vocal duties. Within a few months they’d released their debut EP, Calm Girls, titled in an ironic nod to the bands anxious nature. The three songs dealt with themes of despair, crisis of self and distrust. The closing Wonderboys “an attempt to put into musical form the feeling you get when your eyes roll back into your head when faced with toxic masculinity.” The songs quickly found their way into the hearts of new fans in the local underground DIY scene, and even onto BBC 6music playlists, with Steve Lamacq calling them “deceptively infectious, with sharp hooks and sharp nails” . By the summer of 2017, the band were touring the UK and performing on festival stages.

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KNEECAP
Jun
1
7:02 PM19:02

KNEECAP

KNEECAP

Hip-hop in Irish from Belfast

KNEECAP is made of Mo Chara, Móglaí Bap and DJ Provaí whose jumping between languages give us an insight of life for young people in West Belfast. They have combined an in-depth knowledge of the Irish language with killer flow and a wry humour to produce the most unique sound of late. Their debut single ‘C.E.A.R.T.A’ was released in December 2017 and following its success they released their debut mixtape '3CAG' in June 2018. . Their high energy performances are not to be missed!

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STEO WALL
Jun
1
7:02 PM19:02

STEO WALL

STEO WALL

Folk/Rap

Not everybody can boast such collaborators as Luka Bloom, Damien Dempsey and Davey Spillane on their debut album but when you meet Steo Wall for the first time you quickly understand why such great musicians wanted to get involved with ‘Where I’m From’ – Steo’s debut album. A sound bloke, quick to laugh with a rich Dublin accent and the wit to go with it; Steo's debut album boasts eleven heartfelt biographical tracks that radio dj’s will lap up. Damien Dempsey calls Steo’s work ‘Irish soul music' and was quick to ask Steo to be his warm up act on a recent nationwide tour. Damien accompanies Steo on the first track to be released from the album ‘What’s wrong with the world Ma’.

 Mixing traditional Irish folk with some contemporary Irish rap, Steo brings the listener on a journey from the badlands of Dublin working class housing estates to the beauty of Ireland’s west coast. Steo paints a picture of rebellious loved friends and adored family members, the album being an homage to those gone before him. It’s these family members which give us an understanding of the depth of Steos musical influences. When Steo told Davey Spillane of the family connection to the world renound gypsy uillean pipers, Johnny and felix Doran, Davey offered to put his sound onto one of the tracks. ‘Sarah Doran’ an ode to Steo's traveller grandmother is the third track on the album and Davey Spillanes whistle is a beautifully fitting tribute.

Growing up in Dublin gave Steo a grounding in rap, ‘Though I was more Toothpick then Tupac’ jokes Steo but it also saw him lose friends and family members to prison and drugs. Steo left Dublin for Co. Clare in 2012 and started working as a fish smoker in Lisdoonvarna. He immersed himself in the in the vibrant local music scene of North and West Clare which is where he met his partner and the mother of his two children, Fair City actor Jacinta Sheerin, a fellow Dubliner born and bred. Jacinta sings backing vocals on a number of tracks from the album. The pair also sing as a duo in the local pubs and clubs where Jacinta always encouraged Steo to sing his own songs. It was these songs which caught the interest of Damien Dempsey and Luka Bloom. Luka agreed to teach Steo the art of recording in a studio and produced on ‘Where I’m From’; which was recorded by Martin O Malley in Malbay Studios in Miltown Malbay in West Clare.

‘Where I’m From’ is a love letter to the people and places who raised him from a boy, into a man who wears his heart on his sleeve. With heartfelt lyrics, beautiful musicianship and melodies that you’ll find yourself singing for days ‘Where I’m From’ is the epitome of Dublin Soul.

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C.S.L. PARKER
Jun
1
7:03 PM19:03

C.S.L. PARKER

C.S.L. PARKER

Composer and musician

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C. S. L. Parker was born in England and moved to Ireland in 1982. He began his composition studies with Oliver Knussen and continued at the Royal College of Music in London with John Lambert. His association with Sir Peter Maxwell Davis began in 1978 and continued with numerous rehearsals with 'The Fires of London'. He also attended the Wavendon Jazz courses, Milton Keynes, studying with Michael Garrick, John Taylor and composer Neil Ardley.

His output includes solo piano, chamber, vocal and orchestral works. Recent compositions include ‘Twelve Songs for Seraphim’ (2003-2004) which was premiered at St. Finbarr’s Cathedral, Cork in April 2004; ‘Twenty Four Songs’ which was premiered at the Cork Opera House in October 2005 and a work commissioned by the Cork City Council and Cork Opera Works for the Year of Culture, ‘Ships and Waltzes’ (2005).

He has recorded and performed with many artists including Keith Pascoe, Joze Kotar, Luca Ferrini, Antonin Hradil, Jiri Mikula and Toshiuki Shimada. He has also worked as an arranger on albums by Mick Flannery, Warwick Embury, Barry Tierney, John Martyn, Caroline Moreau, Ronan Murphy, myp et jeep, Phil Collins, Crow Black Chicken, Hank Wedel, City Weezle, Zhora, Kristian Blak, Hugh Tinney, Vanbrugh String Quartet and Cappella Lyrica with conductor Maria Judge.

He also writes for film and works in this genre include music for the documentary drama, ‘Hold the Passion’, which was premiered in the National Concert Hall in April 2001. The film ‘Poker Nights’, for which he composed the score, won the Best International Director’s Award in the 2007 New York Film Festival: Pickleman Productions Queens 2017. Several of his orchestral works have been recorded on the Vienna Modern Masters label.

C. S. L. Parker is also active as a pianist and has performed throughout Ireland as well as in Israel, Egypt, India, China and Cuba. He holds a Masters Degree in Performance from the Cork Institute of Technology and currently teaches in the Cork School of Music.

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HARRY O'CONNOR
Jun
1
7:04 PM19:04

HARRY O'CONNOR

HARRY O’CONNOR

Violinist from Kerry

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Harry O’Connor, 20, is a violinist from Kenmare, Co. Kerry. Harry is in 3rd year at the CIT Cork School of Music and is studying violin with Gregory Ellis, formerly of the RTÉ Vanbrugh String Quartet. He plays in the CSM Symphony Orchestra and is a previous member of the National Youth Orchestra of Ireland. He has also played with the Irish Youth Baroque Orchestra, the SinfoNua orchestra and the Cork Youth Orchestra. Through his involvement with the National Youth Orchestra of Ireland, Harry has also had the opportunity to play with international professional orchestras such as the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra and the Hallé Youth Orchestra. He is also a member of Kerry’s own Scotia Ensmble. In March 2017, Harry became Killarney Rotary Club’s Young Musician of the Year 2017.

Harry also plays piano and composes. Some of his own music has been recorded by professional musicians. His ‘Fantasy for Piano Solo’ (2018) was recently recorded by concert pianist Santa Ignace and is available on SoundCloud.

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MISTRIX
Jun
1
7:06 PM19:06

MISTRIX

MISTRIX

Tech House

Mistrix has captured listers with his DJ sets and production. His thumping grooves and infectious energy grabs hold of his listeners across the globe. He is set to continue doing even bigger and better things in the near future.

Making his mark in the Tech house scene, Mistrix is one of Ireland’s fastest growing artists right now. With his tracks being spread far and wide across the world, he has gained a lot of support from big names such as Disciples, Annie Mac, Pete Tong & Danny Howard to name a few. His ever-growing sound continues to capture listeners and vibrate dance floors all across the globe. With his first tracks released on the infamous ‘blanc’ YouTube channel, he is now the ‘most listened to’ artist on there whole channel. Racking up over 2 million views, 1.2 million of those coming from one track alone, his work ethic is unmatched. He has also released tracks on record labels such as Re-Play Records, OVRDOSE, Hood Politics & Universal. He is set to release on even bigger labels and do huge things over the course of this year and next year. Without a doubt, he is one to keep an eye on.

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Jun
1
7:07 PM19:07

MELTS

MELTS

Psych and punk rock band from Dublin

Dublin band MELTS were formed in late 2017. The band released their debut single Skyward in 2018 to much critical acclaim, adding their own mix of psych rock and post punk to the capitals diverse and celebrated music scene. After a sold out show in Dublin’s Whelans, the band went on to play numerous gigs across Ireland including dates with Rolling Blackout's CF, Warmduscher (Fat White Family / Insecure Men), TOY and Fontaines DC. MELTS appeared at 2018's Electric Picnic festival performing two blistering sets, recorded an in studio live session for the Paul McLoone show on Today FM, got added to BBC's '6 Music Recommends' playlist and Spotify's 'Hot New Bands' playlist.

February 2019 saw MELTS release their sophomore single 'Echoes' in which the video was premiered on STEREOGUM. It also gained a lot of radio play from KEXP.

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WASTEFELLOW
Jun
1
7:08 PM19:08

WASTEFELLOW

WASTEFELLOW

Multi-instrumentalist producer

Wastefellow is a forward thinking young producer and vocalist from Dublin, Ireland.

Having first caught the ear of Irish blogs for his hip-hop beats, Wastefellow surprised listeners in 2016 with his debut EP ‘Amazed, A Maze!’.

Seemingly emerging from nowhere, his voice and production coalesced into a singular, psychedelic sound that caught the attention of Irish taste-makers.

Since then he has built a following throughout the country with his live A/V show, featuring prominently across festival line-ups and being consistently tipped to support a range of international acts.

2017 saw Wastefellow showing off his club alter-ego, Wastee. His ‘Cola’ EP was playlisted by apple music and received high praise from major international sites, with a single premiere on THUMP and a feature in Mixmag‘s essential listening section.

‘Post Human Potential’ is the new EP from Wastefellow, on Soft Boy Records. With this release Wastefellow condenses everything which has defined his sound so far down to five concise, angular tracks that float somewhere between the bedroom and the dance-floor.

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LUCIID
Jun
1
7:09 PM19:09

LUCIID

LUCIID

Deep house producer

Luciid is the fresh alias of a renowned deep house producer 'LukeP'. Luciid is well known for his club-shaking edit's of classic 80's electronic songs, most notably his edits of 'Sweet Dreams' by Eurythmics and 'Blue Monday' by New Order. Since his first release with Bonfire Records in January 2018 he has kept the groove consistent throughout his tracks though focuses mainly on the darker elements of Tech House. On the back of his first release 'Ring Her' signed to Bonfire Records he has since collaborated with up-and-coming Tech House giant Mistrix on their club banger 'Laser Weapons'. Luciid has been supported by some of the biggest names in Tech House including: GRECO (NYC), Miguel Bastida and Darius Syrossian among many others. Luciid provides darker vibes in his sets and is guaranteed to bring some of the heaviest and hard-hitting techno with him.

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DEEP SKY OBJECTS
Jun
1
7:10 PM19:10

DEEP SKY OBJECTS

DEEP SKY OBJECTS

Indie-rock band from Kerry

Deep Sky Objects are a three-piece Indie-rock band from Kerry. Deep Sky Objects derived from mutual interests in groups such as The Smiths, Interpol, Radiohead and The National.

Deep Sky Objects recorded their debut EP 'Deep Sky Objects' in Whitewell Studios with producer Ciaran O'Shea, who has wealth of experience in such prestigious studios as Sound City in Los Angeles, Sunset Sound in Los Angeles and Park Gates Studios in England. The EP was subsequently mastered by Fergal Davis who has worked with artists such as Muse and Sinead O’ Connor. 'Deep Sky Objects' received tremendous feedback from fans and reviewers, being played nationally on stations such as RTE 2FM, Today FM, Spin SW, Cork's 96 FM and RedFM.

As a result of this release the band had an explosive summer of shows around Ireland and England, playing iconic venues such as Whelan's, The Workman’s Club, The Grand Social, Roisin Dubh, Mike the Pies and The Hope and Anchor, Islington. The band also had an immense reaction from their Indiependence show in Mitchelstown, Co. Cork as well as supporting acts including Mother’s Cake, Columbia Mills, Brian Deady and The Polecats featuring Boz Boorer of Morrissey fame.

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1000 BEASTS
Jun
1
7:11 PM19:11

1000 BEASTS

1000 BEASTS

Multi-instrumentalist producer

Cork-native multi-instrumentalist and producer Cian Sweeney is 1000 Beasts; an exciting and determined collaborative effort that sees each of Sweeney’s new releases under pseudonym 1000 Beasts feature a different vocalist with every release (the ‘beasts’ behind the name).

Following on from the success of his summer release Every Line & Curve (feat. Jacob Henley), Trust Me feat. Marybeth is the latest offering from 1000 Beasts. Trust Me comes on the back of notable rotation for the Cork man on both RTÉ 2FM and BBC Radio 1 and an impressive 2018 Irish festival circuit, as well as a number of established support slots, including ones with LeBoom at Cyprus Avenue and Elderbrook at The Academy.

Championed as one of the most exciting emerging industry prospects in Ireland, with every offering, this artist further proves the power of collaboration in hit-making and cements the rise of 1000 Beasts as an artist whose star is firmly on the ascendent.

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Jun
1
7:13 PM19:13

DAVE O'REILLY

DAVE O’REILLY

DJ/Producer

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DJ/Producer Dave O'Reilly has been involved in the club scene from the late 90's starting out with his weekly slots on pirate radio.

After winning the Axis Records mixing competition he then went in to secure multiple residencies and guest spots in clubs and festivals across Ireland, supporting acts and club nights such as Lisa Lashes, Scott Project, Pete Wardman, Jon O'Callahan (Goodgreef Tour) Agnelli & Nelson, DJ Trix, Des Mitchell, Racheal Auburn, Rob Tissera and many more...

Dave is also no stranger to the festival scene having rocked the crowds at Vantastival on several occasions and also K-Fest where he won last year's Breakout Competition.

After returning back to college to study music production Dave went on to co-produce albums for DFEi Music & Screefy and has since been busy in the studio developing his own sound of House, Techno and Old Skool infused grooves.

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