Video: Slim Twig – Maintain The Charade

November 3rd, 2014 by

DFA Records’ Slim Twig has released the first audio-visual example of what to expect when his debut LP, A Hound At the Hem, drops in the UK on the 1st of December.  Suitably spooky and beautifully constructed, the video for ‘Maintain The Charade’ should be more than enough to implore you to explore the work of this […]

Supporting acts announced for FMC Tour 2014

November 3rd, 2014 by

The six supporting local acts for this year’s First Music Contact tour have been announced as Hags in Limerick, Galway’s Voids, Cork’s Neon Atlas, Dundalk’s Youth Mass, Imploded View in Kilkenny and Plutonic Dust in Dublin.  Sure to be an unmissable set of shows, each local act has been handpicked by FMC’s music discovery site in an effort to bring you the latest up and coming Irish talent. […]

Video: Kormac – White Noise feat. Speech Debelle

November 2nd, 2014 by

Having cut his teeth by re-imagining the creative possibilities with bargain bin, long-forgotten vinyl, Kormac has come anew.  This time around, the basis for his productions are real-time, real-life recordings of some of the most prolific musical and cultural icons to be found throughout the British Isles, layered upon studio sessions helmed by Kormac and his […]

Queens Of The Stone Age – Belfast

August 22nd, 2014 by

Tonight, as the penultimate Belsonic event graces Belfast city, Custom House Square is hosting the inimitable Queens of the Stone Age, one of the biggest bands to have ever been involved with the annual mini-festival. Approaching the open air venue which is nestled between the city’s Cathedral and Titanic quarters, the atmosphere surrounding the square […]

Jungle – Jungle

July 28th, 2014 by

Having created something of viral-media monster last year with their dangerously infectious releases ‘Platoon’ and ‘Busy Earnin’,’ Jungle, until fairly recently, have been shrouded in a sort of psuedo-funkadelic mysteriousness. The West London duo, Josh Lloyd-Watson and Tom McFarland, despite any early anonymity, are fast becoming known for creating the kind of sound that eschews […]

Rodrigo y Gabriela – 9 Dead Alive

April 28th, 2014 by

Back after a brief hiatus, once again Rodrigo Sanchez and Gabriela Quinetro have proved that they are the personification of sonic beauty, complexity and skill. Their first album of original material in five years, the virtuosos have created a collection of tracks that, whilst resonate soundly in the present, plumb the depths of the past […]

65daysofstatic – Belfast

January 21st, 2014 by

Tonight, as the alleged day of rest draws to a close, Belfast’s Limelight 2 looks to be fighting off the urge of peaceful slumber as it hosts the final 65daysofstatic Irish date. The fact that it’s a school night and a Sunday hasn’t seemed to put off the masses though; by 8.20 pm the venue […]