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MOUNT KIMBIE ft. KING KRULE – Blue Train Lines Warp

Archy Mar­shall (aka King Krule, aka Edgar the Beat­maker, aka Hypn­odisc, aka The Re­turn of Pimp Shrimp) may have more al­ter-egos than your av­er­age con­fi­dence trick­ster. But when he builds up a head of a steam, as he does here on this fan­tas­tic col­lab­o­ra­tion with Lon­don duo Do­minic Maker and Kai Cam­pos, there’s no mis­tak­ing the 22-year-old Brit School grad­u­ate’s gut­tural drawl. Mount Kimbie’s third stu­dio al­bum, Love What Sur­vives, is due out Septem­ber 8th.

VERA BLUE – Lady Pow­ers Uni­ver­sal

Speak­ing of al­ter-egos, flame-haired pop diva Vera Blue came to pub­lic promi­nence Down Un­der as Celia Pavey, when she placed third on sea­son 2 of The Voice Aus­tralia. Re­launch­ing as Vera Blue, the 23-year-old has just re­leased a new al­bum ti­tled Peren­nial, which was recorded be­tween Syd­ney and Aus­tralia and is ar­ranged into three dis­tinct chap­ters to show­case her jour­ney as a song­writer.

DIDDY ft. NO­TO­RI­OUS B.I.G. & RICK ROSS – WatchaGon’ Do BadBoy

Ac­cord­ing to Forbes, Sean “Diddy” Combs has re­cently over­taken Tay­lor Swift as the world’s high­est paid celebrity. Most of his earn­ings come from vodka and cloth­ing these days. If he feels a need to prove he re­mains a player in the rap game, “col­lab­o­rat­ing” for the umpteenth time with a man who died in 1997 may not be the smartest way to go about it.

JYEL­LOWL – Cold in the Sum­mer

“Cold in the win­ter, cold in the sum­mer too...” Jyel­lowL’s in­fec­tious hook here could eas­ily do a job as Dis­cover Ire­land’s back-up 2018 tourism slo­gan. But alas on this new track the 19-year-old UCD pol­i­tics stu­dent, of Nige­rian and Ja­maican de­scent, is talk­ing racism. The video, shot in Tem­ple Bar, was di­rected by Her­milio Opel of Dream Res­o­lu­tion Films. Jyel­lowL plays the Sound House on Eden Quay next Thurs­day, Au­gust 3rd.

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