At the Shane McGowan 60th Birthday concert at the Nationaal Concert Hall this month, amidst a bewildering conveyor belt of high-profile artists who came out to sing, one of the highlights were Dublin folk-tradsters Lankum who did an acapella version of The Pogues’ ‘The Old Main Drag’. The band have now recorded a video with… Read more »
The Dublin Guitar Quartet have released a live video for ‘Aheym’ which was composed by Bryce Dessner (The National) and originally composed for the Kronos Quartet in 2009. The video was directed by Laura Sheeran in the ballroom at Charleville Castle in Tullamore Co Offaly. This is the first of a series of videos to… Read more »
Northern Irish singer-songwriter Lilla Vargen has shared a live video of ‘Hold On’, performed with Ryn Vail. The song was featured on Nialler9’s top Irish songs of 2017. The video was recorded at Attic Studios in Letterkenny, Co. Donegal directed by Brendan Canty with cinematography by Colm Hogan and Roman Bugovski.
I Am Cosmos have released a very colourful video for the title track and Nialler9 Irish song of the year entrant ‘Nothing But Love’ by Cliona Ni Laoi. The song features undulating sonics and backing vocals by Maria Somerville. The launch for Nothing But Love EP takes place this Friday at Bello Bar. Tickets are… Read more »
The Dublin band Swords have released a new video for their Tidal Waves album track ‘Battles’ in support of Pieta House. “We wrote this song about the feeling that hits you when getting out of bed feels like heading to the trenches. Like you have to fight an invisible enemy, and win, just to stay… Read more »
Irish Sierra Leonean singer Sallay Matu Garnett or Loah takes you on a journey of self-discovery with her new track ‘Nothing’. “Being a woman in the world has often been a fraught and tense experience. Battles with self-worth, feeling like my body is not my own and a sense of worthlessness outside of relationships culminated… Read more »
Kevin McGloughlin and London producer Max Cooper have collaborated on a project titled Resynthesis. The video was directed by Kevin McGlouglin and explores themes of time and space, employing photography and realtime footage showing scenes around Dublin. “My aspiration in this piece was to create a journey for the viewer, a passage through space and… Read more »
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… Read more »
Ballet Átha Cliath is a short dance performance film by Howard Jones, shot over the course of a day last August in Dublin featuring ballet choreographed by Irish ballerina Zoë Ashe-Browne and an original score composed by Cloud Castle Lake. It was launched recently at an event in The Sugar Club but it is now… Read more »
Hawk‘s new track ‘Can’t Explain’ tackles themes of ignorance and how the privileges of power can silence voices that need to be heard. The band who re-located to Berlin last year have taken on a more harder hitting sound with this track introducing heavier grunge and rock elements to their style. The video for ‘Can’t… Read more »
Dublin based music producer Anthony Dunphy or && OR who has previously worked with artists such as Mythill Grim has released his very own track entitled ‘0:00-3:05’. He also produced the video for the track using Openframeworks which takes you on a journey through the hard hitting beats, bringing them to life on screen.
Irish musician Shane Culloty aka Winter Aid has released a video for new song ‘Within’ from his new album Murmur of the Land which came out earlier this year. The video was directed by Kevin McGloughlin showing visuals from 1980’s Ireland mixed with the modern day, taking you on a journey from the past into… Read more »
Atmofolk duo Morgan Macintyre and Gemma Doherty, Saint Sister released their new single ‘Causing Trouble’ back in May of this year. Check out the live video of the track from their headline show in the National Concert Hall which took place on June 7th. The video was shot by Bob Gallagher who has shot previous… Read more »
BBC’s Later with Jools Holland aired its last live episode of the season and it featured appearances from Amadou & Miriam, Superorganism, Aimee Mann, Dua Lipa and Noel Gallagher. Superorganism (my new artists of the week) & Amadou & Miriam were my standout performances of the night. Watch the rest below: