Deftones announce two Vicar St dates for May

December 19th, 2016 by

Legendary alt-rockers Deftones have revealed that they’ll be touring latest album Gore in 2017, with a double date scheduled in for Vicar Street, Dublin. The Sacramento outfit have never been ones to to tread the well-beaten path of conventional rock, often imbuing their output with shades of psychedelia, indie, and metal – a truly innovative band, catch them […]

Bon Iver, Flying Lotus & More announced for Forbidden Fruit’s Monday

December 15th, 2016 by

Set to return from 3-5 June 2017, Forbidden Fruit have revealed that none other than Bon Iver will headline the festival’s Bank Holiday Monday slot, as well as curate the rest of the acts playing on that day. Justin Vernon, whose latest album 22, A Million received widespread critical acclaim, has picked Flying Lotus, Lisa Hannigan, The Staves, […]

Watch: Saint Sister – ‘Tin Man’

December 14th, 2016 by

It’s unsurprising that Saint Sister are a continuing presence on our radar. Original, graceful, and with a penchant for melodically charged, haunting arrangements, the duo of Morgan MacIntyre and Gemma Doherty are a sonic force to be celebrated. Having recently shared the audio for latest effort ‘Tin Man’, Saint Sister have now revealed the accompanying […]

Indiependence 2017 reveals first headline acts

December 14th, 2016 by

Set to once more take place at Deer Farm, Mitchelstown, Indiependence will run from 4-6 of August 2017, and with the Manic Street Preachers, The Coronas, and Sigma announced as the first big acts to grace the stage, you’ll best be quick in nabbing a ticket. But fret not, there will be no increase in the […]

The Jesus & Mary Chain announce Irish shows; share new music

December 12th, 2016 by

Legendary post-punk outfit The Jesus & Mary Chain have revealed that they’ll be touring in 2017 to mark the release of Damage and Joy, their first new LP in 18 years. Having shared ‘Amputation’, the first single to be taken from the new album which is out on March 24th 2017, the band will embark on […]

Win tickets to The Altered Hours at the Grand Social

December 9th, 2016 by

With so many great gigs happening and spending power being a bit tight at this time of year, we’d like to send you to see one of the best homegrown bands operating today at the Grand Social next week. The Altered Hours are finishing off what has been a landmark year, and with a live presence to […]

Fleet Foxes announce second Iveagh Gardens date

December 6th, 2016 by

Having recently announced a show for Dublin’s Iveagh Gardens for Friday, 14th July 2017, Fleet Foxes have now added a second date due to demand. They’ll now also play on July 13th. Absent from Ireland since June 2011, when they played at the Marquee in Cork, the announcement follows the news via Robin Pecknold that the third Fleet […]

Guns N’ Roses announce Slane headliner for May 2017

December 5th, 2016 by

Announced first thing this morning at a special press conference in Bruxelles Bar, Dublin, Guns N’ Roses are set to headline at Slane Castle on Saturday, May 27th, 2017. Recently reunited with original members Slash and Duff McKagan, the legendary hard-rock outfit will play Slane as part of their upcoming European tour, marking 25 years […]

Play the new video game by Glass Animals

November 30th, 2016 by

You read that correctly. Dangerously silky-smooth electro R’n’B outfit Glass Animals have released an extremely addictive desktop and mobile game modelled after their recent ‘Season 2, Episode 3’ single. A platform jumper/shooter, the game – much like the video – sets about creating a nightmarish, pixelated futuristic metropolis and is designed to transport the player […]

Phily Taggart’s Slacker night is coming to Belfast

November 30th, 2016 by

Curated by Radio 1 DJ Phily Taggart, Slacker has proved hugely popular in its native East London, with line-ups a deft mix of genre, styles and sounds. Now, he’s brining to Belfast’s Voodoo on the 22nd of December, and perofromances on the night will come from State favourites exmagician, TOUTS, Brand New Friend, topped off […]

Culture Vultures returns with Hilary Woods, Nialler9, and Bantum

November 30th, 2016 by

Culture Vultures – the acclaimed music and interview event, presented by Irish Times arts writer, Tony Clayton-Lea and co-curated by Andrea Keogh of KPB – returns after a summer run of festival appearances. Taking place on Tuesday, 13 December, Culture Vultures will set up its music/chat stall in The Sound House, Eden Quay, Dublin 1 […]

Fleet Foxes to play Iveagh Gardens

November 28th, 2016 by

One of our favourite bands of the last decade, Fleet Foxes have announced a headline show at Dublin’s Iveagh Gardens on Friday, 14th July. Having been absent from Ireland since June 2011, when they played at the Marquee in Cork, the announcement follows the news via Robin Pecknold that the third Fleet Foxes album is almost completed after […]

Angel Olsen announces Cork, Dublin and Belfast shows

November 22nd, 2016 by

Easily one of the most prolific and captivating artists of the last few years, Angel Olsen has revealed she’ll be stopping by Ireland for a few performances as part of her wider tour in 2017. Olsen, whose latest album My Woman was as groundbreaking as it was engrossing, will play at Vicar Street, Dublin, on 19 May, Cork […]

Watch: Hannah McPhillimy – ‘Ruins’

November 21st, 2016 by

The latest offering from NI singer-songwriter Hannah McPhillimy is one wrought with pathos, but stands out from what we’ve heard from her so far. ‘Ruins’, which is taken from the Wind Machine EP, showcases McPhillimy’s ear for melodic nuance and an engrossing command of the lyric. Accompanied by a new video, which marks her first collaboration with Cinematic Tide, ‘Ruins’ […]