The weekend is almost upon us, and maybe you're in search of something to soundtrack it – or perhaps you're just on the hunt for some new music.
Every Friday, we'll choose three great new release songs you should hear, from both Irish and international acts, point you in the direction of the bands or artists who created them, and send you on your merry way to investigate further.
TWO DOOR CINEMA CLUB – 'Tiptoes'
If you loved this Northern Irish band's brilliant debut 'Tourist History', this song will be a treat. A demo that was originally intended to feature on that album, TDCC ran out of time to finish the track. However, ten years on it's now been released as part of the trio's 7-track 'Lost Songs (Found)' EP, out today.
MUZZ – 'Bad Feeling'
If you're an Interpol fan, you may be interested in Muzz – a new band featuring frontman Paul Banks and two of his childhood friends, musicians Josh Kaufan and Matt Barrick. Their self-titled debut album is out today and features Banks's distinctive vocals, but set in a looser, more laidback setting that the clipped tautness of Interpol's output. It suits him, too.
RUN THE JEWELS - 'JU$T'
As you may have heard, Run the Jewels decided to release their fourth album 'RTJ4' earlier this week, a few days ahead of schedule. One of the best tracks – and most popular amongst fans – has proven to be this ace collaboration with Pharrell and Rage Against the Machine's Zach de la Rocha; as prescient a song as you'll hear this week.