The Berlin-based band Party Fears are the brainchild of Maggie Devlin. She started the Party Fears’ project in South Korea while working there in late 2015. The self-titled album was recorded in Seoul. In March 2016, Devlin moved to Berlin where she was joined by Eilis Frawley who she played with in the past and… Read more »

Posted on February 16th, 2017

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Come On Live Long are re-emerging. Taking their time in following up their debut album, the band have been living in separate countries but keeping their ties together through their shared music pursuits, even when they are working on solo endeavours. Last year, they shared ‘For The Birds’, a neo-soul style track that indicated a… Read more »

Posted on February 14th, 2017

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Limerick alt-rock trio Slow Riot drop a new single on Monday and here is the first play of the track. Drawing on post-punk and alt-rock, Slow Riot’s ‘Pink December’ is a tumult of noise with a Peter Hook-style bassline, dense layers of guitar and drums which add sway to the darkness. Says vocalist Niall Clancy:… Read more »

Posted on February 10th, 2017

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It’s been too long since we heard some new music from Belfast band Pleasure Beach, but no longer do we wait. ‘Burning Up’ is the band’s new single, their first since ‘Magic Mountain’ last April, and the first with a reconfigured lineup. Like their impactful song ‘Go’, ‘Burning Up’ is the sound of a band… Read more »

Posted on February 10th, 2017

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A song first premiered here last year, ‘Clutch’ is from the Dublin rock trio Bitch Falcon who are on tour around Ireland from tonight in Waterford. The video, directed by Spice Burger, has a ’90s MTV2 performance-based feel to it and that is intentional say the directors: For this, we always knew we wanted to… Read more »

Posted on February 10th, 2017

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Bobby Aherne aka No Monster Club is back with his lo-fi indie project No Monster Club and he’s set himself a goal of 2017 being the year of the NMC Encyclopedia (he’s already written an actual book). So all the songs will go two at a time from A-Z. Last month he released the Aardvark… Read more »

Posted on February 8th, 2017

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Outsider is an Irish multi-instrumentalist, producer and songwriter from Galway who has found some immediate success with his debut song ‘Late Night Radio’, when it was featured on US TV showShadow Hunters last night. ‘Late Night Radio’ is a chugging Springsteen-esque rock song with guitar lines brandished like The Edge doing post-punk. Another song ‘Miol… Read more »

Posted on February 7th, 2017

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The Dublin band Orchid Collective are ready to follow up up their debut EP of hushed folk rock with a new single from the EP. ‘Waited On The Sun’ is a track that revels in its considered indie-rock atmosphere and the slipping away of a relationship out of grasp. “I waited on the sun. /… Read more »

Posted on February 6th, 2017

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The celestial x math-rock of new Dublin four-piece Yonen has found the perfect visual bedfellow in this clip by Ross Ryder, animated with the help of Joey Breslin and produced in Algorithm Studios. ‘Tokyo’ is a jazzy prog / math rock track that undulates over seven minutes which Ryder uses to his advantage to tell… Read more »

Posted on February 6th, 2017

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