Saxon to play Dublin and Belfast shows

May 31st, 2016 by


Monsters of British heavy metal Saxon have announced headline shows for both Belfast and Dublin on Sunday October 30th and Monday November 1st, at Limelight 1 and The Academy respectively. The gigs come as part of the band’s anticipated Battering Ram tour and includes support from fellow British metal outfits Fastway and Girlschool. Boasting 37 years in the music business, […]

Down With Jazz taking place this weekend

May 31st, 2016 by


Now in its fifth year, Down With Jazz is a weekend festival run by the Improvised Music Company that takes place this Saturday and Sunday of the June weekend in Meeting House Square. Readers may be familiar with the IMC’s other mini jazz festivals that run annually, like the excellent 12 Points festival at the Project […]

KnockanStockan, KFest and Townlands Carnival line-up news

May 27th, 2016 by


The sun is shining and the festival season is about to kick off in earnest and three of our favourite events are bringing us some exciting news on the line-up front. KFest in Killorglin, Co Kerry takes place next weekend and features a number of shows, all on a pay what you want basis – […]

Stream The Strokes’ new Future Present Past EP

May 27th, 2016 by

The Strokes

They began sharing a couple of new tracks yesterday, after a three-year silence, but now The Strokes have made new EP Future Present Past available to stream in full. Set for release on June 3rd, their latest effort comes after a somewhat lengthy break since 2013’s Comedown Machine. It’s like they never went away, right?

Stendhal Festival of Art 2016 reveal lineup

May 27th, 2016 by

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The award-winning Stendhal Festival of Art, Limavady, has revealed its music lineup for 2016, with acts including Badly Drawn Boy (pictured), DJ Yoda, Therapy?, Lynched, The Bonnevilles, The Emerald Armada, Ports, Ryan Vail, Paddy Nash and The Happy Enchiladas, Jealous of the Birds, Brand New Friend, Homespun Soundsystem, Sons of Burlap, The Woodburning Savages, Wolves of Youth, The Whereabouts […]

Listen: The Strokes – ‘OBLIVIUS’

May 26th, 2016 by

The Strokes

Shared today by The Strokes with the announcement that their new EP Future Present Past will be released on June 3rd, listen to ‘OBLIVIUS’, the first single to be taken from it, here. The Strokes haven’t released new music since 2013’s Comedown Machine so let us know what you think about the track and their return.

Open House festival reveal stellar lineup

May 26th, 2016 by

The Damned

Northern Irish multi-faceted festival Open House have revealed their programme for the month of August and it’s as jam-packed as ever. Featuring over 100 events spanning music, theatre, food & drink, literature, film, comedy, art, and everything in between, Open House will operate its extensive list of events throughout a number of venues in Bangor, Co. […]

Watch: Not Monsters – On Tilt

May 26th, 2016 by

Not Monsters

We brought new an exclusive on ‘On Tilt’, the debut single from Not Monsters a while back and now the track has been complimented by a wonderfully inventive video from director Penny-Merelle Gray. See them launch it at the Grand Social on Saturday.

Factory Floor share new track and album details

May 26th, 2016 by


Factory Floor have revealed that their second album for DFA, 25 25, will be released on August 19th. The follow up to their 2013 eponymous debut, 25 25 has been described as a “mesmerising dance of percussion, fragmented voice and melody”. Ahead of the full length release, get to grips with the typically feverish first single ‘Dial Me In’ below. […]

New music from Wild Beasts

May 25th, 2016 by

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Wild Beasts have announced that their new album Boy King will be released on 5th August 2016 with its first single ‘Get My Bang’ released today. The video for ‘Get My Bang’ was shot in Belgrade and directed by Olivier Groulx (Arcade Fire, alt-J, Scott Walker) featuring vocalist Hayden Thorpe’s twisted routine of Justin Timberlake-meets-Trent Reznor […]

Watch: Oh Boland – ‘Where’s The Beach’

May 24th, 2016 by

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Their latest single proper, Galway three-piece noise-poppers Oh Boland have shared the video for ‘Where’s The Beach’ and it’s a ray of lo-fi sunshine. Taken from an upcoming cassette, to be released on Dublin’s Little L Records, that will feature contributions from Junk Drawer, Shrug Life and That Snaake, ‘Where’s The Beach’ was recorded with Liam Day, […]

Dinosaur Jr confirm Vicar St show

May 24th, 2016 by


Emerging from the ethereal alt-rock mists of time, legendary Massachusetts outfit Dinosaur Jr have confirmed a show at Dublin’s Vicar St for November 15th. The announcement comes after a string of coups for the iconic venue, and we’re fairly certain this one will be a quick seller, given the upcoming release of new album Give a […]

Listen to some smooth future RnB from AikJ

May 24th, 2016 by

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Sounding as fresh as ever, AikJ‘s latest cut ‘Suite Life’ is an evocative slice of melodic, insistent future RnB from the Dublin native and Face of 2016. There’s a funky, soulful undercurrent running through it that is as colourful as the bubblegum album artwork, and having preceded the release with a series of strong singles, […]

Watch: Lisa O’Neill – ‘Gormlaith’s Grieving’

May 20th, 2016 by


Taken from her current album Potholes In The Sky, Lisa O’Neill has shared the video for ‘Gormlaith’s Grieving’, a quiet, understated arrangement of tremendous beauty and Irish folklore storytelling, namely that of Gormlaith, the wife of Brian Boru. The video itself is as compelling, and features a visualised journey of sorts that brings to mind redemption and contemplation. […]