GANGS – London Calling (Video)

Interview with GANGS

  I recently sat down with GANGS, one of Ireland's most exciting new bands, for a bit of a chat. Fresh from a short stint over in London where they played the prestigious Dublin Castle, the lads certainly had a lot of interesting stuff to say. I could rabbit on but you'd be better off … Continue reading GANGS – London Calling (Video)

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Former Monarchs – Origins

Former Monarchs, The Cost of Living

Some new music for you on this fine Sunday afternoon, all the way from the 'People's Republic of Cork' (they made me say that). Former Monarchs are a four piece 'Math Rock' outfit (I hate the name of that genre) who have been on the scene for a couple of years now, learning their trade … Continue reading Former Monarchs – Origins

Introducing: Asgeir

asgeir

Let me introduce you to my latest obsession. Asgeir, or Ásgeir Trausti Einarsson, is an Icelandic singer songwriter who has been on a sort of meteoric rise (never really knew what that last expression means) since his emergence back in 2012. Having been forged in the land of Ice and Fire, Asgeir has had somewhat of … Continue reading Introducing: Asgeir

A Song For The Weekend: Ordinary Love

U2 Ordinary Love

U2 are very much the human embodiment of Marmite. Some people love them whilst more love to hate them. Of course the Dublin four-piece differ greatly from the notorious sickly brown goo. These differences can be quantified in the form of the Irish bands Grammy success, record album sales or even their high protein content … Continue reading A Song For The Weekend: Ordinary Love

Album of the Year: 2013

Album of the year

So with 2013 finally at a close, there really is nothing better to do then to look back and dissect the musical offerings of past 12 months. And what better way to do so then with a top album's of the year countdown list. Whilst I don't particularly like making lists or even having to … Continue reading Album of the Year: 2013

Blancmange Documentary

ditto tv

Were you, or are you still, a fan of 80's Synth Pop. Ever heard of Blancmange? Want to be in a documentary? If you answered yes to any or all of the questions above then perhaps you should watch the following call to arms: Ditto TV is currently producing an interesting documentary centring on the … Continue reading Blancmange Documentary

A Song For The Weekend: Latch

Kodaline

I haven't done one of these in a while, a long while come to think of it. But rather than re-use the most commonly present sentence on my blog 'sorry I've been busy bla bla bla' I'm just going to get on with things, business as usual. (although to be honest I've been really busy … Continue reading A Song For The Weekend: Latch

What’s Happening

blog_awards_2013

Two years ago on this very day, a certain somebody decided to put fingers to keys and start a blog. The blog was of course this one and the person, have you guessed yet? It's been a busy couple of years, starting with a handful of film reviews and even fewer followers. But somehow, against … Continue reading What’s Happening

A Band For The Weekend: The Statics

the statics

Yes, I said band! I wanted to kill two birds with several stones in the form of a single blog post this weekend, so I have quite cleverly (even if I may say so myself), decided to combine the 'song for the weekend' segment with the new band 'introducing' segment. Call it crafty, lazy, whatever … Continue reading A Band For The Weekend: The Statics

A Song For The Weekend: Devils

analoge wave

Remember Analogue Wave, the Dublin based electro duo I wrote about a couple of months ago? (https://keelanfoley.wordpress.com/2013/07/06/introducing-analogue-wave/) Well they've only gone and released an album, a debut album to be exact. And it's a cracker. But don't worry, you won't have to rely on my solitary opinion for long. I'm working on an exclusive album … Continue reading A Song For The Weekend: Devils