• In Photos: Body and Soul 2023

    Body and Soul took place last weekend at Ballinlough Castle Estate in Westmeath featuring live performances by Fever Ray, Denise Chaila, Kurt Vile, Goldfrapp, Kojaque, Kneecap, Ailbhe Reddy, Juinor Brother, Jealous of the Birds, Nealo, Negro Impacto, Ordnance Survey and more. Photos by Ian Davies Day 1: Day 2: Day 3:

  • Kurt Vile to Play Belfast and Dublin

    Kurt Vile & The Violators will play a brace of Irish shows in the summer. Following the release of his highly-anticipated new album, (watch my moves), on 15th April, Vile and his band will stop off for shows at Belfast’s Limelight 1 and Dublin’s Vicar Street on 30th and 31st August respectively. Tickets – which go on general sale this Friday, 18th February at 10am – are €35 for Dublin and TBA for Belfast. Check out Vile’s sublime, seven-minute new single ‘Like Exploding Stones’ below.

  • Kurt Vile Set For Dublin Return

    Doubling up as his first Irish solo show in six years, Kurt Vile will return to play Dublin in the summer. Marking the last date in a forthcoming European tour, the Pennsylvanian artist will stop off at Vicar Street on Friday, June 12th. Tickets cost €35.00 and go on sale on Wednesday, January 15th at 9am. Check out Kurt Vile documentary (bottle back) below.

  • Kurt Vile – Bottle It In

    The sixth track on Kurt Vile’s latest opus is titled ‘Rollin’ With the Flow’ helpfully encapsulating the ambling, shambling rhythms and can kicking nonchalance the Philadelphia songwriter has long been celebrated for.  As always with Vile’s work though, clouds are never too far from spoiling his sunny skies and Bottle It In sees the darker depths of his artistry grow ever murkier. Typically preoccupied with Vile’s dazed yet disarmingly astute ponderings and observations, Bottle It In succeeds in creating an intensely personal connection with the listener, often lending the impression that we have a direct link to Vile’s inner monologue.…

  • Kurt Vile & The Violators Set For Belfast Show

    In addition to his previously-announced Vicar Street show, one of indie rock’s finest and most understated guitarists and songwriters – not to mention chill dude – Kurt Vile brings The Violators to Belfast’s Limelight 1 on November 15. He’s released seven acclaimed albums, the most recent being his the wonderful collaboration with Courtney Barnett, Lotta Sea Lice, as well as working with J Mascis, Kim Gordon, John Prine, John Cale and Warpaint as the respect he commands increases exponentially. Tickets go on sale this Friday May 25 at 9am from Ticketmaster, priced at £21 + booking fee.

  • Kurt Vile & The Violators Set For Dublin

    Having last played the venue back in 2015, Kurt Vile will return to Dublin’s Vicar Street later this year. Taking place on November 14, the show will mark the end of a run of UK and Irish shows by the Philadelphia indie-rock musician. Tickets go on sale at 10am on Friday.

  • Kurt Vile w/ Lushes @ Vicar Street, Dublin

    As a preface-turned-thinkpiece, it’s probably important to note that I suffer from epilepsy and although I have my suspicions that this correlates with my connection to music, that hypothesis is probably, at best, pseudo-science. But then again, Neil Young – fellow epileptic – has, before even the diagnosis, been this writer’s favourite musician of all time, connecting in a way no other has before or since. Apart from, perhaps, the first time my teenage self heard Appetite For Destruction. That may seem a roundabout way of introducing a Kurt Vile review, but there’s an inescapable influence on those who channel…