Archive: November 2017
super extra bonus party

After going on hiatus in 2010, Newbridge’s Super Extra Bonus Party decided to reconvene in late 2014 – the pulsating ‘Switzerland’ is the first we’ve heard from them since. “I never meant to falter,” sings Gavin Elsted at the outset, adding later, “It’s better the devil you know.” On the decision to put his own […]

Of Heart - Artwork bitch falcon

Bitch Falcon return with a raucous six-minute epic, ‘Of Heart’. With Barry O’Sullivan now added to the lineup on bass duties, the track sounds methodical and massive, Lizzie Fitzpatrick’s vocals soaring over the chug. “It’s not hard to see you’re the one in charge,” she snarls, “just so you all go on and fall apart.” […]

Pale Rivers

Cork-based five piece Pale Rivers return with their fourth single in just over a year, ‘My Own Comeback’. They still sound as big as ever, with the four-minute track (exactly) drifting along nicely on some 80s synths and punctuated later by some saxophone. Eoin Hally’s low, distorted, almost strained vocals are only needed for about […]

paddy hanna

‘Bad Boys‘ is one of my songs’ of the year so I’m delighted that, as Paddy Hanna heads out on a four-date tour, including two dates in Cork, that he’s released a new song to further whet the appetite for an album next year (produced by Daniel ‘Girl Band’ Fox). ‘Mario Lanza’ is another fun, […]