Review of Steve Cradock performing live at Café En Seine in Dublin on February 19th 2014: by David Mc Partlin

Feb 20, 2014 No Comments

Having exclusively stated to Music Scene that no new Ocean Colour Scene or Paul Weller material (with Steve also being the lead backing musician in Weller’s band) is in the offing, for Steve Cradock, this solo Irish tour date within the unique setting of Café En Seine in Dublin, was clearly all about the here [...]

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Review of Foals live at The Olympia Theatre in Dublin on Tuesday February 4th 2014: by Sean Tully

Feb 11, 2014 No Comments

Lights fade, on the blacked out stage emerges a figure and the crowd cheer as the shadow of a guitar being lifted bounces off subtle lasers, then we hear the ever motivating ‘Prelude’ being boosted to an extra high volume. Jimmy and Walter are getting the crowd motivated and making them forget their worries by [...]

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Pixies ‘EP2′ Review: by Alasdair Murty

Jan 27, 2014 2 Comments

Pixies team up with Gil Norton (”Doolittle”, ”Bossanova”) to continue their drip-drip releases of post-Kim Deal music with the second instalment of EPs, ‘EP2’, a stripped back contemporary alt. rock effort. Opener, ‘Blue Eyed Hexe’, a rocky ode to a tale from the northwest of England of a witch-woman begins with an AC/DC style riff [...]

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Jaded Sun ‘JS1′ EP Review: by Alasdair Murty

Dec 09, 2013 No Comments

The Irish quintet ditch manic southern hard rock in favour of more structured alt-rock, the type that would not feel out of place on a teen-drama television series… Alasdair Murty spent some time with the music of Jaded Sun, a band who are still alive and preparing for a very prosperous 2014.

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Jake Bugg ‘Shangri-La’ album review: by David Mc Partlin

Nov 26, 2013 1 Comment

Having sensationally arrived on the scene with his self titled studio album last year, Jake Bugg has returned with that well clichéd ‘difficult’ second album. The anti social media driven “There’s A Beast And We All Feed It” is a lively start with Bugg’s nasal drawl distinctive, yet not taking away a well crafted opener [...]

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Review of The Strypes live at The Academy in Dublin on Thursday September 19th: by Brendan Mc Elroy

Sep 21, 2013 1 Comment

Regardless of their recent hype and their #2 debut album ‘Snapshot‘, The Strypes are a band who deserve every second of praise they receive from the media today. Taking into account the way music has changed in relation to the genres people have decided to favour nowadays, including the basic “X Factor” talent searches which [...]

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Paul McCartney ‘New’ single review: by Sean Ryan

Sep 12, 2013 No Comments

Pull your loved ones out of the way! The rumbling noise you hear is the Macca juggernaut bearing down on us yet again with the imminent release of McCartney’s new album, due on the 14th October and entitled ‘New’. To give us a taste of McCartney’s first album of original material since 2007’s ‘Memory Almost [...]

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Arctic Monkeys ‘AM’ album review: by David Mc Partlin

Sep 10, 2013 2 Comments

The Monkeys have returned from semi hibernation, and returned they certainly have. From the opening lines of ‘Do You Wanna Know?’, where Turner’s smooth and effortless like vocals offer a fine introduction to their most progressive album yet. Through the following offerings such as ‘R U Mine?’, ‘One For The Road’ and ‘Arabella’, the band’s [...]

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Review of Blur live at The IMMA in Dublin on Thursday August 1st 2013: by David Mc Partlin

Aug 02, 2013 No Comments

Under the dark clouds of the Royal Hospital in Kilmainham, the shining light of Blur arrived on stage for their one & only UK and Ireland gig of the summer. From the opening beats of Girls & Boys, a fine love-in followed for the fastest ever 90 minutes of rock perfection you will find this [...]

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Review of Bruce Springsteen live at Nowlan Park in Kilkenny on Saturday July 27th 2013: by Mick Lynch

Jul 29, 2013 1 Comment

Bruce Springsteen completed his mini-tour of Ireland and the European leg of his ‘Wrecking Ball’ Tour in Kilkenny last weekend and on the Saturday night he put on an amzing show for a sell-out crowd at Nowlan Park. Walking on stage at approximately 7:30pm and greeted with thousands of ‘Thank You’ banners from the excited [...]

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