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

The Lobster – Film Review

The lobster is a somewhat absurdist take on a contemporary question. What does it mean to be in a relationship, what pressures are placed on us from society and how an inability to conform to the status quo can single one as a ‘social piranha’ forced to live out in the wilderness. The Lobster, Yorgos … Continue reading The Lobster – Film Review

All Tvvins – Darkest Ocean

Irish Band All Tvvins New Song Darkest Ocean

Have I introduced you to All Tvvins? No probably not. I must confess that there is a great deal of fantastic music that has taken up residence on my various playlists, portable music delivery systems (my phone's mp3 player) and most importantly my ears but has eluded any mention on this blog. All Tvvins are one … Continue reading All Tvvins – Darkest Ocean

Introducing: Noel O’ Brien

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The one thing certainly not lacking from the current music scene is solo male vocalists. And whilst Noel O'Brien, the 21-year-old singer/songwriter from Tipperary, may be just that, he does little to blend into the crowd. Having just released a self-titled EP (his debut offering) O'Brien seems to be set on proving that deep (somewhat … Continue reading Introducing: Noel O’ Brien

A hipo-critic no more

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I'm not a musician and I've never claimed to be. And so naturally, I'm often asked why I write a MUSIC blog. I can't sing (although try telling me that after a few drinks) nor can I play an instrument, yet. I have recently acquired an electric guitar but that's a story for another day/blog. … Continue reading A hipo-critic no more

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

Event: Jameson St. Patrick’s Live

St Patricks Live 2015 Vicar Street

It's finally March, the Spring is here and those dark winter days are long becoming distant memories (if not for all the snow and sub-zero temperatures). But whilst the weather might be broken, there is one constant that cannot be taken away. And that of course being St Patrick's Day! We're not too big on … Continue reading Event: Jameson St. Patrick’s Live

2014 Albums: Asgeir – In The Slience

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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

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

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