Bobby Green enjoys Kate Dineen’s honesty on new single ‘Flames’
Jul31

Bobby Green enjoys Kate Dineen’s honesty on new single ‘Flames’

Kate Dineen is an award winning Irish singer songwriter from Tralee but based in Dublin who is about to release another stunning single ‘Flames’ on the 28th July. In 2015 Kate played a number of festivals including Battle for the Burning Lake, 96/1 and Cork Folk Festival. The Tralee songwriter also supported Dublin band The Needables at their album launch, and has supported Marc O’Reilly in Whelans and Dolans. She won the Noel Brazil songwriting competition for her song ‘Great Escape’. ‘Flames’ flirts with Americana and new Irish folk with equal measure but never lets go of Kate Dineen’s sweet and soulful delivery. Kate’s atmospheric vocal stylings have very little need for accompaniment as her vocal alone can paint a wall of imagination inside the listeners head and I’m always impressed by an artist who is honest on their canvas. Flames is a hauntingly beautiful track is out now on spotify. Catch up with Kate Dineen Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/katedineenmusic/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kate_dineen_music/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/KaDi_music Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/2s7JrceaCyj0KEfIQ8CjmS Watch the video for ‘Flames’...

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Frankenstein Bolts go all dreamy with new single “Anatomic Major”
Jul26

Frankenstein Bolts go all dreamy with new single “Anatomic Major”

  If you like your indie pop all dreamy and atmospheric then you’ll be delighted to hear that Frankenstein Bolts have a new album coming out and “Anatomic Major” is the lead single from it. This sprinkling of musical charm floats in at 2 minutes and 27 seconds and gently lifts your soul to a plateau you’ll be ever so familiar with if you’ve been following this Wexford duo for as long as we have here at musician.ie The Frankenstein Bolts have that magical ability to take you away to their world and immerse you deep into emotional pleasure with their sound. But I do love this band, and the reason is that their music does appeal on an emotional level, and I’m expecting moments of pure joy from the new album, Aglow and Spark, which is out next month and is the result of a crowd funding campaign. Look out for Aglow and Spark being in the top 10 Irish albums for 2017 if “Anatomic Major” is anything to go by it’ll be the album everyone will fall in love with. Watch the video for “Anatomic Major”...

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Townlands Carnival Reveal Full Stage Times
Jul19

Townlands Carnival Reveal Full Stage Times

Townlands Carnival taking place this weekend (July 21-23) at Rusheen Farm, Macroom have released their full stage lineups. Headliners include Jeru The Damaga, Brushy 1 String, Krafty Kuts, Hermitage Green and King Kong Company along with an exciting lineup of cutting edge artists from the worlds of performance and dance music. Townlands Carnival are also pleased to support Irish acts with some of Ireland’s rising stars set to take to the stage over the three day festival including Sillke, Le Boom, Jack O’Rourke and James Or. The festival has also created an enticing lineup of spoken word in The Village Green featuring talks by Cork Loves Music, and performances from Lords of Strut and The Rubberbandits. Campervan tickets are about to sell out but make sure you don’t miss out and be the envy of your friends by availing of a bell tent from Silk Road Tents or flash the cash for an Airstream. Physical tickets can be purchased at any of the following locations: JC Murphy’s Bar (Macroom), Organico Cafe (Bantry), Toonbridge Cafe, Bunker Vinyl (Cork), Siopa Gan Aimn (Cork), Shire Bar (Killarney), Spin Dizzy Records (Dublin) Tickets are available for €140 +BF from www.townlandscarnival.com...

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Social commentary from The Clockworks
Jul19

Social commentary from The Clockworks

Drawing comparisons to the likes of The Streets, Artic Monkeys and The Libertines Galway Indie-Punk band The Clockworks make writing social commentary attached to a catchy hook look easy. The groups latest single “The World Owes Me A Favour” is some of their strongest writing to date and they are backing it up with Irish and UK dates. Wedged full with precise comments and razor sharp observations The Clockworks take the Irish political system to task. And they do so while referencing some of the great Indie-Punk social commentators of recent times creating a sound that is International but is playing out in each of our living rooms. Rusangano Family did it from Limerick and now The Clockworks are embracing the values of punk to decry the current state of affairs in Ireland from outside the capital. Heralding a situation where meaningful commentary is being created in the vacuum left by Dublin demanding to be heard. Catch The Clockworks when they play: Aug 26 – 96/1 Festival, Cork Sept 21 – Roisin Dubh, Galway Watch the video for “Te World Owes Me A Favour”...

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10 Things to see at Townlands Carnival
Jul17

10 Things to see at Townlands Carnival

Townlands Carnival returns for a third year to Rusheen Farm this weekend, July 21-23, with headliners Jeru the Damaga, Brushy 1 String, King Kong Company set to take the stage over the three day event. Here at Musician.ie we compiled 10 things to see at this years Townlands Carnival 1. King Kong Company are bringing the Buckie to Rusheen Farm with a show full of noise and rumble. After tearing down the tent at Glastonbury 2017 King Kong Company bring to Townlands Carnival some inimitable “21st century swagger” (Irish Times), whose “live shows are events, built from sweat soaked late-night electronic buzz and rumble” (Last Mixed Tape) and who were recently crowned the Best Irish Live Act 2016 (Pure M Awards). 2. Limerick comedy/hip hop duo The Rubber Bandits a satirical stage and television act, have performed throughout Ireland, the UK and the US with shows at events such as Electric Picnic, Oxegen and the Bulmers International Comedy Festival. 3. Meanwhile, Cork’s favourite spandex-wearing duo are on a mission to change the world with dance. Lords of Strut make an exhilarating addition to a diverse and highly charged line-up in the Village Hall. 4. Slamboree is a live band with a Smörgåsbord of circus performers, daredevils and entertainers fusing bass-driven beats with live orchestra, guitars, percussion, loops, visuals, brass, accordian, pyrotechnics and circus. 5. The Cirque Du Freakout Big Top will be parking up at Townlands Carnival 2017. Bringing with it the great LIZAÏA who will present to you its most enchanting dances, acrobats, musicians, dishevelled and introduce to you Rosa the great fortune-teller. Let yourself be bewildered by our most crazy magicians, dissimulating in their sleeves their diabolical tricks. The festival will be in full swing with new attractions. Try your luck, test your strength and abilities in the funfair. The merry electronic fanfare will play through the day, its most beautiful tunes, accompanied by dirty bass, for demanding music lovers. Don’t be afraid! Let yourself be surprised, and fall into the universe of Le Cirque Du Freakout. 6. In a society where talent abounds and opportunity is scarce, a genuinely unique and courageous underground artist fights to rise up from obscurity into the pages of history This is Andrew Chin—a.k.a. Brushy One String—the son of the late great Freddie McKay, one of Jamaica’s most renowned artists. Brushy has reached the hearts of many through the power of original song,With a soulful voice and infectious guitar melodies, Brushy “soothes souls and rough hearts” as he continues to perform from Jamaica to a worldwide on his one string guitar. 7. Theatrical walkabouts roam the Townlands breathing new life into...

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