The Pogues December dates for Belfast and Dublin

September 14th, 2009 by

The Pogues have confirmed two Irish dates this December – St. George’s Market, Belfast on 02 December (Tickets £27.50 plus booking fee) and The Olympia Theatre, Dublin on 04 December (Tickets from €)44.20 including booking fee). Tickets will go on sale this Friday 18 September at 9.00am from Ticketmaster and usual outlets nationwide.


Kanye West loses it at VMAs

September 14th, 2009 by

The MTV VMAs took place last night and will be shown in full on the channel at 9pm. We’ll be here tomorrow with our annual review of the madness but this just can’t wait. Is this the moment that Kanye West destroyed his own reputation and even his career? Check out Beyonce’s face for the […]


Lines Drawing Circles and The Ambience Affair tonight

September 11th, 2009 by

Our recommendation for tonight is a co-headline slot between two promising Irish bands – Lines Drawing Circles and The Ambience Affair which takes place upstairs in Whelan’s. Tickets are €8 from WAV or on the door. Check out a video from each band: Lines Drawing Circles – Thebes from LDC on Vimeo. “Vacant Hearts” – […]


Video round-up: The Very Best, DJ AM, Oasis, The Temper Trap, Jay Z, Muse

September 11th, 2009 by

A few things that caught our eye while we were supposed to be reviewing records…. The Very Best album may have left us a bit cold but they look extremely good fun live, here with extra added Vampire Weekend…. Tribute video to DJ AM, put together for his memorial service…. What’s the betting Oasis will […]


Marina and The Diamonds Dublin Date

September 11th, 2009 by

One of State’s very favourite new acts of the year (if you saw them at the Picnic we’re sure you’ll agree), Marina and the Diamonds have announced their debut Irish headliner at the Academy in Dublin on November 11th 2009. Tickets priced €14.80 including booking fee go on sale TODAY. We are very excited.


Stream new albums from Muse and Bats

September 10th, 2009 by

MCD have an exclusive 24-hour stream of the 5-star rated The Resistance album from Muse out in Ireland tomorrow. Listen here. Meanwhile, our favourite Irish science-obsessed punk hardcore band BATS have made their debut album Red In Tooth & Claw, available to stream in full exclusively at Sputnikmusic.


Video for Madonna’s Celebration

September 10th, 2009 by

Video for the new Madonna single, one of two new tracks on her upcoming greatest hits collection of the same name. The video was directed by Jonas Akerlund. Fact: Madonna is 51 years of age.. Madonna – Celebration on MUZU.


Morrissey Dublin date

September 9th, 2009 by

Following his regional Irish dates earlier this year, Morrissey returns to the capital on 23rd November for a show at the National Stadium. It comes as support of his new Swords album, an 18-track compilation of B-sides of singles from Morrissey’s recent albums, including a bonus disc of eight songs recorded live in Warsaw during […]


New Robbie Williams video

September 9th, 2009 by

Directed by Vaughan Arnell, the man behind the camera for Robbie Williams videos including ‘Angels’, ‘Feel’, ‘Let Me Entertain You’, ‘Millennium’, ‘Radio’, ‘Rock DJ’, ‘Somethin’ Stupid’ and ‘Supreme’, ‘Bodies’ is the first single from the new album Reality Killed The Video Star. Is he back for good? Tell us what you think. To watch the […]


Glasvegas singer goes missing? [updated: no more]

September 9th, 2009 by

Update: The Guardian reports that he is no longer missing. Scotland’s national newspaper the Daily Record is reporting that Glasvegas frontman James Allen has been missing for five days, on the eve of the band’s US tour with Kings Of Leon. Allen didn’t appear with the band at last night’s Mercury Music Prize event, apparently […]


Speech Debelle wins Mercury Music Prize 2009

September 8th, 2009 by

Shock, gasp. Is anyone really surprised? The favourite never wins even if Florence and the Machine deserved to this year. Also, State pick Friendly Fires left empty-handed. A clearly chuffed Speech Debelle was the surprise winner for her Speech Therapy album. She even brought her granny along. How cute. Well done to her and her […]


Fight Like Apes unplug for Once A Month Club

September 8th, 2009 by

It’s been away for a while but this Thursday 10th September sees the Once A Month Club come back with a very special offering, namely Fight Like Apes playing an ultra-rare acoustic performance (what will Jamie do we wonder?). The Apes top a bill that also features Bitches With Wolves, The Brilliant Things and The […]


Delorentos new video

September 8th, 2009 by

Directed by Eoghan Kidney (fast becoming our very favourite Irish video maker) ‘S.E.C.R.E.T.’ is the first single from the Delorentos‘ second album You Can Make Sound. If this track is anything to go by, their decision not to call in quits looks like being a very wise one. We like. A lot. Get the single […]


Shred Yr Face 3 Tour comes to Dublin

September 7th, 2009 by

Following last year’s triple bill of Los Campesinos!, No Age and Times New Viking, the third Shred Yr Face tour brings its annual revolving bill of the latest in indie talent to Crawdaddy this November. Calling at Crawdaddy on November 11th, this year’s tour features Seattle indie-folk trio The Cave Singers; Greg Weeks’ neo-psych-folk outfit […]