Month: January 2017

Song of the Week: Marlene Enright moves us with new single ‘123’

“I was thinking that my destiny // Would fall from the clouds right at my feet // I’d pick enough from the apple tree // And I’d go on the count of 123” Marlene Enright closed out a busy year with an appearance at RTE’s Other Voices at the end of 2016. She is now preparing to take on 2017 with the release of her new single, ‘123’, due out on February 3rd. Juxtaposing gospel roots with a contemporary pop feel, ‘123’ channels the golden age of RNB with its work song feel and infectious groove. Enright’s ‘china doll’...

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Tickets for ‘Purple Rain’ Prince Tribute show go on sale today!

Good news for Prince fans today as ‘Purple Rain’ embarks on its first nationwide tour of Ireland in 2017, bringing their world class live celebration of the music, life and legacy of Prince. This full 8 piece live band delivers a non-stop, hit packed show spanning more than two hours! Complete with backing vocals, horn section, keys and of course Jimi Love as the unsurpassed Prince. Audiences can expect to see, hear and feel all of the hits from one of the most loved Artists of all time; 1999, Little Red Corvette, Purple Rain, Kiss, Diamonds And Pearls, U...

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BARE in the Woods announce first headliners

BARE in the Woods, the 1-day festival is moving to 3 days this June 9th – 11th and alongside first headliners House of Pain are Mike Skinner & Murkage present Tonga, The Correspondents, DJ Dan Shake, The Hot Sprockets, Maddog McCrea, New Secret Weapon, Sounds of System Breakdown and Rews. Irish comedy legends Andrew Maxwell & Karl Spain are among the first to be announced for the BARE Comedy Stage House of Pain changed the face of hip hop with their self-titled debut album, which went multi-platinum in the US and crashed charts around the globe, while releasing one of the most...

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Robert Green thinks we should yell more after listening to More Than Machines’ new single ‘Youth’

Review by Bobby Green “We are the youth The forgotten truth This is where we’ve been The whole time The millennium it gleams In our minds” Normally it’s a hangover that kicks me in the face and knocks me sideways this early in the year, but I’ve just listened to the forthcoming single ‘Youth’ by More Than Machines and it’s the wake up call punk pop needs. It’s about time the youth started shouting at us old bastards again, we’ve become lazy and complacent. Before any snobs (there are many) start with ‘punk pop’ or sub genre this and...

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Song of the Week: Jonny Rep’s ‘Call Me Soon’

Jonny Rep started life as an amalgamation of Cork bands LMNO Pelican, The Shanks, Semi and Rulers of the Planet. The five-piece are now set to release their long player Cold Sunbeam in the spring of 2017 and are giving the world a taster with single ‘Call Me Soon’. ‘Call Me Soon’ is an ode to 90’s rock bands such as The Stone Roses, Smashing Pumpkins and Weezer with its percussion and riff driven signature. Mixing elements of psychedelia with skater rock and West Coast vibes ‘Call Me Soon’ is Jonny Rep’s calling card. Calling themselves after an obscure...

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