Lankum – Between the Earth and Sky

November 10th, 2017 by

Lankum are a group that have undergone several significant incarnations since starting off as a punk act in 2009. Having originally given themselves the moniker Lynched, the group not only changed their name, but left their punk roots behind and established a solid standing for themselves as an act at the forefront of modern Irish […]

Wolf Alice – Visions of a Life

October 10th, 2017 by

London four piece Wolf Alice have managed to convince the electronic and pop-loving mainstream that rock is cool again. They’ve also just earned themselves the number two spot on the UK album chart with their new release Visions of a Life – beaten to the top by none other than Shania Twain. Their reincarnation of […]

Electric Picnic 2017

August 30th, 2017 by

As the summer draws to a close, this means one thing for Ireland’s live music industry – Electric Picnic. The biggest music festival of the summer, Electric Picnic will draw over 50,000 culture hungry punters to Stradbally for the annual end of summer hooley. The event brands itself as a ‘music and arts festival’ and […]

Music at Galway International Arts Festival

July 17th, 2017 by

July brings with it countless festivals and events in all corners of the country to spend your weekends discovering new music and hearing your favourite acts. It is hard to come by a festival to compete with Galway International Arts Festival in terms of programming, diversity and size however. The fortnight-long celebration of Irish and […]

Vantastival ’17

May 30th, 2017 by

With the June bank holiday just under a week away, the return of Louth’s annual flagship event Vantastival is almost upon us. Now in its eighth year running, the small, van-oriented festival is sticking with the formula it introduced last year; a downsizing in capacity and duration. The event takes place over two days – […]

Mac Demarco – This Old Dog

May 10th, 2017 by

Mac Demarco has always come across as a chilled out, funny and down to earth guy, who seems like he’d probably be more or less the same offstage as he is on. With apparently no airs about him, he’s professed that he’s “just like the kids who listen to [his] music…not some pretentious art weirdo”, […]

Imelda May – Life. Love. Flesh. Blood.

April 27th, 2017 by

Imelda May has undergone a major revamp in more ways than just her new look. The charming Dubliner has given us a soulful collection of new music in the form of her latest album Life. Love. Flesh. Blood. This is her fifth album and its fifteen tracks show us a new side to May – […]

Bob Dylan – Triplicate

April 13th, 2017 by

Triplicate is the 38th studio album of nobel laureate Bob Dylan which follows on from his two previous releases of a similar ilk, Fallen Angels and Shadows in the Night, of 2015 and 2016 respectively. Fallen Angels in 2015 began his endeavour with the great American songbook – a reinterpretation of classic American songs, from […]

Grandaddy – Last Place

March 16th, 2017 by

Grandaddy’s latest release Last Place has been long awaited by fans. It comes eleven years after its predecessor Just Like the Fambly Cat. With the eventual demise of humans and machinery alike being a recurring theme throughout Grandaddy’s repertoire, it seems like an ironic twist of fate that they too, would end up in the same […]

The Courtneys – The Courtneys II

March 8th, 2017 by

Dubbed by musos worldwide as the ‘dreaded second album’, it seems a lot is at stake when a band whose first album had us all begging for more announces their impending follow up. Vampire Weekend avoided it with Contra, as did Lisa Hannigan with Passenger. Others? Not so lucky. Who could forget – or rather, […]

Pleasure Beach – Roisin Dubh, Galway

March 1st, 2017 by

Fresh out of the studio with loads of new material to show off are Belfast’s Pleasure Beach. The four piece rock outfit spent last year gracing Ireland’s radiowaves with their stadium rock hit ‘Go’ and making a solid name for themselves in venues and festivals across the country. With a small but absorbing repertoire they […]

Sam Patch -Yeah You, and I

February 27th, 2017 by

Some may remember Sam Patch as the American daredevil from the early 19th century who famously catapulted himself into Niagara Falls and survived. Others will recognise the name for the just-released album Yeah You, and I by Arcade Fire bassist Tim Kingsbury. No stranger to pseudonyms – who could forget when they, as a band, […]