Archive: May 2012

Bouts‘ new song, recorded for the Dublin radio station Phantom, begins with a QOTSA-like riff before that single-note picking line that is fast becoming Bouts’ style. It’s not too far removed from ‘Barbs’ off their self-titled debut EP, but with vocals that hint at the Dublin four-piece being fans of the Cribs. It’s more experimental […]

We all know the 2:54 deal by now, right? Moody, sludgy guitars, a landscape that wouldn’t be out of place in The Killing: that’s the 2:54 way. ‘Creeping’ features on 2:54’s debut album, which (I can’t believe I’m going to actually write this after all that’s gone before) is out now.

This could be the best thing to happen in your neighbourhood. The P Affection release their second album Cakes For Occasions in July, following their brilliant debut early last year. ‘Gone Fishin’ arrived at the end of the year and now, ‘Made Of The Right Stuff’ sees Padraig McCauley laying down a scuzzy but summery […]

Myles O’Reilly captures the essence of the suptuous and soothing ‘Home’, taken from Lisa Hannigan’s second solo album Passenger.

Although it’s called Kinsale, White Collar Boy are not from Cork. They’re a duo from Dublin, Gavin White and Mark Cummins and the six-track Kinsale EP is their first release proper. They’ve been dropping tracks on Soundcloud for about a year, all while holding a residency every second Thursday in Pygmalion in Dublin. ‘Long Walk […]

After ‘Think/Feel‘ in March, Beat Connection offer up another track, ‘The Palace Garden, 4am’, as well as details on their debut album. The track is the lead single on The Palace Garden, which arrives on July 27 in Ireland (about six weeks after its US release). It’s only right that Beat Connection’s debut album is […]

Everybody’s favourite band from Cork, Fred release their latest video from last year’s Leaving My Empire. They’ve mastered the art of the pop song and put all their knowledge to use on ‘Villains’, which sees them floating through the air, but never ever missing a beat. Beating the drum to announce the video on Facebook, […]

Hot Chip’s fifth album In Our Heads is out on June 8 in Ireland. As you can tell if you listen to ‘Night & Day’, there’s nothing new here, but Hot Chip aren’t broke, so why try and fix them? They played Jools Holland’s show last week. Check out ‘How Do you Do?’, ‘Night & […]

Kowalski have been going for absolutely ages, but each year passes and there’s no debut album. It looks like 2012 will be different though. ‘While We Drive’, the band said on Facebook, features on said debut. Finally! They’re friends with Two Door Cinema Club but they’re not looking to ride on any coattails – ‘While […]

Dublin duo Sean Cooley and Kevin Freeney AKA Clu star in this slow-moving video for their wonderful track ‘Evening Ever’. It was directed by Finn Keenan. A good showcase for Irish music as well as the country’s landscape. More Clu tracks here.