Danish DJ and producer KANT has spent time in Ireland recently as part of Jagermeister’s Eishaus series. The Copenhagen man has gained fervent followers through his house and electronic jams. Below, he takes us through his record bag. You played at Metropolis, Limerick, Dublin and Galwayon the Eishaus series? How did your Irish experience go?… Read more »

Posted on November 25th, 2015




Belfast has always been good to me. Over countless trips up North, the city’s people and music scene has always been friendly and open. Held back by sectarian violence for so long, these days, Belfast is running to catch up with the rest of us and in some ways, it’s already passed us out. Belfast’s… Read more »

Posted on November 24th, 2015




Iceland has a special allure. The island is alone in the North Atlantic but upon touching down in the country, you get the sense it is unique in more ways than its geographical position. Sure you’ve heard about its most famous cultural exports: Sigur Ros, and Iceland’s most famous musician Björk. Not a day goes… Read more »

Posted on November 12th, 2015


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Returning before All Hallow’s Eve with another batch of choice horror soundtracks of his choosing, is Solar Bears‘ John Kowalski. See last year’s list. Solar Bears will release a new album next year. Michel Rubini – Manhunter If someone were to ask me what makes me recall the 1980s more than anything else it would… Read more »

Posted on October 28th, 2015


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This year’s Hard Working Class Heroes lineup of new bands is a tough one. Primarily because there are so many new bands to see for the first time and secondly, because the quality of those unseen is greater than in previous years. This year, the tracks on the Breaking Tunes profiles are well-produced and suggest… Read more »

Posted on September 28th, 2015


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The annual Culture Night where buildings, museums, galleries and more open their doors to the public for the night is happening this Friday night. Here’s a roundup of all the recommended official Culture Night musical events happening. Free unless stated otherwise.  Full programmes.  iPhone and Android apps are also available. Going to be in Cork on Friday? Come join… Read more »

Posted on September 15th, 2015


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Instagram, Irish Water, Marriage Equality, EDM, Jobbridge, Hozier. This is just a small list of things we did not have the last time The Jimmy Cake released an album. 2008’s Spectre & Crown was a majestic modern Irish classic, rich and textured neo-classical leaning release. In many ways, it was the opposite of what came… Read more »

Posted on August 26th, 2015




Maeve is a record label with a global reach but with a thoroughly Irish background. The Berlin-based enterprise is the work of Mano Le Tough, Baikal and The Drifter who are touching down with the majority of the label’s hometown this Saturday for an all-day party in District 8 with RBMA. The showcase will feature… Read more »

Posted on August 5th, 2015


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In partnership with Vodafone Centre Stage, I’ve been previewing the summer festivals and this weekend two of the most established medium-sized festival take place in Tullamore and Mitchelstown. There are previews for Castlepalooza and Irish debuts to check out to, with more to come this week, here is a playlist of acts playing Indiependence and… Read more »

Posted on July 29th, 2015