Tag: irish

Twelve Irish bands have been selected to play SXSW next March, many of whom have featured on this blog over the past few years. They are: Declan O‚ÄôRourke, Delorentos, Girls Names, Kid Karate, Kodaline, Kool Thing, Little Green Cars, Psycatron, Reid, Sea Pinks, So Cow and Squarehead. After the jump you can listen to songs, […]

Seriously, where do you start? We got a taste of what not to expect from Simon Bird with the video for ‘All The Houses On My Street Look Exactly The Same’ last week. The artwork for Sport is weird, as you can see. And the album seems to have come from nowhere – Bird mentioned […]

Made by the Community Of Independents collective for Dublin Community Television. It was premiered at the Button Factory on Saturday.

Three months ago I featured Gameboy-based artist Kara Kara AKA Kieran Dold from Dublin, who makes songs using just a laptop and, yes, that’s right, a Gameboy. It’s called chiptune. In a move that makes you wonder how instrumental bands come up with names for their tracks, Kara Kara has named two new originals after […]

Sad Soul Circus is 19-year-old Cork-based producer Finn Yowell – add him to the list of amazing electronica artists that have emerged from the city over the past 18 months and that’s one mighty impressive list: REID, Toby Kaar, Replete and Bantum to name just a handful. Yowell was born in New York, moved to […]

This is just such beautiful music. If you’ve been following any Irish music coverage over the past year you’ll have heard of MMOTHS (formerly Moths) AKA Jack Colleran. ‘Heart’ is taken the eletronica artist’s first official EP release – he did only finish his Leaving Certificate last year, after all. ‘Heart’ should also sound familiar […]

When you really like a band, eagerly awaiting new music from them, a sideproject can catch you unawares. As a huge Arctic Monkeys fan, I was initially disappointed to hear that singer Alex Turner was doing something called Last Shadow Puppets. It worked out – I love their album – but I was sad I […]

Last year’s Ones to Watch mini-fest in Whelan’s threw up some previously unheard bands that went on to do great things last year. Cashier No 9 are the band who spring to mind. Soon after playing the January 2011 bash, their album came out and became one of my favourites of the year. A lot […]

This Friday, Cork gets to experience three of the best producers in the country. Cork’s own Toby Kaar is headlining the Pavilion on Friday night, accompanied by Bantum and Adultrock. Toby has had a tumultuous last 12 months. After playing Whelan’s Ones To Watch festival last January, he’s had every blog in Ireland fawning over […]

There’s not much information available for this song, the first track we’ve heard from Naas’s The P Affection since their debut album arrived at the beginning of the year. But that is in keeping with the band to date. The last news update on their website (in March) was blatantly honest, particularly when explaining why […]