YouBloom at Bloom ’17

May 29th, 2017 by

The bank holiday weekend is nearly upon us and with it the usual number of events across the country. There’s only one where you’ll find horticulture and music crossing over, however, as the annual Bloom Festival in Dublin’s Phoenix Park once more plays host to a selection of artists who’ll be appearing at the YouBloom […]


BARE In The Woods festival cancelled

May 24th, 2017 by

Despite – or perhaps because – appearing to grow rapidly in a short space of time, the organisers of the BARE In The Woods festival have postponed the event, due to take place next month and set to feature the likes of Ham Sandwich (pictured). “It is with great regret that we wish to inform […]


Joey Bada$$ will play the Olympia Theatre in October

May 22nd, 2017 by

One of hip hop’s most talented young proponents, Joey Bada$$ will play Dublin’s Olympia Theatre on the 30th of October. The rapper has previously made appearances at the Academy and the Irish festival circuit. Following on from All Amerikkkan Bada$$ and having recently teamed up with Dublin’s Rejjie Snow for ‘Purple Tuesday’, fans are in for […]


Listen to a new EP from Burial

May 19th, 2017 by

Following on from Youth Death / Nightmarket, a nice surprise release from Burial last November, and a recent remix of Goldie’s seminal ‘Inner City Life’, the producer has today quietly put out a new two-track EP. Subtemple / Beachfires is a pretty stunning representation of the kind of murky, dubby soundscapes and haunted synths Burial does so well. Listen to the […]


Grizzly Bear set for Vicar St show

May 19th, 2017 by

With the announcement of new album Painted Ruins (out August 18th via RCA), experimental indie-rockers Grizzly Bear have announced a headline show at Vicar St, Dublin, on the 5th of October. Their fifth full-length record, Painted Ruins is preceded by new track ‘Mourning Sound’, which you can listen to below. Tickets for the Grizzly Bear […]


Listen to new music from Beauty Sleep

May 19th, 2017 by

No doubt wowing the industry hordes at the Great Escape right now, Beauty Sleep haven’t put a foot wrong so far and keep up the good work with new track ‘All In’. The single is released today, with the band set to play Castlepalooza later in the summer.


Details revealed for Forbidden Fruit by Night

May 18th, 2017 by

As is usually the case after the main party winds down, the afterparty becomes of prime importance. In this respect, Forbidden Fruit may well have you covered for another year. Set to takeover some key venues in and around Dublin city centre during the June Bank Holiday weekend, Forbidden Fruit by Night has revealed its […]


RIP Chris Cornell

May 18th, 2017 by

One of the most iconic voices of a generation, Soundgarden and Audioslave frontman, and accomplished solo artist, Chris Cornell has sadly passed away at the age of 52. A statement from his representative, Brian Bumbery says Cornell died on Wednesday night in Detroit. The legendary grunge pioneer was still touring, and had remaining dates to play. […]


Celtronic announces its 2017 headliners

May 17th, 2017 by

Returning to Derry for its seventeenth anniversary (!!) this summer, Wednesday June 28th  – Sunday July 2nd, Celtronic has revealed the headline acts taking over venues like The Guildhall and St Columb’s Hall. Detroit legend Carl Craig, Ellen Allien, Shit Robot, Ben UFO, The Black Madonna, Levon Vincent, Job Jobse, as well as homegrown talent […]


Win tickets to Sun Kil Moon at Vicar St

May 16th, 2017 by

The inimitable Mark Kozelek and his Sun Kil Moon will descend on Vicar St to play their biggest headline Irish show on the 28th of November, as part of a wider tour. Having recently released Common as Light and Love Are Red Valleys of Blood, this is no doubt an opportunity for Kozelek to take the record en […]


Sim Simma launch new festival

May 15th, 2017 by

Having spent the past three years hosting parties across the country, Sim Simma are taking what is probably the natural step and launching their own one day festival Simma Down. Taking place in Grangecon, Co. Wicklow on July 8th and a fully family friendly event promoting music, workshops, art, food, spoken word and sustainability., the […]


Bonnie Tyler joins Punchestown Festival lineup

May 11th, 2017 by

WHAT YEAR IS IT?? It’s 2017, buddy, and the year that sees the ’80s take over Punchestown racecourse for a raft of shows under the Punchestown Festival guise. Joining the likes of Culture Club, Tom Jones, ABC, Dr Hook, Roland Gift (Fine Young Cannibals), Deacon Blue, and a fistful of others, is Bonnie Tyler. That’s […]


The National announce Irish dates & share new music

May 11th, 2017 by

Rejoice all ye fans of Ohio alt-indie rockers The National, as they’ve revealed that their new tour will kick off in Ireland this coming September. Set to release new album Sleep Well Beast on September 8th via 4AD, The National will precede a worldwide jaunt with a date at Cork’s Opera House on the 16th […]


Black Rebel Motorcycle Club announce Irish dates

May 8th, 2017 by

As reliable as the passing of time, or an annual appearance by Electric Six, garage-rock gazers Black Rebel Motorcycle Club have announced a return to Ireland later this year. They’ll take in the Academy, Dublin, on October 23rd, and Belfast’s Limelight on October 24th. Set to release a new LP later this year, their back […]