• Groove Festival 2018

    Including HamsandwicH, Kíla, the Wood Burning Savages and – wait for it – the one, the only, Heather Small of M People, Moira Reilly captures some of the acts at this year’s Groove Festival in Bray, Co. Wicklow.

  • Niamh Farrell – A brief History of HamsandwicH

    “So, what’s it like being the only woman in band with all guys?” This question is one that I have been asked time and time again, over the many years I have sang in HamsandwicH. It’s a question that always confuses me. Whenever I am asked, the answer is always “No different I’m sure, to a band with all guys or all girls. We are just a bunch of friends having a laugh and making music.” And yet I have often felt that wasn’t the answer they were looking for. They want something maybe more along the lines of: “Oh,…

  • Monday Mixtape: Podge McNamee (HamsandwicH)

    Podge McNamee from HamsandwicH shares the songs that have influenced his life and music. Photo by Tara Thomas. Rollerskate Skinny – Speed to my side  One of the most outrageously great Irish singles ever written, in my opinion. The best use of a Boss pitchshifter pedal too. It ticks all the boxes. Poetic, epic, blistering distorted guitars & a chorus that seems to just get better each time it kicks in. I always listened to this song with my friend Jason (who was obsessed with them) to get the blood rushing on long drives to festivals such as Witness, Oxegen and Electric…

  • Roving Eye: Ham Sandwich in London

    Tara Thomas captures night two of Ham Sandwich’s recent sold out stint at The Islington, London. It’s unlikely I can impart anything new to you about the London music scene such is our affinity with this city. A magnet for musicians worldwide we are fortunate to have this cultural hotspot on our doorstep. London town, with its myriad of venues, grandiose or intimate, is for many Irish artists their first taste of international exposure. It was only a matter of time before Roving Eye was cast in the direction of Islington, North Greater London. A short walk from Angel tube…

  • AAA: Turning Pirate Mixtape @ Spiegeltent, Dublin

    In this installment of AAA, our photographer Tara Thomas goes behind the scenes at the Spiegeltent in Dublin for the Turning Pirate Mixtape gig featuring Richie Egan from Jape, Niamh from Ham Sandwich, Wallis Bird, The Young Folk, Gavin Glass, Anderson and many more. Check out our gallery below for a comprehensive overview of the night.