Archive: February 2014

Finally, some new music from No Spill Blood! It’s about damn time. No news on an album, but the Irish trio – Matt Hedigan (Elk), Ruadhan O’Meara (Magic Pockets) and Lar Kaye (Adebisi Shank) – are due to release an LP on Sargent House sometime this year. To whet our appetites, here’s a video of […]

the hard ground

The Hard Ground are nine days away from the end of their Fund:It campaign to help them ultimately release a new album, Triptych, and three preceding EPs. You can read all about that here and contribute to the Fund:It campaign here. I emailed the Hard Ground a few questions a couple of weeks back. Here […]

sleep thieves city of hearts cover

On Sleep Thieves‘ current pile of influeces, I think the Drive OST is resting on top. Judging by forthcoming single ‘City Of Hearts’, the Dublin trio would do a pretty good job of soundtracking a Ryan Gosling-starring, slow-building noir film. Previous single ‘Sparks‘ saw the band relishing in 80s synth and sound, and Sleep Thieves […]


Lisa Lemur and Plugd Records have teamed up to take on the “annual drink-n-puke fest known as St Patrick’s weekend” and have revealed a tasty weekend lineup that will stop you working on a float for the parade – I was sure I was going to win best float this year and everything! On Friday, […]

tara stars

Choosing to forgo her surname, Dublin-based singer Tara specialises in big pop music; think Foxes and her latest single ‘Let Go For Tonight’. The accompanying press release for Tara’s single ‘Stars’, meanwhile, references Sia, Delilah, Corinne Bailey-Rae and Shaekspear’s Sister. In a bio similar to Liza Flume, Tara hails from Australia, choosing Dublin as a […]

angel olsen

Having just received her critically acclaimed second album Burn Your Fire for No Witness on Jagjaguwar, Angel Olsen has revealed that she’s coming back to Cork in the summer for a very special show. Presented by the G-Man and Triskel, in association with Low Trees Production, Olsen will play the Triskel Christchurch on Saturday, June […]

go swim video

Belfast indie-pop band Go Swim have released a video for ‘Call Sign’ that features highlights from their first year as a band: Shots! Fans dancing! Naps! Laughter! Oh, and some gigs are thrown in too. The song itself is a skittish and exciting four and a half minutes where Steven Smith and Julianne Shawe trade […]

windings never mind video

Windings are releasing a split album with Land Lovers on February 28 through Out On A Limb Records/Popical Island on 12″ vinyl and download. You can preorder the album here. ‘Neverwood’ is our first taster of Windings’ half of the record – and neither the song or video was what I had expected. The song […]

wcc album

We Cut Corners release second album Think Nothing on the Delphi label on April 25 (and May 12 in the UK). We’ve already heard ‘YKK‘ and ‘Every Thief‘, and now we get a taste of ‘Best Friend’. It’s a seething couple of minutes that revolve around the sneery advice: “Do you really want to sit […]

shaker hymn runaway cover

Cork band the Shaker Hymn follow-up the ‘Hunter and the Huntsman‘ single with a similarly growling effort in ‘The Runaway’. Skittish drums make way for classic rock style strikes of guitar with Caoilian Sherlock saying he would like to run away: “Would you please come with me, I never thought I’d say this, you’re the […]