All Tvvins Irish tour dates

October 1st, 2014 by

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With Adebisi Shank having come to a – premature, in our opinion – end, guitarist Lar Kaye, along with cohort Conor Adams, is turning his attention to All Tvvins. The duo are playing three shows next month, with support from Spies: Thurs 13 Nov DUBLIN, Whelan’s (Tickets €12 incl.) Fri 14 Nov BELFAST, McHugh’s (Tickets […]


Body & Soul to host Shapeshifters Ball at IMMA

October 1st, 2014 by

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Ever the ones to push the envelope, Body & Soul have announced a new event for later this month, taking place at the Irish Museum of Modern Art in Dublin. Presented in association with the Bram Stoker Festival, the Shapeshifters Ball is described as an evening of macabre, veiled mischief and will cross the creative […]


Northern Ireland Music Prize 2014 shortlist

September 30th, 2014 by

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Featuring more than a few State favourites, the shortlist for this year’s Northern Irish album of the year reads as follows: Alana Henderson – Windfall Ed Zealous – Wired Little Matador – Little Matador Malibu Shark Attack (pictured) – Malibu Shark Attack Mojo Fury – The Difference Between More Than Conquerors – Everything I’ve Learnt […]


Catfish & The Bottlemen to Headline Whelans

September 29th, 2014 by

One of the most stealthily hyped bands of the year are finally starting to follow up on the early promise of their piece-meal emergence. The Welsh rockers have been making waves with their surprise hit ‘Rango’ since the start of they year but without ever fully capitalising on it’s success. Sounding like a party in […]


Get Thom Yorke’s new album now

September 26th, 2014 by

A man with form for surprise releases, Thom Yorke has announced that his new album Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes is out and available to download through BitTorrent here. A statement reads: As an experiment we are using a new version of BitTorrent to distribute a new Thom Yorke record. The new Torrent files have a pay […]


Adebisi Shank call it quits

September 24th, 2014 by

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In age when bands never seem to go out on a high, Adebisi Shank are splitting just weeks after the release of their superb third album. A statement from the band reads as follows… Dear friends, We hereby announce the end of a band called Adebisi Shank. From the three of us to all of […]


FMC Tour ’14 details

September 23rd, 2014 by

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Always a handy snapshot of what’s happening musically in the country, this year’s FMC Tour is perhaps the most heavyweight to date. Fight Like Apes, Kid Karate and Sleep Thieves (pictured) will join forces for six shows later in the year. Thursday 6th November: Dolan’s Limerick Friday 7th November: Roisin Dubh Galway Saturday 8th November: […]


Manics celebrate The Holy Bible

September 23rd, 2014 by

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Very much the aficionados selection from their back catalogue, the Manic Street Preachers are to mark the 20th anniversary of The Holy Bible album with a series of special shows in December. Playing the album in full for the first time, the dates will include a return to the Roundhouse in London – the scene […]


HWCH special guests revealed

September 19th, 2014 by

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Only a few weeks away now, HWCH ’14 will feature three special guests performing headline slots in Meeting House Square over the festival’s three nights – Soak (2nd Oct), Ham Sandwich (3rd) and Fight Like Apes (4th). In addition, the full details for the HWCH and the City daytime live events have been released here. […]


The Hot Sprockets announce Irish tour

September 19th, 2014 by

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Drawing what has to be their most successful year to a close, The Hot Sprockets take to the road in November and December, including their biggest headline show to date: Thursday November 6th – Harbour Bar, Bray Friday November 7th – Pine Grove, Myrtleville Saturday November 15th – Green Room Live, Letterkenny Friday November 21st […]


Free Download – We Cut Corners’ Live EP

September 17th, 2014 by

Recorded last March at St. Pat’s College in Dublin, We Cut Corners’ live EP is now available as a free download. The EP features tracks from this year’s astounding THINKNOTHING as well as tracks from their 2011 debut. Conall and John will be performing live with the RTE Concert Orchestra this Friday as part of […]


The Minutes headline Gaza benefit this week

September 15th, 2014 by

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Put together by our Oxjam Electric Picnic colleagues at Abner Browns along with the Last Mixed Tape, Pickled Onion Records and Select Sessions, this Wednesday night’s Gig For Gaza benefit at the Sugar Club boasts an impressive line-up. The Minutes lead a bill that also features Buffalo Sunn, Youth Mass, The Eskies and Moongoose. Entry […]


Damien Rice album details

September 9th, 2014 by

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Having emerged from hiding for a 25th anniversary Whelans show earlier in the summer, Damien Rice breaks his eight year studio silence on October 31st with the release of new album My Favourite Faded Fantasy. Produced by Rice and Rick Rubin, the record is available to pre-order here.


Win Tickets To See In The Willows & Hawk

September 5th, 2014 by

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MCD and State.ie are offering two tickets to see In The Willows and Hawk in an intimate double-header upstairs in Whelan’s next Friday, September 11th. All you have to do is answer the following question: Julie Hawk is from which county? Answers to [email protected] by 5pm next Wednesday and we’ll announce the winner on Thursday.