• Forbidden Fruit 2018: Saturday

    Now celebrating its 8th birthday, Forbidden Fruit has become a staple in the Irish music festival scene, and with it and last week’s LIFE festival, the summer festival season has officially begun. A celebrator of Irish acts, with a focus on dance, R&B, and hip-hop, this year’s line-up was especially anticipated, with headliners such as Glass Animals, Justice, Bonobo, and EDM favourites like Bicep, Dennis Sulta, and DJ Seinfeld all making appearances over the weekend. It’s never easy to be one of the first acts of the day at a festival, and especially on the first day but this didn’t…

  • Glass Animals – How to Be a Human Being

    Glass Animals’ sparse, trip-hop influenced sonic textures, coupled with Dave Bayley’s quietly seductive vocals, made debut album Zaba a critical and commercial hit, selling an impressive 500,000 copies worldwide. Bayley’s obscure lyrics added to the record’s haze, more concerned with extending it’s dreamy ambiguity than in storytelling. Their second long-player, How To Be A Human Being, is a different story entirely, with each song seeing Bayley assume the voice of a different character the band met on the road in support of Zaba. Following up a successful debut with a concept album may seem like an over the top risk, but this is no Drones: the…

  • More Acts Announced for Longitude

    Joining the likes of headliners Hozier, Alt-J and The Chemical Brothers, seventeen new acts have been confirmed to play this year’s Longitude Festival. Taking place in Dublin’s Marlay Park over the weekend of Friday, July 17, the festival has revealed the following new additions to the schedule, with more still to be announced: James Blake, The Vaccines, Metronomy, Pusha T, Todd Terje, Danny Brown, Glass Animals, Everything Everything, Toro y Moi, Daphni, Jose Gonzalez, Catfish and the Bottlemen, Years & Years, Ibeyi, Benjamin Booker, Tove Lo, The Districts. Tickets are on sale now.

  • Glass Animals announce Dublin show

    Chill indie-poppers Glass Animals have announced a Dublin show for this Autumn. The band, who hail from Oxfordshire, have just released their debut album Zaba and will include a trip to Whelan’s on their Autumn tour. The show will take place on October 18 and tickets are available for €16.50. These will go on sale this Wednesday 18 at 9am. Check out the latest single from the album below.