Month: December 2016

Lisa Hannigan single for Home Sweet Home

Lisa Hannigan has released single ‘Silent Night’ to raise funds for the ‘Home Sweet Home’ campaign. The singer put this message on her social media. “Friends, in support of the ‘Home Sweet Home’ campaign in Dublin, please donate a euro (or as much as you like) for ‘Silent Night’. The campaign highlights how many Government (taxpayer) owned buildings lie dormant while people are sleeping on the streets. Power to the people!” You can donate by following the link....

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Christmas Sessions in Dingle

On Wednesday the 28th of December Kennedy’s bar in Dingle, host to Other Voices gigs, will be the venue for The Christmas Sessions, a night of original music with a wide range of acoustic performances with some special guests thrown in! Vinnie Flynn – Red Moon Bayonets. Vinnie Flynn is a Kerry Musician based in Dublin who set up his act Red Moon Bayonets in 2013. His style is a mix of alternative rock, blues and indie. Vinnie’s main aim is to create something musically new and innovative. Vinnie is playing a string of solo acoustic gigs along with...

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Video of the Week: Malojian ‘This is Nowhere (Aren’t you Lonely)’

This week’s video of the week and our last pick of 2016 is the super talented always stylin’ Malojian with the title track off their new album ‘This is Nowhere (Aren’t you Lonely)’ Taking the “on the road” video to the next level the Colm Laverty directed video captures the hours of waiting around, the frustrations, the recording, and the small details involved on the road from setlists to dressing rooms and the odd game of swing ball. The single has a Beach Boys/Brian Wilson vibe to it and the laid back video captures the mood perfectly. Watch ‘This...

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Top EP’s of 2016

It is a time of musical exploration, invention, and creation and the EP is a bands way of introducing themselves, their craft, and their intentions. Some on this list declared their intentions clearly, following up with an album. Others introduced themselves to us for the first time. Others still revelled in creativity and showed us just how music was evolving and how they were part of that evolution. It has been a healthy year for the EP and in no particular order here are my favourites from 2016. Daithi – Tribes Hillary Woods – Heartbox Tanjier – Sunrise Wyvern...

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Song of Week: Grit from Aine Duffy and The Hypnotist

Cork singer Aine Duffy has joined forces with The Hypnotist to release single ‘Grit’. Already an established artist Duffy not joined by The Hypnotist are flirting with dance, rock and funk on this single combining genres and moods in an innovative way to create a new electronic rock sound designed to get the dance floor rocking and concert venues partying. With an album due out in 2017, mastered by world class, three time Grammy nominated Emily Lazar who has worked with The Prodigy, Sia, Foo Fighters, Coldplay, Moby, and David Bowie along with a host of live dates lined...

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