Archive: October 2013

Primal Scream brought the curtain down on the jazz festival in Cork on Monday night, October 28, drawing a very close to capacity crowd to the Opera House. There was a great buzz around the city throughout the bank holiday weekend, so there was no surprise that people flocked to see Bobbie Gillespie et al. […]


The jazz festival kicked off in Cork last night, Friday, October 25, with Efterklang the main draw in the Opera House. This is the third year in a row that the Danish group has returned to the city, and they called the place their second home last night. The setlist drew heavily from their last […]


Arriving just in time for Halloween is ‘Creeping’ Up On You’ from Cork four piece Grave Lanterns. They had a handful of tracks up on Soundcloud for the last couple of years, but the band has changed into a more dramatic and driving machine, led by Cathal Mac Gabhainn (Altered Hours) and Chris Somers (Elastic […]


Music culture is youth culture, and if you are young at heart and into it, you are gonna be at gigs and representing. The remnants of 80s depression and emigration gave way to a swagger and confidence before, and its happening all over again. Sometimes it takes people a few years to catch up, but […]


MGMT closed Murphy’s Little Big Weekend last night, Sunday, October 20. They released their self-titled third album earlier this year, to a smattering of applause but little more. So there was a curious crowd in the Savoy for the group, though they still played the tracks that made their reputation. Support on the night came […]


Murphy’s Little Big Weekend took place in the Savoy in Cork over the past three days. MGMT were the overall headliner of the event last night. Friday saw the Stunning headline, supported by the Would Be’s, who have just released their debut album after some 20-plus years of waiting, and Elastic Sleep, one of the […]

crayonsmith album

I’ve unknowingly fallen for Crayonsmith‘s second album Milk Teeth this week. It’s been streaming in full via Out On A Limb’s Soundcloud page for a couple weeks now and I’ve found myself returning there every day – and more than once a day too. Formerly just Ciaran Smith, Crayonsmith is now a three piece, completed […]

GAMAK community independents

Community of Independents returns for a fourth season next Thursday, October 24. The show will run consecutively for six weeks broadcasting on Dublin Community Television (UPC channel 802). It features a number of profiles of Irish bands, including a feature on Out On A Limb’s 10th birthday party, which took place in Dolan’s on Saturday, […]

posttropical cover mcmorrow

‘Cavalier’ is the first track we’ve heard from James Vincent McMorrow‘s second album Post Tropical, due out January 10 in Ireland. How do you follow up Early In The Morning, an album that led to McMorrow trekking across America and the world? If ‘Cavalier’ is any indication of the album as a whole, it’s safe […]

CerebralFX cover

CerebralFX is 22-year-old Cork producer Joe Winfield. He’s been making music for a couple years now (you can hear his stuff on his Soundcloud page) and is gearing up to release his debut album Claustrophobia shortly, though a date hasn’t yet been set in stone. ‘Kaoss’ is the first track off the album and lives […]