Session Motts

September 19th, 2017 by

Who are you and where are you from? Keeley Moss, singer/guitarist in SESSION MOTTS, blogger/investigator at The Keeley Chronicles. As for where I’m from, it’s not where you’re from its where you’re at. Who are your favourite artists from home? Favourite Irish band of all-time: Microdisney Favourite Irish solo artist: Mumblin Deaf Ro Favourite current […]



Body & Soul, Other Voices line-ups for Electric Picnic

July 31st, 2017 by

This year’s Electric Picnic is just around the corner and details of the some of our favourite areas of the festival have appeared. Spread across four music stages, the Body and Soul line-up is as follows: Body&Soul Stage Public Service Broadcasting / Moses Sumney / Aldous Harding / Nick Hakim / HMLTD / New Jackson […]


Talos – Colliding

July 24th, 2017 by

Having impressed us greatly with their live show already this summer, Talos return to the business of promoting debut album Wild Alee with a new single from the record. ‘Colliding’ comes with a suitably epic video, directed by Brendan Canty and shot in the Burren on the west coast.


Chester Bennington RIP

July 20th, 2017 by

Reports are coming in that Chester Bennington of Linkin Park has committed suicide. The 41 year old singer, who had six children, was found hanged in Los Angeles.


WASPS – Which Way Did He Go?

July 18th, 2017 by

Already on their third release since their December debut ‘Godzilla Is Dead’, Belfast duo WASPS make it a hat trick with the short and snappy ‘Which Way Did He Go?’. Combining a sparse math rock sound with a surprisingly nimble way around a melody, it is – in the words of Neil Diamond – a […]


Bitch Falcon – Wolfstooth Reloaded

July 13th, 2017 by

When it comes to bands, few rock quite as hard as Bitch Falcon – which is why it might seem a slight surprise to find them on the bill of this weekend’s Longitude Festival, a hip-hop and electro heavy event if ever there was one (on the first two days anyway). We don’t expect them […]


Coldplay – Croke Park, Dublin

July 10th, 2017 by

“We just want to thank everyone for being here”. Yadda yadda. Chris Martin is sat at his piano in the middle of Croke Park, offering what seems to be the usual platitudes to some 80,000 people. Sure he’s reminiscing about Coldplay coming here in their early days and playing to virtually nobody, but it’s the […]


Public Service Broadcasting – Every Valley

July 7th, 2017 by

No vocalist, an obviously contrived nerdy image and stage names, songs about the Blitz and steam trains – when Public Service Broadcasting first appeared they seemed doomed to depart just as quickly in a novelty haze. Yet eight years later not only are they still here, they’re just about the most imaginative, vital band you’ll […]


Simma Down festival postponed

July 5th, 2017 by

It’s not been a good few weeks for the smaller events on the Irish festival circuit, with BARE In The Woods cancelled last month – followed recently by the Killarney Folk Festival. Now this weekend’s Simma Down one dayer, hosted by party crew Sim Simma and due to feature the likes of mynameisjOhn, Super Silly […]


Songhoy Blues – Resistance

June 29th, 2017 by

When it comes to bringing world music to the west, the question of authenticity is a tricky one. Keep it too real and it’s very hard for an audience to find a way in, with the cultural and spiritual context lost on them (I write as someone who saw Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan). Go too […]


TLC, Leftfield and more for Metropolis

June 29th, 2017 by

The initial line-up for this year’s Metropolis Festival is out, and it’s a whopper already. Taking place in the RDS over the October bank holiday weekend (Saturday, October 28th and Sunday, October 29th), the weekend will once more feature art, live music, conversation, DJs and more. On the music front, so far we know that […]


The Avalanches – Olympia Theatre, Dublin

June 23rd, 2017 by

Late review – The Avalanches were incredible at the 2001 Witnness Festival. Swapping instruments on every song, beating the crap out of each other and sounding absolutely nothing like they did on record, the six piece’s performance still ranks as one of the most memorable I’ve seen at any Irish festival. A lot of water […]


Justin Bieber – RDS, Dublin

June 23rd, 2017 by

Such is the scrutiny that surrounds a pop star like Justin Bieber that you suspect heading off on a globe trotting tour provides, a healthy deposit in his bank balance aside, an opportunity to escape the madness and live in a protective bubble for a while – surrounded by an inner circle and never in […]