Wild Beasts – Present Tense

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January, for most people, is a proactive time. It's a month for planning and of course looking forward. So it's only natural that my first post of the year be of a revisionist nature. 2014 may or may not go down in the annuls of time as a particular stellar vintage for musical offerings. But I … Continue reading Wild Beasts – Present Tense

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Favourite Albums of 2015…so far

2015

I know we've long passed the year’s half way mark (where has the time gone) but I wanted to share a Spotify playlist I've been carefully compiling. It’s a list of my favourite albums released this year and whilst it may contain some obvious choices I think there’s also a few wild cards in the … Continue reading Favourite Albums of 2015…so far

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

New Music: Neon Atlas – Velocity

When considering the recent success of the Irish music scene, be it on a domestic or international level, it's easy to overlook the People's Republic (of Cork). But that's not to say that things are quite down in the Rebel County. Recent years had seen a steady host of interesting bands emerge from Cork, Neon … Continue reading New Music: Neon Atlas – Velocity

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

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

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

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

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