>New Irish Music – Track of the Month January 2011

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With New Irish Music having filtered through Ireland’s emerging talent over the past four week’s and choosing the worthy Tracks of the Week in the process, it’s now time for the four winners from January to battle it off for the coveted title of NIM Track of the Month.

Check out the nominees below and keep an eye over at NIM for the winner.




The Vagabonds ’46a’ 

A love-lorn tale strongly reminiscent of the spoken-word self deprecation of Whipping Boy. Taken from the EP ‘Another Victory for Hysteria‘ and produced by Stephen Street of The Smiths and Blur fame.



Funeral Suits‘Colour Fader’   

Dreamy brilliance, which shimmers and glows. Tranquil and uplifting in equal measures, it draws on the likes of MGMT, yet sounds wholly original throughout. Taken from their debut album which is due later this year.





Sushi Blu‘It’s Harder Not To Care About Someone Than It Is To Care About Them’ 

The marmite entry. With hints of Paolo Nutini present, this 18-year-old is a raw singer-songwriter but there’s enough talent lurking lurking in those raspy vocals and introspective lyrics to warrant a place on the board.





Ham Sandwich – ‘Ants’ 

Outstanding video for a charming song from last year’s underrated White Fox LP. With backing vocals reminiscent of The National, this is a slow-building gem which morphs from a hazy lullaby into a full on anthem. 


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