A hipo-critic no more

Writing

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

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Words

words

Words are great. You can use a thousand of them in one sentence and end up saying absolutely nothing. And in the same breath, you can paint pictures, conjure grand tales and captivate an imagination with just a handful. I was racking my brain earlier, trying to find something to write about, something to say. And … Continue reading Words

Album Preview: Analogue Wave

Analogue Wave

So while I'm still working out some technical issues with the full album stream from the Analogue Wave guys. Here's a  sneak preview of N.L.G. W.V. (well 5 songs is hardly a preview, it's half their album). If you like what you hear below, I would encourage you to head over to the guys bandcamp … Continue reading Album Preview: Analogue Wave

I’m Back!!

Hello

OK so here we go, I think it's about time that I got back up on the proverbial horse and returned to the faithful blog. I do apologise for my lengthy absence but I had the small matter of my final year of College to deal with. But now as I write this post I … Continue reading I’m Back!!

Villagers – INEC 18th March (Photo Gallery)

Top 10 Tracks of the Year – Bullet In A Gun

delo

And so here we are, number one. I know I said that I would put this up yesterday but I wanted to build the suspense. There was also the small fact of it being New Years Day and the previous nights festivities did more than enough to keep me from blogging. Which reminds me, Happy … Continue reading Top 10 Tracks of the Year – Bullet In A Gun

Top 10 Tracks of the Year – All I Want

Kodaline

And so we reach the penultimate position of this chart. My selection should not come as a surprise to anyone even remotely familiar with the Irish Music Scene. The Dublin Alternative band, Kodaline, turned heads with their impressive single 'All I want'. So much so that it took the number two position in my tracks … Continue reading Top 10 Tracks of the Year – All I Want

Top 10 Tracks of the Year – No Way To Live

mickflanneryredtoblue

And so we reach the halfway point in this list of intricate and inspiring melodies from the year that was due to bring about our Armageddon. I apologise for that little outburst. I am currently suffering from a minor bout of writers block and so I have decided to use this blog post to hopefully … Continue reading Top 10 Tracks of the Year – No Way To Live

Top 10 Tracks of the Year – History Book

Dry The River

So naturally I decided to continue this top 10 with number 9. 9. Dry The River - History Book Dry The River are an English folk band who formed back in 2009. They have released three albums to date and have done well to establish a unique and incomparable sound.  History Book is taken from … Continue reading Top 10 Tracks of the Year – History Book

Top 10 Tracks of the Year – The John Wayne

little-green-cars

Keeping inline with the tradition of all music websites publishing 'Top Lists' around this time of year,  I have decided to  release my very own. As you can probably tell from the title I have decided to publish my top 10 tracks of the year. So lets kick this highly original idea off with number … Continue reading Top 10 Tracks of the Year – The John Wayne