Tag: cork
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Cork band Shookrah have been around for a couple of years now, releasing a fine debut EP in 2014. They also possess, in Senita Appiakorang, one of the finest vocalists in the country (check out her other group Lakerama). The six piece are gearing up to release the Cliches EP shortly and ‘Gerascophobia’ – an […]

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Milky Teeth sees Robbie Barron, guitarist in the Cork-based bands Shaker Hymn and John Blek and the Rats, take centre stage for the first time. ‘Sleepiness and Weary Wit’, his debut single, sees him channel the Beatles for an upbeat soundtrack to the end of a relationship. The chorus: “I don’t get it at all, […]

In no particular order, here are some of the acts I’m looking forward to hearing a lot more from in the next 12 months. Some are already established artists while some are just starting out and haven’t even released a single yet. So hopefully you’ll find something new with which to fall in love. I […]

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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 […]

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Rusangano Family ripped it up at the Kino on Friday night, opening Southern Hospitality Board‘s Sudden Club Weekender. Anybody in doubt that they’re the most exciting live band in the country is surely convinced now. The three piece, comprising the non-stop energy of rappers God Knows and Murli and beatmaster mynameisj0hn, were supported by Bantum, […]

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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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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, […]

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Well this is just the nicest song and a great surprise. It’s so good to hear former Fred frontman Joe O’Leary singing again – it takes me back, man! He’s leant his vocal tones to ‘I’m Not Waiting’, which he also wrote, the new track from Cork-based Freezer Room. A core pairing of Graham White […]

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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 […]

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On the latest episode of The Point Of Everything podcast, I sat down with three members of the newly formed Cuttin’ Heads Collective – Justin O’Donnel, Caimin Walsh, and Ross Herlihy – to talk about the music scene in Cork, the clubbing scene in Ireland and abroad and just how good mynameisj0hn and Naive Ted […]