Archive: August 2013
September girls cover ships

After a couple of EPs, September Girls are ready to unveil their debut album. Comprising members formerly of Talulah Does The Hula, The Chalets and Neosupervital, September Girls release their first LP on Fortuna Pop records in January. Before that though they’re looking to Cassette Store Day, which takes place next month, and comes on […]


It’s a busy time in the Enemies camp at the moment: They’ve just released a video for ‘Love Unlimited’, off their second album Embark, Embrace, they play Electric Picnic over the weekend, they’re repressing their debut album and then they’re off on a tour of Asia. ASIA! OK firstly, the new video was directed by […]

Slow Skies Camden Crawl Dublin

My favourite place in Cork is the Lough, though I’m not entirely sure why. I just really love being there. A close second is the view of St Finbarre’s Cathedral from the bridge at the bottom of South Main Street. Here it is on Google Street View, though it’s actually better on an overcast day […]

The Bedroom-The Big Up

The Bedroom is former Eatenbybears man Olan Stephens, a 21-year-old from Galway. Since the Belfast band split earlier this year, Stephens turned attention to this solo project. Nialler9 has the skinny on him from when he debuted four months ago with the excellent ‘Basquait’. Now Stephens is back with ‘The Big Up’, a big left-field […]


Wicklow five piece God is an Astronaut release their seventh studio album Origins on September 16, though you can actually get it now on CD and record via the Rocket Girl website. They’ve just released a video for ‘Reverse World’, the second track we’ve heard from the album after ‘Spiral Code’ and things are as […]

myles manley next please

I really like this video for Myles Manley‘s new single ‘Next Please’, off his forthcoming Greatest Hits 2011-2013 collection. It could also double as a tourism promotion for Dublin, featuring various parts of the capital at its best, alongside shots of Manley recovering in a hotel room as well as hanging off a bridge. Idiosyncratic […]

Hidden Highways old hearts reborn

It’s been almost 18 months since we heard the delightful debut EP from Hidden Highways aka Vertigo Smyth and Carol Anne McGowan. They’ve been busy working on their debut album, Old Hearts Reborn, which finally gets released via Out On A Limb Records on Friday, September 13. ‘Next Time Round’ is the closing track on […]

paddy hanna

Look at how much everybody loves Paddy Hanna! That’s Mark Chester, Enda Canavan and Bobby Aherne hugging him and making him feel special above. They also star on the first release under his own name. You might know Hanna as the lead singer in Grand Pocket Orchestra. I like the blurb that accompanies the first […]

hunk video

It’s been a while since we’ve heard from Hunk. The last time we checked in with the Dublin-based trio was at Camden Crawl Dublin. I’ve been looking forward to hearing new stuff from the Dublin-based trio all year, but we’ll have to wait a little longer for that – they’ve promised something very soon. Instead […]

retro futurism

It Was All A Bit Black And White are a two piece from Galway who, for whatever reason, have escaped my notice until this morning. Mosey and Matthew are releasing their debut album Retro Futurism on Wingnut Records, which piqued my attention. The album was recorded in Hive Studios, Wicklow, by Enemies man Eoin Whitfield. […]