• Watch: Laura Sheeran – Light A Fire

    Set to headline the second installment of Psykick Dancehall – our new Dublin night with Medium Presents at Bello Bar – tonight, Laura Sheeran has unveiled the video for her first single in four years, ‘Light a Fire’. Very aptly accompanied by its DIY, decidedly spectral video, the track wields space and texture in extraordinary fashion, with sparse beats and cloistered, portentous vocals dancing subtle shamanistic patterns across four minutes confronting fervid recollection and the workings of memory in the death and dying of love. Sheeran plays alongside BAD BONES and Katharine Philippa tonight. Event page here.

  • Psykick Dancehall No. 2: Laura Sheeran, Bad Bones & Katharine Philippa

    Almost a year on from featuring as the cover artist on the eighth issue of our physical magazine (which you can revisit here) Laura Sheeran will headline the next Psykick Dancell at Dublin’s Bello Bar on Saturday, April 2. Co-presented by The Thin Air and Medium Presents, the show will also feature two more of the country’s most exciting acts, Belfast’s Katharine Philippa and Dublin producer Sal Stapleton AKA Bad Bones. That’s three of the country’s very best dark experimental pop artists for just €6/7. Event page here.

  • Deep Down South: 100/1, Missing Foundations & Bank Holiday Goings-On

    This week’s column emerges just days after the announcement of what could be yet another landmark in an already resurgent Cork music community in 2015. Following February’s Block Party and Noisefest, as well as a clutch of fantastic weekends of gigging, this past week saw the announcement of 100/1, a night that sees one-hundred bands play in over twenty venues around Cork, with the aim to have the oversight of all the promoters in town working together. It’s a hugely ambitious project to say the least, but proof positive of the resurgence of Cork’s music scene that such an idea…