Listen: Rebekah Fitch – ‘Broken Mind’

March 5th, 2018 by

An absorbing, short, sharp collection of songs mired in melancholy and wrought with emotion, Rebekah Fitch’s latest effort – the Broken Mind EP – marks a promising, if not dark, new beginning for the NI singer-songwriter. A four-track offering, the EP delves into serious introspection, with lyrical themes that are often muddied by the singer’s […]

Listen: Stoat – Try Not to Think About It

February 21st, 2018 by

Released just over a week ago, Try Not to Think About It by Dublin indie-rock trio Stoat is testament to the old adage of good things come to those who wait. Arguably the strongest piece of recorded music the band have committed to stereo, this latest effort is filled to the brim with witty, deft […]

Listen to Old Hannah’s sublime new single ‘Follow’

February 14th, 2018 by

The first single to be taken from their upcoming debut LP Borealis, ‘Follow’ sees Old Hannah regroup for something of a change of pace. Having been loosely performing live together for some years now, the group of family and friends quickly became a must-see live act in 2013, and the release of a couple of well-received EPs has set […]

Live Music Photo Exhibition opens in Dublin

January 23rd, 2018 by

An exhibition of music photography (‘What We Did In The Shadows’) is open in the Bernard, Shaw on Richmond St, Dublin 2 from this coming Friday, 26 Jan. It features some of State’s most industrious names in shooting-from-the-pit – Leah Carroll and Kieran Frost as well as Kathrin Baumbach, Colm Kelly, Lucy Foster and James Murray. It showcases […]

Get festive with the new single from Wyvern Lingo

December 3rd, 2017 by

Partly written as a response to Simon and Garfunkel’s ‘I Am A Rock’, the latest single from trio Wyvern Lingo – ‘Snow II’ – is a delectable taste of what to expect from the band’s forthcoming full-length due out in early 2018. A fitting title given the time of year, ‘Snow II’ is a lilting, […]

Watch: Alien She – ‘Feed Me’

November 27th, 2017 by

Taken from their debut LP Feeler (out now via Art For Blind Records), get yer ears around the new track from Dublin garage-rock / punk trio Alien She. Firstly, because it rocks. Secondly, it rocks so much, we’re slightly concerned as to why we haven’t found and subsequently featured Aoife Mairead, Katie O’Neill, and Darragh McCabe before. […]

Listen to new music from Cork-based experimental electronic artist Trick Mist

November 27th, 2017 by

We’ve featured the ethereal electronica / folk stylings of Cork based Gavin Murray before, mainly because we were so enamoured by his unusual approach to traditional folk arrangements. As Trick Mist, Murray wraps his hauntingly beautiful compositions in an angular sheen, offering the listener a juxtaposition of tones that eschew the norm. Latest offering ‘Fraction’ […]

Watch the new video for ‘Cruelest Animal’ by Cork’s The Sunshine Factory

November 24th, 2017 by

Cork neo-psych five-piece The Sunshine Factory have just recently released the new video for rather stellar single ‘Cruelest Animal’, taken from their upcoming EP of the same name (Nov 30). A blissfully hypnotic concoction of spaced-out drone and motorik rhythm, the track comes equipped with kaleidoscopic visuals from For Eyes Creatives. With the EP launch […]

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 […]