Update: Damien Rice NOT playing Irish SxSW showcase

January 23rd, 2014 by

UPDATE: It seems as if Damien Rice isn’t now, or was indeed ever, playing this show. In all likelihood, few of you are heading to Austin for South by Southwest this 6th-17th March, but for those of you that are and fancy catching Irish acts that you could quite easily see at home, the full […]


Crayonsmith return to Cork next month

January 23rd, 2014 by

Crayonsmith will play Coughlan’s on 21st Febraury. The melancholy indie-pop trio released their latest album, Milk Teeth, on Out on a Limb last year to critical acclaim. Here‘s the Facebook event page, tickets are €5-7. Watch ‘Chrysalis’ and stream Milk Teeth below. Milk Teeth by Crayonsmith


Dylan Tighe to launch new album at the Grand Social

January 23rd, 2014 by

Dylan Tighe will mark the release of his latest album, Record, with a gig at the Grand Social, Dublin on 13th February. The award-winning singer-songwriter will be joined by Seán Mac Erlaine on bass clarinet & saxophone and Conor Murray on drums with Donal Mac Erlaine on saw & trumpet. Hillary Woods will be the […]


Lucius to play Workman’s in April

January 23rd, 2014 by

Brooklyn’s Lucius will play the Workman’s Club on 19th April. The harmonic indie-pop duo consisting of Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig will release their debut album, Wildewoman, on 28th March. Tickets are on sale from ticketmaster.ie for €15. Stream ‘Nothing Ordinary’ below:


Windings and Land Lovers to release split vinyl album

January 22nd, 2014 by

Windings and Land Lovers will release a split album on 12″ vinyl on 28th February; the release will be shared between Out on a Limb and Popical Island. In a Facebook post, Windings wrote: Ok! So we’re releasing a Split Vinyl Album with our friends Land Lovers, aided and abetted by the good peeps at […]


UPDATE: Kurt Vile to play Cork and Dublin

January 22nd, 2014 by

Update: Vile will also play Whelan’s, Dublin on 7th April. Details to follow. Kurt Vile has announced a European tour, making a stop in Ireland at Cork’s Pavilion on 9th April. The Philadelphian and his band, the Violators, last played in Ireland at last year’s Body & Soul festival (pictured), having released latest album, Walkin’ […]


Asgeir to make Dublin debut

January 22nd, 2014 by

After impressing at Other Voices in December, Iceland’s Asgeir has announced his debut Dublin show at the Sugar Club on 11th April. The anthemic alt-rocker’s English-language debut, In the Silence, will be released here on Friday (24th January), thanks to his success back in Iceland, where its equivalent, Dyrd í dauðathogn, is owned by 10% […]


Goldfrapp to simulcast film Tales of Us in March

January 22nd, 2014 by

Goldfrapp are going to premiere their film, Tales of Us, based on their latest album of the same name, on 4th March as part of a simulcast in cinemas in the US, Europe, New Zealand and Australia. The 30-minute movie follows the interconnected stories of Stranger, Laurel, Jo, Drew and Annabe, all characters from the […]


Initial Life 2014 details released; Four Tet, Joy O among performers

January 22nd, 2014 by

Life Festival will return to Belvedere House, Co. Westmeath from 23-25th May this year, with the likes of Groove Armada, Four Tet, Maya Jane Coles, LFO and Joy Orbison among the biggest names performing at its ninth edition. Irish acts such as Frank B, Lumigraph and Sunil Sharpe are also set to feature. The line-up […]


Tokyo Police Club to make Irish return

January 21st, 2014 by

Canada’s favourite juvenile indie-punks Tokyo Police Club will end their long asbsence from these shores in March when the play Whelan’s. The band will converge on the Wexford St venue on 28th March, shortly after the release of their new album, Forcefield. Tickets are €15, on sale from ticketmaster.ie now. Here’s new single ‘Hot Tonight’:



See this full Son Lux concert ahead of his Workman’s gig on Saturday

January 21st, 2014 by

Coming late last year, Son Lux‘s Lanterns presented a truly bizarre and fascinating aural world that left one wondering how Ryan Lott and his cohorts could recreate it live. The answer, it seems, is with some difficulty and alterations. From viewing this full concert recorded in Belgium last month, it looks like Lott’s compositions have […]


Hospitality coming to Whelan’s in May

January 21st, 2014 by

One bit of gig news we missed last week was the announcement of Hospitality‘s upcoming debut European tour. The synth-flecked indie-pop group will bring the lackadaisical charms to Whelan’s on 24th May. Ticket are €12, available here. The Brooklynites release second album, Trouble, on 27th January. From that album, here’s ‘Rocket and Jets’: Trailer for […]


Pav to hold fourth Dirty Weekender

January 21st, 2014 by

The Pavilion will host its fourth annual Dirty Weekender from 13th-16th February. Over four days, the likes of New Jackson, Sacred Animals, Meltybrains? and HNNY will perform in Cork’s Huguenot Quarter. The event will also feature State.ie art director Simon Roche in conversation with graphic designer Malcolm Garrett. Full details: Thursday 13th: FLOATING JOINTS 8 […]