Category: Music News
sunday sessions

The Sunday School Sessions is a recording process that has taken place since 2011 and features some of my favourite Irish acts, such as Hidden Highways (pictured above at the sessions), the Crayon Set and Ambience Affair. Now they want to get the music out there and have launched a Fund It campaign to help […]


After six years, Wicklow five-piece Croupier have decided their chips are up and it’s time to call it a day. With an album and an EP under their belt, Croupier can certainly feel proud of their time together, which has taken them across Europe with Enemies and around Ireland a number of times. The first […]

The Shaker Hymn lo-res

The Shaker Hymn are readying their first 7″ single and are releasing it this Saturday, Record Store Day. It comprises their two singles to date, the still utterly exhilarating ‘Hunter and the Huntsman‘, and ‘The Runaway‘. The single comes ahead of their debut album, Rascal’s Antique, which should be out soon enough. The double-A side […]

record collection

There’s already been a lot of criticism aimed at Record Store Day, which returns this Saturday, April 19. On Saturday, the Irish Times reported how Tower Records was annoyed with HMV’s plans for the day. Its Grafton Street store is set to reopen on Saturday with a “record store celebration” with 40% off vinyl albums […]

the hard ground

Cork band the Hard Ground are crowdsourcing funding to help them release their second album Triptych. On Fund It, the five piece are looking to raise €8,000 to put towards the cost of recording, mixing, mastering and manufacturing the entire album. As the title might suggest, it’s not a typical album release. ” Each installment […]

Tonight will see the final Small Hours programme take to the air. It’s been a mainstay of Today FM for years. But at about 2am tomorrow morning, Donal Dineen will take off his headphones in the studio for the final time, and Irish music will be worse off for it. This morning, Thursday, Dineen’s penultimate […]

St Vincent is playing the Workman’s Club in Dublin on Sunday, November 13. Tickets are priced €15 – plus Ticketmaster fees – and go on sale tomorrow at 9am. Strange Mercy is St Vincent’s forthcoming album, and is out in September. Listen to Surgeon below. Thanks to kDamo for letting everyone know. St Vincent – […]

It is not quite new material from the Bangor lads but you can download a really great sounding ‘hands Off My Cash, Monty’ now. It is an early demo that the band played, and still play, live. It is from the forthcoming rerelease of Tourist History which also features a documentary the band made about […]

Kele’s album The Boxer is winning people over slowly but surely. Mostly due to the live show which has been variously described, and I paraphrase, as the greatest rave since Prodigy went rubbish. Last week, Kele released the second single off the album. ‘Everrything you Wanted’ is very similar in sound to Bloc Party, but […]