​PICTURED: Ian Dempsey (Today FM), Lisa Ní Choisdealbha (IBI), Brian Adams (Today FM) & Sinead Troy (Yangaroo Music/IASCA) // Photo: Arthur Carron

It used to be easy. When a musician wanted to send their music to a radio show or journalist, they’d get the relevant address, stick it in an padded envelope and send it in the post. But the internet complicated that system and now some people prefer digital (me, my laptop doesn’t even have a… Read more »

Posted on August 3rd, 2016

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Grace Jones will play the Olympia Theatre Dublin on September 21st. The fashion and music legend will perform a set on the stage with support from Mother DJs. The gig is for the cameras too as the Irish production company Blinder Films and Sligoville are making a documentary about Grace’s life called Grace Jones –… Read more »

Posted on August 3rd, 2016

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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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