Wild Beasts – Present Tense

wild beasts present tense album cover

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

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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

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

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

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

GANGS to record debut EP

GANGS

GANGS are delighted to announce that they will be recording their debut EP with the Dublin label Reekus Records. Under the guidance of Brian Foley, bass player with iconic 80’s band The Blades, GANGS aim to bring their hard-hitting sound to a new level.  The teenage rock and roll quartet will begin recording this weekend … Continue reading GANGS to record debut EP