Tag: new

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 […]


The Grey Merchant is a new project from Neon Atlas bassist Enda O’Flaherty and a collection of friends and fellow musicians. He says: “Recorded with friends in kitchens and abandoned buildings, mixing at Cork’s Whitewell Studios, and Studio Silo, Stöðvarfjörð, the result is some noisy mood-rock that combines guitars, bass, and drums with a vein […]

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 […]

Professor Penguin call themselves a collective. They have a cast of six that rises to nine at times. And they take after another band with a completely daft name, Bombay Bicycle Club. BBC have defied what was expected of them around 2006 when they appeared on the landfill indie scene and are now renowned by […]

‘Call It Off’ is taken from Washed Out’s forthcoming single ‘Amor Fati‘, which is released next month. ‘Call It Off’ is backing it, alongside two remixes of of ‘Amor Fati’. Obviously, ‘Call It Off’ sounds great, fitting in with the high quality of Ernest Greene’s debut album. Washed Out – ‘Call It Off’

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 […]

Seems like it has been ages since we first heard the wonderful Odd Blood (It was January 2010, which was rather a long time ago now, pre-ash clouds). But the American group are still touring said album, even though we have all moved on to the sophomore ash cloud at this stage. ‘Devil And The […]

The wonderful Windings release their first post-It’s Never Night track next Friday, April 29. ‘Embury Greenway’ is a four minute slab of pure, unadulterated positivity. It’s also the first track the band has done that features all five of the members and above is the wonderful video featuring Steve and the other four heads of […]

They were either going to embrace guitars more or go completely dancefloor crazy. And Friendly Fires have chosen the latter. Which is no terrible thing. If you aren’t well versed in Ed MacFarlane’s dance moves yet, then let’s take a look at what you are missing. The band’s self-titled debut album came out in 2008 […]

Oh that voice. Oh that soothing, reassuring voice. Welcome back Robin Pecknold. Welcome back Fleet Foxes. The world hasn’t been the same since you left. What we have below is the first brand spanking new track from Seattle’s Fleet Foxes. It is called ‘Helplessness Blues’ and if you have heard anything by Fleet Foxes in […]