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A criticism I levelled at Jack Garratt’s show at The Great Escape, was one of showboating. The bearded musician was an able multi-tasker playing synth, drums, guitar and singing nearly all at once, which gave his music a scattered and skittery feel. There are no such problems with Garratt’s new single ‘Weathered’, which wisely sticks… Read more »

Posted on July 1st, 2015

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There are two Nialler9 events this Saturday and Sunday by the way. Check into the gig guide every week for what’s on this week. This Saturday night’s Hollow Sounds Kilkenny show has moved to Set Theatre due to ticket sales. The lineup for it will be Jape, Slow Skies & Neon Wolf with a Jape… Read more »

Posted on June 30th, 2015

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Skip to day: Tues | Wed | Thurs | Fri | Sat | Sun | Mon  Ticket giveaways: Wednesday:Beck’s Rhythm Series: Bill Laurance Project @ The Sugar Club ( €17.50) Friday:Beck’s Rhythm Series Taylor Mc Ferrin & Marcus Gilmore @ The Sugar Club (€12.50/€15, 11pm) Saturday: Sensorium: Block T’s all day 5th birthday @ Tivoli /… Read more »

Posted on June 30th, 2015

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As part of the Dublin2020  European Capital of Culture in 2020 bid, Lethal Dialect has put together a new track inspired by the Dublin 1940s folk song The Dublin Saunter  (Dublin Can Be Heaven). The song, produced by GerryBoy is a new take on that sentiment of the city, warts and all – “Got off the flight… Read more »

Posted on June 30th, 2015

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Following on from the release of two great singles from her second album Blood which is out  July 31st, Lianne La Havas has been announced for a Dublin gig later this year in the Olympia theatre on Thursday December 3rd. Tickets are €25+fees on sale Friday but I have the first two tickets on the… Read more »

Posted on June 30th, 2015

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Seven Davis Jr – ‘Good Vibes’ Feat. Julio Bashmore Night Trap – ‘Someone Like You‘ Terriers – ‘Believing The Crystal’ Robyn & La Bagatelle Magique – ‘Love Is Free’ (feat. Maluca) The Chemical Brothers – ‘Under Neon Lights’ Thundercat – ‘Them Changes’ Dam Funk – ‘Continue’ Statik Selektah feat. Action Bronson & Joey Bada$$ – ‘Beautiful… Read more »

Posted on June 26th, 2015

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My new music show is live every Thursday from 10pm to midnight on TXFM. The show starts about six minutes into the first hour. Listen: Hour One Listen: Hour Two Hour one Alessia Cara  – Here Shura –  White Light Air – Kelly Watch the Stars Neon Indian – Annie Delorean  – Crystal Four Tet –  Evening… Read more »

Posted on June 26th, 2015

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Derp, let’s put it down to a post-festival week but I’ve only just got around to hearing Four Tet’s new record which he posted on Bandcamp a few days ago for €6 and for streaming. Which is a pity, as Morning​/​Evening would serve as a fine post-festival comedown album. There are two 20-minute tracks and… Read more »

Posted on June 24th, 2015

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Since we last heard from Terriers, Peter Ward and Ronan Downing, the pair were moving their music from downbeat electronic tracks into more full-bodied techno music, buoyed by three months spent at Levon Vincent’s Berlin studio in a situation that ended up with the boys living there rent free and learning in an apprentice-style bootcamp… Read more »

Posted on June 24th, 2015

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