Tag: dublin
the number ones

Cian Nugent and the Number Ones return with a new EP in tow, Another Side of the Number Ones. Opening track ‘Lie To Me’ features a simple but devastatingly effective chorus: “If you’re gonna lie to me, make it short and sweet.” It’s a song that’s in a rush to sort out the situation. I’ve […]

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The Elephant Room are a three-piece band from Cork, Wexford and Louth who are now based in Dublin. Frank Shortle, Shane Martin and Ian Hand released a debut album, Body, in 2014 and after another EP and single, return this week with ‘Naive Green’, a breezy, Real Estate-y three minutes. “Now you wait, you watch, […]

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Bitch Falcon return with a raucous six-minute epic, ‘Of Heart’. With Barry O’Sullivan now added to the lineup on bass duties, the track sounds methodical and massive, Lizzie Fitzpatrick’s vocals soaring over the chug. “It’s not hard to see you’re the one in charge,” she snarls, “just so you all go on and fall apart.” […]

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‘Bad Boys‘ is one of my songs’ of the year so I’m delighted that, as Paddy Hanna heads out on a four-date tour, including two dates in Cork, that he’s released a new song to further whet the appetite for an album next year (produced by Daniel ‘Girl Band’ Fox). ‘Mario Lanza’ is another fun, […]

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On the latest episode of the Point of Everything podcast (Soundcloud/iTunes), I talked to the Bonk frontman Phil Christie. They’re been around for a while – all the pictures below are from a gig they played at the Kino in Cork (which has lost its Frank and Walters fan but gained a blue phoenix, if […]

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I got to talk with up-and-coming Dublin singer-songwriter Ailbhe Reddy for my podcast, which you can listen to below via Soundcloud or via iTunes. She’s currently on an Irish and UK tour – she plays Cork’s Cyprus Avenue on Friday, October 20, and Whelan’s in Dublin on Saturday, October 21. We talked about lots of […]

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Powered by McMuffins, Dublin duo Bad Sea return with second single ‘Tell Me (What I Mean)’. I loved their debut single, released last September – while that reminded me of indie-pop duo Tennis, the 3.31-minute ‘Tell Me (What I Mean)’ is powered by Angel Olsen. It’s a confident slice of pop music that contrasts with […]

floor staff

Dublin’s Anthony Donnelly aka Floor Staff released a fine debut EP three years ago and got the Bob Gallagher video treatment. But it’s been pretty quiet for a while – that’s all going to change now though. ‘Saviour’ continues in a similar chilled out, synthy way to his previous tracks – and is also pretty […]

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Myles Manley, that most idiosyncratic of musicians, from Sligo, is back with ‘Relax; Enjoy Your Night Upon The Town’. With a rarely spotted semi-colon in the title, the song proceeds at an increasingly paranoid pace. “They’re coming after me and then they’re coming after you,” he warns. The ‘relax’ of the song title sounds almost […]

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A four piece – Anthony Breslin (drums), Cian Finlay (guitar/electonics), Cathal Mckenna (bass) and Alan Dooley (guitar) – from Dublin, Yonen‘s debut single ‘Tokyo’ sounds like Adebisi Shank at 4am in a jazz club. Just shy of seven minutes, it’s all instrumental and feels like it’s got ideas to spare. It goes through a couple […]