• Chic announced for Belsonic

    Having had quite a remarkable rebirth over the last couple of years, funk/disco legends Chic have been announced to play Belsonic festival on Tuesday, August 19. With several other shows from the likes of Queens of the Stone Age and Biffy Clyro set to place at the annual Belfast festival in mid-August, Chic’s performance will be their only Northern Irish show of 2014. The Nile Rodgers-fronted band last played Belfast at the Waterfront Hall last October. Tickets for the show go on sale at Friday, June 20 at 9am via Ticketmaster.  

  • Chic announce Irish dates

    Having wowed at Forbidden Fruit and set for Derry’s Ebrington Square on July 28, Chic featuring Nile Rodgers have announce a string of Irish dates in October. Starting in Belfast’s historic Ulster Hall on Wednesday, October 23 the five-date leg will culminate in a second night in Dublin’s Vicar Street on October 30. View the full dates below. October 23 – Ulster Hall, Belfast October 25 – Milk Market, Limerick October 27 – Radisson Hotel, Galway October 29/30 – Vicar Street, Dublin Tickets for the show go on sale next Friday, July 19. Good times!

  • Daft Punk – Random Access Memories

    Unlikely though it sounds, it is actually possible to simultaneously love and loathe something. A catalogue of things that The Thin Air has at once both liked and disliked might include: the effects of alcohol; Wayne Rooney; various members of our social circle; and most of all the taste of olives (delicious, salty, greasy, disgusting olives). To this non-exclusive list we might now add Random Access Memories, which is partly ludicrously enjoyable – and partly just plain ludicrous. Where to begin with this sprawling ginormo-album? Perhaps with joyous single ‘Get Lucky’. It hardly needs saying at this point that it’s…

  • Forbidden Fruit

    Headlined by Kasabian on the Saturday, June 1 and Primal Scream the following night, Forbidden Fruit Festival – set to take place on the grounds of Royal Hospital Kilmainhaim, Dublin – will also features a whole host of eclectic talent; everyone from Chic to James Blake to Four Tet and Crystal Castles. Homegrown acts including Tieranniesaur, Fight Like Apes and Le Galaxie are also set to perform. Progressively establishing itself as something of a contender to Electric Picnic’s one time insurmountable might, the whole thing will take place over four stages over the June Bank Holiday weekend. Tickets for the…