• Watch: The Wood Burning Savages – America

    Having becoming highly evolved over the last couple of months, Derry alt-rock quartet The Wood Burning Savages have unveiled their first music video, for their single ‘America’. Shot on zero budget and featuring some masterfully-compiled stock footage, the video was created and edited by Chris McAlinden. Additional footage was supplied by Fiachra O’ Longain and Lisa Byrne. The single is officially release on March 18, and will be available from iTunes and all other major online retailers. Watch the video below.

  • The Flaming Lips and more for Forbidden Fruit

    Oklahoma psych-pop masters The Flamings Lips are amongst several acts announced to play the Saturday of this year’s Forbidden Fruit festival. Taking place at Royal Hospital Kilmainham,  the festival organisers have also revealed that Bell X1, Fuck Buttons, Nils Frahm, The Young Knives, Vann Music and Flying Lotus (3D Show) will also play this year’s two-day event, taking place on Saturday, May 31 and Sunday, June 1. Priced at €49.50 for one day and €99.50 for the two, early bird tickets for the festival are currently on sale via Ticketmaster. Check out the video for the timeless ‘She Don’t Use…

  • Spectrum Festival 2014 announced

    Featuring an eight-band bill comprised of both fast-rising and established homegrown talent, this year’s Spectrum Festival will take place at Belfast’s Speakeasy on Saturday, June 7. Headlined by Lisburn alt-rock maestros Mojo Fury and England-based quartet A Plastic Rose (above), prog rockers Kasper Rosa, alt-fock duo New Ancestors, five-piece The Late Twos, electronic trio Affleck, and indie pop bands Hurdles and Go Swim will also play the one-day festival, kicking off at 6.30pm. Admission is £12 and it’s £10 for students. Go here for the show’s Facebook event page. Check out the poster for the show below.

  • Dublin club night Seven Quarters announced

    Details have been announced about the launch of Seven Quarters, an exciting new club night starting this April in Whelan’s of Wexford Street, as part of the venue celebrating its twenty-fifth anniversary this year. A new project by Barry Lennon (Richter Collective, Community Of Independents and Hands Up Who Wants To Die) the night is set to feature some of the most exciting acts in the Irish music scene. Better still, guests will receive limited edition seven inch vinyl, featuring previously unreleased tracks, from the artists performing each club night (given away for free to the first 150 people in…

  • Watch: Little Matador – Stitch Yourself Up

    Having had an extremely encouraging first year together, alt-rock band Little Matador have unveiled the video for their debut single, ‘Stitch Yourself Up’ A self-proclaimed “earth-quaking stomp full of swagger and intent; dripping aggression, danger and sex in equal measure” the video features the band’s frontman, Nathan Connolly, getting a little more than he bargained for. ‘Stitch Yourself Up’ will feature on the band’s forthcoming self-titled debut album, set for release on April 21. You can pre-order that here. Watch the video for the single below.

  • Watch: The Shaker Hymn – The Runaway

    Featuring visuals by Brendan Canty of Feel Good Lost, Cork alt-rock four-piece The Shaker Hymn have unveiled the video to their new psych-tinged single, ‘The Runaway’. The second single to be lifted from their forthcoming debut album – the altogether curiously-titled Rascal’s Antique’s – the song was mixed alongside the album’s other nine tracks by Christian Best, who has worked with Mick Flannery and O Emperor. Check out the artwork for the single and its video – also featuring liquid footage by Paulski of Nano Projections – below.

  • Stream: Keith Moss & The Tightrope Walkers – Troubled Troubadour

    Dublin four-piece Keith Moss & The Tightrope Walkers have released their latest slice of self-aware indie-pop in the form of single ‘Troubled Troubadour’. Released via independent label Reekus Records, the track is a self-proclaimed taste of what’s to come from the quartet’s forthcoming Reject the Robots EP, due out later this year. Keith Moss & The Tightrope Walkers play the following dates in Dublin over the next few weeks: March 14: Sweeneys, Dame Street (Human Music showcase) March 15:  The Mercantile, Dame Street (Reekus Presents: w/ Death In The Sickroom + Buffalo Sunn) March 28: Whelans, Wexford Street (The Midnight Hour…

  • Watch: Sullivan & Gold – Glory

    Having descended from The Good Fight, Derry singer-songwriter duo Adam Montgomery and Ben Robinson AKA Sullivan & Gold have unveiled the video to their new single, ‘Glory’. Vividly capturing a sense of everyday paralysis and unspoken interpersonal deliberation – much like the videos for Feet For Wings‘ ‘Cathedral St.’ and Kodaline’s ‘All I Want’ – the video features a cameo from the duo’s fellow Smalltown America-signed songsmith, Our Krypton Son. ‘Glory’ is the second single taken from Sullivan & Gold’s hugely promising debut album, For Foes. Check out the video for the song – shot and edited by Michael Barwise…

  • EP Stream: The Bedroom – The Graveyard of Ambition

    Having well and truly shed the skin of his previous outfit, Eatenbybears, London-based, Galway-derived musician Olan Stephens AKA The Bedroom has self-released his debut EP, The Graveyard of Ambition. Accompanying the five-track release is the video to its fourth track, the stellar ‘Disconnect’. It’s the follow-up single to last year’s equally impressive ‘Basquiat’ and ‘The Big Up’. Watch the video for ‘Disconnect’ and stream/pay what you like for The Graveyard of Ambition below.  

  • Fight Like Apes Announce Dublin Show

    Dublin’s own electro-poppers Fight Like Apes will be putting on a show in Whelan’s Dublin on the April 12. The band last played the venue back in December 20, following a near two-year hiatus. Tickets will go on sale tomorrow,  March 5 and will be valued at €15.