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Collides – We’re So Cruel (Music Video)

Rock and roll at it’s finest from the South-East of Ireland! If you want a little taste of these Waterford bois check out their EP “Fools Feel Fine”! Now available on Spotify, Itunes, Google Play etc. etc.
WARNING: These songs have highly addictive riffs, loud sounds and sexy falsetto voices. A little taste could develop into addiction to riff, head banging, listening to Megadeath, tattoos and falsetto screams. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!

iMS Featured albums & EP’s 2017

 

featured Albums 2017

This is a list of all the artists whose albums or EP’s I have featured on the Irish Music Show during 2017. It’s just the tip of the iceberg. The downside of a weekly two hour show is that I cannot play all the albums I’d like to so I have to make that choice each week. Even from this list you can see the wealth of talent that exists  in Ireland

JANUARY

15th – Tommy Keyes– An Irish Life
22nd  – Barry McCormack – Tilt Of The Earth
29th – The Blades – Modernised

FEBRUARY

5th  – Our Krypton Son – Fleas & Diamonds
12th –  Switzerland – Long Gone
19th – Jonny Rep – Cold Sunbeam
26th – Joe Chester – Easter Vigil

MARCH

5th – Amanda St. John – Grow
12th – Waldorf and Cannon – Old Dogs, New Tricks
19th – Key Regimes – Key Regimes EP
26th – Mountain Man Band – Killer Wails EP

APRIL

9th April  – Marlene_Enright – Placemats and Second Cuts
16th – Ian Whitty – Cash Crop
23rd – Blackbird And Crow – Shock Shatter Convince
30th April  –  I Draw Slow – Turn Your Face To the Sun

MAY

7th – Great Balloon Race – Gently Gently
14th – King Bones -King Bones EP
21st – Micko Roche – Bleu
28th – Guilty Optics – Colossal Velocity

JUNE

4th – Harvest Ministers – Back To Harbour
11th – Emma O’Reilly – Fractures EP
18th – Eamonn McCormack – ‘Like There’s No Tomorrow’
25th  – Screefy – Everything Is Connected

JULY

2nd – Che Horgan– When The Rivers Rise Again
16th- Michelle Walsh – Fire Away EP
23rd – Andrew Conroy – Sleep EP
30th – Ape Rising – Ape Rising
9th – Chirpy – Real Life EP

AUGUST

20th- The Needables – Deep Down at the Bottom of it All
27th – PictureHouse – How Can I Explain How This Came To Be

SEPTEMBER

3rd  – Terry Conlon – Homegrown
10th – Crayon Set – Lost Languages
17th – Radiators – TV Tube Heart|
24th – Brookfield – Brookfield

OCTOBER

1st – Niall Connolly– Dream Ur Way Out Of This One
8TH  – Ciara Sidine – Unbroken Line
15th – Emma Langford – Quiet Giant
22nd  –  Anna-Liese – Stand On My Own

NOVEMBER

5th – Shag Haired Villains – There Is A Noise
12th – Declan O’Rourke – Chronicles of the Great Irish Famine
26thGhost Accuser- Empty Orchestra

DECEMBER

3rd – Dovile Lee – My Fairytale EP
17th – Ailie Blunnie – West To the Evening Sun

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SOCCER MOM – Sub Motion

Brass Phantoms – Waiting Up

A Hundred Years – Screefy

Neon Wolf – Empty Vessels

“Empty Vessels”. Produced by Joe Cross (Hurts, Chloe Howl, The Courteeners), “Empty Vessels” was recorded in Dublin’s Cauldron Studios (Hozier, The Coronas, Ryan Sheridan).

“Empty Vessels” is a thrilling three minutes of bouncing beats, dreamy guitars, and tropical synths. This video comes just two weeks after the band’s last release, “Be American”, and is the latest in a run of previously unreleased material that Neon Wolf will be sharing over the coming weeks. “Over the last few years we have built up a catalogue of great recordings that until this point have never been heard by the public”, says Neon Wolf frontman Rob Grace, “so we decided that we’d put them out there, so everybody can hear and enjoy the songs”.

Neon Wolf’s debut EP, Love Lost In Design topped iTunes charts in Ireland and was also released in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, receiving both national and regional airplay. In 2012, the band were also awarded the RTÉ RAAP Breakthrough Bursary, having been chosen out of a list of thousands of entrants.

Since then Neon Wolf have built a staunch fan-base in both Ireland and around the world. They have entertained crowds at festivals throughout the country, such as Electric Picnic, Longitude, Sea Sessions, Other Voices, and Indiependence. They have also been invited to play support to many internationally famous bands, such as Stereophonics (Kilmainham Hospital), Feeder (The Academy), The 1975 (The Academy), Alabama Shakes (The Academy), and Hudson Taylor (Olympia Theatre).

“Empty Vessels” is available to watch and download now.

For More Information:
http://neonwolfmusic.com/
https://www.facebook.com/neonwolfmusic
https://twitter.com/neonwolfmusic
https://www.youtube.com/user/neonwolfofficial/

IMRO ‘FIRST CUTS’ SHOWCASES AT ABNER BROWN’S LAUNCH

IMRO FIRST CUTS SHOWCASES AT ABNER BROWN’S LAUNCH

WITH MARC O’REILLY AND AILBHE REDDY

THURSDAY 2ND MARCH

Irish Music Rights Organisation CLG

IMRO have just announced details of IMRO First Cuts Showcases at Abner Brown’s. The launch of the new monthly showcase, set to be a cut above the rest, will take place on Thursday 2nd March at 8.00pm with Marc O’Reilly and Ailbhe Reddy set to perform on the night. Admission is FREE but due to limited capacity booking is essential: email events@imro.ie

IMRO First Cuts Showcases at Abner Brown’s will feature the best up and coming as well as established Irish acts. In the intimate setting performers will be given the opportunity to debut new tracks along with their current material. Performance highlights and interviews with all acts who perform will later be streamed online at www.IMRO.ie and across IMRO’s social media channels.

Irish folk/blues troubadour Marc O’Reilly has established himself as one of the most exciting artists within the folk/blues genre gaining comparisons with artists such as John Martyn and Bon Iver. Marc has toured all over Europe including appearances at major festivals like Glastonbury, Electric Picnic, Boardmasters and even appeared at the Live in the Vineyard Festival in Napa, California. His alter-ego side project with his brother Pierre, the electro-pop duo ‘R’, recently received excellent radio support for their debut single ‘Change’ from tastemakers such as Steve Lamacq (BBC 6music), Janice Long (BBC Radio 2) and Paul McLoone (Today FM) and reached Number 1 on the Amazing Radio Chart. As if that wasn’t enough, Marc has also provided vocals on 3 tracks for the new album by MOBO winning act Karios 4tet, which has received 4 star reviews from Mojo, The Independent and Guardian.

Ailbhe Reddy first began to attract attention when a homemade demo of her song ‘Cover Me’ was used in a Today FM radio advert in 2014. Reddy has gone on to feature on every major Irish festival line up, such as Electric Picnic, Body & Soul, Other Voices, Hard Working Class Heroes, Knockanstockan and Spirit of Folk. Since the independent release of Reddy’s hugely successful debut EP ‘HOLLOWED OUT SEA’, it has been streamed over 1 MILLION times on Spotify. The first single, ‘DISTRUST’ received glowing reviews and lead to Ailbhe being named as Artist of the Week by Nialler9 in The Irish Times. Influential UK industry newsletter Record of the Day recently featured the song stating ‘prepare to be floored…it’s wonderful’. Ailbhe is tipped for a major international breakthrough in 2017.  Her first offering this year was her single ‘RELENT’ which was premiered on Nialler9 as part of his ‘New Artists to Love in 2017’ feature.  It was Track of the Week in the Irish Times, part of Spotify UK’s New Music Friday and was featured on blogs around the world including Earmilk in New York, The Revue in the UK and many more.

Abner Brown’s is not only the coolest barbershop in town, it’s also one of Dublin’s most unique venues. The unlikely Rathmines venue has already seen performances from hundreds of acts such as Ash, Gavin Glass, Duke Special, David Geraghty (of Bell X1 fame), The Young Folk, Molly Sterling, Mundy, The Hot Sprockets and many more. REM’s Michael Stipe has even paid a visit.

IMRO is a national organisation that administers the performing right in copyright music in Ireland on behalf of its members (songwriters, composers and music publishers) and on behalf of members of the international overseas societies that are affiliated to it. Music users such as broadcasters, venues and businesses must pay for their use of copyright music by way of a blanket licence fee. IMRO’s Mission is to protect, promote and develop the collection and distribution of music royalties; foster music creation and promote the value of music to the creative, cultural and business communities in Ireland

Tickets for IMRO First Cuts at Abner Brown’s are FREE but due to limited capacity booking is essential. To reserve tickets please email events@imro.ie

For More Information:

http://www.imro.ie

https://www.facebook.com/AbnerBrownsBarbershop/

http://www.ailbhereddy.com/

http://www.marcoreillymusic.com/

IMRO LIVE MUSIC VENUE OF THE YEAR AWARDS 2016

IMRO LIVE MUSIC VENUE OF THE YEAR AWARDS 2016

IMRO Music Festival of the Year Award 2016

Best Venue / Festival Technical Crew 2016

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The Irish Music Rights Organisation CLG (IMRO) is delighted to announce that the ninth IMRO Live Music Venue of the Year Awards will take place on Tuesday 21st February 2017 at IMRO HQ in Dublin.

The shortlist (below) was announced this morning via the IMRO building by Victor Finn (IMRO Chief Executive).

The annual awards celebrate the dedication and passion of those who work in Ireland’s live music venues, providing the public with an exceptional live music experience on a weekly basis.

More than 11,500 IMRO members considered hundreds of venues across the country for the shortlist. Venues were judged on their commitment to providing the core elements that make for a great live music venue – atmosphere, sound and lighting, staging, diversity of programming and importantly, the staff and management of each venue. IMRO members also voted on Ireland’s music festivals, delivering a shortlist of their top ten festivals.

Live music venues and festivals play a vital role in the music industry in Ireland, giving international and homegrown artists a platform to engage with fans and build new audiences. They also play a central role in urban and rural communities across the country, providing a social gathering space for varied audiences, and contributing hugely to the domestic economy.

Of the Awards, Victor Finn, IMRO Chief Executive said, “A strong live music circuit is the lifeblood of a vibrant music industry.  It is important that we acknowledge those venue owners and festivals promoters whose commitment, passion and support for live music throughout the country enables music creators to continue making the music we all enjoy”.

At the ceremony in IMRO HQ in Dublin on February 21st, awards will be presented to the leading live music venue in each of the following regions: Dublin, Leinster (excluding Dublin), Connacht, Munster and Ulster (Donegal, Monaghan, Cavan).  The IMRO Live Music Festival of the Year will also be presented on the night. Performances on the night will come from Overhead, The Albatross and Soulé plus other acts to be announced soon.

One overall award will be presented to the IMRO National Live Music Venue of the Year. This award is decided upon by the public, who vote for their live music venue of the year from the combined shortlist of all the regions.

Live music fans should simply log on to https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/imrovenueawards choose their favourite from the shortlist provided, by February 18th.  One lucky voter will win a Samsung Galaxy Tab 3.

The ceremony will also see the presentation of the award for Hot Press Live Music Venue of the Year via The Readers Poll which is contributed to by Hot Press fans and can be viewed here – http://www.hotpress.com/readerspoll/

Live gigs are where the vast majority of musicians earn their money nowadays,” Niall Stokes, editor of Hot Press said. “Which is why it is so important for Ireland to continue to build a vibrant, active, eclectic live music scene. This country is rightly renowned for the enduringly brilliant musicians, artists and bands we have nurtured and given to the world. But it is also admired, all across the globe, for the quality and depth of the live music that people can enjoy here, almost as if it were on tap. The truth, of course, is that it takes a huge amount of ambition, commitment, organisation and determination – not to mention unshakable self-belief and optimism – on the part of venue owners, promoters and festival organisers alike to make it all happen. It is really important to acknowledge all of the superb work that goes into all of this – and to encourage it. Which is what makes the Live Music Awards so important. Hot Press is proud to be part of what is a vital occasion for Irish music – and ultimately for Irish musicians.”

 

 

IMRO Live Music Venue of the Year 2016 Shortlist

 

IMRO Dublin Live Music Venue of the Year 2016

Abner Browns, Dublin 6

Whelan’s, Dublin 2

3Arena, Dublin 1

Vicar Street, Dublin 8

The Academy, Dublin 1

 

IMRO Rest of Leinster Live Music Venue of the Year 2016

National Opera House, Wexford

The Set Theatre, Kilkenny

The Spirit Store, Dundalk, Co. Louth

Watergate Theatre, Kilkenny

The Harbour Bar, Bray, Co. Wicklow

 

IMRO Connacht Live Music Venue of the Year 2016

Matt Molloy’s, Westport, Co. Mayo

Monroe’s, Galway

The Quays, Galway

JJ Harlows, Roscommon

The Venue, Strandhill, Co. Sligo

 

IMRO Munster Live Music Venue of the Year 2016

Connolly’s of Leap, Cork

Coughlan’s, Cork

DeBarra’s, Clonakilty, Co. Cork

The White Horse, Ballingcollig, Co. Cork

University Concert Hall, Limerick

 

IMRO Ulster Live Music Venue of the Year 2016

Voodoo, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal

An Grianán Theatre, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal

McGinley’s, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal

Mc Kenna’s Bar, Monaghan

Hotel Kilmore, Cavan

 

IMRO Music Festival of the Year 2016

Body & Soul

Vantastival

Longitude

Knockanstockan

Sea Sessions

Electric Picnic

Indiependence

Cork Jazz Festival

St Patrick’s Festival Dublin

Galway Arts Festival

 

IMRO Small Music Festival of the Year 2016

Another Love Story

Canalaphonic

Other Voices

Willie Clancy Summer School

Doolin Folk Festival

Sligo Live

Kilkenny Trad Fest

Acoustic Yard Festival

BD Festival Wicklow

Dublin Fringe Festival

 

IMRO Tech Crew of the Year Award 2016

3Arena

Whelan’s

Vicar Street

Other Voices

The Olympia Theatre

National Concert Hall

The Grand Social

Electric Picnic

Coughlan’s

Body & Soul

iMS Playlist – Sunday 20th November 2016

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In studio: THE STATICS

Featured album/EP: ‘The Cadences of Others’ – We Cut Corners (deferred)

Sunday 20th November 2016

 

8pm – 9pm

  SONG TITLE ARTIST TIME
1 Alright Peter Smith Nov1 T9  
2 Landslide Nousom Knots Nov3 T6  
3 Yeah Yeah Yeah  

In Studio:

The Statics

 
4 Say – live  
5 She Calls, Rainfall  
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10 Easy Brave Giant  
11 Iona Strawboy Nov2 T7  
12 Prison Robes Carron  
13 Misunderstood D-Day  
14 Peace , Love and Rock n Roll Francie Conway  

 

9pm – 10pm

  SONG TITLE ARTIST TIME
1 Oh

‘The Cadences of Others’

We Cut Corners

Featured album

(Deferred)

 
2 Of Whatever  
3 The End Has Already Happened  
4 Shake Emma O’Reilly Nov3 T8  
5 Way You Planned It North Lotts Oct1 T6  
6 Dance Again With Me State Lights Nov3 T2  
7 What You Trying Oddsocks  
8 What Do you Want Corrina Jay Nov3 T11  
9 Alchemy Marlene Enright Nov3 T1  
10 Something Worth Saving Ping  
11 Trash Club O Emperor Nov3 T10  
12 Bear Barq Nov1 T8  
13 Get Away The Stoles Nov3 T5  
14 Bad Habit Ghost Robots

iMS Playlist Sunday 30th October 2016

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Sunday 30th October 2016

 6.30pm – 7pm

SONG TITLE ARTIST TIME
1 Peace Love & Rock n Roll Francie Conway
2 The Call All Tvvins
3 Hospital Heroes In Hiding
4 Every Time I See A River Van Morrison
5 Stages The Frank and Walters
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 7pm – 8pm

  SONG TITLE ARTIST TIME
1 A Day Without Me U2
2 To The End Track Dogs
3 Of Nothing Marc O’Reilly
4 On The Downlow Jack O’Rourke
5 Nervous Gavin James
6 Crying Shame Barry Jay Hughes
7 Time Pete Cummins/Fleadh Cowboys
8 I’ll Be Alright Malojian
9 60Thousand Years Swords
10 Cuckoo I Have a Tribe
11 Misunderstood D Day
12 Greatest Show on Earth Darwins Daughter
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 8pm – 9pm

SONG TITLE ARTIST TIME
1 The Strangler The Elusives
2 Oh We Cut Corners
3 Interview +Ambivalence Blues Steve Ryan IV + windings 21.01
4 Attitude Strength In Numbers (album)
5 Miss You In The Dark Rews
6 Spotless (The Protecting Veil) The Grey Merchant(Enda from Neon Atlas)
7 What You Trying Oddsocks
8 I’ll Be Waiting Hello Casanova
9 Do The Mess Around No Monster Club
10 Hot Tongue BP Fallon
11 True North Raglans
12 Crazy Child Friends of Emmet
13 Fake Memory Bell x1

 

9pm – 10pm

  SONG TITLE ARTIST TIME
1 I OWN YOU Featured Album

I Own You

Mick Flannery

2 HOW HIGH
3 ONE OF THE GOOD ONES
4 The Fever Changing Gears
5 The Great Wall of America The Blades
6 August 6th Pale River
7 Bottom Line Ian Whitty & The Exchange
8 The Hearts Reminder Mark Daly
9 Every Time I See a River Van Morrison
10 Sweet Thing Pixie Geldof
11 The Vatican Rag Stargazers
12 Break The Chain Anna – Liese
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