Archive: January 2012

Hailing from Liverpool, Ninetails have looked to Oxford for their sound. Taking the best of what Foals offer, the four-piece released debut EP Ghost Ride the Whip last October. The are readying their next EP, with the only confirmed track so far, ‘Rawdon Fever’, below to watch. There’s a classic rock feel to some of […]

Channeling their best Animal Collective impression, Fixers also indulge some food fantasies in the video for ‘Iron Deer Dream’. The Oxford band explain: “We are charged with helping an elderly gentleman who seems to have a terrible case of Rice Krispie-itis. So we fly him to a deserted island where he then grows vegetables under […]

Prior to arriving at the Pavilion for the sold-out second gig of a 20-date European tour for Clap Your Hands Say Yeah I had been reading this article about what it apparently takes to be a rock star: $100,000 in your first year as a band could see you achieve goals such as being mentored […]

There’s so little Cloud Castle Lake music available online that I was delighted to see they were recording something for Quompilation #2. It’s a cover of the Jacques Greene song ‘Another Girl’. I hadn’t heard the original so it’s totally new to me. The Dublin group showcase all their talents for the song – the […]

Somadrone‘s new track could easily be confused with Jape. That’s not a bad thing; Jape’s latest album is the best thing he’s ever done and is rightly up for the Choice Prize next month. ‘Reckoning’ is all about the funky bass, which loops throughout the track. Everything else takes a backseat (as a former bass […]

Cork producer REID, first name Eoghan, is ready to go with his second single proper, Diptera, on February 20. Made up of two tracks, ‘Diptera’ and ‘Fall’, it will be released on Blah Blah Blah Records across all good online retailers such as iTunes. (Get his first single from iTunes.)Both tracks featured on his debut […]

Sad Soul Circus is 19-year-old Cork-based producer Finn Yowell – add him to the list of amazing electronica artists that have emerged from the city over the past 18 months and that’s one mighty impressive list: REID, Toby Kaar, Replete and Bantum to name just a handful. Yowell was born in New York, moved to […]

And so it begins. The Cast Of Cheers – made up of Conor and Neil on guitars and vocals, John on bass and Kev, the drums – had an amazing 2010: debut album Chariot was released on Bandcamp very early in the year and has had over 150,000 downloads to date. (It’s since been taken […]

This is just such beautiful music. If you’ve been following any Irish music coverage over the past year you’ll have heard of MMOTHS (formerly Moths) AKA Jack Colleran. ‘Heart’ is taken the eletronica artist’s first official EP release – he did only finish his Leaving Certificate last year, after all. ‘Heart’ should also sound familiar […]

Arctic Monkeys are the coolest band in the world. In the video for ‘Black Treacle‘ (out today) b-side ‘You And I’, the group are joined by Richard Hawley, who played guitar on All Saints’ version of ‘Under The Bridge‘. He’s also done some good things with music though, so don’t hold it against him (I […]