Since I’m in Ireland for a spell I thought I’d post some of our favorite new Irish music of the past year—some of which may not have permeated Stateside music minds.

Talos is essentially Cork-based Eoin French, though on the O Sanctum EP, he’s joined by Josh Sampson (percussion), Sam McNicholl (percussion and vocals), David O’Connell (strings and keyboards), Sonny Sampson (bass), and Alex Sampson (guitar and vocals).

Check out “Your Love Is An Island” and “Reborn,” below. They’re heady electronic-inflected ballads—sometimes brooding, sometimes transcendent. Sound writing and solid production. Enjoy.