Point Taken are a three piece Alt/Indie band from Limerick, Ireland. Jared Nadin (Vocals/Bass) Jacob Woulfe (Guitar/Bass) and Evan Berry (Drums) have been making music since 2019. Their debut EP “The Static Windup” was released in March 2020 just as the Pandemic arrived in Ireland. They spent the following lockdowns developing a heavier tone as well as writing, recording, and mixing their next project, due for release in 2021. Influences include Frank Carter, Silversun Pickups, and Dance Gavin Dance.
Their upcoming single “Lullaby for Leeches” marks the beginning of this heavier sound while trying to express the bands frustration towards the pandemic in Ireland and the impact it has had on the live events industry.
Singer/ songwriter Fly the Nest is set to release a cinematic new single, “Old Street Lover.” The song features a driving beat, wailing guitars, and Fly the Nests’ signature wide, cinematic soundscape. Rhythmic guitars and Fly the Nest’s powerful vocals carry the fierce, energetic song.
Fly the Nest says, “This song is about having a connection with someone that’s ultimately lost. Though it hurts to see it end, you really do wish them the best and hope they find what they’re looking for.”
The verses of the song tell the story of the day that it all comes to an end. They outline hard conversations that are had and looking back on shared memories. The narrator knows that they have to let it go. The uplifting chorus expresses hope that the other person finds happiness, comfort, and satisfaction with what they decide to do.
Though you’re parting ways, you still see so much potential in the other person, heard in the lines, “you’ve got it!” And though you’ll miss them, you genuinely still believe in them and their dreams. Maybe you’ll even find your way back to each other one day.
The song was produced and recorded by Peter Doherty in Tyrone, NI.
Dublin native Fly the Nest (Stephen Cooper) started playing music at a young age, performing in various bands before starting solo project Fly the Nest, a name inspired by the many adventures music has led him on. As well as writing and releasing his own music, Stephen also writes for sync, and says that writing for film and TV has opened up another facet of his creativity. Stephen now spends his time between Ireland and Denmark, and gigs regularly across Scandinavia. 2021 is proving to be another big year for Stephen, who is known for wide, cinematic songs and precise songwriting.
Belfast Blues Rockers MASK are kicking the doors in and raising the decibels with their new single ‘Get On Your Knees’. Made up of ingredients of Martin Luther King, blistering drums, and throttling fuzz guitars – this ferocious track is bound to be a contender for rock-stomper of the year.
Having suffered a loss in Belfast late last year, MASK leader H Humphrey decided to escape civilisation and left for Peru. Feeling enlightened on his return, he approached producer Michael Mormecha and asked if he could come in and make a new MASK record. Though his new studio, Tree Song Studios, wasn’t finished and was little more than a building site, having learned of H’s loss, he agreed and they set to work! ‘Get On Your Knees’, has an utterly unique feel as a result, literally hanging microphones across wooden planks and makeshift ceilings, capturing a sense of unequivocal power and rawness!
Leaning heavily on their blues-retro-rock tendencies, the new single is instantly comparable to the early sound of The Black Keys and The White Stripes to the more millennial-glam-rock feel of stadium-act MUSE.
According to MASK, ‘Get On Your Knees’ is about awakening the beast that lies in all of us and embracing our inner Viking!”
The rock duo are led by H Humphrey (guitar/vocals -from Belfast) along with lifelong friend, Craig Coppock (guitar/vocals from Liverpool), combining to make up a band who are the antithesis of your typical rock stars – they describe themselves as unapologetically un-cool BUT always manage to release exciting music that breaks the mould of the everyday indie band.
Fresh off his latest release “Better Than This,” Irish rapper Craig Cooney has teamed up with Irish producer and DJ Emmet Glascott to remix one of Craig’s recent releases, “Young Forever.” The result is an energetic, hard hitting dance track with hip-hop vocals and a driving, deep house sound.
Originally released in July, “Young Forever” was recorded in Windmill Lane Studios by engineer and producer Cormac Kavanagh.
The original song is a laid back, nostalgic track in which Craig reflects on childhood memories. He says, “I find a lot of people lose touch with their former selves and the memories that made us into who we are today. I wrote Young Forever about the best years of our lives when we were all carefree; I want people to press play on this song when they want to press pause on life and go on a trip down memory lane.”
Craig Cooney has been pursuing music professionally for the past three years and has multiple headline shows under his belt. His fifth ever show was in the Olympia Theatre supporting Gavin James. He has recently renewed his contract with Fluttertone and has multiple releases lined up. He is a unique artist who tells stories through his songs and has gained a popularity through his freestyling. His fan base grows stronger every day and he plans to continue changing the minds of people who think hip-hop is one dimensional.
Emmet Glascott is a producer and DJ with an eclectic musical style and influences. His releases have garnered local and international radio play, press attention, and Spotify traction. His recent single “Sorry” went to #1 on the Irish Charts. He has been signed to the No: 1 Irish DJ John Gibbon’s label BLINDsided, as well as Louise Dacosta’s label Decosta Records and Dutch label Wolfrage Recordings.