It begins with a statement of intent: Give Life Back To Music. Having revolutionised an entire genre, French duo Daft Punk now embark on a mission to save it. The problem is, in the eight years since their last studio album, the world has caught up with Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter. Sure they can pull out their old [...]
Welcome to our 2013 Eurovision live blog. This is where we’ll cast opinion on the event as it happens. It’s a long night, so buckle in and keep up to date with our multiple writers dropping their thoughts as events unfold. We’ve got our man Ryan with a euro dance hit hoping to do the business. Lets see if we [...]
The Big Reunion at The O2 on the 16th of May 2013 Acts included: 5ive, B*Witched, 911, Honeyz, Atomic Kitten, Liberty X & Blue The type of reunions that we are more used to usually involve a drunk uncle singing DJ Otzi’s Hey Baby at the top of his lungs, triangular sandwiches, the insincere murmurings of a sparse “congratulations” and [...]
And So I Watch You From Afar in Whelan’s, Dublin on Wednesday 15 May 2013. To celebrate the launch of their third studio album “All Hail Bright Futures”, Belfast noise merchants And So I Watch You From Afar descended on Whelan’s last night for the first of two Dublin shows. With the new album taking the band in several different [...]
By Sunday, the weather had improved to the point that while it was still not sun-kissed, it was at least very mild and people had begun to shed their rain coats. The relaxed feel to the day set the tone for Gypsi Swing on the DoneDeal stage. Their jazz and trad style with violin, double bass and dueling acoustic guitars [...]
Waste of Time is the latest video by Karen Marie Ørsted, alias MØ. The Copenhagen native is being hailed as the new Grimes by hipster kids the world over. MØ shall be appearing at Longitude festival in Marlay Park this July. And by the sounds of Waste of Time she’ll be well worth checking out if you are a fan [...]
Tieranniesaur in Whelan’s, Dublin on Friday 10th of May 2103 There is an inherent difficulty in having a gig to launch a new album. You want to showcase the new album by playing songs from it, but don’t want to alienate the audience by playing a set full of songs that they won’t have heard before. There is a fine [...]
The early afternoon festival slot on a Saturday can be a graveyard for many bands, with most revelers just awaking from their slumber/hangovers and wandering the campsites like zombies. One of the many advantages of Vantastival is that you can roll out of the tent and, within the time it takes to make a few moans and groans at your [...]
Little Green Cars at Vicar Street, Dublin on Friday May 11th, Each time Little Green Cars have played a gig in Dublin, it has progressively increased in profile and crowd capacity. Last March it was a headline show in The Button Factory and in the interim period Little Green Cars have been touring the USA. May 10th marked the launch [...]
Coventry is a dump of a place. Okay, I’m being flippant, but having spent four years of my life tucked in the nape of a city lovingly called the car park of Great Britain; I feel I’m entitled. The furthest point from the sea anywhere in the UK probably only grabbed that particular monochromatic ‘claim to fame’ name because someone [...]
Rising singer songwriter John Fullbright will be heading over to Dublin later this year from his home of Oklahoma. His debut album ‘From The Ground Up’ is out...
- This Club, Jigabyte and Nathan Carter to play Limerick Racecourse
Following the lead of Leopardstown in packing entertainment with your racing. Limerick Racecourse is to kickstart...May 21, 2013 at 5:08 pm
- Colours Afrobeat Foundation to play Africa Day event in Farmleigh
A busy day of madness in Farmleigh in Phoenix Park is coming this weekend on May 26th. The FREE event will run...May 21, 2013 at 5:01 pm
- Katherine Jenkins to play Cork City Hall
The gorgeous and engaging operatic pop star Katherine Jenkins will be back in Ireland before the end of the year...May 21, 2013 at 4:41 pm
In popular opinion, the ukulele has certain connotations of gimmickry and tweeness that keep it from being as well used in folk music as its cousins the banjo or the mandolin....
- The Twenty – Camarilla EP | Review
Based in Belfast, though hailing from Derry, five-piece band The Twenty inhabit the ‘punkier end of rock’n’roll’...May 16, 2013 at 10:03 am
- Sounds Of System Breakdown – Nomad | Review
Sounds Of System Breakdown certainly went the extra mile for their full debut album ‘Nomad’. It was a year...May 16, 2013 at 7:57 am
- Vanilla Gloom – Vexed EP | Review
‘Vexed’ the début EP from Belfast based girl group Vanilla Gloom sees the young trio wearing their...May 15, 2013 at 12:18 pm
After rocking X-Factor with her original songs which – get this – actually had some well-thought out meaning, Lucy Spraggan was soon to disappear from the show...
- The Lost Brothers at Whelan’s | Review
There is a night of spare instrumentation ahead at Whelan’s as four guitars and two microphone stands line the...May 21, 2013 at 10:43 am
- Meatloaf ‘Last at Bat’ at The O2, Dublin | Review
Meatloaf Last At Bat in The O2, Dublin on May 17th 2013 There’s a lot of retirement in the news at the minute....May 20, 2013 at 10:35 am
- The Big Reunion at The O2 | Review
The Big Reunion at The O2 on the 16th of May 2013 Acts included: 5ive, B*Witched, 911, Honeyz, Atomic Kitten,...May 18, 2013 at 2:14 pm
It begins with a statement of intent: Give Life Back To Music. Having revolutionised an entire genre, French duo Daft Punk now embark on a mission to save it. The problem...
- Mudhoney – Vanishing Point | Review
It’s a strange thing that a band can inspire an entire musical movement, yet still remain firmly under the radar....May 17, 2013 at 12:21 pm
- Vampire Weekend – Modern Vampires of the City | Review
In Everlasting Arms, Ezra Koenig sings about a chandelier that hangs above his head like a guillotine. That image...May 13, 2013 at 1:30 pm
- Rudimental – Home | Review
Rudimental have had quite the beginning which has projected them to mainstream accolades. Feel the Love peaked...May 11, 2013 at 1:49 pm
Ahead of a debut headline Irish show, Luke Sital-Singh has previously impressed Irish audiences pairing his delicate acoustic play and ardent vocals supporting the likes of...
- Damien Dempsey | Interview
Damien Dempsey has been a busy man. Goldenplec caught up with him on a media day in Dublin recently not long after...May 14, 2013 at 11:00 am
- Little Green Cars | Interview
Little Green Cars release their debut album this week. Vanessa Monaghan caught up with three of the band, Stevie...May 9, 2013 at 5:03 pm
- Man Overboard | Interview
It’s just over a month until Pop-punk’s own Man Overboard release their next album and less than that until...May 8, 2013 at 2:49 pm
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- Meatloaf at The O2 | In Photos
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- The Big Reunion Tour | In Photos
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- And So I Watch You From Afar at Whelan’s | In Photos
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CANCER BATS will be returning to Ireland with a date at the Academy 2 this coming Thursday 30th May. Tickets €16 including booking fee are on sale now from Ticketmaster.ie...
- Joshua Radin at The Sugar Club | Competition
Ohio native Joshua Radin will be in Dublin in the next few weeks for a special intimate performance at The Sugar...May 21, 2013 at 5:30 pm
- Paddy Casey at Whelans | Competition
Saint and sinner Paddy Casey will be playing Whelans at the end of the week for an intimate headline show. He released...May 21, 2013 at 5:24 pm
- OMD at Vicar Street | Competition
Ahead of their Vicar Street show, OMD are confirmed to appear on LATER WITH JOOLS on Tuesday 28th and Friday 31st...May 21, 2013 at 2:03 pm
The lads from We Town Criers have gone missing. The Gardai are on the hunt but some slick moving horses will step in to cover the launch night. I’m not making this...
- Thirty Seconds To Mars – The Race | Video
A band at one with nature and its beautiful imagery, Thirty Seconds To Mars have released this lyric video for...May 21, 2013 at 4:13 pm
- Eurovision 2013 – Video Playlist
Eurovision 2013 on MUZU.TV. Tomorrow night is Eurovision night. It’s the single biggest night for wind machines...May 17, 2013 at 5:59 pm
- Neon Wolf – I Can’t Speak For You | Video
Kilkenny based indie rockers Neon Wolf, and winners of the RTÉ Breakthrough Bursary 2012, are back with their...May 16, 2013 at 7:47 am
Stendhal Festival of Art will return for 2013 on August 16th and 16th 2013. The festival once again takes place at Ballymully Cottage Farm in Limavady. On the bill for Stendhal...
- Vantastival 2013 – Sunday | Review
By Sunday, the weather had improved to the point that while it was still not sun-kissed, it was at least very...May 15, 2013 at 9:09 am
- Tennents Vital announce Snow Patrol for day 2
Irish superstars Snow Patrol have just confirmed they will be headlining the second day of Tennent’s Vital...May 13, 2013 at 6:06 pm
- Vantastival 2013 – Saturday | Review
The early afternoon festival slot on a Saturday can be a graveyard for many bands, with most revelers just awaking...May 13, 2013 at 12:58 pm