Month: April 2016

Jack O’Rourke releases new single

Cork musician Jack O’Rourke has released a new single “Dreamcatcher”. It is the title track off his debut album due out September 2016. “Put them all in a dreamcatcher, make my dreams your own, little one” sings Jack O’Rourke on the new single. The track was produced by Chritian Best and demonstrates Jack’s ability to veer from one genre to another with ease. The single has strong rock elements with soulful backing vocals care of Laoise Leahy O Hanlon, Senita Appiakorang and Clare O Riordan with Indie synths and torch song vocals. The track like much of his songs...

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Bray Jazz Festival in The Harbour Bar

Bray Jazz Festival returns to The Harbour Bar for its 17th year this May Bank Holiday Weekend and will host some fantastic acts every night through to Monday. Highlights include Sierra Leone/Irish act Feather, Vernon Jane, CC Brez and BARQ. From Friday on check out Retro Fix “a bunch of high brow savages playing jazz, funk and rock music”. On Saturday Vernon Jane bring their energetic and expressive set to The Harbour Bar. Vernon Jane are a collection of eclectic and talented musicians with multiple influences such as jazz, blues and psychedelia. Dublin based Tongue Bundle’s music ranges from...

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Forbidden Fruit After Dark

The after parties of Forbidden Fruit taking place in Kilmainham June 3rd-5th have become the stuff of legend and festival organisers have revealed the schedule of events for this years events with venues across Dublin city keeping the party going until the wee hours, that is 3am. All events are ticketed and entry to the after party is with day or weekend wristbands available as an up sell on or available for sale on the day. FRIDAY Special Guest & Bodhi @ Button Factory Detroit Swindle with The Malibu Club @ The Grand Social Gerd Jansen with Telephones...

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Sample Answer reveals new EP and Irish Dates

Dubliner Maurice O’Connor has been wowing critics with his first two EP’s released in 2015 and he is ready for 2016. Revealing a new sound, a new EP and some Irish dates Sample Answer is ready to impress. The new EP “Collision” is out now and Sample Answer has just unveiled the title track and its accompanying video. The track “Collision” reminds me a little of Travis and has a dreamy, hypnotic quality to it. This theme has been elaborated on in the video which has a dream/nightmare Stephen King’s “Misery” element to it. Sample Answer is returning from...

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“Buddy Holly” from I Have A Tribe

There’s a moment during the Myles O’Reilly directed video for I Have A Tribes new single “Buddy Holly” where Patrick O’Laoghaire lets rip this amazing smile. It’s a face consuming smile as the outer structure of what will be become a wooden car/cart is lowered over him. It’s the kind of smile I get from my other half after he has let rip a smelly one with the #sorrynotsorry smile. It’s a smile that speaks of a return to childhood wonder and enjoyment. “Pick A star // Your favourite star and wish on it // Don’t ever let it...

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