Month: January 2016

Toby Kaar live at M-NUS – Sat 2nd April

Southern Hospitality Board presents TOBY KAAR GUMBRIELLE EP Launch + CHRIS POWER Saturday 2nd April M-NUS, Hanover Street Doors 
9pm Early Bird Tickets €10 / General Admission €12 tickets on sale soon Spread over four tracks, Gumbrielle EP is tensely arranged euphoric beat music, bastardised, alienised and revitalised for a future dancefloor. Produced on a broken nine year old computer, Gumbrielle EP features an eclectic mix of samples ranging from jazz blogs to Asian supermarkets. Despite the absence of any release until now, Toby has earned a reputation for his exhilarating live performances, which translates ferociously on the energetic...

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Wyvern Lingo reveal one shot video for “Letter To Willow”

Bray trio Wyvern Lingo are ready to set 2016 alight with a new EP and an exciting video to accompany it! Their new ‘Letter To Willow’ Extended Play on March 4th just ahead of their biggest Dublin show to date at The Button Factory on Friday 1st April. Today, the band release their new video for ‘Letter To Willow’ directed by Simon Eustace and produced by Glen Collins of Pull The Trigger Productions. Watch video here Karen Cowley says: “It’s a really simple, one shot video. We had a lot of fun with the confetti cannons and special effects…...

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The Choice Music Prize Irish Song of the Year 2015 Shortlist

The Choice Music Prize, in association with IMRO and IRMA, today announces the shortlist for Irish Song of the Year 2015. The Shortlist for 2015 The Irish Song of the Year shortlist is compiled by combining selected songs from the Choice Music Prize Judging Panel, Today FM, and the Irish Airplay charts as compiled by Radio Monitor. The 2015 shortlist is: The Academic – Different (Room 6 Records) All Tvvins – Thank You (Warner Music) The Coronas – How This Goes (Universal Music) Daithi – Mary Keanes Introduction (Self Released) Fight Like Apes – Pretty Keen On Centrefolds (Alcopop!...

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De Danann ready to play Ballincollig Winter Festival

Legendary Irish group De Danann will be bringing their new show and new tunes to the Ballincollig Winter Festival, Friday, January 29th in The White Horse. We got to speak to singer Eleanor Shanley about gospel music, touring and reuniting ahead of their first performance at the festival. Eleanor first joined De Danann back in 1989. “I was working in FAS at the time. I was singing in The Merchant and they were told to have a listen. I was so green”, she says. She quit her job the following year and performed and toured with De Danann for...

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Ghost Robots – Under Fire [Single]

“Under Fire” is the teaser release from Ghost Robot‘s forthcoming 2nd EP, “Sell It To Me“.  This Waterford band consists of Michael Doyle (Vocals), Dael O’Brien (Drums), Evan Hayes (Bass), David Hearne (Rhythm Guitar) and David Rudden (Lead Guitar), and the sound is big – very big indeed. There’s nothing like two electric guitars to project a wall of sound, and the mix is excellent. The vocals punch through, the bass and drums punch through, and the guitars have that Butch Vig sheen that many studio bands aspire to but few achieve. It’s a spiky little belter, with hints of XTC...

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