Twin Atlantic Announce Academy Show

July 15th, 2016 by

Glasgow upstarts Twin Atlantic will be playing in Dublin’s Academy this December to help promote their anticipated debut album GLA; released on September 9th. The video for their new single ‘Get No Sleep’ is well worth a look too.  

Cate Le Bon Coming to The Workman’s Club

July 15th, 2016 by

With her excellently titled album Crab Day making serious waves, Cate Le Bon has announced that she will be coming to Dublin’s Workmans Club on October 20th. Tickets are priced at €18.50 and are on sale now from usual outlets.  

Longitude reveals stage times and mobile app

July 14th, 2016 by


Given our preview had the (rather selfishly, we concede) stage times for our own top picks at this weekend’s Longitude 2016, it would make sense to share that all of the stage times have been revealed, so you can happily plan your way around Marlay Park. With a lot of crossover happening between some of the […]

Listen: Dylan Tighe – Never That Simple

July 13th, 2016 by

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Ever so slightly irreverent and just a little bit eccentric to boot, Dylan Tighe’s musical offerings are, more often than not, as colourful as the press shot you see above. With latest single ‘Never That Simple’, Tighe exhibits three minutes of idiosynctratic and infectious songwriting that’s delivered in a typically energetic fashion. You can listen […]

Limited amount of Sunday tickets left for Longitude

July 12th, 2016 by


Having just sold out of Friday, Saturday and full weekend tickets, the organisers of Longitude 2016, which takes place this weekend at Marlay Park, have announced that a limited number of tickets for the Sunday are still available – priced at €64.50. So, if you’re looking to catch the likes of The National, Jamie xx, Father […]

Watch: Wild Beasts – ‘Big Cat’

July 10th, 2016 by

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Wild Beasts have only gone and dropped another slice of indelible indie-pop goodness ahead of the release of their forthcoming new album Boy King. ‘Big Cat’, the follow up single to ‘Get My Bang’, is the opening track of new LP, which is out on August 5th via Domino. Featuring something of a thinly-veiled poke at the inevitable socio-political […]

Watch: Crystal Castles – ‘Concrete’

July 6th, 2016 by

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Not without controversy as of late, having quite publicly aired grievances at former frontwoman Alice Glass, and vice versa, Crystal Castles (now the duo of Ethan Kath and Edith Frances) have unveiled a video for new track ‘Concrete’. Suitably angular, and arguably leaning further into the middle ground than the Crystal Castles of some years ago, ‘Concrete’ […]

Feeder set for Irish shows

July 5th, 2016 by


British indie mainstays Feeder have announced a return to Irish soil for October. The band will play Dublin’s Academy on October 16th and Belfast’s Limelight on October 17th. Having released solo work more recently, frontman Nicholas Grant has played a host of shows with a very different, ‘lo-fi’ line up, but now says he feels re-invigorated, and in […]

Ocean Colour Scene set for Moseley Shoals 20th Anniversary shows in Ireland

July 5th, 2016 by

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Britpop legends Ocean Colour Scene have announced Irish shows as part of the celebrations of the twentieth anniversary of their Moseley Shoals album. Ocean Colour Scene will play Belfast’s Limelight on December 4th and Dublin’s Olympia Theatre on December 5th. In the band’s 21 year existence, Ocean Colour Scene have notched up nine albums, and most will […]

James Vincent McMorrow announces Galway & Dublin shows

July 5th, 2016 by

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With new album We Move set for release on September 2nd, silk-voiced crooner James Vincent McMorrow has revealed plans to tour, including dates in Galway and Dublin. McMorrow, who recently supported Sigur Ros at the Royal Hospital Kilmainham, will stop by Galway’s Black Box on October 5th and Dublin’s National Stadium on October 7th. Tickets for the […]

80s icons ABC coming to Belfast

July 5th, 2016 by


34 years since the release of Lexicon of Love, ABC are back with new album Lexicon of Love II, and have announced a show at Belfast’s Limelight for the 16th of November. Still engaged in spreading their bubbling brand of synth-pop joy, you can catch ABC by getting a ticket here, from 9am Friday. In the meantime, […]

Band of Horses announce Vicar St show

July 4th, 2016 by

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Having recently released their compelling fifth studio album, Why Are You OK, South-Carolina indie outfit Band Of Horses have announced that they’ll be embarking on a tour, with a stop off at Dublin’s Vicar St pencilled in for February 15th, 2017. The Ben Bridwell-led five-piece have supported the likes of Pearl Jam and Neil Young in recent […]

Full Knockanstockan bill announced

June 30th, 2016 by


With its tenth anniversary event just around the corner on July 22nd – 24th, the full list of 150 acts playing this year’s Knockanstockan Festival (including Farah Elle, pictured) has been announced. Get your tickets here. Ciaran Lavery | Overhead, The Albatross | Æ MAK | Sample Answer | Feather | TooFools | Mixtapes From […]