I'm shutting up shop until at least July 10th and I decided I'd leave with a mix of the best 10 songs I've heard this year from Irish artists.
1. Resurrection Fern - Brothers
I seen Bean Dolan aka Resurrection Fern support The Jukebox Gypsys in Boyles a few weeks back when he played this beautifully written tune. The lyrics are deep and the harmonies are so majestic especially at the end of the track.
Resurrection Fern - Brothers by 2uibestow
2. Anthony Furey The Young Folk - Sad Day
Anthony Furey's debut album will be in my top 10 of the year. It's an honest album of simple but effective tunes. Sad Day is a great opening track.
Anthony Furey & The Young Folk - Sad Day by 2uibestow
3. Burning Codes - Can You Hear The Sound
The Burning Codes album is superb and needs to be checked out. Here's the best track from the album!
Burning Codes - Can You Hear The Sound by 2uibestow
4. El Hombre Jokes - Just Don't Get Along
El Hombre Jokes are a great band with really great tunes. I love their sound and their ambition. This band will make it!
EL Hombre Jokes - Just Don't Get Along by 2uibestow
5. Bellajane - Egg Shells
I regularly listen to Bellajane's debut EP entitled No Strings. The vocals are great and the songs are quality.
Bellajane - Egg Shells by 2uibestow
6. Eric Eckhart - Lost
American born Eric Eckhart who is now Berlin based released a fine debt album this year. Much of the album was written while Eric was living here. Here's a brilliant radio friendly song which needs to be listened to!
Lost by Eric Eckhart
7. Fiach - Stop
'Stop' is my favourite track from Fiachs fine debut album released earlier this year.
Fiach - Stop by 2uibestow
8. The Dirty 9s - Trouble
The Dirty 9's are one of the best bands I've had the pleasure of seeing live this year. While I didn't fully connect with their debut album I love this album closer.
The Dirty 9s - Trouble by 2uibestow
9. Keith Mullins - Mistake
Out of all the new albums I've heard this year I think I've listend to Keith Mullins' album more than any other. It's a great collection of Americana tracks. I had 'Mistakes' playing in my head no spot for a week!
Keith Mullins - Mistakes by 2uibestow
10 Reader's Wives - Eyes Like a Hutu
I really love the attitude of this song taken from the recent EP Victor's Mother Juliet by Reader's Wives.
Reader's Wives - Eyes Like A Hutu by 2uibestow
BRB ..... July 10th