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

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Video: New Enemies Single – Play Fire

Enemies - Irish Band - Play Fire

Irish band Enemies have re-emerged from a two-year hiatus with a new single. Play Fire, a somewhat rejuvenated track which draws a fine line between the meticulous world of mathematically inspired rock (too far with genre specifics?) and joviality of pop music, sees the four-piece pick up from where they left off almost 24 months ago. Bearing … Continue reading Video: New Enemies Single – Play Fire

New Music: Villagers – Courage

Villagers, the solo project of Conor O'Brien, are back with a brand new tune and  a brand new beard. But as this is a music blog and not critical facial hair review site (although...)  you can listen to the new track 'Courage' below.     This new musical offering from O'Brien is both haunting and … Continue reading New Music: Villagers – Courage

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

Indiependence Line Up 2014

indiependence music and arts festival

The Indiependence Music and Arts festival is back once again this year with its biggest line up to date. Taking place amongst the lush green acres of Deer Farm in Mitchelstown, the festival will keep both revellers and residents (the aforementioned deer) entertained with some impressive acts. The most notable of which include White Lies, … Continue reading Indiependence Line Up 2014

GANGS to record debut EP

GANGS

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

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

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

New Music: Keith Moss & The Tightrope Walkers

keith moss

Keith Moss & The Tightrope Walkers - Fat Men Have To Eat Are you fed up with the economic downturn? Well so are Keith Moss & The Tightrope Walkers, even though technically Ireland emerged from recession earlier today (according to the latest CSO reports anyway). Their new single, entitled 'Fat Men Have To Eat'.  is a … Continue reading New Music: Keith Moss & The Tightrope Walkers

Indiependence Festival Review 2013 – Day 3

Windings

Keeping with the tradition of Irish bank holiday weather the rain finally caught up with Indiependence on Sunday. Which thankfully did nothing to dampen spirits. An afternoon set from Solar Taxi in the Big Top allows festivalgoers to take shelter with the added bonus of some pleasing music. Their set is a live showcase of … Continue reading Indiependence Festival Review 2013 – Day 3