Here are 10 Irish artists you need to be paying attention to.
With so much fresh Irish artists out there at the moment, we just had to do another list of 10 acts who are currently on our music radar.
Tim Chadwick makes indie/pop songwriting look easy, and opening for Rufus Wainright in 2017 is a particular highlight for the Dublin native. Chadwick has a huge host of gigs coming up later this year, including Bundoran's Sea Sessions in June alongside Sigrid and Clean Bandit, and Cork's Independence festival in August. Here's his latest release, 'I Need to Know' which is tearing up Irish radio stations at the moment.
Inspired by a dark electronic force, Cork's very own LYRA has been one of Ireland's biggest breakthrough acts in the past year. Citing the likes of Bat For Lashes, Lykke Li, and Kate Bush as some of her biggest musical influences, it's pretty clear we may have an international superstar in the making. Her newest 'Falling' was released in February.
Laura Elizabeth Hughes
Dublin singer/songwriter Laura Elizabeth Hughes returned to the music scene last year following a four-year hiatus, releasing her second EP 'Ceremonies'. This year, she's already played her first headline show in New York City and will tonight play in Dublin's Unitarian Church. Her latest track 'In My Defence' was released just last week.
Yes, Irish Grit Pop is well and truly covered with Thanks Brother. Made up of vocals from previous solo artist Róisín O, and former Miracle Bell member John Broe, the duo released their debut single last year and performed it on the legendary 'Late Late Show'. 'We Caught It' is their newest single, which they'll be performing tonight at The Workman's Club in Dublin.
Together for the past 12 years, rock band Fox Jaw have performed hundreds of shows across Ireland, Europe, and North America. The quintet have a number of Irish shows on the horizon this April too, including Kasbah Social Club in their native Limerick, and Roisín Dubh in Galway. Here's the band's newest single 'Madeline'.
If traditional Irish music with a modern twist is your jam, then the Screaming Orphans might be up your street. They are an all-sister band from Bundoran and are known worldwide for their mix of pop and traditional music. Their latest release, 'Life in a Carnival', features a cover of The Turtles classic 'Happy Together'.
Nominated twice for the RTE Choice Music Song of the Year, Soulé has been on the up and up ever since her debut in 2016. The Dublin R&B artist released her EP earlier this year entitled 'Love Cycle', to great reception. Her latest track 'Love Tonight' has been doing the rounds on Irish radio stations across the country.
Hailing from Jersey, we're cheating a little bit by including Daly, but with both of his parents being Irish, as well as having over 50 cousins and a name like that - we just had to. Having supported the likes of James Blunt and The Hoosiers, we'll likely be hearing more from the indie-pop artist in the future. 'Hit The Ground' was released just last month.
If you're a fan of Billie Eilish, we may have her Irish counterpart right here. Arguably one of Galway's biggest exports in recent years, 22-year-old Laoise has described her music as having a lot of feelings, which she puts into a song, and she can then dance to. The electro-pop singer has just released her newest EP 'Mad' within the past week.
Funky, groovy, and from Rathfarnham in Dublin, Zapho (Ele Breslin) has caught our attention for her hypnotic, refreshing sound. The multi-talented artist has already played a number of gigs around the country this year, with more to be announced soon. She has released two singles to date, and 'Water Me' is her latest.
In case you missed our previous 10 Irish acts that are worth listening to, read all about them here.