• The Beards announce Dublin and Belfast shows

    Hairy Australians The Beards will be bringing their beard-rock to these shores once again this December. The band, whose songs are exclusively about beards, will be performing at The Button Factory in Dublin and the Empire Music Hall  in Belfast on December 10 and 11 respectively.Tickets are on sale now. The band released their fourth album, The Beard Album, about beards this May and are returning after a visit to Dublin in March. Check out ‘Got Me A Beard’ below

  • Longitude 2014 Must-Sees

    Off to Marlay Park we go again. After a string of big-name acts performing at the venue these past few weeks, it’s time for Longitude to cap it all off. This is the second year of the festival, and though the line-up mightn’t be as strong as it was last year, there are most certainly a whole host of top acts to catch at this year’s festival. Here are a few of our favourites and a Spotify playlist for your pre-festival persual. Friday Bombay Bicycle Club They might be an obvious choice, but Bombay Bicycle Club are really one of…

  • Summer Heart to play Whelan’s

    Upbeat Swedish dream-poppers Summer Heart will be paying Dublin a visit later on this year. The group – a project of David Alexander – will perform at Whelan’s on October 3. Tickets are priced at €14 and go on sale this Wednesday, July 16, at 9am. Lose yourself in the ethereal ‘I Wanna Go’ below.

  • The Boxer Rebellion set for Dublin

    London-formed indie quartet The Boxer Rebellion have announced a Dublin show in October. The band will be playing at The Academy on October 4. Tickets are priced at €14 and are on sale now. The bands last album, Promises, was released in February last year. Have a look at the video for ‘Diamonds’ below.  

  • Interpol announce Dublin show

    New York post-punk revivalists Interpol have announced details of their new album, as well as a European tour that will include a stop in Dublin. Interpol will be releasing their fifth studio album, El Pintor, on September 5 before embarking on a European tour at the start of next year. Dublin will be the final stop for the band, on February 10. The Olympia Theatre is the venue for the band, and tickets, on sale Friday July 18, will cost €39.05. Check out the band’s new single, ‘All The Rage Back Home’, below.  

  • Gigs of the Week: The National, Longitude, Arborist, Phosphorescent, Cat Power

    With the World Cup having concluded after four glorious (and already sadly-missed) weeks last night, it’s safe to say many of us are significantly more inclined to leave the house more often to indulge in some first-rate shows and summer festivals. From indie rock globetrotters to local songwriting masters, here’s our rundown of the some of the most must-see gigs happening across the country over the next few days. The National – Iveagh Gardens, Dublin; Friday, July 18 Ohio indie kings The National return to Ireland this week with a string of dates in Cork, Galway and Dublin. The group have been making outstanding dark, melancholic…

  • Mastodon announce Belfast and Dublin shows

    American metal quartet Mastodon have confirmed they will be playing show in Belfast and Dublin later on this year. The group will be performing in the Academy on Wednesday November 19 and Belfast’s Limelight 1 on Thursday, November 20 . The band will be touring with their sixth album Once More Around The Sun. Tickets go on sale this Friday July 11 at 9am. Check out the video for ‘Oblivion’ below  

  • Ham Sandwich announce Dublin Show

    Fresh from supporting Arcade Fire at Marlay Park at the weekend, and with a Leopardstown date this week, Meath indie rock band Ham Sandwich have revealed that they will be performing at Whelan’s in a few weeks time. The band will be playing at the Dublin venue on July 15. Tickets are priced at €17.50 and are on sale now.

  • Gigs of the Week: The Bonnevilles, Darling, Light Colour Sound Festival

    As we enter the height of summer, with suspiciously good weather, there are, as always, numerous gigs to check out all over the country, whether they be outdoors blessing their good fortune, or safely indoors away from the sweltering heat. Here are just a few worth looking at. No Tomorrow: The Bonnevilles, Rhinos – Voodoo, Belfast; Saturday, July 5 The next installment of our new gig/club night No Tomorrow takes place at Belfast’s Voodoo on Saturday July 5. A garage rock duo double-header of sorts, much talked about twosome Rhinos will support one of the greatest double acts in all of the land, garage-blues…

  • Arcade Fire, Pixies @ Marlay Park

    The first of the Marlay Park summer shows kick off with the rather unusual pairing of Arcade Fire and Pixies. The chamber-pop grandness of Arcade Fire is a world away from the alt-rock rawness of Pixies, and so there seems to be two divisions of fans among the crowd; those for Pixies and those for Arcade Fire. Not that this led to any trouble or violence of course; it merely creates an atmosphere where some fans appear somewhat uninterested in half the show. Pixies bring  their manic alt-rock to the stage with plenty of gusto and hit home from the off…