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, […]

Mastodon to make their Belfast return

February 19th, 2015 by

Having played a sold out show in the Limelight 1 on their last visit, American heavy-sludge-metallers Mastodon have announced that they’ll play a show at The Ulster Hall, Belfast, this coming June 28th.  Tickets for the show are £25 and are available here from Wednesday the 25th of February.  Miss at your peril…

Du Blonde

February 18th, 2015 by

The reinvention of Beth Jeans Houghton has been a substantial one, and under her new moniker Du Blonde, her musical direction has had an enormous makeover.  Rather than rest on her laurels of years of creating rather unusual yet refreshingly experimental pop orientated music, Houghton is now channeling her inner primal animal through Du Blonde – […]

New TV/Web show ‘The Parlour’ launches in Whelan’s

February 18th, 2015 by

Launched yesterday in Whelan’s, ‘The Parlour’ is a brand new show that aims to provide the best in independent music, performances and insights into the ever changing musical landscape.  It’s filmed in front of a live audience too, and you can take part in a draw each week, here, for a seat to see some of […]

Watch the new video from Glass Animals

February 18th, 2015 by

Glass Animals have been quite the unstoppable left-field pop presence over the past year and their latest single ‘Black Mambo’, due for release on March 23rd, is evidence that they aren’t about to stop anytime soon.  Taken from their debut album ZABA, ‘Black Mambo’ is highly stylised, sleek and darkly satisfying.  The track’s a bit of alright […]

Sea Sessions preliminary lineup announced

February 18th, 2015 by

Now in its eighth year, Bundoran’s Sea Sessions have announced what’s shaping up to be an exquisite lineup.  The legendary Seasick Steve, Example, Maverick Sabre, Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, Jape, Wyvern Lingo, DJ Food and more will be performing at the beach-side festival which runs from Friday, June 19th until Sunday, June 21st.  Many more acts […]

Laura Marling to make her Irish return

February 18th, 2015 by

The inimitable folk singer/songwriter we’ve come to know and love, Laura Marling, has announced two headline Irish shows for this coming May.  Marling, set to release her latest album Short Movie, on March 20th, will play the Olympia Theatre on the 7th of May and the Waterfront, Belfast on the 8th of May.  Exciting, eh?  Tickets are […]