Category: Cork

On the latest episode of the Point of Everything podcast (Soundcloud/iTunes), I talked to the Bonk frontman Phil Christie. They’re been around for a while – all the pictures below are from a gig they played at the Kino in Cork (which has lost its Frank and Walters fan but gained a blue phoenix, if […]

senita shookrah

Cork band Shookrah have been around for a couple of years now, releasing a fine debut EP in 2014. They also possess, in Senita Appiakorang, one of the finest vocalists in the country (check out her other group Lakerama). The six piece are gearing up to release the Cliches EP shortly and ‘Gerascophobia’ – an […]


Well that was pretty good, wasn’t it!? Altered Hours launched their debut album In Heat Not Sorry at the Kino in January, promoted by Southern Hospitality Board, and returned to the venue at the end of the year, Saturday, December 10, as part of the promoters’ Sudden Club Weekender. Supported by the Bonk, a self-described […]


Rusangano Family ripped it up at the Kino on Friday night, opening Southern Hospitality Board‘s Sudden Club Weekender. Anybody in doubt that they’re the most exciting live band in the country is surely convinced now. The three piece, comprising the non-stop energy of rappers God Knows and Murli and beatmaster mynameisj0hn, were supported by Bantum, […]


The Grey Merchant is a new project from Neon Atlas bassist Enda O’Flaherty and a collection of friends and fellow musicians. He says: “Recorded with friends in kitchens and abandoned buildings, mixing at Cork’s Whitewell Studios, and Studio Silo, Stöðvarfjörð, the result is some noisy mood-rock that combines guitars, bass, and drums with a vein […]

freezer room i'm not waiting cover

Well this is just the nicest song and a great surprise. It’s so good to hear former Fred frontman Joe O’Leary singing again – it takes me back, man! He’s leant his vocal tones to ‘I’m Not Waiting’, which he also wrote, the new track from Cork-based Freezer Room. A core pairing of Graham White […]


The only problem with ‘Cannibal Girl’, the first taster from prolific Cork via Wirral throwback Laurie Shaw’s new album Not A Dry Eye In The House. is that it’s only two-and-a-half minutes. You’re only just getting into it, going too high for the “ahhhhh yoooouuu” and shouting “the world is gonna eat me” too loud […]

arthuritis album cover

Ambient Shirts Vol 1 is the debut album from Cork artist Arty Pawsey aka Arthuritis. Comprising some long ambient tracks, field recordings and instrumentals and samples, the collection is one that soothes, relaxes and stimulates. Pawsey has released a couple of EPs to date, but most of the 11 songs here are far longer than […]

john of silence new flowers grow cover

John of Silence is the pseudonym for the new sideproject by O Emperor member Richie Walsh. New Flowers Grow is his debut release and features some familiar collaborators such as Elaine Howley (Altered Hours, Morning Veils) and O Emperor bandmates Brendan Fennessy, Alan Comerford and Phil Christie. Consisting of seven tracks, one of which (‘No […]

cash crop

Eight years on from their stellar debut, Lucky Caller No 9, Cork band Ian Whitty & The Exchange have announced details of its follow-up, and revealed its title track. Cash Crop is released on October 29, though if you preorder the album on Ian Whitty’s Bandcamp page, you can expect the CD to come through […]