“A singer that can’t sing, a mod that can’t play bass and a drummer that can’t see.” That’s how the Derry band Touts, Matthew Crossan, Jason Feenan and Luke McLaughlin like to introduce themselves the their byline. Of course, the city they hail from his a history of punk with the Undertones the most notable… Read more »

Posted on April 4th, 2017

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The 2016 edition of Celtronic electronic music festival takes place next week June 29th – July 3rd in Derry city and here’s a look at how’s playing: KiNK, Âme, Rival Consoles, Kaityln Aurelia Smith, The Black Madonna, Rødhad, Gerd Janson, Barnt, Ewan Pearson, Ryan Vail, The Cyclist, Phil Kieran and New Jackson are among them. Here’s a look at the… Read more »

Posted on June 22nd, 2016

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Derry-based musician Ryan Vail’s output last year was largely taken up with his collaborative project with Ciaran Lavery as Sea Legs. For 2016, Vail is returning to the electronic world that he inhabits as a solo musician. His debut solo album For Every Silence coming in March 25th (to Pledgemusic funders) and April 1st (Quiet… Read more »

Posted on February 3rd, 2016

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If nearly-incoherent reverbed noise-rock that nods to a lo-fi garage past and sounds like it should exist on cassette is your thing then you probably have to press play on Derry band Autumns new Blonde EP which has four songs of such an ilk. The EP was recorded in one day at Belfast’s Start Together… Read more »

Posted on February 17th, 2015

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In the Christmas rush, I totally missed the announcement that Other Voices Derry will have Bell X1 and Poliça at the Glassworks in the city from February 7th to 9th. Today they’ve added George Ezra and recent Northern Irish album of the year winner Foy Vance. Also in Derry this year will be the IMRO… Read more »

Posted on January 9th, 2014

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Neil Burns is a musician, songwriter and producer who namechecks Derry, Donegal and Down as home(s). Burns who has released an album under the projects Comrade Hat, under his own name, a Derry Soundscape project and collaborated with Paul J. Fox but it’s his solo production work I’m interested in today. As Withneil And I,… Read more »

Posted on January 8th, 2014

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When Other Voices started, it was very much in the mould of a regular TV show. Go somewhere and make the thing, record it and broadcast it at a later date. In the last few years though, the music show has made the leap into online too with live streams via RTE and The Guardian,… Read more »

Posted on February 13th, 2013

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Next weekend, Other Voices moves from its Dingle home for the first time in its 10 year life to another location on this island: Derry/Londonderry, the 2013 city of culture. From Friday 8th to 10th of February, the likes of Two Door Cinema Club, Savages, Soak, Neil Hannon Daughter, Little Green Cars and Marina And… Read more »

Posted on February 1st, 2013

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Updated with more bands… Last year’s 10th anniversary of Other Voices and a show in New York was such a success that this year and next, the show will be taken on the road. Details so far with more to be announced are: St. James Church, Dingle; December 1st – 3rd. Villagers, Paul Buchanan, SOAK,… Read more »

Posted on November 9th, 2012

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