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 […]

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 […]