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Logan J Parker is a singer songwriter from Portugal but currently residing in London. Just a couple of weeks ago I reviewed her single Cry Cry Cry and now she returns with her latest single Blue. About the song, Logan says "Blue is another sad song I wrote about the lockdown and it's dedicated to my mother and best friend Rita. Without her, I wouldn't be a musician."
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Blue is a quirky upbeat jazz track and is Logan's first foray into the ukulele. The happy vibes of the music and Logan's vocal delivery masks the sadness in the lyrics. This song will put you in a good mood for the rest of the day.
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. Watch the video here: 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
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. Watch the video here: 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. Follow Ruth Brosnan: Facebook Spotify Twitter Instagram YouTube
Homelessness is probably the single biggest social issue in Ireland right now and it is even more prevalent at Christmas time as temperatures drop and conditions get worse. Just this week 3 homeless people have died on the streets of Ireland. That is why the new single from Red Empire is incredibly important. The new single "A Dublin Christmas" is available on all streaming sites now. The band have teamed up with the charity Inner City Helping Homeless. Red Empire were inspired to team up with the charity after discovering some startling figures, "8,374 people are classified as homeless in Ireland whilst there are currently 183,312 unoccupied dwellings in the state." (Figures supplied by Department of Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government). Anybody who would like to make a donation to the charity can do so by visiting Inner City Helping Homeless iDonate.ie or by calling 01-8881804 The official video for the song was directed by Daragh Murph