Listen to two new tracks from LCD Soundsystem

May 5th, 2017 by

The initial release from the first new LCD Soundsystem LP since 2010’s This is Happening has emerged with little warning, ahead of a much-anticipated Saturday Night Live performance tomorrow, 6 May. Preceded by a lengthy, informative statement from James Murphy, explaining the status of the new record and touring plans, this is a knockout return […]


Mons Olympus – Incognito

May 4th, 2017 by

Launching Vampyroteuthis, their new album, tonight at Belfast’s Empire Music Hall, Northern Irish ‘Space Neo Prog’ (really, listen to their stuff, it’s a fitting description) outfit Mons Olympus have shared a new video for ‘Incognito’. Suitably fuzzed out, the accompanying visual treatment was shot in the Burren and its B-movie feel only adds to the […]


The Pursuit of Experimentation – Disco é Cultura

May 4th, 2017 by

“Vinyl is Culture” Mick Donohoe, Jeremy Murphy and Marina Alves reside over a concept that’s a little different from your standard club night. Disco é Cultura was originally a small label found on Latin American records during the 60s and 70s, and translates to the above quote.  “The Rock’n Roll scene was growing around the world […]



Neil Hannon..”I’m just automatically working on the next record”

April 28th, 2017 by

Neil Hannon is feeling “a bit morningy” when I call him. He reckons it’s a hangover from all the golf he’s been watching into the wee small hours of some nights previous. He’s the man behind The Divine Comedy, the band that started to catch people’s attention in the 90s with an unusual attitude to their […]


Music For The People: An Interview with William McCarthy

April 27th, 2017 by

William McCarthy is set to return for his second solo outing in Dublin this weekend, but his first since former band Augustines called it a day at the end of last year. Over the course of the six years of their career together, they released three critically acclaimed albums, amassed a loyal fan base and played […]



SKYMAS – BubbleDub

April 26th, 2017 by

Just seven months on from the weird and abrasive techno-punk of ‘No Easy Way Out’, Belfast duo Skymas have returned with a glitchier, more refined cut in ‘BubbleDub’ – an idiosyncratic slice of aggro-electro with an explicitly Belfastian bent. The duo, comprised of ex Alloy Mental-ist Martin Corrigan, and Nick Todd, have harnessed the axe tactics of Stephen Leacock […]


2017 Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival

April 24th, 2017 by

The annual difficulty with the Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival is pretty much the definition of a ‘First World Problem’ – how does one choose from the myriad acts on offer? 2017’s programme shows no clemency either. It’s a mix of comedy, poetry and readings, theatre, family events, music, film, and visual arts over a ten day period from 27th April to […]


Kid Karate – ‘Redbone’ (Childish Gambino)

April 21st, 2017 by

In what feels like a further leap towards a new full-length release, Kid Karate have been back in the studio recording a rendition of Childish Gambino’s sonic treasure ‘Redbone’ and it’s a bit great. Following on from the release of  ‘No Way’ in February, the trio originally recorded this cover as part of a live […]


Fiction Peaks..”The songs generally dictate the landscape of the recording”

April 21st, 2017 by

With a debut full-length in Citizen having landed today, we caught up with Joey Doyle, frontman and chief songwriter of alt-indie band Fiction Peaks. Charting their journey from solo effort to group outfit, the recording and writing process behind the new LP, and what’s on the cards for the rest of 2017, read the interview below, and have […]


THUMPER – ‘Fear of Art’

April 21st, 2017 by

Dublin band THUMPER combine garage rock, psychedelic-pop and lyrics that give a wry insight into the insecurities of our generation. Their songs possess an immediately likability that makes you become invested in THUMPER because they are a band that you get excited for what is to come next. Earlier this year the band released ‘The […]


BD Festival, Wicklow

April 20th, 2017 by

Barn Dance festival was dirty. And not the preemptive kind of dirty you expect at most festivals that force you to harness your inner ‘cuclhie’ and shamelessly wear a pair of bright, ornate welly boots. Nor is it even the kind of contained dirty wherein you calmly make peace with the fact that every item […]


Sea Pinks Announce New Album and Share First Single, ‘Into Nowhere’

April 19th, 2017 by

Belfast-based trio, Sea Pinks have been making making some of the finest bittersweet guitar pop for seven years and their repertoire continues to get stronger as demonstrated in their latest single, ‘Into Nowhere’. This new track is the first glimpse into their forthcoming sixth album, Watercourse which will be released on May 26th. The band […]