Tag Archives: Cork

Pic: Robin Parmar

Roslyn Steer – launching new album You’ll Know next month

What you may need to know…

01. Cork-resident singer-songwriter Roslyn Steer stretches that oft ill-fitting label to breaking point, taking in noise, drone and psychedelia on her adventures.

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Formerly of Saint Yorda and also currently of Crevice and Morning Veils, she’s been prodigiously busy in recent times solo, releasing last album Still Moving less than a year ago.

03. Streaming above is said debut record in its entirety, released on her own label, Kant Cope.

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Next appearing to launch You’ll Know as part of her label’s triple album-launch show at St. Luke’s in Cork city, alongside new projects Fixity and Sky, Horse and Death, both unveiling themselves and releasing cassettes on the night.

Verdict:
A joy to watch live, slowly becoming more and more entranced over the course of a set, to the point of appearing almost to be elsewhere. Mesmerising.

Roslyn Steer

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Shookrahannounced for Quarter Park Party

What you may need to know…

01. Multiple-headed prog-soul outfit Shookrah have been turning heads for the past few years now.

02. Debuting as Moustache Latte in 2013, the band had a brief run under the name before regrouping the follow year under their current moniker, in time to launch their Implicit Content EP. Festival appearances have followed, including Electric Picnic and Knockanstockan.

03. Singer Senita is also busy with other projects, including Lakerama and appearances with Daithi and Le Galaxie. You may also recognise the drummer.

04. Streaming above is I’ve Had a Nice Time, Thanks, filmed live in the intimate surrounds of Cork’s Mother Jones’ Flea Market.

05. Appearing next at Quarter Park Party, an all-dayer (and sister fest to Quarter Block Party) put on by the all-round wonderful folk at Quarter and Southern Hospitality Board in Fitzgerald’s Park in Cork on July 23rd.

Verdict: Genuinely soulful harmonies and impeccable musicianship, meet whip-crack tunes.

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The Altered Hours – playing the Workman’s Club next month

What you may need to know…

01. Cork-based psych-rock five-piece The Altered Hours have been in fine form as of late, with their debut album and extensive UK/European touring meeting critical acclaim.

02. The band’s early days were characterised by an ever-changing line-up and explorations of folk and psychedelia, with subsequent releases taking in forays into post-punk and shoegaze.

03. Streaming in its entirety above is said debut album, In Heat/Not Sorry. It’s a lot more focused than we’ve heard from the band prior, while retaining their more eclectic elements.

04. Appearing next on June 24th at the Workman’s Club in Dublin as part of the Wellington Weekender, alongside Cian Nugent, Toby Kaar, the Word Up Collective, and others.

Verdict: One of the best bands in the country right now. See them live in an intimate setting now, while you’re able.

The Altered Hours

Pic: Isabela Szczutkowska

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A Broadsheet.ie premiere, folks. Hopefully the first of many.

We’ve been singing the praises of Cork’s this lad for a while and for good reason, his psychey, stream-of-consciousness take on the genre being a definite addition to the current experimental noises around hip-hop in Ireland at present.

So we’re proud to present his new collaborative EP, In The Moment. Recorded earlier this year, and featuring appearances from Irish emcees Kestine, Kid Influence, Wellington and JayRonic, this EP sees YP and partners-in-crime take a lateral move into tighter, more propulsive trap-like territory.

Streaming in its entirety above.

Young Phantom

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A crane in central Dublin in April

Further to yesterday’s crane story in Cork’s Evening Echo…

Justine Comiskey, in yesterday’s Irish Times, reported:

There were 43 cranes visible over the centre of Dublin from the seventh floor of The Irish Times building on Tara Street on May 1st. This is a rise of three – or 7.5 per cent – on the previous month’s total of 40.

There was a slight increase in the number of cranes both north and south of the Liffey: the northside total rose by one to six while the southside figure was up two to 37.

…The Irish Times will be conducting its crane survey once a month to track construction levels in the city.

Number of cranes in use over Dublin city centre rises to 43 (Irish Times)

Previously: Crane Trails

Pic: Mrs Moneypenny

Thanks B Mul

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Young Phantomplaying Connolly’s of Leap on Saturday

What you may need to know…

1. Young Phantom is the alter-ego of Cork-based Mark Mavambu. Growing up around a variety of music and pop-culture reference points, he’s parlayed their influence into a worldly-wise, cool and collected extension of his own personality.

2. After garnering attention as part of Tralee collective ApocalypsE, Mavambu has since set about creating a body of work encompassing hip-hop, spoken-word poetry, literature (his debut novel is currently in the writing), and fashion (as modelled in the pic above).

3. Streaming in its entirety at the link above is his first full-length, September. Though not his début proper (that’s due later this year), it’s a look at his and his collaborators’ fusion of hip-hop, electronic and ambient that underlies his stream-of-consciousness oratory.

4. Next appearing in Connolly’s of Leap this Saturday, as part of Word Up Collective’s second show at the venue, along with AikJ and Katie Laffan. 9pm, tenner door tax.

Verdict: One of the most exciting artists to emerge in Irish DIY/independent music in the last few years.

Young Phantom (YP)