Archive: January 2013

Zane Lowe played this new one from Mmoths on Monday’s show. Next hype, he called it. ‘All These Things’ fits right into what we’ve heard to date from Newbridge boy Mmoths – it’s got sultry vocals from Holly Miranda that don’t sound too far away from a subdued Florence and the Machine, which is when […]

It’s just a certain feeling. It’s just a certain feeling. Dublin two-piece Clu have such a sexy song under their belt (ooo-er) and now one half of the band, Kevin Freeney, who takes care of the visual side of things, has made a cool video for ‘Moonrunner’. It stars Gemma Dunleavey, who also leant her […]

Back in November, in the Pavilion, Girl Band were supporting Honningbarna on their debut in Cork. I’d seen Dublin four-piece Girl Band a few times before so thought I knew what to expect. But nothing prepared me for the seven minutes plus cover version they pulled out of nowhere. It was Blawan’s ‘Why They Hide […]

Currently wheeling their way around the country as part of the Certain Three tour alongside Trumpets of Jericho and Si Schroeder, Nanu Nanu have found the time to put a new single up for download and unveil an accompanying video. ‘Pocket of Gold’ won’t come as a surprise to anybody who has seen the band […]

I am the Cosmos were one of the bands I really wanted to hear more from in 2013. I didn’t have to wait long. On Friday the Dublin two-piece released their debut album Monochrome on Noisey. Nine tracks long and clocking in at 45 minutes, it’s a collection of their work to date – it’s […]

Hotly tipped 16 year old Bridie Monds-Watson aka Soak performed ‘Sea Creatures’ on the Late Late Show last night. That’s her above interviewing Ryan Tubridy (picture taken from Soak’s Facebook page). It’s a lovely performance but it’s such a gorgeous song that the only way it could be ruined is if a metal band covered […]

And so after four albums and a couple EPs since they founded in 2007, Drunken Boat are putting an end to their adventure tonight at the Twisted Pepper. They’ve done some great stuff in their six-year career, perhaps the culmination of which was last year’s excellent album Tie The Knots (which you can listen to, […]

I was very jealous that I couldn’t get my hands on Domino Records’ Smugglers Way FlexiZine that was specially made for Record Store Day 2012. It featured this Dirty Projectors track, this John Maus track, this Real Estate tune, and a Cass McCombs cover of Leonard Cohen. You can find out more about the flexizine […]

The Primavera lineup was revealed yesterday. Festival announcements have become so modern nowadays – the lineup was revealed via a live stream. Some say the lineup, however, was far from modern, a throwback to 1993. Jim Carroll over at On the Record says today that the headliners “would whet the appetite of indie fans 20 […]

Loads of music fans, bloggers etc have spent most of this week listening to the stunning new Disclosure track featuring AlunaGeorge. It’s called ‘White Noise’ and is built on that huge synth line. Ooooooffff. You can listen to the track here. Anyway, are you ready for a big claim? Brace yourself. OK here it comes… […]