Tune in to 8Radio on 94.3FM

November 19th, 2016 by

Our comrades on the wireless, 8Radio, will be broadcasting live across 94.3FM, in and around Dublin, for the next five weekends,  starting today, and you should most definitely tune in. Our benevolent editor-in-chief, Phil Udell, will be broadcasting regularly (next on 9th December) in a continuing partnership with the station that aims to bring the best […]


Listen to the new Hare Squead track

November 18th, 2016 by

It’s only been a couple of weeks since Hare Squead released ‘Long Way To Go’, easily their best track to date but they’re already back with a new song ‘Herside Story’. To our ears it doesn’t quite match its predecessor in terms of sheer joyous energy but the trio are certainly ramping up for a […]


Watch LOTS of new Metallica videos

November 18th, 2016 by

Ahead of the release of their new album Hardwired… to Self-Destruct, the mighty Metallica decided to release a music video for each track of the album, including one for bonus track ‘Lords of Summer’. Watch them below in one sitting if you want to, but we’d recommend watching them jam out ‘Enter Sandman’ with children’s toy instruments […]


exmagician announce Irish tour for February

November 16th, 2016 by

Belfast jangle-kings exmagician have announced that they’ll be soon hitting the road for an Irish tour. Formerly known as Cashier No. 9, the duo will take in Dublin, Galway, Limerick and Cork during February 2017. Having released one of the albums of the year in Scan The Blue, which was nominated for the recent NI Music Prize, […]


Listen to the final single from Enemies

November 16th, 2016 by

As the release date draws nearer for Valuables, the final album from melodic, polyrhythmic rockers Enemies, the band have shared the final single to be taken from it. ‘Glow’, which features Louise Gaffney of Come On Live Long on guest vocals, is a treatise on a long line of accomplished and essential offerings from the four-piece, and as the […]


Elephant receives HWCH Conor Walsh Memorial Bursary

November 16th, 2016 by

Hard Working Class Heroes have named Dundalk’s Elephant (Shane Clarke) as the winner of their Conor Walsh Memorial bursary. An alumni and friend of the festival, Walsh unexpectedly passed away in March.  At this year’s HWCH, all 100 bands participating were asked to vote for the act who most embodies Conor’s talent and bravery among their number. […]


Atlantic Sessions draws near

November 15th, 2016 by

Showcasing over 50 artists in over 30 venues throughout four days, NI’s Atlantic Sessions returns for its eighth year from the 17th – 20th of November. Cafes, restaurants, hotels, pubs, coffee shops, music venues and the Town Halls across Portrush, Portstewart and Portballintrae will be lit up with gigs from some of the finest performers across Northern […]


UPDATE: Dana Masters show rescheduled until February @ The Sugar Club

November 14th, 2016 by

Originally set to play this Thursday, 17th November at The Sugar Club, Dublin, Dana Masters has had to reschedule the show until the 9th of February 2017. Masters, a contemporary jazz and soul singer with an astonishing voice, moved from the US to Northern Ireland in 2008 and has since become a regular performer with […]


Aerosmith to play Dublin as part of Farewell Tour

November 14th, 2016 by

Just announced today, the exceptionally mighty Aerosmith will embark on the European leg of their ‘Farewell Tour’ next year, with a performance scheduled for Dublin’s 3Arena on June 14th. The legendary Boston rockers have had an illustrious career spanning more than four decades, with a massive back-catalogue of greats (and a few misses, too, mind) […]


Billy Ocean announces Irish dates for 2017

November 14th, 2016 by

Legendary soul-pop sensation Billy Ocean has announced that he’ll be performing two Irish shows as part of his upcoming tour. The singer, known for songs like ‘When The Going Gets Tough, The Tough Get Going’ and ‘Get Outta My Dreams’, will play Dublin’s Vicar Street on Friday, 12th May 2017, and Belfast’s Waterfront on Saturday, […]


Watch Overhead, The Albatross cover Hans Zimmer

November 14th, 2016 by

Heading for Vicar Street next month, Overhead, The Albatross have just released a video of them covering ‘Time’, given extra stirring points – if they were needed – by the addition of the closing speech from The Great Dictator. It’s fabulous.


Warpaint announce Vicar Street show for March

November 9th, 2016 by

Having made a triumphant outing at the NCH in August, Warpaint have announced they’ll play Dublin’s Vicar St on the 26th of March, 2017. Following on from the release of their third album, Heads Up, which was released in September, the Californian alt/indie outfit are hitting the road again, and you can catch them for the princely sum […]


Listen: Nathan Fake – ‘DEGREELESSNESS’

November 9th, 2016 by

Set for a 12″ release on the 2nd of December, ‘DEGREELESSNESS’ featuring Prurient, is the debut Ninja Tune release from British electronica veteran Nathan Fake. Taken from a forthcoming album, of which details have not yet been disclosed, the track is a frenzied, rhythmic jam, as adventurous as you’d expect from such a collaboration. Speaking […]


The Man from Moogaga returns

November 9th, 2016 by

Armed with just his fiddle, a looper and his very contagious Whest of Ireland wit, Aindrias de Staic returns to Dublin next month with his “Man from Moogaga” show in Whelan’s on Sunday 4th December. State caught him last year in the capital, read our review here. Giving double bang for the buck this time out […]