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 […]

Listen: No Monster Club – El Diablo / Parrot Time

March 10th, 2017 by

No Monster Club’s adherence to the weird and wonderful continues to be an inspiration. Ever colourful and with a vibrant musical output, it’s pleasing to see that their latest venture is a compelling one – namely, a brand new two-track EP that sees its release on the 1st of each new month. OK, so it’s the […]

Our Krypton Son – Fleas & Diamonds

March 10th, 2017 by

Derry’s Our Krypton Son, aka Chris McConaghy, has today released a thing of immense beauty with his sophomoric effort Fleas & Diamonds. A singer-songwriter in the truest sense of the craft, McConaghy traverses 12 tracks of intense personal reflection and emotional evaluation, tied together in arrangements that are as sweeping as they are melodic. A deft lyricist, […]

Hiva Oa – Jonny Brazil

March 9th, 2017 by

One of State’s beloved Faces of 2017, Hiva Oa effortlessly strike the perfect balance between heavy and melodic – perhaps no better represented by the emotionally challenging ‘Jonny Brazil’, which is taken from their September 2016 EP mkII (Part 1). Now, the track has a brand new video that State is delighted to premiere. Fittingly poignant, given yesterday’s […]

What’s on Other Voices this Week?

March 9th, 2017 by

Last week saw some tremendous performances from Girl Band, Rusangano Family, Margaret Glaspy, Caoimhin O Raghallaigh and Cormac Begley, and Fangclub, but there’s still more Other Voices ground to cover. Given that this is their 15th series, the quality remains high. Tonight, at 23.25 on RTE2, there will be a special showcase of Irish talent […]

The Amazons

March 6th, 2017 by

Who are you and where are you from? We are The Amazons and we are from sunny sunny Reading. Who are your favourite artists from home? From Reading, Sundara Karma are great. From the UK generally we like Cupids, who’re out on tour with us this month. What’s it really like touring? It’s fun, it’s […]

The Winter Passing announce new EP and tour

March 3rd, 2017 by

The Winter Passing will release a new EP Double Exposure on April 21st and will take in a string of live shows across Ireland and the UK. Fittingly, Whelan’s will host their first Irish show on the 29th of April, with tickets available now from WAV. With Double Exposure, the punk / alt-rock quartet are tipped to create “an incredibly dynamic release that effortlessly […]