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)
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
As I write this post I am currently siphoning free wifi from a local cafe, so I'll try to keep this short. The Blog Awards Ireland shortlist was announced over the weekend and I can gladly report that my blog has been included in not one but five different categories. The shortlist nominations are as follows: … Continue reading Blog Awards Ireland: 2013
I know the weekend is technically over but it's still Sunday night, making it the weekend. And so bearing this point in mind, here is this weekends offering. Taken from White Lies new album, Big TV, here is the KFMB's (Keelan Foley Music Blog's) SFTW (Song For The Weekend) 'There Goes Our Love Again'. I wanted … Continue reading A Song For The Weekend: There Goes Our Love Again
The Indiependence Music and Arts Festival is more living entity than music festival. One which is undergoing a constant hormone fuelled growth spurt, that is. Having become a sort of indie regular with three consecutive visits I can honestly say that the same festival has not greeted me on more than one occasion. But while … Continue reading Indiependence Festival Review 2013 – Day 1
Luuunnnatic, I see you loving like a Luuuuuuuuuuuuunatic!! What better way to start this review then with the same lyrics and ferocious intensity as the opening of Makings debut E.P. 'Lunatic'. Okay so my words might not carry the same levels of enthusiasm but I am counting on you to utilize your imagination. If such device … Continue reading Makings – Lunatic E.P.
Let me introduce you to Analogue Wave, a band (or electro super-duo in waiting) who have all but taken over my musical playlists ever since their compact disc bombardment of my letterbox commenced a couple of months ago. Okay it was 3 CD's that fell through my door, but that single action has all but managed … Continue reading Introducing: Analogue Wave
Bluegrass, folk, a big double bass and an ole banjo thrown in for good measure. Sound familiar? Of course it does! Corner Boy are relatively new kids on the tweed covered block, can a block be covered in tweed? We'll it was only a metaphor, but disprove me if you must. The 'Irish Folk Rockers' formed under … Continue reading Corner Boy – Morning Morning E.P.
Rohan Healy is an Australian born singer songwriter currently based in his 'ancestral home of Dublin'. To date he has recorded no less than 10 solo albums and somehow manages to fill the remainder of his free time as an author, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, blogger and professional music producer. Rohan has written and published two books, … Continue reading Introducing: Rohan Healy
The Introducing section is starting to fill up nicely here on my blog. Over the last few days I've received some albums and EP's from a number of exciting Irish and International artists who I will be featuring in the coming weeks. But first, here's something I was sent last month. Singer, Songwriter, Pianist and Composer, … Continue reading Introducing: Madeline Mondrala