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The Smoke Clears is the abstract ambient project of Galway producer John Daly, who will be releasing an album on All City Records in September. Daly, who has recently released on Running Back, Feel Music and One Track Records appeared as The Smoke Clears in 2013 with a full-length and this followup continues that ambience… Read more »

Posted on July 28th, 2016

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Body&Soul have just announced their lineup for the long sold out Electric Picnic Festival in September. Lined up to play the Stradbally hollow main stage and its surrounding areas are: Ezra Furman MOTHXR Eleanor Friedberger This Is The Kit Girls Names Prince Rama Whilk & Misky Overhead, The Albatross Ninos du Brasil Adultrock Talos Myles… Read more »

Posted on July 28th, 2016

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Out To Lunch added new names to their upcoming August weekender in Tengu on August 13 and 14. Call Super and András, alongside Mel Keane and Daire Carolan were added to the bill while Firehouse Skank Soundsystem are out in the courtyard all weekend (for more on reggae sound systems – see my article in… Read more »

Posted on July 27th, 2016

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Lumo Club has exceeded all our expectations for the club night idea since we kicked it off last October. It’s a great pleasure to play great tunes of all-sorts to people who are among the soundest you could hope to meet in a venue with staff that are as enthusiastic as we are. So for… Read more »

Posted on July 27th, 2016

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Electric Picnic added a new woods area today and it’s not quite a rave in the woods. Hazel Wood will focus on art and performance, particularly, “with a programme of mesmerising storytelling through interactive theatre, immersive hauntings, shadow puppetry, visual displays, commedia dell’arte workshops, visual art” and more. Included in the programme is from a… Read more »

Posted on July 26th, 2016

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BBC Radio Ulster’s Across The Line is the best radio show showcasing new Irish music from across the island. It’s a fine example of the exact thing that RTÉ is missing from its schedule – foundational support for emerging music in the Republic (shameful really). It’s currently presented by Rigsy and Stuart Bailie and I… Read more »

Posted on July 26th, 2016

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Flame is a festival happening this Sunday July 31st at the new solar powered Sonairte EcoVillage in Laytown, Co. Meath. Flame stands for Fashion / Live / Arts / Music / Eco and the music part of the festival features 3 stages of music: MiXiM Main stage: Reggae artist Cian Finn, Grand, Just Mikey, Travis… Read more »

Posted on July 25th, 2016

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The Mindfield area at Electric Picnic has been announced for this year and the overall theme is Future States, inspired by the themes that have emerged from Ireland’s 1916 centenary commemorations and in the context of growing international turmoil, this year’s MindField at Electric Picnic looks to the future of this State, its citizens and… Read more »

Posted on July 25th, 2016

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