David Gray – National Concert Hall, Dublin

September 8th, 2017 by

David Gray has been a favourite of the Irish public since the early nineties. Long before his native England recognised his talents Gray made his bread here in Ireland before he went on to butter it worldwide following the release of the juggernaut that was White Ladder. We took him as one of our own, […]

Hercules & Love Affair – Omnion

September 5th, 2017 by

Shapeshifting collective Hercules & Love Affair have been manipulating air into all sorts of sound since 2004. Revolving around DJ Andy Butler they’ve been dipping in and out of disco, house and electronica ever since, making their biggest impact with 2008’s ‘Blind’ featuring the eerily haunting vocals of Anohni (formerly Antony Hegarty, sans Johnsons). Various […]

Longitude Festival

July 20th, 2017 by

It’s a festival bill, but not as we know it. Longitude has always attracted young people from all over the country but over the last couple of years it’s definitely become a festival for the less weary of bone – the first two days peppered with the grade-A of Grime Stormzy and Skepta and some […]

Sleaford Mods…”you don’t have to walk around being a billboard”

June 26th, 2017 by

Sleaford Mods are not your average band. In fact, they’re not even a band, technically. Jason Williamson and Andrew Fearn have gained notoriety by exploding any and all assumptions you could make of them from either their name, appearance or past. Two white, relatively middle-class men touching middle age whose music comes from deep within […]

Mark Mulcahy – The Possum In The Driveway

June 14th, 2017 by

As people, we are given to obsession with the strangest things, and music is one of the strangest. Many of our lives are sound tracked by music. The song that was playing during your first kiss, your first break-up, your granny’s funeral, the first time you took drugs, that Horslips guitar riff during Italia ’90. […]

Dan Auerbach – Waiting On A Song

June 6th, 2017 by

As one half of The Black Keys Dan Auerbach has enjoyed worldwide success over the last few years thanks to the bands two biggest albums Brothers and El Camino. Songs like ‘Tighten Up’, ‘Gold On The Ceiling’ and ‘Lonely Boy’ ensured that the band were heard through T.V ads, radios and indie discos consistently throughout the […]

Paul Weller – A Kind Revolution

May 19th, 2017 by

Paul Weller’s output over the last decade has been remarkable. Arguably his 50’s have been his most successful decade, without doubt his most creative. Just before he turned 50 he released 22 Dreams, an experimental double album that explored several avenues even the most devout fan may have thought closed to Weller. At the time, […]

Joshua Burnside – Ephrata

May 12th, 2017 by

Earning his first clicks among these pages as part of our Faces of 2014 feature Joshua Burnside has capitalised on that early promise distilling every last drop of his growth as an artist into new record EPHRATA. Known for well-constructed songs usually based in or loosely around traditional folk structures EPHRATA demonstrates a shift in […]

Jesus and Mary Chain – Damage and Joy

April 19th, 2017 by

The Jesus and Mary Chain have always been a band clutching at the straws of the most unattainable levels of cool, cloaked all in black, perfectly messed hair, making a concerted effort to seem like they’re making no effort at all, hinting at the headiest heights of hedonism. The brothers Reid tick all appropriate boxes […]

Pissed Jeans – Why Love Now

March 10th, 2017 by

After giving quiet consideration to calling their band Unrequited Hard On before eventually settling on Pissed Jeans nothing was ever quiet or considered for this hardcore band again. If Genghis Khan had the luxury of an iPod – okay maybe that’s a bit far-fetched – let’s say a Sony Discman as he galloped through Eurasia […]

Rews – Whelan’s, Dublin

March 6th, 2017 by

Playing Whelan’s tonight as part of their first ever headline tour, London-based indie pop duo Rews (Shauna Tohill and Collette Williams) have been making waves over the last year with their infectiously catchy brand of punkified pop. Singles like ‘Shake, Shake’, ‘Can You Feel It?’, and ‘Miss You In The Dark’ have dented various levels […]