• 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 Tracks of the Week – 25th November

    Aoife Wolf – The Wetlands EP Alpha Chrome Yayo – Tom Waits is There Tom Waits Is There by Alpha Chrome Yayo Meltybrains? – Space Ghetto Celica – Celica EP 02 Celica EP 02 by Celica AOIBHA – When You Hold Her Christian Cohle – Strength Constant Supply – I Keep Hitting Every Wall, Baby Lobotomy by Constant Supply I Have a Tribe – Teddy’s Song Driven Snow – Flickers of You Willzee – Eclipse   Photo credit: Aaron Cunningham

  • Watch: I Have a Tribe – After We Meet

    Patrick O’ Laoghaire AKA I Have a Tribe has unveiled a chirpily nostalgic video for ‘After We Meet’, a track which initially appeared on his LP for Gronland Records last year, Beneath A Yellow Moon.  The track, which on the album was presented in a delicately wrapped package of piano, vocals and fractured drums, is given a make-over for its forthcoming single release. Featuring a soulful and rich guest vocal from Mary-Kate Geraghty, the track now bounces with a cosmic jubilance with added bass, spiralling keys and shivering guitars. The video is directed by Myles O’Reilly, who was also behind the video for…

  • I Have a Tribe – Beneath a Yellow Moon

    Dubliner Patrick O’Laoghaire, better known as I Have A Tribe, last week released his long awaited debut album, Beneath A Yellow Moon, a stunningly imperfect indie-folk record, brimming with eleven brilliantly honest tracks. This intimate album comes as a follow up to 2015’s No Countries EP and upon a single listen it becomes clear that, even within such a brief timespan, O’Laoghaire’s songwriting has undoubtedly become so much more complex. The range of emotion he is now capable of evoking has grown extensively, now fully projecting the vibrant colours in his mind into the outside world, overshadowing his past two EPs and demonstrating his growth and brilliance as…

  • Ciunas: An Evening of Quiet Songs

    Deep in the serenity of West Cork lies famed music venue Connolly’s of Leap, a venue which is set to host Ciúnas: An Evening of Quiet Songs, on Friday, April 29. An intimate seated show in which the organisers ask the audience to “completely give their attention and respect to the artist”, the evening will feature the varyingly somnambulist sounds of three of the country’s finest: trio Pine the Pilcrow, the dark folk musings of I Have A Tribe and West Cork native Sam Clague.  Ciúnas’ is the Irish word for quiet, or silence; maybe even ‘absence of sound’ .  

  • Hard Working Class Heroes 2015 – Friday

    Fast forward through your own boring life and the cycle starts again. Another night of wall to wall quality music with the criminal schedule clashes an unfortunate reminder of the standard for the night. By 8pm the Mercantile is host to its first few shuffling visitors and Lie Ins fuzzy pop-rock. It’s comprehensive, bouncy stuff but maybe a little unexciting. However the room slowly fills and by the time Staring at Lakes overcome what seems to be a host of technical difficulties the place could almost be called busy. Despite the Mercantile venues shit wedding party charm, half a song…

  • In Photos: Hard Working Class Heroes – Friday

    In the second installment of our three-part photo feature, Carlos Daly and Isabel Thomas shoot Day Two of this year’s Hard Working Class Heroes in Dublin, featuring the likes of Ham Sandwich, I have a Tribe, Arborist, A Lazarus Soul and Contour. Gallery below by Isabel Thomas Gallery below by Carlos Daly