Update: Beck to play Dublin

March 2nd, 2015 by

Beck, Electric Picnic 2014

Update: Beck will also play the Royal Hospital Kilmainham on June 17th, with support from Radiohead guitarist Johnny Greenwood. Tickets priced €57.50 go on sale this Friday at 9am. Aiken Promotions have just released two more names for their already impressive Live At The Marquee series this year. Joining The Waterboys, Billy Idol and ZZ […]

New Names Added to Forbidden Fruit Line-up

February 27th, 2015 by

Creating a decidedly electronic hue around the Forbidden Fruit festival, even more names have been added to the bill for this Summer’s event. Erstwhile Darkside man Nicolas Jaar, Adam Beyer, Hot Since 82, Tensnake and the man known to many of us as Stringer Bell or John Luther – Idris Elba have all been confirmed […]

Colm Mac Con Iomaire announces new album, launch party

February 27th, 2015 by


Traditional music fiddle hero Colm Mac Con Iomaire (The Frames, The Swell Season) has announced the release of his second full-length record, And Now The Weather (Agus Anois An Aimsir), which drops on the 17th of April via Plateau.  To celebrate, Colm is launching the album in The Pavillion Theatre, Dun Laoghaire this coming Friday, May 29th.  Tickets for the […]

Shine Belfast 20th Anniversary celebrations continue

February 27th, 2015 by


In what has been a stellar series of events marking Shine Belfast’s 20th year of bringing the party to the people, details of the next event have been released.  Techno overlord and creative conquistador Richie Hawtin will bring his M_nus label to the Mandela Hall, Belfast, for a show that also boasts Phil Kieran, Miniminds […]

Cronin to release new EP

February 27th, 2015 by


Irish indie five-piece Cronin will release their latest creation, the ‘Nelson Riddle’ EP, this March 2nd.  Recorded in their own home studio, Transmission Rooms Ireland, which has seen the likes of Kodaline and The Strypes stand behind the mixing desk, Cronin’s forthcoming EP bears a more robust, matured sound than earlier works.  Have a listen to […]

Kitty, Daisy & Lewis for Academy in May

February 27th, 2015 by


Having successfully expanded on their rock ‘n’ roll revival roots on their excellent, Mick Jones produced third album, Kitty, Daisy & Lewis are to play the Green Room at Dublin’s Academy on May 22nd. Tickets are on sale now, priced €16.50.

BD Festival (formerly Barn Dance) announces lineup

February 27th, 2015 by

BD Festival Large

Ireland’s finest one-day festival, BD (formerly Barn Dance), have announced that Leftfield, along with Benoit and Sergio, Ben Sims, Omar S, The hot Sprockets and more will descend on Glendalough House, Co. Wicklow this April 3rd.  Plus, it’s bring your own, so you’ll only need to grab a ticket, which are €60 and are available […]

Le Galaxie and Twin Atlantic are Academy-bound

February 26th, 2015 by

To celebrate their major label debut, Irish electro-pop heroes Le Galaxie have announced that they’ll be taking over the Academy in Dublin for two nights this April. Le Club (obviously!) will feature the band curating two separate nights over which time they’ll play host to some of Ireland’s most prolific and promising acts, before doing […]

Second Ed Sheeran Croke Park show added

February 25th, 2015 by


The first one hasn’t even gone on sale yet but already Ed Sheeran has announced another date at Croke Park for Saturday 25th July. Tickets for both gigs are available from 9am tomorrow.

New music from Warpaint

February 25th, 2015 by


Having promised a series of new songs this year, Warpaint honour their intention and have posted ‘No Way Out (Redux)’, a bouncy tune that reminds us that a third album can’t come too soon.

Bulmers Live at Leopardstown programme launched

February 25th, 2015 by

The Hot Sprockets, Button Factory, Dublin

Nominated in the Best Medium Festival category at the Irish Festival Awards 2014, the mix of music and sport that is Bulmers Live at Leopardstown returns this summer. The first set of shows to be announced is as follows: June 11 – Aslan June 18 – The Hot Sprockets (pictured) June 25 – Delorentos July […]

Watch Fox Jaw’s ‘Siren’s Call’ video

February 25th, 2015 by


Released on on digital download and limited edition transparent purple 7″ vinyl next month, Fox Jaw’s new single ‘Siren’s Call’ also comes with a timely, sweet video on the nature of forgotten and forbidden love. Watch it and get ready for the Marriage Equality vote in May. See the band live at the following dates: […]

Win Absolut DIY live photography slot tonight

February 25th, 2015 by

Deafheaven, Whelans, Dublin

In a collaboration, Dublin’s international design event Offset (taking place March 5-6) and Absolut vodka are running a series of creative workshops in the city this week under the Absolut DIY banner. One of these events features State photographer Olga Kuzmenko providing a masterclass in getting a great live photo while Faune play in the […]

Twin Atlantic set for the Limelight 1, Belfast

February 23rd, 2015 by


Following on from the success of last year’s The Great Divide, Scottish rockers Twin Atlantic have announced that they’ll be playing the Limelight 1, Belfast, this coming May 1st, as part of their wider tour.  Fusing rock, punk and now with a mature focus on the compositional complexities of a great pop record, Twin Atlantic should deliver […]