Archive: November 2012

I don’t know what I can say about this video. It goes on for 10 minutes, features that guy pictured up there ↑↑↑ chasing a half-naked dancing couple through the forest and a cave. Then there’s a sperm swimming. Later, Simon Bird throws a chair into a swimming pool. Then all the stars of the […]

There are eight songs up on Newbridge artist Peadar Kearney’s Soundcloud page now, each one better than the last. ‘Driver’, like most of Kearney’s work to date, doesn’t deviate too much from its beginnings, rather adding subtleties throughout until he’s convinced you that the song is the nicest thing you’ve heard all year. If you […]

Three-piece girl group Hunk make a pleasant noise. They’ve honed that all down to about seven minutes for their first release, ‘Dope’, which is backed with ‘Hold On’. It’s getting a release on the Scottish label Soft Power Records, which already has a release by another promising Irish girl group under its belt, September Girls. […]

Here’s a video of Squarehead performing ‘C’mon Man’, the second track of theirs that we’ve heard from the split album with So Cow, which is being released on Inflated Records. Entitled Out of Season, it’s released on vinyl and digital on November 13. That’s next week!! ‘C’mon Man’ stick’s pretty closely to Squarehead’s surf-pop ideals. […]

Paul Mahon works under the name Geppetto , who are most known for their live visual work. Chances are, if you’ve seen Bantum or RSAG live in the last year, or were one of the many people who went to Nialler 9’s series of gigs that he put on in the Monster Truck Gallery in […]

Here’s this week’s Essential stories and the best new music we’ve heard this week (that haven’t already featured on the blog). Click the jump to see the 10 articles, then on the next page are some new videos by the likes of Crystal Castles, School of Seven Bells, an awesome mix by Cardiff’s Bodhi (seriously, […]

I think Runaround Kids are the band I wished I could’ve been in when I first picked up a bass about 10 years ago. Their exuberance is so infectious, it usually leaves me jumping around the room, then crying in the corner that I’m not a teenager any more. Since releasing a split single with […]

Here’s a new tune from Newbridge’s Peadar Kearney. ‘Yonville’ is as smooooooth as silk, a late-night-looking-up-at-the-stars number. It doesn’t take you on a meandering journey, but gently holds your hand for a short walk. It’s kind of the perfect song for the 1st of November. Kearney’s got such a nice collection of songs that seems […]

I featured Skinny Downers on the blog during the summer, when the Into the Void EP was released. ‘Sleeper Cell’ is the first taste of Skinny Downers’ album, which is close to being finished. Currently based in Berlin, Dean O’Sullivan builds up a pretty simple beat, bringing in some drone but never drowning in it. […]