Watch | Riot Tapes return with new single ‘Hello Insanity’

Dublin based electro-rock act Riot Tapes have returned with a brand new single and video entitled ‘Hello Insanity’. A frantically paced and full-on new track from the group, ‘Hello Insanity’ (due out on August 14th) is a multi-layered tangle of growling guitars and buzzing synths that waists little time in grabbing the attention. Moving on…

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Mark Ronson, Jamie XX & more to appear at this November’s Metropolis festival in the RDS

A new two-day indoor music event called Metropolis festival has been announced to take place in Dublin’s RDS venue this November 7th & 8th. Taking place across 6 rooms and two days at the RDS this November, Metropolis festival will include live music, installations, performance and conversations (from a panel of handpicked creatives). The event will see appearances form…

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Listen | Reekus Records stream their 1981 debut release ‘Kaught at the Kampus’

A piece of Irish independent music history is now available to stream on various platforms, in the shape of Reekus Records first ever release Kaught at the Kampus. Recorded live at Reekus founder Elvera Butler’s UCC gig Downtown Kampus and released in 1981, Kaught at the Kampus features live performances from post-punk acts Nun Attax (now called Nun…

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Buffalo Sunn to play Abner Brown’s this Thursday

Indie five-piece Buffalo Sunn will play a special free show at Abner Brown’s Barbershop in Rathmines this Thursday night (January 22nd). Buffalo Sunn had landmark 2014, which included the release of the band’s stunning debut L.P. By The Ocean, By The Sea. An album filled with full-scale production and folk tinged indie sound (see ‘Ocean’ and…

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Listen | Paul Cleary of the Blades streams new solo track ‘I Still Believe’

Paul Cleary of the Blades has unveiled some new solo material in the shape of his new track ‘I Still Believe’. Evoking shades of new wave, Elvis Costello-esque pop songwriting ‘I Still Believe’ is a soulful effort from the Irish indie music legend. A melodically rich, slow-burner Cleary’s latest work showcases the songwriter’s pin-point indie-pop…

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Riot Tapes – Cardinal Rules

Indie-pop act Riot Tapes have released their new music video for the group’s current single ‘Cardinal Rules’.  Directed by band member Chris O’Brien, the video for ‘Cardinal Rules’ a visually dense and layered aesthetic that fits the glistening, large-scale indie-pop sound of Riot Tapes themselves. With its hand-held intrusive camera work intently fixating on vocalist…

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Gangs – Back To School

Indie-rock outfit Gangs have released their new music video for the single ‘Back To School’. Directed by Gansee Films, the video for ‘Back To School’ is a fast paced collage of shuddering found footage and abrupt editing. Reminiscent of the flicking visuals seen in the Manic Street Preachers’ ‘Design For Life’ video, images flash and…

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The Mixed-Tape | Riot Tapes – Cardinal Rules

In this edition of T.L.M.T’s song of the week feature The Mixed-Tape we turn our attention to Riot Tapes new single ‘Cardinal Rules’. Starting with a swirl of synth texture quickly undercut by fuzz laden melody, the beginning of Riot Tapes’ latest single covers a wide sonic and stylistic spectrum within it’s opening bars, moving from indie-pop…

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Buffalo Sunn – Ocean

Indie-rock act Buffalo Sunn have unveiled the music video for ‘Ocean’ taken from the band’s new album By The Ocean By The Sea. Directed by Daragh Murphy and picking up from where the band’s previous timeline warping ‘By Your Side’ music video left off, ‘Ocean’ takes on a more frantic, urgent visual aesthetic. Combining hand-held camera…

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Buffalo Sunn – By The Ocean, By The Sea

Buffalo Sunn deliver on all of the promises made during recent live shows with a studio album that fully captures the band’s massive sound. Working as a slow-grooving introduction, opening track ‘I Wanna Be In Love’ gives a pounding glimpse into the various styles and musical flourishes that dominate By The Ocean, By The Sea. Through…

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