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More acts added to Sea Sessions 2014 line-up

Several more acts have been confirmed to play this year’s Sea Sessions festival including the Minutes, Mojo Gogo and Hermitage Green. The new bands and artists have been added to the already exciting, eclectic Sea Sessions 2014 line-up which includes the Dandy Warhols, Walking on Cars and Hudson Taylor, with more groups to be announced at a later date. The […]

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Girls Names announce Irish dates

Alternative-rock act Girls Names have confirmed a trio of Irish shows for next month, with gigs in Limerick, Dublin and Cork. The group will take in three Irish shows this April which will include a performance in Whelan’s of Dublin on April 4th. For full details on Girls Names forthcoming live appearances see below. Girls Names are currently touring their Choice […]

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The Altered Hours confirm Irish & European tour dates

Alternative-rock outfit the Altered Hours have confirmed dates for their forthcoming tour of Ireland and Europe. With the Altered Hours recently being confirmed to play this year’s Vantastival festival on May bank holiday weekend and the upcoming The Certain Three tour with Myles Manley and Patterns, the group have now confirmed dates for shows in Ireland and Europe this spring […]

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Band of Clouds – Appear To Float

Populated by flourishes of pure brilliance, Band of Clouds latest album Appear To Float has an irrepressible atmosphere that captures the imagination with each track. Awash with turbulent harmonic textures that dominate the open soundscapes of Appear To Float, the album comes into focus with ‘Cat Cuts’. Syncopated rhythms, crunching with each percussive pulse, propel Band of Clouds forward as the recordings deep […]

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Women’s Christmas E.P launch at Molloy & Dowling

Alternative-rock outfit Women’s Christmas are set to launch their brilliant E.P Tremendous with a show at Molloy and Dowling dispensing opticians on Kildare Street on March 22nd. A truly vibrant and pulsating E.P Tremendous captures the palpable musicianship behind Women’s Christmas in a record that spans a broad spectrum both in terms of sound and influences. Songs such as ‘Summer Born, Winter Bred’, […]

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Gordon Barry – Sojourning

Sojourning by Gordon Barry is a deeply atmospheric E.P that resonates with the musician’s emotive song writing style and grounded storytelling approach. Opening with the shuddering harmonically rising textures of ‘Rosa Lee’, the almost cinematic gravitas of Sojourning is set through the isolated vastness of the recordings hissing soundscapes. Trembling with each melodic note, the song menacingly, and patiently, moves towards its finale working […]

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Matthew and the Atlas to play the Academy 2

Alternative-folk songwriter Matthew and the Atlas has been confirmed to perform at the Academy 2 in Dublin on May 4th. Matthew and the Atlas a.k.a Matthew Hegarty is currently preparing for the release of his début studio album Other Rivers on April 14th. Following a pair of stellar E.P releases the forthcoming full-length outing from Hegarty promises to capture the artists syncopated, […]

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Kodakid – Outta Sight

Waterford based indie-rock group Kodakid have unveiled their latest music video for the single ‘Outta Sight’. Directed by John Loftus, the video takes a multi-layered approach that moves and cuts between images of the band recording in the studio to Kodakid performing the song live. Showcasing the footage in an interlocking tapestry of swaying visuals the video’s constantly moving aesthetic […]

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Deaf Joe – From The Heights Of A Dream

Deaf Joe successfully avoids the “sophomore slump” with From the Heights of a Dream, a sonically daring album that captivates from beginning to end. In the opening gritty pounding of ‘For Each & Every One Of Them’ the deeply textured aesthetic of From the Heights of a Dream’s is firmly established. Infused with a slow-burning, unrelenting percussive tone Deaf Joe conveys the palpable […]

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Hothouse Flowers to headline Vantastival 2014

Irish indie-rock legends Hothouse Flowers have been confirmed as this year’s Vantastival 2014 festival in Dundalk on May bank holiday weekend. One of Ireland’s most distinct indie acts, Hothouse Flowers will headline this year’s festival which will also include a plethora of exciting bands and artists that includes synth-pop trio Sleep Thieves, indie-pop outfit Little Xs For Eyes, indietronica three-piece […]

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In The Willows – Sirens

Waterford alternative-folk act In the Willows have unveiled their new music video for the band’s latest single ‘Sirens’. Directed by Neil O’Driscoll and capturing the organic, grounded sound of In the Willows music the video’s use of urban and rural locales perfectly blends with the deep harmonic tone of ‘Sirens’. Following an engaging narrative that encapsulates the complications, awkwardness and […]

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Dum Dum Girls confirm Irish dates

Dream-pop outfit Dum Dum Girls have confirmed three shows in Ireland this May in Galway, Dublin and Belfast. The performance will come in support of the group’s stellar third studio album Too True. Released earlier this year to critical acclaim, Dum Dum Girls’ latest record highlights a palpable sonic sea-change for the band as they beautifully meld their lo-fi, noise-pop and indie-rock […]

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The Mixed-Tape | Swords – Hips

This week’s edition of “The Mixed-Tape” comes from Dublin synth-pop trio Swords with their new single ‘Hips’, taken from the band’s stunning début album Lions & Gold. Opening with the softly resonating sound of piano ‘Hips’ slowly comes into focus as Swords being to build their multi-textural approach around the track, introducing subtle pops and clicks of synthesizer that appear, shimmer, […]

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Forbidden Fruit 2014 early bird tickets go on sale today

Tickets for this year’s Forbidden Fruit festival Dublin will go on sale today (March 10th). Running from Saturday May 31st to Sunday June 1st, Forbidden Fruit 2014 will take place in beautiful outdoor surroundings of the Irish Museum of Modern Art grounds in Kilmainham, Dublin. The line-up for this year’s Forbidden Fruit has yet to be confirmed but following 2013’s […]

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The Niall McCabe Band – Part of the Light

The Niall McCabe band have released their latest music video for ‘Part of the Light’ taken from the group’s current album of the same of the name. Shot while the neo-soul act toured France recently, the video follows the Niall McCabe band’s life on the road inter cut with live shots of the group performing their new single. Taking a […]