Spank Rock announces new EP for December

November 27th, 2014 by


Hip-hop/EDM extraordinaire and all round lyrical champ Spank Rock has announced that his new EP The Upside will get its official release on December 9th, through Boysnoize Records.  His first release since 2011, The Upside will feature collaborations from Kid Kamillion, Noah Breakfast, and of course, Boys Noize himself.  Get in the mood by watching the video below for new […]

Video: Axis Of – Wetsuit

November 26th, 2014 by


Northern Irish North Coasters and all-round Punk/Alt-rock powerhouse trio Axis Of have released the video to accompany their new single ‘Wetsuit’.  The first track to be taken from their second LP The Mid Brae Inn, ‘Wetsuit’ is a reminder of the riffage that these chaps continue to bring to the table.  Have a look at the video […]

Video: Runaway Go – Ashes

November 26th, 2014 by


To mark the announcement of their debut album, Belfast’s Runaway Go have released the video for ‘Ashes’, the first single and opening track from the highly anticipated, upcoming LP Alive.  Beginning with ‘Ashes’, a sweet, melody filled indie-pop gem, the band will release one track a month for the next 9 months, giving fans the opportunity to hear […]

Slane date announced; Hozier and Kaiser Chiefs join bill

November 26th, 2014 by

Foo Fighters, who have already been confirmed as headliners for Slane Castle 2015, have been joined on the bill by Kaiser Chiefs and Hozier with more names yet to be added. Tickets for the event, scheduled for Saturday May 30th, will go on sale on December 1st at 9am from Ticketmaster and usual outlets priced […]

Home Beat, Blue Moon Present Lost Wednesday series at the RHA

November 25th, 2014 by


This Wednesday, November 26th, Home Beat is teaming up with Blue Moon for the second in the RHA’s series of Blue Moon Lost Wednesdays.  Showcasing some of Dublin’s most innovative creative forces, the Royal Hibernian Academy will play host to music from the likes of Somadrome and Sleep Thieves, art from the Futures scheme (a mix of […]

Simi Crowns to support Mos Def at Dublin’s Vicar Street

November 21st, 2014 by


Once upon a time, the phrase “Irish Hip-Hop” would have been considered either an hilarious in-joke or a complex philosophical impossibility.  Thankfully those days are long gone, for Ireland’s blossoming hip-hop scene seems to be going from strength to strength.  Presently, there is no more poignant an example than Dublin rapper and all round good-guy […]

Wild Beasts, King Creosote and more join Other Voices

November 20th, 2014 by


New names have been announced for next month’s Other Voices gathering in Dingle, taking place from 12th – 14th December. Wild Beasts, King Creosote, Belgian jazz singer Melanie Di Biasio and French-Cuban twins Ibeyi will perform in the Church of St. James’, while A Lazarus Soul, Daithi, Floor Staff, Marc O’ Reilly and Ye Vagabonds […]

u:mack presents Autechre at District 8

November 20th, 2014 by


One of the most respected and prolific acts associated with the Electronica genre, Autechre are set to make a rare appearance at District 8 on the 19th of December.  Having built a solid reputation for creating glitchy, intricate and inimitable electronic music, the Warp records stalwarts are a fine example of an act whose reputation precedes them, […]

Cathy Davey, We Cut Corners for 25th Whelans Xmas

November 20th, 2014 by


Continuing their 25th anniversary celebrations, Whelans will be holding a special Christmas event featuring Cathy Davey, We Cut Corners and more on the 2nd of December.  With a reputation for consistently showcasing the best of Irish music and artists from further afield, this event should be nothing short of sweet, festive goodness.  Davey, presently one […]

Video: Jape – The Hearts Desire

November 19th, 2014 by


Giving us the major freak-outs in the best way possible, Jape’s new video for ‘The Hearts Desire’ is a swirling, hypnotic explosion of colour and cool.  The track ain’t half bad either.  Take a look below and quietly contemplate the release of their fifth studio album The Chemical Sea,  due for release on January 23rd.

Video: Public Service Broadcasting – Gagarin

November 18th, 2014 by


Having dealt with earthly matters on their Inform-Educate-Entertain debut, Public Service Broadcasting look up for next year’s The Race For Space LP. New track ‘Gagarin’ gives us a taste of what to expect, complete with a suitably funky, astronaut themed video. See them in Dublin and Belfast next May.

Orla Gartland for Sugar Club takeover

November 18th, 2014 by


Dublin indie-pop songstress Orla Gartland has announced that she’ll be taking over The Sugar Club on the 15th of February for two shows in one day.  With supporting credits for the likes of Bastille, John Newman and Kodaline, as well as having won-over the festival crowds at Electric Picnic and Independence, Gartland is quickly becoming a […]