• Watch: King Kong Company – Scarity Dan

    Having built up momentum via YouTube that saw them secure headline slots at Body&Soul and Electric Picnic, the visual element of King Kong Company’s craft has always been an integral part of their appeal. Ensuring they stick to that tried-and-tested track, the Waterford band have unveiled the masterfully disturbing video for their new single, ‘Scarity Dan’. Directed by Jamie O’Rourke of Killer Rabbit Productions, the video – a curious take on the breaking point of the 9 to 5 worker  – “taps into something that might lurk deep within us all, something dangerous and unspeakable waiting to break loose. But even as the vile…

  • King Kong Company @ Roisin Dubh, Galway

    There is no use in disputing the claim that Waterford’s King Kong Company are one of, if not the, best live act in the country now. In the past couple of years, since their grand comeback after several years off the radar, the five piece band plus dancer Trish Murphy have been crowned as lords of the summer festival, playing almost every one in the country this summer including three sets at Body and Soul. This unyielding capacity that the act have honed in the festival scenario makes it so that the exact same feeling is impossible to avoid at…

  • AAA: King Kong Company @ The Sugar Club, Dublin

    In this installement of AAA (Access All Areas) we hang out with King Kong Company before they performed to a sold out to capacity Sugar Club in Dublin last Saturday night. We sent our photographer Shaun Neary to the venue to document the goings on from set up and sound check, as well as catching support from The Casanova Wave and Nanu Nanu who were more than capable of warming the crowd up before the main act took to the stage. Check out the gallery below for a comprehensive overview of the night.

  • In Photos: Castlepalooza – Saturday

    Despite being a bit of a washout (who can control the weather, after all?) this year’s Castlepalooza still delivered a fantastic experience, and one-or-two unforgettable sets. Not in attendance? Bail early due to the downfall? Hang around, merrily embracing nature? Check out Tara Thomas’s photos from the Saturday of the festival – featuring the likes of Gruff Rhys, King Kong Company and Sounds of the System Breakdown – below.  

  • In Photos: BarnDance VII

    Taking place in a secret location forty-five minutes outside of Dublin, Rory Coomey captures the seventh installment of BarnDance on Easter Friday, featuring the likes of Mojo Gogo, the Minutes, King Kong Company and Fritz Kalkbrenner. [gallery type=’flickr’ user_id=’95205686@N06′ photoset_id=’7215764423291744