Archive: February 2013

Did I just press play on ‘You Can Call Me Al’? That was my very first thought when I pressed play on Wonder Villains‘ new single ‘Blonde’. It’s that keyboard you see; that infectious line that runs throughout its just over two-minute running time. And two minutes is all the Derry band need to burrow […]

Longitude, the latest rival for Electric Picnic, has this evening announced its lineup, the first of the bigger summer festivals to do so. Longitude takes place over three days, July 19-21, in Marley Park. Early bird weekend tickets cost €129.50 plus TM fees and early bird day tickets cost €44.50 plus fees. They go onsale […]

Solar Bears finally release their second album, Supermigration , on April 12. It seems like an age since their debut arrived so fully formed. It’s been about three years and if you haven’t heard She Was Coloured In yet, rectify the situation now via Spotify. The forthcoming release has already had some love from Resident […]

Together since 2008, Belfast’s Kasper Rosa have crafted a number of singles and EPs over the years and show no sign of letting the quality drop. You can listen to everything over at their Bandcamp page, from first single ‘First Breath, First Blood’ right through to this week’s new double A-side single. Clocking in just […]

The best live band in Ireland are coming back to Cork next month. Le Galaxie are playing the Pavilion on March 16 – that’s one day before St Patrick’s Day, calendar counters! Their live shows are among the most raucous around at the best of times, so what they’re going to be like then is […]

Northern Ireland’s And So I Watch You From Afar are gearing up to release their third album All Hail Bright Futures next month, March 15. We’ve heard two songs from it to date, ‘Big Thinks Do Remarkable’ and ‘Like A Mouse’. We finally have an Irish tour date though: The four piece are playing Cyprus […]

Tipperary’s Kevin Gleeson and Padraig Ryan have only been making music as Ghosts for little over a year. The quality of the percussion heavy ‘WLVS’ would have you believe they’ve been around much longer. The video was premiered by Noisey, was filmed in Belgium and features real wolves. The track opens the duo’s forthcoming EP […]

The Notas have garnered a lot of new friends over the past year, and rightfully so. Last week we finally got some new music in the shape of the accomplished ‘Rosemary’. A big, slow-paced tune, it reaches an epic crescendo that you spend the preceding minutes hoping is coming. Don’t be surprised if the Notas […]

Cork artist Reid and formerly Cork-based Kilkenny artist Replete both released new music yesterday, via xlr8r and Earmilk respectively. Cool to see they’re casting their nets further. It’s been a while since we heard new music from either act. Reid’s track, ‘Wake’ is as upbeat and summery as his previous work, with the various tenets […]

It’s been a while since Toby Kaar has played an actual gig of his own in Cork. Sure he’s DJ’d in the Pavilion a few times in recent months, most recently at the debauched Floating Joints II last Thursday. So on Friday, March 22, at the Pavilion, Toby will be doing his own thing, playing […]