As I wrote recently, my hometown of Newbridge, Kildare has clearly punched above its regional weight in the music stakes in recent times. Now, taking its name from the phone area code, 045 Recordings is a group of the new generation of artists from the town who are presenting music together. The first release is… Read more »

Posted on April 21st, 2017

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Kildare duo Michael Hopkins and Andrew Lloyd, Planet Parade, released a couple of EPs of taut indie music back in 2009/2010. Four years is a long time in music and the musical partnership have been pursuing even more lithe song arrangements of late, quietly slipping out two tracks that showcased a very different sound. Those… Read more »

Posted on February 18th, 2014

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Benihana, the electronic twosome from Naas are Will Molloy and Billy Archbold. They released some impressive tracks this year that featured the sounds of ’90s electronica in its waves. The pair have collated their best tracks to date – the Mount Kimbie-esque ‘Vanish’ and the cinematic ‘Festivals’ and have packaged it them as an EP… Read more »

Posted on November 26th, 2013

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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 musical events happening. Free unless stated otherwise.  More to be added throughout the week. Full programme plus iPhone / Android apps. 

Posted on September 17th, 2013

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One person whose recommendations are always worth investigating is music blogger Andriana Albert. Not only is Dre more knowledgable than most about what’s good in new music, she also has an unhealthy healthy obsession with Ireland’s electronic music scene bigging up Faws, Frank B, Young Wonder, Monto and Clu very early on. I met up… Read more »

Posted on April 15th, 2013

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Tightly wound riffs, and arrangements are Avalanche Ammo’s technique. Hailing from Kildare, AA is the solo work of Ant Boland who has been working under Avalanche Ammo name for a while but the Animals EP (in which each song is named after one) is his debut release and it’s a free download. It sounds like… Read more »

Posted on March 28th, 2011

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