• Premiere: Myles Manley – Aaa Episode 2:

    When we launched The Thin Air back in 2013, Dublin-based artist Myles Manley was one of the first Irish artists that we shone a light on. In the seven years since, his shapeshifting, at times downright unpigeonholeable brand of pop has always delivered something that stops you in your tracks. Following last week’s opening installment, today we’re pleased to premiere the second of three videos in a new series by Manley. A collaboration by Seamus Hanly, Sebastian MacDermott and Conor O’Toole, the video features Myles suffering a bout of depression and seeking some counselling, following the rejection of MUSIC COOL .IE seen in…

  • Premiere: Myles Manley – Aaa Episode 1: I Took on America and Won

    Were it not for, y’know, the global pandemic laying waste to any semblance of normalcy in our lives, Myles Manley would be setting off on a tour next month. Ahead of those dates, the Dublin artist (who, for our money, is one of the most singular songwriting voices in the country) was also set to release a new music video series. While the planned live dates can’t feasibly go ahead, Manley is – thankfully – still releasing the video series, collectively called Aaa. A masterfully singular triptych, directed by the likes of Bob Gallagher and others, the series encapsulates precisely what has long set Manley apart as…

  • AAA: Two Nights with HamsandwicH

    HamsandwicH played two back to back nights at the Academy in Dublin at the weekend and our photographer Pedro Giaquinto had full access. Here’s what he had to say about his experience: If I had to gather all the adjectives in existence to describe the two full nights I shared with HamsandwicH at The Academy, they wouldn’t be enough. It was awesome to follow these guys through whole process, from the load-in of their equipment, the stage preparation, sound check, and the moments before they appeared on the stage. Both nights ended with confetti canons and balloons which had myself and the audience enthralled. I believe HamsandwicH…

  • The Mighty Stef: Last Tour

    After ten incredible years and four critically-acclaimed albums, Dublin rockers The Mighty Stef called it a day last week with a string of fittingly unforgettable Irish shows. AAA photos by Ste Murray at Dublin’s Button Factory and Mickey Rooney at Sandino’s in Derry.        Mickey Rooney Sandino’s, Derry Ste Murray The Button Factory, Dublin

  • Exclusive: The Strypes Secret Gig @ Sweeney’s, Dublin

    We had exclusive access to The Strypes secret gig at Retro Revival Club’s birthday celebrations at Sweeney’s in Dublin. William Murphy and Tara Thomas braved the crowdsurfing and cake throwing for what was truly a memorable night.  For any kind of nostalgia heavy gig, there are few venues in the city as good as Sweeney’s. Any place adorned with LP covers, including Crosby, Stills and Nash, If You Want Blood, You Got It and a rather sizable version of the Electric Ladylandcontroversial inner sleeve; is the perfect location for this kind of show. So it’s no surprise that the venue…

  • AAA: Reverberation Psych Fest @ The Grand Social, Dublin

    In this installment of AAA we go behind the scenes at the Reverberation Pysch Fest weekender which took place at the Grand Social in Dublin last weekend, featuring The Urges, Twinkranes, Magic Pockets, The Watchmakers, This Other Kingdom, Elastic Sleep, Dead Rabbits, Documenta, Autumns and much more. We’ll have a full review of the weekend online shortly. Photos by Ste Murray.

  • AAA: ASIWYFA w/ Mylets @ La Flèche d’Or, Paris

    And So I Watch You From Afar – or ASIWYFA for short – have set off on a huge tour in support of their new album Heirs. The lads landed in Paris with Mylets in tow, with a few dates in Russia and UK behind them and a huge EU tour ahead of them. Our photographer Tom McGeehan was there to capture the load-in, soundcheck and all the run up ahead of the gig and, of course, the show itself. Check out the gallery below for a comprehensive overview of the entire show.