Ryan McKiernan

18, Irish, Part-Time Londoner, QMUL Student, Owner of TheMusicIntro Blog.

Country Music Is Cool Again

When you think of country music, images of Johnny Cash, line dancing and hillbillies with banjos may spring to mind but a new wave of cool country music is sweeping across the US and slowly but surely it’s spreading on our side of the Atlantic too. The following artists are …

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10 Songs For Your August Playlist

Our music editor Ryan McKiernan lists 10 songs for your August playlist. Sample them and get downloading the ones you like. #1. The Civil Wars-From This Valley httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=btcGAAahSTs #2. 78Violet-Hothouse httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jwr9JwyOHqA #3. London Grammar-Strong httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6drfp_3823I #4. HAIM-The Wire httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Vh0iP5Bzi4Q #5. Drake-Hold On We’re Going Home (Explicit) httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pLf81mr3t88 #6. Kings Of Leon-Supersoaker …

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2013 Music Festival Guide Goes To Ireland

As someone who frequently travels between England and Ireland I can testify to just how easy it is these days to catch a quick flight for a weekend away and believe it or not, thanks to Ryanair, it’s often cheaper than getting the train or bus somewhere in England. Now …

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Artists You’ve Heard But Didn’t Know

Music has long been associated with TV, whenever there’s silence that needs to be filled producers love to stick a song in to add to the scene. Whether you’ve realised it not, these artists have been featured in all the TV shows you watch and chances are you enjoyed their …

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Sort Your Summer Playlist

Struggling to find some killer new musicians to put in your summer playlist? Well, fear not, I’m here to help. Keep reading and check out my top three acts to watch this year. 1. Deap Vally Made up of Lindsey Troy and Julie Edwards, this LA based rock duo, signed …

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2013 Music Festival Guide

With the weather heating up and the sunshades coming out it can only mean one thing, summer is rapidly approaching and lucky for us that not only means lots of BBQs in the park but also that music festivals will be on up and down the country. Read on for …

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