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 […]


Other Voices reveal preliminary Electric Picnic lineup

May 3rd, 2017 by

Come 1-3 September, Other Voices will set up shop once more in Electric Picnic’s woodland area with a lineup that so far includes Saint Sister, Odetta Hartman, Loah, Charlie Cunningham, Katie Laffan, Soulé, and Jafaris. Expect a colorful and vibrant series of intimate performances from these homegrown talents, and keep an eye on State for […]


Forbidden Fruit reveals Bulmers 100% new Irish music stage

April 29th, 2017 by

Joining the impressive roster for this year’s edition of Forbidden Fruit Festival (June 3-5) is a stage dedicated to the wide array of talented, emerging Irish artists. Tipped to become an annual feature at the festival in the grounds of the IMMA, Kilmainham, the Bulmers Live Stage is a new platform that will play host to 19 artists over the June Bank […]


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) […]