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altered hours on my tongue ep cover

It’s been a while since we last heard from Cork-based five-piece Altered Hours, almost two years on from debut album In Heat Not Sorry. But they’ve just unveiled ‘Open Wide’, the first of four tracks comprising the On My Tongue EP, released on February 24 via Art for Blind/Penske. The track is a long-time live […]


Well that was pretty good, wasn’t it!? Altered Hours launched their debut album In Heat Not Sorry at the Kino in January, promoted by Southern Hospitality Board, and returned to the venue at the end of the year, Saturday, December 10, as part of the promoters’ Sudden Club Weekender. Supported by the Bonk, a self-described […]

hare squead

After a couple weeks off (computer problems – damn you automatic Windows 10 update – and Primavera holiday) the weekly roundup of new Irish music is back. Below are nine new tracks from Irish artists released in the past week as well as the new album from Brigid Mae Power, which is reportedly one of […]


Altered Hours‘ debut album, In Heat Not Sorry, is out now on Penske/Art for Blind. Ahead of its release I got to chat to three-fifths of the Cork-based band, co-vocalists Cathal and Elaine, and guitarist Kevin, for the TPOE podcast. You can listen on Soundcloud or iTunes (you can also subscribe to both so you […]

altered hours album

We got our first taster a couple months ago of Altered Hours‘ debut album, In Heat Not Sorry, with the thrilling ‘Way Of Sorrow‘. The Cork five piece had latest track ‘Silver Leather’, a pulsating, intense five-minute listen, premiered on the Fader earlier this week. Lead singer Cathal Mac Gabhainn described how the title came […]

altered hours album

To say I’m excited about Altered Hours‘ debut album would be an understatement. I’m ecstatic about the news, delirious about the idea of around ten tracks from the five piece all in one place. But let’s try and get through this post first, and the fact that they’ve given us the first taster of In […]


Oh I’ve been looking forward to getting my ears around this tune! Altered Hours are releasing ‘Dig Early’ on 7″ with the Cork-based label Art For Blind (and record store – check them out in Cork Community PrintShop near the bus station) on April 21. The next day, they’re headlining the annual Certain Three tour, […]

O emperor cork opera house

O Emperor played their biggest headline event to date last Friday, March 7, when the Waterford band took over the Cork Opera House. Fresh from their Choice Prize shortlisting for second album Vitreous, they put on what was by all accounts a rollicking show. Interesting fact: I don’t think I’ve ever seen O Emperor live […]


Over the course of December, we’ll be running a series of interviews with Irish acts reflecting on the past 12 months, how it was for them and for music in general. As part of the 2013 round-up there may also be a couple of lists to sink your ears in to as well. Here’s the […]

altered hours

The Altered Hours played their first Cork headline show in a few months months on Saturday, decking the Pavilion stage with lights and making it their own for about an hour. They’re such an exciting band – when Elaine Howley unfurls the mic lead and the instantaneous ‘Sweet Jelly Roll’ begins, everything just makes sense, […]