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Chet Faker returns to Dublin after his Button Factory show earlier in the year to play a gig at The Academy, Dublin on 18th November. Tickets are €16.50 excluding fees on sale Friday at 9am. Here’s his new track and video, ’1988′, taken from his debut album Built On Glass. Good tune. Chet Faker –… Read more »

Posted on June 11th, 2014

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After their set at Forbidden Fruit two weeks ago, Little Dragon have been confirmed for a gig in Vicar Street on Tuesday November 25th. Tickets are on sale Friday 13th June @ 9am priced at €22.50/€25 excluding fees. Get to know their new album Nabuma Rubberband.

Posted on June 11th, 2014

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All other bands can go home for the day because there’s a new Adebisi Shank song in town… ‘Big Unit’, the first track from the band’s This Is The Third Album Of A Band Called Adebisi Shank, is a celebratory anthem. The sound of triumph as the band’s press release put it, or to get… Read more »

Posted on June 11th, 2014

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Florence Olivier is a new project from three musicians based in Dublin: Rob Maguire, Blathnaid Healy and Mike Fenton, three members of Clockwork Noise. The band was started with the expressed interest of writing fun summery songs. ‘Future Tense’ is the first result, a catchy indie-electro pop jam. Nice. [ Official site | Facebook |… Read more »

Posted on June 10th, 2014

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Skip to day: Tues | Wed | Thurs | Fri | Sat | Sun | Mon Ticket giveaways this week: Wednesday: Dublin Guitar Quartet plays Philip Glass @ The Odessa Club  (€11) Friday: Strangeways Presents Kahn @ Twisted Pepper (€12) Saturday/Sunday: YouBloom Music conference @ Royal College of Surgeons (€20) Saturday: Hidden Agenda & All City: SOPHIE & Eclair Fifi @ Button Factory (€8, 11pm)… Read more »

Posted on June 10th, 2014

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The Dublin Guitar Quartet have been transcribing Philip Glass compositions for a number of years, and recording their Philip Glass’ string quartets for probably longer than they expected. The process of recording, the quartet’s Brian Bolger says, was hampered by “serious Fitzcarraldo vibes”. Launch gigs were cancelled, preamps were lost en route between countries, babies… Read more »

Posted on June 9th, 2014

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alt-J today announced their second album, This Is All Yours to be released on September 19th via Infectious. Not only that but they’ve announced an extensive tour including a gig at the O2 in Dublin on Saturday September 27th. If you pre-order the album at their site, you get a code for the European tour… Read more »

Posted on June 9th, 2014

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EXIT Festival in Serbia is only a month away and if you’re looking for a European festival to split to next month I couldn’t recommend EXIT enough. I was there in 2012 and it was mega. This year’s edition takes place from July 11th to 13th. The four-day event began in 2000 as a student… Read more »

Posted on June 9th, 2014

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White Collar Boy @ Block T, No Advance with Nialler9

On Friday night, the idea I had to put on a gig with a secret lineup playing all new material and no pre-release tickets, No Advance, in Block T came to pass. On the night, the surprises were sets from Fight Like Apes, White Collar Boy and Bantum (plus a bit of a Prince special… Read more »

Posted on June 9th, 2014

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