Fleet Foxes announce second Iveagh Gardens date

December 6th, 2016 by

Having recently announced a show for Dublin’s Iveagh Gardens for Friday, 14th July 2017, Fleet Foxes have now added a second date due to demand. They’ll now also play on July 13th. Absent from Ireland since June 2011, when they played at the Marquee in Cork, the announcement follows the news via Robin Pecknold that the third Fleet […]


Guns N’ Roses announce Slane headliner for May 2017

December 5th, 2016 by

Announced first thing this morning at a special press conference in Bruxelles Bar, Dublin, Guns N’ Roses are set to headline at Slane Castle on Saturday, May 27th, 2017. Recently reunited with original members Slash and Duff McKagan, the legendary hard-rock outfit will play Slane as part of their upcoming European tour, marking 25 years […]


Play the new video game by Glass Animals

November 30th, 2016 by

You read that correctly. Dangerously silky-smooth electro R’n’B outfit Glass Animals have released an extremely addictive desktop and mobile game modelled after their recent ‘Season 2, Episode 3’ single. A platform jumper/shooter, the game – much like the video – sets about creating a nightmarish, pixelated futuristic metropolis and is designed to transport the player […]


Phily Taggart’s Slacker night is coming to Belfast

November 30th, 2016 by

Curated by Radio 1 DJ Phily Taggart, Slacker has proved hugely popular in its native East London, with line-ups a deft mix of genre, styles and sounds. Now, he’s brining to Belfast’s Voodoo on the 22nd of December, and perofromances on the night will come from State favourites exmagician, TOUTS, Brand New Friend, topped off […]


Culture Vultures returns with Hilary Woods, Nialler9, and Bantum

November 30th, 2016 by

Culture Vultures – the acclaimed music and interview event, presented by Irish Times arts writer, Tony Clayton-Lea and co-curated by Andrea Keogh of KPB – returns after a summer run of festival appearances. Taking place on Tuesday, 13 December, Culture Vultures will set up its music/chat stall in The Sound House, Eden Quay, Dublin 1 […]


Fleet Foxes to play Iveagh Gardens

November 28th, 2016 by

One of our favourite bands of the last decade, Fleet Foxes have announced a headline show at Dublin’s Iveagh Gardens on Friday, 14th July. Having been absent from Ireland since June 2011, when they played at the Marquee in Cork, the announcement follows the news via Robin Pecknold that the third Fleet Foxes album is almost completed after […]


Angel Olsen announces Cork, Dublin and Belfast shows

November 22nd, 2016 by

Easily one of the most prolific and captivating artists of the last few years, Angel Olsen has revealed she’ll be stopping by Ireland for a few performances as part of her wider tour in 2017. Olsen, whose latest album My Woman was as groundbreaking as it was engrossing, will play at Vicar Street, Dublin, on 19 May, Cork […]


Watch: Hannah McPhillimy – ‘Ruins’

November 21st, 2016 by

The latest offering from NI singer-songwriter Hannah McPhillimy is one wrought with pathos, but stands out from what we’ve heard from her so far. ‘Ruins’, which is taken from the Wind Machine EP, showcases McPhillimy’s ear for melodic nuance and an engrossing command of the lyric. Accompanied by a new video, which marks her first collaboration with Cinematic Tide, ‘Ruins’ […]


Tune in to 8Radio on 94.3FM

November 19th, 2016 by

Our comrades on the wireless, 8Radio, will be broadcasting live across 94.3FM, in and around Dublin, for the next five weekends,  starting today, and you should most definitely tune in. Our benevolent editor-in-chief, Phil Udell, will be broadcasting regularly (next on 9th December) in a continuing partnership with the station that aims to bring the best […]


Listen to the new Hare Squead track

November 18th, 2016 by

It’s only been a couple of weeks since Hare Squead released ‘Long Way To Go’, easily their best track to date but they’re already back with a new song ‘Herside Story’. To our ears it doesn’t quite match its predecessor in terms of sheer joyous energy but the trio are certainly ramping up for a […]


Watch LOTS of new Metallica videos

November 18th, 2016 by

Ahead of the release of their new album Hardwired… to Self-Destruct, the mighty Metallica decided to release a music video for each track of the album, including one for bonus track ‘Lords of Summer’. Watch them below in one sitting if you want to, but we’d recommend watching them jam out ‘Enter Sandman’ with children’s toy instruments […]


exmagician announce Irish tour for February

November 16th, 2016 by

Belfast jangle-kings exmagician have announced that they’ll be soon hitting the road for an Irish tour. Formerly known as Cashier No. 9, the duo will take in Dublin, Galway, Limerick and Cork during February 2017. Having released one of the albums of the year in Scan The Blue, which was nominated for the recent NI Music Prize, […]


Listen to the final single from Enemies

November 16th, 2016 by

As the release date draws nearer for Valuables, the final album from melodic, polyrhythmic rockers Enemies, the band have shared the final single to be taken from it. ‘Glow’, which features Louise Gaffney of Come On Live Long on guest vocals, is a treatise on a long line of accomplished and essential offerings from the four-piece, and as the […]


Elephant receives HWCH Conor Walsh Memorial Bursary

November 16th, 2016 by

Hard Working Class Heroes have named Dundalk’s Elephant (Shane Clarke) as the winner of their Conor Walsh Memorial bursary. An alumni and friend of the festival, Walsh unexpectedly passed away in March.  At this year’s HWCH, all 100 bands participating were asked to vote for the act who most embodies Conor’s talent and bravery among their number. […]