August 24th, 2017 by

RMCK is the eponymous EP from a Belfast artist that wishes to remain anonymous. Making use of distorted banjo and loops he states that: “RMCK works alone and is solely interested in crafting music that they find interesting.” Music with a manifesto is what rock should be all about, after all. Opener ‘Mercer’ hits heavy with […]

Our Krypton Son – Fleas & Diamonds

March 10th, 2017 by

Derry’s Our Krypton Son, aka Chris McConaghy, has today released a thing of immense beauty with his sophomoric effort Fleas & Diamonds. A singer-songwriter in the truest sense of the craft, McConaghy traverses 12 tracks of intense personal reflection and emotional evaluation, tied together in arrangements that are as sweeping as they are melodic. A deft lyricist, […]

Group Zero – Structures and Light

February 24th, 2017 by

Usually found fronting Belfast quartet Girls Names, Cathal Cully’s debut foray into solo territory sees its release today. Under the guise of Group Zero, Cully’s first album proper is called Structures and Light and emerges via Belfast’s Touch Sensitive label, our recent partners for Output Belfast. Something of a sonic departure for Cully, the record is […]

Looking Svelte – Gelatine

February 21st, 2017 by

Polymath and former State.ie Faces alumni Ryan Burrowes (Robocobra Quartet / Abandcalledboy) has just released a new EP under the guise of Looking Svelte. A beautiful hybrid of woozy depths and eclectic highs, this experimental and colourful nugget is a welcome balm to the slate-gray end of Winter. You can have a listen – and […]

Gold Panda – Kingdom

July 11th, 2016 by

Having suitably impressed with his latest full-length Good Luck and Do Your Best (our review here), big-on-Japan electronica maestro Gold Panda, aka Derwin Schlecker, has shared a new EP and you can stream it right here. Kingdom, coming just a few months since the release of Schlecker’s fourth LP , is made up of five entirely new tracks and has a poignant […]

Disclosure – Moog For Love EP

June 15th, 2016 by

Mercury-award nominees Disclosure are one act that always seem to keep their fans happy. After scoring their second consecutive UK Number 1 album with Caracal just twelve months ago, the prominent EDM duo are it again, releasing their brand new EP Moog For Love. The EP was first unveiled with the track ‘BOSS’, when it was played during […]

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 […]

Underworld – Barbara Barbara, We Face A Shining Future

March 14th, 2016 by

We’ve a review yet to come, but ahead of the full release this Friday, March 18th, relish in this exclusive pre-stream of Underworld’s new album Barbara Barbara, We Face A Shining Future. Bludgeoning beats, ‘celestial techno’ and as much character as you’d expect from messrs Rick Smith and Karl Hyde, Underworld’s seventh studio LP is not just […]

The Altered Hours – In Heat Not Sorry

February 4th, 2016 by

Released just a few days ago, In Heat Not Sorry by The Altered Hours is already gaining the kind of traction that should see them command the most discerning of psych-rock/shoegaze fans’ attentions. Ranging from urgent, infectious alt-rock to spaced-out droning  psychedelia, In Heat Not Sorry marks a particularly strong first full-length for the Cork outfit and given they’ve an extensive series of […]

Runaway[GO] – Alive

November 26th, 2015 by

If you read our review of Alive, the debut full-length from Belfast duo Runaway[GO], then you’ll know how highly we thought of it. Poppy, bouncy but with an undercurrent of raw emotion and with guitars as jangling as their 2012 self-titled EP, Alive confirms a distinctive evolution of the band’s sound. Vocally impressive too, Fiona O’Kane and Dave Jackson […]