Skream set to play Dublin’s Opium Rooms

October 19th, 2016 by

Oliver Jones, aka, Skream, has announced a stop off at the Opium Rooms, Dublin, on October 30th, as part of his wider ‘Open To Close’ tour. Known to be as eclectic as he is prolific, the producer and DJ’s effortless blend of dubstep, footwork, garage and bass has seen him become a stalwart on dancefloors for […]

Listen: Bantum ft. Rusangano Family & Senita – ‘Feel Your Rhythm’

October 17th, 2016 by

Following on from his 2012 debut album Legion, Bantum (Ruairi Lynch) has returned with news of a new release and a stellar first offering. The Cork producer has enlisted Rusangano Family and Senita to feature on ‘Feel Your Rhythm’, an infectiously melodic return to form. The forthcoming Bantum LP will be called Move and sees its release this Friday. Guests on […]

Sigala set for Dublin & Belfast shows in February

October 14th, 2016 by

British EDM producer and DJ Sigala has announced two Irish dates as part of his upcoming wider 2017 tour. Arguably best known for his popular 2015 track ‘Easy Love’, which sampled the Jackson 5’s classic ‘ABC’, the young Norwich chart-climber will take in Dublin’s Academy on February 23rd, and Belfast Limelight 1 on February 24th, […]

Watch: We Cut Corners – ‘Oh’

October 14th, 2016 by

Having recently announced their return to the long-player with new album The Cadences of Others, We Cut Corners have released the video for ‘Oh’, taken from their double a-sided single, ‘Oh’/’Mandinka’. As anthemic as ever, the track is deftly reflected by an accompanying video that crescendoes in tandem with rising guitars, rolling percussion, and emotive vocals. A warm glow […]

Bob Dylan wins Nobel Prize for Literature

October 13th, 2016 by

Love him or hate him, you can’t deny that Bob Dylan has made a significant impact on both the sonic and lyrical arts over the past six decades. Today, Dylan is the first musician to have been awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature, receiving the prize “for having created new poetic expressions within the great American […]

Depeche Mode to release new album ‘Spirit’ in 2017

October 12th, 2016 by

Legendary synth-pop mainstays Depeche Mode have revealed details of a forthcoming new full-length studio album, as well as a huge stadium tour for 2017. Sadly, Dave Gahan and co. will not be playing in Ireland as part of the tour, instead Depeche Mode will take in most of mainland Europe. See below for dates. Spirit, […]

Young Hearts Run Free ‘No Idle Day’ mini-fest coming up

October 12th, 2016 by

Set up in 2008 in order to help promote the creative community in Ireland, as well as raise funds for the Simon Community, Young Hearts Run Free are set to follow up a string of successful events with the second edition of their biannual mini-festival ‘No Idle Day’. Taking place from Friday, 21 – Sunday, 23 October, there’s […]

Karl Hyde, Alexis Taylor & more set for Metropolis convention

October 10th, 2016 by

Having cornered the 2016 festival market by rounding up some of the most innovative and interesting acts around, Metropolis have now revealed the lineup for the convention portion of proceedings, in association with Red Bull Music Academy. Taking place at the RDS from the 3rd to the 5th of November, expect to engage in panels with the […]

Drake is coming to Dublin

October 10th, 2016 by

The one you’ve all been waiting for (well, some, probably). Drake, an artist who needs little introduction, has announced a stop at Dublin’s 3Arena, on February 19th 2017, as part of his Boy Meets World Tour. To see Toronto’s finest in action, you’ll need to grab a ticket here, when they go in sale this Friday, at […]

Dublin Doc Fest reveals programme

October 7th, 2016 by

The programme for the 2016 Dublin Doc Fest, which takes place at Dublin’s Teeling Distillery on the 11th of November, has revealed its full programme. The whole event will run from 6.30-10pm and will be followed by an after party at the Teeling Distillery. Here’s how the programme looks: Programme 1:  6.30pm – 7.30pm Knife […]

Listen: Jagwar Ma – Slipping

October 6th, 2016 by

Jagwar Ma continue to confound expectations with latest single ‘Slipping’. A heady mixture of atmospheric pad excursions and soulful melodic progression, the track precedes the release of the Australian trio’s new album Every Now & Then, which will be released October 14th via Marathon Artists. One might suggest that Jagwar Ma have been digging into their Tears for Fears collection, […]

Coldcut return with new music feat. Roots Manuva, Dave Taylor & Thundercat

October 6th, 2016 by

Ninja Tune founders and all-round legendary masters of cut’n’paste sampling Coldcut have shared their first new music in nearly a decade, and the track in question is as accomplished as you’d expect. ‘Only Heaven’, which feature vocal contributions from Roots Manuva, bass-parts from Thundercat, and additional production from Switch (aka Dave Taylor). The duo of […]

Elbow to play Olympia shows in 2017

October 5th, 2016 by

Currently recording their seventh full-length album, Elbow have announced a return to the touring circuit for 2017, with an extensive run of dates that includes two nights at Dublin’s Olympia Theatre. Guy Garvey and co., having taken something of a sabbatical to release various solo projects earlier this year, including Garvey’s critically acclaimed Courting the Squall, will […]