The 9th annual Community Skratch Games set for Bierhaus, Galway

March 4th, 2015 by

If you’re partial to a bit of turntablism magic and fancy heading along to see some of the best record-manipulators around, then look no further than the Bierhaus, Galway this coming April 4th and 5th.  Featuring the likes of DJ Chile, Noid the Droid and Zinc, Darcy, Symatic & Kutclass as well as live performances from […]

Calvin Harris announced as Tennents Vital headliner

March 4th, 2015 by

It has been announced that Calvin Harris will headline Tennents Vital this coming August 29th.  The one day festival, located at Belfast’s Boucher Road Playing Fields, will also feature performances from Ellie Goulding, John Newman, Disciples and Burns.  Make sure and get a ticket, here, when they go on sale this Friday the 6th of […]

Colm Mac Con Iomaire announces new album, launch party

February 27th, 2015 by

Traditional music fiddle hero Colm Mac Con Iomaire (The Frames, The Swell Season) has announced the release of his second full-length record, And Now The Weather (Agus Anois An Aimsir), which drops on the 17th of April via Plateau.  To celebrate, Colm is launching the album in The Pavillion Theatre, Dun Laoghaire this coming Friday, May 29th.  Tickets for the […]

More names added to Belfast’s AVA festival

February 27th, 2015 by

Having already released the details for what is set to be an amazing electronic music event in the heart of Belfast’s Titanic Quarter, AVA festival have today released the first wave of details of who will be speaking at the conference portion of the one-day event.  Adam Smith (Chemical Brothers AV Director/Video Director), DJ Nu-Mark (Jurassic 5), the Vice […]

Shine Belfast 20th Anniversary celebrations continue

February 27th, 2015 by

In what has been a stellar series of events marking Shine Belfast’s 20th year of bringing the party to the people, details of the next event have been released.  Techno overlord and creative conquistador Richie Hawtin will bring his M_nus label to the Mandela Hall, Belfast, for a show that also boasts Phil Kieran, Miniminds […]

Cronin to release new EP

February 27th, 2015 by

Irish indie five-piece Cronin will release their latest creation, the ‘Nelson Riddle’ EP, this March 2nd.  Recorded in their own home studio, Transmission Rooms Ireland, which has seen the likes of Kodaline and The Strypes stand behind the mixing desk, Cronin’s forthcoming EP bears a more robust, matured sound than earlier works.  Have a listen to […]

BD Festival (formerly Barn Dance) announces lineup

February 27th, 2015 by

Ireland’s finest one-day festival, BD (formerly Barn Dance), have announced that Leftfield, along with Benoit and Sergio, Ben Sims, Omar S, The hot Sprockets and more will descend on Glendalough House, Co. Wicklow this April 3rd.  Plus, it’s bring your own, so you’ll only need to grab a ticket, which are €60 and are available […]

Malojian – Communion Girls

February 23rd, 2015 by

Ahead of the release of his new album Southlands, which drops on May 18th, Malojian (Stevie Scullion) has shared the video for ‘Communion Girls’, the first single to be taken from his forthcoming full-length.  It’s lo-fi, melodic and really quite beautiful, with Scullion’s vocals soaked with emotion and creative introspection.  The animated church setting is quite befitting, then. […]

Twin Atlantic set for the Limelight 1, Belfast

February 23rd, 2015 by

Following on from the success of last year’s The Great Divide, Scottish rockers Twin Atlantic have announced that they’ll be playing the Limelight 1, Belfast, this coming May 1st, as part of their wider tour.  Fusing rock, punk and now with a mature focus on the compositional complexities of a great pop record, Twin Atlantic should deliver […]

Jape releases new single ‘Absolutely Animals’

February 23rd, 2015 by

Richie Egan and co. have been deservedly riding high as of late.  Their latest record This Chemical Sea has seen enormous critical success and the tour has seen them play packed-out shows across Ireland and Europe.  The magic touch perhaps?  Probably more to do with the fact that Jape are making excellent music, and new single ‘Absolutely […]

Idlewild – Everything Ever Written

February 23rd, 2015 by

Having been around the block a few times (for two decades, essentially), Idlewild aren’t exactly the most complex of creatures to wrap one’s ears around.  We know what they do well – melodic hooks, chord progressions that more often than not surprise and welcome the listener, and tight, well-oiled compositions that range from the raw […]

More acts added to the Longitude bill

February 21st, 2015 by

Having already gained a reputation for having one of the most interesting and diverse lineups in festival land, Longitude has added a further seventeen acts to the list.  Now appearing are: James Blake, The Vaccines, Metronomy, Todd Terje, Pusha T, Danny Brown, Glass Animals, Everything Everything, Toro Y Moi, Daphni, Jose Gonzalez, Catfish And The Bottlemen, […]

Watch the new video from Girl Band

February 20th, 2015 by

In celebration of their forthcoming U.S. tour dates and the release of a special edition 12″, Dublin’s most savage noise-rock proponents Girl Band have shared the jarring new video for their cover of Blawan’s ‘Why They Hide Their Bodies Under My Garage?’  Watch the video below and find out why indeed, they hide their bodies under […]


February 19th, 2015 by

Having just released their 6th studio LP Man It Feels Like Space Again, POND have set out to bring their brand of sweetly melodic, at times raw psychedelic rock, and ever interesting sounds on tour across the many festivals and venues that Ireland, the UK, and Europe has to offer.  Ahead of their show tonight at Whelan’s, […]