Warriors of the Dystotheque

July 14th, 2017 by

Warriors of The Dystotheque is the brain child of Jonny Mac, an Irish DJ & Producer, who this last 15 years has regularly DJ’d across the globe alongside the likes of Phil Hartnoll, The Prodigy’s Leeroy, Shaun Ryder & Bez from The Happy Mondays, and many more. WotD are composed of DJ / Producer / Engineers/ Musicians Jonny […]


Gnarkats – Something to Say

July 8th, 2017 by

Belfast quartet Gnarkats are something of a beacon of hope amongst an increasingly over-saturated wave of new alt-rock outfits. Having been around the block for the past few years, the outfit bring to minds the likes of Pavement, whilst remaining staunch purveyors of their own brand of fuzz-soaked noise. Listen to new offering ‘Something to Say’, below, […]


Floating Ballroom

July 3rd, 2017 by

Joe Geaney, aka Tipperary’s Floating Ballroom, is a name you’ll likely be hearing much of in the coming months. With a sound rooted firmly in the atmospherics of Cologne-style ambient electronica, but bearing the hallmarks of the Detroit / Berlin futuristic motorik style, this emerging Irish producer may only be beginning to pick up pace, […]


Win a pair of passes to Castlepalooza 2017

June 26th, 2017 by

With a lineup boasting the likes of Le Galaxie, Wild Beasts, David Kitt, Shit Robot, Bitch Falcon, I Have A Tribe, Daithi, Le Boom, Aik J, and many more homegrown talents, Castlepalooza 2017 should make for a grand one. Taking place 4-6 August in the grounds of Charleville Castle, Tullamore, State has a pair of […]


Ghostpoet to headline the Button Factory in October

June 26th, 2017 by

With the news of new album Dark Days + Canapés due for release on the 18th of August via Play It Again Sam, London’s experimental spoken word king Ghostpoet (Obaro Ejimiwe) has announced a headline show for the Button Factory on the 24th of October. Of the new LP, Obaro says; “there’s a sort of […]


Win a pair of tickets to St Vincent in the Olympia

June 21st, 2017 by

St Vincent, aka the eminently talented Annie Clark, has announced a Dublin show for the Olympia Theatre on October 20th, as part of her wider Fear The Future tour which is set to take in dates across the UK, Europe, and the US. While global fan pre-sale begins on June 27th and general on-sale for the […]


Nils Frahm set for Irish shows

June 21st, 2017 by

Berlin-based pianist and composer Nils Frahm has announced two upcoming Irish shows. The influential electronica and contemporary music maestro will play Dublin’s NCH on the 26th of February 2018, and Belfast’s Mandela Hall on the 27th. Having taken something of a hiatus in this year, Frahm’s return to the live stage promises to feature new material, […]


Watch: Show Me The Body – ‘Trash’

June 20th, 2017 by

With a highly anticipated show coming up this Saturday, June 24th, in Dublin’s Bello Bar, Show Me The Body have shared a fairly freaky video for latest single ‘Trash’. Drawing comparisons to the likes of Death Grips, Girl Band, Sleaford Mods, and Ho99o9, the experimental NYC outfit tear through two and a half minutes of jagged […]


Rory Nellis – All I Ever Wanted Was A Chance

June 16th, 2017 by

We’ve featured the delightfully husky tones of Belfast singer-songwriter Rory Nellis before, and with latest single ‘All I Ever Wanted Was A Chance’, it’s easy to see why (or hear, really). Taken from his forthcoming album There Are Enough Songs In The World, the track marks a considerable progression from the introspective acoustic balladry Nellis has honed […]


Group Zero – ‘Pyramid of Light / Love and The Present’

June 15th, 2017 by

Having released the exquisite Structures and Light as Group Zero just a few months back, Cathal Cully (Girls Names) has followed up the heady electronic collection with a brand new video reflecting ‘Pyramid of Light’ & ‘Love and The Present’, two of the album’s more serene pieces. It’s directed by Dublin-based visual artist Dorje De Burgh, who says “The visual […]


Katie Kim, Pleasure Beach, Katie Laffan & more for Wellington Weekender

June 14th, 2017 by

Taking place 16-18 June in the Workman’s Club, Dublin, The Wellington Weekender have announced that Katie Kim, Pleasure Beach, Katie Laffan, Aoife Nessa Frances, and more will provide the musical festivities over the weekend. There’ll be DJs, BBQs, whiskey tasting, plus Steve Bennett hosting a good, old fashioned Hipster Bingo. Whatever that is. Best thing is, […]


Bon Iver to play Sounds from a Safe Harbour

June 13th, 2017 by

Having recently taken over Monday at Forbidden Fruit in the grounds of the RHK, Bon Iver has been named as a headliner for Cork’s upcoming Sounds from a Safe Harbour, which takes place 14-17th of September. Justin Vernon, the man behind the Bon Iver guise, has been revealed as the top billing for Cork Opera […]


Forbidden Fruit – Sunday – Royal Hospital Kilmainham, Dublin

June 9th, 2017 by

In terms of footfall, Forbidden Fruit 2017 immediately extends to us a bizarre dichotomy between its size and patronage. Entering the grounds of the RHK, there’s a noticeable swell in brightly-garbed, gurning youths peacocking around under rays of sunshine; far more so than the ‘too-much-of-a-good-thing’ crowd straggling outside the gates would suggest has landed here […]


Win a pair of tickets to Royal Blood, At The Drive-In, & Black Honey

June 8th, 2017 by

With the frankly beautiful announcement that At The Drive-In and Black Honey will support Royal Blood on their upcoming tour, including a 3Arena date on the 26th November, State has a pair of tickets to give away to see the alt-rockers do their proverbial thang. The run of shows is set to be Royal Blood’s biggest headline tour to […]