Tag: acoustic
Kurt vile pavilion

Kurt Vile left the Violators in the US for a solo European sojourn this month, arriving at the Pavilion in Cork on Wednesday, April 9, with just an acoustic guitar (well, two of them) in tow. Playing for well over an hour, Vile didn’t draw too heavily on last year’s engrossing Wakin’ On A Sunny […]

It’s been ages (July) since we checked in with one of my favourite Irish bands, We Are Losers. They’ve been sitting on ‘Salt Lips’ for ages, apparently, so just decided to spit it out on the internet this afternoon – and oh boy I’m glad they did. The four-piece always make the best choruses – […]

Villagers main man Conor O’Brian recently played Deezer UK’s first birthday, alongside the Staves and Slow Club – that’s a nice lineup. While the show itself was streamed live, Deezer has put up two live videos of Villagers’ set, both slices of their forthcoming single, ‘The Waves’ and ‘Memoir’. It’s Conor’s voice, particularly in the […]

Filmed in the Boxcutter Barbershop in the basement of the Twisted Pepper, Gavin, the lead singer of We Are Losers, treats us to ‘Salt Lips’, above, and after the jump, ‘Cheerleader’. The former appears on the band’s latest release, a split single with Runaround Kids, which you can get here. Cock & Bull TV

After working his magic on Lisa Hannigan, doing most of the videos for her new album, including my favourite ‘Knots‘, Myles O’Reilly has turned his attention to Delorentos. They recently played a handful of acoustic shows around the country, including Triskel Christchurch in Cork, and above is an example of what they sounded like. I […]

If you saw the video for ‘Lingering‘ during the summer, or indeed listen to the songs already up on her Soundcloud page, you might know what Tara Masterson Hally’s latest song holds in store. The 18-year-old writes beautiful songs that manage to restrain themselves from being overwrought. ‘In The Silence’ is a simple tale that’s […]

Remember the girl with the voice that blew away the set of Jools Holland a few weeks back? No, no, no, not Florence and the Machine, who play Dublin’s O2 in March. The relatively unknown Cold Specks, aka Canadian singer Al Spx, needed little more than a mic and an acoustic guitar to compete with […]

On listening to Burials, the debut album from Dublin/Meath trio the Ambience Affair, the most striking thing is the power of singer Jamie Clarke’s voice. Take the opening track ‘Weeds’: it constantly evolves, growing in stature to the point where Clarke spits out the chorus, “And I’ll wait in my bed,” with such ferocity that […]

Jens Lekman recorded a session for Huw Stephens’s Radio 1 show last night. It was all acoustic and included two previously heard songs, ‘Waiting For Kirsten’, which appeared on the recently released EP An Argument With Myself, and ‘I Want A Pair Of Cowboy Boots’, which we heard last summer. But there was also one […]

Goodtime’s ‘Behind This Sun’ has been on repeat here for the past month or so, and now, we get seven more tracks, making up The Colours of Darkness. John Cowhie’s second album is a short, melodic blast of rejuvenation. Throughout, the listener is reassured that things are not as bad as they may seem. “Don’t […]