Month: September 2015

Harry Bird and the Rubber Wellies – Bricks and Feathers [Album]

  Review: Bobby Green Travelling folksters Harry Bird and the Rubber Wellies present their intimate cabaret of joyful sing-a-long choruses and general interactive fun. But don’t let their jolly name fool you, this magical album is a serious delight full of so much charm. Based in Bilbao and Dublin they have spent the last five years touring Ireland, the UK and mainland Europe playing bars, cafes, theatres, circus galas, festivals and folk clubs alike. And this dedication to the live performance has crafted their sound and song writing into a warm and pleasing songscape that inhabits pirates, lizards, cracks in...

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Yelpy “Feel It” Video Release

I skyped Alan Milligan otherwise known as Yelpy several months ago and in the background all I could see was Californian sunshine. Since then we’ve followed each other back and forth while I wait for the release of his new Video “Feel It” and in those few months it’s been a string of red carpet events and being in Malibu with his guitar. I don’t hate him at all. “Ya, I like to be hot”, is his response to my green eyes. Having been in LA for five years (for two he tried his hand at acting) Alan has...

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Le Galaxie – Love System [Single]

Review: Bobby Green If you were at a party anywhere in Ireland in 2015 you can be sure you would have danced along to this beautiful piece of perfect pop synth loveliness. Elaine Mai delivers a crisp vocal that snaps its way straight to your heart after imprinting itself on your consciousness along the way. If you were lucky enough to catch them at Electric Picnic you would have caught one of the highlights of the weekend, they owned the crowd and treated them to a performance to remember. This re-release comes with a Young Wonder Remix of Love...

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John Blek And The Rats – “Borders” Review

John O’Connor and his bandmates of John Blek and The Rats set out with a purpose when they started recording their second album in the winter of 2014. After their debut “Leave Your Love At The Door” the band wanted to achieve a “cohesive sonic richness” using their strengths to explore light and dark, “examining the notions of right and wrong; to disturb the comfortable and comfort the disturbed.” John claims that the writing came quiet naturally and actually it does sound like they hit the ground running with this second album. The themes all tie in together and...

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