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Foals @ The Olympia

Published on February 10th, 2014 | by James Hendicott

Last time Foals played Dublin’s Olympia Theatre, eccentric frontman Yannick Philippakis took a wobbling stroll around the outer rim of the second floor balcony, pulling hip-swinging moves through the encore as he clung on with one …... Read More

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London Grammar, Go Wolf @ Limelight, Belfast

Published on December 5th, 2013 | by Brian Coney

London Grammar are what you’d call a success story. An indie band that had nothing whatsoever in terms of recorded output this time last year now find themselves with a number two debut album, a top …... Read More

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The National @ The Odyssey, Belfast

Published on November 15th, 2013 | by Brian Coney

Restraint. A hard quality to achieve in one’s day to day life. Musically, however, it’s very difficult indeed. Amplified by speaker stacks and placed in the glare of spotlights, many bands affect emotion by stomping on …... Read More

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Enablers, Blue Whale, Selaah @ Voodoo, Belfast

Published on November 16th, 2013 | by Brian Coney

Five years on from wowing a close-knit assembly at Lavery’s Bunker, one of the most distinctive post-rock bands of a generation return to the Belfast tonight dogged and purposeful despite founding guitarist Joe Goldring having his …... Read More

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PigsAsPeople, El Ten Eleven, Droids @ Radar

Published on October 29th, 2013 | by Aaron Hamilton

Since resuming service in September Radar has hosted numerous strong acts, and tonight proves to top them all, should you have a taste for a bit of noise and jumping around. Droids open the night up with …... Read More

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Drenge – The Limelight 2

Published on October 30th, 2013 | by Brian Coney

Sheffield rockers Drenge may have received a sharp spike in interest recently thanks to Labour MP Tom Watson’s parting assertion that they are “an awesome new band”, but it’s visceral and absorbing live performances like tonight’s …... Read More

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