• The Flaming Lips to Perform Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots Live in Dublin

    The Flaming Lips are set to perform their seminal tenth studio album Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots in Dublin next year. The Wayne Coyne-fronted band will perform their Technicolour 2002 triumph, live in full, at the 3Olympia in Dublin on 28th and 29th April 2025. The shows are part of their latest tour celebrating the 20th anniversary of the record, which doubled as a critical and commercial success upon release Tickets for the Dublin shows cost €61.85 and go on sale this Friday, 7th June at 10am. Revisit a classic Yoshimi single below.

  • The Flaming Lips Set For Galway

    The Flaming Lips will make their return to Galway next year. The Wayne Coyne-fronted psych-pop maestros – who last played the festival last year – will play the Big Top at Galway Arts Festival on Saturday, July 18th. Tickets cost €49.50 and go on sale at 9am on Friday, November 29th. Back in July, the band released their fifteenth studio album, King’s Mouth. Revisit an older classic below.  

  • The Flaming Lips Set For Galway Show

    The Flaming Lips will play this year’s Galway International Arts Festivals, live at the festival big top, on July 26. Co-presented by Róisín Dubh and the festival, the show will be the three-time Grammy award-winning band’s only Irish date of 2018. Tickets – which go on sale at 9am on Friday – are priced at €49.50.

  • The Flaming Lips – Oczy Mlody

    In a typically out-there press release for Oczy Mlody, Wayne Coyne evokes “A future where OczyMlody is the current cool powerful party drug of choice and sleeping is the ultimate cure for everything” – a scenario that takes place inside a hedonistic gated community where people opt out of reality into a fantasy world. Coyne’s conceptualisation of the fourteenth Flaming Lips album proper is incredibly close to that of The Who’s aborted Lifehouse project (that ultimately became the 1971 Who’s Next album), set in a futuristic world where society is hooked up to The Grid via “experience suits” and programmed…

  • Playlist: Ten Must-See Acts at Forbidden Fruit 2014

    With the final acts being announced at the start of the month, the stage-times and running order for this year’s Forbidden Fruit festival have just been announced. Featuring the likes of The Flaming Lips, Flying Lotus and Public Enemy, this year’s festival will also include sets from Irish acts including Girls Names and And So I Watch You From Afar. Set to take place on the grounds of Royal Hospital Kilmainham, Dublin on the June bank holiday weekend of Saturday, May 31 and Sunday, June 1. Check out the final poster and stage-times for the festival, as well as our…

  • The Love That Dare Not Speaks Its Name – Why It’s Still Not Cool To Like Progressive Rock

    There’s a certain school of thought that declares punk rock as the saviour of music, wiping away an era of awful, bloated sounds. It was essentially the ‘Second Coming’ of good music, without needing a ‘First Coming’ to justify that title. “NO FUTURE!” screamed the punks, but what they really meant was “NO PAST”, and over the years, as the music press has become populated by the disciples of punk, this has become accepted as fact. And of all the victims of this cull, none fell further than progressive rock. With the way people listen to music having irreparably changed,…