• Landless Announce Second Album, Share ‘The Fisherman’s Wife’

    Landless have announced details of their highly-anticipated second album. Six years on from their debut album Bleaching Bones – and us featuring them as ones to watch in our 18 for ’18 feature – the Dublin/Belfast quartet will release the ten-track Lúireach via Glitterbeat Records on 7th June. Teaming up once again with John ‘Spud’ Murphy, the Lily Power, Méabh Meir, Ruth Clinton and Sinéad Lynch have revealed that they haeve added sparingly-used instrumentation – including Lankum’s Cormac MacDiarmada on fiddle, viola and banjo throughout, as well as trombone from Alex Borwick on ‘The Newry Highwayman’ – on the album.…

  • The PVP Unveil First Single ‘Callan’ Ahead of Their Debut Album

      Following our Inbound feature last year, Limerick supergroup The Personal Vanity Project have released their debut single ‘Callan’, with a video directed by Graham Patterson. Creating a blur of psychedelia-infused indie rock formed in 2021, the group comprises drummer/vocalist Brendan McInerney (Bleeding Heart Pigeons), keyboardist James Reidy (His Father’s Voice), and guitarist/vocalist Chris Quigley (Cruiser).  This release comes with the announcement of their eponymous debut album, set for release through Pizza Pizza Records on May 25. The single falls somewhere between My Bloody Valentine’s warbling sonic mastery, Duster’s expansive wistfulness and J Mascis’ fuzzed-out amp worship. The album was produced…

  • Stevie Nicks Set for Dublin Show in July

    Truthfully, if they come more iconic than Stevie Nicks, we certainly haven’t heard of them. The legendary singer and Fleetwood Mac frontwoman has announced that she will play a solo show in Dublin this summer. The arena show at 3Arena on Wednesday, July 3 is part of Nicks’ ongoing Live in Concert tour, which will also include shows in Glasgow, Manchester and London, as well as Antwerp and Amsterdam. Marking Nicks’ first solo show in the capital, when she performed 3Arena’s previous form as the Point Theatre back in 1989, the July show will come five years after Fleetwood Mac…

  • Lankum Scoop 2023 Choice Music Prize

    Lankum have just won this year’s RTÉ Choice Music Prize for False Lankum. As time has shown us, there is no such thing as a foregone conclusion at the annual awards but Lankum’s fourth full-length taking this year’s Best Album prize is unlikely to be a shock to many. Released via Rough Trade back in March last year, the John “Spud” Murphy-produced triumph firmly cemented the Dublin quartet’s status as a singular force in forward-leaping experimental folk. Among the plaudits the album has released over the last twelve months include a Mercury Prize nod, five stars from the Guardian and…

  • Bonnie “Prince” Billy Announces Irish Tour

    Bonnie “Prince” Billy has announced a six-date Irish tour for August. The Louisville artist – aka Will Oldham – will play a string of relatively intimate shows in Clonakilty, Cork, Limerick and Galway, before two dates in Dublin at the National Concert Hall and Whelan’s respectively. Check out the full details via the rather lovely poster below. Presented by Foggy Notions, the shows will see Oldham supported by Nuala Kennedy and Eamon O’Leary. Tickets go on sale for all venues this Friday, March 8 at 10am.

  • Output Announces 2024 Return

    The first details of Output Belfast’s 2024 return have been announced. Having teamed up with AVA for last year’s outing, Ireland’s biggest one-day music conference is back to its usual format for this year – all while celebrating Sound of Belfast’s 10th birthday. On the morning and afternoon of Thursday, November 12, music industry leaders from across the globe will descend upon the MAC and the Oh Yeah Music Centre to speak on an array of panels. As with previous years, it’s set to be an unmissable programme full of networking opportunities for the local music community to meet industry…

  • 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…

  • Les Savy Fav Set For Dublin Return

    Les Savy Fav are coming back to Dublin. Marking their first headline show in the city since 2010, the New York indie rock greats will play Whelan’s Main Room on Friday, 24th May 2024. The news coincides with the band’s first new music in as many years (fourteen – 14 years). Check out the video for ‘Legendary Tippers’ below. Another first-rate co-pro from Foggy Notions and U:MACK, tickets for the show are €30.00 and go on sale at 10AM this Friday, 9th February. Photo by Nick Helderman

  • Bloc Party Announce 20th Anniversary Shows

    Bloc Party have announced details of two Irish shows to mark their 20th anniversary in July. The Kele Okereke-fronted outfit will perform their seminal debut album Silent Alarm and their greatest hits at the Telegraph Building in Belfast on Thursday, 4th July and 3Arena in Dublin on Friday, 5th July. Tickets go on sale on Friday, 16th February at 10am. In a statement, Okereke said: “We’ve been having so much fun playing shows over the past year, so it makes sense to do something special for old and new fans, celebrating twenty years of Bloc Party.” “We heard from a…

  • 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.