Listen to Grand Pocket Orchestra’s debut album

August 23rd, 2010 by


Grand Pocket Orchestra’s will release their debut album The Ice Cream with a launch gig on Saturday in Whelan’s with guests Girls Names and Hipster Youth. Tickets: €10 or €15 with CD. The album is streaming now via the band’s Soundcloud. 18 songs in 36 minutes! Photoshoot by Loreana Rushe. [nggallery id=254]

Ou Est Le Swimming Pool singer dies by suicide at festival

August 23rd, 2010 by


Ou Est Le Swimming Pool singer Charles Haddon sadly committed suicide at the Pukkelpop festival in Belgium, it has been confirmed. Aged 22, he is said to have jumped from a telecommunications mast in the artist parking area of the festival. The band had performed earlier that day. A British Foreign Office spokeswoman who said: […]

Holy Fuck for Dublin and Belfast

August 23rd, 2010 by


Holy Fuck have announced two Irish dates in November. The Toronto band who recently released their superb album Latin, will play The Speakeasy, Belfast on November 18th (£TBC) and Whelan’s, Dublin on Friday 19th November (€18 plus fees). Tickets are on sale this Wednesday at 9am.

New Sufjan Stevens EP available now

August 20th, 2010 by


Sufjan Stevens has released a new eight-track 60 minute EP today via Bandcamp. All Delighted People is $5 to purchase. All Delighted People is built around two different versions of Sufjan’s long-form epic ballad “All Delighted People,” a dramatic homage to the Apocalypse, existential ennui, and Paul Simon’s “Sounds of Silence.” Sounds delightful, yes! The […]

Win tickets to Besnard Lakes next Tuesday

August 20th, 2010 by


Next Tuesday the 24th, Montreal’s Besnard Lakes are in town for a show in The Academy 2. They will be playing tracks from their most recent The Besnard Lakes Are The Roaring Night album. We’ve got two pairs of tickets to giveaway to the gig (saving you and a friend €16.50 each). Send an email […]

Hear 4 tracks from Philip Selway’s album

August 20th, 2010 by


Radiohead fans! The drummer has made an album. So is it a vanity project or genuinely good? You can decide somewhat for yourself here as four tracks from Philip Selway’s Familial, are now streaming for all. The labum is released on Monday 30th August through Bella Union. Philip Selway – Familial (Album Sampler) by Bella […]

New song from The Ting Tings – ‘Hands’

August 20th, 2010 by


The Ting Tings are back with another infectious tune, ‘Hands’, which is streaming on the band’s myspace. There’s a new-wave disco feel to the track and Katie’s vocal is somewhat softer than anything off We Started Nothing. The new album Massage Kunst (German for massage arts) is set for release later this year.

Thin Lizzy announce Belfast and Dublin gigs

August 20th, 2010 by


Thin Lizzy have confirmed two dates in February for Irish fans: The Waterfront, Belfast on 16th February (£27-30 plus booking fee) and Olympia Theatre, Dublin on 17th February 2011 (€33.60 – €38.60 plus booking fee). Next year will see the 25th anniversary of Vibe for Philo which takes place in Vicar Street on January 4th. […]

Electric Picnic – day by day breakdown

August 20th, 2010 by


Electric Picnic 2010 is only a fortnight away and the day by day breakdown has been released, it reads as follows. (If you haven’t got your ticket already you may buy them here.) Friday Roxy Music Public Image Limited Modest Mouse The Waterboys Jonsi (Sigur Ros) Marc Almond Janelle Monae Eels Foals Booka Shade Duke […]

This week with Kanye West: the remix, Justin Bieber & Twitter.

August 20th, 2010 by


It seems that when Kanye West turns his hand to anything he never gives less than 100%. He’s only a few weeks on Twitter and West is using the medium to it’s fullest potential whilst entertaining his 731, 832 followers with witty anecdotes, social commentaries and downright hilarious quotes such as ‘Chris Rock just told […]

Hard Working Class Heroes announce 2010 bands

August 19th, 2010 by


Hard Working Class Heroes have announced the bands due to play at the festival this year from 7th to the 9th of October. This year the festival takes place in Andrews Lane Theatre, The Button Factory, The Mercantile, The Grand Social (formerly Pravda), The Sweeney Mongrel, Twisted Pepper and The Workmans Club. Weekend Tickets are […]

Republic of Loose confirmed for Sligo Live Sessions

August 19th, 2010 by


Republic of Loose will play live on Sunday, 24th October 2010 at The Clarence Festival Club, Sligo as part of Sligo Live Sessions. Sligo Live Sessions takes place from Thursday, 21st to Monday, 25th October and weekend tickets for the whole she-bang are available at the early bird price of €75. it will feature almost […]

15 acts added to Temple House Festival

August 19th, 2010 by


After two previous announcements, Temple House Festival have added 15 more acts to the bill for the festival which takes place on Temple House estate near Ballymote in Sligo from 10th to 12th September on 4 stages over 3 days. New additions: Preachers Son, Bipolar Empire, Majella Murphy , The Dub Doctor Sound System, The […]