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

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

Live Review: Girls Names – Hangar (June 6th)

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)

Upcoming Gig: Girls Names

Girls Names - Live in Hangar Dublin

Girls Names @ Hangar Andrew's Lane, Dublin - June 6 Belfast band Girls Names are set to play their biggest Dublin show to date this coming Saturday in Hangar. Whilst the Northern Irish four-piece have been gracing far away fields (Primavera, London Roundhouse) with their brand of psychedelic punk, Dublin appearances have become somewhat of a … Continue reading Upcoming Gig: Girls Names

Jameson St Patrick’s Live – Vicar Street

Whilst the world was busy painting their famous landmarks green, Vicar Street (and more so Jameson) were going one shade deeper with a star-studded, whiskey fuelled Paddy's Day (well Paddy's Eve) celebration. Kicking off the party was a band who are anything but strangers to the atmospheric Dublin 8 venue. With the echoes of We Cut Corners' … Continue reading Jameson St Patrick’s Live – Vicar Street

Hello Darkness My Old Friend

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I've been a bit afraid of the blue 'publish' button lately. Not that I've anything against the button itself or even the colour blue for that matter. But I have found myself at a loss for words. I spoke about writers block in a previous post, in fact I somehow managed to pen an entire … Continue reading Hello Darkness My Old Friend

GANGS to record debut EP

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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

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

ROR Guitars

Mark from Kodaline with The BE Guitar

So you may have noticed the absence of regular posts here on my blog since the end of the summer. And if you were paying real close attention you may even remember me mention that I was involved with some interesting musical projects. The most prominent of these takes the form of ROR Guitars, a … Continue reading ROR Guitars

Analogue Wave: N.L.G. W.V. Album Review

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Shorter days, lower temperatures and the emergence of the all-dreaded christmas music can only mean one thing. No not santa! There's still 29 days till the jolly red giant comes calling (not that I'm counting or anything) But no, the end of the year for music bloggers and journalists alike only means one thing and … Continue reading Analogue Wave: N.L.G. W.V. Album Review