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REWS – Miss You In The Dark (Official Video)

Marc O’Reilly – Of Nothing

Marc O’Reilly

Releases video for new single ‘Of Nothing’ – Out Now

Taken from ‘Morality Mortality’ – the new album released October 28th 2016 on Virgin Records

Irish singer-songwriter Marc O’Reilly has released the official music video for single ‘Of Nothing’ taken from his new album ‘Morality Mortality’ released 28th Oct 2016 on Virgin Records.

Following the release of his critically acclaimed albums ‘My Friend Marx’ and ‘Human Herdings’ 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 and Boardmasters. He also squeezed in a trip to the US to appear at the Live in the Vineyard Festival in Napa, California.

iMS Playlist – Sunday 23rd October 2016

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Featured album/EP: MORALITY, MORTALITY – Marc O’Reilly

Sunday 23rd Oct 2016

 

8pm – 9pm

  SONG TITLE ARTIST TIME
1 Torrents Gypsies on the Autobahn  
2 Peace Love and Rock n Roll Francie Conway  
3 The Great Wall of America The Blades  
4 Bottom Line Ian Whitty & The Exchange  
5 One of the Good Ones Mick Flannery  
6 I Never Knew That I Was Anyone Paper Trail  
7 Fake Memory Bellx1  
8 Mandinka We Cut Corners  
9 The Few and Far Between Ports  
10 To The End Track Dogs  
11 Hot Tongue BP Fallon  
12 On The Downlow Jack O’Rourke  
13 Black Dahlia Aine Cahill  

 

9pm – 10pm

  SONG TITLE ARTIST TIME
1 Graceland

28th October release

Morality, Mortality

Marc O’Reilly***

 
2 Secret  
3 Steal Love  
4 All The Things You’ve Done Barry McCormack  
5 The Greatest Show On Earth Darwins Daughter  
6 Every Time I See a River Van Morrison  
7 If Love Was Enough Hvmmingbird  
8 Prison Robes Carron  
9 Ghost The Riptide Movement  
10 Desert Road Propeller Palms  
11 Clap Both My Hands Brian Deady  
12 Turning The New 52  
13 Ambivalence Blues Windings

BRIAN KENNEDY ANNOUNCES THE RELEASE OF HIS ESSENTIAL COLLECTION.

brian kennedyBelfast singer-songwriter Brian Kennedy has announced the release of his Double album “The Essential Collection” on Friday, September 30th, 2016. The album is filled with all of Brian’s most beloved songs, re-recorded for a new era of Brian’s career by Irish producer Billy Farrell. 2016 is a challenging year full of positivity for Brian. Not only will he celebrate his 50th birthday but also the 20th anniversary of the original release of “A Better Man” album and regaining full health following his recent battle with Cancer. The album will be available on CD, iTunes plus available on Spotify and streaming services. “Life, Love and Happiness 2016”, the lead single, will be at radio to support the release and get the celebrations started.

Having regained ownership of his back catalogue, Brian set about re-recording many of his most popular songs. Quite a number of songs on “The Essential Collection” are taken from his album “A Better Man”. It’s hard to believe, listening to the songs, that they originally were released in 1996, they sound so fresh with their new 2016 sound. “A Better Man” was certified 3 X Platinum in Ireland, held the #1 slot in the Irish charts for weeks and led to numerous sell out tours of Ireland including a run of 6 nights at Dublin’s Olympia Theatre, then 2 sold out shows at the then Point Theatre now called the 3Arena.

Brian also celebrates his 50th birthday in October and he will celebrate in style with a show at Dublin’s Vicar Street (October 13th) where he will perform the entire “A Better Man” album from start to finish, marking the 20th anniversary of its release. This will be some party; Brian has lots to celebrate!

Brian brings his legions of fans, 32 brand new versions of his songs they love so much:

“The Essential Collection” tracklisting
CD1
Captured // A Better Man // Hollow // Crazy Love // Now That I Know What I Want // Best Friend // Christopher Street (feat. Boy George) // A Case of You // The Ballad of You & Me // Put The Message in the Box // Every Song Is A Cry For Love // Best Days // Get On With Your Short Life // Sunday Morning // New York // You Raise Me Up

CD2
Please Say Yes // Different God // So What If It Rains // Mountain Road // Cloudsong/At The Edge Of The World // Town // Silver Hearts On Chains // Life, Love and Happiness // You’re The Only One I Want // You Turn Me On I’m a Radio // Carrickfergus // The Reason We Are Here // The Ballad of Killaloe // Crying // Turn To Me // Christmas Morning.

RODRIGO Y GABRIELA are the Friday night Headline act for this year’s SLIGO LIVE FESTIVAL.

RODRIGO Y GABRIELA

ANNOUNCED FOR

Sligo Live 2016

Ireland’s Folk, Roots & Indie Festival enters a second decade of quality music on the Wild Atlantic Way
26th– 31st October 2016

rodrigo-y-gabriela-8680SLIGO LIVE is delighted to announce RODRIGO Y GABRIELA will perform live on Friday, October 28th 2016 at 8pm in the Knocknarea Arena, IT Sligo. Tickets are €36.50 plus service charge. A limited number of Tiered Seated Tickets are available at €39.50. Tickets for this exciting show are on sale now from http://www.sligolive.ie , Ticketmaster.ie and from Hawk’s Well Theatre (071 916 1518) There is a limit of 8 tickets per order.

RODRIGO Y GABRIELA join the line-up at SLIGO LIVE which includes PAUL BRADY, THE SAW DOCTORS, LITTLE GREEN CARS, LYNCHED and SARA WATKINS, MAIRTIN O’CONNOR, CATHAL HAYDEN & SEAMIE O’DOWD TRIO with Special guests RANT (4 gorgeous ladies), ORCHID COLLECTIVE, KING KONG COMPANY, CHRIS MEEHAN AND HIS REDNECK FRIENDS, FESTIVAL CLUB, ARRIVALS which is a free SLIGO LIVE programme strand that introduces emerging artists to a wider audience and this year’s featured artists include Enda Reilly, Saramai, Aural Air, Nocturnes, Stephen A Murphy, Comrade Hat, Ann Scott, Pine ¶he Pilcrow, Moon Looks On, The Wranglers, Tomorrows, and Etain.

A limited number of Weekend tickets, which include all SLIGO LIVE 2016 performances remain on sale from http://www.sligolive.ie and http://www.Ticketmaster.ie, all Ticketmaster outlets and Hawk’s Well Theatre, Sligo (071 916 1518), priced at €119.00.

Since they left Mexico for Ireland in 1999, Rodrigo y Gabriela have established themselves as one of the most popular acoustic instrumental bands in the world. They have sold in excess of 1.5 million albums worldwide, and have sold out venues like the Hollywood Bowl, Radio City New York, Red Rocks Amphitheatre and Le Zenith in Paris on numerous occasions.

Their film work includes the soundtracks to ‘Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides’ and ‘Puss In Boots’, and they have collaborated onstage and on record with artists as diverse as Robert Trujillo (Metallica), Al Di Meola, Zack De La Rocha (Rage Against The Machine) and Anoushka Shankar. In 2010 Rodrigo y Gabriela played at The White House in Washington for President Obama.

From humble beginnings as buskers on Dublin’s Grafton Street, endless touring and a great word of mouth buzz carried the band forward until their international break out with the release of their self-titled 2006 album, which spawned the hits ‘Tamacun’, ‘Diablo Rojo’ and their cover of ‘Stairway To Heaven’. The duo appeared on Jools Holland, BBC TV’s Glastonbury coverage, plus Letterman and Jay Leno in America.

“11:11” followed in 2009, and the band went to Cuba in 2012 to record with local musicians for “Area 52”. The band’s last studio album release was 2014’s “9 Dead Alive”.

Rodrigo y Gabriela performance at Sligo Live comes at the end of their biggest ever world tour which took in twenty five countries all over the globe.

For more information on Sligo Live – Ireland’s premier folk, roots and indie music festival, see http://www.sligolive.ie

Róisín O – Better This Way


Róisín O has just unveiled the video for her latest single “Better This Way”, Set for release on Friday 21 October.

Recorded in Iceland, the video was directed by John Broe and filmed by Dara Munnis. It sees Róisín journeying through the awe-inspiring, yet harsh, Icelandic landscapes, mirroring the tone of the song.

Recorded in Eastcote Studios, London, the track was composed by Róisín O, John Broe (Miracle Bell) and CC Brez (Republic of Loose) and produced by John Broe and Eliot James (Two Door Cinema Club, Kaiser Chiefs, Noah and the Whale) with mixing by Ciaran Bradshaw (Cathy Davey, Fionn Regan, Miracle Bell).

The single is part of the studio sessions for Róisín’s much anticipated second record, which will be released in early 2017. With its foreboding lyrics, ominous melodies and haunting blues guitar riffs ‘Better This Way’ seems to be a culmination of the talents of this writing trio.

Speaking about the track O explains; “‘’Better This Way’ is a bit of a departure for me, it’s a step away from the pop vibes of my last single ‘Give It Up’. In a way it’s a throwback to my folk roots but with a lot more darkness and grit than anything I’ve released before.”

This October Róisín O is stepping away from the studio to embark on her limited run ‘Studio Sessions Tour‘ which will see her present songs in more intimate environments across Ireland; “We have been working hard over the past few months developing the new record and I think it’s important to road test the new songs in venues where we can really feel the audiences reaction”. Róisín is taking the studio on the road and the shows will be recorded live in front of a small audience. The tour will showcase never before heard songs from her eagerly anticipated second album as well as reimagined versions of favourites from ‘The Secret Life of Blue.’

‘The Studio Sessions Tour’ will be Róisín’s final performances of 2016 and will cap off a year that has seen her tour Australia, Europe and America, including stand out performances on RTE’s Centenary Programme and JJ Abrams Oscars Party in LA where she shared the stage with Snow Patrol to perform for Steven Spielberg, James Cordon and more, as well as releasing chart hits ‘Give It Up‘ and ‘If You Got Love‘.

For More Information:
www.roisino.com
www.facebook.com/roisinomusic
http://twitter.com/RoisinOmusic

We Cut Corners New Double A-Side Single, ‘Oh’ & ‘Mandinka’

We Cut Corners

New Double A-Side Single, ‘Oh’ & ‘Mandinka’

To Accompany The Release of the Album

‘The Cadences of Others’

on Friday 4th November

oh we cut cornersFollowing on from the recent announcement of their new album, ‘The Cadences of Others’, We Cut Corners release a new double a-sided single, ‘Oh’/’Mandinka’, on Friday 4th November, as a 7” red vinyl, and digital release on The Delphi Label.

The single is the follow up to their summer radio hit, ‘On Avoiding People’, and the double a-side features a cover of Sinead O’Connor’s track ‘Mandinka’, featuring Booka Brass.

The self-produced album, ‘The Cadences of Others’, was recorded in a church in the Dublin suburbs and was mastered by Josh Bonati (Sufjan Stevens, Mac DeMarco, Tallest Man On Earth). The album features contributions from Villagers’ Conor O’Brien on bass, members of Booka Brass and the Fratres String Quintet.

Both We Cut Corners’ debut and sophomore albums were nominated for the Choice Music Prize for Irish Album of the Year.

John Duignan and Conall O’Breachain have carved out a unique place in the Irish music scene with their eclectic mix of songs, from angular pop and garage rock to wistful indie-folk, always coupled with their unique lyrical deftness.

t8dwxozkz8cxmkg7bjqzgv2sz6uesrj8hxdccv20zn0The band will play four live dates to celebrate the album release which will are on sale now.

Spirit Store, Dundalk, Saturday 5th November

Cyprus Avenue, Cork, Friday 11th November

Roisin Dubh, Galway, Friday 18th November

Button Factory, Dublin, Saturday 19th November

Joining We Cut Corners on their live dates will be Sinead White www.facebook.com/sineadwhitemusic/ and on Dublin and Dundalk dates, Participant is also guesting www.facebook.com/participantmusic/

The full tracklisting of the new album is as follows:

The Cadences of Others:

Middle Kids

On Avoiding People

Of Whatever

Milk Teeth

Oh

Reluctant Recluse

Blood Vessels

Sound

Traffic Island

The End Has Already Happened

The album will be available to pre-order from www.delphilabel.com and if you pre-order the CD or 12” vinyl (which includes CD version) before the release date you will also receive a copy of a limited edition red vinyl 7” of ‘Oh’ and ‘Mandinka’, featuring Booka Brass.

iMS Playlist Sunday 21st August 2016

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In studio: No Guest

Featured album/EP: ‘At Swim’ – Lisa Hannigan

Sunday 21st August 2016

 

8pm – 9pm

  Song title Artist Time
1 Jailbreak Courtesy Of  
2 Autopilot (Redlights EP) Exiles (Carlow/Kilkenny)  
3 Black Huarache The Klares  
4 The Most Beautiful Woman David Blaize  
5 Crazy Crazy Crazy August Wells  
6 Electric Strength In Numbers  
7 Believe Romes  
8 Hospital Heroes in Hiding  
9 Outremer Little Lion (Garrett Wall)  
10 We Met At a Party Apella  
11 Scars Able Archer  
12 Woodpecker Runabay  
13      

 

9pm – 10pm

  Song title Artist Time
1 Fall

‘At Swim’

Lisa Hannigan

 
2 Lo  
3 Tender  
4 Control (‘Home’ album) Wallis Bird  
5 Daydreamer Winter Heart  
6 Are Your Stars Out Mark Stoermer  
7 Take My Hand Picture This  
8 Its Just a Skull Restive Nation  
9 Birds Fly The Flag Listeners  
10 She Saves Cronin  
11 A Song For While I’m Away Thin Lizzy  
12 Too Late Van Morrison  
13 Invitation Louis Stewart (RIP)  

 

 

FOX JAW – ‘Hit It Off’ (Official Music Video)

Following the success of the release of their brooding rock & roll floor filler ‘Do You Want It All?‘ earlier this year, Fox Jaw return with another treat off their upcoming ‘Black Light Vignette’ EP, this time in the form of ‘Hit It Off’ – an aggressive riff laden track with a contagious hook.

‘Do You Want It All?’ hit the airwaves with a flying start both at home and overseas, from getting picked up by over 30 college stations in the USA, to 2FM’s very own Dan Hegarty claiming it to be “one of the best songs they have ever done and they have done some bloody great tunes over the years”.

Pete Fagan | Take Me On Down The Road

From the debut album – ‘Many Suits’