The Dublin-based band Orchid Collective have followed up their recent EP and single from earlier this year with ‘L.A.Z.Y’, another step forward for the fourpiece. ‘L.A.Z.Y’ is a song that doesn’t languish in comfort for too long, as the chorus and arrangements reach for the soaring. It’s released as a single on Friday on Spotify… Read more »

Posted on October 11th, 2017

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Cloud Castle Lake are a band like few others. If melding intricate arrangements with elements of post-rock, neo-classical orchestral lifts and jazz isn’t enough, Daniel McAuley’s falsetto, is one that is higher than the sun compared to others of its ilk. Truly, a singular band, Cloud Castle Lake’s last output was scoring a ballet called… Read more »

Posted on October 10th, 2017

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Whenyoung are a new London-based pop punks made up of Irish musicians Aoife Power (Vocals/ Bass), Niall Burns (Guitar), Andrew Flood (Drums). They are all from Limerick and met when sneaking into Costello’s Tavern early on. Their story goes: After bonding over cheap vodka and the sound of The Velvet Underground, they began playing music… Read more »

Posted on October 9th, 2017

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Fontaines burst on the Dublin music scene with a colloquially-driven debut single ‘Liberty Bell’. The band are at it again with this hi-octane raucous new single ‘Hurricane Laughter’, the lead single on a split with ‘Winter In The Sun’ that will see the band perform in Ireland and the UK in October and at this… Read more »

Posted on September 25th, 2017

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Welcome back And So I Watch You From Afar. The Belfast band will release their fifth album The Endless Shimmering on 20th October 2017 through Sargent House. ‘A Slow Unfolding Of Wings’ is the first taste of that material and on the surface it harks back to the band’s earlier work, with the band guitarists… Read more »

Posted on August 21st, 2017

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Nika Roza Danilova aka Zola Jesus has announced her return with a new album on her old label Sacred Bones with the album Okovi, which is dark and electronic like her earlier work on that label. Live bandmate Alex DeGroot, producer/musician WIFE, cellist/noise-maker Shannon Kennedy from Pedestrian Deposit, and percussionist Ted Byrnes help out. Danilova… Read more »

Posted on July 11th, 2017

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Little One are a new band formed in Dublin calling themselves a “post/indie” group. The band’s MO is atmospheric guitar pop with collaborations at the core of their output with Catherine Smyth (Vernon Jane & Farrah Elle) among the singers. Last week, they played Glastonbury so they may well be a band on the up…. Read more »

Posted on July 3rd, 2017

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Dublin experimental veterans The Jimmy Cake today unveil their new album, Tough Love, in full, ahead of its release and launch gigs this weekend. Tough Love is the band’s sixth studio long-player. Written in 2015 as a single longform piece for a once-off performance in Dublin’s now-defunct Joinery venue, Tough Love is, in the words… Read more »

Posted on July 3rd, 2017

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Well, well. Arcade Fire are really kicking against the narrative that seems arena rock bands lose their appeal, charm and buzz. So far, the singles from Everything Now have been pretty glorious. We’ve had the Abba-inspired ‘Everything Now’ that started a dance party last week at Body & Soul, the electro-grabbing ‘Creature Comfort’ and now,… Read more »

Posted on June 30th, 2017

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Queens Of The Stone Age have announced their Irish return as part of the Villains World Tour (new album out August 25th on Matador) at 3Arena, Dublin on Friday 24th November 2017. Tickets priced from €50.65 including booking & facility fees go on sale next Thursday 22nd June at 9am via Ticketmaster. Villains was produced… Read more »

Posted on June 15th, 2017

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Ahead of its full physical and digital release on Cork-based weirdo boutique Penske Recordings, The Jimmy Cake have today released a short preview of upcoming album Tough Love. Tough Love is the band’s sixth studio long-player. Written in 2015 as a single longform piece for a once-off performance in Dublin’s now-defunct Joinery venue, Tough Love… Read more »

Posted on June 14th, 2017

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After contributing to a worthy compilation along with Mac DeMarco and Oh Boland last week, Dublin indie-rockers Squarehead have returned with their first new single since 2013’s Respect album. ‘Waves’ is a positive track taken from a forthcoming album and comes with a video by Luke Byrne featuring some rollerskating and the band playing in… Read more »

Posted on June 14th, 2017

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Wolf Alice have announced their new album Visions of A Life (on 29 September via Dirty Hit) with their new single ‘Yuk Foo’, an expletive-filled track of energetic alt-rock. The band’s European tour (full dates below) stops off at Belfast’s Ulster Hall on November 27 and Dublin’s Olympia Theatre on November 28th. Tickets priced on… Read more »

Posted on June 13th, 2017

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All Tvvins have followed up their debut album IIVV with a special collaborative single with James Vincent McMorrow on duet with Conor Adams. The song ‘Alone Together’ holds intact those stadium-rock dynamics that Adams and Lar Kaye do so well but the song definitely falls in a more electronic pop vein than before. The two… Read more »

Posted on June 9th, 2017

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Sea Pinks, the Belfast guitar pop trio spearheaded by Neil Brogan, on guitar and vocals, Steven Henry on bass and Davey Agnew on drums continue their forays into creating good time guitar vibes with flecks of surf-rock and specks of outsider power pop. But as Neil says, those references aren’t the whole story. “We’re often… Read more »

Posted on May 25th, 2017

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