Tag Archives: You May Like This


If you enjoy getting woken up by three gentlemen with a message about the crapness of mainstream media, a thumping melody and a pleasing multi-layered new wave jerky guitar sound.

And who but the most prudish insomniac doesn’t, in fairness?

Dirty Words – Wake Up!

‘Words-er Colin Hassard writes:

“This is a song we wrote commenting on media news reporting – particularly in reference to the Gaza crisis, spin-doctoring and the grand idea of where we are going as a society…”


Dirty Words (Facebook)


it’s lengthy, trippy and premiered on Vice’s electronic music channel Thump last night.

Clu – “Mirrors”

“Inspired by 1980’s science fiction films, contemporary dance and 8 bit computer soundtracks a la Donkey Kong…”

The new single off Clu’s Debut EP ‘Gems’ out on August 26. Pre-order here

Written and directed by Kevin A Freeney. Music composed, recorded and produced by Sean Cooley. Starring Aaron Heffernan and Janna Kemperman.


Floor Staff – The Guest

“A couple in a loveless relationship struggle to come to terms with the fact that their unwanted newborn is going to be a musician…”

Genuinely unsettling.

At least it wasn’t a drummer


Floor Staff plays the Button Factory, Temple Bar, Dublin tomorrow night.

Directed by Bob Gallagher, Produced by Aoife Kelly

Thanks Nialler9 and Saruul Altantuya


If you could use something Dublin-made, synth-driven yet ‘rockin’ but also containing unusually haunting harmonious overlays and a video preferably shot in Brooklyn.

You’re in luck

Ruairi L writes:

“Roll Pt. II” is the second of 2 videos/singles released this summer from Bantum.
The video is directed by J Cooper and filmed in New York, and the song features Eimear O’Donovan and Owensie on vocals.”

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If you fancy dark, forbidding Irish alt rock with epic, dystopian visuals.

Travis Oaks – Last Love Song

Luke Sweetman writes:

“This is a new band called Travis Oaks [Mike Paterson on lead vocals and guitar, Taran Plouzane on lead guitar, Aran Mcgillick on bass, and Killian McCourt on Drums]. It’s a stomper of a track and there also a device that spits flames towards the sky which is not to sniffed at….”

Travis Oaks (Facebook)

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Rude boys especially.

Interskalactic at this Summer’s Body & Soul festival.

Rónán O’Neill writes:

“Interskalactic are a 10-piece band performing first wave, old-school, big band Jamaican Ska. We opened up the Main Stage on the Saturday of this year’s Body & Soul, managed to have great craic, get people up and dancing and also get the whole thing recorded in the process! Hope some people get a buzz out of the video. We’ve a pretty busy schedule for the rest of the year too, so if anyone’s digging the tunes they can check out some tracks and our upcoming schedule on Facebook / Twitter / Soundcloud, Cheers!”