It’s time for another update from the bank of the Shannon and as usual there’s plenty of recent releases to catch up on and a whole host of fantastic gigs to look forward to.

A few weeks ago we have the first new release from whenyoung in two years and the now two-piece have quickly followed that up with their latest single The Laundress, a metaphorical take on washing one’s pain away. It’s another stellar track from the talented Limerick duo.

Another man who has been extremely busy is MuRli who has contributed to a couple of crackin’ collaborations, both with Sligo natives. Firstly there was Ready with Elaine Mai which they launched at All Together Now during the summer, and his latest partnership sees him team up with Bridin for Running from her impressive self-titled debut album.  

And we’ve also had releases from two fresh new bands on the Limerick music scene, 50 Foot Woman may be young but they’ve already been turning heads with a host of ear catching support slots around the town and their recent single Glen Danzig is another punchy piece of punk.

Fresher again are Dopamine Fix whose debut release Shoot to Kill recently featured on fundraising compilation album ‘Ukraine – We Stand by You’ to raise funds for the Doras Ukrainian Refugee Appeal Fund in Limerick.

And speaking of albums, late last month Pity of Sea launched their stellar debut album ‘Incessant‘ in the Kashbah Social Club and what an epic sonic experience that long player is.

Another notable long player is ‘Lismullane‘ by Vacuity who are four piece alternative post hardcore band, and their debut is certainly ear catching. Finally The Hitchers celebrated the 25th anniversary of ‘It’s All Fun and Games Til Someone Loses an Eye’ with a re-release of that album along with what was a joyous reunion gig in Dolan Warehouse.

And speaking of Dolan’s it hosts Pussy Riot: Riot Days, an innovative combination of live music, theatre and video. Pussy Riot should be well known to all given their brave provocative guerrilla punk rock performances with lyrics promoting feminism, LGBT rights, and opposition to Russian President Vladimir Putin and this multimedia show is a personal story of Alyokhina as a member of Pussy Riot, her actions in Red Square and the Cathedral, her arrest, court appearance and time in prison. This unique Seoda Shows presentation can be witnessed on November 14th, with support on the night from the theatrical Pretty Happy.

Red Sun Alert are an up and coming post-hardcore band from Cork City, this female-fronted outfit combine harsh vocals with raw guitar riffs and math-rock and appear in Pharmacia on November 17th with special guests Theatre and Seth Collins.

Kynsy at Fairview Park at Vicar Street, Dublin 25.6.2022 Copyright Colm Kelly

Kynsy has released some of the best pop music this country has seen in the past year, her ‘Something To Do With Love‘ EP is a must listen and she plays Upstairs in Dolans on November 18th, whilst in the Warehouse on the same night the wonderful Ham Sandwich showcase their electrifying new album ‘Magnify’.

The following Saturday in the same venue sees the much delayed launch gig for Windings latest studio album, the stunning  ‘Focus on the Past 5’ – always a compelling live act, this is one definitely not to be missed.

Whilst back in the Record Room of The Commercial Search Party with their Visceral Thoughts show kick off a trio of superb eclectic nights of music on November 17th, Kill ‘Em Charlie return to Limerick the following night with support from Static Vision and Doc Roe. Finally the mesmeric Molly O’Mahony returns to the Record Room on November 19th as part of her ‘The House of David’ album tour.

That’s it for now but if you have a music release or event coming up in Limerick then please get in touch with our local man on the ground John Loftus.