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mary hickson

The second edition of Sounds From A Safe Harbour (SFASH) returns to Cork city next week, Thursday to Sunday, September 14-17, with a stellar lineup including three humongous shows at the Opera House: Lisa Hannigan, the RTÉ Symphony Orchestra and Aaron Dessner on Thursday, Bon Iver on Friday, and the National on Saturday. Needless to […]

The final few acts have been announced for Body & Soul, which takes place in Ballinlough Castle, Co Westmeath, on June 21-23. Daithí, who last week revealed his new single ‘Chameleon Life’, and Overhead, the Albatross are among the Irish faces added to the festival. I said a couple weeks ago that Daithí should be […]

The National Oh The National, we could never stay mad at you, could we? Fresh from being announced for the festival every hipster hates, they release one of the greatest fanboy videos in recent memory. Now firstly, how could you Matt? How could you play Oxegen over Electric Picnic? Don’t you know that us National […]

“The acclaimed rock and roll band”, The National played live on David Letterman’s show last night, February 1. They brought along album standout (among an album of standouts), ‘Conversation 16’. It was an intense performance, but I guess for those of you lucky enough to see them in the Olympia in December (damn you snow) […]

So do people still buy albums? It is a subjective question and depends a lot on the availability (and knowledge) on torrent sites for many. And with albums usually streaming in their entirity, one listen and move on is one of the guiding mantras of the internet, is it not? But there were plenty of […]

Making this list of 40 of the best songs of 2010 was one of the tougher things I have done in the almost-year I have been running the blog. It has coincided with the best year in Irish music that I can remember (and that Harmless Noise can remember too). There were so many one-off […]

One of the best bands in the world have made a slightly different version of a song for a reissue of their great fifth album. Yes, the National are one of the best bands in the world, and yes, ‘Terrible Love’ is a slightly different version of what appears on the original album, High violet. […]

The National were on Jimmy Fallon last week to remind everyone what an amazing band they are, and to show what they can do live. ‘Terrible Love’ is the opening track off their third album,High Violet, which is due out in May. Tracklisting: ‘Terrible Love’ ‘Sorrow’ ‘Anyone’s Ghost’ ‘Little Faith’ ‘Afraid of Everyone’ ‘Bloodbuzz Ohio’ […]