Category: Interview
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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 […]

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I got to talk with up-and-coming Dublin singer-songwriter Ailbhe Reddy for my podcast, which you can listen to below via Soundcloud or via iTunes. She’s currently on an Irish and UK tour – she plays Cork’s Cyprus Avenue on Friday, October 20, and Whelan’s in Dublin on Saturday, October 21. We talked about lots of […]

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Cork/Sheffield/Leeds pop-punk/math-rock trio Ganglions are playing a few dates around Ireland this week – they’ve played Cork before, including at Quarter Block Party earlier this year, but this is their first proper tour, with dates coming up around England too. It’s all in support of their second EP, Thirsty, released on the Audacious Art Experiment. […]

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The second edition of Sounds From A Safe Harbour (SFASH) returns to Cork city next week, Thursday to Sunday, September 14-17, with a stellar lineup including three humongous shows at the Opera House: Lisa Hannigan, the RTÉ Symphony Orchestra and Aaron Dessner on Thursday, Bon Iver on Friday, and the National on Saturday. Needless to […]

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The fourth edition of Another Love Story, a festival presented by Homebeat and Happenings, takes place in Co Meath this weekend. Tickets (there were only 600 or so) are long gone. It’s supposed to be a very special thing, with a bill featuring mostly Irish acts such as Katie Kim, Tomorrows, Ailbhe Reddy and Ellll, […]

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Marlene Enright released her debut solo album, Placemats and Second Cuts, at the end of March and I chatted to her about it for The Point of Everything podcast. You can listen to the interview below, via Soundcloud, or on iTunes or whatever podcast app you use. Some of the interview is transcribed below, as […]

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Jess Kav from the ‘agrosoul’ band Barq sat down for an interview on the TPOE podcast (subscribe on iTunes/Soundcloud/whatever podcast app you use) recently. You can listen to the SC embed, and there are highlights from the conversation below. Barq are heading out on their first national tour tomorrow, as part of the Big Giant […]

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Jon Pearson is a busy man. He’s the concerts manager of Crash Ensemble, who release a new album next month, recently acted as tour manager for the Icelandic band Samaris around Europe, and is also involved in two shows at Dublin Fringe Festival – This Is How We Fly (last night, September 18; he also […]

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It’s been over four years since Katie Kim released second album Cover & Flood. She’s kept her radio silence for the past year or so, finally breaking it last night to talk to Donal Dineen, filling in for Tom Dunne on his Newstalk show (10pm-midnight). Along with revealing the title of album number three, Salt, […]

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Le Galaxie are on the 10-act shortlist for the Choice Prize for Irish album of the year 2015. The winner will be announced at a live show in Vicar Street next Thursday, March 3. They’re up for Le Club, one of the most ridiculously fun albums to come out of Ireland in a long while. […]