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. […]


Listen to two new tracks from Ryan Vail for World Piano Day

March 29th, 2017 by

In celebration of World Piano Day (WHAT? You DIDN’T know?), Derry’s modern-composer maestro Ryan Vail has recorded two new(ish) tracks in celebration. As comfortable on the ivories as he is the synthesiser’s rotary controls, Vail has delivered ‘We Drift We Wake’, which is brand spanking new, as well as ‘East Berlin’, a “rework of [Vail’s] track that […]


Watch: Fiction Peaks – ‘Before the End’

March 28th, 2017 by

Set to release their debut album Citizen on Friday 21 April, Dublin five piece indie outfit Fiction Peaks have just dropped a two track EP preview of the record, featuring singles ‘Before The End’ and ‘Jinx’. The former, a slow-burning, gauzy melodic excursion has now been delivered with an accompanying found-footage video directed by Dublin artist Colm Giles. Invoking the […]



Win tickets to Car Seat Headrest at the Academy, Dublin

March 22nd, 2017 by

One of the USA’s finest indie exports in recent years, Car Seat Headrest have been quietly cultivating a growing Irish fanbase with serious gusto off of the back of 2016’s Teens of Denial. Now set to play two Irish dates at the end of March, we’ve got a pair of tickets to give away to […]


Erasure reveal new album, share new single ‘Love You To The Sky’

March 21st, 2017 by

Following on from 2014’s The Violet Flame, as well as the band’s recent 30th anniversary celebrations, Erasure are back with details of a brand new album. World Be Gone, which sees its release via Mute on the 19th of May, sees the award-winning songwriters in a “more reflective mood, giving the world and recent political upheavals a thoughtful examination.” Vince Clarke has […]