Showing posts with label Ireland. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Ireland. Show all posts

Friday, January 22, 2021

Ireland | Wild Youth - "Champagne butterflies"


Irish band Wild Youth are back to Sounds European! with their brand-new single. "Champagne butterflies" is the perfect blend of retro, pop and rock sounds, and it comes along with a psychedelic video that is very fitting to the combo!

Friday, December 18, 2020

Ireland | Kodaline - "This must be Christmas"


Irish band Kodaline joins the list of artists celebrating the holiday season. They have just released "This must be Christmas", a song which shows a different side of the genre, capturing a more emotional story. The video includes an equally charming story, with a fantastic plot twist.

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Ireland | Flynn - "I don't wanna love you"


Irish singer Flynn has become one of the highlights of the new wave of European singers. And with singles like his latest one, it's not hard to see why. "I don't wanna love you" is a simple piano-and-voice ballad which talks about a love-hate relationship. It will give you goosebumps!

Thursday, December 10, 2020

Ireland | Ronan Keating - "Forever aint enough"


We are now landing in Ireland, to listen to a new single by Ronan Keating. It's "Forever aint enough". The song is a beautiful guitar-led ballad, with a highly enjoyable vocal performance, a contagious melody and a very marking chorus.

Wednesday, December 02, 2020

10 Questions For: Wild Youth


They are one of the best bands in the vibrant Irish rock scene. And they gave us the honor of closing 2020 with a very special interview. These are our 10 questions for Wild Youth:

Sounds European!: Let's begin this interview with a bit about your background. How did you guys meet? When did you decide to get together as a band? And what's behind the name, Wild Youth?

Wild Youth: Around 2016.
Wild Youth came from reading a book on a plane and seeing the two words together in a paragraph and they just jumped out at me. I put them together and it felt right.

SE!: Your career started off with a bang: your debut single, "All or nothing", reached #1 in the Irish Spotify rankings (and was also our song of the week, back in September 2017). How was it, for you, to see such an instantaneous success?

WY: Well thank you for that. It was crazy. We never really expected a song written in the middle of the night to do crazy things like this for us.

SE!: Still speaking about success, your single "Can't move on" was the most aired song in Irish radios in 2018. What would you say is the key to your success? How do you deal with success, and seeing so many people enjoying your work? And what would you still dream to achieve with your music?

WY: Hard work, and being honest with our music. We're always grateful for anybody who listens to our music or comes to our shows. Without them we have nothing. We dream to tour and play cities all over the world.

SE!: Your music is, for us, very varied regarding its genre. How would you define your own music style? What genres does it comprise? What do you want your audience to feel when listening to your songs?

WY: To feel connected lyrically but also to feel relief and escape from how scary the world is.

SE!: Let's talk a bit about the lyrics of your songs. For us, they stand out due to their easy relatability. How is the songwriting process for you? What do you have in mind when composing lyrics? Where do you look for influences when composing?

WY: It always has to come from an honest place, and from personal experience. The more honest you are the more relatable it is.

"We're always grateful for anybody who listens to our music or comes to our shows. Without them we have nothing"
(Picture: Nicholas O'Donnell)

SE!: Now focusing on "Through the phone", your latest single. You've commented it deals with the separation we've felt throughout this year. What can you tell us about the song, both lyrically and musically? And how has the COVID-19 situation affected your work?

WY: It's about being separated from somebody you love and promising to love them in any way that you can everyday until you can see them again.

SE!: Your live performances are very well acclaimed. What do you guys feel when you are on stage? What can you say about your concerts? And how are you planning (or how do you imagine) your upcoming live shows to be, within this new sanitary situation?

WY: Oh thank you. We love performing. It's our happy place. Where we feel we are ourselves. Expect a lot of colour.

SE!: You've released two singles during 2020. Can we expect a longer work (EP or even an album) on the way? What can you tell us about your plans for the near future? What can your fans expect from you and your music in 2021?

WY: Ye we've got lots of music coming. More singles, an EP. Maybe an album. Who knows!

SE!: We know you have already worked with several other acts, both from Ireland and abroad. What can you tell us about those experiences? And, looking into the future, if you could choose anyone, who would be some Irish and international artists you would like to collaborate with?

WY: It's been amazing to be exposed to artists we really respect so that in turn they can lend advice. We love collaborating, collaboration is such a special feeling creatively when it's right. We would love to work with Tyler, The Creator, Tame Impala, Billie Eilish.

SE!: We would like to finish this interview with a song of yours. What is your favorite song by Wild Youth, and why?

WY: Right now it's "Through the phone" or "Next to you" or "Can't move on". There that's three. :)

Monday, November 23, 2020

Ireland | Lea Heart - "Older"


It's time to get to know Lea Heart, a new name rising in the Irish pop scene. She has been attracting a lot of attention with her single "Older". And we totally recommend it: it's such a delightful song!

Saturday, November 21, 2020

Ireland | Flynn - "Selling me love"


Irish singer Flynn has just released a new single. "Selling me love" is the third song of his that we listen, and it's the third different style he is offering. This time, it's an intense and highly addictive electropop. Styles keep changing, but the quality doesn't: it's, once again, excellent!

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Ireland | Wild Youth - "Next to you"


Irish band Wild Youth has a stupendous new single on offer. We are talking about "Next to you". The song, which is co-signed by superstar Niall Horan, is becoming a huge hit, and we can totally see why! It's a delightful smooth pop with an inviting melody and a chorus that sticks in the head after the very first listen.

Monday, November 16, 2020

Ireland | Bobbi Arlo - "Signs"


Bobbi Arlo is a 22-year-old Irish singer and songwriter who was born and raised in Dublin. Her single "Signs" is such an intense song! It's impossible to listen to it and not be fully hypnotized by its vibe and ambience.

This song doesn't have an official video on YouTube, but you can listen to it on Spotify.

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Ireland | Flynn - "B-side"


It's time to listen to another song by Flynn! The Irish singer has recently released "B-side". It's a song that presents a different, groovier side of his music – and it's as great as the previous display of his!

Sunday, November 01, 2020

Ireland | Rea Garvey - "Talk to your body"


Irish-born singer Rea Garvey returns to Sounds European! with a delicious single. "Talk to your body" is a relaxed, contemporary pop with a contagious groove!

Friday, October 23, 2020

Ireland | Jedward - "Teenage runaway"


Irish duo Jedward is back with a great new single. We are totally excited about "Teenage runaway"! It's an energetic electropop song with a contagious melody and a very entertaining vibe. And the lyrics are, in our opinion, the main highlight: they are beautiful, relatable and extremely meaningful.

Sunday, October 18, 2020

Ireland | Kodaline feat. Gabrielle Aplin - "Everyone changes"


Irish band Kodaline are promoting their latest album, "One day at a time", with a delightful collaboration with British singer Gabrielle Aplin. The song is "Everyone changes", a delightful ballad that plays with emotions from start to end.

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Ireland | True Tides - "Break the silence"


Irish band True Tides have a new single on offer. It's entitled "Break the silence". It's pure entertainment, with a very fun melody and an extremely solid vocal and instrumental work. Great music, in all senses!

Thursday, October 01, 2020

Ireland | Arlene - "Send me any sign"


Hailing from Roscommon, Arlene Feeley is an up-and-coming artist who wowed us with her blends of sounds. Her music includes pop, R&B, soul, rock and urban beats, all wrapped around a modern twist of electronic instruments. Here you can check "Send me any sing", a song in which you can appreciate her sounds and her impressive vocal performance.

Monday, September 07, 2020

Ireland | Jedward - "Extraordinary"


After some time without new music, power twin duo Jedward are back on track! The Irish guys have just released "Extraordinary", a song that brings an electronic kind of pop that we seldom listen from their country.

Wednesday, September 02, 2020

Ireland | Robert Grace - "Fake fine"


Robert Grace is an Irish artist, songwriter and producer from Kilkenny. He has just released "Fake fine", and we cannot stress it enough: it's an amazing song! It has such an entertaining melody, especially during the chorus.

Saturday, August 22, 2020

Ireland | The Coronas - "True love waits"


Time to listen to a new single by The Coronas! The Irish lads have recently released "True love waits", an endearing ballad. The lovely atmosphere it creates is enhanced by the videoclip, which shows a collection of moments of the band spending time together.

Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Ireland | Dermot Kennedy - "Giants"


Irish singer Dermot Kennedy returns to our site to show his most recent single. It is called "Giants", and it brings a well-paced pop-rock that draws emotional feelings thanks to Dermot's interpretation. The song is part of his debut album, "Without fear".

Monday, August 17, 2020

Ireland | Aimée - "Naked"


Irish singer Aimée has just released a potent new single. Wrapped in synth pop sounds, "Naked" delivers a message to empower women to embrace their own beauty.