• Irish Tracks of the Week – 13th October

    Including not one, not two but several Irish albums of the year, delve into the very best Irish music of the week, from the Mary Wallopers and CMAT to George Houston, Jordan Adetunji and beyond The Mary Wallopers – Irish Rock n Roll CMAT – Crazymad, For Me George Houston – Vehicular Suicide Vernon Jane – Chestpains And Sidepieces Chestpains And Sidepieces by Vernon Jane Jordan Adetunji – Rock’n’Rave The Fae – bloodrush Zaska – Live In Dublin Stray Planets – Down a Hole up a Hill

  • Irish Tracks of The Week – 15th July

    Here’s the very best Irish tracks and videos of the week, from Joel Harkin, CMAT and John Grant, Krea, Soda Blonde and more Joel Harkin – Letters From Alan To George The Sleeveens – Give My Regards To The Dancing Girls CMAT and John Grant – Where Are Your Kids Tonight? Krea – The Callows Soda Blonde – Bad Machine Drew Makes Noise – Flame I Have A Tribe – Fly Like a Bird

  • Irish Tour: Florence + The Machine

    Florence + The Machine set out on their Irish Tour this week, taking in Musgrave Park in Cork, Malahide Castle in Dublin and Belsonic in Belfast with support from CMAT and Nell Mescal. Photos by Celeste Burdon, Jane Donnelly and Aislinn McGinn. Musgrave Park in Cork by Celeste Burdon Malahide Castle in Dublin, with support from CMAT and Nell Mescal by Jane Donnelly Belsonic in Belfast by Aislinn McGinn

  • Irish Tracks of the Week – 21st April

    With new EPs and albums from the likes of Arborist, Æ Mak, Perlee, and some incredible new singles from CMAT, Trophy Wife, Banríon and more, get a look at our picks of the week. Arborist – An Endless Sequence of Dead Zeros An Endless Sequence of Dead Zeros by arborist Trophy Wife – Scully Perlee – Speaking From Other Rooms Speaking From Other Rooms by Perlee Robbie Stickland – Bug Under Your Heel Bug Under Your Heel by Robbie Stickland Æ Mak – Berlin Conchúr White – Atonia Banríon – Sugar Water Ailsha – Sleep CMAT – Whatever’s Inconvenient Stephen…

  • In Photos: The Choice Music Prize 2023

    The RTE Choice Music Prize 2023 took place at Vicar Street in Dublin last night, with CMAT winning the coveted Irish Album of the Year award, accepted on her behalf by drag artist Lavender. In other awards, Moncrieff took home the Irish Song of the Year prize for ‘Warm,’ Fontaines D.C. won Irish Artist of the Year, Cian Ducrot scooped the Irish Breakthrough Artist and Sinéad O’Connor made an appearance to be awarded the inaugural Irish Classic Album for ‘I Do Not Want What I Haven’t Got. Live performances on the night came from Pillow Queens, Just Mustard, Aoife Nessa…

  • Irish Tracks of the Week – 20th January

    It’s a real red letter day for Irish music, with new music from some Ireland’s finest acts. Check out our pick of them, featuring Lisa O’Neill, Arborist, New Pagans, Frog of Earth, David Kitt, CMAT, Danny Carroll, Ailbhe Reddy, Hands Up Who Wants To Die, No Spill Blood and more. Lisa O’Neill – Silver Seed Arborist – Dreaming In Another Language CMAT – Mayday Robbie Stickland – Time To Say Goodbye To My Old Self Time To Say Goodbye To My Old Self by Robbie Stickland Hands Up Who Wants To Die – L’inconnue New Pagans – There We Are John No Spill Blood –…

  • RTÉ Choice Music Prize Shortlist Revealed

    The shortlist for the 18th annual Irish Album of the Year in association with IMRO and IRMA has been revealed, as well as the announcement of three new prizes. The nominees for the main prize are as follows: Anna Mieke – Theatre (Anna Mieke under license to Nettwerk Music Group) Aoife Nessa Frances – Protector (Partisan Records) CMAT – If My Wife New I’d Be Dead (CMATBABY) Dermot Kennedy – Sonder (Island) Fontaines D.C. – Skinty Fia (Partisan Records) Just Mustard – Heart Under (Partisan Records) Pillow Queens – Leave the Light On (Royal Mountain Records) Sorcha Richardson – Smiling Like An Idiot (Faction Records) The Mary Wallopers – The Mary Wallopers (The Mary Wallopers) Thumper – Delusions of…

  • Irish Tour: CMAT

    Sean McMahon and Ian Davies capture CMAT and her band, live at Belfast’s Limelight and the 3Olympia in Dublin Limelight, Belfast by Sean McMahon 3Olympia, Dublin by Ian Davies