Month: August 2017

freezerRoom gear up for Hazel Wood launch with new album

After months of speculation and teaser releases Cork collaborators freezerRoom are due to release their full length album Fire on the Ocean September 1 with a live launch September 2 at midnight in the Hazel Wood Stage at Electric Picnic accompanied onstage by no less than 20 musicians. The core of freezerRoom is production duo Graham White and Rory Dempsey. The pair has been making music together for over 15 years since they first met in acclaimed Irish downbeat act The Shades. On Fire on the Ocean they continue their brand of alternative rock with electronic and orchestral elements...

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Hvmmingbyrd set to impress with new release

Kildare/Dublin duo Hvmmingbyrd have been growing in stature and confidence since we last met them. The band have spent the summer touring but this by no way explains their latest release ‘Gozo’ which is out now. The confidence in their writing and sound is perfectly illustrated with this latest release. Combining traditional Irish song writing troupes with a bleepy electronic soundscape that sounds more international means the duo have been listening, learning and know exactly what they want to produce. Expect to hear these two playing more international festivals next year so make sure you catch them while you...

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King Kong Company release new music ahead of Picnic date

To celebrate the end of their busiest summer yet King Kong Company have released “Involved”. It’s their first new track since last year’s acclaimed self-titled debut album. It’s also a little taster of what to expect at their Electric Picnic gig. A gig that could be their biggest one yet.   The track was written and recorded on the road. We mean literally on the road, in the band van. The lo-fi video was entirely shot on mobile phones by the band, by the crew and by fans in the crowds who sent in their gig footage. You might...

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A Weekend Away impress with EP

  Review by Bobby Green A Weekend Away jumped onto the music scene during the Spring of 2013. Initially with 6 members, they were praised for mixing a jaw dropping punk sound with Indie influenced rhythm and lead guitar. In the Winter of 2016, pianist Patrick O’Shaughnessy and singer Josh Acosta parted ways with A Weekend Away due to other commitments. Singer/songwriter, Peader Storey stepped into the scene making A Weekend Away a 5-piece act. What followed were a string of exceptional live performances and the pressure was on to capture this energy in the recording studio. I love...

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Bobby Green takes at a look at the new single from The Felonies

  Review by Bobby Green   “Drunk (3am)” is the third single from Wicklow’s alternative rock groovers The Felonies, and they feel it’s their best song to date. One of the most exciting upcoming live bands on the Irish music scene for a while now building on blazing through 2015 with a string of great live sets and releasing their debut EP. 2016 saw them picking up the Searchlight Development Deal, where the band spent the next five months in live pre-production in The Button Factory, and recording new material in Temple Lane Studios. Now in 2017, with 2...

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