Bobby Green reviews Brash Isaac’s “In The Dark”
Sep22

Bobby Green reviews Brash Isaac’s “In The Dark”

  Review by Bobby Green Brash Isaac’s latest offering is so infectious it you’ll swear you’ve heard it before. It’s the mark of quality song writing when a song can tap into your consciousness and create memories you don’t even have. Brash Isaac is the musical pursuit of Andrew Cameron. Combining folk song writing with a mixture of rock and pop, this beautiful music is both heartfelt and radio friendly. Combining vulnerable lyrics, along with an impressive handle on melody, they create an accidental pop music of sorts. But there is nothing accidental about the quality on offer here, built on live performances there is a finely tuned ability to produce songs of an exceptional...

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Bobby Green review “Sun House” from Crojayn
Sep19

Bobby Green review “Sun House” from Crojayn

Review by Bobby Green (Bobs Joint) Crojayn are an alternative style blues based rock band from the peoples republic. If you’ve not heard of them yet you very soon will. Their explosive sound is like dynamite to the senses and will leave you trembling with excitement. They formed in September 2013, at the ages of 13 – 15 and have been honing their craft ever since.  They have remained a self-managed band releasing their début eponymous EP in August 2015 to critical acclaim, building on their following they completing their first ever Irish tour in 2016 where they supported “The Strypes” picking up even more fans along the way and now, releasing their new blistering 4 track EP in 2017. This fantastic second EP is everything I love about blues based rock, there must be something in the Irish water because this next generation of young musicians are creating a scene reminiscent of the 60’s where the next interpretation on the blues is stepping forward and staking its claim at the musical top table and the quality on offer just gets better and better. With the right management there would be no stopping Crojayn, their sound is worthy of the world stage and could easily compete with their peers. I’m genuinely excited about this next generations interpretation of the blues and the emerging scene it’s creating, and with this EP Crojayn are becoming major players. These are very exciting times for the music scene in Ireland and the likes of Crojayn and their peers are a major reason for this. The EP is available on Spotify, iTunes, Google Play and various other platforms now. You can preview “Sun House”...

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A Weekend Away impress with EP
Aug25

A Weekend Away impress with EP

  Review by Bobby Green A Weekend Away jumped onto the music scene during the Spring of 2013. Initially with 6 members, they were praised for mixing a jaw dropping punk sound with Indie influenced rhythm and lead guitar. In the Winter of 2016, pianist Patrick O’Shaughnessy and singer Josh Acosta parted ways with A Weekend Away due to other commitments. Singer/songwriter, Peader Storey stepped into the scene making A Weekend Away a 5-piece act. What followed were a string of exceptional live performances and the pressure was on to capture this energy in the recording studio. I love it when a band can translate a live feel and sound to tape, this is as much to the credit of the producer as the band, but ultimately if the songs are a bit shit in the first place then it’s up to the producer to polish a turd. With A Weekend Away EP I think producer, band, engineer and mastering guys have done a superb job by capturing a live feel in all its raw beauty and simply reproducing this for the EP.  A Weekend Away’s debut EP contains 6 tracks recorded by Mike Gavin (Even Audio), Tony Monaghan (Music Generation) and Ciaran Woulfe (Woulfe) and was mastered by Richard Dowling of WAV Mastering. Speaking about the ep A Weekend Away said “I think this is really a bigger sounding song than any we’ve written before. When we heard it finished for the first time we were kinda taken aback a little. We were all packed into Patrick’s car listening to it at 3am following a 3 day rush to get a headline gig together, record 5 songs and print them as a demo. It was just the most surreal moment, it’s really when I started feeling that we could actually do this. We’ve been really busy the last couple of months but playing with the lads is one of the best things to do. Because of how busy we have been recently we’re like a well oiled machine. Over the past month we have been overflowing with gigs, events and production. Like winning UL Battle of the Bands was definitely a highlight but we have so much more in the pipeline. This really is a cracking ep stacked full of bluesy ball tickling rock n roll with an indie punkie...

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Bobby Green predicts big things for Limerick’s Nile St. James
Aug14

Bobby Green predicts big things for Limerick’s Nile St. James

Review by Bobby Green At this moment in time there’s only a handful of world class talent in Ireland that doesn’t have that ‘Irish’ sound. If you were to walk into any Irish city you’d be inundated with singers who could be considered world class, but they’d all have that sound. There’s nothing wrong with it, I love that sound and thankfully so do millions of others. But from time to time you’d get a singer whose soulful vocal could come from across the water on either side of this beautiful musical landscape of ours. And right now I honestly believe I’m listening to a brand new talent that is about to shine in that category.   Nile St. James is a singer/songwriter hailing from Limerick City. With heavy influences rooted in folk and soul music, Nile has found his own authentic space within the music industry combining the two genres to create unique and exciting hybrid. His debut single ‘Fell For You’ is a joyous introduction to his vocal stylings. This sweet introduction has Nile singing with his band (The Vibes) bringing their funk / soul rhythms from their dynamic live performances to the recording studio.   This is just the start for this young man, I can see his star rising into the intergalactic hemisphere. You can’t help but love this song, if he’s not a household name in a few years’ time there’s something seriously wrong…   Fell For You is available for pre-order on August 11th 2017 via...

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Search Party Animal reveal new single and Whelan’s date
Aug11

Search Party Animal reveal new single and Whelan’s date

  Search Party Animal just may be the hottest ticket in town right now with the release of the release of their second single “Enemies”. This magnificent cacophony of a tune cuts right through a lot of the generic music that Ireland’s music scene is awash with right now. Playing together since the age of 14 these lads have defined their sound and are known for their energetic live performances and with a debut headline show Upstairs at Whelan’s on August 25th, and a busy festival season to follow soon, there is much more to come from this exciting young five piece whose average age is 19. This may bode well for the future of the Irish music scene, but with “Enemies” being released the here and the now sound pretty fucking awesome… “Enemies” is out now – Catch Search Party Animal live upstairs at Whelan’s on August 25th...

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Bobby Green reviews the new single from Pursued By Dogs
Aug08

Bobby Green reviews the new single from Pursued By Dogs

Review by Bobby Green Iceland is the second self release from Dublin’s Pursued By Dogs and is a taster for their forthcoming debut album due for release later this year that was recorded by producer James Darkin at Temple Lane and Herbert Place Studios. This slow builder of indietronica brings you along a superb soundscape that builds but never overwhelms. There’s a touch of class about this track with its elegant delivery that’ll leave you wanting more. The band previously played under the name DOGS, making a name for themselves on Ireland’s live circuit featuring at the likes of Castlepalooza, Indiependence and earning themselves a nomination for Best New Act at the Irish Festival Awards. Pursued by Dogs are Andrew Brennan – vocals, guitar; Ronan Marr – production; Suzanne Purcell – vocals, keys; Dave Sheehan – bass....

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