Cover In this week’s Day And Night Column, in between Marion Cotillard’s Forehead Tittaes and the usual video, sites and links roundup, I’ve written a feature on the 10 Irish music blogs you should check out (myself excluded). I tried to get a good mix in there from indie to electronic to pop to mainstream so don’t come crying to me if you’re not listed :)

Read it here.

Also, as you’re probably aware from the amount of SXSW things around here this past week, I was in Texas at the South by SouthWest festival having an awesome and amazing time seeing about 50 bands in 4 days. I have written a cover story in Day and Night about the 15 bands to check out as a result (plus a short but on how two of the Irish bands got on).

Read it in the Irish Independent today or online.

Posted on March 26th, 2010



With so many popping up over the last six months or so, I found it hard to keep track of them all (though I’m subscribed to most of them). So, I decided to draw up a list of the new music blogs and a brief synopsis of what they are about. Alphabetically of course! No Favouritism!

Album Archive

Since May 2007
A companion blog to the Album Archive show on Phantom 105.2. Sunday, Midnight. Presented by Derek Byrne.

Asleep on the Compost Heap

Since July 2007
Run by Gardenhead, who blogs live reviews (recently Animal Collective, Deerhunter, LCD Soundsystem, SFA ) as well as recent features like Songs that personally petrify me and Norwegian Black Metal 101. With Mp3s of course!

Circle. Square. Triangle

Since October 2007
Naming his blog after a Test Icicles song (I presume?), Pedro likes The National, Le Loup, psychic-folk artist Nora Keyes, Canadians and is love with Shannyn Sossamon!

The Indie Hour

Since April 2007
Our podcast voice and radio presenter, Aoife Mc started her blog to keep all informed of her weekly radio show on 103.2 Dublin City FM every Thursday from 9-10pm. Every week she interviews an Irish artist and plays some of their tunes. I also recommend a track every week! There are some gems in there including The Jimmy Cake (all new songs, not available anywhere else!), Fight Like Apes, Grand Pocket Orchestra, Halves and White Noise. Aoife has also been flexing her blogging muscles by writing about varied topics such as Musical Youth, Reality TV and DJ Mehdi.

I Prefer the Obscure Remix

Since September 2007
Drummer and all-round nice bloke has so far featured some of the better music than Indie labels are releasing such as Menomena, O’ Death, Holy Fuck, Cadence Weapon and Les Savy Fav.

Posted on November 8th, 2007