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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Pillow Queens release video for new single ‘Gay Girls’ ahead of Whelan’s headline show.

Dublin Indie-punk quartet Pillow Queens have released a brand spanking new video for their single ‘Gay Girls’. The track is the groups first since March’s ‘State of the State’ EP and was produced by Tommy McLaughlin (Villagers, SOAK, Bell X1) in Attica Studios in Co. Donegal. 

The track is about intoxicating lust and relentless religious repression, a theme which is compounded by a raucous outro featuring a full choir of singing voices. 

Their previous music video for ‘Favourite’ was recently awarded Best Irish Music Video at the Irish Film Festival London and this new video from Director Kate Dolan could well be a contender for next year’s awards. It’s a super charming depiction of a communion money blowout by 4 girls, treating themselves to all the exciting things a local community can offer a 7 year old. Bottles of Cadet Orange, chips and sweet & sour flying saucers galore!

Pillow Queens have had a crazy year of live shows touring all over the UK & Ireland and hitting loads of festivals including KnockanStockan,  Body and Soul, Electric Picnic, Hard Working Class Heroes & The Great Escape. We highly recommend catching them live in Whelan’s on November 24th while you still can! Tickets for their headline show are priced €16 and are available here.

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And So I Watch You From Afar announce 4 Irish tour dates.

Ahead of the release of their fifth studio album, Belfast instrumental rockers And So I Watch You From Afar have announced a string of tour dates this December. The four piece are truly a a sonic force best experienced live. This coupled with the fact that they very rarely tour Ireland means that tickets will likely be in short supply after they go on sale tomorrow morning.

The dates are:

December 28: Academy, Dublin
December 29: Garbo’s, Castlebar, Co. Mayo
December 30: Cyprus Avenue, Cork
December 31: Roisin Dubh, Galway

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Girl Band are back: New live video and 2016 tour dates!


Dublin Noise-Rock quartet Girl Band have announced a host of live dates for the new year, including their biggest Irish show to date in Vicar Street on April 1st (We really hope this isn’t an elaborate prank). The band were forced to cancel their previously sold out dates earlier this month due to health problems, so fans that missed out last time will be glad to hear this!

They will play in the Brewery Corner in Kilkenny on January 22nd, Garbo’s in Castlebar on January 23rd and Vicar Street in Dublin on April 1st with dates in Belgium and the UK in between these shows.

Girl Band’s new album ‘Holding Hands With Jamie’ has been one of the best recieved Irish albums of the year and is rumoured to be under consideration for the Choice Music Prize. To celebrate the news they have released a live version of ‘Baloo’ from the album, which is available now on Rough Trade.

Tickets go on sale this Friday via usual outlets.

Full Tour Dates Below

Fri 22nd Jan – Brewery Corner, Kilkenny
Sat 23rd Jan – Garbo’s, Castlebar
Wed 17th Feb – Trix Antwerp, Belgium
Fri 19th Feb – John Peel Centre, Stowmarket
Sat 20th Feb – Concorde 2, Brighton
Mon 22nd Feb – The Hare & Hounds, Birmingham
Tues 23rd Feb – The Trades Club, Hebden Bridge
Wed 24th Feb – The Buyers Club, Liverpool
Fri 26th Feb – Tunnels, Aberdeen
Sat 27th Feb – Summerhall, Edinburgh
Mon 29th Feb – Village Underground, London
Tues 1st Mar – The Exchange, Bristol
Fri 1st Apr – Vicar Street, Dublin

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New All Tvvins video and Tour

All Tvvins have just released a new video for their new single ‘Thank You’. The video, directed by the excellent Brendan Canty of Feel Good Lost features some very talented dancers and great choreography all chopped and glitched to match the theme of the song.

The song has been receiving a lot of radio play at home and abroad in recent weeks as was named XFM’s Track of the week.  I can’t stop listening to this song, it’s got a seriously addictive bassline and some really interesting guitar work that echoes Conor Adams and Lar Kaye’s earlier work in The Cast of Cheers and Adebisi Shank but with a lot more commercial potential. Expect big things from All Tvvins. You can catch them live this weekend before they head of for a string of UK dates here:

Mar 26th – Kasbah Social Club, Limerick

Mar 28th – Roisin Dubh, Galway

Mar 29th – Voodoo, Belfast

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