On Tour

Moya Brennan and Stephen James Smith will join Borders on album dates

Ryan Vail and Elma Orkestra new album tour will now play host to these diverse artists

Inside the Red Bull Music Academy Berlin

Reporting from Funkhaus where 60 budding artists are living a music maker’s dream.

The Bonk and Fixity for double-headline tour around Ireland this month

Improv pop outfit The Bonk follow the release of a series of singles last year…

Primavera Sound 2017 review: The 10 best sets at the festival

2017 was my third visit to Barcelona’s Primavera Sound festival and my first since 2011.…

Belfast: where to go for live music and record shopping

Belfast has always been good to me. Over countless trips up North, the city’s people…

Iceland Airwaves 2015: 16 of the best sets in Reykjavík

Iceland has a special allure. The island is alone in the North Atlantic but upon…

The 10 best bands I saw at The Great Escape 2015

20,000 people absconded to the pleasing seaside town of Brighton, less than an hour from…

Other Voices Dingle 2014: Day One – Cuban twins Ibeyi stand apart

In association with: Day One | Day Two | Day Three The team at Other…

SXSW 2014: The 15 best bands I saw

If you weren’t already aware of the significance of South By SouthWest (SXSW), the shorthand…

Inside the Red Bull Music Academy – New York 2013

Two blocks from the start of the High Line park in Chelsea, New York’s affluent…

The 20 best bands I saw at SXSW 2013

…and some not so good ones ones. When I’m asked why I go to Austin…

EXIT Festival 2012 review

I have been to eight different music festivals this year so far. Eurosonic, SXSW, Sonar,…

Sonar Festival 2012 review

Around 1998, when my music tastes were turning towards the wider world, electronic music was…

The 20 best bands I saw at SXSW 2012

This year was my fourth South By South West and before I left for Austin,…

Eurosonic 2012: The 10 best bands I saw

Having never visited Eurosonic before, I assumed it was your usual music industry festival type-deal.…

Day 4 @ Other Voices 10: Wild Beasts, SBTRKT, Spiritualized, Ben Howard & King Charles

The final night of the St. James’ Church recordings and it’s possibly the best of…

Day 3 @ Other Voices 10: Edwyn Collins, Band Of Skulls, Frank Turner & Cherry Ghost

Saturday night and Dingle town is buzzing. It’s the third of the four nights of…

Warpaint, Plan B, K.Flay @ Jack Daniel’s Birthday, Nashville, Tennessee

Welcome to the spiritual rhinestone home of American country music – Nashville, Tennessee. Largely responsible…

Berlin Festival 2011: Hangars, warehouses & dumbstep dancing in Deutschland

All photos by Killian Broderick. It might have been the week after Electric Picnic but…

SXSW 2011: James Blake, Tune-Yards, Austra, Grouplove, Twin Shadow & more

It’s St. Patrick’s Day (or Patty’s Day as they say here) and the silly hats…