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.

After a very full Bello on a wet Wednesday night enjoyed Come On Live Long, Proper Micro NV and Buffalo Woman, we’re back in the in the warm cosy surroundings of Bello Bar on Wednesday April 19th. Future Proof #2 features three of the most vibrant acts performing on these shores at this moment.

Tickets

Cheapest tickets are on sale now via Eventbrite.

This month’s guests are:

SHOOKRAH

Fresh alternative soul six-piece from Cork.

ROSIE CARNEY

A moving, honest 19 year-old songwriter from Donegal with 2 million Spotify streams.

LAOISE

Brooding electronic pop artist from Galway on the up.

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DOORS: 8pm

There are free pints of O’Haras Beers for the first 40 in the door and tastings throughout in the Bello Bar sitting room.

Poster by Ruan Van Vliet.

Posted on April 11th, 2017

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Æ MAK have announced a series of dates to coincide with an upcoming single called ‘I Walk, which they will play as a seven-piece band.

The gigs will take place in April and May and include:

22 April: The Chestnut, Birr (Free)
27 April: The Sugar Club, Dublin with Laoise and our own Lumo Club

13 May: The Mac, Belfast — with Beauty Sleep (£12.50)
24 May: Roisin Dubh, Galway – Free in

Get tickets from their website.

‘I Walk’ will followup the band’s EP (listen here) from last year and here’s a preview of the song out on April 3rd.

Posted on March 7th, 2017

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Laoise, the rising Galway electro pop artist, has released one standout track in ‘You’ so far.

That debut track received over 175k plays on Spotify, a fact that was celebrated with a live video.

The follow-up song ‘Halfway’, Laoise told Notion:

I wrote ‘Halfway’ about two years ago during a time when I wasn’t paying attention to my own needs and health, and I compromised my happiness for other people and their excessive expectations. Writing ‘Halfway’ was my way of pushing past this. It stands as a very important stage in my life and even though, in a way, I’m scared as fuck to release it, I’m so grateful that I can share it with people.

The song was made with producer Seán Behan (A Place Called Kai Studios).

Posted on March 6th, 2017

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Galway artist Laoise is set to build on her Nirvana cover and the release of the brooding slow-moving electro-pop ‘You’ with the release of her debut EP Halfway shortly.

Til then, please enjoy a live version of ‘You’ recorded with her live band at South Studios and shot by Éamonn McManus.

The song now has over 136,000 plays on Spotify.

DOP: Aidan Maguire
Keys: Seán Behan
Percussion: Cian Hanley
Guitar: Sam Killeen
Sound: APCK Studios

Posted on January 27th, 2017

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Galway artist Laoise Ní Nualláin came to my attention with a downbeat electro pop cover of Nirvana’s Come As You Are earlier this year.

Laoise’s debut EP Halfway is coming in January and ‘You’ the first single ‘You’ mixes Laoise’s flighty vocals with a brooding electronic pop low-end and touches of R&B and pop.

Ní Nualláin grew up in Galway playing violin and piano before teaching herself the guitar at the age of 11. She started writing music at age 15.

Her debut EP was written when she felt she was halfway through working out mental and physical difficulties. She worked with producer Seán Behan (A Place Called Kai Studios). The Halfway EP is out in January.

Posted on November 15th, 2016

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