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Derry’s Reevah Releases New Single ‘daydreamer’

Derry based Indie-pop artist Reevah is delighted to announce her brand new single ‘daydreamer’, released today.

On the new track Reevah said; “This was one of the first tracks I ever wrote as Reevah. It holds a lot of depth and meaning, however I felt like it was time for a fresh start. Reevah has evolved and grown over the past few years and I knew that this track could take on a new direction in line with how my music has changed and developed.”

In October 2020 myself and the band spent time in The Beekeeper’s residence in Co Clare after restrictions had made it difficult for us to write and record together. The Beekeepers was the ideal setting and location to rediscover this song. We recorded this track solely ourselves. It was a very natural, flowing process and we really wanted to capture this in the recording.

Reevah – Daydreamer

What is Really Important

The theme of this track is prevalent now more than ever – ‘Presently unaware, consumed out of control, my body’s right here but my minds on another road.’ The track highlights how we as humans can become detuned. How our minds can be so preoccupied by external sources, and that we can sometimes forget what is really important to us.”

Reevah’s latest single, ‘You Said, Tell Me’ was released on April 24th 2020 along with her highly anticipated E.P ‘A Different Light’. Both releases garnered substantial backing from key influencers at BBC Introducing, RTE Radio 1 , RTE 2FM, BBC Radio Ulster and more. ‘You Said, Tell Me’ also received significant support from Spotify tastemakers featuring in New Music Friday and several other Spotify editorial playlists.  

In May 2020 it was announced that Reevah was longlisted for the Glastonbury Emerging Talent competition out of 1000’s of entries across the UK. Reevah’s striking vocal and unique presence as a performer also earned her a slot at Ireland Music Week 2020 which celebrates Ireland’s most exciting new talents. 

Reevah’s music is supported by Help Musicians UK, Arts Council Northern Ireland and the PRS Women Make Music Fund marking her assuredly as not only an artist to watch but as an act in high demand.

Reevah’s music is immersive and reflective allowing the listener a chance to escape the speed of life. But it’s her voice, pure, understated and fearless, that stays in the heart and the mind long after the music is over.

Just Push Play on Reevah

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Helmet Set To Play Headline Show at Limelight 2

US alternative rock band Helmet are pleased to announce a headline Belfast show ‘Move On: The Covers and Hits Tour’ at Limelight 2 on 18th May 2022.

Helmet is an American alternative rock band from New York City formed in 1989 by vocalist and lead guitarist Page Hamilton. Since 2010, the band has consisted of Hamilton, drummer Kyle Stevenson, guitarist Dan Beeman and bassist Dave Case.

Helmet has released eight studio albums and two compilation albums. After releasing their debut album, Strap It On (1990), on Amphetamine Reptile, Helmet signed to Interscope Records and released three albums for the label, including the highly successful Meantime (1992), Betty (1994) and Aftertaste (1997). Helmet broke up in 1998, but reformed in 2004, and has since released four more albums ― Size Matters (2004), Monochrome (2006), Seeing Eye Dog (2010) and Dead to the World (2016).

In June 2021 the band released via their website only a limited-edition box set entitled “Move On” featuring 4 x 7” singles including the following covers and live tracks:
Move on (David Bowie) w/ More Bad News live

Mercy (Wire) w/ Rollo live

ETI (Blue Oyster Cult) w/ Blacktop live

I’m only sleeping (The Beatles) w/ Crisis King live

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Cormac Neeson Release New Track “Precious Cargo”

Cormac Neeson, the fearless lead singer of Irish rock act The Answer and performer, singer-songwriter in his own right, releases a brand new atmospheric mood single that showcases his prodigious talent as a versatile composer and vocalist.

Breaking free from any form of music genre pigeon holing, Neeson together with up and coming Northern Irish producer Jonny Fitch (The Sidemen / Emma Horan), have created a sonic masterpiece that channels the sublime dimensions of early Bon Iver with spacious production soundscapes and Neeson’s recognisable yet still unique vocal tones.

The song, co-written by Neeson, Fitch and Alex Francis, channels the strong parental instincts to love and protect the ones we hold close, at all cost and was developed by all three writers during the first Northern Irish COVID lockdown.

Says Neeson, “I actually developed a lot of the vocal ideas for this song during the first lockdown when I didn’t have access to a studio, so I would play and sing through the song every night but very quietly as my two children slept upstairs! Almost by accident, I developed this unusual close, whispering type vocal sound which sparked the idea to evolve the track into a full production. It is definitely a departure from anything I’ve ever released before but I’m very proud of it so we’re going to put it out there!!” 

Precious Cargo comes with a sketch animated video directed by Northern Irish artist / director, Louis Nelson. Neeson came across some sketches that Nelson had left lying around in a recording studio where he was working and thought that his style of sketch animation would lend itself perfectly to portray a form of other worldly escapism that would suit Precious Cargo. Says Neeson “Over a month or so Louis put together a sketch storyboard that conveyed the protection and love of a young family that simply wanted to escape what they saw as a hostile world. Precious Cargo is really all about protecting those you love when the maddening world around you seems so out of kilter with itself!”

Neeson’s co-writer Alex Francis has toured alongside the likes of Stereophonics, James Bay, Sting & Alanis Morissette and his music has been championed by Clash, Time Out & BBC Radio. He has showcased at the Isle of Wight festival twice, opened for Phil Collins in Hyde Park and performed at the London Palladium amongst other impressive touring highlights. 

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