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The siblings Kitty, Daisy & Lewis return to Ireland this week with their new album Kitty, Daisy & Lewis The Third produced by The Clash’s Mick Jones, giving them a new set of appreciative ears for their vintage rockabilly, roots and rock’n’roll music. They play The Limelight in Belfast tonight, Roisin Dubh in Galway tomorrow… Read more »

Posted on May 20th, 2015

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20,000 people absconded to the pleasing seaside town of Brighton, less than an hour from London this past weekend for the 10th year of The Great Escape Festival, the new music weekender where industry and the public alike are drawn to sets from 400 bands over three days, Brighton is a perfect-sized town for a… Read more »

Posted on May 18th, 2015

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Sounds from a Safe Harbour is a new festival put together by Cork Opera House’s Mary Hickson with curated lineup by Bryce Dessner of The National taking place around the city of Cork from September 17th to 20th. Billed as a festival of music, art and conversation, music will come from The Gloaming, Julianna Barwick,… Read more »

Posted on May 7th, 2015

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For the last two months, I’ve been doing a weekly column for the Irish Times (along with one about new Irish music) where I talk to people who make a living working in the Irish music business. So far, I’ve talked to an artist manager, festival manager, independent label owner, venue manager, DJ, lighting designer… Read more »

Posted on April 24th, 2015

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Le Galaxie are about to release their beast of a second album next Friday. Le Club is suitably-titled, it’s 14 tracks, over an hour of sinewy dance music made for neon nights and packed floors. Here is the title track, one you’ll recognise from their many recent festival and show-slaying performances in the last two… Read more »

Posted on April 15th, 2015

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Record Store Day, the annual celebration of independent record shops and its stock takes place on Saturday around the world. Here’s a full list of records stores participating in Ireland and the list of special releases available worldwide which includes releases from too many to name. Here are the special events taking place on the day. It’ll be updated… Read more »

Posted on April 13th, 2015

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I love a dash of 1950’s American retro music, especially if there’s something weird, wonderful and esoteric about it. For this Spotify playlist, I’ve put together 15 tracks of pure throwback guitar and rock’n’roll magic from originals from Chuck Berry, Little Richard to odd cuts like the Vigilantes’ ‘Man In Space’ (which features on this rare… Read more »

Posted on April 9th, 2015

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This is a post written by Wayne Fahy of Sleep Thieves about the band’s largely positive experiences as an independent band with their music on Spotify. As it happens, they are playing RHA tonight.. Over the last few months, the issue of fair royalties for bands and how streaming services such as Spotify, Deezer et… Read more »

Posted on March 25th, 2015

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I’m delighted to tell you that we raised over €4,000 for Marriage Equality​ yesterday at our Vinyl Love event in the Odessa Club. We had hours and hours of 7″s and 12″s all day. There was a great love of a good tune and a great level of support for the cause. Thank you for… Read more »

Posted on March 23rd, 2015

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