Month: May 2016

BARE In The Woods reveals new stages

BARE in the Woods 2016 is only two weeks away and promises to kick off the Irish festival season in style. Confirmed for their only Irish festival appearance of the summer are New York hip hop legends, The Sugarhill Gang – and they will now be joined by one of the most innovative dance producers of the last few years Paul Woolford and motley Irish comedy crew The Hardy Bucks. Paul Woolford headlines an expanded Dance line-up this year to incorporate two new stages, The Island and The Crannog. They will host some of the UK and Ireland top...

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Chase Nova & The Everchanging Bandname

Chase Nova & The Everchanging Bandname are Chase Nova, Marta Zduniak, Kenneth Tuohy, and Darragh Jauregui-Hogan . And they are releasing their first single “Echo” on Friday the 3rd of June with a launch in Sin E, Ormond Quay, Dublin. Producing off-beat melodic rock/funk performed through unorthodox guitar phrasing, soaring vocals, metronomic drums and thunderous low-end with sultry saxophone. “Echo” is a real stand up and pay attention track with each musician getting a chance to show some skills throughout. Citing Elliott Smith, The Decemberists, Dave Matthews Band, Led Zeppelin, Tame Impala, Lazy Habits as influences. I however found...

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Clare Sands asks can you “Satisfy Me”

I saw Clare Sands first perform at a Coughlan’s Live Festival launch two years ago. She’s 22 now which means she was a mere 20 year old who demonstrated more life experience and confidence in her performance than someone twice her age. As she switched between fiddle and guitar I, and you, couldn’t help but be impressed by her. She is now set to release a new album “Join Me At The Table”, due out in October, and has released the first single from it “Satisfy Me”. And there is plenty more to be impressed by. With a background...

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Marlene Enright’s second Single “Underbelly”

Cork singer/songwriter Marlene Enright has released her second single “Underbelly” and as a second installment into her solo project it gives us a clearer vision of her solo sound. “Underbelly” is RnB infused alternative pop taking Marlene’s distinctive ethereal vocal to new levels as she demonstrates her lyric writing ability with catchy hooks like “From long range // You’ve got good aim // You took the wind out of my sails” to the Americana infused refrain that reminds me of both The Handsome Family, Alabama 3 and Leonard Cohen as she includes both upper and lower harmonies at different...

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