AVA Festival 2017 reveals mammoth lineup

January 25th, 2017 by

Now set for a two day run for its third year, Belfast’s AVA Festival have revealed a heavyweight lineup celebrating the best of electronic music, both homegrown and international, for 2-3 June 2017. Taking to the Titanic Qtr’s T13 Warehouse will be Jeff Mills and Guillaume Marmin’s collaboration Close Encounters of the Fourth Kind, Marcel Dettmann, Bicep, Ben […]

NO ENCORE Announce Live Show for Workman’s Club in March

January 25th, 2017 by

NO ENCORE is Ireland’s foremost music podcast. The show, released weekly through the HeadStuff Podcast Network, is hosted by Dave Hanratty, Colm O’Regan and Craig Fitzpatrick, all former Hotpress journalists (we’ll not hold it against them), all highly knowledgeable and extremely amusing gents. Their chats often get heated but the chemistry between the guys makes […]

Cherry Glazerr announce Whelan’s show for May

January 24th, 2017 by

Having recently released a pretty incredible new album in Apocalipstick (our review here), indie fuzz-merchants Cherry Glazerr have announced that they’ll play Whelan’s on May 9th as part of a wider tour. Good news for fans of the band, better news for those of you yet to experience the power of their performance, what with […]

Win tickets to Rusangano Family at the Black Box, Belfast

January 24th, 2017 by

Undoubtedly one of the finest hip hop outfits currently plying their trade in Ireland, if you’ve seen a Rusangano Family live show, you’ll have been witness to a transformative experience. Slick, energetic and enlightening, theirs is an inimitable prowess. Set to take to the stage of Belfast’s Black Box, this Saturday evening (28th January), as […]

Belle & Sebastian announce Iveagh Gardens show

January 23rd, 2017 by

Joining the likes of Future Islands and Fleet Foxes, Scottish indie mainstays Belle & Sebastian will play Dublin’s Iveagh Gardens on July 20th. Their first outing in the surrounds, here’s hoping The Boy With The Arab Strap gets the big outing it deserves. We’re sure it will, to be fair. Tickets for the show go on sale Monday, […]

Future Islands set for Iveagh Gardens

January 20th, 2017 by

Having been absent from Dublin since 2014, synth-pop crooners Future Islands have announced that they’ll headline the Iveagh Gardens on Thursday, July 6th. The Baltimore outfit made a strong comeback with ‘Seasons’, and the subsequent Singles LP, and rekindled much fanfare across the globe with a startlingly idiosyncratic performance on David Letterman’s late night show. Tickets for […]

Submissions open for new Dublin Sci-Fi Film Festival

January 19th, 2017 by

A brand new science fiction film festival will take over Dublin’s city centre from April 28th – 30th, comprised of screenings of new features, documentaries and short films, along with classic science fiction and fantastic features from the vaults. Heading up the new venture, Dave Desmond, who has been involved with both the Cork Film Festival and […]

Run The Jewels announce Irish shows

January 16th, 2017 by

Having made a serious impact yet again with their latest LP RTJ3, Run The Jewels have announced shows for both Dublin and Belfast as they hit the road to tour the new record. Belfast’s Limelight will first play host to Killer Mike and El-P on the 28th of March before Dublin’s Olympia Theatre sees the innovative duo […]

Output Belfast reveal stellar lineup

January 16th, 2017 by

Set to completely ravage Belfast’s Cathedral Quarter, in the best possible sense, for its third year in a row on the 16th of February, Output Belfast have revealed a monster of a lineup. Featuring the likes of Hot Cops, Jealous Of The Birds, Beauty Sleep, Ryan Vail, Gross Net, Touts, Malojian, Robyn G Shiels, The Wood […]

State Faces ’17 launch gig tonight

January 13th, 2017 by

By now you’ll have hopefully seen our beautiful Faces of ’17 site, capturing our twenty artists for the year ahead in a series of stunning images from State’s team of photographers. We didn’t want to miss the opportunity to celebrate the fact so once again we’re hosting the Upstair’s venue as part of Whelan’s Ones […]

Dance For Choice @ District 8

January 12th, 2017 by

Tomorrow, the evening of Friday, January 13th will see Dance for Choice take over District 8 in an effort to raise much-needed funding for the essential campaign to fight for women’s rights in Ireland. Set to be the campaign’s biggest fundraiser yet, the lineup is a weighty one – with DJ sets and performances from the likes […]

Choice Music Prize Shortlist Announced

January 11th, 2017 by

If anybody ever asks you to explain the Irish music scene in three words you could do much worse than use ‘Choice’, ‘Music’ and ‘Prize. Preferably in that order. Leaving the winners aside for now, the extensive list of nominees is possibly the best snapshot of how diverse the musical landscape here has been since […]

British Sea Power announce new album; share first single

January 9th, 2017 by

Back with new music after four years, British Sea Power have announced a new album,  Let The Dancers Inherit The Party, for release on the 31st of March, and have shared the first single to be taken from it – ‘Bad Bohemian’. Adorned with the kind of unusual, bittersweet indie-rock the Brighton band have mastered since 2002, […]

U2 announce Croke Park Joshua Tree anniversary show

January 9th, 2017 by

Love them or loathe them, it’s difficult to argue against U2’s The Joshua Tree standing as one of the greatest Irish contributions to rock music worldwide. Today, it’s been announced that U2 will tour stadiums around the globe to celebrate the album’s 30th anniversary, and a return to Croke Park has been confirmed for the 22nd of July […]