Sometimes there are exceptions to the rule, an artist so unique, a song that transcends all genres - Amy Whitehouse was like that, and so is Hozier.

Ireland is so proud of Andrew Hozier-Byrne as he wins over the world with his music, especially with you in the US! (He's back touring there in June – for a date near you check here)

But believe me when I say Ireland is a country FULL of great music that PLAYIRISHUSA along with Irishcentral.com want you to hear first! If you've discovered an new artist via PLAYIRISH USA we want to know.

So with that in mind, here is this weeks PLAYIRISH USA: PLAY, SHARE, FOLLOW here

This week's artists:

Hozier (Wickow)

Simply; a great.

Mundy (Offaly) 

Remember the film Romeo & Juliet? Mundy wrote the most gorgeous song for the soundtrack titled "To You I Bestow'. Since then he's had a huge hit with Steve Earle's Galway Girl, and he's back with a new album for y'all.

Kodaline (Dublin)

Still taking over the world.

Hudson Taylor (Dublin) 

About to take over the world.

Roisin O (Dublin)

The media keep choosing this song, so we keep putting it back on the playlists!

Maud In Cahoots (Dublin)

Fronted by sisters Maud and Zoe, MiC are electro-pop at it's best.

The Would Be's (Cavan)

These guys had a huge hit in the 90's and twenty five years later are still writing great tunes.

Younger Wonder (Cork) 

The Irish Times - "Evocative and powerful" ★ ★★ ★ State Magazine - "Practically perfect in every way" ★ ★ ★★ ★

Mkai (Cork) 

A band of four brothers from Cork made their debut EP ‘Waiting’ with producer Rob Kirwan (Hozier, Bell X1, U2, Depeche Mode).

The Hedge Schools (Dublin)

Ex Ten Speed Racer, but teamed up with fellow 'Racer Joe Chester on production, this is a track from the second album from The Hedge Schools.

Hozier features on this week's PlayIrish music playlist.www.hozier.com