Dublin based electronic trio Catscars made up of Robyn Bromfield, Brian Conniffe and Patrick Kelleher have shared the video for new track ‘Faster’ from their four-track EP also called ‘Faster’ which came out last month, the first in a series of EP releases from them.

The track is an experimental goth-pop track fused with electrifying synths, drum beats and ghostly alluring vocals. The accompanied old-school graphics style video reflects the high-tempo sound on the track and further adds to its engaging qualities.

Mastered by John Flynn at Balance Media in London.

Listen to the full EP on Catscars’ SoundCloud here.

Posted on March 7th, 2018




Our LGBT brothers and sisters are the focus of lots of attention at the moment, between retrograde homophobic attacks and the constitutional amendment to extend rights to same-sex couples. With important steps towards progress, there are still steps backwards. Being a young person is hard enough, being one who is seen as different from the majority is even harder. Which is why places like Outhouse are really important. The Capel Street centre in Dublin city offers support to the LGBT community. Last year 25,000 people visited the centre for advice.

Posted on April 17th, 2013


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Robyn Bromfiend’s debut album as Catscars, which is called Construction is released on March 4th through White Plague Records. Construction is a collection of ambient and experimental, synth-pop with new wave touches and shadowy melodies. Robyn is a member of Patrick Kelleher’s Cold Dead Hands and Children Under Hoof which is a pointer of what to expect.

A launch gig takes place in The Clarendon basement this Saturday with support from Ilex, Nightcycles (Patrick Kelleher & Gerard Duffy), Richie Egan, Skinny Wolves DJs and White Plague DJs (€10, 10pm). A free copy of Construction will be given out to the first 50 people with digital copies after that. Facebook event here.

Check out a video on Harmless Noise.

Posted on February 22nd, 2011



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A list of personally recommended events taking place over the next seven days in Dublin. All times are 7.30pm/8pm unless stated. Feel free to leave your picks in the comments.

This week, I am giving away a pair tickets to Hyperdub’s Cooly G (pictured) courtesy of Ignored Playaz on Friday night. Email me to enter.

Top 3 gigs this week:

  1. Thurs 11th Nov: Gorillaz, Little Dragon, De La Soul @ The O2 (€59.80)
  2. Sat 13th Nov: Chilly Gonzales @ The Sugar Club (€19.85)
  3. Sat 13th Nov: Cap Pas Cap, Catscars, Meljoann @ The Workman’s Club (€10)

See the week’s full listings ..»

Posted on November 9th, 2010


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What follows is four pages of my personal picks for artists I’m looking forward to hearing much more of in 2010. Featured artists include RUBIK, Baby Monster, I Am the Cosmos, Two Door Cinema Club, May 68, Sam Amidon, O Emperor, Manus Goan, Jay Electronica, MNDR, Surfer Blood, Lonelady, a host of Box Social-related artists and more. Enjoy.

1. Sleigh Bells

Practically unheard of before CMJ in October last year, Derek Miller and Alexis Krauss’ punky take on lo-fi dance-rock made an impression with many at that festival. The fact that they are currently working with Diplo gives me hope that they can turn these rough demos into something that’ll translate equally room-shaking yet less abrasive on the ears (i.e – something you can actually play in a club).

MP3: Sleigh Bells – A/B Machines

MP3: Sleigh Bells – Crown on the Ground

MP3: Sleigh Bells – Ring Ring


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Posted on January 14th, 2010


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