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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 – […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


On the latest The Point of Everything podcast, I chat with Cork-based filmmaker, playwright, creative person and We Play Here collaborator Emmet O’Brien about the creative process, having read this interesting article over the weekend. We also touch on Smashing Pumpkins, Bob Dylan, in relation to bands with burgeoning back catalogues, and Emmet tells us […]

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

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 […]

The Casanova Wave arrived on my radar back in October. Looking back at that post, I don’t do the music justice. I just had a link to the five-track EP and very little information on the band. I had the name of the man behind it, Brian McCartan; I knew he was from Waterford; and […]

Hailing from Galway come The Debutantes. Thankfully, they have looked further west than the N17 and the Saw Doctors for their sound. Dreamy, sun-soaked fun flows throughout the three songs they have up on their minimal Breaking Tunes profile: “The Debutantes are an ever evolving recording and live project featuring friends. Featuring former disconnect 4 […]

It has been great watching The Casanova Wave growing over the past year, all on the back of one glorious, sumptuous EP, which featured on The Point Of Everything back in October. Sadly, there has been little else since, but repeat listens to said EP reveal more secrets, nooks and crannies than a lot of […]