Gig round-up: Other Voices Derry, Trivium and more

January 10th, 2014 by

Before we sign off for the weekend here’s some gig news we missed: Other Voices Derry was announced late last year and, as you might have seen, Poliça, George Ezra and Foy Vance are the first three acts to be announced for the event’s second go round at the city’s Glassworks venue. The Music Trail, […]


Leaders of Men to release new single

January 10th, 2014 by

Tallaght indie quintet Leaders of Men have announced a new single to be released on Valentine’s Day. ‘For Want of a Better Word’, from their recent Alexander House EP. the band are set to release their debut album later in the year. Listen to ‘At Ease’:


Une Pipe – Serge de Plaisir EP

January 10th, 2014 by

The result of two year’s hard work, Une Pipe‘s Serge de Plaisir EP is part artful sonic dissonance, part in-your-face rock. Originally a solo outfit for Corkonian Brendan Riordan, Une Pipe has now expanded to become a full band, and the four tracks on offer here (each longer than the last) present them in differing […]


Beach

January 10th, 2014 by

Beach had an encouraging end to 2013 with the release of their tremendous Space EP. The coming year is now brimming with promise, thanks to those five songs; songs of caustic heart and undeniable quality. They proved that not only could they find beauty in the words of singer Dave Barrett and the aching voice […]


Wild Beasts set for the Olympia

January 8th, 2014 by

Fresh off releasing ‘Wanderlust’ yesterday, indie quartet Wild Beasts are set to play the Olympia Theatre, Dublin on 29th March. They release fourth album, Present Tense, on 21st February. Read our thoughts on ‘Wanderlust’ here. Tickets are €23.40 and go on sale via ticketmaster.ie this Friday (10th January).


New Wild Beasts – ‘Wanderlust’

January 8th, 2014 by

It has been nearly three years since Smother and just over two since Wild Beasts last played in Ireland at Other Voices 2011 (pictured above), and it is really great to hear some new material from Kendal’s finest. ‘Wanderlust’ finds the band in fine form and boasting a greater electronic tinge this time around. Otherwise, […]


Two Academy dates for the Strypes

January 7th, 2014 by

Blues rock whipper-snappers the Strypes have announced their return to the Academy. The Cavan quartet will perform at the Dublin venue on 11th and 12th April. The first date features support from the Hot Sprockets, while Children of the Son open on the 12th. Tickets for both dates cost €25 and go on sale this […]


Jools Holland announces Dublin date

January 7th, 2014 by

Jools Holland will bring his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra to the Bord Gais Energy Theatre on 17th October. The Later… host and pianist will have guest vocalists Ruby Turner and Louise Marshall as well as his former Squeeze cohort Gilson Lavis on drums. Tickets are €49.50 and go on sale this Friday (10th January) at […]


Spies to make Cork return

January 7th, 2014 by

After premiering material from their Distant Shorelines EP in London last month, Dublin’s Spies have announced a date at the Pavilion in Cork on 30th January. The gig will be put on with the help of The Point of Everything‘s Eoghan O’Sullivan. The gig is free, and you can download Distant Shorelines from the indie […]


New Girl Band song – ‘Lawman’

January 7th, 2014 by

Dublin four-piece Girl Band have made their comeback track, ‘Lawman’, available to stream ahead of four upcoming Irish shows. After few Dutch and British dates, the band play: 30th Jan – Bourke’s Bar, Limerick 1st Feb – Crane Lane Theatre, Cork 8th Feb – Whelan’s, Dublin 13th Feb – Róisín Dubh, Galway The single itself […]


Beyoncé – Beyoncé

January 6th, 2014 by

Self-titling an album midway through your career can mean many things. For Fleetwood Mac, it marked the rise of the Buckingham-Nicks axis; for Blur, it signalled a departure from the jovial parochialism that had served them so well; and for Beyoncé, it’s a liberation from her Superwoman image but not necessarily from all the confusing […]


Overhead release new track

January 6th, 2014 by

Overhead, the Albatross have released a new track to mark their appearance at this week’s Whelan’s Ones to Watch. ‘Telekinetic Forest Guard’ was recorded at RTÉ for Dan Hegarty’s 2FM show last summer and can be downloaded for free from the band’s Bandcamp page. Over eight minutes, the song’s chiming, slow build gives way to […]


State’s gigs of the week, 6th-12th January

January 6th, 2014 by

Cork Monday Sharon Shannon | 8pm, Savoy | €30 | Popular trad veteran. Dublin Wednesday to Saturday Whelan’s Ones to Watch – 50+ new bands | Whelan’s/Upstairs in Whelan’s/the Village | €5 per day/€10 for all four days | Wexford St venue get their tips for 2014 in early. Thursday Finbar Furey | 8:30pm, Vicar […]


State’s gigs of the week, 30th December – 5th January

December 30th, 2013 by

Belfast New Year’s Eve Simian Mobile Disco, Fake Blood | 9:30pm, QUBSU | £18-20 | Shine’s NYE bash features James Ford on the decks. Sunday Lisa O’Neill | 8pm, Black Box | £5 | The start of the Cavan woman’s first headlining tour. Cork New Year’s Eve Mick Flannery | 8pm, Cork Opera House | […]