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Taking place next weekend in Charleville Castle in Tullamore, Castlepalooza is back for its 10th year on the August Bank Holiday and features: Hercules & Love Affair, Late Nite Tuff Guy, Aeroplane, Alex Metric, Fryars, Paul White, Alexander Nut, Of Montreal, Fight Like Apes, Hare Squead Jape, Vann Music, Buffalo Woman, Not Squares, a DJ… Read more »

Posted on July 23rd, 2015

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Despite it being nearly two years old now, the Feel Good Lost-directed video for Hozier’s worldwide breakthrough song ‘Take Me To Church’ has just been nominated for two MTV Video Music Awards. The video has shortlisted for Best Direction alongside videos for Kendrick Lamar, Mark Ronson and Taylor Swift; and Best Rock Video alongside Arctic… Read more »

Posted on July 21st, 2015

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Ticket giveaways: Thursday: Beck’s Rhythm Series: Bilal, Loah @ The Sugar Club (€17.50) Saturday: Beck’s Rhythm Series: The McCrary Sisters @ The Sugar Club (€18) Saturday: Beck Rhythm Series: Kool Keith & Kutmasta Kurt @ The Sugar Club (€15, 11pm) How to enter ticket comps – Email [email protected] with the gig above in the Subject line you’re entering for along… Read more »

Posted on July 21st, 2015

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AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 18: Leon Bridges performs at the Spotify House at SXSW 2015 on March 18, 2015 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Alli Harvey/Getty Images for Spotify)

Some new gigs from Longitude artists this week: Punk-poptimists Slaves play The Academy on November 5th. Tickets €20+ fees on sale Friday at 9am. The same night, Years and Years have added a second date to their Olympia show on Friday November 6th. The Thursday show is on sale now. Leon Bridges’ show at Whelan’s… Read more »

Posted on July 21st, 2015

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Sounds from a Safe Harbour is a new festival taking place around the city of Cork from September 17th to 20th. put together by Cork Opera House with a lineup curated by Bryce Dessner of The National. Already set to feature the likes of The Gloaming, Julianna Barwick, My Brightest Diamond, Sam Amidon, a collaboration… Read more »

Posted on July 20th, 2015

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Maeve Records and RBMA have teamed up for a Maeve Showcase at District 8 on August 8th which will feature the three main producers from the Berlin-based Wicklow-born European house music label: Mano Le Tough, The Drifter and Baikal, alongside special guests John Talabot and New Jackson. Mint. The first batch of tickets are sold… Read more »

Posted on July 16th, 2015

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Tame Impala’s Currents is out Friday and as I’ll elaborate tomorrow, it’s my album of the week. In short, Kevin Parker has brought his own brand of psych rock towards a sound that glitters with disco balls and dance music, while retaining his falsetto-led wooziness and ’70s rock vibe in the process. It’s bound to… Read more »

Posted on July 15th, 2015

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Here are the stage times for Longitude this weekend. Pusha T is no longer playing “due to recording commitments.” Bum-mer. Day tickets for Saturday and Sunday and now sold out. Weekend passes are left on sale. Here is my guide of 15 new bands to see at the festival plus a Spotify playlist. There’s also… Read more »

Posted on July 15th, 2015

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