Dublin native Bodies or David Anthony McGeown gives us his new track ‘Numb’ off his debut EP, SOAK which will be released on November 27th via Minor Fall Records.

The track is a collaboration with Overhead, the Albatross members David Prendergast and Ben Garrett that builds up slowly with a mix of alternative-rock and ambient pop.

Listen to the previously-featured Kobina remix of a Bodies track.

To celebrate the release there will be a special midnight hour album launch in Whelans this Saturday November 25th.

Tickets are priced at €10 and will be available on the door.

Posted on November 23rd, 2017


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Another Love Story, the boutique little festival of music, art, fun, talks and installations by Homebeat & Happenings in Killyon Manor, Meath has announced its first list of acts for this year’s festival from Friday 18th – Sunday 20th August.

  • Katie Kim
  • Overhead The Albatross
  • JFDR
  • This Is How We Fly
  • I Am The Cosmos
  • Bantum
  • Replete
  • Wry Myrrh
  • Margie Jean Lewis
  • Ailbhe Reddy
  • Tomorrows
  • Buffalo Woman
  • Hilary Woods
  • Carriages
  • Wastefellow
  • Oose
  • Beach
  • Let’s Set Sail
  • Saint Caoilin
  • My Fellow Sponges
  • Doubtlands
  • Attention Bebe’s Big Top Sundown Rave Up
  • NCH Gamelan Orchestra


  • The Another Love Story Soundsystem Massive
  • Cian O’Ciobhain
  • Tim O’Donovan
  • Bodytonic Djs
  • DJ Hula Hoops
  • Sing Along Social
  • My House Djs
  • The Thin Air Djs


  • The Shift Shack
  • The Front Room
  • The Library by YHRF
  • The Big Stretchy
  • For Conor This Must Be The Place
  • My House presents : The Great Western Ballroom

More lineup additions, antics, food and more to be released.


Tickets​ (Includes regular weekend camping):
ALS ’17 Tier 1 €100 [SOLD OUT]
ALS ’17 Tier 2 €135 [SOLD OUT]
ALS ’17 Tier 3 €155 [SOLD OUT]
ALS ’17 Tier 4 €185

Boutique Camping​ (does not include weekend ticket):
4M Tent (sleeps 4) €265
5M Tent (sleeps 6) €380
6M Tent (sleeps 8) €550
Bed & bedding extra if required. Please see website for full details

Other Details
No Sunday camping – event runs 19.00 Fri Aug 18th – 19.00 Sun Aug 20th.
Under 12’s go free accompanied by adult
12-18 year olds are not permitted
Dogs Free! (it’s a dog’s life)

Out of the trembling darkness, a glimpse, a sharp intake of breath,
the impatient softness of the sudden clasp of joined hands.
All that has happened falls away,
all that is yet to come stretches infinitely into the
inescapable certainty of fate.
Faster, faster. Spinning, spiraling, Over and under,
Straight on till the break of dawn.
Together is the most important thing..

Posted on April 12th, 2017


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The Choice Music Prize is this year the RTÉ Choice Music Prize for the first time and the announcement of the 10 Irish albums were revealed a short time ago on 2FM’s Tracy Clifford Show by Tony Clayton Lea, chairman of the judging panel.

The 10 albums shortlisted by the judges for Irish album of the year are:

Shortlisted albums

All Tvvins – IIVV (Warner Music)
Bantum – Move (Self Released)
Wallis Bird – Home (Mount Silver / Caroline International)
The Divine Comedy – Foreverland (Divine Comedy Records)
Lisa Hannigan – At Swim (Hoop Recordings)
Katie Kim – Salt (Art For Blind Records)
James Vincent McMorrow – We Move (Faction Records)
Overhead, The Albatross – Learning to Growl (Self Released)
Rusangano Family – Let The Dead Bury The Dead (Self Released)
We Cut Corners – The Cadences Of Others (Delphi)

A Spotify playlist of all albums

The winning act will receive €10,000, a prize fund which has been provided by The Irish Music Rights Organisation (IMRO) and The Irish Recorded Music Association (IRMA). All of the shortlisted acts will receive a specially commissioned award. RAAP, Culture Ireland & Golden Discs are also official project partners.

2FM has promised to play Irish music all day from 6am to midnight today to mark the announcement along with live cessions from SOAK and Delorentos and a two-hour special on this year’s RTÉ Choice Music Prize, Irish Album of the Year 2016 shortlist, presented by Conor Behan from 8-10pm.

Live event

Shortlisted albums will also be featured throughout in the lead up to the live choice prize event on Thursday March 9th in Vicar Street.
Tickets for the Choice Music Prize live event are available at all Ticketmaster outlets and at http://www.ticketmaster.ie priced €26.50 including booking fee.

Judging Panel

Louise Bruton – Freelance & Irish Times
Brian Coney – Editor, The Thin Air
Maire Dineen – Súgradh Productions (Imeall TG4/Body & Soul)
Suzanne Doyle – Music, Film & Television Consultant
Dan Hegarty – 2FM
Paddy McKenna – Editor, Joe.ie
Cathal Murray – RTE Radio 1
Barbara Nic D – Classic Hits 4FM
Colm O’Regan – Hot Press
Niall Power – Head of Music Beat FM
Eva Short – Deputy Editor, Trinity News

Irish Song of The Year 2016

The shortlist for the RTÉ Choice Music Prize – Irish Song of The Year 2016 will be announced on Wednesday 1st February, 2017. A Special event featuring exclusive performances from both Album of the Year and Song of the Year nominees will be held in Dublin that evening in the Workman’s Club.

Previous winners of the Choice Music Prize

2015: Soak
2014: The Gloaming
2013: Villagers
2012: Jape
2011: Delorentos
2010: Two Door Cinema Club
2009: Adrian Crowley
2008: Jape
2007: Super Extra Bonus Party
2006: The Divine Comedy
2005: Julie Feeney

Posted on January 11th, 2017


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Ahead of their biggest Dublin show yet tomorrow night in Vicar Street (with support from Bitch Falcon), Overhead, The Albatross have shared a new track to mark the occasion, the first song written since the album Learning To Growl was released earlier this year.

‘Our Youth Our Younger’ features kids talking about the universe, God (or Santa), and builds instrumentally with digital beats, gentle keyboard notes, before a mangled Boards Of Canada-style sample gives way to a tough rhythm. As with any OTA song, there is orchestral swells and moments of beauty. Violin and vocals by Lia Wright and bass by Twiggy.

Buy tickets for the show.

Here’s a lovely remix of their track by Dublin’s Quinton Campbell

Posted on December 8th, 2016

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Overhead, The Albatross have announced their debut album Learning To Growl.

It’ll feature the previously-featured ‘Big River Man’ and eight other tracks. It was recorded in Straffan, Kildare at Clique Recordings, mixed by Phillip Magee.

The Dublin six-piece have shared the album’s opening track ‘Indie Rose’ , a track that grows from a cinematic core to a textured track that falls short of a growl. It’s accompanied by a superbly-shot video by Luke Daly (produced by Bold Puppy) featuring footage of Dublin dwellers in and around the city. The track’s name comes from their friends’ daughter.

The album is up for pre-order on Bandcamp and Overhead, The Albatross are holding two listening parties this week on April 6th and 7th – The Workman’s Club. The band play the venue on April 9th.

Overhead, The Albatross TRACK LIST

1. Indie Rose
2. Telekinetic Forest Guard
3. Theme For A Promise
4. Daeku
5. HBG
6. Leave It To My Ghost
7. Paroxysm
8. Bara
9. Big River Man

Posted on March 29th, 2016


For the impressive video, directed by Bold Puppy, Axis Theatre in Ballymun for their new single, Overhead, The Albatross don’t quite throw the kitchen sink at ‘Big River Man’ but they do utilise a ladder, some paintcans and a percussive collective calling themselves The Hit Machine.

That’s just for starters. The post-rock song builds over seven and a half minutes and adds both aurally and visually, string sections, a breathy solo female vocal until the crescendo when even more bodies join the band for the fittingly cinematic finale.

It’s a mightily impressive bit of visual work shot in Axis Theatre in Ballymun. More via an interview with director Luke Daly who is also a guitarist in the band.

The song is on iTunes.

Posted on August 24th, 2015


The Irish often think of themselves as underdogs but time and time again, we prove ourselves on a world stage. Right now, the Irish are making a splash. Nialler9 talked to Jape, Fight Like Apes, Florence Olivier, I Have A Tribe, Overhead The Albatross and more down at Castlepalooza Music Festival for Vodafone Centre Stage about how and why Irish music is having a moment.

Music: EDC by Elaine Mai. 

Posted on August 12th, 2015


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The small festival B.A.R.E. In The Woods is returning for its second year, near Portarlington, Co. Laois on Saturday June 13th.

Earlier this year, they announced the first 12 acts to play.

Today they’ve added 20 more:

Roots Manuva
Mr Williamz
Dan Shake
John Blek & The Rats
Dirty Dubsters
King Modo
Dah Jevu
The Radioactive Grandma
Dem Fools
Val Normal
Little xs for eyes
Overhead The Albatross
The Hip Neck Blues Collective
Slackers Symphony
Fox E & The Good Hands
The Cardinal Sins
Catlovers London
Funkadelic Dublin

Tickets from €30 -€50.

More info at their website.

Posted on March 18th, 2015


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State Magazine’s annual new music tips Faces Of… finished up over the weekend with a gig in the Mercantile and the release of a beautifully-designed digital magazine by Simon Roche featuring some stunning photography of acts from Ireland tipped for the year including Hozier, Liza Flume, UNKNWN (pictured), Overhead The Albatross, Simi Crowns, Affleck, video director Aoife McArdle, Carriages and Maria Somerville.

Photography is by Rich Gilligan, Cait Fahey, Olga Kuzmenko, Phil Fisk, Jason McCarthy, Mark McGuinness and Frances Marshall. There’s also a mixtape of the acts below. Respect.

DOI: I used to work for State but I don’t anymore.

Posted on January 20th, 2014


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