Archive: March 2014
Marc O'Reilly

Having released his debut album My Friend Marx three years ago, Marc O’Reilly has just unleashed his second album Human Herdings, out on Friday on Salt and Shake Records. To celebrate, he brought his band on a quick tour of Ireland before heading to Britain for a slate of dates over the first half of […]

we play here issue two

***Click here to preorder We Play Here issue two at Big Cartel now***   Delighted to announce that We Play Here issue two is going to be released on Record Store Day 2014, April 19. A quick recap: Last November, myself and a small team (Bríd O’Donovan, Brad McLoughlin, Eimear O’Donovan and Emmet O’Brien) put […]


Dublin-based producer Adultrock is readying his first physical release for next week. The Chants EP is coming out on Bodytonic and arrives about two and a half years after Gavin Elsted started uploading his songs to Soundcloud. Comprising three original songs and remixes of the title track from Naum Gabo and Ron Morelli and Svengalisghost […]

We Cut Corners

Dublin duo We Cut Corners release their second album Think Nothing in just over a month, on April 25. We’ve heard a couple of tracks from the album over the past few months and now John and Conall have revealed a remix of their last single ‘Best Friend’ by Jape. Richie Egan’s always tweeting and […]

Girl Band

The Clonakilty International Guitar Festival returns to the west Cork town in September for its 10th edition. I like its tagline: “From the parish hall to the butcher’s shop, there will be no escaping the sound of those sweet six-strings.” From September 18-21 you can expect the likes of De Barra’s, the hub of the […]

indiependence 2014

Indiependence returns to Deer Park in Mitchelstown, Cork, on the August bank holiday weekend, August 1-3, with a pretty stellar lineup. Public Enemy are the big name that jumps out, while I can’t remember when Cork legends Sultans of Ping last played a gig. Dan Le Sac vs Scroobius Pip are always great live while […]

light colour sound festival

Light Colour Sound is the new name for the Barn on the farm festival which debuted last year, aimed at raising funds for the Kilkenny Steiner School based at Camphill Ballytobin. The organisers obviously enjoyed the experience and are back this year, setting up stage at Shankill Castle in Paulstown, Kilkenny. Yesterday, LCS festival revealed […]

kates party cover

Dublin trio Kate’s Party don’t feature a member called Kate. OK, now that’s out of the way, we can move on to listening to the first single off their debut album Hollow, due out on March 29. Sarah and Niamh started out as an acousitc-playing duo, before adding Fiach to the fold. Their sound isn’t […]

katie kim triskel

Katie Kim called the crowd that sold out the TDC on Saturday night, March 15, probably the best audience she’d ever had. Barely a word was whispered by the 100 or so people that had crammed into the room for Kim’s first show in the city in a long time. Simply strumming and occasionally finger-picking […]

CXCW 2014

If, like me, you’re try to filter out all the talk/hype about SXSW – I mean, it jumped the shark with Lady Gaga this year, right? – maybe Couch By Couchwest might be your thing. It’s become a global event, too, not confined to Austin. “CXCW is an annual online music festival that is for […]