Electric Picnic Bacardi B-Live stage times announced

August 31st, 2010 by


The Bacardi B-Live Arena lineup has been announced for Electric Picnic. Names down on the list so far include: Friday 3rd September 1500-1730 Calvin James 1730-1930 Greg Wilson 1930-2100 Zombie Disco Squad 2100-2300 A Skillz & Krafty Kuts Saturday 4th September 1200-1430 Stephen Manning 1430-1730 David De Valera 1730-2000 The Revenge 2000-2130 MJ Cole 2130-2300 […]

Road Records Farewell Party lineup

August 31st, 2010 by


Originally due to take place last Friday, the Road Records Farewell Party will now take place on Friday September 10th. Seeing off the local shop in style, U:mack have put together a fine lineup for the night: The Redneck Manifesto Female Hercules Legion Of Two Patrick Kelleher and his Cold Dead Hands Cian Nugent & […]

Electric Picnic 2010 – Pick of the folk acts

August 30th, 2010 by

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State’s pick of the quiet, the acoustic, the ‘quintessentially English’, the music for ‘those nursing a sore head after the night before’ and so much more. It’s the folky bands at Electric Picnic. 1. Mumford & Sons (Sunday) The London folk act are known for the communal vibe of their live shows, and by all […]

Electric Picnic 2010 – The best of Irish

August 30th, 2010 by


All this week we’ll be turning our attention towards Electric Picnic which starts on Friday in Stradbally, Co. Laois. To kick things off, here’s a look at some of the Irish artists we recommend you check out at the festival. 1. Villagers (Saturday) Nominated for a Mercury Prize with his debut album Becoming a Jackal, […]

The Aftermath announce new single & Electric Picnic appearance

August 30th, 2010 by

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Midlands based mod-pop rockers The Aftermath have announced plans to release the debut single from their as-yet-untitled sophomore album. The lead single, titled ‘Lost Possession’, is out to buy/download from Sept 2nd. Of the single, drummer Micheal Cronin said: “This first single is the most similar in style to our old stuff, the new album […]

Guns N’ Roses Reading set ends in chaos

August 29th, 2010 by


Guns N’ Roses lived up to their erratic live reputation at the Reading Festival on Friday night when they arrived on stage an hour late, had their set cut short and then refused to leave the stage. Despite the anger of their own fans the band have since launched an attack on promoter Mitchell Benn, […]

Fight Like Apes bring Midnight Mass to Tower Records

August 27th, 2010 by


With their second album The Body of Christ and the Legs of Tina Turner garnering widespread critical acclaim in advance of its nationwide release, it is safe to say that there was a strong air of anticipation surrounding this special album launch. A limited number of wristbands were available in Tower Records from 9am on […]

Design the official Electric Picnic Heineken bottle and win camping tickets

August 27th, 2010 by


Those creative souls still on the hunt for Electric Picnic freebies could do worse than partake in Heineken’s Electric Picnic bottle competition. The brand are looking for music fans to create their own bottle design on Facebook (click the ‘Your Heineken’ tab). The winning designer will get their design available to purchase on Heinken.ie and […]

The Last Tycoons free single download

August 27th, 2010 by


Dublin’s The Last Tycoon’s released a free download single entitled ‘Seven Days (Off The Road)’ from their website for an email swap. Tour Dates: Murphy’s, Thomastown, Co. KilkennySaturday 14th August Salty Dog Stage @ Electric Picnic Sunday 5th September Sandino’s, Derry City Friday 10th September The Chestnut, Birr, Co. Offaly Saturday 11th September German Tour […]

Peggy Sue & Sons Of Noel and Adrian announce Irish tour

August 27th, 2010 by

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Peggy Sue (who released Fossils & Other Phantoms on Wichita in April) & Sons of Noel and Adrian (Brighton duo who impressed when supporting O Emperor recently) return to Ireland for a five-date Irish tour in September starting in Limerick, taking in Clonakilty International Guitar Festival in Cork and culminating in a gig at The […]

James Murphy says LCD Soundsystem WILL record again

August 26th, 2010 by


He’s such a tease that James Murphy. After dropping a hint that LCD might, after hearing Arcade Fire’s The Suburbs, record again, he has confirmed that idea in an interview with The Quietus today. “We’ll still make some music, but playing together is such an Herculean thing because everyone lives in different parts of the […]

Sufjan Stevens announces new album to follow EP

August 26th, 2010 by


Asthmatic Kitty have announced the release of Sufjan’s new album, following hot on the heels of last week’s All Delighted People. Titled The Age of Adz (pronounced Odds), it will be released on October 8th on CD and MP3 with a double vinyl coming on November 5th. If you pre-order it in the next three […]

RTE Digital takes over 2FM weekend nights from this Friday

August 26th, 2010 by


RTE 2FM will be taken over every Friday and Sunday from 10pm til midnight from this Friday where the two hour slot will be handed to RTE 2XM and Pulse DJs to showcase their shows which normally broadcast digitally and online at www.rte.ie/digitalradio. RTE 2XM The alternative shows will be broadcast for 20 minutes each […]