Archive: March 2013

It didn’t help that I saw the Glastonbury lineup a minute before I saw what Indiependence had to offer. Unlucky timing, I guess. We knew beforehand that Bastille and Kodaline were already playing Indiependence, held in Mitchelstown, Co Cork, and now we know who’ll be joining them. And it’s hard to get excited about it, […]

Gavin ‘Adultrock‘ Elsted had his new track ‘Chants’ premiered by the website Death & Taxes and told them: “I wanted to make the same type of music as I had been making before but with the dancefloor in mind. Teengirl Fantasy and Blondes were the type of things I was listening to at the time.” […]

This song grabbed me this morning, pulled me in close and made me feel good, apart from one, disconcerting line we hear more than once: “You should leave me in my comfort zone if you want my advice.” David Nelligan is happy in his comfort zone, he tells us from the outset in this short, […]

The Strypes have been leading the retro revival, to much critical acclaim – though the group does nothing for me. The Revellions, though, are a different story, going more for a ska sound than just Beatles covers. They sound like the Zutons before they met Valerie, with brass taking centre stage. ‘Don’t Wait For Me’ […]

I featured Chris Power on TPOE back in October and he’s just gone and put up a few new tracks this week. Last Friday, the 19-year-old opened a triple bill in the Pavilion in Cork headlined by Toby Kaar (class pic of him here) – who was as good as always, even with a host […]

Clocking in at over eight minutes, Lasertom’s remix of ‘Behind This Sun’ is never anything less than AMAZING! It’s funky as hell, with a throbbing bassline. The vocals are kept to a minimum, as Lasertom aka Simon Cullen gives ‘Behind This Sun’ a new vein of life, one that should be right at home on […]

Oh man this is just so good. Daithi is already one of the stars of the Irish music scene – if you’ve seen him live you’ll know what I mean. I like that he’s taking his time on new material too, not rushing anything. But I’m so happy that he decided to remix ‘Poison’ by […]

Dublin duo Lakker, aka Dara Smith and Ian McDonnell, have two releases set for release soon, which took me ages to figure out last night. It didn’t help that I was listening to the rather uncomfortable and unsettling ‘Preset NUMB’. The track is five minutes long, punctuated by shrill blasts of bleeps from the beginning. […]

Longford artist Jerome McCormick aka Imploded View hasn’t slowed down since he released his debut album Picnics With Pylons in September 2012. (You can listen to it here.) He showed us how to create a track in the video for ‘Everything Happens’ earlier this year and also showed us a ‘Toy’ from his collection, both […]

Villagers capped off a European and Irish tour with two sold-out nights in the Olympia on Thursday and Friday night. They celebrated by, er, performing on RTÉ’s self-explanatory Saturday Night Show. Glad somebody uploaded their performance of ‘Nothing Arrived’ to YouTube and I didn’t have to suffer through any of Brendan O’Connor’s inane chat. Conor […]