Gnarkats – Waves Collide

December 1st, 2016 by

With their debut EP Waves Collide, Belfast’s Gnarkats have delivered a rounded, wholly enjoyable collection of alt-rock that doesn’t mess around. Not content with offering short, sharp bursts of melody, the four-piece have opted to instead follow gut-instincts and let tracks develop and build, allowing them room to breathe. The result is four tracks of rollicking riffs […]

Play the new video game by Glass Animals

November 30th, 2016 by

You read that correctly. Dangerously silky-smooth electro R’n’B outfit Glass Animals have released an extremely addictive desktop and mobile game modelled after their recent ‘Season 2, Episode 3’ single. A platform jumper/shooter, the game – much like the video – sets about creating a nightmarish, pixelated futuristic metropolis and is designed to transport the player […]

Phily Taggart’s Slacker night is coming to Belfast

November 30th, 2016 by

Curated by Radio 1 DJ Phily Taggart, Slacker has proved hugely popular in its native East London, with line-ups a deft mix of genre, styles and sounds. Now, he’s brining to Belfast’s Voodoo on the 22nd of December, and perofromances on the night will come from State favourites exmagician, TOUTS, Brand New Friend, topped off […]

Culture Vultures returns with Hilary Woods, Nialler9, and Bantum

November 30th, 2016 by

Culture Vultures – the acclaimed music and interview event, presented by Irish Times arts writer, Tony Clayton-Lea and co-curated by Andrea Keogh of KPB – returns after a summer run of festival appearances. Taking place on Tuesday, 13 December, Culture Vultures will set up its music/chat stall in The Sound House, Eden Quay, Dublin 1 […]


November 28th, 2016 by

Who are you and where are you from? I’m Ana Perrote and I’m from Madrid! Who are your favourite artists from home? The Parrots and Los Nastys. What’s it really like touring? It’s something impossible to write, I would need every single page of your magazine. It definitely is exhausting, magical and addictive though. What’s your […]

Fleet Foxes to play Iveagh Gardens

November 28th, 2016 by

One of our favourite bands of the last decade, Fleet Foxes have announced a headline show at Dublin’s Iveagh Gardens on Friday, 14th July. Having been absent from Ireland since June 2011, when they played at the Marquee in Cork, the announcement follows the news via Robin Pecknold that the third Fleet Foxes album is almost completed after […]

Robyn G Shiels – If I Were Thy Demon

November 24th, 2016 by

There resides in all of us the capacity for profound pathos; fortunately for the listener, Robyn G Shiels‘ grasp upon his is frequently dragged up to surface-level, offered in only the way a harbinger of doom-folk could, and with ‘If I Were Thy Demon’, the result is a hauntingly introspective, melodic soliloquy. Simple, emotive and with a […]

Watch: OK Go – ‘The One Moment’

November 23rd, 2016 by

Never ones to let us down in terms of visual delight, OK Go have added to their particularly vibrant video canon with latest effort ‘The One Moment’. Colourful explosions, some more explosions, a few, erm, different explosions, all in two shakes of a lamb’s tail, but slowed down – yet another impressive and creative accompaniment […]

Angel Olsen announces Cork, Dublin and Belfast shows

November 22nd, 2016 by

Easily one of the most prolific and captivating artists of the last few years, Angel Olsen has revealed she’ll be stopping by Ireland for a few performances as part of her wider tour in 2017. Olsen, whose latest album My Woman was as groundbreaking as it was engrossing, will play at Vicar Street, Dublin, on 19 May, Cork […]

Watch: Hannah McPhillimy – ‘Ruins’

November 21st, 2016 by

The latest offering from NI singer-songwriter Hannah McPhillimy is one wrought with pathos, but stands out from what we’ve heard from her so far. ‘Ruins’, which is taken from the Wind Machine EP, showcases McPhillimy’s ear for melodic nuance and an engrossing command of the lyric. Accompanied by a new video, which marks her first collaboration with Cinematic Tide, ‘Ruins’ […]

Tune in to 8Radio on 94.3FM

November 19th, 2016 by

Our comrades on the wireless, 8Radio, will be broadcasting live across 94.3FM, in and around Dublin, for the next five weekends,  starting today, and you should most definitely tune in. Our benevolent editor-in-chief, Phil Udell, will be broadcasting regularly (next on 9th December) in a continuing partnership with the station that aims to bring the best […]

Watch LOTS of new Metallica videos

November 18th, 2016 by

Ahead of the release of their new album Hardwired… to Self-Destruct, the mighty Metallica decided to release a music video for each track of the album, including one for bonus track ‘Lords of Summer’. Watch them below in one sitting if you want to, but we’d recommend watching them jam out ‘Enter Sandman’ with children’s toy instruments […]

Gold Panda – Your Good Times Are Just Beginning

November 16th, 2016 by

Accompanying the announcement of his new EP Your Good Times Are Just Beginning, Gold Panda has shared a new video for its title-track. Filmed in Norwich Arts Centre by Robbie Knox, the video was edited by and features imagery from Gold Panda’s touring visual artist Dan Tombs, who has also worked with the likes of East India Youth, Jon Hopkins and Blanck […]

exmagician announce Irish tour for February

November 16th, 2016 by

Belfast jangle-kings exmagician have announced that they’ll be soon hitting the road for an Irish tour. Formerly known as Cashier No. 9, the duo will take in Dublin, Galway, Limerick and Cork during February 2017. Having released one of the albums of the year in Scan The Blue, which was nominated for the recent NI Music Prize, […]