Archive: December 2012

Clocking in at around 20 minutes, My Name Is John, or MynameisjOhn if you prefer, has created something that is never anything less than enticing. The Focusing Effect is his second EP of the year, following on from February’s The Thinker and the Prover. As the title suggests, the seven songs here are a more […]

Christmas is 10 days away and so And So I Watch You From Afar have wrapped up the first track from their forthcoming third album and handed it to all fans of music. Oh man it’s good. ‘Like A Mouse’ is typically frenetic, with the rolling drums making me think of Muse – hopefully All […]

Cork band Rest are baaaack! ‘Descent With Modification’ is the first taster of their second (I think) album, I Hold The Wolf. Out on a Limb is releasing the album in February. The label released the band’s debut all the way back in 2004 – listen to Burning in Water, Drowning in Flame here. Listen […]

From the Good Vibe Society‘s Facebook page on Tuesday: “On this very night in 1920, Cork City was burnt to the ground during a rampage by the infamous terrorist organisation known as the Black and Tans during the occupation of Ireland by the British Empire. Throughout December 11th and 12th, in retaliation for an earlier […]

I love Frightened Rabbit. Nobody puts their heart on their sleeve quite like singer Scott does. ‘The Woodpile’ is a statement about the amount of murders that take place in the US. Or it’s a delightful misunderstanding. Hands up who can spot the other members of the Scottish band! Taken from the album Pedestrian Verse, […]

From Vondelpark’s debut album Seabed, out on R&S early next year. The video was directed by Cieron Magat. Also, I want the 10″ single.

Tara Masterson Hally has slowly but surely been adding tracks to her Soundcloud page over the last year and more. At almost five minutes long, ‘Sighed A Sigh’ is her longest track to day, and sees her tackling the subject of inertia. She feels so low: “Think I’m going insane, all I can do is […]

Soak is Derry’s 16-year-old Bridie Monds-Watson. Buy the ‘Sea Creatures’ single on iTunes.

Owensie – ‘The Old Breadline’ All proceeds from Out on a Limb act Owensie’s ‘The Old Breadline’ go to St. Gabriel’s School for Children with Disabilties. Buy the song here.