Simi Crowns to support Mos Def at Dublin’s Vicar Street

November 21st, 2014 by

Once upon a time, the phrase “Irish Hip-Hop” would have been considered either an hilarious in-joke or a complex philosophical impossibility.  Thankfully those days are long gone, for Ireland’s blossoming hip-hop scene seems to be going from strength to strength.  Presently, there is no more poignant an example than Dublin rapper and all round good-guy […]

u:mack presents Autechre at District 8

November 20th, 2014 by

One of the most respected and prolific acts associated with the Electronica genre, Autechre are set to make a rare appearance at District 8 on the 19th of December.  Having built a solid reputation for creating glitchy, intricate and inimitable electronic music, the Warp records stalwarts are a fine example of an act whose reputation precedes them, […]

Cathy Davey, We Cut Corners for 25th Whelans Xmas

November 20th, 2014 by

Continuing their 25th anniversary celebrations, Whelans will be holding a special Christmas event featuring Cathy Davey, We Cut Corners and more on the 2nd of December.  With a reputation for consistently showcasing the best of Irish music and artists from further afield, this event should be nothing short of sweet, festive goodness.  Davey, presently one […]

Video: Jape – The Hearts Desire

November 19th, 2014 by

Giving us the major freak-outs in the best way possible, Jape’s new video for ‘The Hearts Desire’ is a swirling, hypnotic explosion of colour and cool.  The track ain’t half bad either.  Take a look below and quietly contemplate the release of their fifth studio album The Chemical Sea,  due for release on January 23rd.

Orla Gartland for Sugar Club takeover

November 18th, 2014 by

Dublin indie-pop songstress Orla Gartland has announced that she’ll be taking over The Sugar Club on the 15th of February for two shows in one day.  With supporting credits for the likes of Bastille, John Newman and Kodaline, as well as having won-over the festival crowds at Electric Picnic and Independence, Gartland is quickly becoming a […]


November 17th, 2014 by

Hailing from Vancouver, apostrophic (Colin O’Hearn by day), is creating the kind of dreamy, ambient soundscapes that one might attribute to living in a location as naturally beautiful as British Columbia.  O’Hearn’s mantra is a straightforward one: employing a mixture of hardware and software, the creative end is to make music that unfolds like a film or […]

Los Campesinos! – When Christmas Comes

November 17th, 2014 by

Getting us well into the festive spirit, Los Campesinos! have shared ‘When Christmas Comes’, the lead single from their upcoming Christmas EP  ‘A Los Campesinos! Christmas’, released on December 8th.  Picture an open fire, twinkling tree lights and the scent of mulled wine wafting in from the kitchen, all while getting into the true spirit of […]

Cloud Castle Lake announce Xmas show at The Grand Social

November 13th, 2014 by

Having garnered some serious recognition and applause with their debut EP ‘Dandelion’, Dublin trio Cloud Castle Lake have announced a special Christmas show at The Grand Social on the 22nd of December.  Considering too that the band have been cutting their teeth supporting the likes of Glasser and Nigel Goodrich’s Ultraísta, their upcoming show should be […]

Scratch My Progress Vol.3 launches tonight at Belfast’s The Oh Yeah Centre

November 12th, 2014 by

Tonight, in the heart of Belfast’s blossoming Cathedral Quarter, The Oh Yeah Centre will play host to it’s third Scratch My Progress EP launch, which features contributing tracks from Hurdles, Matthew Duly, Hot Cops, Serotonin and R51.  These five up and coming local acts will play live, showcasing their hard-work and dedication as students of the centre’s in-house talent development program.  It’s £5 in […]

Gavin James set for Olympia Theatre show

November 11th, 2014 by

Gaining serious momentum from his debut EP, ‘Say Hello,’ Dublin singer-songwriter Gavin James will be bringing his sweet, silky tones to the Olympia Theatre this coming March 20th.  Well known for his virtuoso vocal technique, his mastery of the falsetto and colourful guitar playing, James’ live performances are an emotional, if not cathartic experience.  Best bring the […]

Sau Poler

November 11th, 2014 by

It’s not often that an artist whose sound has been shaped and inspired by heavyweights like Apex Twin, Boards of Canada and Bonobo, is able to stand out on their own and create music that does much more than reiterate past influences.  Enter Sau Poler.  This intriguing young man from a small town outside of Barcelona […]

Death From Above 1979 to begin European tour at The Academy

November 7th, 2014 by

Having recently released their first album in 10 years, ‘The Physical World,’ Death From Above 1979 have announced that they will be kicking off their European tour at The Academy on the 20th of February.  Known for infectious hooks and a garage-rock meets savage-disco mentality, their upcoming tour should be nothing short of raw, energetic […]

Adrain Crowley to launch new album Some Blue Morning live in Tower Records

November 5th, 2014 by

This Saturday, November 8th, Adrain Crowley will mark the launch of his new LP ‘Some Blue Morning;’ released on Friday the 7th, by giving a live performance in Tower Records, Dawson Street at 3pm.  Crowley’s 7th album, ‘Some Blue Morning’ is one of the most highly anticipated Irish releases of the year and as such, this celebratory, […]

National Concert Hall announces Philip Glass, Nils Frahm and more for ‘Perspectives 2015’

November 5th, 2014 by

The National Concert Hall has announced its line-up for ‘Perspectives 2015,’ a multi-event showcase featuring some of Ireland’s most renowned musicians, as well as a performance from legendary minimalist composer Philip Glass. Pretty exciting, eh?  Running from Wednesday the 21st of January until Wednesday, June 17th, the eight ‘Perspectives 2015’ events will feature performances from the […]