Introducing: Anderson

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I would just like to jump in very quickly and introduce this guy before he explodes and I miss the proverbial boat. Daniel 'Anderson' is a Dublin based folk artist, one which I've followed with great interest since I saw him enthrall the mellow crowds of the INEC Killarney when he opened for Villagers back … Continue reading Introducing: Anderson

The Hassle

So I think I finally figured it out. And by 'IT' I mean the reason for my absence from this self built web-presence (not the Stephen King novel about scary clowns). This blog is over 4 years old. I created it, set it up with its imaginative title (ahem), wrote some blog posts and here … Continue reading The Hassle

New Music: Elm – Amends

Elm, a captivating Dublin five-piece, are relative newcomers to the Irish music scene. But what they lack in terms of a musical back-catalogue they more than make up for with an abundance of style and talent. They've just released new single 'Amends' with an accompanying video which I've included below for your viewing pleasure. Opening … Continue reading New Music: Elm – Amends

Firstage – Putting real artists on a virtual stage

I'm a big fan of anyone who endeavours to promote good music. And so when I came across this innovative new app I had to shout about it. Firstage is an interesting music app which provides a new channel for music discovery. It works by placing real artists on virtual stages all over the world. The … Continue reading Firstage – Putting real artists on a virtual stage

The Vaccines

The Vaccines are an English indie  band who formed back in 2010. Their  debut album, What Did You Expect from the Vaccines?, was released on March 2011 and reached number 4 in the UK Album Chart's . They toured extensively last year playing a large variety of festivals. And that is where I discovered The … Continue reading The Vaccines

Wild Beasts – Present Tense

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January, for most people, is a proactive time. It's a month for planning and of course looking forward. So it's only natural that my first post of the year be of a revisionist nature. 2014 may or may not go down in the annuls of time as a particular stellar vintage for musical offerings. But I … Continue reading Wild Beasts – Present Tense

All Tvvins – Darkest Ocean

Irish Band All Tvvins New Song Darkest Ocean

Have I introduced you to All Tvvins? No probably not. I must confess that there is a great deal of fantastic music that has taken up residence on my various playlists, portable music delivery systems (my phone's mp3 player) and most importantly my ears but has eluded any mention on this blog. All Tvvins are one … Continue reading All Tvvins – Darkest Ocean

Shiny New Badges – Awards Season

I just wanted to put up a quick post and let you know what has been happening here. As you may have already noticed, there are a few shiny new badges on the right-hand-side of the blog. One will be somewhat familiar to long time readers but the other is new for us all (myself … Continue reading Shiny New Badges – Awards Season

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