Catfish And The Bottlemen at The Academy, Wednesday 8th
The ridiculously named Catfish And The Bottlemen bring their action-packed indie-pop charm to The Academy this week, a gig moved from Whelan’s due to demand. With their explosive choruses, catchy riffs and cheesy lyrics about love and rejection the band sound like they belong with the music scene of 2005. But 2005 was a great time for indie music, so what’s not to like?
Sinead O’Connor at Vicar Street, Wednesday 8th
She’s offensive, controversial, slightly mad, but most importantly of all she’s a brilliant performer. Sinead O’Connor‘s latest offering, ‘I’m Not Bossy, I’m The Boss’, is a solid effort and was deservedly nominated for a Meteor Choice award earlier on this year. With almost thirty years experience under her belt now, this should be a quality show.
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Ben Howard at the 3Arena, Tuesday 14th
Originating from the same acoustic, singer-songwriter tradition that has seen Ed Sheeran reach superstar status, Ben Howard is an accomplished musician in his own right. His second album ‘I Forget Where We Were’ sees the singer expand his sound into something much more substantial than the gentle ballads of his debut. The 3Arena should suit him well.
A Lazarus Soul at the Grand Social, Friday 10th
The biting, insightful lyrics of A Lazarus Soul‘s Brian Brannigan are the ideal mix with the band’s Irish-tinged indie pop. ‘The Last Of The Analogue Age’ sees the band develop their distinctive sound even further, and the if the live show is as good as the record, then we’re in for a treat.