Following the conclusion of BBC Radio 1's Big Weekend festivities on Sunday evening, the station dedicated its BBC Introducing show solely to new and emerging artists from Northern Ireland. It was not only great to hear two hours of some of the blog's favourite artists from 'our wee province' (plus Ryan Vail), but it was also fantastic to discover some artists who hadn't crossed our path to date.
Artists such as Niall Kearney, who records under the name Lonely Beaches. Hailing from Derry but based in Brighton, the project is electronic-based, yet still carries a great warmth. The best track to its name so far is "Force of Love", a track which sounds like a dance-orintated version of Beach House. The track is available to download for free, which I'm sure we can all agree is a very reasonable price indeed.