The Avalanches to play two Irish shows in June

April 26th, 2017 by

Longtime masters of the sample track, and bonafide State favourites, the Avalanches have confirmed two Irish dates for June. Having recently released a fairly masterful sophomoric effort in Wildflower – the follow-up to 2000’s Since I Left You – the Australian outfit, founded by Robbie and Tony Di Blasi, will take their latest record (and hopefully their record bag) […]


Happy Mondays to round off Bulmers Live at Leopardstown 2017

April 25th, 2017 by

Rounding off the annual series of shows at Leopardstown Racecourse, the inimitable Happy Mondays will close this year’s Bulmers Live at Leopardstown, having last played the popular concert series in 2013. Frontman Shaun Ryder has said, “I am really looking forward to the Mondays’ shows leading up to Christmas 2017. We’re performing better than ever and […]


Tori Amos confirms Irish dates

April 24th, 2017 by

Tori Amos will kick off her European tour this September with a double stop in Ireland. The esteemed singer-songwriter – who’ll release her new album new album Native Invader via Decca Records on 8th September – will take in Cork’s Opera House on the 6th of September, and Dublin’s Bord Gais Energy Theatre on the […]


Dublin Sci-Fi Film Festival reveals programme

April 21st, 2017 by

Taking place in Light House Cinema and the Generator Hostel from the 5th-7th May, Dublin Sci-Fi Film Festival will blast off (sorry) on its maiden voyage (sorry, again). Featuring Irish premieres of The Winter Soldier (from Blue Valentine screenwriter, Joey Curtis), The Untamed (Winner of the Venice Film Festival Silver Lion) and Creature Designers: The Frankenstein Complex, […]


Participant shares new single ‘Next Year’

April 21st, 2017 by

Taken from his rather excellent Sampler cassette, ‘Next Year’ is the latest release from Stephen Tiernan’s Participant project – seemingly, the musical gift that keeps on giving. The follow up to ‘Your Better’, which saw a hauntingly beautiful visual accompaniment from Bob Gallagher, as well as an expansive remix by Conor O’Brien of Villagers, ‘Next Year’ finds Tiernan “exploring […]


Sea Pinks Announce New Album and Share First Single, ‘Into Nowhere’

April 19th, 2017 by

Belfast-based trio, Sea Pinks have been making making some of the finest bittersweet guitar pop for seven years and their repertoire continues to get stronger as demonstrated in their latest single, ‘Into Nowhere’. This new track is the first glimpse into their forthcoming sixth album, Watercourse which will be released on May 26th. The band […]


Autre Monde Share New Single, ‘New Recruit’

April 19th, 2017 by

Recently established Dublin-based band Autre Monde made their debut only a few weeks ago with the release of their excellent introductory single, ‘Customs’. The quartet have been more than considerate to their new legion of fans as they have promptly shared the follow-up single, ‘New Recruit’, a rambunctious four minutes that will have you involuntarily nodding your […]


Rory Nellis Shares New Single, ‘Crossed Out’

April 17th, 2017 by

“Getting sentimental over things that never really happened.” This is just one of many resonating aspects of ‘Crossed Out’, the new single from the exceptional Rory Nellis. The Northern Irish singer-songwriter has garnered praise from critics as well building as a solid fanbase since 2015 following the release of his beautiful solo-debut entitled, Ready For You Now. […]


Another Love Story Festival Announces Line Up

April 13th, 2017 by

March showers bring forth April flowers and announcements of wonderful festivals abundant with homegrown talent. The latest flurry of excitement for the summer came with the unveiling of acts due to play at Another Love Story’s return to Killyon Manor in County Meath this August, taking place from the 18th to the 20th. Organised and carefully […]


Women’s Work 2017 Programme announced for Belfast

April 11th, 2017 by

Now in its second year, Women’s Work – the festival which celebrates the vibrancy of women’s contributions to the sonic arts – has revealed the details for its 2017 programme. First formed to raise the visibility of women who are generally in the minority in music – hosting a range of activities that are open […]


Otherkin Release Video for ‘Bad Advice’

April 7th, 2017 by

 As they gear up for what promises to be a Summer like no other, one-time State.ie Faces licentiate Otherkin have just released their new video for ‘Bad Advice’. And it’s savage! With a (deserved) support slot at Guns ‘n’ Roses Slane Castle extravaganza and various UK festival appearances to keep themselves busy over the coming […]


Belfast’s AVA Festival bolsters conference lineup

April 5th, 2017 by

AVA Festival‘s Conference portion has really taken shape. Joining the lineup for a series of workshops, panels and talks across the two days are Jeff Mills, Leftfield’s Neil Barnes, R&S Records founder Renaat Vandepapeliere, Native Instruments, Moxie, New Jackson and Resident Advisor. Four Four Magazine, as well as This Greedy Pig will also be joining the conference […]


Further Details Of Body & Soul Released

April 4th, 2017 by

“The” festival for the nation’s culture-hungry and left-of-centre, not to mention the generally sound among us, Body & Soul, has upped the ante with an altogether eclectic roster of artists and events. With only Tier 3 tickets left – and thankfully these can be paid for in installments – we would strongly advise those of […]


Belfast’s Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival launches 2017 Programme

March 30th, 2017 by

Always on hand to inject some music, film, theatre, comedy, and more into Belfast on a biannual basis, the Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival has revealed its 2017 programme. Kicking off on the 27th of April, and running until the 7th of May, the festival takes over various venues around the city’s much-loved hub for all things creative. […]