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

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

Firstage – Putting real artists on a virtual stage

I'm a big fan of anyone who endeavours to promote good music. And so when I came across this innovative new app I had to shout about it. Firstage is an interesting music app which provides a new channel for music discovery. It works by placing real artists on virtual stages all over the world. The … Continue reading Firstage – Putting real artists on a virtual stage

The Vaccines

The Vaccines are an English indie  band who formed back in 2010. Their  debut album, What Did You Expect from the Vaccines?, was released on March 2011 and reached number 4 in the UK Album Chart's . They toured extensively last year playing a large variety of festivals. And that is where I discovered The … Continue reading The Vaccines

Wild Beasts – Present Tense

wild beasts present tense album cover

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