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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.
The most renowned band from Cork graced the stage at Dundalk Gaol last night to a packed house. The stripped back acoustic gig saw half of The Frank & Walters, Paul Linehan and Rory Murphy, perform hits from their extensive back catalogue over 90 minutes. The duo took a few minutes to get started as they tuned guitars and pulled "a rabbit out of a sock" before kicking off with "Memory Lane" and "Tony Cochrane". It was evident early on that it was going to be a raucous affair with most of that emanating from one particular section of the audience. Paul joked that they had their very own percussionist in the front row who was offering hand claps both in and out of time. Undeterred they went into "Looking For America', "Trust In The Future" and "Each Tree" which saw Rory switch to the electric guitar. There was an awkward silence in the room when Paul asked a member of the audience why they were coughing and not wearing a ma
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
Cloakroom Q. are an art rock, neo psychedelic band from the bowels of Newry, now based in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The 5 piece band have impressed with their Going For A Walk And I'm Not Coming Back EP back in 2018 before unleashing another brilliant single Leave Me At Lusk in 2019. Now they return with their latest single Nowhere To Spit. Listen to a snippet here: Nowhere To Spit begins with an almost meditative guitar picking masterclass and quite frankly that could have been the whole song and I would be raving about it. It doesn't end there though and morphs into a completely different song which transcends many different genres all of which sound excellent. The shouty bits, mixed with some jazz and brass sections combine to make for another Cloakroom Q. song that you can't stop listening to. Follow Cloakroom Q.: Facebook Bandcamp YouTube Spotify Instagram SoundCloud