Le Galaxie, Stiff Little Fingers and more bound for The Great Irish Beer Festival
Jun27

Le Galaxie, Stiff Little Fingers and more bound for The Great Irish Beer Festival

The Great Irish Beer Festival returns to Cork City Hall this August for the second annual event, taking place from Thursday August 24 – Saturday August 26. This year’s music programme over the three days will see Stiff Little Fingers, Le Galaxie, Rebel Rebel – The David Bowie Experience, The Band Anna, Fire & Water and Audible Joes ensure each day ends with a suitable bang. Following last years hugely successful inaugural event, The Great Irish Beer Festival will feature 24 Irish craft brewers and one distillery; each bringing a unique flavour to the festival. The Great Irish Beer Festival will prove a treasure trove of information, food pairings and knowledge for aficionados and newcomers alike. Lectures will take place over the weekend at City Hall including ‘Learn How To Brew’ with the Lee Valley Brewing Club and discussions led by Chris O’Flynn of the Malting Company of Ireland among others. Run by the Franciscan Well Brewery in Cork in association with Tom Keating Presents, this year’s festival aims to build on the initial footprint and establish The Great Irish Beer festival as one of the country’s finest live music and brewing events – diverse in both its participants and audience. Advance day tickets are €13.50 for each day/evening from Tickets.ie or €15 on the door. Thursday August 24 Stiff Little Fingers Audible Joes Doors 7pm, Concert 7.30pm – 10pm   Friday August 25  Le Galaxie The Band Anna Doors 4pm, Concert 6pm -10pm   Saturday August 26 Rebel Rebel -The David Bowie Experience &  Fire & Water Doors 12noon , Concert 6pm – 10pm...

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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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