hawk

An expressive Galway vocalist leads this London-based band.

An expressive Galway vocalist leads this London-based band.HAWK are a band fronted by Galway lady Julie Hawk, who are now based in London. The band began in 2012 when Julie started working with Matt Harris before Chris Handsley and Sam Campbell rounded out the band. It’s Hawk’s vocals that are the main draw here. The… Read more »

Posted on February 26th, 2014

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After their show in the O2 this year, and a generally very successful 2013, The National will be back in Ireland for more dates in Cork, Dublin and Galway. July 14th – Cork, Live At The Marquee (€38) July 16th – Galway Arts Festival in the festival’s Big Top. (€39.50 plus fees) July 18th &… Read more »

Posted on December 20th, 2013

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daithi

The live-favourite from the Galway boy will be released as a single soon.

The live-favourite from the Galway boy will be released as a single soon. Daithí’s had an amazing year on the home front. He’s played a lot of festivals and gigs around the country touring his unique loopstation and fiddle-based setup and a set which is a banging mix of pop, house, dance music. He’s really… Read more »

Posted on November 29th, 2013

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A national guide to the free events of note on the 21st.

A national guide to the free events of note on the 21st. The annual Culture Night where buildings, museums, galleries and more open their doors to the public for the night is happening this Friday night. Here’s a roundup of all the recommended musical events happening. Free unless stated otherwise.  More to be added throughout the… Read more »

Posted on September 17th, 2013

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dott

After debuting themselves to the world in January, Galway garage band Dott have shacked up with Popical Island on their debut EP release. Mining the same ’60s girl-harmony rock ‘n’ roll DIY aesthetic that the Dum Dum Girls and Vivian Girls amongst others have been exploring of late, Dott also includes hat tips to ’90s… Read more »

Posted on May 3rd, 2012

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Catchy and super fun debut garage pop single from Galway band Dott who are made up of former members of other bands Nicola Cosgrove (Rites), Laura Finnegan (Nevernoodz), Tony Higgins (Grand Pocket Orchestra, currently also Junior 85) and Anna McCarthy (Blasterbra). They play their first ever gig this weekend in Galway. Leave Tonight by Dott… Read more »

Posted on January 26th, 2012

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While Ireland’s west coast doesn’t have the same sunny connotations as its American counterpart, Galway four-piece indie-folk band The Depravations redress the balance somewhat with their free download EP Mosey which relies on a gentle and precise folk sound and understated surf-rock Californian harmonies. The Depravations have actually been around since 2007 and luckily for… Read more »

Posted on July 18th, 2011

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