Ciarán Moran: Falling Down

Ciarán Moran is a singer-songwriter we’ve written about a few times on reclessreviews before. The Dublin native is forging a reputation for honest lyricism, with praise coming from the legends such as Christy Moore and Aslan, the latter a group he has frequently toured with. Today he’s back with his latest single, “Falling Down”. “Falling Down” is a story of the loss of a role … Continue reading Ciarán Moran: Falling Down

Bleeding Heart Pigeons release new single and announce new album

Bleeding Heart Pigeons have just released one of my favourite tracks of the year. “Real Connection” is the Limerick three-piece’s first release from their upcoming album Stir which was also announced today. The album sets in motion a new direction for the band, having taken the independent approach to recording and releasing music following their major-label journey. The new album also promises to bring a … Continue reading Bleeding Heart Pigeons release new single and announce new album

Whipping Boy: Heartworm

For Whipping Boy, two lines from their 1995 classic Heartworm resonate more than any others. Toward the end of “When We Were Young”, Fearghal McKee sings: “What might have been, When we were young.” 25 years on, those lyrics are sure to stir their share of emotions. Heartworm was going to be their big label breakout, their rise from critically acclaimed to universal adored, but … Continue reading Whipping Boy: Heartworm

INSIDEAWAVE: Ivy Honey

Today is a good day. Not only is it Friday, but INSIDEAWAVE have also just released a new single, “Ivy Honey”. Yet another peach of an indie-pop single from this ever-impressive Irish band, you can hear the song now on Spotify INSIDEAWAVE play The Bello Bar on March 21st, with tickets still available. And remember to follow the band on Facebook, Instagram and Spotify. G.M Continue reading INSIDEAWAVE: Ivy Honey

WOB!: Run

A few weeks ago, we covered the release of Dublin-based DJ WOB!’s single “Stay Together“. Well, we’re glad to say he’s back today with another beaut. “Run” is his latest single and is more on the daring side. In collaboration with singer Eoin Martin, WOB! describes the song as having “a funky bassline and guitar licks, Mediterranean acoustics layered over industrial beats”, all in the … Continue reading WOB!: Run

Junk Drawer: Temporary Day

Northern Ireland Music Award winners Junk Drawer have released their new single, “Temporary Day”. A song which discusses co-lyricist Jake Lennox’s struggles with sexual identity and eating disorders, it’s set against a motorik beat with overlaying psychedelic and post-punk sounds. A means of catharsis no doubt, Jake described the song as: “Temporary Day’ is about having a temporary day of relief from all the horrible … Continue reading Junk Drawer: Temporary Day

Rock Against Homelessness

Rock Against Homelessness was a gig with a purpose. With an already terrible homeless situation in Ireland worsening, eight Irish acts came together under the lights of the Olympia to help fight it. Curated by Fontaines D.C., the gig ended up raising almost €70,000 for Focus Ireland.  The show The show itself was a spectacle. Most acts played 2-4 songs for the sell-out crowd, with … Continue reading Rock Against Homelessness