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Dark Tropics - Moroccan Sun Single Review

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Back in February which seems like a lifetime ago in a very different world, Dark Tropics emerged on the scene with their debut single Badlands. The single was at the time and remains one of the best releases of the whole year. Following on from the hype created by the single, the Belfast duo return with new single Moroccan Sun.
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Moroccan Sun is a dreamy pop song that captivates you instantly. Rio's voice entices you in and you hang on every word she sings. The music creates the nostalgic atmosphere and together they deliver yet another stunning record. Dark Tropics are easily one of the best things to happen in 2020.


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Makings - Song For The Radio Single Review

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Makings are a Dublin based six piece electro, rock, rap act. The band comprises of Rick Burn, Barry Shock, Raul Marcos, Paddy Reynolds, Cairon420 and Julieanna. The group have been making waves with their dance infused rock' rap offerings and their energetic live performances. 2019 saw the band play Bloom In The Park, Vantastival and Whelans Ones To Watch whilst they also toured UK and Germany. This year they were due to support The Boomtown Rats before the gig was cancelled until next year. The band released an impressive 10 singles and an EP last year and committed to releasing a song a month in 2020. Their latest offering is Song For The Radio.
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Song For The Radio is another genre bending effort from Makings. There is so much going on in the song and all of it is good. It's dance, it's rock, it's rap and it's electronic. It's got a healthy dose of humour thrown in whilst the two vocalists play off of one another to great effect. Makings ma…

Banba - The Moon (Feat. Riaaz) Single Review

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Banba is an experimental electronic project by two Irish natives. The duo are inspired by Irish folklore, culture, astrology and natural elements. They take their name from the word Banbha who is one of the patron goddesses of Ireland. They recently released their single The Moon which features Riaaz.
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There is a definite sadness to the beginning of The Moon before the inspirational vocals of Riaaz kick in. The whole ambience of the song is one of a certain chilled out nature. The backing vocals add a depth of atmosphere to proceedings and overall the track is incredibly moving. 

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Ruth Brosnan - Toodle-oo Single Review

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Ruth Brosnan is a singer songwriter from Cork who last featured on this blog back in May 2019 with her heartfelt single Good Enough. The Cork School of Music graduate is back now with her latest breakup single Toodle-oo.
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Toodle-oo is the personification of upbeat catchy pop music. The song reflects Ruth's empowerment of saying goodbye to a cheating ex. As far as pop music goes, this is definitely up there among the best. After one listen is was stuck in my head and I feel I might end up saying doodle-oo way too much now.

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Kamino Royale - Live For The Rise, Die For The Fall Single Review

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Kamino Royale is the latest project from Belfast musician Sam Morgan. Sam was the lead vocalist of alternative rock band Saint Sapphire who split up earlier this year shortly after the release of their debut album Don't Piss On My Boots And Tell Me It's Raining. The band called it a day due to the pressures the lockdown had on musicians' ability to make a living. Sam quickly moved on to his next venture and built his own studio, set up his own record label and began recording demo's. His plan is to release three singles this year, an EP in January 2021 and a full album in Spring 2021. The first of those singles is Live For The Rise, Die For The Fall.
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Live For The Rise, Die For The Fall is an impressive solo effort full of huge rock sounds. The music is suitably loud with some killer guitar and booming drums. The chorus is immense whilst also being perfect for singing along to. Fans of Saint Sapphire won't be disappointed as the sound is si…

Wild Wonder - Said And Done Single Review

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Wild Wonder are a pop trio from Dublin and Meath. They released their debut single New Waves in March 2019 and their debut EP Sunday Spell last September. Now they return almost a year later with their second single Said And Done.
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Said And Done is an all out feel good pop tune. The music is uplifting and joyful and those vocals are just incredible. Not to take anything away form the two lads in the band but it's the voice of Mags Fox that really drives this song. As someone is who isn't too keen on pop music, this could convert me.

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Modern Rome - The Guillotine Single Review

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Back in May of this year which feels a lifetime ago at this stage, Belfast pop rockers released their stunning single At My Worst. Their focus on theatrical rock opera sounds was evident and pretty spectacular. Recently they followed that up with new single The Guillotine.
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The Guillotine is another huge anthem like song from the four piece. The sound is immense and deserves to be played in a stadium with a crowd bellowing back the "woah woah woah's" at the stage. Turn the sound up on this one and sit back and enjoy. 

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