Belfast’s Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival launches 2017 Programme

March 30th, 2017 by

Always on hand to inject some music, film, theatre, comedy, and more into Belfast on a biannual basis, the Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival has revealed its 2017 programme. Kicking off on the 27th of April, and running until the 7th of May, the festival takes over various venues around the city’s much-loved hub for all things creative. […]

Listen to two new tracks from Ryan Vail for World Piano Day

March 29th, 2017 by

In celebration of World Piano Day (WHAT? You DIDN’T know?), Derry’s modern-composer maestro Ryan Vail has recorded two new(ish) tracks in celebration. As comfortable on the ivories as he is the synthesiser’s rotary controls, Vail has delivered ‘We Drift We Wake’, which is brand spanking new, as well as ‘East Berlin’, a “rework of [Vail’s] track that […]

What’s on Other Voices this Week?

March 28th, 2017 by

Having traversed not one, but two excellent SXSW specials, Other Voices returns to our shores for a showcase from Electric Picnic. Great news, indeed, but a double-edged sword in that this episode is the final in a series that has seen some illuminating performances from bands and artists making waves at home and afar. The […]

Watch: Fiction Peaks – ‘Before the End’

March 28th, 2017 by

Set to release their debut album Citizen on Friday 21 April, Dublin five piece indie outfit Fiction Peaks have just dropped a two track EP preview of the record, featuring singles ‘Before The End’ and ‘Jinx’. The former, a slow-burning, gauzy melodic excursion has now been delivered with an accompanying found-footage video directed by Dublin artist Colm Giles. Invoking the […]

What’s On Other Voices this Week?

March 23rd, 2017 by

The dust hasn’t settled quite yet on SxSW, and of course last week’s Other Voices showcased special performances from the Texas multi-venue music extravaganza. But that was only the first part, and tonight there’s more sonic snippets from home and abroad to take in. This, the 15th series of Other Voices, continues to shine a […]

Win tickets to Car Seat Headrest at the Academy, Dublin

March 22nd, 2017 by

One of the USA’s finest indie exports in recent years, Car Seat Headrest have been quietly cultivating a growing Irish fanbase with serious gusto off of the back of 2016’s Teens of Denial. Now set to play two Irish dates at the end of March, we’ve got a pair of tickets to give away to […]

This Ain’t No Disco Episode II

March 21st, 2017 by

If the first episode of This Ain’t No Disco, the latest audio-visual excursion from Donal Dineen and Myles O’Reilly, didn’t catch your attention then this latest in the series should. Following on from December’s debut show, Episode II features a collaboration between Villagers’ Conor O’Brien and Nico Muhly, Brian Mac Gloinn of Ye Vagabonds, Landless and more – […]

Erasure reveal new album, share new single ‘Love You To The Sky’

March 21st, 2017 by

Following on from 2014’s The Violet Flame, as well as the band’s recent 30th anniversary celebrations, Erasure are back with details of a brand new album. World Be Gone, which sees its release via Mute on the 19th of May, sees the award-winning songwriters in a “more reflective mood, giving the world and recent political upheavals a thoughtful examination.” Vince Clarke has […]

Carl Cox, Martin Garrix, and Foy Vance set for Summer outdoor shows in Belfast

March 21st, 2017 by

The summer announcements keep on rolling in, and as Belfast’s Belsonic series moves to Ormaeu Park, the city’s Custom House Square has been freed up and revealed as a location for further outdoor concerts. Lined up to play the iconic space this summer is local singer-songwriter Foy Vance, as well as legendary techno DJ & producer Carl Cox, […]


March 21st, 2017 by

Having found a mutual love for the complex and the heavy within the Belfast gig scene, Danny McCelland and Charlie Cairns, aka WASPS, found little other option than to start their own math-rock outfit (the matching ASIWYFA tattoos a cosmic indicator of sorts). The result was a sound that is both brash and intricate, distilled promisingly […]

Watch: Mastodon – Show Yourself

March 16th, 2017 by

Not ones to shy away from the conceptually strange album, Mastodon continue the weirdness with a brand new video for latest offering ‘Show Yourself’. The track, which is taken from forthcoming new LP Emperor of Sand (out 31 March via Reprise), is a somewhat jovially macabre representation from director Robert Schober, who also directed 2011’s ‘Curl of the Burl’. Watch […]

Forbidden Fruit adds more acts to lineup

March 10th, 2017 by

Joining the likes of Moderat, Flying Lotus, Lisa Hannigan, Maceo Plex, NAO, Motor City Drum Ensemble, Mall Grab, as well as headliners Aphex Twin (!!), Orbital (!!), and Bon Iver (!!), Booka Shade, Tycho, Jax Jones, Hot Chip (DJ Set), Fatima Yamaha, and Snakehips have been added to the already bursting Forbidden Fruit roster. Taking […]

Longitude add Stormzy, The Weeknd, Glass Animals, Skepta, Kaytranada & more

March 10th, 2017 by

Returning to Marlay Park from the 14th – 16th of July, Longitude is returning with some heavy-hitting headliners and a plethora of other artists and bands. Announced so far for the popular summer festival are Skepta, Jack Garratt, Kaytranada, Glass Animals, Mac Miller, Wiley, Dua Lipa, plus many more. Taking up headline duties on the Friday is Stormzy, while Saturday features The […]