• Pockets – Alone | Single Premiere

    We recently had Pockets perform at our 7th #GoldenBeck night in The Workmans club (see photos below) and they blew the room away. From early on in sound-check, both our photographer and sound engineer on the night knew they were in for something special. Alone is the lead single from […]

    Pockets – Alone | Single Premiere
  • Wyvern Lingo at Smock Alley Theatre | Review

    Wyervn Lingo at The Smock Alley Theatre, Thursday 16th October 2014 Dalkey may be known to most in Ireland as the ‘home to the stars,’ boasting inhabitants such as Van Morrisson, Enya and ‘King of iTunes’, Bono. However, while the stars may reside in Dalkey, it’s another seaside town a […]

    Wyvern Lingo at Smock Alley Theatre | Review
  • The Stones Roses – The Stone Roses | Golden Vault #36

    Welcome to the latest edition of ‘Golden Vault’, where we delve into the annals of music to bring you a classic album. You’ll know some like the back of your hand and nothing of others. We hope to get you reacquainted with old friends and create new favourites. The album […]

    The Stones Roses – The Stone Roses | Golden Vault #36
  • Bill Withers – Just As I Am | Golden Vault #35

    Welcome to the latest edition of ‘Golden Vault’, where we delve into the annals of music to bring you a classic album. You’ll know some like the back of your hand and nothing of others. We hope to get you reacquainted with old friends and create new favourites. The album […]

    Bill Withers – Just As I Am | Golden Vault #35
  • Foxygen – …And Star Power | Review

    Singer-songwriter duo Sam France and Jonathan Rado – better known as Foxygen – first came to global indie-blogosphere awareness with the re-release with their LP ‘Take the Kids Off Broadway’. The album reanimated the sounds of golden age rock and roll for the contemporary twenty-something year old, fixed-gear-bike-riding, Wayfarer-sporting, satchel-slinging, […]

    Foxygen – …And Star Power | Review
  • Shookrah – Implicit Content | Album Premiere

    Shookrah, an 8-piece, female-fronted, prog-soul ensemble from Cork. The four-track EP, ‘Implicit Content’, is a follow up to their insanely catchy, anthemic single W O M A N and showcases the band’s potential as a funky force to be reckoned with. ‘Implicit Content’ will charm your socks off and have […]

    Shookrah – Implicit Content | Album Premiere
  • Delorentos – Night Becomes Light | Review

    March 7th 2013. Delorentos are on stage at Vicar Street having just been awarded the Choice Music Prize for Album of the Year for their third studio release ‘Little Sparks’. Most bands in their position would party the night and possibly next morning away. Not Delorentos though, they were on […]

    Delorentos – Night Becomes Light | Review
  • Gavin Glass, Hidden Highways & Twin Headed Wolf to play The Workmans | #GoldenBeck

    Artists: Gavin Glass, Hidden Highways & Twin Headed Wolf Venue: The Workman’s Club, Dublin Date: Thursday, 23rd October Doors: 8pm Tickets: €5 Tickets go on sale: Available on the door After the success of our eighth #GoldenBeck gig last month (see photos here), we are back to bring you the […]

    Gavin Glass, Hidden Highways & Twin Headed Wolf to play The Workmans | #GoldenBeck
  • Silences – Emily’s Corridors | GP Video

    Way back at the start of the Summer, we were introduced to Silences. We had heard rumblings about this band who were to play Other Voices and once the footage came out from that performance; we were hooked. We duly asked them to come down and play for us on […]

    Silences – Emily’s Corridors | GP Video
  • alt-J at 3Arena | Review

    alt-J in 3arena, Dublin on 27th September 2014 The largely young and hip crowd were loud and sometimes garish. The females wore brimmed hats and the males wore facial hair. ’80s throwback garb was rampant, and several attendants couldn’t harness their own cool at times, refusing to bow down to […]

    alt-J at 3Arena | Review

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Irish Album Reviews »

A Lazarus Soul – Last of the Analogue Age | Review

A Lazarus Soul – Last of the Analogue Age | Review

October 23, 2014 at 1:17 pm

This month has seen a last gasp goal by John O’Shea in Gelsenkirchen and a Budget for 2015 in which the price of a pint stayed the same. Has there ever being a better time...

Competitions »

Taylor McFerrin at The Sugar Club | Competition

Taylor McFerrin at The Sugar Club | Competition

October 13, 2014 at 11:01 pm

American DJ, Producer and beatboxer Taylor McFerrin has got a headline gig in The Sugar Club this weekend. Support duties fall to Butter and Too Slow to Disco. This show...

Live Reviews »

UB40 at The Olympia Theatre | Review

UB40 at The Olympia Theatre | Review

October 24, 2014 at 10:52 am

UB40 in The Olympia Theatre on 22nd October 2014 A reggae legend died on Sunday. John Holt was one of many Jamaican musicians whose influence has had a profound effect on...

Interviews »

Johnny Stewart | Interview

Johnny Stewart | Interview

October 22, 2014 at 10:07 pm

Conducting an interview can be a difficult task at times. Usually a journalist is given thirty minutes to ask questions. This half hour can feel like an instant or an eternity...

  • Real Estate | Interview
    Real Estate | Interview

    Martin Courtney, singer and guitarist for Real Estate, is apologetic about the background noise. “We’re...

    October 21, 2014 at 8:55 pm
  • A Quickie with Gavin Glass | #GoldenBeck
    A Quickie with Gavin Glass | #GoldenBeck

    Who now? Gavin Glass & The Holy Shakers we are a 6 piece rock band from Dublin, Kildare, New Jersey and Virginia. Listen...

    October 20, 2014 at 3:48 pm
  • A Quickie with Twin Headed Wolf | #GoldenBeck
    A Quickie with Twin Headed Wolf | #GoldenBeck

    Who now? Twin Headed Wolf are an eccentric twin-sister spooky folk duo from County Clare. Listen How? You can...

    October 16, 2014 at 1:42 pm

International Album Reviews »

Johnny Marr – Playland | Review

Johnny Marr – Playland | Review

October 20, 2014 at 6:31 pm

Johnny Marr’s new record represents everything that is great about the man who owns the most unique guitar sound there is. Considering it took so long to hear his first...

Classical »

Afterlight: French Chamber Music 1914-1945 at the National Concert Hall

Afterlight: French Chamber Music 1914-1945 at the National Concert Hall

October 21, 2014 at 4:18 pm

Event Details Artist: DIT Conservatory of Music and DramaVenue: The National Concert HallDate: 11, 12, and 13 November Ticket Info Tickets: €10-€20On sale: NowAvailable...