• Electric Picnic 2014 – New Times Added

    Get the highlighters at the ready folks – who are you going to see? Electric Picnic 2014 Lineup Main Stage Friday Saturday Sunday 10.45pm-12.00am Pet Shop Boys 12.30pm-1.45am Chic 10.15pm-12.00am Outkast 9.0pm-10.15pm Foals 10.35pm-11.50pm Portishead 8.35pm-9.45pm Beck 7.15pm-8.15pm Blondie 8.45pm-9.55pm Paolo Nutini 7.00pm-8.00pm Lily Allen 6.00pm-6.45pm The Strypes 7.00pm-8.05pm Bombay […]

    Electric Picnic 2014 – New Times Added
  • Damon Albarn – Everyday Robots | Review

     Damon Albarn is above all things an aesthete. While fronting Blur, on sophomore album ‘Modern Life Is Rubbish’ he crafted an image and sound that was quintessentially British, positioning himself as the inarguable architect of the Britpop sound that dominated the mid-Nineties in the process — but this was the […]

    Damon Albarn – Everyday Robots | Review
  • 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 and the summer festival circuit is drawing to a close. There’s still some life left in it however and it is safe to say summer will be going out with […]

    Electric Picnic 2014 | Artist’s Highlights Through the Years
  • Heineken Sound Atlas bring block parties of Brooklyn to Ireland

    This is a sponsored post by Heineken Music Last month, Heineken launched their brand new music platform ­ Sound Atlas with a look into the cultural hub in Berlin. The second stop on their global journey brings them to Brooklyn, New York. They are traversing the Atlantic so you don’t have to and will be bringing the block parties of Brooklyn […]

    Heineken Sound Atlas bring block parties of Brooklyn to Ireland
  • Chad Channing | Interview

    Earlier this summer a little American band called Before Cars played an intimate, stripped back little gig in the Sugar Club. The three-piece band on the night was made up of a guitarist, bassist and violinist, playing gentle, acoustic, folksy songs to a rapt audience. Before Cars may not be […]

    Chad Channing | Interview
  • Queens Of The Stone Age at Belsonic | Review

    Queens Of The Stone Age at Belsonic on 20th August 2014 Back on this island after two well received shows late last year (including being one of GoldenPlec’s best gig of 2013), Josh Homme’s Queens Of The Stone Age can justifiably be called one of the premier rock acts in […]

    Queens Of The Stone Age at Belsonic | Review
  • Atriums – Tell Me We Both Matter, Don’t We? EP | Review

    Any attempt to learn more about the background of Atriums may prove fruitless. There exists only a Twitter profile and Bandcamp in their name with no additional information with the exception of an external link on either webpage that leads to the other one. Atriums is most likely the trio […]

    Atriums – Tell Me We Both Matter, Don’t We? EP | Review
  • Jenny Lewis, We Cut Corners, Wyvern Lingo, Raglans and more added to Electric Picnic 2014

    17 acts including Jenny Lewis, Krystal Klear and PHOX have been added to the line-up of Electric Picnic 2014.  Notable Irish additions include We Cut Corners, The Minutes and Vann Music with five of GoldenPlec’s PlecPicks 2014 acts The Academic, Tvvins, Raglans, Orla Gartland and Wyvern Lingo also amongst the […]

    Jenny Lewis, We Cut Corners, Wyvern Lingo, Raglans and more added to Electric Picnic 2014
  • AC/DC- Back In Black | Golden Vault #33

    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 […]

    AC/DC- Back In Black | Golden Vault #33
  • Wyvern Lingo – The Widow Knows EP | Exclusive Stream

    GoldenPlec are delighted to bring you the exclusive stream of Wyvern Lingo’s new EP – ‘The Widow Knows EP’. We’ve been tipping Wyvern Lingo to make big strides this year after placing them in our ‘Plec Picks’ for 2014 list at the start of this year. So far, they have […]

    Wyvern Lingo – The Widow Knows EP | Exclusive Stream

News »

Therapy? to receive Oh Yeah Legend Award and Perform Troublegum Live

Therapy? to receive Oh Yeah Legend Award and Perform Troublegum Live

August 27, 2014 at 8:38 pm

Event Details Artist: Northern Ireland Music PrizeVenue: Mandela Hall, BelfastDate: 15th November 2014 Ticket Info Tickets: £12On sale: Now  It’s been a...

Irish Album Reviews »

Sinead O Connor – I’m Not Bossy, I’m The Boss | Album Review

Sinead O Connor – I’m Not Bossy, I’m The Boss | Album Review

August 27, 2014 at 8:14 pm

Well, Sinéad O’Connor is well and truly back. The church still doesn’t want to her preaching from their pulpits but we welcome her once more to her rightful position...

Competitions »

Win €100 voucher for Golden Egg Studios | Competition

Win €100 voucher for Golden Egg Studios | Competition

August 19, 2014 at 9:15 am

Our friends over at Golden Egg Studios have given us a nice little competition for some budding musicians to potentially save a few euro on a days recording in their studio...

Live Reviews »

Martin Moriarty and Peter Dains at National Concert Hall | Review

Martin Moriarty and Peter Dains at National Concert Hall | Review

August 27, 2014 at 3:05 pm

Martin Moriarty and Peter Dains at National Concert Hall, august 25th 2014. It’s always exciting to witness the beginning of a promising musical career. Tonight’s recital...

Interviews »

Electric Picnic 2014 | Artist’s Highlights Through the Years

Electric Picnic 2014 | Artist’s Highlights Through the Years

August 26, 2014 at 11:49 am

All the signs are here, Autumn is creeping in, the evenings are getting colder, the leaves are starting to fall and the summer festival circuit is drawing to a close. There’s...

  • Chad Channing | Interview
    Chad Channing | Interview

    Earlier this summer a little American band called Before Cars played an intimate, stripped back little gig in...

    August 24, 2014 at 5:09 pm
  • Jess Glynne | Interview
    Jess Glynne | Interview

    You can’t blame Jess Glynne for still being in bed at 12 o’clock. It’s been an exhausting year for the 24...

    August 22, 2014 at 2:45 pm
  • A Quickie with Wyvern Lingo | #GoldenBeck
    A Quickie with Wyvern Lingo | #GoldenBeck

    Who now? If Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young grew up listening to Destiny’s Child, and Jeff Buckley was their...

    August 19, 2014 at 1:14 pm

International Album Reviews »

Wye Oak – Shriek | Review

Wye Oak – Shriek | Review

August 26, 2014 at 7:19 pm

Bad Blake: (Lying in bed strumming his guitar) “You know that song? Hmmm?” Jean: “I can’t remember who did it.” Bad Blake: “That’s...

Classical »

Martin Moriarty and Peter Dains at National Concert Hall | Review

Martin Moriarty and Peter Dains at National Concert Hall | Review

August 27, 2014 at 3:05 pm

Martin Moriarty and Peter Dains at National Concert Hall, august 25th 2014. It’s always exciting to witness the beginning of a promising musical career. Tonight’s recital...