The Pale

May 24th, 2016 by

The Pale

Who are your favorite artists from your hometown? The Witch Trials What’s it really like touring? A worthwhile endurance test What’s your favourite city/town/venue to play? The Olympia, Dublin What’s your ideal festival line-up? LCD Soundsystem, Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds and John Grant Tell us a tour story…  In 1992 we had an accident on […]

Young Phantom – In The Moment

May 23rd, 2016 by


One of our Faces of 2016, Cork’s Young Phantom has continued to establish himself as one of the domestic hip-hop scene’s most exciting names. A fan of dropping surprise mixtapes, his latest four tracker features collaborations with a number of fellow Leesiders and is unmissable stuff.

Buz Ludzha – Jungle Tapes

May 23rd, 2016 by


Digging deeper into his ‘tape throb’ mode of production, Derry electronica maestro Buz Ludzha (aka The Cyclist/Andrew Morrison), has launchd his latest work Jungle Tapes through his own Tape Throb Records imprint that celebrates the dusty, reel-to-reel crackling timbres he has made a name for himself with on past efforts. A collection of looping jungle beats and […]

No Monster Club, The Last Shadow Puppets, Anderson and more

May 21st, 2016 by

Miracle Aligner

This week was the most exciting for new music videos that we’ve been #blessed with since the start of 2016, particularly on the home front. In fact, so abundant was the calibre of new releases from Irish bands and artists this week that I was going to feature domestic artists exclusively. Alas, The Last Shadow […]

Neon Wolf

May 19th, 2016 by


Who are you and where are you from? I’m Rob, I write songs and sing in a band called Neon Wolf. Born and bred in Kilkenny. Who are your favorite artists from home? That’s a tough question, there are so many deadly bands around at the moment. Off the top of my head The Dead […]

Simi Crowns – Ones To Watch

May 19th, 2016 by

Simi Crowns

It feels like a while since we’ve heard from Simi Crowns but in reality the rapper has been splitting his time between hosting his own Nomads night in Dublin and wondering the globe. Those two experiences come together in his latest video, a harder track than 2014’s ‘Pressure’ single and one that reflects an artist […]

50 Years of Pet Sounds

May 19th, 2016 by


50 years on, listening to Pet Sounds on vinyl remains a rite of passage for pop music lovers When Hal Blaine hit his snare drum on a cold January 1965 morning in Hollywood’s Gold Star Recording Studios, did he know that he was signalling a technicolour turning point in the history of pop music? That […]

Mythill Grim – Crestfallen

May 17th, 2016 by


If we’ve noticed one trend in the domestic hip-hop scene of late, apart from a general all round quality, it’s that a good deal of the music produced has got a hazy, spaced out and often dark nature to it. That’s certainly the case with Mythill Grim and his latest track ‘Crestfallen, a song that […]

Róisín Murphy – Ten Miles High

May 17th, 2016 by


Another killer single from Murphy, as the build up to the release of new album Take Her Up To Monto continues, ‘Ten Miles High’ sees the electronica songstress take the helm for the self-directed, self-styled, self-starring video. Sharp, funky and in typical Murphy fashion, ‘Ten Miles High’ quickly becomes a futuristic ballad of soaring vocals and synthesiser […]


May 17th, 2016 by


Who are you and where are you from? I am Øystein Skar, I’m from Noway and I play keys in the band Highasakite! Who are your favourite artists from home? Susanne Sundfør, Andre Bratten, Røyksopp, Todd Terje and many others. What’s it really like touring? I enjoy it so much! Seeing new places, eating a […]

Watch: Sister Ghost – ‘Growing Pains’

May 17th, 2016 by


Bursting straight into fuzzy, psych territory with those raucous guitar lines, Sister Ghost’s ‘Growing Pains’ is a transportive four and a half minutes of devilish, juicy garage-rock. Led by Shannon O’Neill, the outfit is rapidly becoming a must-see on the live circuit, and it’s no surprise given the ferocity and synchronicity with which Sister Ghost take […]

Grimes, Metronomy, Pet Shop Boys and more

May 14th, 2016 by


It was a week of extremes in both the sounds and the aesthetics presented to us in the latest music video releases. We were graced with new music from, lets face it, the bands and artists that have come to be synonymous with soundtracking the summer and coveting the headlining performances at all of the […]

The Stone Roses – All For One

May 13th, 2016 by

PRW Stone Roses

Released last night at 8pm to a flurry of input from the music community and its journalistic cousins, ‘All For One’ by The Stone Roses has, seemingly, already proved to be a divisive turn from the Madchester veterans. And why wouldn’t it be? It’s been over two decades since Ian, John, Mani & Reni have released original […]

Leopard Skin Jasper – Orsic Poppy / Akka

May 13th, 2016 by

LSJ Orsic Akka

Formed in Cork in 2014, Leopard Skin Jasper are making the kind of gauzy, vibrant experimental music that strikes us as incredibly well thought-out in its depth and execution. After spending much of last summer playing the festival circuit they recorded their first collection of tracks late last year and from these sessions has come their […]