A quick look over the next week gives us at least 3 or 4 options for gig of the week. Tis a bit of a hard one but we have gone with the wonderful Alphastates in Whelans on Wednesday night.

For a group who seem to have been around the Dublin music scene forever, its hard to believe Alphastates have only released one album. Well this is about to change with their follow-up to ‘Made of Sand’ to be released on April 17th. The album, titled ‘Human Nature’ will feature their latest single ‘Champagne Glass’ and to catch a preview of the rest of the album, Alphastates will be playing Whelans next Wednesday 25th.

One of my favorite Irish acts even going back to their Babelfish days, they give a glimpse of a modern sound that was missing in Irish music for so long. In a time where the likes of Mundy and Paddy Casey where climbing the charts, it was the likes of Babelfish and Autamata who were the real ground breaking artists in Irish music.

The group have announced more dates around the country and they are listed below

Wed 25th March Whelans, Dublin – Champagne Glass single launch!!!
Friday 10th April Greystones Theatre, Greystones
Wed 15th April – Whelans, Dublin – Human Nature album launch!!!
Thursday 23rd April Odessa Club, Dublin
Wed 29th April – An Cruascin Lan, Cork
Thursday 30th April – Club Head Bang Bang, Tralee
Friday 1st May – Electric Avenue, Waterford


Other great gigs scheduled for this week are:

Messiah J & The Expert @ The Academy, Sat 28th

Fred @ Whelans, Sat 28th

Fight like Apes @ Kavanaghs, Portlaoise, Sat 28th

Bell X1 Start their Irish Tour with dates in Galway and Limerick

Zombie Nation @ The Button Factory, Sat 28th

Animal Collective @ Tripod, Fri 27th

Neon Flea Circus @ Eamonn Dorans, Sat 28th