King Kong Company – Spacehopper
An Irish floor stomper with a message from King Kong Company, fresh from Body and Soul and poised to play the Valentia Isle Festival on July 12.
Yokes yokes yokes.
Thanks John Gallen
Only Rivals – Sing
Dublin four-piece – Stephen Arkins, Sean Reid, Jason McTernan and drummer Ally Doyle (top) – with a blisteringly crunchy alt rock anthem.
David Duffy writes:
On top of all of the achievements that this band has had which include touring with the likes of All Time Low, New Found Glory and Finch (all separately) I am sure that the only fact about this band that Broadsheet would like to know, is that they once played as the backing band to Johnny Logan on [RTÉ telly show] The Hit (see below)…
Dogs – Drift
Dublin guitar/synth four piece’s first release in two years.
This is our first new material since our Out In Cover EPand it’s the first taste of an upcoming EP due later this summer. The video (above) features footage from our performance at Castlepalooza 2014 and was directed by New York based Irishman Shane G Mahon. We’re playing a midnight show in Whelan’s Upstairs to mark the release on Saturday, June 13. Details here
St Joseph’s Church, Glasthule, Co Dublin.
Organist Rónan Murray (top) writes:
I’ve been requested to play some Star Wars themes at an upcoming funeral and thought it would be fun to hastily throw together a rough medley. Although it’ll be more subdued on the day, the Glasthule organ IS the father.
The Strypes – Scumbag City
The Strypes have announced that album number 2, ‘Little Victories’ will be released on July 24th. Here’s a track from it called ‘Scumbag City’…Let the banter begin!
Previously – The Strypes on Broadsheet
Declan O’Rourke and friends – The Children Of ’16
Performed and specially written for yesterday’s service for the 40 children who lost their lives during the Easter Rising.
The Ecumenical Service of Commemoration for the Children Killed in the Easter Rising will be broadcast on Sunday at 11am on RTÉ One and 11.45am on RTÉ Radio 1Extra.
Yesterday ’16 And Under
Thanks Ann Louise Foley
Mothers and Fathers – I Will Always Love You
Mothers & Fathers write:
We are a duo from North Dublin, working together sporadically over the past three years. I Will Always Love You is a response to the bigotry and homophobic rhetoric used against those seeking equality in Ireland’s upcoming referendum.
Stay for the Facebook entry (at 1.55)