Aindrias De Staic’s ‘Seven Shades’ returns to Dublin

November 20th, 2017 by

Following its premier sell-out run at this year’s Dublin Fringe Festival and The Vodafone Comedy Carnival, Aindrias De Staic’s Seven Shades returns to Dublin on Sunday 26th Nov. Seven Shades promises an evening of music, madness and mischief in a Whest of Ireland stylie as the mean fiddler chronicles the trials and tribulations of an allegedly […]

Watch: Rory Nellis – ‘Wild’

November 10th, 2017 by

The last single to be taken from his new album There Are Enough Songs In The World, which launches tomorrow evening in the MAC, Belfast (info here), ‘Wild’ sees singular NI singer-songwriter Rory Nellis applying his familiar motifs of emotive chord progressions and atmospheric crescendos to proceedings. A continuation of sorts from previous efforts we’ve featured, musically, the track […]

Indiependence ’18 tickets go on sale

November 6th, 2017 by

It may be a little early, but not ones to buck the current trend of getting the festival ticket sales flowing, Cork’s Indiependence has released its first batch for 2018’s outing. The Deer Farm shindig is set to take place from 3-5 August 2018, and following on from a sold-out string of performances from the […]

Watch: Malojian – ‘Let Your Weirdness Carry You Home’

October 31st, 2017 by

Taken from his recent, most excellent new full-length Let Your Weirdness Carry You Home, Malojian (Northern Irish singer-songwriter treasure Stephen Scullion) has shared the video for the title track and it’s really quite beautiful. Shot and directed by Belfast filmmaker and photographer Colm Laverty (who also filmed a documentary with Malojian around the recording of the latest album), […]

Guinness Cork Jazz Festival 2017

October 24th, 2017 by

It’s that time of year again, with the Guinness Cork Jazz Festival celebrating it’s 40th anniversary this year. It should come as no surprise for regular festival goers that the main hub of activity for the seasoned swingers is the Everyman Theatre, where the serious musos can listen unperturbed to veterans of the genre such […]

Listen: Tuath – ‘Cuz Why?’

October 16th, 2017 by

Droning, melodic, hypnotising – all attributes that the experimentally driven psych-rock outfit Tuath have deftly displayed throughout their blossoming career so far. Taken from their upcoming Youth EP, latest offering ‘Cuz Why?’ offers the listener a spiralling hodge-podge of deep and vibrant guitar lines and sombre, bittersweet vocals, all lovingly stirred in the technicolour pot of Rob […]

Perfume Genius announces December Tivoli Theatre show

September 5th, 2017 by

Having just begun an ungodly comedown after Electric Picnic (probably?), and with a killer record in No Shape released to critical acclaim earlier this year, Perfume Genius has announced a headline show for Dublin’s Tivoli Theatre, on Saturday 2nd December 2017. Tickets, priced at €23.50 including booking fee, go on sale on Friday 8th September at 9am and can be […]

Win a pair of tickets to American Football at the Button Factory

September 1st, 2017 by

Alt-Emo legends American Football play Dublin’s Button Factory on Monday, 4 September – but you already knew that, didn’t you? Eh? They also released a beast of an album back in October ’16, the eponymous follow up to their eponymous debut, which, incidentally, was the follow up to their eponymous EP. State has a pair of […]

Details & artists revealed for Battle for the Lake 2017

August 31st, 2017 by

Battle for the Lake is returning for a its seventh annual outing and has revealed the artist lineup details taking to Mayo’s Keel lake from the 29th of September – 1st October 2017. Set on Achill Island, Keel lake will host the likes of Daithi, Military Road, Vernon Jane, Wollff, Paddy Casey, Wob, Megacone, and more. More than a […]

Win tickets to Moira Calling Festival 2017

August 31st, 2017 by

A rather new addition to the Irish festival calendar, Moira Calling is set to return to Moira, Co. Armagh from the 8th-9th of September. With a lineup including the likes of Emerald Armada, Girls Names, Stomptown Brass, brand new friend, Franklyn, Ryan Vail, Orchid Collective, Silences, and more, it’s set to be an unmissable celebration […]

Watch: Rews continue to impress with latest effort ‘Shine’

August 24th, 2017 by

One of our Faces of 2017, London-based Irish duo Rews have released a new single. ‘Shine’ is taken from the band’s debut album, Pyro, which was recorded at Abbey Road Studios and is scheduled for release on the 3rd of November. The track itself is indicative of the skill and ferocity with which the duo continue to carve […]

Watch: Pursued by Dogs – ‘Iceland’

August 23rd, 2017 by

And now for something a little different… The second release from Pursued By Dogs’ forthcoming debut full-length, ‘Iceland’ follows on from ‘A Tunnel’ and sees the band take on board Kilkenny-based animator, Suzanne Williams for the visual accompaniment. The video for ‘Iceland’, in fact, is a snippet of from Suzanne’s short film Terrain. Recorded by producer James […]

Casa Bacardi at Electric Picnic 2017 reveals artists and stage times

August 23rd, 2017 by

Returning once again to bring the best of homegrown and international dance music to Electric Picnic, Casa Bacardi have revealed those all important stage times. So, get the itinerary put together to see Mylo, Jackmaster (check out his recent Boiler Room below), Krafty Kuts, Mix & Fairbanks, Hammer, and many more bring the bass to […]