Wild Front play Cork date
Nov16

Wild Front play Cork date

Organically formed, UK South Coast Band, Wild Front, aim to pair the unrestrained emotions of music with the capricious nature of life. It came as no surprise when the band formed, as the 4 had been musically working together for years. Although 80’s rock and alternative indie is a love they all share, their primary musical influences are so different. Jack offers his love of folk and Josh studied classical music at university, whereas Mike and Joe’s musical repertoire ranges from West Coast hip hop to indie folk. It’s this exotic mix that creates their unique and distinctive sound. Wild Front have just released their self-titled debut EP, and are in the studio constantly writing and recording new material. Wild Front play Fred Zeppelin’s November 30 Tickets €12 inc booking fee from Tickets.ie Over 18s – Id...

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Early Bird tickets for Indiependence go on sale
Nov02

Early Bird tickets for Indiependence go on sale

Following a sold-out stomper at INDIE17 this summer featuring headliners Manic Street Preachers, Tom Odell and The Coronas, Indiependence Music & Arts Festival has announced tickets will go on sale this Saturday November 4, with INDIE18’s first acts set to be revealed next month.   Since its first festival in 2006, Indiependence has grown into one of Ireland’s biggest and most loved events, drawing international acts like Basement Jaxx, Public Enemy, De La Soul and Editors to play alongside the best names in Irish music, in the scenic foothills of the Galtee Mountains.   “We’ve managed to grow the festival over the last few years into a 10,000 capacity event, while avoiding increases in costs to our fans, making INDIE the best value for money festival in the country,” says organiser Shane Dunne.   “We’ve never rested on our laurels and want to make 2018 the biggest and best INDIE we have had yet. This will see us increase the price of our normal 3-day Camping Ticket by a small amount, but as always, fans will have plenty of opportunities to buy their tickets at lower prices than most festivals, so don’t leave it too late!”   Tickets prices for INDIE18 are as follows:   Super Early Bird 3-day Camping Ticket – €109 Early Bird 3-day Camping Ticket – €119 3-day Camping Ticket – €139   Tickets will be available online from Tickets.ie and regionally from Super Valu and Centra outlets with the Tickets.ie logo. Tickets will also be on sale from a special Pop-Up Shop in Mitchelstown from The Yard Bar on Saturday, where there will be free teas and coffees, some food and DJs with entry to a raffle for VIP upgrades!...

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Video of the Day: Penrose “Better Man”
Oct24

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 18th. The video shot by Anthony White sees the band make some dubious life decisions and ultimately face the consequence of their actions. Lead singer Darragh Mc Grane says he wrote the song “directly after a long night of being out till all hours and I had a realisation looking at my new born baby girl that I needed to sort myself out and be a better father to her.” Live Dates: 18th Nov Whelans  – BETTER MAN Single Launch 9th Dec Powerscourt Shopping Centre – Simon Community Charity Gig 29th Dec Vicar Street – Supporting...

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Song of the Day: Marc O’Reilly’s “Enemy Of”
Oct24

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...

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Reviving Bobby Green’s faith in the album meet The Crayon Set’s new release
Oct23

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 about the death of the album, but I believe that these lazy blaggers honestly have no love for their job because Lost Languages is very much alive and with so much diversity flowing from my speakers it’s impossible not to fall in love with The Crayon Set, but ultimately fall in love with this album. “Closed Lines”,  “I can’t say No”, “O’Connell Street” are songs that tell a story together, on an album. In a world where even the people we are supposed to trust with our art are telling us we don’t have the attention span to appreciate the creative beauty of an album, Lost Languages reminds us of how wonderful this art form is.  This isn’t a wake-up call, far from it, but never underestimate the power of a gentle whisper. This is an album of real beauty, something not only they should be proud of but an album that Dublin should be proud of. I only wished it was on vinyl because something this good deserves it. My problem with CD’s or MP3’s is you don’t build a relationship with the art, perhaps this is where my earlier complaint about journalists has its roots. With vinyl you commit to the music because of the ritual of how you listen to that format. Because this is an album you want to get to know better, you want to spend more time with it and have a connection beyond the digital play button. Lost Languages lives, breathes, and has a pulse. It holds your attention as well as your...

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