Bobby Green gets summery with new music from SIIGHTS
Jun22

Bobby Green gets summery with new music from SIIGHTS

Review by Bobby Green You know it’s summer when you’re driving around town with the windows down and sweet female vocals are filling the airwaves. “Nobody Like U” is the next single from the dynamic female due known as SIIGHTS. Mia hails from from Dublin and Toni from Glasgow, both were accomplished musicians and songwriters in their own fields when they met by chance in summer 2016 in a house studio hidden away in LA writing tracks for other artists. The girls worked so great together that SIIGHTS was born. Their first collaboration scored over 18.5 million plays on Facebook and launched their music onto an adoring fanbase and with “Nobody Like U” sounding like the smash of the summer it’ll be a worldwide audience these girls will soon be playing to. It’s pop at its finest and most pure. In an era when the genre needs substance and credibility. SIIGHTS could just be the remedy that puts pop music back in the spotlight. Watch this space, there’s a lot more to come from SIIGHTS, their sound is what summers were made for. SIIGHTS will release their new single “Nobody Like U” on Friday, 23rd June 2017 on iTunes and...

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Get the punk band you deserve by listening to Touts “Political People”
Jun21

Get the punk band you deserve by listening to Touts “Political People”

Review by Bobby Green If you like the sensation of a punk rock jackhammer whacking you straight in the face then the new single ‘Political People’ by TOUTS will make your dingles dangle. TOUTS are a three piece punk band from Derry, Ireland. A singer that can’t sing, a mod that can’t play bass and a drummer that can’t see. They have just released their debut EP Sickening and Deplorable, which contains their next single “Political People”, through Hometown Records. Their delivery is on point and they sound like the band Babyshambles always wanted to be but were never good enough to achieve, there is no false hype about TOUTS. TOUTS say of the single.  “Political People” is a two minute sub culture anthem looking at how politics, the parties and the manifestos are so far removed from today’s youth.’ These teenage upstarts will be playing to ever greater audiences with Paul Weller having them as support on both Irish dates of his tour next year and a support slot for Kasabian in August in Belfast. If the video for ‘Political People’ is anything to go by both Weller and Kasabian need to bring their ‘A game’ otherwise they’ll be in serious trouble of being blown off the f**king stage… Watch Political People”...

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The Scratch release new music with Vico Road
Jun19

The Scratch release new music with Vico Road

Review by Bobby Green The Scratch are a 4 piece from Dublin / Cork who play an exciting brand of traditional music that will ignite a passion within you. They look like they’ve found Howard Marks hidden supply in the Galtee Mountains and you’d fully expect them to start playing Hells Bells rather than the pulsating melodies and rhythms they are now becoming famous for. When music is played with this much passion it’s impossible to not be effected by it, Imagine Malcom Young’s driving rhythms with a traditional Irish flavour and you’ll be getting close to the sound these lads are creating. I’m not sure how the traditional purists would take to these guys, but they look like they couldn’t give a pair of monkey’s balls what anyone thinks. And with music this good does it really matter. The single “Vico Road” is out now, and to hear it live is an experience you need in your...

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Bobby Green reviews The Fontaines new single “Liberty Belle”
Jun03

Bobby Green reviews The Fontaines new single “Liberty Belle”

Review: Bobby Green I do get genuinely excited when I get to review a single that comes in under 3 minutes, and with “Liberty Belle” loaded up at 2.38 I thought I’d make myself a nice cup of tea and strap myself in for one hell of a ride. But this wasn’t quite what I expected….. This is beautiful basic Rock n Roll, the like I’ve not heard in some time. The Fontaines are a Dublin 5 piece that have been gigging around Dublin and impressing everyone who sees them. It’s like they’re showing us all the basics and we’re all falling in love with the rock n roll sound again. They’ve opened for some seriously great bands, too, including next big things The Lemon Twigs, YAK and Hinds. They also kicked off Girl Band’s Mayo show. Their debut single “Liberty Belle” is out now and will be available on iTunes and also on limited edition 7”, stocked exclusively at Tower Records.  ...

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Sonera release new single Claustro
Jun03

Sonera release new single Claustro

Review by Bobby Green “Claustro” is the deeply infectious groove laden alternative rock debut from Irish four piece Sonera. The band were formed from the remnants of Beautiful Corruption and consists of Oisin Wolfe, James Brown, Simon Cooke and Rory Cooper.   Speaking of the change they said. “Beautiful Corruption was a name we picked as 16 year olds, before Rory was even in the band and at a time when we may as well have been different people. We’ve grown and evolved as a band and for the last while we haven’t felt at home with that name. The things we’ve learnt over the years along with the obstacles we’ve overcome have shaped the band we are today. This is a fresh start for us, a new identity under which we can launch our career as a band. And with that we’re proud to announce that our new single ‘Claustro’ will be released at the end of this month with an Irish tour to coincide”   There’s a huge slice of stoner rock about their sound but enough of an alternative influence to stop them being a stonner band.  This hugely impressive debut comes off the back of some energetic live performances throughout 2016 and with the release of “Claustro” they’ll no doubt be some great gigs to push them even further into your consciousness.   Check them out now in these intimate venues before it’s too late, they might not be playing them for too much longer. The new single is out 28th April with a tour to promote it. https://www.facebook.com/wearesonera/ April 27 -Fred Zeppelins, Cork April 29 – Central Arts Centre, Waterford April 30 – Murphy’s, Thomastown    ...

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