Artists and labels like many have been hit hard by the pandemic. Touring is off the cards for the foreseeable and most of their revenue streams are drying up quickly. On March 20 Bandcamp made the decision to give artists all of the profits from music sold for 24 hours. It was welcome move from the online store and the music community responded by spending a huge $4.3million on music and merch. That’s 15 times the normal amount spent on the site on a Friday!
With the positive response and continuation of the pandemic’s negative effects, Bandcamp have decided to waive their revenue share for all sales on Bandcamp from midnight to midnight PDT on the first Friday of each month for the next three months.
With this in mind we’ve curated a list of our favourite records, new and old that you should pick up to help support artists in this time of need.
Delush – The Journey To Zero
Debut album from Berlin-based Irish singer and producer delush.
ELLLL – Febreeze w/ G.E.O. Crop Mix
MuRli X King Pallas – Brick by Brick
New one created in isolation from Rusangano’s MuRli and Kind Pallas. Highly recommend his ‘The Intangibles‘ EP too.
Denise Chaila – Down
First release from Denise Chaila since her excellent ‘Copper Bullet’ EP.
Mango x Mathman – Casual Work
Debut album from two of Dublin’s finest. Also released a recent remix of ‘Lonely Nights’ with Loah.
Loah – Nothing (Elaine Mai Remix)
Powerful remix, merch also available here.
Gaptoof – Looks Like Rain
Album from Soft Boy Records‘ instrumental wizard. Has also started remix series with a new take on Earl Sweatshirt’s ‘Molasses’.
Kojaque & Luka Palm – Green Diesel
Collaborative project from two of Soft Boy Records’ crew. Cop it or any of the other Soft Boy releases below.
Uly – Cold Water
Calm and intimate cut from Uly.
Gemma Dunleavy – If I’m Down
Catchy pop with thumping drums.
God Knows – Who’s Asking?
Recent EP from God Knows featuring a boatload of Ireland’s finest released via Fly High Society.
Royal Yellow – May The First
Groovy blend of trip hop, electronic and jazz.
CBAKL – Wisdom Is Misery
Beautiful, dusty album from Portrush beatmaker CBAKL.
Hazey Haze – Is Mise
Ritious album from Limerick’s answer to Meechy Darko.
Uwmami – Uwmami Presents: Summer Series
Collaborative project from producer, singer, songwriter Uwmami.
Gavindavinci – Please, don’t listen to my shit if you love me
New mixtape from PX member and Tipperary native Gavindavinci.
Nuxsense – Non-Linear
O.G tape from Dublin hip hop crew.
Bucket load of releases from the Cork based collective, their whole back catalog is available for the first time on Bandcamp. Few favourites are Ghostking Is Dead’s ‘Fever Dreaming’, ‘Established Form’ from Matthew Xavier Corrigan which comes with a video and their ‘october 2017 – october 2019’ compilation tape.
Sim Simma – Who Got The Keys? Sim Simma Riddims Vol. 1
A collection of instrumental tracks from the Sim Simma crew.
Muddy, emotive shoegaze from Dundalk band.
Merch available on the folk duo’s bandcamp including tote bags.