• Unknown Mortal Orchestra Announce Dublin Date, Unveil Video for ‘Hunnybee’

    A day on from delivering a triumphant set at this year’s Forbidden Fruit, it’s been announced that New Zealand’s finest Unknown Mortal Orchestra will return to Dublin on November 25 for a show at the Academy. Accompanied the news is the unveiling of the video for the band’s new single (and, in our opinion, the song of the summer – sorry Limmy) ‘Hunnybee’. Check that our below. Tickets for the Dublin show cost €25 and go on sale this Friday at 10am.

  • Unknown Mortal Orchestra – Sex & Food

    Filled to brim with squelching alien textures and off kilter grooves, Unknown Mortal Orchestra’s Sex & Food is an intriguing and at times disquieting listen. Largely preoccupied with themes of isolation and disconnection, it seems fitting that the majority of the album was conceived and recorded far from the outfit’s New Zealand home in a dizzying array of far flung locales ranging from typhoon drenched Hanoi to an earthquake devastated Mexico City.  The disorientating effect of this strange release evokes the free floating ennui of having been on the road too long, feeling washed out and jet lagged in a suddenly unfamiliar…

  • RHYE and Unknown Mortal Orchestra Added to Forbidden Fruit Festival

    It’s been announced that Los Angeles-based Canadian alternative R&B artist RHYE and New Zealand psych maestros Unknown Mortal Orchestra (pictured) will join the likes of The War on Drugs, Grizzly Bear, Warpaint, Thundercat and Spoon on the Monday line-up of this year’s Forbidden Fruit. The June Bank Holiday festival returns to Royal Kilmainham Hospital in Dublin across June 2-4. With more to be announced, the likes of Justice, Richie Hawtin, Four Tet, Bicep and Ben UFO will all perform across the weekend. Tickets are available to buy here.

  • Electric Picnic 2014 @ Stradbally Estate, Co. Laois

    With a sickeningly diverse lineup of local and international acts, both old and new, spanning more or less every genre under the glistening sun, Electric Picnic 2014 is the hottest ticket of the Irish summer, and upon exploration of the festival site (it would be unjust to ignore Electric Picnic’s attention to detail) there’s the essential Body & Soul zone, functioning as the hippie commune area of the site – the music and arts festival is, after all, the bedrock of the hippie dream – and the Trailer Park, which offers corn dogs, some cover bands and an assortment of…

  • Electric Picnic 2014: Must-See Acts

    Electric Picnic is possibly one of the most eclectic festivals in the country. Each year the line up strives to provide something for every palate. In the picturesque surroundings of Stradbally, Co. Laois it began as a daylong event with Groove Armada in 2004 and has grown each year since. So what has this summer’s weekend event got in store? Headlining are Portishead, Outkast and Beck with each artist representing different aspects of the musical spectrum. In recent years, Portishead have almost leant toward noise music with their most recent album Third. The aforementioned Third is a far cry from…