2010 is a great year for Irish music. It is the year Irish music truly found its eclecticism. There is no shortage of quality across all genres and even folk and acoustic music is in rude health after years of stagnation and perceived backslapping based around the Whelan’s venue in Dublin.
Step forward another act to add to that particular list – Kasette who release their debut EP A Mixed Tape this week (launched tonight upstairs in Doyles pub, Dublin – €5, 8.30pm).
Formed while on a J1 in Vancouver, school buddies Karen Sheridan, Ailbhe Doherty & Sarah McErlean have been honing their own brand of folky chamber pop which utilises voila, harp, guitar cello and piano along with a soft breathy vocal style. The trio supported Emm Gryner last year and have played in Doyles a few times at The Ruby Sessions. A Mixed Tape is the debut release for this promising new group and it is available for download from Friday through iTunes and downloadmusic.ie.