• Video Premiere: Krisdeberg – HHH

    After a long period locked away in the recording studio, Dublin-based electronic quartet Krisdeberg (not to be confused with the Irish prince of power ballads, Chris de Burgh) return with their new single HHH ahead of releasing their self-recorded and self-produced work that draws from a well of diverse influences such as new wave, noise rock, acid house and indie electro. We’re delighted to bring you an exclusive first look at HHH, which visualises the communication breakdown between people through a Beckett-esque theatre setting of humour, isolation and horror.  The video features members of the band and an omnious bottle of wine, while uniquely exploring how disparate two perceptions…

  • Video Premiere: Swimmers Jackson – Stripped Away

    London-based Dublin musician Niall Jackson aka Swimmers Jackson returns with a video for his current single ‘Stripped Away’ featuring a very familar setting to many. The stripped back performance was shot in the iconic Peel Wing at London’s BBC Broadcasting House by Tom Andrews with post production by Ryan Phillips. Speaking about the video, Jackson said: “I kind of got nostalgic for all those sync performances BBC used to do in the 70s and 80s (Old Grey Whistle Test/Top of the Pops) with cheesy star filters and cutting edge effects for the time. I actually feel like I’m watching VH1…

  • Video Premiere: Meljoann – Secrets

    Avant-pop sensation and all round TTA favourite Meljoann is back with another creative self directed and produced video for ‘Secrets’, the second release in a succession of singles. The video features an all too familiar setting of a 90’s style day time talk show with a whole host of Mel-tiverse characters that fans of her ongoing Mustics clips would surely recognise. Speaking about the video, Meljoann said: “Using the magic of reality TV editing to my advantage, I made it look like my Talk Show debut was a triumph. When in fact, it was the most embarrassing experience of my entire life” Have a first look below!

  • Watch: Hatchet Field – Leave The Bodies Where They Lay (live)

    Over the years, Belfast musician Hornby has melted fizzogs and blown a fair few minds as the guitarist in bands such as We Are Knives and The Continuous Battle of Order. Earlier this year, his five-track debut offering in the guise of Hatchet Field, Survival Is Triumph Enough, proved a ruminative detour and a masterfully skeletal affair. Released via Belfast imprint Black Tragick – whose roster boasts the likes of Peng Weng and head hellion/hallion Robyn G Shiels – its foreboding death folk struck a sparse, altogether special chord, laying bare the subtleties of an artist who can be full-blown,…

  • Premiere: Acid Granny – I Love the Brits & I Love the Queen

    They don’t come more singular than Acid Granny. Over the last couple of years, the trolly-toting dealers of improvised electronic punk and abstract audio art have consistently reaffirmed our faith in the island’s more unapologetically radical sonic auteurs. Set for release via Ecstatic Intervals, a new label founded by Dublin producer qwasi, new single ‘I Love the Brits & I Love the Queen’ is a pure-cut distillation of what sets the group apart. Across two all-too-short minutes, it’s another masterfully mangled effort, rounded off with some of the more memorable visuals we’ve latched our eyes upon as of late. “The song was born…

  • Watch: Colm Warren – Just Me

    Belfast-based singer-songwriter Colm Warren has unveiled the video for his new single, ‘Just Me’. Directed by musician, videographer and filmmaker Matthew Killen, it’s a striking accompaniment to a song that delicately explores the solace that can be gained in one’s own company. Off the back of singles including ‘Choked’ and ‘Shame’, Warren – who is the former frontman of NI punk band The Twenty – further carves out a niche for himself as an artist wielding carefully considered songwriting with real candour. Have a first look below.

  • Video Premiere: Meljoann – Business Card

    Hands down one of the country’s most idiosyncratic solo artists, Meljoann is a musical mind positively resistant to second-guessing. Taken from her forthcoming “anti-capitalised themed” album HR, recently singles ‘Company Retreat’ and ‘O Supervisor’ presented an artist whose sonic vision is matched by a perfectly unpigeonholeable visual body of work. New single ‘Business Card’ goes one further. Accompanied by easily one of our favourite Irish videos of the year thus far, it’s a deft and masterfully disorientating effort from an artist very much on the rise.

  • Watch: THVS – Palisades

    Fast-rising Belfast heavy pop band THVS have unveiled the video to new single, ‘Palisades’. From the get-go, it’s a blistering, riff-fuelled statement of intent from the Michael Smyth-fronted trio. Taken from their forthcoming debut album Fevers, the single’s video was shot at MSI Studios and THVS HQ “on a temperate May Sunday afternoon” by Bob Logan. Check it out below. Fevers is released on October 7. THVS play Pavilion in Belfast on Friday, August 30.

  • Watch: New Jackson – Romancecar (Homeway)

    New Jackson has shared an abstract, nostalgic video for ‘Romancecar (Homeway)’. The track, which closed the Dublin artist AKA David Kitt‘s recent Romancecar EP on Permanent Vacation with a gorgeous ambient flourish, piqued the interests of filmmaker Jack Ashley, who has created a collage-like video comprised of images of two amateur dancers he filmed in south London, as well as the bric-a-brac that filled their home. It’s a touching, minimal affair and makes for a perfect companion for the track’s synth swells and weaving chimes. “I heard David’s EP and was super keen to reach out to him,” says Ashley of the video.…

  • Girl Band Announce New Album, Live Dates & Video For Shoulderblades

    Earlier today, we rather giddily shared ‘Shoulderblades’, the emphatic new single from Dublin quartet Girl Band. Now, comprehensively sealing the deal on the release is long-time collaborator Bob Gallagher’s new accompanying video, featuring Oona Doherty. Mirroring the song’s erratic and frenzied push-and-pull, not least viva frontman Dara Kiely’s trademark expulsions, Doherty’s performance is an accomplished, at times suitably brutal accompaniment to hands down one of the Irish tracks of the year thus far. Better still is the news that many Girl Band fans have been hoping for. The band will release their second album, The Talkies, via Rough Trade on September 28. Produced…