• AAA: Ed Zealous Farewell Show @ Voodoo, Belfast

    Featuring support from A Bad Cavalier and the Wonder Villains, Belfast-based quartet Ed Zealous bowed out in fine fashion at their sold-out farewell show at Belfast’s Voodoo on Saturday night. Our photographer Joe Laverty was there to capture the band’s (decidedly sweaty and cathartic) swansong.

  • A Bad Cavalier @ Lavery’s, Belfast

    And So I Watch You From Afar guitarist Niall Kennedy’s A Bad Cavalier will play our first free live show as part of our weekly stint at Belfast’s Laverys Back Bar on Tuesday, February 24. Also featuring tunes from yours truly until late, the intimate performance will be followed be a draw for two tickets to Slane 2015. Just turn up on the night to be entered. Go here for the show’s Facebook event page and check out A Bad Cavalier in action below.

  • The Thin Air’s Top 100 Irish Tracks of 2013 (100-75)

    It’s that time of year again: End Of Year” lists are steadily rolling in from every conceivable direction, many of us are still debating the BBC Sound of… verdict for next year and we’re all silently pondering our own favourite albums and EPs of the last twelve months. Closer to home, it’s been yet another ridiculously impressive year for Irish music, both North and South. Since January 1, right up until the writing of this article (December 10), a single week hasn’t gone by that wasn’t soundtracked in some way by the very best in new, homegrown music. As such –…

  • Inbound: A Bad Cavalier

    In the latest installment of Inbound, Brian Coney talks to And So I Watch You From Afar guitarist and ex-Panama Kings frontman Niall Kennedy about his (essentially) new solo project A Bad Cavalier, the release of his superb debut EP, Ex Libris, and trying to make the time to make the whole solo thing work. Hi Niall. You’ve just released Ex Libris, your first solo release under the moniker A Bad Cavalier. How long has it been in the making? It’s been in the making for quite a while now. I started A Bad Cavalier when I was 16 and I have been…

  • EP Stream: A Bad Cavalier – Ex Libris

    Ex-Panama Kings frontman and current And So I Watch You From Afar guitarist Niall Kennedy has unveiled his wonderful debut solo EP under the music-making moniker A Bad Cavalier. Having been recording songs for the project the last 14 years, the four-track Ex Libris is the first A Bad Cavalier release, recorded in Belfast and largely mixed and mastered on the road in Europe and America. Stream or pay a minimum of £3 for the EP below.