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Haim @ The Olympia, Dublin

Published on March 13th, 2014 | by Laura Carland

The Thin Air is packed into the standing section of Haim’s sold-out show in Dublin and we are very excited. For the best part of the last year, the music of the Californian sororal trio has …... Read More

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Maximo Park @ Limelight 2

Published on March 7th, 2014 | by Shannon O'Neill

Well and truly at the height of their indie-rock powers, Maximo Park are on the last leg of their European tour when they arrive in Belfast – and that very fact is backed up by what’s to …... Read More

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In Review: Choice Music Prize 2014

Published on March 1st, 2014 | by James Hendicott

Now in its ninth year, perhaps the most pleasing thing about the Choice Music Prize – the undoubted impact of ten grand in a talented act’s bank account aside – is the chance to slow the …... Read More

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St. Vincent @ The Olympia

Published on February 24th, 2014 | by Brian Coney

The Olympia Theatre quickly fills up as Slow Skies take to the stage as tonight’s warm-up for the impending spectacle of St Vincent. Possibly to make the latter’s immaculate stage set up possible, the former are …... Read More

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The 1975 @ Ulster Hall, Belfast

Published on February 21st, 2014 | by Laura Carland

“Do you like cabbage and bacon?” and “Will you go to my formal with me?” are just a sample of the rather odd questions posed to Matthew Healy and Adam Hann from The 1975, by a …... Read More

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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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