• Graham J (Wild Is Launch) @ Sugar Club, Dublin

    Following more than a year as an emerging live cabaret act, local Dublin singer Graham J. Norton took the Sugar Club’s center stage Wednesday evening to launch his debut album Wild Is.  Known simply as Graham J. to avoid confusion with TV personalities, this countertenor’s act arranges an eclectic mix of operatic, jazz, musical theatre, and pop genres, with original and covered work scattered throughout to create a thorough medley. The swarthy showroom space of Leeson Street’s Sugar Club proved an ideal venue for this variety act.  Decked in velvet red curtains and fairy lights, the dimly lit stage hosted…

  • AAA: The Mighty Stef Album Launch

    Redemption is a story told intimately well by the tattered glory of rock ‘n’ roll.  At the peak of an atypically hot week in Dublin, hometown hero Stefan Murphy embodied that redemption through a genuine baptism by fire in the sweat-box that is Whelan’s music hall.  Heralding the launch of his new album Year of the Horse, The Mighty Stef, as he’s known to fans, led his band mates through a raucous set, featuring friends old and new, and making a remarkable fresh start in the local legend’s career.  For an hour and a half of warm-up acts, as cult followers…

  • AAA: Inni-K @ The Grand Social, Dublin

    In this installment of AAA we go behind the scenes with Inni-K as she prepares for the launch of her debut album ‘The King Has Two Horse’s Ears’ at the Grand Social on Friday night. From Ukelele tuning to an impromptu photoshoot, our photographer Derek Kennedy captured some beautiful moments ahead of the gig. Click the gallery below for an overview of the night.

  • Stream: PigsAsPeople – Foundling

    Belfast-based post-hardcore/noise rock trio PigsAsPeople have made the track ‘Foundling’ – the first to be unveiled from their upcoming mini-album The Plot Against Future Plans – available to buy on their Bandcamp from September 25. This comes ahead of their free-entry Radar mini-album launch at Mandela Hall on Thursday, September 25 – during Freshers Week – at which support comes from The Emerald Armada, Gascan Ruckus, Team RKT and Spittin’ Teeth. Check it out below: Foundling by PigsAsPeople

  • Robyn G Shiels – The Blood of the Innocents

    Six years in the making, Belfast-based singer-songwriter Robyn G Shiels will sigh a breath of relief on Saturday, May 31, when he launches his long-awaited (not to mention, truly exceptional) second studio album, The Blood of the Innocents. Set to take place at Belfast’s Black Box from 8pm, the show will also feature support from Jonny Black of LaFaro and a DJ set from Clive Moore. An array of guests are also expected to make an appearance on the night. Go here for the show’s Facebook event page, pre-order the album here and stream ‘Drunk Myself a River’ from the album…