Category: Live News
September girls cover ships

September Girls are gearing up for the release of their debut album Cursing The Sea on January 6. ‘Heartbreaks’ is the latest track we’ve heard from the five piece, featuring members of Talulah Does The Hula, The Chalets and Neosupervital. It continues where previous track ‘Ships‘ left off, with booming drums driving everything. The vocals […]

meltybrains video

I like what I’ve heard so far from Meltybrains?. The five piece from Dublin have gone a little darker for the video to new track ‘Light Snow’. Things are heavier, both in subject matter and sound. After a long, slow intro, ‘Light Snow’ gets dipper in sludge, with James Blake-esque distorted croons heightening in tension […]


I did a double, then a triple take when I saw this gig announcement this morning. Three of my favourite acts, Halves, Come On Live Long and Liza Flume in one of the most beautiful venues in Ireland, the Triskel Christchurch. The gig takes place on Friday, December 13, and sees Halves return to Cork […]

villagers savoy 2

Fresh from their second Mercury nod, this time for the glorious Awayland, Villagers have announced an Irish tour for December. We already knew they were playing Vicar Street on December 17, but they’ve now added preceding dates in Belfast, Derry, Galway and Cork (no Limerick as of yet). Villagers also played the Savoy in March, […]

COLL Everything Fall Cover

One of my favourite bands, Come On Live Long are heading out on an Irish tour in support of new single ‘Wasteland’, from their excellent debut album Everything Fall. The tour includes a stop at Cyprus Avenue in Cork, with the excellent Meltybrains? in tow. You can see all the tour dates below. COLL have […]


Giveamanakick return for a one-off gig on Saturday, August 10, to celebrate the 10th birthday of Out on a Limb. You can read more about that gig here, and hurry up and get your tickets – they won’t last long. Giveamanakeith and Steveamanakick were part of one of the best and most loved Irish bands […]

gaslamp killer

Gaslamp Killer is one of those artists who knows he’s gonna get huge, he’s just waiting for the rest of the world to catch on. William Bensussen has released a couple of EPs over the past few years, including an album last year, called Breakthrough. Now that’s belief! Pitchfork says he’s “an artist who’s as […]

Valentia fest

Returning after its first dip in the festival waters, Valentia Isle Festival has announced a stellar all-Irish crew for its second year. Davids Holme and Kitt, Jape, Daithi, RSAG and Young Wonder are the main attractions among the first batch of names released, but look deeper and it just gets better, with Donal Dineen, the […]

Picture: Brid O'Donovan

If you’ve been to De Barra’s in Clonakilty, West Cork, then you don’t need me to tell you just how special the pub (best Murphys in Cork) and folk club are. If you haven’t been, you’re really missing out on a vital piece of Irish music heritage. Noel Redding is perhaps its most famous son, […]

Leanne Harte Restless Sleepers cover

It’s been a few years since we’ve heard from Leanne Harte. She released her debut album in 2006, shortly followed by a live album but since then there wasn’t much. That was until she set up a Fund It campaign to help get a new EP out there. Restless Sleepers is released today, and Leanne […]