new mu­sic

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - REELNEWS ON THE RECORD - Jim Car­roll on mu­sic

KHUSHI Young east Lon­don mu­si­cian al­ready mak­ing evoca­tive, emo­tional, melan­cholic tunes with really boss hooks. Mag­pie and You Say are cur­rently caus­ing peo­ple to sit up and pay at­ten­tion and make com­par­isons to The Na­tional and Alt-J.

khushimu­sic.com THEM SWOOPS Mel­bourne fuzz-pop duo Dave McGann and Chris Goff are al­ready off to a win­ning start with wig-out tunes such as Too Fast for Love to shout about. They’ve done a rake of sup­port slots and just fin­ished work on their de­but EP, Glim­mers.

themswoops.com THE AL­TERED HOURS Hyp­notic, driv­ing psych-rock from the Cork band whose new Sweet Jelly Roll EP will be re­leased on A Records in April. The five piece’s ear­lier re­lease, Down­stream, is also worth check­ing out, es­pe­cially if you’re a fan of late 60s acid trips.

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