The Jimmy Cake – Death Can Fuck Off

August 21st, 2015 by


Next week sees the release of Master, their first record in over seven years, but that’s not to say the lads of The Jimmy Cake haven’t been busy. Rather, they’ve laboriously toiled with their sound in audio-labs; emerging with an engaging, fresh approach to making music. They’ve shared with us the epic, synth-driven gargantuan track ‘Death Can […]

The Winter Passing – Daisy (Oxjam version)

August 21st, 2015 by


Just one of the acts performing for us on the Oxjam Stage at the Electric Picnic, The Winter Passing popped into the Oxfam office in Dublin recently to record an acoustic version of their new single ‘Daisy’. After closing our Friday night bill (albeit early on the Saturday morning, the band launch their excellent debut […]

014 – Has hip-hop finally woken up?

August 19th, 2015 by


With the release of the NWA biopic Straight Outta Compton, the relationship that hip-hop enjoys with the world around it is back in the spotlight. From those brutally real stories of the street to the empty glorification of wealth and status, many feel that the genre is losing its way. One of those is State’s […]

Dessa (Doomtree)….”the end is the art, we are the instrument”

August 17th, 2015 by


An ever shifting concern in their early days, it’s probably fair to say that Doomtree have been in operation for over a decade now – a Minneapolis based alternative hip-hop collective comprising seven members (Dessa, Cecil Otter, P.O.S, Sims, Mike Mictlan, Paper Tiger, Lazerbeak) all of whom operate on their own terms as well as […]

The Polyphonic Spree

August 13th, 2015 by


Who are you and where are you from? Tim DeLaughter- AKA Storkey Milliwaves from planet Earth by way of The United States into Dallas, Texas. Who are your favourite artists from home? I have none, I don’t go out enough to have an opinion. What’s it really like touring? It’s like paying to play. What’s […]

013 – Tower Records

August 12th, 2015 by


If you listened to received wisdom you’d be convinced that the record shop was dead and gone, killed by the advent first of digital downloads and now streaming. Received wisdom isn’t always right, however, and the good old fashioned music store is making a comeback. Not that Dublin’s Tower Records needs to make a return, […]

Bouts – Missteps

August 12th, 2015 by


They’ve been a pretty quiet bunch over the last year or so, but Bouts have made a glorious return to form with their latest offering ‘Missteps’. The angular guitars and thick, sludgy indie melodies are certainly a step-up, but contain all the charm of their past endeavours and there’s word of more were that came from; a […]

Iain Morrison

August 11th, 2015 by

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Who are you and where are you from? I’m Iain Morrison. I was born on the Isle of Lewis, Scotland. What’s it really like touring? It’s a privilege to be able to travel and then play music. I prefer playing shows with friends though, you can sometimes get weary playing shows on your own. What’s your […]

Shannon and the Clams

August 10th, 2015 by


Three visual artists who made their separate ways to Oakland, it was nonetheless music that brought the marvellously named Cody Blanchard, Shannon Shaw and Nate Mayhem together – specifically a love of old school rock ‘n’ roll – and saw them emerge as Shannon and the Clams. Replacing the original innocence with a rawer, more […]

Frank Turner…”I still like to think I have an adventurous mind”

August 10th, 2015 by


Frank Turner is about to have a busy few months. The Nashville based recording of his new album Positive Songs For Negative People may have taken a comparative blink of an eye but the campaign to promote and tour it already has him booked up till December, with more to follow in 2016. Mind you, […]

Damola – James 4:6 (Look at Me) ft. ProFound

August 7th, 2015 by


A member of the Dublin based hip-hop collective BackShed Inc, Damola has his fingers in a lot of pies associated with the city’s rap scene. His latest track features our Faces of 2015 cover star ProFound and paints a picture of the struggles of a man chasing righteousness while living with his corrupt human nature. […]

Reverend & the Makers – Black Widow

August 6th, 2015 by


It’s been a brave while since we’ve heard anything from millennial indie rockers Reverend & the Makers, but here they are with a bag full of tricks. New album (and short film) Mirrors has been announced for release this October 9th while they’ve only gone and made a video for their new single ‘Black Widow’ and if ’60s […]

012 – Do we still need Manic Street Preachers?

August 5th, 2015 by


The Electric Picnic is fast approaching (more of which on a coming podcast) and one of the bands coming our way in early September are Manic Street Preachers. To celebrate, pod regular Jennifer Gannon and broadcaster / musician Danny Carroll joined our editor-in-chief Phil Udell to discuss whether this group, who meant so much to […]

Full Faces of Oxjam Electric Picnic line-up

August 5th, 2015 by

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It’s less than a month to go till the Electric Picnic so it seems a good time to announce the full line-up for our curation of the Oxjam stage on the Friday night. Running from 3pm to 4am, the bill features hip-hop, punk rock, folk, indie, bluegrass and pop – what more do you need […]