Month: February 2017

Rews sign to Marshall Records

We are huge fans of rockers Rews here at Musician.ie and are delighted to hear they have signed to Marshall Records, the label set up by the iconic amp manufacturer. The duo have also recently announced several Irish dates including at least one festival line-up appearance.   Marshall Records have booked the band straight into the legendary Abbey Road Studios to start recording their debut album. REWS have recieved must attention from UK radio tastemakers with Huw Stephens recently making them his ‘Tip of the Week’ on BBC Radio 1 and John Kennedy his ‘Shock of the New‘ on Radio X. Catch Rews when they play the...

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Track of the Day: Stoat’s ‘Talk Radio Makes Me Feel Alone’

  Review by Bobby Green Who remembers when Indie music was alternative? Not mainstream wannabees but a real alternative to the music you’d hear everywhere else. When did everyone decide they wanted to write anthems? I just heard Stoat’s ‘Talk Radio Makes Me Feel Alone’ and it’s by far the greatest thing I’ve heard this year. There is some amazing music about right now, but when something comes and belly flops into your pool of tranquillity like Stoat does you’re left scarred. Imagine Stump up all night listening to Devo albums then recording the results, and you’ll only be...

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Further announcements from Indiependence

Indiependence Music & Arts Festival welcomes a whole new raft of artists to INDIE17 to join a bill already featuring Manic Street Preachers, The Coronas and Sigma. BRIT Award winner and Platinum-selling artist, Tom Odell, returns to Indiependence and with the Irish music scene in its rudest health for years, INDIE17 brings the cream of the crop to Mitchelstown this August Bank Holiday Weekend. The growing bill will feature performances from All Tvvins, Frank Turner, The Riptide Movement, Hermitage Green, Brian Deady, We Cut Corners, The Minutes and Raglans as INDIE17 starts to take shape. Long-regarded as the Irish music festival most in touch with rising Irish artists, INDIE17 is also set to host acts such...

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Bobby Green reviews Brass Phantoms new single “Waiting Up”

Review by Bobby Green Dublin’s Brass phantoms are set to release Waiting Up, their follow up to last year’s excellent City Of Wolves on February 24th. Everything that made City Of Wolves such a stand out track, the thundering drums and rumbling bass providing a cavernous groove, is interwoven on this new track. But within this alternative groove there’s a wall of sound that ignites a fire where the guitars dance around a melody like the flickering firelight’s ethereal glow. The production is again superb providing a defining sound allowing the groove to dictate but never dominate the track....

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Circles release their debut E.P. with a launch at the Crane Lane Theatre on March 4

Cillian MCSweeney and Circles release their debut E.P. with a launch at the Crane Lane Theatre on March 4 in association with Music Generation Cork City 27 year-old Wilton musician Cillian MCSweeney has been playing music for the last ten years. He has cerebral palsy and relies on eye movements to communicate. Through using advanced technology, including ‘Eye Gaze ‘and ‘E-scape’, he has been able to write and perform his own music. Cillian developed as a writer and performer through the SoundOUT programme as part of Music Generation Cork City, where he was involved in a collaborative music project...

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