Month: October 2017

Video of the Day: Penrose “Better Man”

Penrose are a 5 piece band put together by Darragh Mc Grane and can now be described as a solid Indie Pop band with catchy uplifting indie songs and anthems that have “attitude” and stick in your head. Mixing the pop sensibilities & harmonies of The Beatles / ELO, the snarling vocals of Richard Ashcroft (The Verve) and the rhythmic acoustic guitars of Oasis. The band mixes their 60’s and 90’s influences bringing them together and putting a modern feel and attitude to the music they create. Penrose have just released “Better Man” with a single launch in Whelan’s November...

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Song of the Day: Marc O’Reilly’s “Enemy Of”

Marc O’Reilly does not sit on his laurels. With several critically acclaimed side projects to his name the Waterford native is releasing new material with a new album in the works. Blending blues and folk with something a little bit sonic and bit magical. Marc has just released “Enemy Of”. The track is now available worldwide and is taken from Marc’s forthcoming new album ‘L’etre Politique’ which is scheduled for release in Feb 2018. Marc will be promoting the release of ‘Enemy Of’ with a full band show at Whelans in Dublin on Thurs 26th Oct....

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Reviving Bobby Green’s faith in the album meet The Crayon Set’s new release

  Review by Bobby Green It’s not often I’m lost for words, but after hearing Lost Languages I’m finding it difficult to summon up worthy praise for this delicately beautiful album.  It plays upon your heart strings early on, laying you down and lulling you into a tranquil sense of ethereal warmth with glowing embers lighting up your soul. And just when you think it’s safe to just – let – go ‘ATTACK’ slaps you about your face and wakes you up reminding you that your full attention is needed. There’s been so much nonsense written by modern journalists...

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If really good alternative rock is your thing then Bobby Green recommends Deep Sky Objects

  Review by Bobby Green Alternative Rock has become a bit of a dirty phrase over the last few years with so many bands not quite knowing where they are or where they are going, knocking out mediocre music hoping for mainstream attention. At the core of any great music, be it folk or pop or rock with the many sub genres within each category there has to be truth. And for quite a while now there has been nothing much to believe in. But as transgloble underground told me, ‘Watch The Sky, Keep Looking’ Deep Sky Objects are...

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Bobby Green recommends the Magic of NC Grey

Review by Bobby Green As the days turn into nights on these autumnal months the darkness brings with it a chill that needs to be kept at bay. Fires are lit, and soundtracks are chosen to accompany the soft crackle of the fire while the burning embers dance their way up the chimney.  On these long cold nights we sometimes call upon some old friends for company. Nina Simone, Billie Holiday, John Coltrane’s Love Supreme alone has kept me warm for a whole winter such is the strength of its magic. But now there’s a new Magic, a voice...

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