Tomorrow isn’t just any old Friday, it’s Bandcamp Friday! Those of you already familiar with the platform will know what I’m talking about, but for everyone else, here’s a quick explainer.
Bandcamp is a music website/community/online record store that allows bands and artists (mostly independent) to sell music and merch. It’s a bit like Myspace, only instead of dying out with the dinosaurs it evolved into some bird-like creature…I may have taken this metaphor a bit too far.
Anyway, since the beginning of the pandemic back in March 2020, Bandcamp has been waiving all fees and commission on the first Friday of each month. And this is known as Bandcamp Friday.
Live music is the backbone of many independent musicians, and this has been hit hard over the past however long this has been going on for. Most of the bands I’ve recently featured here are on Bandcamp. I’ve even added handy buttons and links to their page. So, if you feel like supporting some great music, tomorrow is the day to do it (or the first Friday of March, April or May until gigs and live music is back to “normal”).
Artist: Fontaines D.C. Album: Skinty Fia Location: Dublin Release Date: 22/04/2022 Label: Partisan Records
Artist: Pillow Queens Album: Leave The Light On Location: Dublin Release Date: 01/04/2022 Label: Royal Mountain Records
Artist: THUMPER Album: Delusions of Grandeur Location: Dublin Release Date: 18/03/2022 Label: Eva Magical Music Sounds
Artist: Bleeding Heart Pigeons Album: Stir Release Date: 22/05/2020 Location: Limerick Label: Hlym Records
Artist: Junior Brother Album: Pull The Right Rope Release Date: 24/05/2019 Location: Kerry Label: Strange Brew
Artist: Fontaines D.C. Album: A Hero’s Death Release Date: 31/07/2020 Location: Dublin Label: Partisan Records
Artist: CMAT Album: If My Wife New I’d Be Dead Release Date: 04/03/2022 Label: AWAL
Galway shoegazers NewDad are back with their latest offering. Their five track EP, Banshee (released yesterdee day) is the perfect continuation to last year’s Waves EP. So much so, you’d wonder why both weren’t smushed together into an album. But it’s great to see a band take the time to define and develop their sound. […]
Artist: Lankum Album Name: The Livelong Day Label: Rough Trade Release Date: 25/10/2019 Location: Dublin