• The Thin Air’s Top 100 Irish Tracks of 2013 (50-35)

    With 2014 fast approaching, we’re very itchy underfoot to wrap up our countdown of our top 100 Irish songs of 2013. A veritable wealth of great music of practically every shade of genre featured in the first and second installments of the list and we very much continue on that trend on from tracks #50 to #35. Check back next week for tracks #34 to #1 and have a very merry festive period from us in the meantime! 50. Linebacker Dirge – Words Are Missing Fronted by Jason Gibson, Belfast-based alt-rock quartet Linebacker Dirge are comprised of members of bands including…

  • Gig of the week: Kowalski, Ed Zealous and Go Wolf

    Having just released their long-awaited debut album – the sublime For The Love Of Letting Go – Bangor indie-pop band Kowalski headline our second ever Gig of the Week at The Windsor, Bangor on Saturday, August 31 as part of this year’s Open House Festival. The band will be supported by electro-pop quartet Ed Zealous and Belfast band Go Wolf. Tickets for the show are £9.00 or £12 at the door. Go here for the event page. Stream the headliners’ debut album via Bandcamp below.

  • Watch: Kowalski – Let’s Start Over

    Bangor indie-pop quartet Kowalski have unveiled the lyric video to their sun-kissed new single, ‘Let’s Start Over’. Despite three-quarters of the band no longer living in Northern Ireland, the video – directed by Ross McConaghy – was filmed on location of the band’s scenic hometown. The track itself is taking from the band’s recently-released full-length debut album For The Love of Letting Go. The band’s show as part of this year’s Open House festival is our Gig of the Week. Go here for more information. In the meantime, check out the video below.

  • Album stream: Kowalski – For The Love Of Letting Go

    At last! Seven years on from the release of their debut EP, Bangor indie pop quartet Kowalski are streaming their long-awaited debut album, For The Love Of Letting Go. Recorded at EMS Audio, Bangor and the Brown Trout Inn, the ten-track album is also available as a “name your price” digital download and a limited edition 12″ Vinyl via Bandcamp. Stream the album below.

  • Stream: Kowalski – Sunroom

    Bangor-based indie-pop foursome Kowalski have released a stream of their single, ‘Sunroom’. Taken from the band’s long-awaited debut album For The Love Of Letting Go, it is a suitably scintillating burst of sun-kissed electro-pop from the quartet who released their debut EP – Are You Noisy Sunshine State? – back in 2006. For The Love of Letting Go will be released on July 15 Stream ‘Sunroom’ via Soundcloud below.