Once Upon a Time Back West returns to Galway this February 8th-11th. The festival will feature music, comedy and club culture across four venues in Galway’s West End.

Line up includes:

Thursday 8th February

Le Boom @ Róisín Dubh (Free)
Oisa D’Preto Massino @ Massimo (Free)

Friday 9th February

Daithí, Slow Place Like Home, Elaine Mai, Paddy Hanna @ Róisin Dubh (Free)

Glenn Wool, Karl Spain @ Róisin Dublin – Upstairs
Rowdy Brothers @ Massino (Free)
Mix and Fairbanks @ The Blue Note (Free)

Saturday 10th February

Franz Ferdinand@ Leisureland
Andy Zaltzman @ Róisin Dubh
110th Street @ The Blue Note (Free)
DJ Mac @ Massimo (Free)

Sunday 11th February

Sing Along Social @ Róisín Dubh (Free)
John Conneely Inc. @ Róisin Dubh
The Blue Notes @ The Blue Note (Free)
Jade and The Goodies @ Massimo (Free)

Posted on January 24th, 2018


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Fujiya & Miyagi play two Irish dates to celebrate the 10 year anniversary of their excellent debut album Transparent Things which will now be made available on vinyl.

Support on the nights comes from Donegal based electronic act Slow Place Like Home whose album’s title song ‘When I See You… Ice Cream!’ was recently premiered here. Mannion has remixed Fujiya & Miyagi’s track ‘In One Ear And Out The Other’ ahead of the Irish dates.

Tour Dates

November 30th @ The Roisin Dubh, Galway (€14+)
December 1st @ The Button Factory, Dublin (€16+)

Tickets are available from Ticketmaster.ie

Slow Place Like Home also have a new video for ‘Office Dancers’:

Posted on November 21st, 2017


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Slow Place Like Home have gone from Keith Mannion’s bedroom electronic project in Donegal to a fully-fledged live three-piece.

As part of the transition phase, he reworked his debut album Romolo and released ‘Tiger Lilly’ as a new single around this time last year.

‘When I See You… Ice Cream!’ is the band’s new single written in Knather Woods, Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal, and the Algarve in Portugal but recorded in that same aul bedroom before being sent off to be mastered by Antony Ryan (Morr Music label) in Denmark.

‘When I See You… Ice Cream!’, Mannion says, marks a shift in composition for the band.

“It was a landmark shift of sound for the SPLH project. The parameters used for creating previous compositions were abandoned and it surged like new blood in the veins. ‘When I See You…’ was initially conceived on a Casio SK-5 unit and deployed to several other instruments before becoming the beast it evolved into. Vocal samples by myself were chopped up, treated and tempered to the track. At the heart of it is an 8-bit frenzy, ready for nostalgic earlobes.”

Watch the video for the bouncy track:

Tour dates

27th July – Galway Arts Festival (support to UNKLE)

Posted on June 20th, 2017


Donegel musician Keith Mannion aka Slow Place Like Home has released a fine collection of EPs and a rebooted, retinkered debut called Romolo late last year.

Today, Mannion releases a new double-sided single of ‘Tiger Lily’ and ‘Friday’ on 10″ vinyl.

Watch the video for ‘Tiger Lilly’ set in a van featuring Mannion and his band (and a few others) in a video by Jules Hackett.

Listen on Spotify below. Slow Place Like Home plays The Workman’s Club on July 8th with Carriages and Bantum and hits Another Love Story in August.

Posted on May 23rd, 2016

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