Month: September 2016

Hope Is Noise battle “Demons”

Review by Bobby Green Demons is the 5th album from Cork’s alternative rockers Hope Is Noise. Normally any band’s 4th album is never anything to write home about. The only exception being ACDC that I can think of. But in the words of Hope Is Noise themselves, ‘This is who we are, it can only get better’ . And Demons is a better album than anything I’ve heard of this genre for quite a while. The production is spot on and is as crisp as Jack Wilshere’s legs. This genre of alternative rock needs bands like Hope Is Noise....

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New Valley Wolves have the gift of the gab

I thoroughly believe that when you need it the right song will appear. Enter New Valley Wolves and their new single “Silver Tongue” shaking you at the shoulders. Having spent the summer touring, playing the festival circuit and generally honing their sound they enter Autumn not quietly that’s for sure. “Silver Tongue” is unapologetic in its demands for you attention and ferociousness. Feeling a little jaded stick this on for instant refreshment. The track was recorded by Darragh Nolan. Accompanying video shot and directed by Junior Soares New Valley Wolves are tearing the house down this Friday in...

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Lisa Hannigan is learning to swim

Lisa Hannigan sparked rumours of a new album when she announced her Irish tour in Ireland for this summer. The album has surfaced along with an extended tour of Europe and Ireland up until Christmas and into early January. I find it hard to believe there are people who don’t like Lisa Hannigan so I’ll leave the superlatives to a minimum. “At Swim” released August 19th has all the good bits. But instead of being able to say Hannigan is a folk singer, or that you will definitely find a banjo on her record she has gone out of...

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Great Irish Beer Festival

The Great Irish Beer Festival is invading Cork City hall from today until Sunday and they have enticed some exciting music acts to perform in the historical site. Doors open in the early afternoon each day with music starting at 7 each evening. First up on Thursday are Crow Black Chicken bringing their greasy blues rock sound to the festival with Cork band Slow Motion Heroes promising to lift the roof off with their reputed powerful live performance. Friday evening sees festival favourites, King Kong Company taking to the stage. The brilliant seven piece Waterford band will be joined...

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This Weekend: September 21st-25th

Wednesday Coughlan’s, Cork – Coughlan’s Live Music Festival Crazy Chester play Neil Young 9pm Tickets: Here The Crane Lane, Cork – Crow Black Chicken 11:30pm Tickets: free Thursday Coughlan’s, Cork – Coughlan’s Live Music Festival John Blek w/ Ian Whitty 9pm Tickets: Here City Hall, Cork – The Great Irish Beer Festival w/ Crow Black Chicken & Slow Motion Heroes Tickets: Here Roisin Dubh, Galway – Anna’s Anchor 9pm Tickets: Friday City Hall, Cork – The Great Irish Beer Festival w/ MKAI & King Kong Company Tickets: Coughlan’s, Cork – Coughlan’s Live Music Festival Lisa O’Neill w/...

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