Tag: album
Placemats & Second Cuts

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 […]

September girls cover ships

After a couple of EPs, September Girls are ready to unveil their debut album. Comprising members formerly of Talulah Does The Hula, The Chalets and Neosupervital, September Girls release their first LP on Fortuna Pop records in January. Before that though they’re looking to Cassette Store Day, which takes place next month, and comes on […]

halves boa howl album cover

“We stamp out lines we’ve drawn,” Tim Czerniak sings on ‘Hug The Blood, the seventh tracks on Halves‘ second album Boa Howl. It seems like the most apt line to describe the Dublin band’s follow-up to It Goes, It Goes (Forever & Ever): throughout these 11 tracks, their sound is never anything less than challenging, […]

COLL Everything Fall Cover

From their name, derived from Mogwai’s second album, through their first EPs and on the 10 songs that make up their debut album, Come On Live Long spout a positive message. A Dublin five piece, they released their first single two years ago. And while all the tenets of their sound are there – harmonies, […]

Dublin duo Nanu Nanu, Laura Sheeran and Marc Aubele, are gearing up for the release of their debut album Unit 1 on May 31. They’ve been around for a couple of years now, and have build up a fanbase with a slew of excellent live shows around the country. ‘The Gift’ is their latest single […]

Cork-based band The David Nelligan Thing release their new album, Dark Matters, today. It’s a melange of sounds and genres that always leaves you guessing what’s coming next. Nelligan’s been uploading videos for various tracks from the album over the last few weeks, and the latest is ‘Every Day We Wake Up’, with its piano-driven […]

I probably enjoyed this song a little too much. From Galway four-piece Race The Flux comes the video for ‘I Am Animation’, which twists and turns its way through nearly six minutes of rawwwk that’s never anything less than exhilarating. There are hints of Muse in there, but don’t let that throw you off. You […]

(All pictures by Brid O’Donovan) Dynamics of Idealism has been seven years in the making, or as singer Paul McNamara said at Private Underground Residence‘s gig in Cyprus Avenue, Cork, on Saturday night: “Thanks for coming to our launch – it’s only taken seven years.” Completed by Kevin Blake and John MacHale, PUR put on […]

‘Holy Fool’ sounds like the natural progression from O Emperor‘s double A-side single ‘Electric Tongues‘ from September. It’s a little bit more leaning towards Tame Impala – maybe I’ve just been looking at the video too many times today – a little fuzzier and more direct. It’s the first single to be taken from the […]

‘Plan.Life.Go’ was the last new track we heard from kool thing, the Berlin-based Dublin/Australian band. That was a slow-building atmospheric number with sinister stabbings of guitar. ‘TV Tower’ is the exact opposite of that. Kool thing release their debut album on March 4, the cover of which is above, and ‘TV Tower’ is the lead […]