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paddy hanna

‘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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Cork/Sheffield/Leeds pop-punk/math-rock trio Ganglions are playing a few dates around Ireland this week – they’ve played Cork before, including at Quarter Block Party earlier this year, but this is their first proper tour, with dates coming up around England too. It’s all in support of their second EP, Thirsty, released on the Audacious Art Experiment. […]

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All pictures by Brid O’Donovan (Facebook | Twitter | Instagram) Emmet Condon, organiser of Another Love Story, which took place last weekend at Killyon Manor, Co Meath, was telling me recently that the done thing with a ‘successful’ festival is to expand things, to grow bigger the following year. But ALS isn’t like other festivals. […]

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Subscribe to TPOE’s New Irish Music playlist on Spotify It’s a relatively quiet week for new Irish releases, maybe just as well because all I really want to do is listen to New Jackson‘s debut album. The roundup of best new Irish music this week also includes Loah – debut EP out next month – […]

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Subscribe to TPOE’s New Irish Music playlist on Spotify In this week’s roundup of new Irish music, there are pop bangers galore on Daithi‘s new EP, festival-sized choruses from Third Smoke, garage rock vibes from RSAG, dirty electronics from Lakerama, rap from Cork-based Outsider YP, sunshine pop from No Monster Club‘s fifth single of the […]

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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Louise Bruton, in the Irish Times, wrote of Bantum‘s second album Move: “With familiar names such as Rusangano Family, Loah and newcomer Farah Elle featuring, it’s an exact guide of who we should be listening to right now.” At Bello Bar last Friday night, which me and two fellow Cork people stumbled across after consulting […]

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It was a solid lineup of new music at Dublin’s Academy last night as Rocstrong headlined a ‘five band bash’. Harbouring Oceans got things started before AE Mak, Barq and Zaska (featuring Jess from Barq, who is, instantly, one of the most arresting live performers in Irish music) showed why they’re likely to be on […]