Nika Roza Danilova aka Zola Jesus has announced her return with a new album on her old label Sacred Bones with the album Okovi, which is dark and electronic like her earlier work on that label. Live bandmate Alex DeGroot, producer/musician WIFE, cellist/noise-maker Shannon Kennedy from Pedestrian Deposit, and percussionist Ted Byrnes help out. Danilova… Read more »

Posted on July 11th, 2017

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Little One are a new band formed in Dublin calling themselves a “post/indie” group. The band’s MO is atmospheric guitar pop with collaborations at the core of their output with Catherine Smyth (Vernon Jane & Farrah Elle) among the singers. Last week, they played Glastonbury so they may well be a band on the up…. Read more »

Posted on July 3rd, 2017

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Dublin experimental veterans The Jimmy Cake today unveil their new album, Tough Love, in full, ahead of its release and launch gigs this weekend. Tough Love is the band’s sixth studio long-player. Written in 2015 as a single longform piece for a once-off performance in Dublin’s now-defunct Joinery venue, Tough Love is, in the words… Read more »

Posted on July 3rd, 2017

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Well, well. Arcade Fire are really kicking against the narrative that seems arena rock bands lose their appeal, charm and buzz. So far, the singles from Everything Now have been pretty glorious. We’ve had the Abba-inspired ‘Everything Now’ that started a dance party last week at Body & Soul, the electro-grabbing ‘Creature Comfort’ and now,… Read more »

Posted on June 30th, 2017

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Queens Of The Stone Age have announced their Irish return as part of the Villains World Tour (new album out August 25th on Matador) at 3Arena, Dublin on Friday 24th November 2017. Tickets priced from €50.65 including booking & facility fees go on sale next Thursday 22nd June at 9am via Ticketmaster. Villains was produced… Read more »

Posted on June 15th, 2017

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Ahead of its full physical and digital release on Cork-based weirdo boutique Penske Recordings, The Jimmy Cake have today released a short preview of upcoming album Tough Love. Tough Love is the band’s sixth studio long-player. Written in 2015 as a single longform piece for a once-off performance in Dublin’s now-defunct Joinery venue, Tough Love… Read more »

Posted on June 14th, 2017

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After contributing to a worthy compilation along with Mac DeMarco and Oh Boland last week, Dublin indie-rockers Squarehead have returned with their first new single since 2013’s Respect album. ‘Waves’ is a positive track taken from a forthcoming album and comes with a video by Luke Byrne featuring some rollerskating and the band playing in… Read more »

Posted on June 14th, 2017

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Wolf Alice have announced their new album Visions of A Life (on 29 September via Dirty Hit) with their new single ‘Yuk Foo’, an expletive-filled track of energetic alt-rock. The band’s European tour (full dates below) stops off at Belfast’s Ulster Hall on November 27 and Dublin’s Olympia Theatre on November 28th. Tickets priced on… Read more »

Posted on June 13th, 2017

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All Tvvins have followed up their debut album IIVV with a special collaborative single with James Vincent McMorrow on duet with Conor Adams. The song ‘Alone Together’ holds intact those stadium-rock dynamics that Adams and Lar Kaye do so well but the song definitely falls in a more electronic pop vein than before. The two… Read more »

Posted on June 9th, 2017

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Sea Pinks, the Belfast guitar pop trio spearheaded by Neil Brogan, on guitar and vocals, Steven Henry on bass and Davey Agnew on drums continue their forays into creating good time guitar vibes with flecks of surf-rock and specks of outsider power pop. But as Neil says, those references aren’t the whole story. “We’re often… Read more »

Posted on May 25th, 2017

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Fresh from The Great Escape, The Belfast three piece Beauty Sleep return with a new single ‘All In’ showcasing Ryan McGroarty, Cheylene Murphy and Aimee Williamson’s dream-pop aesthetic and the lead track from debut EP Nature Will Eat Me. ‘All In’ has some sonic toughness beneath its sweet surface. Previously: ‘Living It Right’ / ‘The… Read more »

Posted on May 24th, 2017

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The Fontaines are a Dublin band who are unmistakably Dublin. Captured outside the Parliament Street pizza joint that almost bares their name, the video for ‘Liberty Belle’ also features the band in various streets, the pub thatbares the song’s name and the Workman’s venue, where they launch this single this weekend. ‘Liberty Belle’ is a… Read more »

Posted on May 23rd, 2017

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Remember when Russia used to be the mortal enemy of the west and now US and Russian presidents are sleepover-buddies? It’s all a bit ‘Animal Farm’, isnt it? Kevin Brannigan and ‘David Thomas Smith made this Russia-related video for Stefan Murphy’s new project Count Vaseline which feels extremely pertinent right now. It’s taken from the… Read more »

Posted on May 18th, 2017

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Silverbacks are a new Dublin-based band whose music is in the field of slacker indie and noise-pop. Sink The Fat Moon, the band’s debut EP establishes the new band: brothers and songwriters Daniel and Kilian O’Kelly, bassist Emma Hanlon, drummer Gary Wickham and guitarist Peadar Kearney. These five songs channel noise-rock elders like Sonic Youth… Read more »

Posted on May 18th, 2017

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Armagh band Silences last caught my attention with the dynamic song ‘There’s A Wolf’ last March and ‘Before Ten’, earlier this year. Since then, the band started by the singer-songwriter Conchúr White has solidified into a five-piece unit with Christopher Harbinson, Breándan White, Jonathan Downing and Michael Keyes. ‘Red Dress’, their latest single moves their… Read more »

Posted on May 10th, 2017

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