• Féile na Gréine Announce Dublin and Limerick Fundraisers

    Very soon we’ll anointed with the knowledge of who all’s playing this year’s Féile na Gréine – the annual, volunteer-run Limerick festival that is right up there with the finest, supremely curated expressions of our world-beating, island-wide DIY community. Ahead of that, organisers have announced details of a couple of fundraiser gigs for this festival, set to take over Dublin and Limerick next week. With money raised at both going into funding this year’s festival, which takes over Limerick City form 23-25th August, Crowbar in Dublin will bring together Post Punk Podge & The Technohippies, Nashpaints and Aoife Wolf on…

  • Another Love Story Announce 2024 Line-up

    Another Love Story have revealed the line-up for its upcoming 10th anniversary edition. Hands down one of the island’s very best summer festivals, ALS celebrates a whole decade in the game with its return to majestic Killyon Manor in Co. Meath across 23-25th August. And what a bill to mark the big occasion. As well as sets by the likes of Jape, Muireann Bradley, Poor Creature, Crispy Jason, New Jackson and more, this year’s festival will feature Ethio-jazz master Hailu Mergia, John Francis Flynn, Kíla, Mohammad Syfkhan, David Kitt, Ana Palindrome, Attention Bébé and more. And that’s before even getting…

  • Video Premiere: PostLast – Scavenge

    Earlier this month, PostLast released their second single – and one of our Irish tracks of the summer thus far – ‘Scavenge’. Conjuring the likes of Mazzy Star and Beach House at their most subtly widescreen, it was a fresh introduction to a duo wielding an irresistible alt-pop sound from the off. Comprising HAVVK’s Julie Hough and Stephen McHale of BARQ, the project launched back in April with the sublime ‘Connect 4’. Across three minutes, it unveiled a songwriting pair with a kind of alchemy that perfectly deviates from their respective bands. Having first connected while completing a joint headline…

  • Quarter Block Party Announces 2024 Line-Up

    Right up there as one of the most reliably outstanding fixtures in the Irish summer festival calendar, Quarter Block Party will return to Cork between 20th-21st July. It’s another supremely assembled programme from the organisers, with countless TTA favourites – from Search Results and Post Punk Podge & The Technohippies, to Crying Loser, Messyng and various others – taking over Test Site, Plugd Records, Coughlands and Crane Lane across the weekend. We’re a little hesitant to outright say you’d be silly to miss it, but you absolutely would to be fair. Get your tickets here and check out the show…

  • The Jesus Lizard Add Dublin Show To Comeback Tour

    The Jesus Lizard have just announced a Dublin show as part of their upcoming comeback tour. David Yow, David Wm. Sims, Duane Denison and Mac McNeilly will stop off at the Button Factory on 15th January 2025. Tickets go on sale at 10AM this Friday, 7th June. The band, who will release their seventh studio album, Rack, via Ipecac on 13th September will also play their first-ever Northern Irish show at the Limelight, Belfast on 14th January.    

  • The Flaming Lips to Perform Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots Live in Dublin

    The Flaming Lips are set to perform their seminal tenth studio album Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots in Dublin next year. The Wayne Coyne-fronted band will perform their Technicolour 2002 triumph, live in full, at the 3Olympia in Dublin on 28th and 29th April 2025. The shows are part of their latest tour celebrating the 20th anniversary of the record, which doubled as a critical and commercial success upon release Tickets for the Dublin shows cost €61.85 and go on sale this Friday, 7th June at 10am. Revisit a classic Yoshimi single below.

  • The Jesus Lizard Set For First-Ever Northern Irish Show

    U.S. noise rock legends The Jesus Lizard will play their first-ever Northern Irish show next year. Courtesy of Strange Victory, the David Yow-fronted underground titans will play the Limelight in Belfast on 14th January. Tickets go on sale this Friday, June 5th. The news comes as the band released their first single this century, the suitably searing ‘Hide & Seek’. It’s taken their first full-length release since 1998. Rack is released via Ipecac on September 13th.

  • Rachael Lavelle Set For UK and Ireland Headline Tour

    Rachael Lavelle has announced details of a UK and Ireland tour for later this year A year on from releasing one of our albums of 2023, Big Dreams, the Dublin artist will play a string of dates throughout October and November, including Irish shows in Dublin, Belfast, Ennistymon, Limerick, Galway, Kilkenny and Clonakilty. Check out the full dates below. The news comes a week on from Lavelle revealing that she will be collaborating with Crash Ensemble for a show featuring songs from Big Dreams at the National Concert Hall on July 20th as part of Musictown Dublin 2024. She will…

  • Mercury Rev Announce Irish Dates

    Mercury Rev will play a string of Irish dates in October. Marking their return after six years, the New York indie rock royalty – helmed by Jonathan Donahue and Grasshopper – will play Dolan’s Warehouse in Limerick on October 28th, Roisin Dubh in Galway on October 29th, Cyprus Avenue in Cork on October 30th and Dublin’s Button Factory on October 31st. Tickets for all shows go on sale this Thursday, May 16th at 10am. Revisit a classic Mercury Rev gem below.

  • Premiere: Hypnic Jerk – Spit It Out

    Over the last few years, Philip Wallace has underscored his status as one of the island’s most idiosyncratic musical minds. From playing harmonica and percussion in Cashier No. 9, to his amp-blown mastery as one-half of Waldorf & Cannon, the Derry artist has always marched to the beat of his very own, genre-spanning drum. It’s a singular journey that continues with ‘Spit It Out,’ the multi-instrumentalist’s – and now one-man-band’s – first offering under his new Hypnic Jerk moniker. And what a blitzing return it is. Concisely summed up as “a song about getting things off your chest and not…