• The Top 10 Sets At All Together Now 2018

    Starting for it’s first year ever All Together Now has brought together the best in Irish and international talent to a picturesque Waterford setting. For its first year, All Together Now is mostly superbly organised; it has one of the most stacked line-ups of the summer, excellent communication between the festival and its goers and a generally beautiful design. The organisers should be incredibly proud for establishing a new festival that should last for many years to come. Here’s the top 10 sets that we caught at this year’s inaugural outing. Words by Kelly Doherty. Photos by Patrizio Mancuso. Mura Masa…

  • The Breeders, Orbital, Ash and More Added to BBC’s Biggest Weekend in Belfast

    The final acts to play at BBC’s Biggest Weekend in Belfast across May 25-26 has been announced, and it’s pretty special. Joining the likes of Beck, Courtney Barnett and Manic Street Preachers are The Breeders, First Aid Kit, Goldie, Orbital, Little Dragon, Franz Ferdinand, Young Fathers and Ash. We’re going out on a limb here: this is probably the strongest line-up for a festival in Northern Irish music history. Don’t pass up the chance to get tickets when they go on sale this Monday at 10am.

  • First Aid Kit – Ruins

    Written predominantly in the wake of a break-up, the aptly named fourth album from Swedish folk-duo First Aid Kit wades through the aftermath of heartbreak, self-doubt and loneliness, in the search to find something among the ruins. Lead vocalist and guitarist Klara Söderberg had just broken up with her fiancé when she reunited with elder sister Johanna in Los Angeles to write their fourth record. She described the record to HMV as being about the ruins of a relationship, “How sad it is, but also how beautiful it was. That’s all you have left at the end.” It’s a perfect…

  • First Aid Kit @ Mandela Hall, Belfast

    First Aid Kit have dressed for the occasion. They arrive onstage in shimmering outfits, faintly resembling the lost children of ABBA and take their places before a wall of gold lamé and glittering abstract alpine mountains. Their drummer wears a suit and bow tie. They are soon bathed in a warm golden hue and open their debut Belfast show with the rather fittingly titled, ‘Stay Gold’. First Aid Kit are Klara and Johanna Söderberg, who hail from Stockholm. The sisters have been writing songs together since 2007 and owe their international attention to the popularity of a YouTube video featuring the pair…

  • First Aid Kit Announce Dublin Show

    Indie-folk stars First Aid Kit have confirmed a return to Dublin this autumn for a show in the Olympia Theatre. The band will be releasing their third full length album, Stay Gold, on June 10. Tickets for the Swedish duo – performing on September 18 – will cost €25 and go on sale this Friday, May 16 at 9am.

  • Longitude Announces New Acts

    Longitude have revealed six new acts to play at this year’s festival. Bombay Bicycle Club (above), First Aid Kit, Icona Pop, George Ezra and Koreless will be joining the likes of HAIM, Bastille, Disclosure and Chvrches. The festival will take place from Friday 18 to Sunday July 20, and tickets are on sale now from Ticketmaster, priced at €59.50 for a day pass, and €149.50 for the weekend ticket. Watch the video for ‘Luna’ by Bombay Bicycle Club below.