Guide - Upcoming Irish Releases

The Altered Hours – On My Tongue EP


In many eyes the country’s best band, Cork’s The Altered Hours have just announced details of a forthcoming new EP, On My Tongue, and an accompanying European tour.

The follow-up to their stellar 2016 full-length In Heat Not Sorry, the five-piece will release the four-track On My Tongue via Art For Blind Records and Penske Recordings early next year. A typically first-rate effort from the band, lead single ‘Open Wide’ premiered over on Clash.

To coincide with the release, the band will also embark on a nine-date European tour across February-April, which incorporates shows on March 29th at Dublin’s DBD Venue, Letterkenny’s Regional Cultural Centre on 30th. Yours truly will host the Belfast date, which will also feature drone pop masters Documenta, at the Menagerie on March 31. For more, check our Gig Guide. Full tour dates are below:


1 Galway Rosin Dubh
10 Limerick Seoda Shows 5th Birthday, Kasbah Social


10 Manchester Night & Day Cafe
13 London The Shacklewell Arms
16 Paris Supersonic
29 Dublin DBD Vevue
30 Letterkenny Regional Cultural Centre
31 Belfast Menagerie


13 Trabolgan, Co. Cork It Takes A Village Festival

Stream the EP’s first single ‘Open Wide’ below:


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