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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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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Future Islands play Iveagh Gardens this summer. Usually when a band trods back on the same path as before, interest in them can start to wane. Future Islands are not one of those bands. For 10 years, they’ve been creating chest-beating anthemic music like no-one else. It just too years for a larger audience to… Read more »

Posted on February 1st, 2017

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Fecking Bahamas is a website that specialises in math rock, cataloguing and highlight the bands who make instrumental and complex music know as “math rock”. For their latest region-specific compilation, they have put together a 21-track compilation of Irish rock of the math and post-rock persuasion, proving as if proof were needed, of the quality… Read more »

Posted on February 1st, 2017

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The Northern Irish alt-folk singer-songwriter Joshua Burnside has a new album forthcoming on Quiet Arch called Ephrata on May 5th. Burnside who has been a regular feature on the NI scene for a few years, wrote the album over a few weeks while living in Colombia, as you do where he stayed with a cousin… Read more »

Posted on January 31st, 2017

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Bad Sea‘s ‘Solid Air’ was one of the best songs from a new Irish band to debut last year with its charming elements of 1950s pop, indie and classic rock’n’roll. “You’re only just a man, you’re not very strong,” is a solid putdown. Ciara Thompson and Alan Farrell have concocted a homespun video about, uh-oh,… Read more »

Posted on January 24th, 2017

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