Sicario – Film Review

sicario film poster

On paper Sicario is the latest film to explore the violent depths of Mexican drug cartels. And whilst it does this very well I have to admit that when I saw the posters I was somewhat underwhelmed. The plot is one which has popped up in a variety of films, TV series and even documentaries in … Continue reading Sicario – Film Review

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

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

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

Music Festival Infographic

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So festival season is well and truly upon us. And to mark the occasion here's an interesting Infograph from the guys over at Oxygen8. It's packed with some strange and unusual facts about smart phone usage at music festivals. The most notable of which being that "Almost double the number of men preferred their outfits … Continue reading Music Festival Infographic

The Riptide Movement – Vicar Street

The Riptide Movement

The Riptide Movement have worked hard over the years to not only associate themselves with, but in turn become, a beacon for the never-dying spirit of good ole Irish Rock music. Invoking the spirit of Lizzy and co. each release has acted as a steady and determined stepping-stone towards something great. The most recent of these steps … Continue reading The Riptide Movement – Vicar Street

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

Introducing: Asgeir

asgeir

Let me introduce you to my latest obsession. Asgeir, or Ásgeir Trausti Einarsson, is an Icelandic singer songwriter who has been on a sort of meteoric rise (never really knew what that last expression means) since his emergence back in 2012. Having been forged in the land of Ice and Fire, Asgeir has had somewhat of … Continue reading Introducing: Asgeir

A Song For The Weekend: Disco

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The blog felt a bit cold, almost lifeless, for the past few months and I could not figure out why (Well apart from the fact that my posts have been far less than frequent). But one of the more noticeable absences would have to be the patented, world-famous 'A Song For The Weekend'. Whilst I … Continue reading A Song For The Weekend: Disco

Introducing: Sparkle Motion

Sparkle Motion

Sparkle Motion is a three-piece alternative rock band from Castlemaine, County Kerry, with their sights set on nothing less than the coveted headline slot at Glastonbury. The band consists of brothers Kevin and Thomas O'Brien as well as bass player DD Foley who I recently caught up with to talk about life as a musician … Continue reading Introducing: Sparkle Motion