• Ham Sandwich at the Olympia Theatre | Review

    Ham Sandwich at the Olympia Theatre, Dublin, May 19th 2014. From the second that opening track, Nevertalk , kicked in, it was clear that it was going to be a gig to remember. Ham Sandwich certainly delivered. There are few bands who are more deserving of a big stage than Ham […]

    Ham Sandwich at the Olympia Theatre | Review
  • Music Photography – A Faint Heartbeat

    Green Day at Marlay Park by Kieran Frost At GoldenPlec, we are committed to providing the best coverage of music in Ireland as reasonably possible, both in our words and in our pictures. We have a talented and prolific set of photographers in our team of amazing volunteers that make […]

    Music Photography – A Faint Heartbeat
  • Lucius at The Workman’s Club | Review

    Lucius at The Workman’s Club, Saturday 19th April 2014 It’s a Brooklyn invasion! If you weren’t paying attention when San Fermin dropped by our humble island nation earlier in the week, and when Lucius knocked about the capital on Saturday – first in Tower Records for Record Store Day then a headlining gig in […]

    Lucius at The Workman’s Club | Review
  • New Secret Weapon Debut Album | Exclusive Stream

    GoldenPlec are delighted to be able to bring you the self titled debut album from New Secret Weapon. After we exclusively brought you the video for Look At The State Of It yesterday we didn’t want to leave you hanging too long before bringing you the album in full. New […]

    New Secret Weapon Debut Album | Exclusive Stream
  • New Secret Weapon – Look at the State of It | Video Premiere

    GoldenPlec are delighted to bring you the exclusive video premiere of New Secret Weapon’s belter ‘Look At The State of It’.  Filmed in Dublin by Progressive Productions; the gritty video matches the songs trashy riffs.. It’s the first video from their long-awaited debut album that comes out on Monday, but […]

  • Delorentos – Unbroken, Untied | Review – Exclusive

    From the unique magazine that accompanied their ‘Little Sparks EP’ to the numerous pop-up shops they opened for a single day around the country for the unveiling of ‘Little Sparks’ itself, Delorentos have become synonymous with quirky album releases in the last few years. We weren’t surprised, so, to hear they were […]

    Delorentos – Unbroken, Untied | Review – Exclusive
  • Speaking In Tongues: How To Be Original

    Be yourself. That’s the kind of crap they teach kids nowadays. Alongside “Everyone is special, each in his or her own way”. Not that it’s not a nice sentiment but when everyone grows up thinking they are some sort of unique being unaffected by the influence of their parents or […]

    Speaking In Tongues: How To Be Original
  • We Cut Corners – Blue (Daithi Remix) | Track Premiere

    Is this Thursday your Friday? Well we hope so and to celebrate a long weekend and the anticipation of the new We Cut Corners album ‘Think Nothing’, which we can’t wait to hear, we’ve got a remix and original from the album. The remix is by the brilliant Daithí, who […]

    We Cut Corners – Blue (Daithi Remix) | Track Premiere
  • Tower Records – New Home, Same Old Tower

    Tower Records has been a music lovers den for over twenty years. The old shop was tucked away at the foot of Wicklow Street beside high end department stores like Weirs and Brown Thomas. The bright red and yellow signage and colourful window displays beckoned like a finish line to […]

    Tower Records – New Home, Same Old Tower
  • The Strypes at The Academy | Review

    The Strypes at The Academy, Friday 11th April 2014 Whatever your opinion of The Strypes, one thing we can universally agree upon is that we all wish our band was this tight and popular at seventeen. They can play together in tune and in sync with each other which is more […]

    The Strypes at The Academy | Review

News »

The Amazing Snakeheads at Whelan’s April 30th | Competition

The Amazing Snakeheads at Whelan’s April 30th | Competition

April 24, 2014 at 6:54 pm

Glasgow band The Amazing Snakeheads are set to go huge this year and are heading to Dublin next week for a headline show in Whelan’s on April...

Irish Album Reviews »

New Secret Weapon – New Secret Weapon | Review

New Secret Weapon – New Secret Weapon | Review

April 23, 2014 at 8:17 pm

Like a superhero blockbuster movie, no New Secret Weapon review would be complete without the obligatory origin story. The three piece came together...

Competitions »

The Amazing Snakeheads at Whelan’s April 30th | Competition

The Amazing Snakeheads at Whelan’s April 30th | Competition

April 24, 2014 at 6:54 pm

Glasgow band The Amazing Snakeheads are set to go huge this year and are heading to Dublin next week for a headline show in Whelan’s on April...

Live Reviews »

Ham Sandwich at the Olympia Theatre | Review

Ham Sandwich at the Olympia Theatre | Review

April 23, 2014 at 8:41 pm

Ham Sandwich at the Olympia Theatre, Dublin, May 19th 2014. From the second that opening track, Nevertalk , kicked in, it was clear that it was going...

Interviews »

Eli “Paperboy” Reed | Interview

Eli “Paperboy” Reed | Interview

April 23, 2014 at 7:41 pm

We caught up with Eli “Paperboy” Reed ahead of the release of his new album ‘Nights Like These’ for a quick chat about the...

  • Royal Blood | Interview
    Royal Blood | Interview

    Royal Blood’s debut single Little Monster is a bold rock number with an infectious...

    April 22, 2014 at 3:13 pm
  • A Quickie with Mongoose | #GoldenBeck
    A Quickie with Mongoose | #GoldenBeck

    Who now? We are a four-piece acoustic melty-pot band; mostly from Dublin. Listen how? Facebook...

    April 22, 2014 at 1:41 pm
  • Wallis Bird | Interview
    Wallis Bird | Interview

    Returning to Irish shores for a visit, GoldenPlec sat down with Wallis Bird for a catch...

    April 21, 2014 at 4:01 pm

International Album Reviews »

Kylie Minogue – Kiss Me Once | Review

Kylie Minogue – Kiss Me Once | Review

April 24, 2014 at 1:38 pm

Ah Kylie, universally beloved Kylie. From Kylie and Jason, to gold hotpants Kylie, to showgirl Kylie and every Kylie in between, it’s impossible...

Classical »

Lang Lang at the National Concert Hall | Review

Lang Lang at the National Concert Hall | Review

April 22, 2014 at 11:21 am

The world of pop has the imminent appearance of One Direction in June. The Country world has Garth Brooks in July. The Classical world had it’s...