Video: New Enemies Single – Play Fire

Enemies - Irish Band - Play Fire

Irish band Enemies have re-emerged from a two-year hiatus with a new single. Play Fire, a somewhat rejuvenated track which draws a fine line between the meticulous world of mathematically inspired rock (too far with genre specifics?) and joviality of pop music, sees the four-piece pick up from where they left off almost 24 months ago. Bearing … Continue reading Video: New Enemies Single – Play Fire

Born In The Echoes – The Chemical Brothers

If you are here expecting a review of The Chemical Brothers new album then let me be the first (and subsequently the only person) to let you down gently. Regular readers (does such a person/group exist) will be aware that music by the likes of The Chemical Brothers would be somewhat out-of-place on this blog. … Continue reading Born In The Echoes – The Chemical Brothers

Favourite Albums of 2015…so far

2015

I know we've long passed the year’s half way mark (where has the time gone) but I wanted to share a Spotify playlist I've been carefully compiling. It’s a list of my favourite albums released this year and whilst it may contain some obvious choices I think there’s also a few wild cards in the … Continue reading Favourite Albums of 2015…so far

Introducing: Noel O’ Brien

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The one thing certainly not lacking from the current music scene is solo male vocalists. And whilst Noel O'Brien, the 21-year-old singer/songwriter from Tipperary, may be just that, he does little to blend into the crowd. Having just released a self-titled EP (his debut offering) O'Brien seems to be set on proving that deep (somewhat … Continue reading Introducing: Noel O’ Brien

A hipo-critic no more

Writing

I'm not a musician and I've never claimed to be. And so naturally, I'm often asked why I write a MUSIC blog. I can't sing (although try telling me that after a few drinks) nor can I play an instrument, yet. I have recently acquired an electric guitar but that's a story for another day/blog. … Continue reading A hipo-critic no more

Live Review: Girls Names – Hangar (June 6th)

In the late 70's and early 80's Belfast found it's sound. At a time of great struggle and difficultly, residents of the besieged Northern Irish capital took solace in a new form of music spilling-over from across the Irish Sea. And whilst the troubles may have dissipated, the resonating edgy  tones of punk remained an indicative cornerstone of the … Continue reading Live Review: Girls Names – Hangar (June 6th)

Upcoming Gig: Girls Names

Girls Names - Live in Hangar Dublin

Girls Names @ Hangar Andrew's Lane, Dublin - June 6 Belfast band Girls Names are set to play their biggest Dublin show to date this coming Saturday in Hangar. Whilst the Northern Irish four-piece have been gracing far away fields (Primavera, London Roundhouse) with their brand of psychedelic punk, Dublin appearances have become somewhat of a … Continue reading Upcoming Gig: Girls Names

New Music: Neon Atlas – Velocity

When considering the recent success of the Irish music scene, be it on a domestic or international level, it's easy to overlook the People's Republic (of Cork). But that's not to say that things are quite down in the Rebel County. Recent years had seen a steady host of interesting bands emerge from Cork, Neon … Continue reading New Music: Neon Atlas – Velocity

Jameson St Patrick’s Live – Vicar Street

Whilst the world was busy painting their famous landmarks green, Vicar Street (and more so Jameson) were going one shade deeper with a star-studded, whiskey fuelled Paddy's Day (well Paddy's Eve) celebration. Kicking off the party was a band who are anything but strangers to the atmospheric Dublin 8 venue. With the echoes of We Cut Corners' … Continue reading Jameson St Patrick’s Live – Vicar Street

Event: Jameson St. Patrick’s Live

St Patricks Live 2015 Vicar Street

It's finally March, the Spring is here and those dark winter days are long becoming distant memories (if not for all the snow and sub-zero temperatures). But whilst the weather might be broken, there is one constant that cannot be taken away. And that of course being St Patrick's Day! We're not too big on … Continue reading Event: Jameson St. Patrick’s Live