• Hozier releases new album today – Listen here now

    We’ve been long waiting for this release here in GoldenPlec. We’ve been tracking Hozier since day one – conducting one of his first ever interviews before he went global (read here). Most of the songs have been released on his first few EP’s but it’s the little treats like Jackie […]

    Hozier releases new album today – Listen here now
  • Wild Promises, Other Creatures & Pockets to play The Workmans | #GoldenBeck

    Artists: Wild Promises, Other Creatures & Pockets Venue: The Workman’s Club, Dublin Date: Thursday, 25th September Doors: 8pm Tickets: €5 Tickets go on sale: Available on the door After the success of our sixth #GoldenBeck gig last month (see photos here), we are back to bring you the seventh in […]

    Wild Promises, Other Creatures & Pockets to play The Workmans | #GoldenBeck
  • The Lowdown On Cavan

    Think of what you consider as contemporary music from County Cavan and chances are that it will begin and end with The Strypes. The four-piece have serious backing behind them (including Sir Elton John’s Rocket Music Management) putting them on the fast track to stardom and they are well on […]

    The Lowdown On Cavan
  • U2 to gift new album ‘Songs of Innocence’ to iTunes customers

    U2 have joined forces with iTunes for the release of their new 11-track album ‘Songs of Innocence’ that will be available for free to iTunes customers for the next five weeks. Just pop open iTunes there and you won’t have trouble finding it. Not an iTunes customer? Don’t worry, sign […]

    U2 to gift new album ‘Songs of Innocence’ to iTunes customers
  • Twin Headed Wolf – Up the Airy Mountain | GP Video

    Lauren Bacall was dead. She was the last tie to that Golden Age of Hollywood where every shot, every look, every pot, lamp and table onscreen was there because somebody made the active decision to put it there. In Hollywood in the 1940s, nothing was left up to chance, and […]

    Twin Headed Wolf – Up the Airy Mountain | GP Video
  • Electric Picnic 2014 – Sunday | Review

    Electric Picnic, Sunday 31 August 2014 For plenty of picnickers, the last day of Electric Picnic and the last day of August coincided with a symbolic end to the summer; one final blow out before a return to school, work, college or whatever else. But as send-offs go, Electric Picnic […]

    Electric Picnic 2014 – Sunday | Review
  • Electric Picnic 2014 – Saturday | Review

    Electric Picnic, Saturday 30 August 2014 With the first night’s antics continuing long into the wee hours, Saturday morning saw a slow, tentative start to day two of the festivities. A good portion of the campers didn’t make it back to the main arena until around five that evening when […]

    Electric Picnic 2014 – Saturday | Review
  • Electric Picnic 2014 – Friday | Review

      Electric Picnic, Friday 29 August 2014 Around forty thousand ticket holders travelled to Stradbally on Friday to set up camp at Ireland’s biggest music festival. Excitement was running high as festival regulars and newbies alike poured into the site grounds to experience a little bit of the renowned Electric […]

    Electric Picnic 2014 – Friday | Review
  • The Dead Milkmen – Beelzebubba | Golden Vault #34

    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 Dead Milkmen – Beelzebubba | Golden Vault #34
  • Electric Picnic – Sunday | In Photos

    Photos: Kieran Frost & Tara Thomas

    Electric Picnic – Sunday | In Photos

News »

Staring At Lakes for debut album launch in Bello Bar

Staring At Lakes for debut album launch in Bello Bar

September 19, 2014 at 5:53 pm

Event Details Artist: Staring At LakesVenue: Bello Bar, DublinDate: 27th September 2014 Ticket Info On sale: On Door     ...

Irish Album Reviews »

Lethal Dialect & JackKnifeJ – 1988 | Review

Lethal Dialect & JackKnifeJ – 1988 | Review

September 19, 2014 at 1:40 pm

The thought of Irish rap music will leave many a reader grimacing, a reaction that could hardly be described as hasty given the genres history, or lack thereof, in this country....

Competitions »

Frank on DVD | Competitions

Frank on DVD | Competitions

September 13, 2014 at 4:38 pm

Fresh from its opening weekend in the United States, Element Pictures Distribution is pleased to announce that FRANK will be available to rent and buy in Ireland on DVD,...

Live Reviews »

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra at the National Concert Hall | Review

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra at the National Concert Hall | Review

September 20, 2014 at 12:15 pm

Ning Feng & the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra at the National Concert Hall, Wednesday 17th September. With a programme of music that spans three centuries, the...

Interviews »

Laura Mvula | Interview

Laura Mvula | Interview

September 20, 2014 at 12:43 pm

Laura Mvula’s most recent offering is a mellifluous, mystical re-release of her critically acclaimed debut album ‘Sing to the Moon’. The English soul singer-songwriter...

  • Julie Feeney | Interview
    Julie Feeney | Interview

    Bloody technology. Several minutes of dropped calls, Skype sighs and choppy conversations later, we finally establish...

    September 17, 2014 at 10:57 am
  • Hilary Woods | Interview
    Hilary Woods | Interview

    Hilary Woods has come in from the cold. Figuratively speaking of course, although there is a definite bite to this...

    September 10, 2014 at 4:57 pm
  • Electric Picnic 2014 | Artist’s Highlights Through the Years
    Electric Picnic 2014 | Artist’s Highlights Through the Years

    All the signs are here, Autumn is creeping in, the evenings are getting colder, the leaves are starting to fall...

    August 26, 2014 at 11:49 am

International Album Reviews »

The Noises We Make When No One Is Around – The Black Box Contained Nothing But Our Deaths | Review

The Noises We Make When No One Is Around – The Black Box Contained Nothing But Our Deaths | Review

September 19, 2014 at 1:59 pm

Lo-fi atmospherics is what we’re dealing with here, specifically those of photographer and musician Craig Taylor-Broad, who describes his music as “One guy, one bathroom,...

  • Kasabian – 48:13 | Review
    Kasabian – 48:13 | Review

    Bearing an album cover reminiscent of Hard-Fi’s ‘No Cover Art,’ Kasabian return with their...

    September 15, 2014 at 10:10 pm
  • FKA twigs – LP1 | Review   
    FKA twigs – LP1 | Review   

    With her distinctive voice, look and style, FKA twigs possesses all the attributes of a pop star. Who would want...

    September 14, 2014 at 7:30 pm
  • Interpol – El Pintor | Review
    Interpol – El Pintor | Review

    It seemed Interpol were on a path where they were coasting; ending up no more than a nostalgic thought of how...

    September 11, 2014 at 12:25 pm

Classical »

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra at the National Concert Hall | Review

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra at the National Concert Hall | Review

September 20, 2014 at 12:15 pm

Ning Feng & the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra at the National Concert Hall, Wednesday 17th September. With a programme of music that spans three centuries, the...