Month: March 2017

Cormac O’Caoimh – Shiny Silvery Things

‘All that glisters is not gold’, Willie Shakespeare once wrote. He’s right. Sometimes it’s Shiny Silvery Things, Cormac O’Caoimh’s new album. Cormac’s opted for full band arrangements on the album. With different individuals on engineering/production, mixing and mastering, Cormac has left nothing to chance, and the resulting audio sounds gorgeous. Repeated listening reveals more layers, but the mixes never sound busy, and it always sounds like a Cormac O’Caoimh album. In fact it’s an album “that fits you like old shoes” as Cormac sings in Second Hand Clothes, the first single to be released. As a tired old hack,...

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Music Cork Reveal Music Showcase

The inaugural Music Cork will be showcasing a small selection of new Irish artists in a series of shows over two days, combining the newest talent and some of the best acts emerging from the Irish scene.  It is now confirmed that on Thursday 11th May, showcases will take place in Cyprus Avenue, Crane Lane, Triskel Christchurch and The Old Oak.  There will also be a special show on the opening night, Wednesday 10th May, in Cork Opera House. The artists and venues announced today include a Nialler9 curated Cyprus Avenue showcase featuring Ailbhe Reddy, Le Boom, Lyra. A Triskal Arts Centre show will be curated by IMRO and presents Cry Harridan, Jafaris,...

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Townlands Carnival Reveal Lineup For 2017

Townlands Carnival returns for a third summer to the idyllic grounds of Rusheen Farm Estate, Macroom, Co. Cork. Promising three days of pure escapism. Townlands Carnival is set in a purpose-built village playing host to an eclectic mix of performers of all persuasions and disciplines from Ireland and abroad.   Townlands Carnival 2017’s music bill features Irish creative acts alongside eclectic international performers. Ranging from Comedy to Hip Hop, Soul, Reggae, Circus, to the visually spectacular.   Rubber Bandits, Bushy One String, Stomptown Brass, Le Boom, Krafty Kuts, MC Dynamite, Slamboree, Soothsayers, Goulash Disko, Dj Red I, Swinging Travelers, Jack...

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Walking On Cars announced for LATM

Following their amazing sold out show at Live at the Marquee last summer, Walking On Cars today announced that they will return to play a headline show at the Marquee again this year on 26th June. Tickets go on sale 9am Friday 31st March via Ticketmaster and walkingoncars.com. Fresh from a fully sold out European tour, the band were recently awarded the prestigious European Border Breakers Award following in the footsteps of previous winners Adele, Mumford & Sons, Disclosure and Years & Years for the international success of their debut album ‘Everything This Way’. Debut album Everything This Way...

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Bobby Green is impressed by D-Day

  Review by Bobby Green Movin On is the stomping new single from Galway’s D-Day. It’s a good old fashioned balls out Rocktastic riff a thon instant anthem. It’s so radio friendly the kick drum has already impregnated my speakers and the bass has made a mess of my headphone socket. Jokes aside Movin’ On is a great track and as catchy as hell, with the right people pushing it this could be a smash for D-Day. They are defiantly a band to keep an eye on in 2017, this exciting brand of classic rock n roll is designed for...

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