• Watch: The Rupture Dogs – Before The Flood

    Having launched it at Belfast’s Stiff Kitten on Friday night, Belfast-based alt-rock band The Rupture Dogs have released the video to their new single, ‘Before The Flood’. Film, directed and edited by Ryan Douglas, the video features the four-piece performing the track with typical intent, culminating in a suitably seismic final fifteen seconds not entirely unlike the band’s live show. ‘Before The Flood’ is taken from the band’s twelve-track debut album, Feral. Stream that here. Watch the video for ‘Before The Flood’ below.

  • Watch: Two Glass Eyes – Mend

    Northern Irish alt-rock trio Two Glass Eyes have unveiled the DIY video to their new single, ‘Mend’. Shot and edited by the band’s drummer Mark Easton (of TinyBird Media), the video was shot on zero budget, the band aiming for a “feel-good tour/studio video”. Two Glass Eyes are currently booking their European tour for later in the year. They also officially launch ‘Mend’ at Belfast’s Voodoo on Thursday, February 6, with Past Victories, Dog Will Hunt and Abandcalledboy. Go here for the show’s event page. Watch the video for ‘Mend’ below.

  • Kings Of Leon Announce Marlay Park Show

    Yet another big name announcement for the Dublin venue today with Kings of Leon confirmed to be performing at Marlay Park on 4th July. Support for the show will be provided by Irish golden boys Kodaline. Tickets for the show are priced at €61.50 and will go on-sale from Ticketmaster on Saturday, February 8 at 10am. Arcade Fire and the Pixies, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, as well as Arctic Monkeys, Jake Bugg and Miles Kane will  also play Dublin’s Marlay Park throughout the summer. Watch the video for ‘Beautiful War’ by Kings of Leon below.

  • Watch: TVVINS – You Better

    Having emerged on Monday via a Soundcloud stream, Dublin side-project TVVINS have unveiled the old school video game-esque video for their ridiculously infectious forthcoming single, ‘You Better’. Created by Kevin Freeney of Vibes, the video features Conor Adams and Lar Kay in a malfunctioning Atari netherwold. Are they trapped? Have they died on tour and gone to the Commodore 64 in the sky? Nobody knows but what we can say for certain is that the video is a brilliantly inspired accompaniment to the track, the duo’s second single since forming last year. Check out James Hendicott’s introductory interview with the band…

  • Slint to release remastered Spiderland boxset

    Touch and Go Records have announced that they are to release an extensive, remastered boxset of Spiderland by pioneering Louisville post-rock band Slint. Remastered from the original analog master tapes by Bob Weston and pressed on 180 gram vinyl, the record will be accompanied by fourteen previously unreleased outtakes and demos personally selected by the band and pressed on two 180 gram vinyl albums, a 104 page book with 100 never-been-seen photos documentary the band’s entire history, as well as lyrics to the songs on Spiderland and a forward by Will Oldham. It will also include a remastered version of…

  • Watch: The Mighty Stef – Nightwatchman of the Iveagh Flats

    Bearing the influence of its producer, Alain Johannes (Queens of the Stone Age, Them Crooked Vultures) Dublin rock band The Mighty Stef have released the video to their masterfully moody new single, ‘Nightwatchman of the Iveagh Flats’. Propelled by frontman Stefan Murphy’s gruff vocal tones – think Mark Lanegan via Nick Cave, Ian McCulloch and (good) Bono – the song is set for a worldwide digital release on February 14. Reflecting the band’s passion for horror movies and culture, the video was shot at various locations around Dublin City in January and is “the tale of a local rock band who incur the wrath…

  • Cloud Nothings Announce Dublin Show

    American indie rockers Cloud Nothings have announced a gig at The Button Factory, Dublin on May 24. The band have recently revealed the title of their third studio album, Here and Nowhere and Nowhere Else, and unveiled the single ‘Not Part Of Me’. Tickets go on sale this Friday 31st January and are available from Ticketmaster for €15. Check out ‘Cut You’ by the Cleveland, Ohio band below.  

  • Raglans Announce Irish Tour

    Irish group Raglans have announced that they will be going on a short tour of Ireland to coincide with the release of their debut album. The tour will kick off with a performance at The Academy, Dublin on the 29th of March before moving on to Cork, Limerick, Portlaoise and Galway on the 2nd to the 5th respectively. Tickets for The Academy performance are available from Ticketmaster for €12.50 and go on sale Thursday, January 30.  

  • Macklemore and Ryan Lewis Announce Marlay Park Show

    Hot on the heels of the Arctic Monkeys announcement, it has been revealed that Marlay Park will be the venue for another big-name show; this time it’s Macklemore and Ryan Lewis. Tickets for the Grammy award winning act go on sale this Saturday February 1, and are priced at €49.50. The show itself is on the July 10, and will also feature Ellie Goulding as a support act.  

  • Stream: The Rupture Dogs – Before The Flood

    With an extremely promising year ahead of them, Belfast-based alt-rock quartet The Rupture Dogs have released ‘Before The Flood’, the second single to be taken from their debut album, Feral. Featuring two accompanying b-sides – ‘Hangman’ and an acoustic BBC session version of ‘Wake Up’ – the single comes to from on its chorus, the band’s grunge-tinged chord progressions melded perfectly with frontman Allan McGreevy’s wonderfully rasping vocals. The Rupture Dogs will play Belfast’s Stiff Kitten on Friday, January 31 alongside the likes of Safe Ships and Nomadic Rituals. Go here for the show’s Facebook event page. Stream the ‘Before The Flood’…