The video for the new HamsandwicH track ‘Bodies’ is a forewarning to anyone who thinks they should get a robotic companion for their home. At least don’t get one that has only one function. The video for the song starring Andréa Farrell and Chris Newman Directed and filmed by Crooked Gentlemen (Jeff Doyle and Shaun Ryan) shows what can happen when a robot gives you a bee in your bonnet.

‘Bodies’ is out now on iTunes, Google Play and all streaming sites. It’s on Nialler9’s new Irish music playlist.

Posted on December 1st, 2017

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Niamh Farrell (Ham Sandwich), Naoise Roo, Jess Kavanagh (Barq), Fierce Mild and Maija Sofia are among the artists who will be sharing their knowledge and technique at the upcoming Girls Rock Dublin camp which is taking place from June 27th – July 1st

Girls Rock aims to be a safe space for women aged 18-24 to pick an instrument (guitar, bass, synth, drums, vocals), form a band, write a song and play a gig over the course of five days.

Guest artists will include SOAK, Soulé and Hvmmingbyrd.

The cost is €250 and the fee covers music tuition, workshops in Sound Training College, lunch, instruments and band practices in Temple Lane Studios.

A few places are still available.
All the details and sign-up form at

Read my interview with the organisers on the Irish Times.

Posted on June 12th, 2017


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Ceol Ar An Imeall will be back on TV screens from Thursday April 7th for its seventh season on TG4.

The Irish-language-based music television show is one of the few remaining shows aimed at a youth audience interested in new and alternative music.

This season new presenters Cian Ó Ciobhain and Eithne Shortall have taken over from Una Mullally. Cian is a respected DJ and broadcaster of An Taobh Tuathail on RnG and Eithne is an arts journalist with the Sunday Times and an experienced TV contributor.

On the show this season will be feature performances from 23 Irish bands including Bitch Falcon, Ham Sandwich, Wyvern Lingo, Oh Boland, Sam Amidon, The Academic, Buffalo Woman, Fierce Mild, The Staves and Ryley Walker.

Interviewees include Mark Ronson, St. Vincent, Everything, Everything; Hot Chip Chvrches and Jose Gonzalez.

The series kicks off this Thursday April 7 on TG4 with performances from Ham Sandwich and Wyvern Lingo.

A preview:

Bígí linn Déardaoin agus sraith úr nua "Ceol ar an Imeall" ag tosnú. Beidh ceol againn ó Ham Sandwich agus Wyvern Lingo…

Posted by Clár Imeall on Tuesday, 5 April 2016

Some previous performances / interviews from the series:

Posted on April 6th, 2016


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HamsandwicH’s  Stories From The Surface album has cemented the Kells band as one of Ireland’s most loved since its release last April. Regular radio play nationwide for its three singles ‘Fandango’, ‘Illuminate’ and ‘Apollo’ and a Choice Music Prize nomination was also forthcoming.

For this latest video for ‘Satellite’, the ‘Ants’ director Marc Corrigan has made an animation that suits the band’s starry-eyed band melodics.

The video coincides with the band’s Irish tour between now and June kicking off this weekend in Sligo and going to Galway, Belfast, Limerick, Dublin, Dundalk and Cork.

The artwork is by Ross Dillon.


Posted on March 24th, 2016

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My new music show is live every Thursday from 10pm to midnight on TXFM. The show starts about six minutes into the first hour.

Part One

  1. Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment- ‘Sunday Candy’
  2. Songhoy Blues – ‘Soubour’
  3. Princess – ‘Black Window’
  4. Young Wonder – ‘Sweet Dreaming’
  5. Jamie xx – ‘Loud Places’ (featuring Romy)
  6. Hudson Mohawke – ‘Ryderz’
  7. Young Fathers – ‘Rain Or Shine’
  8. EMBRZ – ‘Silent’ feat. Amy Rose
  9. Unknown Mortal Orchestra – ‘Can’t Keep Checking My Phone’
  10. Courtney Barnett – ‘Depreston’
  11. Not Squares – ‘Oops Said Hi’
  12. Le Galaxie – ‘Tell me Twice’
  13. Girl Band – ‘Lawman’

Part Two 

  1. JUCE – ‘The Other One’
  2. Chvrches – ‘Dead Air’
  3. Wolf Alice – ‘Bros’
  4. Ham Sandwich – ‘Broken (Start Over)’
  5. Calm Candy – ‘Tunnels’
  6. Wet – ‘Deadwater’
  7. Flying Lotus – ‘Dead Man’s Tetris’ (feat. Captain Murphy & Snoop Dogg)
  8. Outkast – ‘Aquemini’
  9. Roots Manuva – ‘Like A Drum’
  10. Kelela – ‘Guns & Synths’
  11. George FitzGerald –  ‘Call It Love (If You Want To)’ [feat. Lawrence Hart]
  12. Lianne La Havas – ‘Unstoppable’
  13. Amber Run – ‘5AM’
  14. Cinema – ‘Horizon’
  15. D’Angelo – ‘Betray My Heart’
  16. Lakker – ‘Oktavist’

You can listen live on Thursdays to the show on 105.2FM, online, the iOs app, Android app or if you missed it, along with all the other shows, via the listen back section

Posted on April 24th, 2015

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Hard Working Class Heroes is happening in two weekends. We have stage times and convention info already but today Fight Like Apes (Saturday October 4th), Ham Sandwich (Friday October 3rd) and SOAK (Thursday October 2nd) were added as the 2014 Heroes bands who will play the weekend each headlining a night of the festival.

The festival has also announced its daytime trail HWCH and the City, good for those who can’t make the night proceedings, or who prefer their music in more intimate unusual places like HMV Grafton Street, HMV Henry Street, NDRC, Honest To Goodness, Brother Hubbard, Sister Sadie, Jo Burger, Oxfam, George’s Street, Oxfam Parliament Street, Gutter Bookshop, Exchange, Powerscourt Town Centre, Pitbros, Urban Picnic, Twisted Pepper and The Church.

Attendance to the daytime events are free with night-time three-day tickets €45 or €20 per day.

Not bad if you’ve any interest in seeing what’s going on in Irish music (and you should).

Posted on September 18th, 2014


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White Collar Boy are hosting a party in Merrion Square to celebrate Vestibule a series of temporary sculptures, walking tours and workshops curated by Aoife Tunney and running from May to September.

The gig happens on August 23rd and will feature The Drifter, Matt Karmil, Twinkranes and Somerville. Early bird tickets are €15/ General is €20. To win tickets email [email protected] with the gig title in the subject line before Monday at noon.

State’s Faces of 2014 series of monthly gigs continues with another on Friday July 11th. It’s a doubledown show with an early free gig in The Mercantile on Dame Street from The Wonder Villains (Derry pop punk), The Statics (60s inspired rock) and Handsome Handsome (harmonic folk rock). A midnight show in Whelan’s is a hip-hop special featuring Simi Crowns and Hare Squead. Entry to that is free with a Mercantile handstamp.

Recently flagged here, Dublin duo Contour are playing The Grand Social on July 18th with support from I’m Your Vinyl. entry is €8/€10 on the door.

Mumblin’ Deaf Ro is rolling himself out of his real life for a rare gig in The Pop Inn off Capel Street on Saturday July 12th. He’ll be joined by The Very Most’s Jeremy Jensen and Big Monster Love. Tickets are €8 and it’s BYOB or BYOCOW as Ro suggests (bring your own carafes of wine).

The next Whelans25 gig has been announced: Ham Sandwich (I just can’t spell it as HamsandwicH lads) will play the venue on Tuesday July 15th. Tickets on sale now.

After his appearance at Body & Soul, Slow Magic will play Button Factory alongside Meltybrains? on Saturday August 2nd for a Hidden Agenda & Feel Good Lost presentation. Tickets are €10 for that.

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Posted on July 3rd, 2014


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Evening Songs Poster

DIT and present Evening Songs, a benefit gig for Temple Street Children’s University Hospital in Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin with Ham Sandwich, Heathers and Young Wonder. All three bands will be with collaborating with the UCD Choral Scholars for their performances.

Thursday 16th May 2013
Tickets €22.50 available from


Posted on March 27th, 2013


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A list of recommended events taking place over the next seven days in Dublin.

Not a whole lot of international stuff this week apart from The Low Anthem, Alex Metric, The Ex and but loads of good local gigs happening. This week sees a good few Haiti fundraisers take place and a special mention to Sweet Oblivion’s fundraiser in the Twisted Pepper with Bats, Groom, Hunter-Gatherer, a bake sale and myself among the DJs and also the random Karaoke fundraiser in the National Stadium.

Tuesday 2nd February
Trashed (Indie/Electro club) @ Andrew’s Lane Theatre (10.30pm, €5)
C U Next Tuesday (indie/electro/pop/dance) @ Crawdaddy (11pm, €3/5)

Wednesday 3th February
Haiti Aid Dublin: Ham Sandwich, The Chapters, Butterfly Explosion, Patrick Kelleher, O Emperor @ Whelans (€20)
Antics presents Spies (indie club @ Crawdaddy (€5, 11pm)

Posted on February 2nd, 2010


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statemidnightmass is holding a little get together tonight for anyone who’d like to come down and harass our writers and photographers for what we’ve done this year (Let’s keep it festive though yeh?). It’s taking place in the Shebeen Chic on Georges Street from 8;30pm – 1:30pm and it’s FREE.

As it says on the poster, we have DJ sets from the State Massive, Loreana Rushe, Messiah J (sans The Expert), Niamh from Ham Sandwich and Gav from Super Extra Bonus Party.

There’ll also be a Lucky CD dip and prayers of the faithful by Love Music Hate Racism. We’d love to see you there. If you haven’t seen it already here are State’s Top 50 albums of the decade with our albums of 2009 to follow next week. Last year was brilliant and I got to play this Christmas classic…

MP3: Twisted Sister – Oh Come All Ye Faithful!

Posted on December 17th, 2009


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It’s all quiet around here as we’re putting the finishing touches to our first issue of State Magazine. We still found time to record our first State Podcast (not to be confused with our State Mix Series) which takes the format of an informal round-table discussion. Guests Ham Sandwich join us to tell us about their Meteor win along with Tanya Sweeney, Phil Udell and our presenter JJ Worrall.

Have a listen

Myself and Eefs will be recording the next nialler9 Podcast as soon as I can find the time!

Posted on February 19th, 2008