Dublin math-rockers Chancer release a cover of The Prodigy’s ‘Invaders Must Die’ in aid of Pieta House

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Dublin math-rockers Chancer have released a cover of The Prodigy’s ‘Invaders Must Die’ as a tribute to the late great Keith Flint who died last month by suicide. The single is for sale on their Bandcamp page, with all proceeds from the release going to Pieta House.

The cover is an ear-shattering, rip roaring rendition of the 2008 single, with seriously punchy production. Chancer plan to release more original music later this summer, so keep an eye out!

Pieta House tackle the issues of suicide and self-harm day after day, issues that have touched every community in Ireland.
You can donate directly to Pieta House here:

https://www.pieta.ie/donate

Or support them by purchasing the song through bandcamp here:

https://chancermusic.bandcamp.com/track/invaders-must-die-the-prodigy

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INTRODUCING: Claire Z teases upcoming album with debut single ‘The Getty’

Dublin based singer Claire Z has just released ‘The Getty’, the first of 10 tracks from her upcoming debut album Between the Sun & Moon,  which she plans to release separately over the coming months.

‘The Getty’ shows off Claire’s smooth vocal style, underlain with a head bopping modern soul progression and soft backing vocals. We’re very excited to see what the rest of the album has to offer. Check out the album teaser trailer below: 

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New online radio station ‘PLAYIRISH’ launches, programming 100% Irish music 24/7

A new online radio station, ‘PLAYIRISH‘, launched over the weekend. The platform promises to offer curated playlists of nothing but Irish music, from established musical heroes to up and coming acts, streaming 24/7 .

It’s available globally on the Irish Radioplayer platform and mobile app, or through the PLAYIRISH website in your browser.  Over time, PLAYIRISH say they’ll also host a selection of original music shows from well known Irish musicians, music industry figures, songwriters and composers, alongside musical content from key events in the Irish musical calendar such as ‘Other Voices’ and ‘Hard Working Class Heroes’.

Founded by some of Ireland’s leading Irish Music Industry and radio professionals – Sinead Troy (IASCA & Yangaroo Music), Peter McPartlin (former CEO of Today FM & TXFM), Liam Thompson (Magic FM Virgin Radio UK, Red FM, Communicorp & iRadio) and Angela Dorgan (First Music Contact & Music From Ireland) – PLAYIRISH is a ‘not for profit’ initiative under the guidance of IASCA (Irish Association of Songwriters, Composers and Authors)

Sinead Troy of IASCA says:
‘Every serious music city or territory has it’s own small but cool radio station that champions new and exciting music, whether it’s BBC6 Music, KEXP in Seattle, or FluxFm in Germany. PLAYIRISH will be ours to champion Irish music at home and internationally’

It’s certainly a big step in the right direction, providing a platform for Irish artists to showcase their work which is either non-existent or relegated to a few specialist shows on most of the country’s commercial radio stations. I look forward to seeing what PLAYIRISH 
develops into in the coming months!

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TMFMTL Presents #007 – We turn 5 this Saturday in Sin É with CHANCER & Pranks

TMFTML turns 5 this March (whut?!?) and we’re bringing the noise to Sin É Dublin to celebrate in style!

Headlining on the night are Dublin instrumental math wizards Chancer. This 4-piece supergroup tear the roof off every room they play in. Their music is complex in nature but instantly accessible, full of mind bending loops and ear grabbing hooks. Expect to have a serious bangover after this set! For fans of Adebisi Shank, And So I Watch You From Afar & Ttng.

”Chancer deliver punchy hooks and off-kilter ear-worms. The band has transitioned from a solo project to duo, from power-trio to power-quattro, with members from other local bands stepping in and filling the interstices. The band’s latest single ‘Banger’ is bound to get you bouncing.” Fecking Bahamas

We’re extremely excited to have the mighty Pranks returning to the stage to support. These guys have to be seen to believed. The power-duo produce ground shaking, blisteringly explosive grunge tunes full of the tastiest riffs imaginable. For fans of Queens of the Stone Age, Royal Blood & Death From Above 1979

““Showing that economy doesn’t necessary mean you can’t deliver a bludgeoningly loud rock show, Micheal Sheil and Gearoid Connaughton’s grunge-leaning rock music has the big riffs and metal chops of old. They sound like Manic Street Preachers’ James Dean Bradfield letting loose on a Queens of the Stone Age track. It’s old school stuff done well.” – Nialler9’s New Artist of the Week, The Irish Times

Entry is FREE before 9PM or €5 after and doors are at 8:00pm. See you in the front row!

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The Scratch get under their skin in video for ‘Old Dog’ ahead of their new EP & Irish Tour

Straight out of some dangerously packed Paddy’s Day gigs, The Scratch are back with the first single from their forthcoming new EP, The Whole Buzz, due to be released this Thursday March 28th.

The new single, ‘Old Dog’, is a beautifully arranged anthem dripping in harmonies that’s accompanied by another brilliant video courtesy of DOCK Visual. Check it out below:

The Scratch are about to go on tour across Ireland. Do yourself a favour and get out to one (or all) of these shows!

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Craic Boy Mental & Post Punk Podge take aim at the Irish music scene with new track ‘Dangerous Fella’

If you haven’t heard of Craic Boy Mental yet, you might know him from one of his many pseudonyms (F.K.A Oscar Benso, Dudewithswag, King Flora, Yung Gowl). If that’s all new to you, then you’ve got a lot of back catalogue to dig into with Ireland’s Greatest PopStar.

Last month he released the mixtape Cork City Anthems featuring collaborations with Invader Slim, Fynch and loads more and just a few weeks later he’s back with a brand new track featuring Post Punk Podge (minus the Technohippies). Listen to the pair take aim at the Dublin centered music scene. We count references to Nialler9, The Murder Capital, Samantha Mumba, Daniel O’Donnell, Wyvern Lingo, Louis Walsh, 
Mathman, The Corrs, D.C Fontaines, BIMM & Breaking Tunes. What a bunch of Dangerous Fellas!

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Kojaque announces Whelan’s headline show with Kean Kavanagh

It’s hard to believe it’s only been a year since Kojaque dropped his debut album, Deli Daydreams’The 12 months since the sold out launch in The Button Factory has been a rollercoaster for the Cabra native, skyrocketing him to the forefront of the Irish hip-hop scene alongside his Soft Boy label mates. 

Deli Daydreams is one of the favourites to win the 2018 Choice Music Prize, and the wider world is starting to take notice. After playing a ton of festivals over the summer months, Kojaque embarked on his first solo tour of Ireland and the UK (which completely sold out). Slots at Eurosonic and SXSW are undoubtedly going to lead to much bigger things too. 

Collaboration seems to be at the heart of the Soft Boy ethos, complimenting each other artistically and cross promoting all of their releases to an ever growing fan base. Last year’s single Date Night features Luka Palm, another name to keep a close eye on. His performance at the sold out Academy show in December is still fresh in my memory, displaying an ability to hold a crowd that performers twice his age would kill for. 

Another regular collaborator, Kean Kavanagh, has been branching out lately with some really impressive solo tracks. The two also recently worked together on illustrator ‘Gangster Doodles’ new project with All City Records.

To celebrate the one year anniversary of the album, Kojaque will perform the project in its entirety with a full band in Whelan’s on Saturday February 23, with Kean Kavanagh on support.‬ This could be your last chance to see the Dublin rapper in such an intimate setting. ‪Tickets are €21 and go on sale Monday Feb 11 at 9am.‬

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TMFTML Presents #006 is this Saturday with Bannered Mare & Stevie Darragh(Overhead The Albatross)

We’re starting 2019 off with a BANG! Bringing two of our favourite discoveries of last year together this Saturday in Sin É Dublin for a monstrous double headline show.


Bannered Mare is the new moniker of ex-Race the Flux front man Joe Padfield. In June he dropped the first single, ‘My Anatomy’, a sweeping blend of math-rock guitar layers and alt-folk touches. This was just the first taste of what was to come from Octobers ‘Gizzards EP’. Self recorded entirely by Padfield in Mayo’s Mariachi Studios, the EP is a collection of beautifully reflective songs that demands repeat listens.

In the months since, the band has been fleshed out with some of the Wests most prolific musicians. Joining him are Paul Higgins (ex-RTF) on Guitar, Kyle Dee (ex-Ka tet) on Bass,
Derek Ellard (DerekEllardmusic) on Synth/Guitars and Dylan Murphy on Drums.
With a new EP due to be released later this year, now is the perfect time to check this incredible act out live.


Stevie Darragh Music is perhaps better known as the lead guitarist of the many-headed behemoth that is Overhead, The Albatross. Following the massively successful release of 2016’s ‘Learning to Growl’ and it’s subsequent tours, Stevie wasted no time and released the gorgeous ‘Fragments EP’ in early 2018. An accomplished composer and multi-instrumentalist, Stevie flexes his orchestral muscles on the EP creating lush and emotive soundscapes. He realises these live through a combination of looped guitars, keyboards, vocals and multilayered backing tracks which truly result in an end far greater than the sum of it’s parts.

2018 was a busy year that saw Stevie supporting acts such as Gaelynn Lea Music (NPR tiny desk winner), Gerry Leonard Spooky Ghost (David Bowie’s Guitarist and long time musical director) & legendary UK math rock trio THREE TRAPPED TIGERS as well performing at Other Voices in Dingle.

Entry is FREE before 9PM or €5 after and doors are at 8:00pm. See you in the front row!

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Vernon Jane return with the breathtaking new video for ‘Push Me’

Psyjance pioneers Vernon Jane are back with a sonic and visual masterpiece in their new video for ‘Push Me’ The track is a brooding atmospheric mix of brass lines, thundering bass, plucked guitars and pained vocals which slowly build up a palpable tension. This tension finally explodes into an earth shattering crescendo in the songs final minute, shaking the listener to their core and making your hairs stand on end. 

The song is accompanied by a cryptic and stylistically gorgeous video from video director DOCK. The band play their biggest headline show to date on December 12th in the Button Factory to celebrate the release. Support on the night comes courtesy of Kerry singer/songwriterJunior Brother and Dublin psychedelic rockers Fat Pablo (FKA Beach).

Known for their energetic and visceral live shows, December 12th promises to their most immersive and intense performance yet!

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COMPETITION: Win 2 Tickets to R.A. The Rugged Man & AFRO in The Sugar Club on Dec 12th

Rap royalty RA The Rugged Man and his freestyling prodigy AFRO make a welcome return to The Sugar Club on December 12th and Choice Cuts have given us 2 tickets to giveaway to one lucky winner! Check out or profile on the pair from last year here and enter below for your chance to go along on Wednesday. 

 
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