Day: October 10, 2017

Video of the Day: Joey Ryan with ‘Violet’

‘Violet’ is the new release from Cork musician Joey Ryan. Violet is a soulful track taken from his 2016 release Fall Through the Night, which saw Ryan refine his sound with the help of Cork based producer Christian Best in Monique Studios. Having relocated to Berlin, Germany in mid 2016, ‘Violet’ sees a collaboration with the Berlin based Kopperkollectiv who have previously worked with many successful German acts through their Berlin Open Stage music video series. Shot in Berlin city and surrounding area during summer 2017, Swedish dance artist and choreographer Siri Elmqvist created a modern interpretive dance sequence...

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Song of the Day: Tanjier’s haunting ‘Hymn’

In case you haven’t come across them before Tanjier are Mick Killen, Tommy Buckley and Ronan Lynch and they create dark electro-pop lurking in the shadows; the sound of isolation in orange dimly lit city streets. They are a trio based in Dublin, Ireland. Previously the band have tackled issues like homelessness, addiction and mental health. Their new single ‘Hymn’ musically documents the growth of the band’s sound which shimmers and pops. Skillfully employing their influences from Talos and James Vincent McMurrow into their own particular niche with haunting lyrics and growling guitar. Lyrically the band continue to hone...

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In Tua Nua head on tour

It was 30 years ago this year that ‘In Tua Nua’ supported U2 on the European leg of The Joshua Tree Tour. They are now setting out on their first Irish Tour since 1988. The band toured extensively throughout Europe and the US during the 1980’s promoting their albums “Vaudeville” and “The Long Acre”. During the 80s In Tua Nua had 9 top 20 singles here in Ireland. One of Ireland’s premier live acts, they shared stages with Bob Dylan (Slane), Fleetwood Mac, and Eurythmics to name but a few while also opening on stadium tours for Simple Minds...

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New Plugd space to open October 13

Cork’s much-loved record shop Plugd, originally founded by Jim Horgan back in 2001, will be reopening for business upstairs at The Roundy, Castle Street, this month.   Jim said: “It has been great working with Emma and Frank in the Roundy these last months. We have big plans for the space and we are excited about collaborating with Cork’s creative community to make great things happen.  Upstairs at the Roundy will function as a record and print store, café, gallery, and event space, four days a week; and we’ll be developing new ideas along the way. I’m really looking...

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Bobby Green gets dirty with new double release from Fontaines

  Review by Bobby Green If you’re looking for a groove so dirty that it’s going to reach inside your guts and shake your very foundations then look no further than Fountaines double A side 7” single ‘Hurricane Laughter / Winter In The Sun.’ This infectious Dublin 5 piece outfit delighted us earlier this year with ‘Liberty Bell’ but have really stepped it up a notch with ‘Hurricane Laughter’ This could well be’s single of the year with its gloriously flamboyant video perfectly painting a visual surreal accompaniment to this psychedelic romp with a hook so naughty it...

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