Archive: November 2013

Daithí offers a nice way to end the week and start the weekend. ‘Case Closed’ is the second taster of the Galway producer’s newfound heavyweight dancefloor chops, following on from ‘Chameleon Life‘. It’s produced by Ian Ring of Young Wonder while Senita Appiakorang, lead singer in Cork soul/funk band Moustache Latte and currently part of […]


Remixer par excellence Bantum has taken We Cut Corners‘ new single, ripped it up and started all over again. I really enjoyed ‘YKK’ when it was revealed a few weeks ago, but Ruairi Lynch takes it in a thrilling new direction. The vocals of the original are pushed uncomfortably close together, adding extra tension to […]

O Emperor

2013 has been a good year for O Emperor, punctuated by second album Vitreous being released on their own label to widespread critical acclaim. Their live show has been revelatory as well, and the Waterford band showcased as such in their adopted city of Cork last night, Thursday, November 28. Cyprus Avenue was rammed for […]

northern drones cover

The Northern Drones hail from Dublin and don’t put too much information up online – not that there’s anything wrong with that; well, they don’t put much truthful information up. Their Facebook page lists their members as ‘few, aye’, their general manager is ‘howard wilkinson’ and their influences are ‘benson and hedges’. The Northern Drones […]

fiction peaks cover

I went through a few cycles with ‘Synesthesia’, a track by Dublin band Fiction Peaks. It was released to little or no fanfare at the start of last month, but Nialler9 picked up on it this week and, after a little bit of hesitation, I’m glad he did. It took a couple minutes to warm […]

milan jay how well do you remember dying cover

It’s a welcome return for Galway duo John Millane and Joseph Kenny aka Milan Jay, who have just unveiled their new single ‘How Well Do You Remember Dying?’ A curious title, it’s the first single to be taken from their forthcoming debut album, which they’re still working on and is due out sometime in 2014. […]

Picture: AAAphotos

We got our first taster of new We Cut Corners material last month when they revealed ‘YKK’. We now have the single’s b-side, ‘Just For Men’, which continues in the same frenetic vein that we’ve grown used to from the Dublin two piece. The guitars crackle and snarl while the distorted vocals oscillate between John […]


Elastic Sleep launched their new single, a cover of Nancy Sinatra’s ‘You Only Live Twice’, at the Pavilion on Saturday night. It topped off what’s been a great year for the band, who only released their debut single ‘Anywhere’, which opened the show on Saturday, in June. From there, the show mixed the best of […]


Sea Sessions, June 27-29: The surf and music festival returns to Bundoran next June. Early bird tier 1 tickets onsale 9am tomorrow, Tuesday, November 26, €79 for weekend ticket plus camping. Buy tickets here. 2013 headliners included Bastille and Fat Freddy’s Drop. Body & Soul, June 20-22: I really enjoyed this year’s festival, where Nick […]


And So I Watch You From Afar cap off 2013, a year during which they released their third album All Hail Bright Futures, with a December 31 show at the Crane Lane in Cork. The New Year’s Eve gig is the fifth and final date of an Irish tour that takes the band through Dublin, […]