ryn

Before June, no one had heard of Ryn Weaver. But suddenly, the American singer was all over the blogs with her song ‘Octahate’ and subsequently her Promises EP. It’s easy to hear why. Her music has a big attitude to it with current production techniques and the easy detection of the kind of honest drum-beating… Read more »

Posted on October 8th, 2014

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The IFI in Temple Bar are having a music month in October which means they’ll be showing three films of interest to music fans. 1. Bjӧrk: Biophilia Live First up is Bjӧrk: Biophilia Live, a live film which captures Björk’s ambitious Biophilia live show will get its Irish debut on Friday October 17th and run for… Read more »

Posted on October 7th, 2014

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GIG

Skip to day: Tues | Wed | Thurs | Fri | Sat | Sun | Mon Ticket giveaways: Friday: Sean Nicholas Savage, Dear Desert @ Whelan’s Friday: Time is Illmatic – Special Preview Screening @ The Sugar Club (€10) Saturday: Grand Social 4th Birthday: Hot Sprockets, Fox Jaw  @ The Grand Social (€10) Sunday: Sage Francis @ The Sugar… Read more »

Posted on October 7th, 2014

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Watch the uber-talented Katharine Phillippa perform at TEDx Stormont

Last year, Katharine Philippa released an EP of idiosyncratic chamber pop brilliance, but she doesn’t perform live that often. She has a gig coming up in Belfast as part of Creative Belfast’s Output gigs next week (Nialler9 is cohosting a show too) but to get a sense of what an individual talent Katharine is, watch… Read more »

Posted on October 7th, 2014

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hoier

Hozier’s debut album (read my review) is the fastest selling album in Ireland this year and things are looking good for the album’s release in the UK, Germany, Austria, Switzerland and New Zealand with an appearance on Saturday Night Live to come this week. In the meantime, Hozier has announced a proper Irish tour for… Read more »

Posted on October 6th, 2014

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Earlier this year, Andre J.P Bangala aka Rocstrong picked up some fans with his debut track ‘Go’Head’, a poppy funky blues cut which had its own spin to it. The Congo-born Dublin musician has now followed that up with something different, which suggests that his studying of funk and rock music “to find his own… Read more »

Posted on October 6th, 2014

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What a pleasure it is to arrive at the sixth album from an artist to find them at the peak of their music-making abilities. Press play on Our Love and that sentiment is obvious. Studious Dan Snaith (Ph.D) has been on the up since he appeared as Manitoba in 2001. The Canadian musician has emitted… Read more »

Posted on October 3rd, 2014

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See this page for a Soundcloud playlist of all the tracks. 1. Kleerup – ‘Let Me In’ (feat. Susanne Sundfør) The Swedish producer who has worked with Lykke Li has a mini-album As If We Never One on the way next wek (we just call it an EP) featuring collaborations with Malin Dahlstrom of Niki… Read more »

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  • Posted on October 3rd, 2014

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    From Thursday to Saturday this week, seven venues will be occupied by 104 Irish bands playing the Hard Working Class Heroes festival playing to music fans, interested parties, industry delegates, bands, friends and all sorts. There are free daytime gigs, a convention in the Liberties speed sessions, panels, tech companies, talks and much much more…. Read more »

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  • Posted on October 3rd, 2014

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