Watch: Bantum & Loah – ‘Take It’

February 11th, 2016 by

Loah at State Faces 2015 launch by Kieran Frost

Premiered by our buddy Nialler9 yesterday, the new collaboration between electronic producer Bantum and Irish / Sierra Leonean soul singer Loah (pictured) is a treat. ‘Take It’, along with the accompanying video by by Peter O’Brien of Motherland. Setting the scene for two distinctly different, yet promising career paths for Bantum and Loah, ‘Take It’ is the first […]

Kanye reveals final (hopefully?) album title & tracklist

February 11th, 2016 by


If you’ve been enjoying the nauseating yet exhilarating rollercoaster-ride that is the release info surrounding Yeezy’s  latest full-length, you’ll either be pleased (or not) to know that it has a final-ish title and tracklist. The Life of Pablo, bizarrely, has been revealed as the title for Kanye’s seventh studio LP, and the tracklist, as seen below, was […]

Foals announce Live at the Marquee show

February 11th, 2016 by


After blowing us away last night at Dublin’s 3Arena (review to come soon), Foals have announced a performance for Live at the Marquee, Cork, on July 5th. Nice. To ensure you get to see Yannis & co ahead of festival season, make sure and grab a ticket here, when they go on sale next Thursday, February […]

Update: Bruce Springsteen adds second Croke Park date

February 11th, 2016 by


After last year’s gig rumours proved to be wide of the mark, we’re delighted to say that Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band will be visiting us on their current tour – revisiting the classic album The River. They play Croke Park (their first time at the stadium) on Friday May 27th, with tickets […]

Dublin Sound Lab presents new MUSIC CURRENT festival

February 10th, 2016 by


Dublin will welcome a brand new music festival this April with the launch of MUSIC CURRENT at the Smock Alley Theatre and Contemporary Music Centre.  Brought to us by Dublin Sound Lab – the contemporary music group that specialises in electronic and computer-mediated concert performance – the festival will showcase the best in Irish electronic music and contemporary international repertoire, and will run between […]

Electric Six to play Belfast’s Limelight 2

February 10th, 2016 by


Experimental rock outfit Electric Six have announced their welcome return to Belfast to play Limelight 2 on Friday 25th November 2016.  The Detroit six-piece, famous for a string of zany, upbeat tunes like ‘Danger, High Voltage’, ‘Gay Bar’ and ‘Dance Commander’, have sold out the same venue on several of their previous visits with their latest gig sure to be no exception. Tickets for Electric Six’s […]

Exclusive sneak-peek at EP. 2 of brand new musical comedy drama EIPIC

February 10th, 2016 by

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Penned by Mike O’Leary, one of the writers on the cult E4 drama Misfits, EIPIC is an off-beat lo-fi comedy drama that follows the fortunes of five rural teenagers who take over their local abandoned post office in 2016 to start a musical revolution. With a tremendous soundtrack featuring the likes of  LCD Sound System, Santigold, Brian Eno, Talking […]

Blanck Mass set for show at Black Box, Belfast

February 9th, 2016 by


Benjamin John Power, aka Blanck Mass, has announced that he’ll be bringing his live show to Belfast’s Black Box on April 1st. As one half of Fuck Buttons, Power’s grasp of the LOUD, compelling electronica cut knows little bounds, and recent album Dumb Flesh is a case in point, with tracks like ‘Dead Format’ and ‘Detritus’ sounding […]

Listen to some new (old) Bon Iver

February 9th, 2016 by


In something of a coup for rare(ish) music aficionados, Justin Vernon’s Bon Iver has shared an unreleased B-Side by the name of ‘Haven, Mass.’ – released as part of a cassette compilation of artists tipped to perform at Eaux Claires Music Festival. Reportedly, ‘Haven, Mass.’ was recorded around ’09 and sits aside a number of special recordings on the […]

Music events and films at the Audi Dublin International Film Festival

February 9th, 2016 by

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Music fans will have plenty to look forward to at this year’s Audi Dublin International Film Festival with a number of special events exploring the dynamic relationship between film and music. Oscar-winning composer Jan A.P. Kaczmarek (Finding Neverland, 2004) will present a masterclass about film music composition, while film preservationist Serge Bromberg will look to transport […]

Bad Manners announce 40th Anniversary Belfast gig

February 9th, 2016 by


Ska legends Bad Manners have announced a return to Belfast to celebrate their 40th Anniversary with a show at The Limelight 1 on Sunday June 26th. With several UK Top 40 hits spanning both the 80s and 90s, the London group, known for their novelty songs and bald, enormous-bodied frontman Buster Bloodvessel’s silly on-stage antics, will no doubt […]

exmagician announce Upstairs at Whelans gig

February 8th, 2016 by


To celebrate the release of their debut album Scan The Blue on March 25th, Belfast duo exmagician will be performing a special intimate live gig Upstairs at Whelans on Tuesday, the 5th of April. The acclaimed songwriting partnership behind the excellent, but short-lived band Cashier No. 9, longtime collaborators Danny Todd and James Smith have now branched out into production […]

Bryan Ferry adds second Olympia show

February 8th, 2016 by


Due to phenomenal demand, 70s glam rock legend Bryan Ferry has added a second show at Dublin’s Olympia Theatre for Thursday the 9th of June, following his original show on the Wednesday evening. The highly anticipated performance will feature a fantastic set list that combines both Roxy Music and solo hits and will include songs from Ferry’s recent critically acclaimed release ‘Avonmore’, […]

The Last Shadow Puppets announce Olympia show

February 8th, 2016 by


More good news on the gig front today as The Last Shadow Puppets reveal a date for their first ever Irish performance. The ‘supergroup’ of sorts comprised of Alex Turner, Miles Kane, producer James Ford, and Zach Dawes will take to the stage at Dublin’s Olympia Theatre on Thursday the 26th of May, with tickets available […]