Archive: May 2014
hags cork

The first line I could comprehend on the three minutes and 20 seconds of the storming ‘Leave’ was “out of bed again”. Combined with the press photos , it’s hard not to think of new Cork four-piece Hags as a slacker pop punk band. Formed out of the remnants of When Good Pets Go Bad, […]

wife heart far light cover

James Kelly may have ditched metal when he laid Alter of Plagues to rest, but on ‘Tongue, the Cork artist behind the Wife moniker shows that he’s kept some tenets of the genre. It may not be as loud as even the quietest track from Alter of Plagues (did they have one?), but it’s certainly […]

god knows cover

The EP that Shannon-based rapper God Knows made with Clare producer MynameisjOhn and Limerick-based Graeme S was one of the best things I heard last year, so you can imagine my excitement about a full-length album, albeit sans Graeme S. We’ve already heard ‘Serious’, a BIG track that’s probably the standout of the 11 songs […]

le galaxie humanise

Le Galaxie‘s MO in life is to get you to dance. “Come with us, do you see the electric light? Come with us and we will dance with the people of light,” they hipshook on ‘Beyond Transworld’, the second track on debut album Laserdisc Nights 2. “Tonight I feel it, tonight I feel we’re working […]

She comes in colour stereo cover

Keith Mannion aka Slowplacelikehome is gearing up to release his debut album, Romola, over the summer – about time. Today he’s unveiled its first single, ‘She Comes In Colour Stereo’. As the name suggests, its three-and-a-half minutes make sense with headphones on. It’s a dense song whose lyrics drift away as the instrumentation gets too […]

Vann music tina 2

Vann Music have unveiled the video for latest single ‘Tina’. Imploring Tina not to cry, the song conjures up a tale of impossible heartache, captured in the clip by Myles O’Reilly and BQ&Chrome. But just when you thought her life couldn’t get any worse, well, you see she’s not a very good stripper. It takes […]

elastic sleep promo

If you haven’t heard Elastic Sleep’s debut EP Leave You yet, you really ought to rectify matters and buy it online here. You can stream 3/5ths of it at their Bandcamp page. Today, the Cork five piece have unveiled the video for the title track. Shot in the TDC/Triskel, the clip “gently moves between darkness […]

solar bears last to leave

It’s been over a year since Solar Bears released their second album Supermigration. They’re currently writing for their third album, and ‘Last To Leave Morning Dawn’ is a potential taster of what to expect. As is their nature, the duo take us on a journey, even though the track just crosses the three-minute mark. It […]

sleep thieves album cover

Dublin trio Sleep Thieves have revealed another new track ahead of the release of debut album You Want The Night next month. They’re staying firmly rooted in the 80s, following on from ‘City of Hearts‘, on the album’s title track. Sorcha Brennan scorches her way through some raspy vocals, where she “couldn’t see you for […]

THG Triptych 1 - Tunecore image

It’s already been a pretty good year for Cork group The Hard Ground, thanks to their successful Fund It campaign. The crowdfunding drive was to help them release their second album Triptych, the follow-up to 2012’s Broken Conversations. As the name suggests, the album is coming in three parts or, to be more precise, three […]