• In Photos: Beyond the Pale 2023

    Beyond the Pale took place at Glendalough Estate in Co. Wicklow over the weekend featuring live performances from Grace Jones, Leftfield, Thundercat, Oneohtrix Point Never, Hot Chip, Little Dragon, Charlotte Adigery & Bolis Pupul, For Those I Love, Candi Stanton, Pillow Queens, Just Mustard, Squid and more. Photos by Leah Carroll Day 1: Day 2: Day 3:

  • Full Line-Up Announced for AVA Festival

    The full line-up has been revealed for this year’s AVA Festival. Taking over the Titanic Slipways in Belfast across June 3-4, the festival has announced that Overmono, LSDXOXO, ELLLL, Jon Hopkins, Gemma Dunleavy, Ross From Friends and many more will join previously announced acts including Bicep, VTSS and I Hate Models. Check out the full line-up below. Go here to buy tickets.

  • Jon Hopkins For Dublin Return

    Jon Hopkins will play Dublin as part of his Polarity tour 2020. One of the highlights of this year’s Forbidden Fruit, the English musician and producer will play Bord Gáis Energy Theatre on Friday, March 6. Polarity will, Jon says, tether together “the two disparate elements of harsh and fragile in my music.” He explains, “by going between the two, we’ll hopefully create some profound moments of stillness.” Laying grand piano for parts of the show, he will be joined on stage by a small group of consummate musicians and long-time friends, consisting of acclaimed producer and guitarist Leo Abrahams, violinist and…

  • Jon Hopkins Set For Vicar Street

    Fresh off the back of his appearance at Body & Soul in Co. Westmeath at the weekend, it’s been announced that Jon Hopkins will return to Ireland for a show at Vicar Street on October 18. Tickets for the show are priced at €35 inclusive of booking fee and go on sale this Thursday (June 28) at 10am. Photo by Steve Gullick

  • First acts announced for Samhain Festival 2014

    Having sold out last year, Samhain Festival has announced the first few acts set to play its next outing in a couple of months. Taking the stunning Loughcrew Gardens in Co. Meath on Sunday, October 26, the annual showcase will see the final Irish date on Jon Hopkins’ (pictured) Immunity tour, as well as appearances from John Talabot, the fast-rising Maya Jane Coles, Booka Shade (Live) and Detroit veteran Jimmy Edgar. More acts are to be announced. According to the festival, the new location is “shadowed by Sliabh na Caillíagh, the “Witch’s Mountain”, bordered by 300 year old Yew trees, grown to…

  • King Creosote – From Scotland With Love

    From Scotland With Love is the first long player of previously unreleased material from King Creosote since the stunning 2011 Jon Hopkins collaboration Diamond Mine and picks up the baton after two decades and over forty records of almost ceaseless prolific productivity. As the Commonwealth Games come to Glasgow, is Kenny ‘King Creosote’ Anderson a contender or has his race been run? This is more than just a record. Specifically written to accompany a silent movie production of the same name, the film is a gritty black and white look through archive footage from Scotland’s past showing the love, the…

  • First acts announced for Body & Soul 2014

    Canadian musician Caribou, American singer-songwriter John Grant and London-based electronic producer Jon Hopkins (pictured) are amongst the first acts announced for this year’s Body & Soul Festival. Taking place at Ballinlough Castle, Co. Westmeath during the summer solstice weekend of June 20-22, the first wave of acts to the play the festival also include Goldfrapp, Darkside, Mount Kimbie and Buraka Som Sistema. See below for the current poster for Body & Soul 2014. Varying in price and description, go here to buy tickets for the festival.

  • Jon Hopkins – Immunity

    It’s been an unfortunate quirk of  Jon Hopkins’ career to date that his own fine solo work has been largely overlooked in favour of his collaborative efforts. Playing with Brian Eno, popping up unexpectedly on Coldplay’s Viva La Vida and conjuring up the sparkling Diamond Mine mini-album with Scotland’s finest, King Creosote are undoubtedly impressive CV points but give the impression of the Londoner as a talented studio gun-for-hire rather than a great artist in his own right. This is the record that should finally change all that. Though not by any stretch a concept album, Immunity has been sequenced…