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 […]

Listen to new music from At The Drive In

February 22nd, 2017 by

Back once again, At The Drive In have shared details of new album in • ter a • li • a – their first since Relationship of Command – as well as shared a new track in the form of ‘Incurably Innocent’, which follows up December’s ‘Governed By Contagions’. in • ter a • li • a is due out on […]

Brian Wilson Presents Pet Sounds Live

February 21st, 2017 by

Living legend and birthday cake aficionado Brian Wilson will be performing the Beach Boys’ opus Pet Sounds live, in sequence and in its entirety in Dublin’s Bord Gais Theatre for what may be the last time on July 25th. As far as classic albums go this one is a legitimate contender on the mantle of […]

Watch Bitch Falcon’s New Video Here

February 21st, 2017 by

Hands up who loves Bitch Falcon? Good, this one’s for you…. Their new video for ‘Clutch’ is produced and directed by Allyn Quigly from Spice Burger we agree that this is as close to seeing the band live as you can get without leaving your seat. Truly amazing stuff.

Ryan Adams Announces Irish Dates In September.

February 20th, 2017 by

During his seventeen year career Ryan Adams has released sixteen albums including his latest, Prisoner. His songwriting abilities have continuously garnered high praise from critics and fans, alike. Regarded as a pioneer of writing songs that speak for and to a broken heart, Adams is one of the most loved and celebrated artists of his generation. […]

Sea Sessions and Castlepalooza line-up announcements

February 15th, 2017 by

We’re only just into February but already the summer is starting to take shape for a number of the season’s key events. Sea Sessions, taking place June 23rd to 25th, has weighed in with an impressive bill so far of The Coronas, Primal Scream, Sigma, Foy Vance, All Tvvins (pictured), Badly Drawn Boy, Mr Scruff, […]

Win a pair of tickets to Arcade Fire at Malahide Castle

February 13th, 2017 by

Having been absent from Irish shores for some time, anthemic Montreal indie outfit Arcade Fire have announced that they’ll play Belfast’s Ormeau Park on June 13th, as well as a huge headline show at Malahide Castle on the 14th. With tickets priced at €69.50 set to go on sale at 9am this Friday, 17th February, […]

New Portals set for debut EP release

February 8th, 2017 by

One of State’s Faces of 2017, the most excellent Belfast synth-pop duo New Portals have revealed details of their long-awaited debut EP. Stereo, which is set for release on the 10th of March, is preceded by the release of the title track (listen below) – a wistful, shimmering electronica cut propelled by exquisitely programmed percussive […]

Stormzy tour to take in Dublin and Belfast

February 7th, 2017 by

Purveyor of grit and grime, Stormzy has revealed he’ll be embarking on an upcoming tour, which includes two Irish dates. The London rapper will play Dublin’s Olympia Theatre on the 29th of March, and the Limelight Belfast on the 31st of March. Tickets are priced at €26.40 / £20 + booking fee and go on […]

Aphex Twin announced for Forbidden Fruit

February 6th, 2017 by

It’s the one we’ve been waiting for, Mr. Richard D James – the motherfucking Aphex Twin – has announced his return to Ireland to takeover headline duties on Sunday, 4th June, at Forbidden Fruit. Set to take place in the grounds of the IMMA, the festival already boasts a strong lineup so far – with […]

Listen: Blanck Mass – ‘Silent Treatment’

February 3rd, 2017 by

Set to release new album World Eater on the 3rd of March via Sacred Bones – Benjamin John Power, aka Blanck Mass and one half of Fuck Buttons – has shared the first track be taken from his forthcoming third solo LP. ‘Silent Treatment’ is familiar territory from Power albeit in a slightly subdued fashion; pounding, angular […]

Output Belfast reveal keynote speaker, open registration

February 2nd, 2017 by

Set to return in both its convention and showcase format on the 16th of February, Output Belfast have revealed that this year’s keynote address will be given by Bob Lefsetz, the world-renowned music industry commentator, in the MAC. Author of ‘Lefsetz Letter’, Bob is famous for being an outspoke commentator on the wider music industry, […]