• Irish Tracks of the Week – March 8th

    From a brace of beautiful LPs by Anamoe Drive and Oisin Leech to new tracks by Casavettes, Blue Whale, Cherym, Thom Southern and more, here’s the very best Irish music of the week just gone Photo by Greg Purcell Casavettes – Cois Farraige/Fold Cois Farraige by Casavettes Anamoe Drive – Breakfast in Bed Blue Whale – Carpet Man Oisin Leech – Cold Sea Cherym – Boss Bitch Boss Bitch (Doja Cat Cover) by CHERYM Nahreally + The Expert feat. Hemlock Ernst – Movement and Light BLIP by NAHreally & The Expert Thom Southern – The Guy In The Suit and…

  • Irish Tracks of the Week – 23rd February

    Take it from us, it’s a bumper week for world-beating Irish music. Get lost in the very best of it, from Blue Whale’s perfectly-titled ‘I Wanna Be Your Da,’ to HAVVK, MELTS, PANIKATAX, Chubby Cat, Conn Thornton, Anamore Drive, KAJA and beyond Blue Whale – I Wanna Be Your Da HAVVK – Take It From Me MELTS – Altered Fishwyfe – Ricky Peer Pleasure – Rest In Bits PANIKATAX – Hand In Hand KAJA – MRNG TRX MRNG TRX by KAJA Chubby Cat – 100 Miles an Hour Conn Thornton – Acrobat Mathman – Show Me Anamoe Drive – Procrastination…

  • Irish Tracks of the Week – 16th February

    After a relatively quiet few weeks, delve the best of a big week for Irish music, featuring new singles and albums from Fears, Boyfrens, Cherym, Lemonade Shoelace, Trophy Wife and more Fears – 11249 feat Jemima Coulter and Ailbhe Reddy Boyfrens – Dublin Based Icon EP Dublin Based Icon by boyfrens Cherym – Take It Or Leave It Laytha – Throat of the Wind Colm Warren – Alright Trophy Wife – Partygirl Robbie Stickland – Lastingness Lastingness by Robbie Stickland Dug – Jubilee Living Things – If Even Neil Brogan – Outside Chance New Light EP by Neil Brogan Lemonade…

  • Air to Play Moon Safari in Dublin

    Air are set to play Moon Safari in full in Dublin this summer. Due to demand, the French duo will play their seminal debut album in full at Trinity College on 30th June 2024. Taking place as part of this year’s Summer Series, it’s the latest date to be added to the duo’s European tour celebrating the 25th anniversary of their iconic debut. Released in January 1998, Moon Safari features tracks including ‘La femme d’argent,’ and singles ‘Sexy Boy’, ‘Kelly Watch the Stars’ and ‘All I Need’ featuring Beth Hirsch. Tickets for the show go on sale at 9am this…

  • Irish Tracks of the Week – 9th February

    Alpha Chrome Yayo, Gurriers, Lucy Gaffney, DUG and Niamh Regan are among the heavy hitters for new Irish music this week. Delve in below. Gurriers – Des Goblin Alpha Chrome Yayo – Home for Hitodama Home for Hitodama by Alpha Chrome Yayo Lucy Gaffney – Big Love DUG – Jubilee Cosha – Fire Me Up Niamh Regan – Madonna Really Good Time – Retreat To The Cubicle Stomptown Brass – The Earth Was Flat Ria Rua – Asking For It Asking For It by RIA RUA

  • Irish Tracks of The Week – 2nd February

    Dig into the very best Irish releases of the week, from Lemoncello, pôt-pot and Boyfrens, to Thee U.F.O, Danny Carroll and Dark Tropics Lemoncello – Harsh Truths Boyfrens – I’m On My Time pôt-pot – going insane Thee U.F.O – Surveyor Danny Carroll – Golden Hour Roslyn Steer – Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird by Roslyn Steer Deli Kuvveti – DK SY by Deli Kuvveti The Scratch – Sally MacLennane Dark Tropics – I Bet You Can (Mr. Myth’s Dub) Jazzy – Shooting Star

  • Godspeed You! Black Emperor Announce Long-Awaited Dublin Return

    Godspeed You! Black Emperor have announced their long-awaited return to Dublin. The Canadian post-rock collective will return to the city to play the National Stadium on 27th September. Presented by Foggy Notions and U:Mack, it marks the band’s first show here since they played Vicar Street back in 2016. Revisit our review of the show here. Tickets for the show go on sale this Friday, 2nd February at 10am.

  • Crilli at 18: Celebrating a Belfast DnB Institution

    Featuring a playlist with selections and reflections from 18 heads that have made it a singular haven, Belfast drum & bass institution Crilli look back on 18 years at the top of the game. Words by Soupy. Crilli DNB is 18! with Sully (Uncertain Hour) and Total Science (CIA Records), Saturday 3 February at Ulster Sports Club Belfast. Tickets available here Crilli first opened its doors on 21st December 2005 at the now derelict Windsor nightclub on Bangor sea front. The motivation came from a tech tutor named Bruce‘s Music Business module at Bangor tech, coupled with the buzz and…

  • Irish Tracks of the Week – 26th January

    It’s an absolutely stacked week for new Irish music, with releases including the long-awaited debut album from NewDad, MELTS, Alpha Chrome Yayo, PANIKATAX, Thom Southern and more NewDad – Madra MELTS – Figment PANIKATAX – Rejection Alpha Chrome Yayo – Last Repose of a Lonely Florist/Taro’s Box (300 Years) Home for Hitodama by Alpha Chrome Yayo Thom Southern – Hey What’s Happenin’? Wynona Bleach – Swim In the Bay Neil Brogan – Line Check Anamoe Drive – The Finder’s Keeper Lilla Vargen – Belong JyellowL – Judas Niamh Bury – Budapest

  • Watch: PANIKATAX – Rejection

    Dublin quartet PANIKTAX are back with their vital new single, ‘Rejection’. It’s a masterfully trouncing effort from the band, who comprise Rob Walsh, Rian Trench, Trevor Keogh, and Robert ‘Scan’ Watson. In sub-four minutes, the band excavate new, groove-heavy territory from the more searing and supremely fucked-off energy captured on 2020’s ‘White Water Rafting’ Largely developed during the lockdown of 2020-2021 when live music had subsided, it’s taken from the band’s highly-anticipated EP, A Sudden and Unpleasant Change, which they said “can be experienced as a compulsive response to an almost Jungian introversion.” Unmistakably at the peak of his powers…