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

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

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

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

The Riptide Movement – Vicar Street

The Riptide Movement

The Riptide Movement have worked hard over the years to not only associate themselves with, but in turn become, a beacon for the never-dying spirit of good ole Irish Rock music. Invoking the spirit of Lizzy and co. each release has acted as a steady and determined stepping-stone towards something great. The most recent of these steps … Continue reading The Riptide Movement – Vicar Street

Introducing: My Tribe Your Tribe

My Tribe Your Tribe

My Tribe Your Tribe is the solo project of musician and former Boy Lights Fire frontman, George Mercer. Since the disintegration of previous band related activities earlier this year, Mercer has been proactive in his quest for musical development and in such he has discarded the humble guitar in favor of keyboards, drum machines and … Continue reading Introducing: My Tribe Your Tribe

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

A Song For The Weekend: Taro

alt-j

The beauty of Alt-J (well for me anyway) is that I have no idea what Joe Newman (the band's frontman) is singing. He could be spouting out streams of random babble and I'd have no idea (Please tell I'm not alone here). But surely this can't be a favourable attribute for a band to possess. … Continue reading A Song For The Weekend: Taro