One of my favourite Irish bands of the last five years, the disco synth-pop band Ships, Simon Cullen (Music For 18 Machines, Lasertom) and Sorcha McGrath (Wounded Healer) have been carefully toiling away on their debut album for a number of years and now it’s all ready to drop on May 1st. I’ve heard it…. Read more »

Posted on March 23rd, 2017

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Electric Picnic tickets went on sale this morning and all of the tiers are already sold out. So if you were one of the lucky ones who got some tickets, here’s who is lined up to play in Stradbally from September 1st to 3rd this year, as was leaked via Twitter this morning, and it’s a… Read more »

Posted on March 23rd, 2017

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With so many releases flying at you, here are recommended vetted listens from Nialler9 for you this week, as collated in the Nialler9 New Albums Spotify playlist, updated weekly. 1. Drake – More Life Drake’s new “playlist” dropped on Sunday and while those semantics suggest streaming services are going to have a bigger impact on… Read more »

Posted on March 22nd, 2017

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Daithí is back with a new tune rom his upcoming Holiday Home EP, a release which has given us the grade A electronic pop banger ‘Falling For You’ with Sinead White. The EP was recorded in houses and holiday homes in islands like Achill and Valentia and the last track had some bells and sea… Read more »

Posted on March 22nd, 2017

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Win Free passes: Saturday: JFDR @ The Sugar Club (€12.50) Saturday: Myles Manley, Strength NIA @ The Workman’s Club (€10) Saturday: Lumo Club @ Tengu (€10, 10:30pm) To enter: Email [email protected] with the gig above in the Subject line you’re entering for along with your full name in the body of the message. Full info on each show below. Draw… Read more »

Posted on March 21st, 2017

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Northern Ireland’s only three-day music and arts festival Sunflowerfest has announced its first acts headed for Tubby’s Farm, Hillsborough from 28th – 30th July 2017. Under the theme of A Parallel Universe, the following acts are playing: 
Rubber Bandits King Kong Company Beans on Toast Electric Swing Circus Le Galaxie Malojian Mr B The Gentleman… Read more »

Posted on March 20th, 2017

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TUESDAY MARCH 21ST: Tunesday @ Mr. Bradley’s (9.30, free) At last – a regular filler for the early-week slot of the gig guide. While it’s a crying shame the newly-outfitted Bradley’s is no longer amenable to the harsh/leftfield sounds that established its reputation, any residency for Cork artists is a good one. Tonight: bluegrass from… Read more »

Posted on March 20th, 2017

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St. Patrick’s Day is a time for celebration. Sure, we all know that. It’s also a time to have a look around and see where we’re at. Rather than rely on the usual diddlyeye that does the rounds when those with Irish heritage like to don a leprechaun hat and drink green beer, I believe… Read more »

Posted on March 16th, 2017

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Whoop. Beatyard, the festival by the sea just announced its headliners for the August bank holiday weekend in Dun Laoghaire and they include a rare live set from Air and a Mark Ronson Dj set. Here is how the lineup looks including previously announced artists. AIR Mark Ronson [ DJ Set ] Bananarama Toots and… Read more »

Posted on March 16th, 2017

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