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Brave Giant – The Time I Met The Devil

With a video directed by award-winning filmmaker Fergus Costello.

Fergus writes:

Something you may be interested in, the video for Brave Giant’s new single “The Time I Met The Devil” which debuted on The Late Late Show last Friday.

From Drumlish Co. Longford, Brave Giant have already begun making waves around Ireland with a headline gig in Whelan’s sold out on the 22nd April with a new date announced for Friday the 21st April.

The video catches up with Father Damo Lennon, once again played by Joe Rooney, 20 years later, to see how he deals with the aftermath of an enormous party, hope you like!

Brave Giant


Mongoose is “a musical melty-pot, comprising the combined vocal chords, instrument-playing and song-crafting abilities of four irish women”.

Above is their fine Bulletproof/Survivor cover mash-up.

Mongoose are playing the Workman’s, 10 Wellington Quay, Temple Bar, Dublin 2 TONIGHT Tuesday, for the Mine Anthology Repeal the Eighth event.





Vinny Staggliano writes:

Something that may interest your readers: Dublin chillwave dance act The Swedish Railway Orchestra, led by indie musician Rob Smith (top) will be launching their debut album, Northern Lights, in the cozy (and unorthodox) confines of O’Donoghues’ Bar on Suffolk Street, Dublin 2 tonight.

The show is free and kicks off at 8pm sharp.

Swedish Railway Orchestra


Spekulativ Fiktionnew tunes on the way

What you may need to know…

01. At last, an excuse to talk about Corkman Sean Murphy, a.k.a. rapper and beatsmith Spekulativ Fiktion.

02. Emerging earlier in the decade with scattered live appearances and periodic single releases, Spekulativ Fiktion arrived seemingly fully-formed with 2013’s Deathly Words, a gritty, incisive extended-play that touched on external themes & internal monologues. This was followed in 2014 by Slave Labour, a transcendent piece of collaboration with Limrock beat god Deviant & Naive Ted.

03. Streaming above is a live cut from office fave Alan Newman‘s Boss Level Series, with Spek and Switch X spitting over one of Newman’s own (saucy!) beats. FIlmed in Cork City’s White Street car park, a local graffiti hall-of-fame.

04. Himself and Switch are starting a new group off the back of this collaboration, and guest appearances are due soon on upcoming records for Sligo’s This Side Up and beatmaker Mankyy.

Verdict: With a prophet’s eye, and a most writerly verbal prowess beneath his Cork-accented flow, Spekulativ Fiktion is one of Irish hip-hop’s cornerstones.

Spekulativ Fiktion


Low Seatouring Ireland in support of new album

What you may need to know…

01. Ireland-resident duo Low Sea draw on ’80s synth-pop influences and their own experiences/internal narratives.

02. Second album Remote Viewing is now available online and physically thru Dell’Orso Records.

03. Streaming above is the video for leadoff track When I’m Feeling Down.

04. Playing next at the Crane Lane Theatre in Cork on July 21 and Brewery Corner in Kilkenny on the 23rd.

Verdict: Noirish pop with a synth-laden sheen and emphasis on “noir”.

Low Sea


KojaqueSunday Roast mixtape and upcoming YESTIVAL appearance

What you may need to know…

1. We’ve been sleeping on Kojaque. A confessional, Dublin-accented patter is married to polished, jazzy self-production.

2. Garnered attention online last year from the likes of Noisey, for the video to single Midnight Flower, in which he rhymes for over three minutes with his head underwater.

3. Streaming above is his recently-released Sunday Roast mixtape in its entirety. It’s also available for download here, via his own Soft Boy Records.

4. Next appearing at Mother’s inaugural YESTIVAL on May 21 at the Tivoli, Francis Street, Dublin, a fest marking the first anniversary of the marriage equality vote. Also confirmed are Peaches (!), the Rubberbandits and Sugar Rush (girlband/supergroup featuring Panti) among others.

Verdict: Capable of vitriolic outbursts and noise, but more given to cool, cracked-leather holdings of court, suited to his more subdued sonics.




What you may need to know…

1. Cork post-metal/post-rock trio Ealadha have quietly set about impressing a lot of fans of the genre in the past year…

2. Not the least of whom are 2FM/2XM’s Dan Hegarty, who’s been somewhat of a champion for the band, giving their past two singles regular airtime.

3. Sticking their heads above the live parapet, the band gigged consistently throughout 2015, including a featured slot of IndieCork festival’s new music programme, and making the trip to Dublin for the Mother Fuzzer’s Ball.

4. Hurricanes is taken from upcoming debut EP Limit of Our Sight, the artwork for which was revealed yesterday on the band’s Facebook. More details impending.

Verdict: Atmospheric, soaring stuff that doesn’t spare their own tendencies toward heavyweight tones and riffs in pursuit of beauty.



Hope is NoiseBad Code

What you may need to know…

1. Hardy perennials of Cork’s DIY music community, four-piece Hope is Noise trade in noisy, heavy, hardcore-inflected, yet immediate and accessible alt-rock.

2. Last year celebrating ten years under their current moniker, the lads’ history extends all the way back to their secondary school days in the early ’90s, with the same core line-up remaining intact over the course of several bands over nearly 20 years. Eagle-eyed observers may remember them as The New Messiahs, among other names.

3. This year will see the release of fourth album Demons, and the completion of a documentary on their life and times both as a band, and as a group of lifelong friends.

4. Streaming above is Bad Code, a single taken from the upcoming album released back in November to coincide with their tenth-anniversary gig.

5. Next Friday, the band takes a rare sojourn to Waterford, where they play The Thirsty Scholar as part of the venue’s Voodoo Sessions. Kickoff at 9pm, support from The Smoking Giants.

Verdict: A furious, focused outfit that channels a wide range of influences, themes, and emotions into their music, and a formidable live proposition with a stage presence honed over the better part of two decades together.

Hope is Noise


Here’s what you may need to know…

1. Limerick producer Graeme S. and vocalist Senita Appiakorang (also of neo-soul outfit Shookrah) are electronic/afrobeat duo Lakerama.

2. Coming together last year as a collaborative musical project, the band has stepped into the live sphere, including appearances at Dublin’s Bernard Shaw and Cork’s Quarter Block Party.

3. Debut EP One is streaming in its entirety in the widget above, including much-fancied lead off tune Take.

4. Catch them this Friday evening, supporting the mighty Rusangano Family, with whom Graeme has previously collaborated, at the Kino in Cork.

Verdict: A potent combination of ambient, house and Afrobeat influences, Lakerama’s standout quality is their command of dynamic, with Senita’s massive voice adding presence to Graeme S’ diversely informed electronica.