• Watch: Daniel John Paxton – Morning Crow

    Dublin singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Daniel John Paxton has shared the first of a series of solo recordings made in his home over the past few months. ‘Morning Crow’ finds the front man of cosmic-Americana rockers Buffalo Sunn in more stripped back territory. Embracing his folkier side, Paxton’s touching, bittersweet lyricism is given plenty of room to breathe in this short acoustic number. With more new material promised to be on the way, we’ve plenty to look forward to from Paxton in the coming year. Have a look/listen to the video for ‘Morning Crow’ below, directed by A. Parkes

  • Track Record: Daniel Paxton (Buffalo Sunn)

    Daniel Paxton has been a staple in the Irish music scene for over ten years now having played in Mainline, The Brothers Movement, Sweet Jane and his current band Buffalo Sunn, so it’s no surprise he’s amassed quite an impressive record collection ranging from the pioneering country of Neil Young, alt-folk favourites Fleet Foxes and harmonic generators The Byrds. We spend the evening with him in his house in Dublin and chat about some of his most prized possessions. Photos by Shaun Neary. The Flying Burrito Brothers – The Gilded Palace of Sin How cool do these guys look on the cover…

  • Electric Picnic 2014 @ Stradbally Estate, Co. Laois

    With a sickeningly diverse lineup of local and international acts, both old and new, spanning more or less every genre under the glistening sun, Electric Picnic 2014 is the hottest ticket of the Irish summer, and upon exploration of the festival site (it would be unjust to ignore Electric Picnic’s attention to detail) there’s the essential Body & Soul zone, functioning as the hippie commune area of the site – the music and arts festival is, after all, the bedrock of the hippie dream – and the Trailer Park, which offers corn dogs, some cover bands and an assortment of…

  • Final Electric Picnic Acts announced

    Less than two weeks now to the start of Ireland’s premier music festival, and the festival has revealed the final seventeen acts that will grace the stage at Stradbelly. Several top Irish bands lead the way with Sleep Thieves (above), Tvvins, We Cut Corners and Raglans all set to perform. The other artists that will be playing at the festival are Jenny Lewis,  Krystal Klear,  PHOX,  The Minutes, Vann Music, Booka Brass Band  Spies, The Academic, Orla Gartland, Buffalo Sunn, Daniel James,  Acrobat and Wyvern Lingo. Electric Picnic takes place at Stradbelly Estate, Laois from August 29 to 31. Tickets are sold out.