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Moxie – The Dawn of Motion

MOXIE’s new album, The Dawn of Motion, is out now! Stream / buy the album here.

The Dawn Of Motion, sees the sextet combining musical genres like mad scientists let loose in the laboratory, switching from traditional tunes to more polished pop grooves with barely an eyebrow raised… On paper, this shouldn’t work at all and yet somehow it does – beautifully, madly so.” – HOT PRESS

Having joined MOXIE in 2018, Tunisian born singer Julia Spanu, has embraced the Irish culture through her love of music.  Julia’s pop oriented writing style gave MOXIE a chance to expand their musical horizons and craft a new sound. In 2021, they’re establishing a connection between their traditional Irish roots and pop music.


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Moxie – Is Ainm Dom

Presenting the latest single from Alt Folk band, MOXIE. ‘Is Ainm Dom‘ creatively combines both Irish and Arabic lyrics, whilst the music fuses traditional Irish style with a driving African percussive rhythms.

The track will feature on their upcoming album The Dawn of Motion, produced by Jake Birch (Carly Rae Jepsen, Theo Katzman), due for release this summer. Watch the stunning music video above, as premiered by HOT PRESS.

MOXIE‘s sound is a charismatic blend of varied influences, emblematic of the multicultural society we live in. Vocalist & songwriter Julia grew up in the historical city of Carthage, Tunisia, where she learnt the Arabic language and immersed herself in the Tunisian oriental culture. Julia and bandmate Darren wanted to pay homage to each other’s cultures; the weaving of both languages (Gaeilge & Arabic) instantly felt natural due to some of their phonetic similarities. 

The song relates to the meaning of home and the importance of the journey of life that guides us through sunshine & storms. Esmi Hayat’ – ‘Saol Is Ainm Dommeaning Life is my name’.

‘Is Ainm Dom’ was added to RTÉ Radio 1’s playlist and has received global support. We can’t wait to bring you Moxie’s new album!

Stream/buy the track here.

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Moxie – Where I Roam

Moxie are an alternative folk band from the West of Ireland, emerging from traditional Irish music roots.

Moxie’s music seamlessly blends Irish traditional music with different genres; their style represents a unique and colourful illustration of the multicultural society we live in today.

Their career has so far seen  highlights including performing at the Hanoi Opera House in Vietnam in 2016, composing and performing the soundtrack of Prodijig, the revolution and performing their original music in the National Concert Hall with the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra.

Moxie are back in 2021 with a new lead singer/songwriter, Julia Spanu, and a brand new album due for release this Summer.

The new record will display an innovative soundscape where world music has never been so well associated to Irish music – we can’t wait!

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Erire – Time To Shine

What do Simon Cowell, William Orbit, The Shapeshifters and CamelPhat have in common? They are amongst the slew of DJs, artists and record labels, that have worked with London based club diva and singer/songwriter maven, Erire

SGO goes back a ways with Erire, all the way back to the 1990s dance trio 3 Man Island, Rozalla and the longest nights of Rave.

Erire’s new single is ‘Time To Shine’, co-written and produced by Tim Cox (one half of the Rozalla ‘Everybody’s Free’ writing and production team). ‘Time To Shine’ is the perfect celebration of a career stacked with club hits.

The single is out now on all music services – you can stream, buy and download via this link, or listen below.