Archive: June 2014

It’s interesting after Jim Carroll’s blog post on Monday commending Body & Soul for another excellent festival that one of the comments instantly lamented what the future holds for Body & Soul. The comment reads: “This festival is slowly but surely being ruined by scumbags completely out of their heads. The Oxegen crowd have ruined […]

splh video 2

I really like Slowplacelikehome‘s new single, ‘She Comes In Colour Stereo‘ and it’s now got a shiny new video to accompany it. “The magic in this video is real. The effects are special but not digital,” it intros. Directed and produced by Brigitta Szaszfai and Ciara Kennedy, it’s captivating from the very start. Tatianna Wu […]


Anybody heading to Body & Soul in Ballinlough Castle, Westmeath, this weekend will know the big acts they want to see. John Grant, Jon Hopkins, Tom Vek and Shabazz Palaces are on my not-to-be-missed list. But there is so much more going on around the vast site, from bath houses to the disco tree to […]


Ray Wingnut recently interviewed Martin Mackie, who is helping to put on the Fire Escape festival in Rathmines, Dublin, on June 27 and 28. Firstly, you can expect a stellar cast of Irish bands over the weekend, including the North Sea, Mossy Nolan, Idiot Songs, Fiction Peaks, Otherkin, Crowhammer, Percolator, Elastic Sleep (pictures above), and […]

spies moosehead

Judging by what Michael Broderick tells us throughout ‘Moosehead’, Spies might not make the most entertaining of dinner guests. “We’ve got flashcards for this evening’s conversations,” he admits at the beginning of the Dublin band’s new single, a tightly wound, jittery four minutes. And while they’re not great with conversation, they’re also not great with […]