Clutch announce their return to Belfast

April 17th, 2015 by


Maryland rockers Clutch have announced that they’ll be making their long overdue return to Belfast for a show at the Limelight 1, this coming November 21st.  Expect some heavy Americana and probably a little bit of head banging.  Tickets for the show are £18.50 and are available here.  Look at them, they mean business.

New single and video from Seasick Steve

April 17th, 2015 by

Seasick Steve - Press Shots

Despite the fact that his array of instruments are largely ad hoc and homemade, Seasick Steve has firmly planted himself into our hearts over the years.  Managing to tow the line nicely between blues crooner and street-corner songwriter, Steve’s latest album has bore another tasty morsel of sound, the forthcoming single ‘Roy’s Gang’, which is […]

New acts announced for Sea Sessions festival

April 17th, 2015 by


The beach-based extravaganza that is Sea Sessions festival have announced more acts to their already fairly nice lineup.  The Riptide Movement, Black Grape, Interskalactic and more will be joining the likes of Seasick Steve, Example and Maverick Sabre.  Surely enough to sink the teeth into.  Tickets can be found here, with Saturday passes nearly sold out, […]

Watch the new video for SOAK’s ‘Blud’

April 16th, 2015 by

Soak photo for album announcement

Contining to make us all proud, Derry singer-songwriter SOAK has unveiled the new video for her forthcoming single ‘Blud’.  The latest single to be taken from her debut album Before We Forgot How To Dream, which drops on May 29th via Roughtrade, ‘Blud’ is another snippet of the talent that young Bridie Monds-Watson has to offer and […]

The Polyphonic Spree announce Belfast show

April 16th, 2015 by


Texan ever-expanding and decreasing choral/indie melody-makers The Polyphonic Spree, once home to the lovely St. Vincent, have announced that they’ll be playing Belfast’s Limelight 1, this September 1st.  To catch some glorious rays of sound, grab a ticket here, priced at £17.50, available now, and you know, get yourself in the mood –

More acts, including Leftfield, revealed for Body & Soul 2015

April 16th, 2015 by


The lineup for Body & Soul festival has been growing nicely, with the latest additions including legendary techno purveyors Leftfield, as well as additions to The Bulmers Lounge including Blooms, Ensemble Eriu, The Latchikos and 9 piece Galway ska outfit Big Jelly, plus many more yet to be announced.  Full information on the lineup as […]

Fucked Up for Hangar show

April 16th, 2015 by


Hardcore heads will be celebrating this morning with the news that Fucked Up have confirmed a Dublin date for next month. The Canadians will play the new Hangar venue on May 22nd, with support from Bitch Falcon and Strong Boys. Tickets are on sale here.

Full program released for Belfast’s Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival 2015

April 14th, 2015 by


Now in their 16th year, The Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival, which takes place in Belfast’s iconic Cathedral Quarter between the 30th of April and the 10th of May, have released their full program and lineup.  And what a lineup it is, featuring the likes of The Charlatans, Wilko Johnson, The Stranglers, The Staves, Gaz Coombes, Val […]

Paddy Casey for Leopardstown

April 14th, 2015 by


The bill for this year’s Bulmers Live at Leopardstown series is nearly complete, with Paddy Casey the latest artist to announce a show at the South Dublin racecourse on June 11th, joining The Hot Sprockets (June 18th), Delorentos (June 25th), Hermitage Green (July 9th), The High Kings (July 16th), Damien Dempsey (July 23rd) and The […]

KnockanStockan announces more new acts

April 14th, 2015 by


Fast shaping up to be the finest collection of new Irish artists this summer, the KnockanStockan Music & Arts Festival have added some more names to 24th / 25th July bill – Rusangano Family (pictured), Hot Cops, Shookrah, Bats, Land Of The Giants, Sinead White, Bagels, Kicking Bird, King Modo, Sarah Red and Green Monkey. […]

Cactus World News launch Pledge campaign for new collection

April 13th, 2015 by


One of the Irish bands to enjoy the benefits of a major label deal during the ’80s, Cactus World News have announced plans for a collection of rare and unreleased tracks. Found will gather material from the original line-up of Frank Kearns, Eoin McEvoy, Wayne Sheehy and Fergal MacAndris, plus their later incarnation. The release […]

Irish Youth Music Awards set for Aviva Stadium

April 9th, 2015 by

Banner 2014 Event

Now in its seventh year, the Irish Youth Music Awards is Ireland’s only all-island, youth focused music festival with over sixteen different regions from across Ireland participating in the project.  With events running since last December across the whole island, the national event will take place on the 18th of April at the Aviva Stadium, Dublin.   The […]

Sigma set for show at Limelight 1, Belfast and Dublin’s The Academy

April 9th, 2015 by


The drum’n’bass remix and production duo, Sigma, have announced two shows for this coming April 23rd in Dublin’s The Academy and April 24th in Belfast’s Limelight 1.  Hailing from London, the pair have been behind the number one hits ‘Changing’ feat. Paloma Faith and ‘Nobody to Love’.  If you had told us 10 years ago that […]