• AAA: Turning Pirate Mixtape @ Spiegeltent, Dublin

    In this installment of AAA, our photographer Tara Thomas goes behind the scenes at the Spiegeltent in Dublin for the Turning Pirate Mixtape gig featuring Richie Egan from Jape, Niamh from Ham Sandwich, Wallis Bird, The Young Folk, Gavin Glass, Anderson and many more. Check out our gallery below for a comprehensive overview of the night.

  • Roving Eye: The Young Folk in Birmingham

    In second installment of Roving Eye, Tara Thomas sets out for Birmingham with Dublin alt-folk quartet The Young Folk as they do a tour of coffee shops. Last Monday morning found me catching the red eye to Birmingham to meet with The Young Folk. I had the pleasure of sharing the flight with a still merry stag party who used the forty airborne minutes to relive every moment of their weekend, much to the bemusement of the other passengers. Birmingham is the most densely inhabited city in the UK outside London. A city steeped in innovation and revolution has produced a…

  • Several Irish Acts Set For SXSW 2014

    Several Irish acts have been confirmed to play this year’s South By Southwest festival in Austin, Texas. The annual U.S. showcase – now in its 28th year – will feature performances from Unknwn (above), Wonder Villains, RAMS’ Pocket Radio, Foy Vance, and from the south, September Girls, Heathers, Hozier, DOTT, O Emperor, Wounds, The Strypes, The Young Folk and Nightbox. Inaugurated in 1987, South by Southwest 2014 will run from March 11-16 and feature thousands of acts from across the world.