Homebeat & Nialler9 in association with O’Hara’s Irish Craft Beer proudly present Future Proof – a new series of events showcasing essential emerging and established acts who are weaving themselves into the present and future fabric of the Irish music scene.

Future Proof #1 takes place in the warm surroundings of Bello Bar on Wednesday March 22nd and features three of the most vibrant acts performing on these shores at this moment.

Cheapest tickets from €8 at Eventbrite – https://futureproofdub.eventbrite.com.

COME ON LIVE LONG

In 2013, Come On Live Long released their acclaimed debut Everything Fall amassing over 5 million Spotify plays along the way. They have toured Canada, Ireland and The UK. The band are based in Dublin and have just released Bones To Break , the first single from their second album “In The Still” which will be released in May 2017.


BUFFALO WOMAN


Neil Watkins and Tim O’Donovan are the pop/synth/funk power duo behind Buffalo Woman. They combine the vocal drama of David Bowie and Scott Walker, the dark synths of Depeche Mode, the funk of Daft Punk, the stacked harmonies of Flaming Lips.


PROPER MICRO NV

A debut live band show for Limerick’s Rory Hall who has been making some really interesting music in the vein of James Blake over the last few years: electronic neo-soul with minimal productions and bright vocals. Future Proof will be his debut gig with a full live band.


TICKETS : €8 Early Bird / €10 Regular Online / €13 On Door.

DOORS: 8 pm

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About O Hara’s:

Founded by the O’Hara brothers, the brewery has revived a tradition that was once synonymous with the Barrow valley, the traditional heartland of the brewing industry in Ireland. Malted barley and hops were farmed extensively here, supported by the many old malting and grain mills that are still prevalent in the landscape. Records show that by the early part of the 19th Century there were five breweries in operation in Carlow. The last of these closed at the end of the 19th Century. With a dedication to quality reminiscent of the by gone brewers, the Carlow Brewing Co. has gone from strength to strength and now exports beers to a number of countries including the United Kingdom, the United States, Scandinavia and Continental Europe.

Posted on March 11th, 2017

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Come On Live Long are re-emerging. Taking their time in following up their debut album, the band have been living in separate countries but keeping their ties together through their shared music pursuits, even when they are working on solo endeavours.

Last year, they shared ‘For The Birds’, a neo-soul style track that indicated a new sound for the band. Well prepared for that to turn on its head once more.

On ‘Bones To Break’, guitarist Daithí O’Connor takes the lead vocals for a song that shows a different side once again. It’s a song inspired by O’Connor’s time living in London and the sounds he heard in his East London neighbourhood (see below). The song will be featured on the second album In The Still to be released in May with a tour of Ireland to follow.

Daithí also expanded on the song’s construction in a Song Exploder-style audio doc:

Posted on February 14th, 2017

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For the last couple of years, I’ve been compiling an up to date playlist of modern Irish music to celebrate and coincide with St. Patrick’s Day.

This year, I wanted to do something more to date and to roll it out across the year to coincide also with my weekly Irish Times column of new Irish music and as a companion to the general New Music playlist.

So today, I’m launching my New Irish Music weekly playlist which will be regularly updated. Because Irish music isn’t just for Paddy’s Day.

Join over 500 other listeners for fresh listens to new Irish music. There are songs from artists who have received support from Nialler9 in the last year or so from Brian Deady, Shit Robot, Roisin Murphy, Burnt Out, Saint Sister, I Have A Tribe, Le Galaxie, Rusangano Family, Come On Live Long, Daithi, Jape, Bitch Falcon, Pleasure Beach and many more.

The focus is on Irish music happening now, emerging and trending. I want this to be the definitive collection of new Irish music throughout the year in one place which I’ll be featuring as it comes on the site. Subscribe below.

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Posted on March 14th, 2016

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It’s been a term of regrouping for Come On Live Long in the past year or so since the album cycle of Everything Fall felt complete.

As a group of people, they’ve moved to different countries, and experienced major life events and as musicians, they’ve explored some once-off projects and tracks like ‘Trough’. Robert Ardiff released a solo EP. Louise Gaffney made Meltybrains? videos, Ken McCabe produced. That’s just what I’m aware of.

‘For The Birds’ feels like a rebirth. Gaffney takes lead vocal on a song that is new tact for the band, neo-electronic piano soul reminiscent of King and James Blake. The second half of the well-produced song brandishes a full band crescendo that hits in the guts.

It will feature on their forthcoming album Move As One due later this year and recorded in various studios.

Their next gig is April 2nd in the Unitarian Church.

Posted on March 11th, 2016

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Come On Live Long’s singer Robert Ardiff has concocted a solo EP of material between takes from his main band.

The three-track EP The Fall comes across as one-half of the conversation that takes place musically in Come On Live Long with a strong songwriting identity shining through the largely acoustic and ambience-filled music. The EP is launched on the 26th of February in the Ranelagh Arts centre.

Get it at bandcamp.

Watch a video of Ardiff performing one of the songs in his back garden.

I have so many songs bouncing around my head and not all of these go with the Come on live long sound. I was playing a show of these songs in a cafe in Paris and afterwards a guy approached me asking if he could record me. I suggested we do it in the church and voila, this EP was born. I recorded a total of seven tracks. Three of which are on the EP. All the vocals and guitar were done in the same takes. When I came back to Ireland I showed them to Ken and he suggested adding new textures and that’s what you hear now.

Posted on February 15th, 2016

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Independent promoter Homebeat took over an office on Lennox Street and over the last few months, they’ve been offering coffee (Full Circle Roasters by Brian Birdy ☕️ 👏) out of the space downstairs called Thirty Four.

As part of that space, Emmett has just announced a series of Saturday afternoon gigs starting this week, that returns to their house/small show roots.

Each performance happens from 2pm to 3pm on each Saturday, starting this week with Come On Live Long. Here’s the Facebook event.
SAT FEB 6TH : Come On Live Long
SAT FEB 13TH : Wounded Healer
SAT FEB 20th : Anderson
SAT FEB 27th : Tiz Mcnamara

MARCH:
SAT MARCH 5th : Music Portrait Exhibition by Ruth Medjber
SAT MARCH 12th : NOCTURNES feat Pearse McGloughlin
SAT MARCH 19th : Carriages
SAT MARCH 16th : MKAI

Posted on February 2nd, 2016

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The new video for Come On Live Long’s seven minute song ‘Speak Up’ was shot by Mercedes Arturo & Nico Casavecchia in 15 different places in the world including Argentina, the States, Germany, England, Denmark, China and Thailand.

The accumulative captured home video trip vibe is a suitable match for the song’s genesis as the band wrote remotely between different cities they lived in.

Posted on July 8th, 2015

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After Everything Fall, the Dublin band’s debut album, Come On Live Long released ‘Trough’, an ambient-birthed four minute track that suggested further ambitions.

‘Speak Up’ is similar in that, at seven minutes, it’s a brave length to tackle. Closer in tone to the band’s established sweeping indie dual vocal sound, ‘Speak Up’, produced by the band’s Ken McCabe pushes the band’s directness into a larger sonic space through instrumentation which includes synths, upright pianos, strings, bells and electronic patterns.

All the while the band’s core appeal of Robert Ardiff and Louise Gaffney trading vocal lines brings it all together to the point where you may not even notice seven minutes has elapsed.

The song was made remotely as members were residing in Roscommon, Paris, Malta, and London. Guest musicians from Meltybrains? include Micheál Quinn on drums (filling in for Steven Battle) and Tadhg Byrne on violin and viola.

Posted on June 25th, 2015

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Homebeat and Happenings’ Another Love Story was a small festival success story last year so it’s back this year from August 21st to 23rd in  the indoor spaces, ballroom, woods and parlour rooms of Killyon Manor, Kinnegad Co. Meath.

Announced so far are:

VERY SPECIAL GUEST, Loah, Leo Drezden, Come On Live Long, I Have A Tribe, Valerie Francis, Attention Bébé, Buffalo Woman, Margie Lewis, Ye Vagabonds, Tandem Felix, Paddy Hanna, Elephant, Tomorrows, SignA, Sun Collective, Anna Mieke, Kiruu & More tba.

DJs :

David Kitt (Permanant Vacation), Neil Flynn (Lossless), Sally Cinnamon, Andrew Kearny, Tim O’ Donovan, Nialler9 , T/A/S/T/E , Dj Hula Hoops , Glammo, Chuck & Will, ALS Djs , Vinyl Love

Occurrences and Corners :

Talks , Walks , Yoga , Qui Gong , Theatre , Roland’s Cinema D’amour , Glitteration Station by The Cat’s Meow , Guerilla Aerial , The Love Summit , The State & Of The Nation , The Deepest Darkest Woods Stage , The Teenage Crush Bar , The Library , The Parlour Room & MORE!

Weekend tickets start at €85+fee and there are limited day tickets. Dogs go free too. More info.

Artwork by Steve McCarthy.

 

 

Posted on May 25th, 2015

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