• Watch: His New Atlas – Pillars

    The follow-up to the recently-released ‘His Young’, Armagh singer-songwriter Eoghan O’Hagan AKA His New Atlas has released his sitting new single, ‘Pillars’. Fast becoming his custom, O’Hagan’s latest heart-rending tale is accompanied by simple but stunningly shot video, created by Belfast-based videographer and photographer Colm Laverty. Brooding and evocative, calling upon the depths of distant childhood and lost innocence, the video culminates in a particularly wistful tone. ‘Pillars’ is taken from O’Hagan’s debut full-length EP, Torn Out Lungs, which you can stream/purchase here. Watch the video below.  

  • Watch: Girl Band – De Bom Bom

    Dublin noise rock quartet Girl Band have been very active as of late. As well as having the slightly daunting honour of supporting both Metz and Slint on recent tours, they also been on the road on the their own right, as well as delivering nothing short of an unforgettable performance on the Friday night of Electric Picnic. The latest milestone on their altogether upward journey is the release of ‘De Bom Bom’, a single that perfectly embodies the manic fury and almost touchable neurotic majesty of their current material. The accompanying video, created by Second Frame Films, mirrors the aforementioned…

  • Watch: GANGS – Daisy

    Taken from their forthcoming debut EP, Back To School, Dublin quartet GANGShave unveiled the rather touching video for their single, ‘Daisy’. An impressively-shot, black-and-white visual accompaniment to the track, it was directed by Gansee Films and shot in Dublin. Back to School will be released via Reekus Records on September 26 (October 6 in the UK). GANGS play Derry’s Sandinos on August 15 and Belfast’s QUBSU the following night. Watch the video for ‘Daisy’ below.  

  • Watch: Nyt Bloomer – Old Toys

    A new video for the track ‘Old Toys’ has been unveiled by the Donegal-born producer Conor McNamee, aka Nyt Bloomer. The video appropriately sees an assortment of nostalgia-inducing 80s and 90s children’s toys animated into life, backed by Nyt Bloomer’s sample-heavy instrumental. Ninja Turtles meet Action Man, and there’s even a Street Shark involved. And can you spot the brief homage to And So I Watch You From Afar? The promising young producer releases his debut Old Toys tape in Belfast’s Menagerie, on Friday July 4, alongside Welfare and Colpey. Watch the video for ‘Old Toys’ below.  

  • Watch: The Wonder Villains – Zola

    Featuring Italian footballing legend Gianfranco Zola himself (actually), Derry pop quartet the Wonder Villains have unveiled the video for the typically starry-eyed new single, ‘Zola’. Filmed in London, the video was produced by Bradley Quinn and directed by Robin Morgan of Little Giant Films. The track is taken from the band’s debut album, Rocky, released via No Dancing/Third Bar. Watch the video below.  

  • Stream: Shabazz Palaces – #CAKE

    A second single has been revealed from next month’s Lese Majesty, the much-anticipated new release from hip-hop experimentalists SHABAZZ PALACES. It’s as avant garde and genre-bending as we have come to expect from the Seattle based duo. It’s called ‘#CAKE,’ and follows the previously released single ‘They Come In Gold.’ The beat slowly pierces through the twitchy instrumental, which is a layered and jazzy affair. Unpredictable, eccentric and undeniably unique, Shabazz Palaces seem on par to match their lauded 2011 debut album Black Up. Listen to ‘#CAKE’ below. Lese Majesty comes out July 29th on Sub Pop.

  • Watch: Tucan – As It Was

    In the very best sense possible, Sligo instrumental band Tucan have released easily one of the most gloriously messed up videos we’ve seen in quite some time for their new single, ‘As It Was’. Directed by Bobby McGlynn and Bryan Quinn, the video – featuring some extraordinary acting by Jonathan Gunning – features cinematography by Peter Martin and was filmed at The Model in Sligo last year. We challenge you to find a video featuring such an array of facial expressions – some more maniacal than others – from a single actor. Taken from Towers, ‘As It Was’ sees Tucan reinvent themselves…

  • Watch: Go Swim – Animal

    The follow-up to their February single, ‘Call Sign’, Belfast-based indie pop five-piece Go Swim have released the video to ‘Animal’. Filmed in Belfast’s Belvoir forest, the video – featuring Jennifer Marshall and Dan Cullen – was directed by Darren Lee of Maverick Renegade. The concept of the video – which we shan’t ruin for you – was created by the band’s singer, Steve Smith. The track is taken from the band’s forthcoming EP of the same, set for release at White’s Tavern, Belfast on Friday, June 27. Go here to buy tickets and watch the video below.

  • Frame by Frame #10: Ciaran Lavery – Left For America

    In the grand tenth installment of Frame by Frame, Belfast-based photographer and filmmaker Colm Laverty chats to singer-songwriter Ciaran Lavery and filmographer Richard O’ Connor about the superb video for the former’s ‘Left For America’. Featuring actor Ro Graham as a spontaneously-liberated everyman, the video has charmed thousands since its release two weeks ago, wonderfully emphasising Lavery’s towering songwriting talents. Hi guys. First off, tell us a little bit about each of your roles on this music video. Ciaran Lavery: I provided the track ‘Left For America’, Richie provided the magic. Richard : I was the guy behind the camera shooting…

  • Watch: R.S.A.G. – ‘I’ll Be There’

    Six years on from the release of his breakthrough debut album, Organic Sampler, Kilkenny multi-instrumentalist Jeremy Hickey AKA R.S.A.G has unveiled the video to his new single, ‘I’ll Be There’. Created by Paul Mahon AKA Geppetto, the visual accompaniment is a brilliantly edited melange of brief hypnagogic visions and black-and-white footage of Hickey on drums, bass and guitar. The track will featured on the next R.S.A.G album, set for release in Autumn. Watch the video below.