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 […]

The Divine Comedy – Bord Gais Energy Theatre, Dublin

March 1st, 2017 by

Pitching up at the Bord Gais Energy Theatre, Neil Hannon with his band of merry, Napoleonic men are set for the last night of their European tour on this Sunday evening. Hannon bounds on to the stage dressed as the complex one himself as his excellent band play the bombastic overture of ‘Sweden’. Immediately, a […]

Jens Lekman – Life Will See You Now

February 28th, 2017 by

Jens Lekman, the unapologetic supplier of sunshine soaked, kitchen sink pop is back with his first record since 2012, Life Will See You Now. Lekman has acknowledged the influence of Belle and Sebastian on his work, it’s an influence your acutely aware of as soon as Life Will See You Now starts. Lekman uses humour […]

Ryan Adams – Prisoner

February 22nd, 2017 by

There are few artists with as prolific or varied an output as Ryan Adams. Admirably he tends to release what he wants when he wants, literally. In 2015 he covered Taylor Swift’s 1989 album track by track. He famously duped his record company by releasing the underwhelming album Rock N Roll after they had rejected […]

The Sadies – Northern Passages

February 22nd, 2017 by

Canadian country rockers The Sadies are a peculiar animal for our native ear. Straddling alt-rock and country is no revelation, bands like…well The Band, Wilco and Nada Surf have been doing it for decades. They’ve all tended to be traditional rock bands with one foot in country’s western waters. The Sadies are more comparable to […]

Una Healy

February 20th, 2017 by

I can hear barstools now… “Your one from the Saturday’s is after releasing her own album…” “The short haired one?” “No, the Irish one.” “Nadine…?” “No! Fuck sake, that’s the Girls Aloud.” “An expert now are ye’?” “Well, I know my En Vougue from my Atomic Kitten.” “You don’t know your arse from your elbow, […]

Gypsies on the Autobahn – Born Brief

February 16th, 2017 by

For anyone with even a passing interest in the Irish music scene over the last decade or so the name Gypsies On The Autobahn is likely to ring a bell. Initially gaining exposure, including a spot on RTE’s Other Voices, as far back as eight years ago, the band became frustrated with the lack of […]