Homebeat to curate Body & Soul Tree Haus

May 28th, 2015 by

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No sooner had we compiled our list of the acts not to miss at Irish festivals this summer, than Body & Soul go and mess up our plans by announcing a new stage for next month’s event. Put together by Homebeat, the all Irish bill includes My Tribe Your Tribe, Carriages, Planet Parade, Liza Flume, […]

Third Smoke to support Ham Sandwich at Olympia

May 27th, 2015 by

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Having impressed us at our Faces of May show, Third Smoke return to Dublin on Friday night as special guests of Ham Sandwich. It should be quite the night at the Olympia Theatre, with the headliners still in celebratory mood following the success of their Stories From The Surface album. A few tickets are still […]

Beach House announce Dublin and Belfast dates

May 27th, 2015 by


With a new album Depression Cherry due at the end of August, Beach House head out on the road in the autumn and will be swinging by Ireland for a couple of dates. The Baltimore duo play Mandela Hall, Belfast (Oct 24th) and Vicar St (25th). Tickets go on sale on Friday.

The Prodigy & Public Enemy Irish shows

May 26th, 2015 by


Now here’s a double bill we didn’t see coming. The Prodigy have announced two Irish shows for the end of the year, complete with Public Enemy as support. See the pairing at Dublin’s 3Arena on November 30th and the Belfast Odyssey Arena on Dec 1st. Tickets for both shows go on sale this Friday.

Soja for Dublin’s Academy

May 25th, 2015 by


Hailing from the vibrant Washington DC reggae and dub scene (home to Bad Brains amongst others), Soja follow last summer’s sold out show in the capital with a date at the Academy on 19th August. Touring in support of their new Amid the Noise and Haste album, tickets go on sale this Thursday 28th.

Another Love Story details announced

May 25th, 2015 by


A small but perfectly formed weekender at Kllyon Manor in Meath, Happenings and Homebeat’s Another Love Story is to make a return on 21st – 23rd August. Live acts: Loah | Leo Drezden | Come On Live Long (pictured) | I Have A Tribe | Valerie Francis | Attention Bébé | Buffalo Woman | Margie […]

Girl Band announce album launch show

May 20th, 2015 by

One of the year’s most anticipated releases for a lot of people, Girl Band have confirmed that their debut album (as yet untitled) will see the light of day this autumn. There’s no exact date yet but, seeing as they play a launch show at the Button Factory on Saturday 7th November, we suspect Friday […]

Calvary playing in Whelan’s Tonight

May 20th, 2015 by

Emerging Irish ones-to-watch Calvary, fronted by the evergreen Mark Campbell, will be appearing at Whelan’s tonight as they prepare to release their debut EP later this year. Tickets are priced at €10 and are available here.

More Longitude additions

May 20th, 2015 by


The bill for the Longitude weekend has expanded with the news of a number of additions, including the return of the Red Bull Music Academy. Joining the fun from 17th – 19th July are Le Galaxie (pictured), Carl Craig, Cashmere Cat, Leon Bridges, Josef Salvat, Haelos, All Tvvins, Brame, EMBRZ, Frank B, Jeremy Underground, Wife, […]

Listen to Bitch Falcon’s ‘Breed’

May 20th, 2015 by

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Premiered on Nialler9 last night, Bitch Falcon’s first foray into life as a trio suggests that not much has changed, which can only be a good thing. See them support Fucked Up at Hanger on Friday night. Photo: Olga Kuzmenko

John Grant for Dublin return

May 20th, 2015 by


One of the most consistently well received live acts on these shores, John Grant is to play Vicar St on 9th November. While work has started on his third studio album, this European tour looks to be a final victory lap for Pale Green Ghosts. Tickets go on sale tomorrow.

Watch Fierce Mild’s ‘Equal People’ video

May 19th, 2015 by


Taken from their excellent Yes n Yes n Yes EP, premiered on State last week, Fierce Mild have released a video for the track ‘Equal People’. With the lyric “be part of history / vote Yes n Yes n Yes” and a clip that features the Union of Students in Ireland trying to set the […]