• Listen: Kool Thing – I See You (I am You)

    Kool Thing have cooled off in recent years to focus on various projects and relocate to Berlin so we’re delighted they’re back with a new single from their forthcoming second album which will be released early next year. We spoke to Julie Fogarty here for Inbound earlier in the year about her side project Under Tears, so here’s what she had to say about ‘I See You (I am You) : “I guess this song is about shedding ones past, getting rid of masks and starting again. It made sense for us to share this song first because it is a nice connection between where…

  • Stream: TOSKA feat. Aran Glover – Polyforms

    Comprised of three members of defunct post-metal five-piece Annapurna, TOSKA have unveiled their debut track, ‘Polyforms’ Featuring furious vocals from Aran Glover of We Are Knuckle Dragger, the track – impressively clocking in at just under ten minutes – traverses progressive metal tangents, intricate instrumentalism and cyclopean down-tuned chords, reminiscent of the band’s previous incarnation. Stream the track via Bandcamp below. Polyforms ft. Aran Glover by TOSKA

  • EP Stream: Little Matador – Liar Liar

    Ahead of supporting Queens of the Stone Age at Belfast’s Odyssey arena this day next week, Little Matador have unveiled their debut EP, Liar Liar A four track release, currently available at the merch stall on the band’s current tour with Jimmy Eat World, the EP serves as fully-realised introduction to Little Matador’s sound, from the charging alt-rock of ‘Boom Boom’ to the anthemic ‘Swagger’ of ‘Give Me All You’ve Got’. Check our interview with the band’s frontman Nathan Connolly (also guitarist with the up-and-coming Snow Patrol) here. Stream Liar Liar below.

  • Exclusive stream: The Late David Turpin – Bear of a Star

    On the eve of the release of his forthcoming third album, we have an exclusive stream of ‘Bear of a Star’ by Dublin-based singer-songwriter The Late David Turpin. Having already released two albums under his own name, Turpin – who recently died for “approximately died for 28 seconds” – will release We Belong Dead on September 13. To celebrate the release, Turpin will perform the album in full with a chamber choir  on September 15 at Dublin’s Smock Alley Theatre.  ‘Bear of a Star’ strikes a rather brilliant balance between Beck, Eels and Of Montreal, with hints of Wire and Soul Coughing. Ahead of our interview with Turpin on…

  • Stream: More Than Conquerors – Jaw and Try-Antlers

    Ahead of their release of the hugely-anticipated debut album, Everything I’ve Learnt, at the end of the month, Belfast-based quartet More Than Conquerors are streaming two new tracks – ‘Jaw’ and ‘Try-Antlers’ via the Smalltown America Soundcloud. The band are set to the launch the album at Belfast’s Limelight 2 on Monday, September 23. Support on the night comes from Fatherson and Craig Conkey. Check out the rest of the band’s tour dates below. September 11: The Workman’s Club, Dublin (supporting Jetplane Landing) September 12: Tower Records, Dublin September 13: The Stables, Derry (supporting Jetplane Landing) September 23: Limelight 2, Belfast (Everything…

  • Stream: two new Franz Ferdinand singles

    Scottish indie rock quartet Franz Ferdinand have unveiled two new singles, taken from their forthcoming fourth album, Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Actions. Streaming via YouTube the tracks – lead track ‘Right Action’ and ‘Love Illumination’ – are two of ten set to feature on the highly-anticipated album, set for release on August 27 via Domino. Stream both tracks below.