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 […]


Carl Cox, Martin Garrix, and Foy Vance set for Summer outdoor shows in Belfast

March 21st, 2017 by

The summer announcements keep on rolling in, and as Belfast’s Belsonic series moves to Ormaeu Park, the city’s Custom House Square has been freed up and revealed as a location for further outdoor concerts. Lined up to play the iconic space this summer is local singer-songwriter Foy Vance, as well as legendary techno DJ & producer Carl Cox, […]


Watch: Mastodon – Show Yourself

March 16th, 2017 by

Not ones to shy away from the conceptually strange album, Mastodon continue the weirdness with a brand new video for latest offering ‘Show Yourself’. The track, which is taken from forthcoming new LP Emperor of Sand (out 31 March via Reprise), is a somewhat jovially macabre representation from director Robert Schober, who also directed 2011’s ‘Curl of the Burl’. Watch […]


Beatyard Announce Headlining Acts

March 16th, 2017 by

The seaside festival, Beatyard is getting ready for its third year of fun, frolics and funky music. It has fast become one of the anticipated weekends of music that throws you back to the familiar sounds of the 1980s and 1990s. With only a few months to go, French duo Air and producer/DJ extraordinaire Mark […]


Win A Pair of Tickets to Young Blood at The National Concert Hall

March 14th, 2017 by

Presently, we are spoilt with the vast wealth of talent amongst Ireland’s young writers, poets and songwriters. When the world is in flux and rationality becomes a novel idea the creative side of the brain attempts to make sense of the madness of others through the power of words. The thoughts of Ireland’s younger generation […]


Super Silly Share Video for ‘Not Ready To Leave’

March 13th, 2017 by

Hip Hop infused with smooth funk bass lines has already become the definitive sound of 2017 with Thundercat and Steve Lacy respectively releasing fantastic records recently. In Ireland, there is a quartet making music with as much infectious impact as its transatlantic counterparts. Since Super Silly released their debut single last year they have shown that they […]


Forbidden Fruit adds more acts to lineup

March 10th, 2017 by

Joining the likes of Moderat, Flying Lotus, Lisa Hannigan, Maceo Plex, NAO, Motor City Drum Ensemble, Mall Grab, as well as headliners Aphex Twin (!!), Orbital (!!), and Bon Iver (!!), Booka Shade, Tycho, Jax Jones, Hot Chip (DJ Set), Fatima Yamaha, and Snakehips have been added to the already bursting Forbidden Fruit roster. Taking […]


Longitude add Stormzy, The Weeknd, Glass Animals, Skepta, Kaytranada & more

March 10th, 2017 by

Returning to Marlay Park from the 14th – 16th of July, Longitude is returning with some heavy-hitting headliners and a plethora of other artists and bands. Announced so far for the popular summer festival are Skepta, Jack Garratt, Kaytranada, Glass Animals, Mac Miller, Wiley, Dua Lipa, plus many more. Taking up headline duties on the Friday is Stormzy, while Saturday features The […]


Listen: No Monster Club – El Diablo / Parrot Time

March 10th, 2017 by

No Monster Club’s adherence to the weird and wonderful continues to be an inspiration. Ever colourful and with a vibrant musical output, it’s pleasing to see that their latest venture is a compelling one – namely, a brand new two-track EP that sees its release on the 1st of each new month. OK, so it’s the […]


The Winter Passing announce new EP and tour

March 3rd, 2017 by

The Winter Passing will release a new EP Double Exposure on April 21st and will take in a string of live shows across Ireland and the UK. Fittingly, Whelan’s will host their first Irish show on the 29th of April, with tickets available now from WAV. With Double Exposure, the punk / alt-rock quartet are tipped to create “an incredibly dynamic release that effortlessly […]


New Festival – IMC’s SPECTRUM – Dublin 10th-12th March

March 1st, 2017 by

Dublin’s Improvised Music Company is at it again, this time teaming up with Note Production and Homebeat, bringing a widely diverse programme of music that flows through the prism of the jazz approach; its output a miscellany of sound, covering a full spectrum through jazz, progressive, rock, alt-folk to electronica. SPECTRUM is 3 days of […]