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 […]

tUnE–yArDs set for 2015 Vicar Street performance

November 4th, 2014 by

Currently embarking on a European tour throughout November, Merrill Garbus’ sonically intriguing tUnE-yArDs will play a series of shows on their home-soil before returning to Ireland for a performance at Vicar Street, Dublin on the 3rd of March.  Given Garbus’ propensity for instrumental and live ferocity, as well as tUnE-yArDs having a reputation for embracing all things experimental, their performance […]

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 […]