Category: music
junk-drawer

“The sky falls to the sea,” repeats Stevie Lennox on ‘Do You Ever Think About Existence, Adrian?’, the second track on Belfast band Junk Drawer‘s debut EP, For The Cult Fat Guy. “You’re going nowhere fast,” he proclaims on ‘Black Cat’. So it’s safe to say that Junk Drawer aren’t the most optimistic of bands. […]

proper micro nv

What with James Blake coming to Dublin this week, it seems apt that Proper Micro NV has unveiled a new single. Blake’s influence looms large over Limerick producer Rory Hall. ‘Flaws’ is the first single from the 21-year-old’s second EP It’s Always Raining, released on December 7. It follows EP1, which came out in June […]

Marc O'Reilly morality mortality cover

Currently in the middle of an extensive European tour, which included gigs in Galway, Cork and Limerick last weekend, Marc O’Reilly has just unveiled a video for ‘Of Nothing’. Taken from Morality Mortality, his first release for Virgin Records/Universal Ireland (the album is out this Friday), the track showcases an emotionally wrought side of O’Reilly. […]

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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 […]

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Brid O’Donovan (Facebook | Twitter | Instagram) was back behind the camera for Hard Working Class Heroes last week. Here are her shots from the third and final day, Saturday, featuring Oh Boland, Galants, Rusangano Family, Shaker Hymn, Participant and Nocturnes.

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Brid O’Donovan (Facebook | Twitter | Instagram) was back behind the camera for Hard Working Class Heroes last week. Here are her shots from Friday, featuring Pale Rivers, Soule, Jealous of the Bird, Touts, Tara Lee, Talos and Adultrock.

loah

Brid O’Donovan (Facebook | Twitter | Instagram) was back behind the camera for Hard Working Class Heroes last week. Here are her shots from Thursday, featuring Search Party Animal, Brian Casey, FangClub, Ailbhe Reddy, Wesen, Orchid Collective, Loah and Wyvern Lingo.

Naoise roo

Naoise Roo released their debut album, Lilith, last year, and this weekend play Hard Working Class Heroes for the first time. Their gig downstairs at Tengu (10.20pm, Friday) is part of their Whore Tour (they played the Roisin Dubh last week, Ruby Sessions and at the end of October play Spirit Store in Dundalk). I […]

galants

Dublin-based quarter Galants – David Kennedy, James McDonald, Colin O’Dwyer and Ruairi Paxton – are gearing up to play their second Hard Working Class Heroes this weekend (Workman’s Club, 8.20pm, Saturday). I saw them two years at the Mercantile and really enjoyed them. They’ve just released a new single, ‘Evergreen’, and promise their debut album […]

tr one

Dean Feeney and Eddie Reynolds aka Tr One are back with a massive new tune. ‘Lights in your Rear View Mirror’ starts off like it’s 3am and you’re never coming down. Seven and a half minutes long, it escalates and escalates and you’ll never want it to stop. Les Yeux Orange, which premiered the track, […]