New Music: Villagers – Courage

Villagers, the solo project of Conor O'Brien, are back with a brand new tune and  a brand new beard. But as this is a music blog and not critical facial hair review site (although...)  you can listen to the new track 'Courage' below.     This new musical offering from O'Brien is both haunting and … Continue reading New Music: Villagers – Courage

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2014 Albums: Asgeir – In The Slience

asgeir

Keeping in the same vein as last weeks post where I looked back at Wild Beasts fantastic 2014 album Present Tense, I've decided to keep the proverbial ball rolling with yet another ear-pleasing offering from the year just gone. It's hard to mention the emergence of a new and exciting Icelandic band without availing of the … Continue reading 2014 Albums: Asgeir – In The Slience

More Christmas Songs: We Cut Corners

I'm clearly going soft in the head. Two festive songs up on my blog and it's not even Christmas week yet! But some things are just worth posting, right? We Cut Corners, a vocally captivating duo out of Ireland, have affixed this rather satisfying cherry to the top of an already stellar 2014. Following on … Continue reading More Christmas Songs: We Cut Corners

Merry Christmas Everyone (okay even I think that was a bit too early)

Happy Christmas

It's chhriiissstttmmaaaaasssss!! Well not quite, but it is the first of December so I guess my rather enthusiastic Slade impersonation (imagination required) isn't too out-of-place. But still, where has the time gone! Seems like only yesterday I was making new years resolution's and yet here we are preparing to bid adieu to another year. But … Continue reading Merry Christmas Everyone (okay even I think that was a bit too early)

Words

words

Words are great. You can use a thousand of them in one sentence and end up saying absolutely nothing. And in the same breath, you can paint pictures, conjure grand tales and captivate an imagination with just a handful. I was racking my brain earlier, trying to find something to write about, something to say. And … Continue reading Words

Best Irish Music Blogs – Shortlist

Blog Awards Ireland - Music Blog

Well boys and girls, it's that time of the year again and I'm delighted to announce that for the third year running, my humble music blog has been included amongst the country's best and brightest. (I am of course talking about the Irish Blog Awards.) And whilst 2014 may not have been the most fruitful where … Continue reading Best Irish Music Blogs – Shortlist

8 ‘not-to-be-missed’ acts at Indiependence 2014

indiependence music and arts festival

The Indiependence Music and Arts festival has gone from strength to strength since its original formation back in 2006. At the time it was a free festival which took place in the square in Mitchelstown. But as the popularity and subsequent crowd numbers grew, Indiependence was moved to the 5000 capacity Deer Farm. As the … Continue reading 8 ‘not-to-be-missed’ acts at Indiependence 2014

Indiependence Line Up 2014

indiependence music and arts festival

The Indiependence Music and Arts festival is back once again this year with its biggest line up to date. Taking place amongst the lush green acres of Deer Farm in Mitchelstown, the festival will keep both revellers and residents (the aforementioned deer) entertained with some impressive acts. The most notable of which include White Lies, … Continue reading Indiependence Line Up 2014

Music Festival Infographic

music festivals

So festival season is well and truly upon us. And to mark the occasion here's an interesting Infograph from the guys over at Oxygen8. It's packed with some strange and unusual facts about smart phone usage at music festivals. The most notable of which being that "Almost double the number of men preferred their outfits … Continue reading Music Festival Infographic

Hello Darkness My Old Friend

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I've been a bit afraid of the blue 'publish' button lately. Not that I've anything against the button itself or even the colour blue for that matter. But I have found myself at a loss for words. I spoke about writers block in a previous post, in fact I somehow managed to pen an entire … Continue reading Hello Darkness My Old Friend