Listen: Swimmers Jackson – ‘Summer’s Here’

May 31st, 2017 by

Perhaps better known for Bouts, as well as for former three-piece Swimmers (amongst others), Niall Jackson’s latest foray into solo musical territory comes in under the guise of Swimmers Jackson, and he’s just dropped a first effort, taken from from an as yet untitled EP. ‘Summer’s Here’, an apt title given the vibrant nature of […]


Shadow Police

May 30th, 2017 by

Belfast’s Shadow Police are something of a breath of fresh air as electronic-indie music grows increasingly commercially sterile. The duo of Daniel Thornton and Matthew Duly, fresh-faced as they may be, are distinctly aware of their chosen genre’s electro-pop forefathers, and latest track ‘Dead Dance’ betrays a nod to the kind of melodic, shimmering timbres of […]


Win tickets to see Agnes Obel in the Olympia Theatre

May 30th, 2017 by

If you caught Agnes Obel’s recent album Citizens of Glass you may well have been found yourself immersed in the kind of transcendental, baroque arrangements that form a darker shade within the experimental folk spectrum. A highly talented multi-instrumentalist and a songwriter with an enviable grasp on the human condition, Obel is a force to […]


Silverbacks – Sink The Fat Moon (EP)

May 23rd, 2017 by

Currently out galavanting across the digital ether (and available to purchase, wink wink), Silverbacks’ new Sink The Fat Moon EP is a work of fuzzed-out insouciance. Cool and uncomplicated noise-rock is the name of the game, and across its five tracks Sink The Fat Moon delivers in spades. Spearheaded by Daniel and Kilian O’Kelly, before […]


Joey Bada$$ will play the Olympia Theatre in October

May 22nd, 2017 by

One of hip hop’s most talented young proponents, Joey Bada$$ will play Dublin’s Olympia Theatre on the 30th of October. The rapper has previously made appearances at the Academy and the Irish festival circuit. Following on from All Amerikkkan Bada$$ and having recently teamed up with Dublin’s Rejjie Snow for ‘Purple Tuesday’, fans are in for […]


Listen to a new EP from Burial

May 19th, 2017 by

Following on from Youth Death / Nightmarket, a nice surprise release from Burial last November, and a recent remix of Goldie’s seminal ‘Inner City Life’, the producer has today quietly put out a new two-track EP. Subtemple / Beachfires is a pretty stunning representation of the kind of murky, dubby soundscapes and haunted synths Burial does so well. Listen to the […]


Grizzly Bear set for Vicar St show

May 19th, 2017 by

With the announcement of new album Painted Ruins (out August 18th via RCA), experimental indie-rockers Grizzly Bear have announced a headline show at Vicar St, Dublin, on the 5th of October. Their fifth full-length record, Painted Ruins is preceded by new track ‘Mourning Sound’, which you can listen to below. Tickets for the Grizzly Bear […]


Details revealed for Forbidden Fruit by Night

May 18th, 2017 by

As is usually the case after the main party winds down, the afterparty becomes of prime importance. In this respect, Forbidden Fruit may well have you covered for another year. Set to takeover some key venues in and around Dublin city centre during the June Bank Holiday weekend, Forbidden Fruit by Night has revealed its […]


RIP Chris Cornell

May 18th, 2017 by

One of the most iconic voices of a generation, Soundgarden and Audioslave frontman, and accomplished solo artist, Chris Cornell has sadly passed away at the age of 52. A statement from his representative, Brian Bumbery says Cornell died on Wednesday night in Detroit. The legendary grunge pioneer was still touring, and had remaining dates to play. […]


Celtronic announces its 2017 headliners

May 17th, 2017 by

Returning to Derry for its seventeenth anniversary (!!) this summer, Wednesday June 28th  – Sunday July 2nd, Celtronic has revealed the headline acts taking over venues like The Guildhall and St Columb’s Hall. Detroit legend Carl Craig, Ellen Allien, Shit Robot, Ben UFO, The Black Madonna, Levon Vincent, Job Jobse, as well as homegrown talent […]


Win tickets to Sun Kil Moon at Vicar St

May 16th, 2017 by

The inimitable Mark Kozelek and his Sun Kil Moon will descend on Vicar St to play their biggest headline Irish show on the 28th of November, as part of a wider tour. Having recently released Common as Light and Love Are Red Valleys of Blood, this is no doubt an opportunity for Kozelek to take the record en […]


San Fermin

May 11th, 2017 by

Who are you and where are you from? We are the band San Fermin and we live in New York. What’s it really like touring? It’s like traveling for business without flying. A lot of sitting around – on the bus, in the green room, in coffee shops. And then at the end of the […]


Bonnie Tyler joins Punchestown Festival lineup

May 11th, 2017 by

WHAT YEAR IS IT?? It’s 2017, buddy, and the year that sees the ’80s take over Punchestown racecourse for a raft of shows under the Punchestown Festival guise. Joining the likes of Culture Club, Tom Jones, ABC, Dr Hook, Roland Gift (Fine Young Cannibals), Deacon Blue, and a fistful of others, is Bonnie Tyler. That’s […]


The National announce Irish dates & share new music

May 11th, 2017 by

Rejoice all ye fans of Ohio alt-indie rockers The National, as they’ve revealed that their new tour will kick off in Ireland this coming September. Set to release new album Sleep Well Beast on September 8th via 4AD, The National will precede a worldwide jaunt with a date at Cork’s Opera House on the 16th […]