This is the title track from Dublin band Gangs [Jordan Curtis, Dan Smith, James Connolly and Jonny Halpin] debut EP, Back To School. The EP is available now from Reekus Records here . The video was directed by Gansee Films and the track was produced by Brian Foley of The Blades.
“I’m one of the developers on Hay Ewe and wanted to let you know about its global release on the AppStore Tomorrow [Thursday, October9].
It’s being published in partnership with UK publishing veteran Team17 Ltd, the guys who made Worms, and is the first title from Rocket Rainbow.
We’re a very small Irish game developer that began life after the US company, PopCap, closed its Dublin studio back in September 2012. There’s not many games development jobs in Ireland, PopCap was the largest when it was here employing 96 people, so we had to choose between going abroad or doing it ourselves. Thankfully we went with the latter and although it has been Lidl noodles and little pay for the past year and a half, we are still delighted with the decision. It would be great if you got the word out.”
“This is our debut single “Lakes”. I thought you may like it and was hoping you could share it with the broadsheet folk. The launch gig is tomorrow night (Wednesday) in the Button Factory with Support from All The Luck In The World and Elephant. Tickets are €10 including a copy of the single….
“A nice song and video about the mass emigration we have experienced in recent years.. It contains some beautiful shots of Dublin. It has just been released by the Dublin band, Let’s Set Sail who will play this Friday, October 17, at the Oxjam event in Francis Street. Dublin…”
‘Vignettes of a dysfunctional relationship between two snails’
Participant – Shelter
Bob Gallagher writes:
“A video I directed for my friend Stephen (Participant) for his song Shelter. My Goddaughter Iseult cast the snails from her garden (with her dad) and I shot it with help from the brilliant Deirdre O’Toole. The cast are all safe and sound, and still very cute and very gross in equal measure. …”
A sumptuous video created by Dublin-based director Kate Dolan for California-based Singer/Songwriter Mariah Wester and shot by cinematographer Philip Blake in the Wicklow mountains “on a low budget, using an Irish cast and crew”.
“The song is based on Mariah’s struggle with depression over the last few years and I think can be related to by many people, anywhere in the world. The video focuses more so on the positive influences in your life which can help you overcome dark times in your life…”
You May have liked W O M A N by [Cork eight-piece 'prog soul' outfit ] Shookrah (top),
You’re not alone.
“Since it’s release last week, the video and song has circulated very well and has got notice from Hot Press and the Irish Independent and is starting to receive some radio play. We wanted to share it with you guys at Broadsheet in anticipation of our EP which comes out October 13th.”