Archive: April 2013

Camden Crawl Dublin returns this weekend for its second year of showcasing the best of Irish and international acts. There are about 150 acts and comedians performing in tonnes of venues around the capital. To help you navigate your way from venue to venue, I’ve put this guide together of the Irish artists that should […]

All pictures by Bríd O’ Donovan ( The Finnish band K-X-P landed in Cork city on Friday night to launch the Southern Gothic festival. Those of us who made it out alive are still picking our brains up off the floor. We’ll just let the photographs do the talking.

Two new songs in a week from Dublin duo Last Days Of 1984. We got the Sacred Animals-featuring ‘Aaja’ last week, a late-night slojam that pointed at a darker direction for the pair. But darker for them, after debut album Wake Up To The Waves, would still be bleary happiness for many other bands. ‘Lost […]

Can you tell Little Green Cars are getting ready to release their debut album Absolute Zero shortly? Earlier this week, they gave us ‘Kitchen Floor‘ and now we get the video for Big Red Dragon’, a live staple that will instantly be familiar as ‘the wah wah wah song’. It’s another big pop song from […]

All pictures by Brid O’Donovan No venue in Ireland does intimate gigs as, well, intimately as De Barra’s. David Kitt obviously agrees, roadtesting new material in the Clonakilty pub on Thursday night, his first solo gig since last summer, when he played Small Moments in its entirety at a few select venues around the country. […]

I’ve had ‘Time’ on repeat for a while now, even more so after Young Wonder‘s gig in the Pavilion on Saturday. The song, which I wrote more about here, now has a video via Feel Good Lost, who just do their thang – and it suits the track perfectly. ‘Time’ can be purchased on iTunes […]

Cork-based band The David Nelligan Thing release their new album, Dark Matters, today. It’s a melange of sounds and genres that always leaves you guessing what’s coming next. Nelligan’s been uploading videos for various tracks from the album over the last few weeks, and the latest is ‘Every Day We Wake Up’, with its piano-driven […]

Little Green Cars are gearing up to release their debut album Absolute Zero, which you can preorder on iTunes here. They’ve been in the US promoting the album, which is out here on May 10, and have played the likes of SXSW and Coachella. So not too shabby. They performed two songs for Billboard magazine, […]

This EP makes perfect sense on a day like today, where the weather is positively balmy – in Cork anyway. From east Cork – Midleton, to be precise – come Sans Chateaux (without house, I believe is the translation from French) who make lovely little folk pop songs. Below is their debut, self-titled EP, which […]

A review of Young Wonder in the Pavilion on Saturday, April 20, supported by Daithí and Elaine Mai. All pictures by Brid O’Donovan.