Sheer Mag

New Music Round-Up, May 20th 2017

A small selection of some of my favourite additions to the Back Before Dark: New Music playlist during the last week. This week’s album of the week is Nick Hakim’s Green Twins and – to apologise for not posting during the week – there’s a new Back Before Dark mixtape for […]

New Music Round-Up, May 13th 2017

A recap of some of my favourite songs added to the Back Before Dark: New Music playlist in the last week or so as well as other recommendations from the week gone by. You’re spoiled for choice this week: six great tracks and four excellent albums. It’s tough to narrow […]

In Flagranti - Sprezzatura

In Flagranti’s ‘Sprezzatura’ is a Cosmic Nu-Disco Odyssey

“Sprezzatura” is an Italian word which came into usage during the Renaissance to describe a style that is based upon “studied carelessness, especially as a characteristic quality or style of art or literature.” In other words, it means anything that’s really good but made to look easy. It’s the opposite […]

New Music Round-Up, April 29th 2017

A recap of six of my favourite songs added to the Back Before Dark: New Music playlist in the last week or so as well as other recommendations from the week gone by. It’s tough to narrow it down but I make an effort to include lesser-known artists to keep […]

Winter Aid

Listen to ‘Penny Sweets’ from Winter Aid’s Upcoming Debut Album, ‘The Murmur of the Land’

After several years of stunning tracks, Dublin’s Winter Aid is releasing his debut album this Friday and I absolutely can’t wait. With 2013’s The Wisp Sings, Shane Culloty established himself as one of Ireland’s most exciting up-and-comers but his releases have been tantalisingly sparse since then. His debut album The Murmur of […]

Talos

New Music Round-Up, April 22nd 2017

A recap of five of my favourite songs added to the Back Before Dark: New Music playlist in the last week as well as other recommendations from the week gone by. It’s tough to narrow it down but I make an effort to include lesser-known artists to keep things interesting. Pictured: […]