Category Archive: EPs

Junior Johnson – Coulda Done Better

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He’s been busy looking after his bees and working on other projects but October 2017 sees County Antrim’s Junior Johnson release a new three-track EP entitled ‘Coulda Done Better’. Opening with the rocking ‘Born In The Wrong Time’, the listener is immediately caught up in a fiery country rock tune that features some swirling Hammond […]

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Emma Langford – Emma Langford EP

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Release Date: 18th June 2016 Label: Independent You’ve never heard of Caherdavin, be honest. I’ve never heard of it and I live at the other end of a comparatively small island. I’ve heard of Emma Langford though and so should you. She’s the girl about to put the north Limerick townland firmly on the map. […]

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Grown Ups Need Lullabies Too – Eilidh Patterson

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It’s been almost three years since we last heard from Derry singer/songwriter Eilidh Patterson, but she’s returned with a brand new EP entitled ‘Grown Ups Need Lullabies Too’. ‘Underneath The Tree’ opens the EP and with its Christmas theme it perfectly encapsulates the awe and magic that form part of our childhood memories and the […]

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Una Clarkin – Little Bird

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Una Clarkin is no stranger to the Northern Ireland music scene. In the 1990s she joined the band The Long Stay and performed numerous stage and radio shows with them. Encouraged by the positive reception that her own fledgling material received from her band mates she then began exploring her own musings in music while […]

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No Oil Paintings – EP Review

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We’ve long been fans of No Oil Paintings, since catching Chris Kelly, George Sloan and Sean and James Doone jamming in Bangor’s Rabbit Rooms in one of their first performances with vocalist Bronagh Broderick. We raved about them then and we’ve been foot-tapping along to the songs in our heads patiently awaiting a debut record […]

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Mandy Bingham – Vol. 1

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We long been admirers of County Down’s Mandy Bingham at Folk & Tumble and we’ve enjoyed watching a few live performances over the years featuring her and soul mate guitarist husband Graham. So, when we got a chance to review Mandy’s debut EP ‘Vol. 1’ we jumped at it. ‘Turn Out The Light’ is a […]

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The Sandrunners – Angel of the Northern Wind

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We’ve spent the last few days being enchanted by ‘Angel of the Northern Winds’ the debut EP from The Sandrunners. Sometimes everything seems to come together at the right time and deliver astounding results, be it planetary alignment or in a much more down to earth fashion a coming together of some very talented musicians. […]

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Brigid O’Neill – Arrivals and Departures

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Ahead of its late September launch we’re sent a copy of ‘Arrivals & Departures’ the debut EP from Co Down singer songwriter Brigid O’Neil. The opener ‘Arrivals and Departures’ is a clear metaphor based on dealing with the changes and turmoils that life throws at us. “Tried to leave all her baggage behind”, “She’s got […]

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Simon Murphy – Death of a Singer Songwriter

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‘Death of a Singer Songwriter’ is the handiwork of Simon Murphy after 6 months of craftsmanship, heart and soul. This certainly flows through the EP throughout so it’s no wonder BBC Radio Ulster have given him airtime. ‘The Actress’ breaks us in gently to the EP with what already seems a fitting line to the […]

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The Dandy Horses – Hat on the Sun

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Opening with ‘Driving Towards Blue Skies’ it is clear from the start that is going to be a good collection of songs. With its pop/country feel ‘Driving Towards Blue Skies’ could easily sit comfortably on any Buckingham/Nicks era 70s Fleetwood Mac album, and there’s even a hint of The Eagles in there (but we won’t […]

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