Archive: July 2013
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Indiependence returns to Mitchelstown, Co Cork, this weekend. There are lots of good bands playing over the three days – the Fratellis and Kodaline are also playing. De La Soul are the must-see act and worth the ticket price alone. (Weekend and day tickets are still available and can be purchased here.) There are also […]


More and more down-sized boutique music festivals have been popping up all over Ireland over the past year or two. But Colm O’Herlihy, who started the MDR label earlier this year, has been holding probably the smallest boutique festival for a few years now. Mountain Dew takes place in his own back yard in Macroom […]


Relatives brought the curtain down on their two-week tour around Ireland in Whelan’s last night. On Sunday, July 28, though they were playing at the Bowery, opening for Windings. The Limerick band were warming up for their slot at Indiependence this weekend. A strange pairing but hey, it worked. All pictures by Brid O’Donovan. The […]

Lee Fields

Lee Fields played the Pavilion in Cork city last Thursday, July 25. It was a stellar show, more of which will be up on the blog later today. But earlier last Thursday, Lee Fields was brought down to the park at the gateway of the city from Ballincollig. It just happened to share the same […]


Halves returned to Cork for the first time in about 18 months last Friday, June 26, with new album Boa Howl in tow. I think it’s a great album and one that deserves a lot of attention. Sadly the turnout in Cyprus Avenue wasn’t great, and I think that was reflected in the band’s performance. […]

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No Monster Club are working on a new, 13-track album, the follow-up to Dublin (if you don’t count the 46-track posthumous collection). ‘(I Think You Could Get Away With This Carry On When You’re In) The Sun’ is our latest taster of what we can expect. They released the Community Games compilation album with three […]

Saint Yorda live at the pavilion

Promising Cork band Saint Yorda have unveiled the Japanese inspired video for their brand new single ‘Disco’. I’ve fallen really hard for this track. The four piece – Paul O’Reilly, Kevin Terry, Roslyn Steer and Chris Somers – have taken their time releasing new stuff; I saw them supporting We Are Losers a few years […]


Cork band the Shaker Hymn played the Crane Lane on Tuesday night, July 23. I really enjoyed the set, an hour of confident, classic rock. Led by Caoilin Sherlock, who appeared on the blog earlier this week, they don’t have any music up online – they have promised to put something up this week though, […]


The Camden Palace on Camden Quay, Cork city, hosts a cool sound installation project over the weekend. Entitled Mandalagon and with Rory O’Brien (Ten Past Seven) helping organise the weekend, it will feature Shape Note Singers, Sea Of Okhotsk and SyncedSynth with Dan Guiney. Per the press release: “We encourage people to bring a collection […]


Dublin band Bridges of Madison County release their debut album Beastenders on August 9. That’s the artwork up there – it’s full of shit! The four piece blew my mind in Myrtleville last week, and I’m pleased to say on these two pre-release tracks, they continue to baffle. Album opener ‘Cthulhu Vs Bride Of Octobear’ […]