Irish instrumental rock band The Redneck Manifesto have lined up a January gig on the 13th with support from Margie Jean Lewis.

The great Irish band have been recording new material once more so expect to hear some tunes from a new album coming soon.

Tickets €20 go on sale on Fri 8th Dec, 10am from www.whelanslive.com. Facebook event.

You can listen to my 14 favourite Redneck Manifesto tunes in the playlist ->>

Posted on December 6th, 2017

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Fecking Bahamas is a website that specialises in math rock, cataloguing and highlight the bands who make instrumental and complex music know as “math rock”.

For their latest region-specific compilation, they have put together a 21-track compilation of Irish rock of the math and post-rock persuasion, proving as if proof were needed, of the quality and quantity of bands from Ireland.

V. Ireland features music from bands that are no longer active Adebisi Shank, Enemies and We Are Knives, with some newer bands like Yonen and Ganglions and a few that are very much still active like And So I Watch You From Afar, The Redneck Manifesto, Ten Past Seven and BATS.

Download the compilation from Bandcamp and listen here:

Posted on February 1st, 2017

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TRM are back.  Not only are their live dates around Ireland next month but there’s rumours that there will be new music on the way from The Redneck Manifesto too.

The band’s four albums (Friendship, I Am Brazil, Cut Your Heart Off From Your Head, Thirtysixstrings) and two EPs (Seven Stabs, Rmnmn) from the years 2001 to 2010 are on all download and streaming sites (Spotify, Deezer, iTunes, Apple Music, Google Play and Tidal). once more.

You can start on Spotify or listen to my 14 favourite Redneck Manifesto tunes in the playlist ->>

A selection of videos are below too:

The Redneck Manifesto live dates

15 Feb – Whelan’s, Dublin
16 Feb – Whelan’s, Dublin – SOLD OUT
17 Feb – Roisin Dubh, Galway (Nialler9 DJ set after)
18 Feb – Dolan’s, Limerick

Posted on January 17th, 2017

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Here are some gigs that were announced in recent days.


Thundercat, the singer, bassist and all-round dude who has been working with Kendrick Lamar and releases on Brainfeeder is to play Vicar Street in 2017 on a World Tour on Monday March 27th. He’ll play live with Dennis Hamm (keys) and Justin Brown (drums). Tickets on sale Friday from €27.90 + fees.


The Redneck Manifesto are to play two 2017 shows with support from Paddy Hanna on February 16th in Whelan’s and Feruary 18th in Dolans Limerick on 18th. Feb – Paddy Hanna plays in Dublin. Tickets on sale this morning at €18 + fees from TM, Wavtickets or Dolan’s.


A second Fleet Foxes show was added on July 13th in the Iveagh Gardens next year. Tickets on TM now.


You’ve heard that Guns’n’Roses are playing Slane yeah?

They look and sound like this now:


Car Seat Headrest, the creators of one of the critically-acclaimed rock albums of the year are to play live at Whelan’s, Monday March 27th 2017
Tickets €18.50 including booking fee go on sale Friday December 9th at 10am from Ticketmaster.


Dance DJ legend Joey Negro is back in town in January for a show at Hangar on Saturday January 28th. For fans of disco edits and house jams.


Dream pop experimentalist Wild Nothing plays Whelan’s, Dublin on February 28th. Tickets on sale now priced €18.50 (incl booking) from Whelan’s TM & outlets nationwide


Tonstartssbandht (tahn-starts-bandit) are Andy and Edwin White, two “boogie, ’60s psychedelic-rock, and choral pop” loving dudes from New York who are playing The Workman’s Club on February 23rd 2017. Tickets priced €15 on sale now from TM


Andrew Weatherall returns to Wigwam on January 28th. Tickets from €10 for members and on Eventbrite for €18 + fees.


Lo-fi house or not, DJ Seinfeld is coming to Dublin to play Hangar on January 14th next. Some absolute gems coming out of him.


Finally, speaking of lo, the rock band Low are playing Christchurch Cathedral next week, December 13th and just dropped this lovely Xmas tune:

Posted on December 7th, 2016

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Pumarosa have been confirmed for a Whelan’s show on October 31st. The UK indie rock band are playing Electric Picnic bit this will be a decent headline show. Tickets are €15.50+ fees on sale August 24th from Ticketmaster.


Hare Squead are playing a headline show at Button Factory on Wednesday September 28th. Tickets are €13 +fees are on sale this Thursday at 10am from Ticketmaster.


Rapper Bishop Nehru who has collaborated with MF DOOM is to play a gig in the Academy Green Room on Tuesday October 4th. Tickets €18.35 +fees on sale Friday August 26th at 9am from Ticketmaster.


James Vincent McMorrow is releasing his album We Move on September 2nd and on Wednesday September 14th the man will perform live at Tower Records Dawson street with a Q&A after with Irish Times’ Tony Clayton-Lea. It starts at 6:30pm. To get in, you have to pre-order a copy of We Move on CD or LP from the site or in person in the Dawson Street branch between now and September 13th.

Read my How How Music Works piece with James’ manager at Irish Times.


Clonakilty International Guitar Festival has added shows from Adrian Crowley, The Vespertine Quintet, Steve ‘Smiley’ Barnard, Spook of the Thirteenth Lock and The Redneck Manifesto as part of the festival taking place from 15th-18th of September this year.

The Redneck Manifesto play Sunday 18th September and it looks like it may be a free show.


Nite Jewel is playing The Grand Social on September 15th courtesy of u:mack & Skinny Wolves. Tickets are €15 + fees and here’s the Facebook event. Here’s Nite Jewel’s recent song with DAM FUNK:

Posted on August 23rd, 2016

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The Redneck Manifesto are playing the Salty Dog stage at Electric Picnic on Friday night according to Richie there on Instagram. They take the stage at 10:30pm so incorporate that into your plans.

Redneck Manifesto 10.30pm Friday Salty Dog stage at Electric Picnic

A photo posted by @richiejape on

Nice day to give this a spin:

Posted on August 26th, 2015

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As broadcast last night, as it is every Thursday from 10pm to midnight TXFM.

Part One

  1. Grimes – ‘REALiTi’
  2. Kendrick Lamar – ‘King Kunta’
  3. Rusangano Family – ‘Wasteman’
  4. Snakehips – ‘Forever, Pt. II’ (feat. Kaleem Taylor)
  5. George Maple – ‘Where You End and I Begin’ (feat. Grande Marshall)
  6. Florence And The Machine – ‘You Got The Love’ (The XX Remix)
  7. The Go! Team – ‘The Scene Between’
  8. Haelos – ‘Earth Not Above’
  9. Leo Drezden – ‘Hunting Drums’
  10. The Redneck Manifesto – ‘The Dillon Family Dancers’
  11. Villagers – ‘Hot Scary Summer’
  12. The Postal Service – ‘Such Great Heights’

Part Two 

  1. Kendrick Lamar – ‘These Walls’ (feat. Bilal, Anna Wise & Thundercat)
  2. Monto – ‘ Worlds Apart’
  3. Tobias Jesso Jr. – ‘How Could You Babe’
  4. Jape – ‘Ribbon Ribbon Ribbon’ (David Wrench mix)
  5. Hudson Mohawke – ‘Forever 1’ (Cashmere Cat Edit)
  6. Fort Romeau – ‘Not A Word’ (with New Jackson)
  7. Dave DK – ‘Halma’
  8. Nosaj Thing – ‘Cold Stares’ (feat. Chance The Rapper & Maceo Haymes)
  9. D’Angelo – ‘Till It’s Done Tutu’
  10. Mr Twin Sister – ‘Rude Boy’
  11. Evvol – ‘No Love’
  12. Yumi Zouma – ‘The Brae’
  13. Ghostpoet – ‘X Marks The Spot’
  14. Florence + The Machine – ‘What Kind of Man’ (Nicolas Jaar Remix)
  • You can listen live on Thursdays to the show on 105.2FM, online, the iOs app, Android app or if you missed it, along with all the other shows, via the listen back section
  • Posted on March 20th, 2015

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    If you’re looking for tickets to sold out gigs try #ticketfairy on Twitter.


    Skip to day: Tues | Wed | Thurs | Fri | Sat | Sun | Mon


    Ticket freebies this week:

    How to enter – Email [email protected] with the gig above in the Subject line you’re entering for along with your full name and phone number in the body of the message. Full info on each show below. Draw closes at 6pm the day before the gig.


    Tuesday February 25th


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    Sunday March 2nd


    Monday March 3rd

    • Fitz & The Tantrums @ The Academy (€26)
      [Rock] LA soul-rock six-piece.
    • John Grant, Samaris @ Olympia (SOLD OUT)
      [Good music] The big bear tells stories of heartbreak, hating someone and being yourself. 

    Posted on February 24th, 2014

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    The Redneck Manifesto are lined up to play a fundraiser for Sara Walsh Delaney, who was diagnosed with a brain tumour in 2011 at the age of 28 after being married to her husband Ben for just four months.

    Ben says:
    “A biopsy had to be performed to determine what type of tumour she had and what treatment she would need. A massive brain haemorrhage occurred during the biopsy procedure and Sara had to be put into an induced coma. Sara spent over 2 years in Beaumont Hospital. She has had numerous setbacks including 4 stints in ICU. Her tumour was benign and was successfully treated with radiation therapy. As she has been inactive for such a long period she will need a massive amount of rehabilitation for both her mental and physical condition. All consultants and medical staff dealing with Sara feel she has good potential once she gets the right interventions.

    On the 14th of January Sara was finally transferred to the NRH in Dun Laoghaire. She will spend approximately 3 months there receiving specialist rehab. Unfortunately, there is no clear option in Ireland for Sara after this time other than return back to Beaumont Hospital. We can’t and won’t let this happen.

    This gig is to raise funds to help send Sara to the UK to continue her rehabilitation program. To put things in perspective, it costs approximately €150,000 for 3 months of specialist rehab. We are hoping to raise 10% of this figure.”

    So with that in mind, a gig on March 1st will take place with a full lineup of The Redneck Manifesto, Jape (solo), Dinah Brand, Badself, The Pulpit, Female Hercules and Nightflight DJs playing The Grand Social to raise funds.

    Tickets are €35 and there’ll be a raffle on the night including hampers and restaurant dinners to be won too. You can get tickets from Elastic Witch and The Grand Social (ask behind the bar). Event page.

    Posted on February 5th, 2014

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    Richie Egan posted a link to a free Visionair EP for download a short time ago. Visionair is a synth-based project of Richie and his Redneck Manifesto bandmate Niall Byrne. The four tracks ‘Troll’s Hat’, ‘Kin Youbi’, ‘Totem’ and ‘God’s Hammer!’ appear on the Autumn EP can be downloaded via Divshare or listened to via the Soundcloud streams below.

    Visionair play The Button Factory with Logikparty as part of a free night during the U:Mack on Saturday. Facebook event here.

    01 TROLLS HAT by VisionAir

    02 KIN-YOUBI by VisionAir

    03 TOTEM by VisionAir

    04 GODS HAMMER!!!! by VisionAir

    Posted on October 20th, 2010

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    Cathy Davey
    Cathy Davey

    Cathy Davey by Zoran Orlic

    All this week, there will be guest posts from various people involved in different strands of Irish music – record shop owners, writers, bloggers, promoters, radio presenters, bands and more, telling us what Irish bands or artists they are really into right now.

    Jim Carroll is a music journalist for the Irish Times and runs the ever-popular On The Record blog, but you knew that. You can catch his radio show – The Far Side every Tuesday night from 10pm to midnight on Phantom 105.2.

    1. Villagers

    I know, I know….talk about stating the bleeding obvious, but it’s years since I’ve been as impressed as much as this by an Irish debut album. In fact, the last time I was so smitten with a debut record, chief Villager Conor O’Brien was also involved as one-quarter of The Immediate. Here’s an album and a songwriter head and shoulders above his peers here and elsewhere. We will all want to be Villagers by year’s end.
    [Buy from Road]

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    Posted on April 20th, 2010

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    Dave Road Records

    Dave Road Records All this week, there will be guest posts from various people involved in different strands of Irish music – record shop owners, writers, bloggers, promoters, radio presenters, bands and more, telling us what Irish bands or artists they are really into right now.
    First up: Dave from Road Records:

    1. Clancy

    Paul Clancy is the former drummer with Dublin indie rock outfit National Prayer Breakfast and sadly passed away before this album was released. This is his debut album as was made with a little help from Kevin Connolly [aka Herm]. It’s a lovely collection of rustic country and folk tinged sounds.
    [Buy from Road Records]

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    Posted on April 19th, 2010

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    TRM

    TRM This Saturday (March 27th) sees the launch of The Redneck Manifesto’s long-awaited fourth album in Tripod, Dublin. The band will be joined on the night by Goodtime John & Hands Up Who Wants To Die with a Skinny Wolves afterparty until 3am.

    Tickets are €16 but I’ve got 5 pairs of tickets to giveaway. All you have to do is send the correct answer to the question below to [email protected]. Comp closes at 2pm Friday.

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    Posted on March 25th, 2010

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    The Redneck Manifesto Laser Etch

    The Redneck Manifesto Laser Etch

    I’m delighted to be debuting this one. ‘Black Apple’ is the opening track from The Redneck Manifesto’s new album Friendship, their first proper release since the Seven Stabs EP in four years and their first album in six since I Am Brazil in 2004.

    The ten tracks on Friendship were recorded last summer in Black Box Studios in France with Dave Odlum. The band describe the result as “a psychedelic kraut-rock band jamming with The Meters”.

    Friendship will be released through The Richter Collective on the March 26th on CD digipak, gatefold vinyl and digital with an M&E-designed sleeve. There is a launch gig on the 27th of March in Tripod. The above image is of a large 5 kilo crystal with three dimensional scans of the band members burnt in to it with a laser (click to enlarge). Apparently, they had it done in Malmo. Epic work lads.

    Here’s ‘Black Apple’, the monster of an opener:

    The Redneck Manifesto – ‘Black Apple’

    Tracklisting below. Thanks to Richter and Lakota.

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    Posted on February 18th, 2010

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