First up is Dubliner Gavin Redmond going under the name Twin Terrace. Gavin was the lead singer with Vodkopter but it fell away quietly in 2009 with Gavin heading to Vancouver for a period of time! While there he wrote a bunch of tunes which will be released throughout the year as Twin Terrace! This song is gorgeous!
You Keep Coming Back by twinterrace
I got an email about Daniel Jones' album 'Forever in Disguise' and was intrigued when it was described as somewhere between Neil Young and The Jesus and Mary Chain! Worth checking out seeing as the album is available here for free! http://danieljones.bandcamp.com/album/forever-in-disguise
Cork band Jericho draw their influence from Prince, Stevie Wonder and James brown and create very good interesting pop sounds! The band released a three track EP last year and are working on a live show to 'bedazzle audiences across the country'! 'Hit It' is full on cheese and proud of it too!
Hit It! by jericho_artist
Formally of The Citadels who had a decent run of years from 1999 - 2006, Cormac O'Caoimh is about to release his second album entitled 'A New Season for Love'. Cormac has supported artists such as Damien Rice, Josh Rouse and Miles Hunt. His new album is full of slow burning mellow jazz influenced tunes which would suit most rainy afternoons sitting by a log fire! The title track is the stand-out song on the album!
Cormac OCaoimh Anewseasonforlove by cormaco
I wrote a few weeks ago about the Dundalk band 'Words That Burn' that Ireland doesn't do rock bands too good! Then 'Window Seats' drop their EP into my inbox and I'm changing my mind. All the music from 'Window Seats' is available for free and includes mellow rock tunes like 'Awake' below as well as the heavier rocking sounds of 'Rat' and 'No Show'.
Awake by Window Seats
Dubliner Paul Loughran is Longtails and he self-released his debut Ep 'Hometies' last July through bandcamp. Hometies is free here: http://longtails.bandcamp.com/
I often hold back the best for last. Dubliner Eric McGrath has a crystal clear voice and a great bunch of songs ready for his debut album to be recorded and released in 2012. Among them is this piece of pure acoustic radio friendly pop!