Mark Geary, one of Ireland’s finest singer-songwriters, has returned with a beautiful new single, “The Forest”. A stunning acoustic track supported by emotive backing vocals and keys, we hear the thoughtful, reflective lyricism which Geary is known for once again rise to the fore. On writing “The Forest”, Geary says: “I woke up from a dream and there was a storm outside the window here … Continue reading Mark Geary returns with The Forest
It’s been just under two years since INSIDEAWAVE’s first single, “Estuary/Enough” was released. Since then they’ve honed in on a sound that defines them as one of Ireland’s best indie bands. It also hasn’t been all that long since they treated us to the beautiful ‘Ivy Honey‘. Well, thankfully we didn’t have to wait too long for another great track as they’ve just dropped their new … Continue reading INSIDEAWAVE: Bright Windows in the Night
Hello there music friends. Today I’d like to give you the heads up on a great cause happening on Monday, May 11th. Our previously featured multi-instrumentalist, electronic music producer and DJ WOB! launches his debut album NOSTOS with a livestream takeover of FlutterTone’s Monday Club sessions. This Livestream is also supported by iconic Dublin venue The Grand Social, with money raised going to Inner City … Continue reading WOB! Album Launch and & Homeless Support Livestream
It seems like things come in threes for Dublin-based indie rockers Arcwords. Firstly, they’re a three-piece. Secondly, they’ve been together for three years, having met as students in BIMM. Thirdly, 2019 saw them release three singles, “Toughen Up“,”Father Figure” and “Hyperlinking“. And today, they’re treating (see what I did there) us to their catchiest single yet. “Finger on the Trigger” sees a fusion of energetic … Continue reading Arcwords release new single “Finger on the Trigger”
Bleeding Heart Pigeons, a band I wish I had found all of seven years ago, have kindly released a new single for us to devour during isolation. “Trapped” was released on May 1st and really only leaves you wishing their upcoming album Stir could be released right now. As the band put it, “Trapped” is an “intricate and layered synth-pop track with echoes of Caribou. … Continue reading Bleeding Heart Pigeons release second single from upcoming album
Garage rockers Easy Tide have been making a racket for a while now. In 2016, they released their first album, Ennui and followed it up with 2017’s Cigarettes. Going by their latest release, they’ve no intention of turning down the volume. “Carpet Grave” has just dropped along with B-Side “Don’t Be Afraid“. Lyrically, both of these songs were intentionally written to encourage individual interpretation, as … Continue reading Easy Tide: Carpet Grave
The scary truth has once again been realised; Spotify knows what I want to listen to before I do. The data works, and I just have to accept it. Late one night earlier this week, while working on another post, The Reverse’s Which Way Out appeared as a ‘New release for you’. I’d never heard of them before but I thought the minimalist album cover … Continue reading The Reverse: Which Way Out
Back in 2018, Sweden’s Viagra Boys dropped their debut record Street Worms. That’s a hell of a record, right up there with the best of recent post-punk releases, and if you haven’t heard it, get on it. Carrying on with the observational lyricism blended with frequent (and fitting) profanities, Common Sense is at times a little too close to Street Worms, but still very enjoyable. … Continue reading Viagra Boys: Common Sense
I make no qualms about it, I know nothing about rap. I don’t really seek it out either. However, that doesn’t mean that the odd artist or album doesn’t squeeze into my weekly listen (Kevin Federline, Dee Dee King)… This week it’s RUNOFFBROKE. The Dublin native recently returned from two years in Berlin where he recorded and performed extensively. So far this year he’s been … Continue reading Time to catch up with RUNOFFBROKE?
Signed to Waterford based record label Egg Twelve, the drive. is an alt-rock three-piece from Cork. They cite Manchunian legends The Stone Roses, Oasis, and The Smiths as their influences. They released their debut single “Cigarettes and Lemonade” in early 2020, with their earlier mentioned influences a strong presence on the track. For a debut release, “Cigarettes and Lemonade” certainly doesn’t sound like a starting … Continue reading Introducing the drive.