• Stars Irish Tour

    Canadian dream pop act Stars played Dublin’s Opium Rooms with support from Vann Music on Friday and Belfast’s Limelight 2 with support from Travis is a Tourist last Saturday. Check out our two galleries below featuring photos by Mark Earley and Sara Marsden.

  • Final Electric Picnic Acts announced

    Less than two weeks now to the start of Ireland’s premier music festival, and the festival has revealed the final seventeen acts that will grace the stage at Stradbelly. Several top Irish bands lead the way with Sleep Thieves (above), Tvvins, We Cut Corners and Raglans all set to perform. The other artists that will be playing at the festival are Jenny Lewis,  Krystal Klear,  PHOX,  The Minutes, Vann Music, Booka Brass Band  Spies, The Academic, Orla Gartland, Buffalo Sunn, Daniel James,  Acrobat and Wyvern Lingo. Electric Picnic takes place at Stradbelly Estate, Laois from August 29 to 31. Tickets are sold out.

  • The Flaming Lips and more for Forbidden Fruit

    Oklahoma psych-pop masters The Flamings Lips are amongst several acts announced to play the Saturday of this year’s Forbidden Fruit festival. Taking place at Royal Hospital Kilmainham,  the festival organisers have also revealed that Bell X1, Fuck Buttons, Nils Frahm, The Young Knives, Vann Music and Flying Lotus (3D Show) will also play this year’s two-day event, taking place on Saturday, May 31 and Sunday, June 1. Priced at €49.50 for one day and €99.50 for the two, early bird tickets for the festival are currently on sale via Ticketmaster. Check out the video for the timeless ‘She Don’t Use…