Tag: galway
the debutantes

After introducing the Debutantes more than three years ago, there hasn’t exactly been much new music from the Galway trio to get excited about. But now, finally, we get a five-track EP from the Scottish indie label Soft Power Records, which has put out Irish music by the likes of Cruising and September Girls; two […]

so cow long con cover

Having released a split album with Squarehead last year – a disappointing affair, far from either band’s best work – Galway trio So Cow release their first full album since 2010’s Meaningless Family was released on Tic Tac Totally. The Long Con, produced by Deerhoof’s Greg Saunier, is out in September via the Memphis label […]


Daithí offers a nice way to end the week and start the weekend. ‘Case Closed’ is the second taster of the Galway producer’s newfound heavyweight dancefloor chops, following on from ‘Chameleon Life‘. It’s produced by Ian Ring of Young Wonder while Senita Appiakorang, lead singer in Cork soul/funk band Moustache Latte and currently part of […]

milan jay how well do you remember dying cover

It’s a welcome return for Galway duo John Millane and Joseph Kenny aka Milan Jay, who have just unveiled their new single ‘How Well Do You Remember Dying?’ A curious title, it’s the first single to be taken from their forthcoming debut album, which they’re still working on and is due out sometime in 2014. […]


This sounds like a pretty cool gig – a party inspired by the mess we’re in, the organisers of No Way Back are dubbing it. The press release explains it: “Taking a Nama-fied block of Celtic concrete and filling it with some of the most inspiring live acts in the country, the best DJs and […]

race the flux cover

I featured Race The Flux on the blog back in April, when they released ‘I Am Animation’, an exhilarating six minutes of punchy rock. Things don’t get much shorter on ‘Siren’, but the band keep them just as exciting. The Galway four piece take their time getting into the track, creating a System of a […]

You might remember that Midlake played Live at the Marquee a couple of years back, on a bill that also featured Grizzly Bear, Camera Obscura and what then were fledgling Villagers. The Texan five piece are returning to Cork on Tuesday, August 13, for a date in Cyprus Avenue. It’s been a while since last […]

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 […]

Sombre is John Callagy, a producer from Galway in his early 20s. He sent me on ‘Good Tidings’ last week and I find myself returning to it almost daily. It probably suffers a little from the clichés of making such music, for example the sound of the waves. Yesterday though, Callagy uploaded ‘Home’, which was […]

I’ve been on a Dudley Corporation buzz for the past week since I heard ‘Grey Lights‘, from their forthcoming fourth album Everyone Does Everything Wrong. I bought their last album, 2008’s Year Of The Husband, from Plugd at the weekend, and it probably won’t come off repeat until its follow-up arrives on May 11. Today […]