• AAA: East India Youth @ Mercury Lounge, NYC

    We head Stateside for this installment of AAA (Access All Areas) with William Doyle aka East India Youth as he kicked off his brief U.S tour in New York’s mercury lounge, before joining Welsh veteran of quirk, Gruff Rhys, over on the west coast for a string of support dates. Doyle, with his small crew, had just landed in from London as our photographer Joe Laverty caught up with them to capture proceedings. After taking in some of East Houston street’s immediate attractions such as Katz Diner (the diner where Harry met Sally!) the serious business of winning over (new) New York fans begins…

  • AAA: Red Enemy @ The Button Factory, Dublin

    In this huge installment of AAA (Access All Areas) we go behind the scenes with Red Enemy as they launched their highly anticipated self-titled debut album in the Button Factory in Dublin last Friday. Hefty support came from four other incredible acts on the night- Overhead The Albatross, Frustration, Nibiru and Bitch Falcon. Our photographer Carlos Daly spent the entire evening with all of the bands on the bill as they set up and psyched themselves out ahead of the gig. Check out the gallery below for a comprehensive overview of the launch.

  • AAA: Therapy? @ Mandela Hall, Belfast

    In an AAA (Access All Areas) set Shaun Neary shoots Northern Irish alt-rock legends Therapy? before, during and after their spectacular Troublegum set at Belfast’s Mandela Hall on Saturday night as part of this year’s Northern Ireland Music Prize.

  • AAA: Patrick Kelleher, Bouts, Fang Club & Psychics @ Grand Social, Dublin

    In this installment of AAA (Access All Areas) we go behind the scenes at New Natives Presents at the Grand Social in Dublin. Fresh from his support slot with Future Islands last weekend is Patrick Kelleher, Bouts rounding off their last gig of the year, garage-punk quartet Fang Club and Dublin alt-rock duo Psychics. Our photographer Carlos Daly spent the evening with all the bands during soundcheck and set up and even got a few sneaky pints in with Bouts across the road at Gin Palace! Check out the gallery below for more.

  • AAA: Sons of Burlap @ The Bar With No Name, Belfast

    In this Halloween special of AAA (Access All Areas) we spent the scariest evening of the year with Sons of Burlap as they performed in front of a packed out crowd  at The Bar With No Name in Belfast. Our photographer Tom McGeehan captured the sons, comprised of members of ASIWYFA, Axis Of and family,  in the dressing room back stage as they turned each other into zombies (see what we did there?) They soon went on to play for over 40 minutes, and even included a trad-punk-experimental-instrumental-ridiculous cover of the Tetris theme tune. Click the gallery below for more photos of the night.

  • AAA: Ensemble Eiru & Inni K @ Unitarian Church, Dublin

    AAA (Access All Areas) returns and this time we go behind the scenes with Ensemble Eiru and Inni K at the Unitarian Church in Dublin. Our photographer Mark Earley snapped away with the ensemble as they tuned their instruments and soundchecked ahead of the live gig that evening. Check out the gallery below for a comprehensive overview of the event.

  • AAA: Enemies @ Olympia Theatre, Dublin

    For this particular AAA (Access All Areas) we met with Enemies and got an exclusive access into the preparations for their supporting gig with The Antlers in the Olympia Theatre, Dublin. Our photographer Cashel O’Toole spent the evening documenting them loading in gear, setting up, soundchecking and chilling out ahead of the gig. Check out the gallery below for more.

  • AAA: The Riptide Movement & The Hot Sprockets @ Empire Music Hall, Belfast

    We have a very special double AAA (Access All Areas) featuring two of the biggest acts in the country at the moment, The Riptide Movement and The Hot Sprockets. Our photographer Shaun Neary travelled up to Belfast and spent the entire evening with both bands as they prepared for their gig in the Empire Music Hall. Check out the comprehensive gallery below for how it all works out! View the entire gallery here: