Pale Waves

March 31st, 2017 by

So who are you and where are you from? I’m Heather from Pale Waves, we’re from Manchester. How did the band come together? Ciara and I started the band about three and a half years ago now… We spent about two of those years just writing together before Charlie and Hugo joined. Then we gigged […]


Le Galaxie Share New Single, ‘Pleasure’

March 30th, 2017 by

It has been two years since Le Galaxie, steadfast favourite of the Irish music scene, released their outstanding Le Club album. They are renowned for their energetic live shows and for being one of the hardest working bands in Dublin. Their music has an exuberance that will make you want to stop whatever you’re doing, […]


Frances

March 30th, 2017 by

Who are you and where are you from? I’m Frances and I’m from Newbury in Berkshire. Who are your favourite artists from home? Adele, Ed Sheeran, Jessie Ware. What’s it really like touring? Fun!! It’s one big holiday with your best friends. What’s your favourite city/town/venue to play? Dublin, obviously!! What’s your ideal festival line-up? […]


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, […]


What’s on Other Voices this Week?

March 28th, 2017 by

Having traversed not one, but two excellent SXSW specials, Other Voices returns to our shores for a showcase from Electric Picnic. Great news, indeed, but a double-edged sword in that this episode is the final in a series that has seen some illuminating performances from bands and artists making waves at home and afar. The […]


Drake’s More Life

March 28th, 2017 by

Drake’s More Life “playlist” is either a genre-breaking, experimental musical master class that flips the status quo on its head, or it’s a cheap ploy to distract the listener from the fact that he didn’t actually produce a concise, cohesive project. In fairness, it’s probably both. Reviewing albums is relatively easy; they usually have some sort of […]


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, […]


What’s On Other Voices this Week?

March 23rd, 2017 by

The dust hasn’t settled quite yet on SxSW, and of course last week’s Other Voices showcased special performances from the Texas multi-venue music extravaganza. But that was only the first part, and tonight there’s more sonic snippets from home and abroad to take in. This, the 15th series of Other Voices, continues to shine a […]


The Pursuit of Experimentation – RESIST, Belfast

March 22nd, 2017 by

“People often criticise electronic music as being soulless or not having emotion, but my experience of it has been totally different. I have left gigs feeling awe inspired to just to get into the studio and create.” Watch a Koichi Samuels live set and you are truly witnessing an artist at work. In his time […]


This Ain’t No Disco Episode II

March 21st, 2017 by

If the first episode of This Ain’t No Disco, the latest audio-visual excursion from Donal Dineen and Myles O’Reilly, didn’t catch your attention then this latest in the series should. Following on from December’s debut show, Episode II features a collaboration between Villagers’ Conor O’Brien and Nico Muhly, Brian Mac Gloinn of Ye Vagabonds, Landless and more – […]


WASPS

March 21st, 2017 by

Having found a mutual love for the complex and the heavy within the Belfast gig scene, Danny McCelland and Charlie Cairns, aka WASPS, found little other option than to start their own math-rock outfit (the matching ASIWYFA tattoos a cosmic indicator of sorts). The result was a sound that is both brash and intricate, distilled promisingly […]