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September Girls to play the Curator’s Club in the Odessa

This Thursday, February 20th, will see the Curator’s Club return to the Odessa Club in Dublin with Irish Times music critic Tony Clayton-Lea choosing the night’s programme of artists. Always proving to be a unique and eclectic night, the monthly event works to bring together vibrant spectrum of creative talents from differing genres and mediums with Clayton-Lea’s programme proving to […]

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The Mixed-Tape | The Mighty Stef – Nightwatchman of the Iveagh Flats

To celebrate the official launch of, The Mighty Stef’s new single “Nightwatchman of the Iveagh Flats” has been chosen for the inaugural edition of our weekly feature “The Mixed-Tape”. Taken from the indie-rock outfit’s recent E.P Iveagh Flats, the band’s latest single the glistening acoustic opening, interspersed with sudden jolts of rattling distortion, builds perfectly to the rumbling open spectrum of the […]

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Paddy Hanna to play Whelan’s

Alternative-folk songwriter Paddy Hanna has been confirmed to perform in Whelan’s this Saturday, February 22nd.  The singer-songwriter, whose seminal debut album Leafy Stiletto set something of a high water mark for Irish-indie albums this year, will take to the stage at the Dublin venue with support on the night coming from alternative-rock outfits Other Creatures and Me & My Dog. Starting […]

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Foxglove – Go The Underdog

Singer-songwriter Foxglove delivers a deeply atmospheric sonic landscape with her new extended play Go The Underdog. Opening with unrelenting clanging chimes of piano, ‘Crazy at the Helm’ sets the tone for Foxgloves brooding harmonic sound. Underscored by the undulating melodies of the recording’s musical backing, the vocalist creates a real mood to the piece with a snarling performance that captures the […]

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Lethal Dialect to headline at the Grand Social

Dublin based hip-hop artist Lethal Dialect is set to headline a show in the Grand Social on February 26th. With his unique take on the hip-hop genre, Dublin rapper Lethal Dialect’s slow burning rhythmical delivery captures the musicians grounded sensibilities. Lyrically Dialect describes a mood and a tone that s in and off itself, forming the core of his albums LD50 and LD50 […]

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Cymbals – The Workman’s Club

Cymbals took to the stage at the Workman’s Club in Dublin, delivering their unique indietronica sound with a real sense of performance and style.  Infused with palpable musicianship and talent, Cymbals live performance is formed through vibrant dynamic bursts of syncopated rhythm and melody. The sprawling harmonic textures of the group’s sound pulsed with each echoing synth line, reverberating around […]

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Soak – Blud

Derry-based songwriter SOAK has unveiled her latest music video for the stellar new single ‘Blud’. Opening with an almost ambient visual aesthetic and monochromatic color palette, the calm setting of the introductory imagery reveals the vastness of the video’s scope. Juxtaposing the clear natural landscape of the countryside, the visuals move into a more concrete urban location mirroring the palpable […]

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Elaine Mai – EDC

Electro-pop artist Elaine Mai has released a beautifully composed new music video for her single ‘EDC’. Directed by Bob Gallagher, the subtle nature of the visuals feed into the layered ease of Mai’s syncopated electro sound. Exploring the intimacy of relationships and marriage equality the unobtrusive aesthetic of the video for ‘EDC’ is engaging and simply charming, as Gallagher leaves the […]

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Paddy Hanna – Leafy Stiletto

The debut solo album from Irish singer-songwriter Paddy Hanna, Leafy Stiletto is an expressionistic affirmation of the musician’s outstanding talent. Opening with the slow soft fade of ‘Rosslare Tapes’, Hanna and his band interweave and move around one another melodically creating a pulsating backdrop for the songwriter to convey his lyrical musings upon. With this introduction, Paddy Hanna establishes the lush, organic […]

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O Emperor to play the Cork Opera House

One of Ireland’s most unique and exciting indie acts O Emperor are set to perform a headline show in the Cork Opera House on March 7th. Following the release of the group’s seminal sophomore album Vitreous last year, O Emperor will continue to capitalize on the critical and commercial acclaim of the record with what will be the Waterford band’s biggest headline […]

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Paulo Nutini confirms Olympia theatre show

Scottish singer-songwriter Paulo Nutini has confirmed he will play the Olympia theatre in Dublin on March 20th. Paulo Nutini will play the Dublin venue mere weeks before the release of his first studio album in almost 5 years. Entitled Caustic Love, the L.P is out on April 20th. The March tour will also include shows in London, Bournemouth and Glasgow. The L.P is […]

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Windings – Neverwood

Alternative-rock outfit Windings have unveiled their latest music video for the single ‘Neverwood’. Created by Garry Carroll, the video’s surreal visual of hamsters replacing the band member’s highlights the fun, vibrant pulse of Windings new single. Moving from a flat backdrop, the visuals become increasingly more kaleidoscopic. As the band’s thrashing guitar driven sound infused with swirling organ builds, so does […]

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I Draw Slow – Valentine

Acclaimed Irish-actor Aidan Gillen stars in the latest music video from Dublin band I Draw Slow for their single ‘Valentine’. Directed by Hugh O’Conor, the swaying aesthetic of the video moves voyeuristically through its crowded setting as it follows the relationship between vocalist Louise Holden’s character and Gillen’s (The Wire, Game of Thrones, Mister John) chain-smoking drunk. Passively capturing the heartbreak […]

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The Strypes set to release new E.P ‘Four Track Mind’

Cavan-based rhythm and blues outfit the Strypes have announced the release of a new extended play entitled Four Track Mind. Due for release on Tuesday, February 11th the E.P will consist of four newly recorded songs from the group and will coincide with the Strypes forthcoming tour of the UK. See below for the full track listing. Four Track Mind E.P track list: […]

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Villagers – Occupy Your Mind

Alternative-rock outfit Villagers have unveiled their powerful new music video for ‘Occupy Your Mind’. A newly recorded track from songwriter Conor J O’Brien, the lyrics speak out against the Russian government’s controversial anti-gay policies. In a note attached to the music video the Villagers have stated “In the advent of the 2014 Olympics in Sochi, please find attached a song […]