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‘She Saves’ – Cronin

Having just returned from well received festival appearances in The Netherlands and the UK, Cronin have a Summer run of Irish gigs to tie in with the release of the video for “She Saves”, which Irish Music Bible Hot Press have called “An invigorating mix of Nick Cave, the Bunnymen and just about every classic British guitar band you care to name.” 

The midlands quartet play the following dates…

Weds 25th July – Crane Lane, Cork
Thurs 26th July – East Side Tavern, Dublin 

Weds 1st Aug – Canton Casey’s Accoustic Festival, Mullingar
Sat 11th Aug – Mike the Pies, Listowel, Co Kery
Sun 12th Aug – McLoughlins of Mulranny, Co Mayo
Sat 18th Aug – Monroe’s Galway
Sun 19th Aug – The Marquee in Drumlish Festival, Co Longford

Fri 24th Aug – The Chambers Mullingar 
Sun 26th Aug – Oakfest Festival, Co Donegal
Sun 2nd Sept – Electric Picnic, Stradbally, Co Laois


iMS Playlist – Sunday 14th August 2016


In studio: Pearse Halpin

Featured album/EP: The First Kiss of Love – Cronin

Sunday 14th August 2016


8pm – 9pm

1 Nowhere to Run Too Screefy
2 Waiting On a Train The Mistakes
3 Key To You Dream

In Studio:

Pearse Halpin

4 Any Questions? – LIVE
5 Flip The Hour Glass – LIVE
6 Gather Me
11 I Got This Feeling (I’m Dead) Strange Atractor
12 You Are My Sister Leslie Dowdall/Mike Hanrahan
 13 Scratch The Surface Little Lion (Garrett Wall)


9pm – 10pm

1 The First Kiss of Love Featured Album

‘The First Kiss of Love’


2 Somethings Gotta Hold of My Heart
3 She Saves
4 Dam Song Malojian
5 Terry Said Vulpynes
6 Stuck On You Scoops
7 King of the Universe Ape Rising
8 Last First Love The Rising
9 Hit it Off Fox Jaw
10 Who Knows Raglans
11 Here Comes the Rain Again Little Lion (Garrett Wall)
12 Are You Ready The Crayon Set
13 Nobody Care Hugo O’Donovan



Octopussy – Cronin

“Octopussy” is the first release of 2016 by Midlands Irish band Cronin.

It is available now to stream and download on Live Transmission Records. It is their retake of Leeds guitar Gods The Wedding Present’s classic track.

It will be followed by Cronin’s debut album “The First Kiss of Love’ due out later this summer.

Today, the band have released the video for the track. I’ll let them tell the story…

“So here is our new single ‘Octopussy.” A cover of The Wedding Present Indie classic. Recorded by ourselves in Transmission Rooms Recording Studio, Ireland with a little help from Karl Odlum and Matt McManamon (The Dead 60s). Hope you enjoy, like and share away.

In 1967 John Lennon bought the Island Dornish off the coast of Co Mayo, Ireland. On the 21st of April 2016 we retraced his footsteps with a camera. This is what we shot… Edited by Dave Caffrey.”

Recorded in Transmission Rooms Recording studios by themselves with a little help from long term collaborators Ger McDonnell (U2, Manic Street Preachers), Karl Odlum (The Frames, Ham Sandwich) and Matt McManamon(Dead 60s, The Specials) on backing vocals.

Final dates are being put into place for an Irish tour later in the year along with dates in the UK and Europe.