John Hynes Shares Video for ‘Caroline, I’m Yours’

March 30th, 2017 by

Calling on the masterful melodies of the 1960s that effortlessly encapsulate matters of the heart, John Hynes is a Dublin based musician that will stop you in your tracks and make you feel wistful and sentimental with his music. Hynes released the video for his current single, ‘Caroline, I’m Yours’, a catchy pop song with […]


Maija Sofia Shares Video for ‘Persephone’

March 30th, 2017 by

Maija Sofia is an artist to get acquainted with this year for a myriad of reasons. Her music is beautifully sombre in a way that makes you listen tentatively to her words which are stoic in the romanticism of the characters she sings about. Often, her musical arrangements are pared back – a lone guitar, […]


Thurston Moore, Migos, Run The Jewels & More

March 26th, 2017 by

It was World Poetry Day earlier this week and online people from across the globe shared their favourite poems. There is a poem about every inevitability in life; love, death, healing, family, banalities of everyday and pets. Here’s one of my favourite poems about contentment and how easily it can be found from within. For […]


Girls Rock Dublin

March 24th, 2017 by

There is a new initiative coming to Dublin this summer to encourage young girls (aged between eighteen and twenty-four) to find their voice and confidence through music. Girls Rock began in Portland, Oregon in 2001 and since its inception has held camps across  the United States, notably in Tennessee and Brooklyn. The success of the […]


Best of Frank Ocean’s Blonded Radio

March 23rd, 2017 by

Anything with Frank Ocean’s name attached to it is bound to generate a lot of noise whether it is the release of a record or opinions shared about award shows. Following the overwhelming success of Blonde, Ocean continues to be a fore figure in defining his generation’s musical sensibility. He has been given a new medium, […]


Beatyard Announce Headlining Acts

March 16th, 2017 by

The seaside festival, Beatyard is getting ready for its third year of fun, frolics and funky music. It has fast become one of the anticipated weekends of music that throws you back to the familiar sounds of the 1980s and 1990s. With only a few months to go, French duo Air and producer/DJ extraordinaire Mark […]


Listen to the Debut E.P. from Montauk Hotel

March 15th, 2017 by

Dublin based quartet, Montauk Hotel shared their self-titled debut E.P. recently and we’ve been big fans of this up and coming band since they released their introductory single, ‘Black Dress’ in January of this year. Their sound is influenced by the softer pop-disco side of the eighties, perfect for summer listening and of course, the […]


Win A Pair of Tickets to Young Blood at The National Concert Hall

March 14th, 2017 by

Presently, we are spoilt with the vast wealth of talent amongst Ireland’s young writers, poets and songwriters. When the world is in flux and rationality becomes a novel idea the creative side of the brain attempts to make sense of the madness of others through the power of words. The thoughts of Ireland’s younger generation […]


Super Silly Share Video for ‘Not Ready To Leave’

March 13th, 2017 by

Hip Hop infused with smooth funk bass lines has already become the definitive sound of 2017 with Thundercat and Steve Lacy respectively releasing fantastic records recently. In Ireland, there is a quartet making music with as much infectious impact as its transatlantic counterparts. Since Super Silly released their debut single last year they have shown that they […]


Kool A.D., P.O.S, Cameron Avery & More

March 12th, 2017 by

There are few bands that have an immediate impact on me in the same way that The Walkmen do. Hamilton Leithauser’s ability to write lyrics about endurance – of life and love in states of change and stagnation – proffer reassurance without condescension. There are often stories told through his songs from both his time […]


Paddy Hanna Shares New Single, ‘Bad Boys’

March 6th, 2017 by

Dublin musician, Paddy Hanna is a truly marvellous talent. His lyrics, past and present, have touched on mental health (Hanna recently performed at one of First Fortnight’s Therapy Sessions at the start of the year) as well as documenting the tomfoolery of being in your twenties. There is always variety in Hanna’s music – often […]


Ariel Pink & Weyes Blood, Swet Shop Boys, Real Estate & More

March 5th, 2017 by

Ideas; some are great, others bad and depending on your logic levels certain ideas can be more than questionable. In reference to the latter two, one of the greatest innate qualities of the human brain – the seed of doubt – means that when we have particular ideas we do not always follow through on […]


Brass Phantoms Share New Music Video for ‘Waiting Up’

March 1st, 2017 by

Dublin based post-punk ensemble, Brass Phantoms are steadily on the rise and 2017 is already off to a fantastic start. They played to a packed Whelan’s as part of the One’s To Watch series and last week they released the music video for their current single, ‘Waiting Up’. We caught up with James from Brass […]


Julia Jacklin – Whelan’s Dublin

February 28th, 2017 by

As clichéd as it is to say, Don’t Let The Kids Win, by Australian musician Julia Jacklin, was one of the most accurate coming of age albums released last year. Since the record came out Jacklin has been touring steadily around Australia and Europe, returning regularly to Ireland. She played at Electric Picnic in September […]