Jape set for 2015 European Tour

December 3rd, 2014 by

To mark the release of his new LP The Chemical Sea, which drops on the 23rd of January, Jape (Richie Egan and Friends) has announced a tour of Europe that will see him play dates in Sweden, Germany, France, Ireland and more, in early 2015.  New single ‘Seance of Light’, the second track to be taken from […]

Idlewild announce Irish tour dates

December 3rd, 2014 by

Having recently regrouped to work on a new album after entering an indefinite hiatus in 2010, legendary Scottish indie outfit Idlewild have announced a series of shows across Europe and the UK to mark the release of their upcoming LP Everything Ever Written, which is due for release on February 9th.  You can catch them at the Limelight […]

New music from The Waterboys

December 3rd, 2014 by

Rock’n’roll stalwarts The Waterboys have announced the release of new album Modern Blues for January 19th.  Following on from 2011’s An Appointment with Mr. Yeates as well as an extensive tour of North America in 2013, Modern Blues was recorded in Nashville, Tennessee and so bears the hallmarks attributed to the legendary Southern musical hub.  Have a look at the […]

Wyvern Lingo – Snow

December 1st, 2014 by

Currently supporting harmony merchant Hozier on his Irish dates, Wyvern Lingo are beginning to well and truly stand out on their own.  ‘Snow’, which you can watch below, and, you should watch, is taken from their EP The Widow Knows, a collection of four sweet and slightly haunting folk-pop songs that will undoubtedly see the trio go far. […]

Le Galaxie set for New Year’s Eve show at Meeting House Square

December 1st, 2014 by

NYF Dublin has announced that Le Galaxie will be added to it’s New Year’s Eve event run at Meeting House Square, Dublin, on the 31st of December.  Still burning brightly from their 2011 debut LP Laserdisc Nights 2, Le Galaxie’s modus operandi is straightforward: face-meltingly, bright and joyous songs and energetic live performances.  As an added bonus, support […]

The Minutes announce New Year’s Eve show at The Workman’s Club

November 28th, 2014 by

Set to kick off 2015 with a filthy, rock’n’roll bang, The Minutes will see in the new year by playing this December 31st in The Workman’s Club.  The Dublin rockers, whose most recent release Live Well, Change Often has seen them pretty much take the stage worldwide, will be joined by special guests yet to be announced, […]

Spank Rock announces new EP for December

November 27th, 2014 by

Hip-hop/EDM extraordinaire and all round lyrical champ Spank Rock has announced that his new EP The Upside will get its official release on December 9th, through Boysnoize Records.  His first release since 2011, The Upside will feature collaborations from Kid Kamillion, Noah Breakfast, and of course, Boys Noize himself.  Get in the mood by watching the video below for new […]

Lake Malawi – Chinese Trees

November 26th, 2014 by

Rising from the ashes of Charlie Straight, former frontman Albert Cerny has returned to the kind of sweetly tinged indie-pop melodies that are designed to brighten up these most dreary of Winter days, this time in the form of his new band Lake Malawi.  New track ‘Chinese Trees’ is jangly, bright and really quite catchy. […]

Video: Axis Of – Wetsuit

November 26th, 2014 by

Northern Irish North Coasters and all-round Punk/Alt-rock powerhouse trio Axis Of have released the video to accompany their new single ‘Wetsuit’.  The first track to be taken from their second LP The Mid Brae Inn, ‘Wetsuit’ is a reminder of the riffage that these chaps continue to bring to the table.  Have a look at the video […]

Video: Runaway Go – Ashes

November 26th, 2014 by

To mark the announcement of their debut album, Belfast’s Runaway Go have released the video for ‘Ashes’, the first single and opening track from the highly anticipated, upcoming LP Alive.  Beginning with ‘Ashes’, a sweet, melody filled indie-pop gem, the band will release one track a month for the next 9 months, giving fans the opportunity to hear […]

Home Beat, Blue Moon Present Lost Wednesday series at the RHA

November 25th, 2014 by

This Wednesday, November 26th, Home Beat is teaming up with Blue Moon for the second in the RHA’s series of Blue Moon Lost Wednesdays.  Showcasing some of Dublin’s most innovative creative forces, the Royal Hibernian Academy will play host to music from the likes of Somadrome and Sleep Thieves, art from the Futures scheme (a mix of […]

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 […]