Tag: elastic sleep
bad machine

It’s been ages since we’ve heard from Cork band Elastic Sleep. Last November they gave us live favourite ‘Slip‘, but ‘Bad Machine’ is our first taster of new music since then (though we did get an awesome cover of Jon Hopkins’ ‘Open Eye Signal’). Over nearly four minutes, it’s a reminder of just how powerful […]


All pictures by BrĂ­d O’Donovan. I wonder who saw the most acts at Hard Working Class Heroes this year. About 104 artists were on the lineup (though there were one or two cancellations, such as Affleck). I wasn’t up in Dublin for Thursday (here’s who I would’ve gone to see) so I had some catching […]

girl band

For its tenth year, the Clonakilty International Guitar Festival had a stellar lineup over the weekend, from September 18-21. I was only able to make it down for the Saturday, but still managed to catch the Lost Brothers, Band of Clouds and Brian Casey, all of whom I’ve been waiting ages to see; I can’t […]

elastic sleep promo

If you haven’t heard Elastic Sleep’s debut EP Leave You yet, you really ought to rectify matters and buy it online here. You can stream 3/5ths of it at their Bandcamp page. Today, the Cork five piece have unveiled the video for the title track. Shot in the TDC/Triskel, the clip “gently moves between darkness […]


Cork band Elastic Sleep launched their debut EP Leave You at the Triskel on Sunday night. It was just over 10 months ago that I first blogged about them, a little flustered at just how good introductory track ‘Anywhere’ was. They’ve kept the quality levels high throughout the six tracks that comprise the new EP, […]


It was Unholy Thursday at the Pavilion last night, April 17, and the soundtrack was Black Sabbath, done by local band Elastic Sleep. Their new EP, Leave You is out next week and they’re having a listening party in Plugd at 6.30pm on Record Store Day, Saturday, April 19. (Our We Play Here weekender kicks […]

elastic sleep

A joint venture by Cork’s Fifa Records and England’s Big Tea Records, Elastic Sleep are gearing up to release their debut EP on 10″ vinyl in the next few weeks. Title track ‘Leave You’ is already a live favourite, a heady mix of Muireann Levis’s dreamy vocals and a driving, focused rhythm. Elastic Sleep have […]

elastic sleep promo

Elastic Sleep announced their arrival in stunning fashion, alongside ‘Anywhere’, a blast of dream-pop and shoegaze that still excites six months on. A slew of gigs has cemented their status as one of the most engaging live bands around, while their cover of ‘You Only Live Twice’ was a wonderfully swirling mix of histrionics. Chris […]


Elastic Sleep launched their new single, a cover of Nancy Sinatra’s ‘You Only Live Twice’, at the Pavilion on Saturday night. It topped off what’s been a great year for the band, who only released their debut single ‘Anywhere’, which opened the show on Saturday, in June. From there, the show mixed the best of […]

elastic sleep yolt cover

You may well have seen Elastic Sleep live by now. If you have, you’ll know they do a mean cover of ‘You Only Live Twice’, the Bond cover made famous by Nancy Sinatra. They’ve now made the track available on a pay what you like basis. It’s only the second piece of recorded material that […]