Single of the Week: Blaming Hannah ‘I’m Alive’
Jan06

Single of the Week: Blaming Hannah ‘I’m Alive’

Blaming Hannah are a four piece rock band from Kinsale, Co. Cork and with Artic Monkey vibes a plenty they have released their debut single ‘I’m Alive’ ahead of their debut EP due out this spring. With more than a passing resemblance to Alex Turner lead singer Fionn Turner unleashes a torrent of self aware angst. But Blaming Hannah has much more up their sleeve, check out that glorious classic rock guitar bridge at 2 minutes, and the punk edge to the rhythm section. Listen to ‘I’m Alive’...

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Top EP’s of 2016
Dec22

Top EP’s of 2016

It is a time of musical exploration, invention, and creation and the EP is a bands way of introducing themselves, their craft, and their intentions. Some on this list declared their intentions clearly, following up with an album. Others introduced themselves to us for the first time. Others still revelled in creativity and showed us just how music was evolving and how they were part of that evolution. It has been a healthy year for the EP and in no particular order here are my favourites from 2016. Daithi – Tribes Hillary Woods – Heartbox Tanjier – Sunrise Wyvern Lingo – Letter to Willow All Tvvins – Unbelieveable Orchid Collective – Courage Thumper – Magnum Opuss Meltybrains? – Kiss Yourself Aibhe Reddy – Hallowed Out Sea Hvmmingbyrd – Know My Name In The Willows – Fallen Bird Pine The Pilcrow – Pine The Pilcrow AE MAK – I Can Feel It In My Bones Rocstrong – SOWYG Variant Sea – Fable Kobina – Sentinel Island CLU –...

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Youth Mass Announce Release Date for Next Single “Somebody Help Me”
Nov29

Youth Mass Announce Release Date for Next Single “Somebody Help Me”

Youth Mass have announced the release of the first single, Somebody Help Me, from their anticipated new EP, on the 09th December 2016. The single, which follows on from the critically acclaimed 2014 debut album “morning run / evening sun”, will be available on iTunes, Google Play Music, Spotify and usual outlets. The 4 piece will mark the release by playing The Midnight Hour in Whelan’s Dublin the following night, Saturday the 10th of December, with support coming on the night from Almost Ghosts....

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New Music: SPYFU
Nov27

New Music: SPYFU

Galwegian band SYPFU are going to be your newest guilty pleasure once you get your ears onto their super catchy new single “Burning out” “Burning Out” was released November 18th and the 5-piece have a passion for creating big sound, and creating a foot thumping melody to go with it. They melt gritty guitars with thumping rhythms, sizzling synths and soaring vocals to create their musical offering. “Burning Out” is available now and you can watch the video...

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This Weekend: Nov 17 – 20
Nov17

This Weekend: Nov 17 – 20

Thursday Levi’s, Ballydehob – The Suitcase Junket Tickets: http://www.leviscornerhouse.com/new-events/2016/11/17/the-suitcase-junket kenny’s, Lahinch – Mick Hanly & Donal Lunny Tickets: https://www.facebook.com/KennysBar Roisin Dubh, Galway – Jinx Lennon Tickets: http://www.roisindubh.net/listings/ The Spirit Store, Dundalk – Amanda St. John Tickets: http://www.spiritstore.ie/ Whelan’s, Dublin – Sample Answer Tickets: http://www.whelanslive.com/ The Workman’s Club, Dublin – Brave Giant Tickets: Homepage Friday The Oliver Plunkett, Cork – Hank Wedel Tickets: http://www.theoliverplunkett.com/ Cyprus Avenue, Cork – Lake Street Drive Tickets: https://www.cyprusavenue.ie/ Triskal, Cork – t-woc Album Launch Tickets: Home Roisin Dubh, Galway – We Cut Corners Tickets: http://www.roisindubh.net/listings/ Whelan’s, Dublin – The Stoles Tickets: http://www.whelanslive.com/ Saturday Saturday Coughlan’s, Cork – One Horse Pony Tickets:Here The Button Factry, Dublin – We Cut Corners Tickets: http://buttonfactory.ie/ The Crane Lane Theatre, Cork – Frankenstein Bolts Tickets: http://www.cranelanetheatre.ie/ Sunday Plug’d, Cork – Myles Manley Tickets: https://www.facebook.com/plugdrecords/ Connolly’s, Leap – Hermitage Green Tickets: https://www.facebook.com/ConnollysOfLeap/ Dolan’s, Limerick – Sample Answer Tickets: http://www.dolans.ie/ Roisin Dubh, Galway – David Kitt Tickets: http://www.roisindubh.net/listings/ The Brewery Corner, Kilkenny – Brand New Dead Things Tickets: Here Central Arts Centre, Waterford – Harbouring Oceans Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.ie/o/central-arts-7486167903 Sunday The Crane Lane Theatre, Cork – Art Crimes Band Tickets: http://www.cranelanetheatre.ie/ Roisin Dubh, Galway – Sample Answer Tickets:...

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King Company Company offer Remix Challenge
Nov02

King Company Company offer Remix Challenge

Over the last few months King Kong Company have been asked if they were making any of their tracks available for remixing. The answer to this question is a resounding yes. Rather than just sending a few folks some stems, the Waterford buzzers thought they would make things a little more interesting and have some fun while they were at it. They are going to give the best mix they hear €1,000. “We’d rather give it to you than the taxman” said Luke Abbott. The plan is thus, the stems from two of the tracks are available from the King Kong Company website, Homepage , download them, piece them together any way you want, and send on the results. If they like what we hear, you get one thousand quid. Yes boy! “If you’ve ever dabbled with Ableton, twiddled some knobs in Logic, rooted around in Reaper or fiddled with some faders in ProTools, whittling away at our wavs could be something to help you while away a winters evening. We will happily embrace all manner of mix and you can have a go at both tracks if you’re up for it. Subtract whatever you feel like losing and add anything you can squash in. It can be a straight reworking of the stems prepared by our buddy Neil McLellan, an industrial-hardcore-gabba-céilí concoction, an Enya inspired New-Age ambient downer (we dare you!) or whatever you’re having yourself. Take the individual elements of each track and rearrange them into something new. A warning though, if you manage to create something better than we have ourselves, we will promptly destroy it and you” adds Abbott. All eleven members of the King Kong Crew are going to have their say in this thing and the groups social media followers will cast the twelfth vote. “This will probably involve us having a family row, making difficult decisions usually does” said Luke Abbott. The deadline for submitting mixes is Sunday January 1st and the group will announce the recipient of the inaugural King Kong Company Buzzers Bursary on Tuesday January 31st. “Getting a mix to a standard that impresses the King Kong Massive isn’t going to be easy, this isn’t like buying a raffle ticket for a tin of USA Biscuits, you’ll need some skills, so we’re not expecting a lot of people to throw their hat into the ring, but we are expecting a few and we’re excited to hear what will happen” the band say. If you know somebody who might be able for this, make sure to let them know (and ask them for a cut of the cash). Over the...

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