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Silverbacks – Just In The Band // Live Session

Dublin art-punks Silverbacks have impressed with latest single ‘Just In The Band’, produced by Girl Band’s Daniel Fox and released through their own PK Miami Records. Today, they reveal a live video for the track after Clash described it as “an incisive, intense, pulsating performance, reminiscent of everyone from Gang Of Four to Fugazi and The Fall.”

Irish art punks Silverbacks delve into themes of false idolatry and deeper connection in their latest track. Produced by Daniel Fox from fellow Dubliners Girl Band, ‘Just In The Band’ carries the same nagging unease as previous single ‘Dunkirk’ with taut drums and unrelenting bass underpinning seasick guitar arps and Daniel O’Kelly’s blunt commentary on the ‘problems down the back’. Feedback soaked and frazzled, it sees the band step further away from their indie roots and more into the groove – if the groove covered itself in petrol and dared you to light the match.

Silverbacks are a thrilling prospect, delivering their own louche take on NYC-indebted rock: slack enough for the tastemakers while also mining the gems of a pop vein, catching the ears of those with a taste for a good hook. Now a full-fledged five piece after graduating from the bedroom project of songwriting brothers Kilian and Daniel O’Kelly, they ply their trade with as much emphasis on the dry humour running through Daniel’s lyrics as the propulsive, triple guitar-led onslaught in their music.

Joyous – Tupelo (featuring The Line-Up Choir)

Kevin and James released their new album The Heart’s Bloodline on the Crashed Records Label earlier this spring, to some wonderful comments and acclaim both here at home and abroad. Indeed, The Shriven Dust recently featured on the Canadian CBC network TV series, Hello Goodbye.

The most recent single Joyous, has received some splendid feedback. We are now thrilled to share its video. The live video was filmed at Dublin’s Grand Social venue on Lower Liffey Street, one beautiful, sunny Saturday morning earlier this spring and features the simply stunning Line Up Choir.

“We were thrilled to have The Line Up Choir join us,” said James “and also delighted and honoured they choose Joyous to feature in their own live concert at the RDS following our working together.” This writer loves the song regardless, but the addition of The Line Up Choir takes it somewhere very special indeed!

Currently in the USA for Chicago Irish Festival and other live commitments, on their return James and Kevin head to Norway for Tynesfest.

The band’s rescheduled Dublin headline show takes place on Saturday September 8th at The Grand Social, on Dublin’s Liffey Street. Tickets priced €12 and €15 are now on sale from tickets.ie

**Tickets purchased for the original concert (at Tramline), which had to be postponed in March due to the snow storm, are valid for this new date at The Grand Social.

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Silverbacks // Dunkirk

Dublin art-punks Silverbacks stomped back into action in 2018 with the premiere at Paste of their new single produced by Girl Band’s Daniel Fox ‘Dunkirk’ through their own PK Miami Records. Today, the band have premiered the video for it at The 405 where they explained their inspirations further: “The band are keen to cite classic bands like Television and Sonic Youth, which are certainly present, but the modernity of the sound of ‘Dunkirk’ and its ideas brings to mind current genre titans like Protomartyr” say The 405.

“The video for ‘Dunkirk’ was created by Cameron Taylor, a childhood friend of the band’s brothers Kilian and Daniel O’Kelly, who has done all of Silverbacks’ artwork to date, and is “an important part of [their] direction.” His video for ‘Dunkirk’ delves into their shared past: “The last scene in the music video features a typically grey and flat Flanders landscape where the three of us grew up. The estates in which we lived were once battlefields in the First and Second World War which isn’t too far off the idea of a beach resort in Dunkirk.”Dunkirk cover art - Silverbacks low res.jpg

Underpinned by an insistent, nagging bassline and creepy crawly guitar lines, it provides the ideal vehicle for frontman Daniel O’Kelly’s stream of consciousness ramblings about martial strife, the perfect sandcastle and spotting a con artist when he sees one. Produced by Girl Band’s Daniel Fox, the track lurches forth, pressure building from the undulating backbeat and layers of skronking guitars accenting Daniel’s increasingly frazzled yelps before finally collapsing into a sugar sweet coda. Indie kids no more, Silverbacks mean business and ‘Dunkirk’ is a powerful first move. The single is accompanied by a brilliantly creative video from Belgian graphic designer and artist Cameron Francis Taylor.

HighRes-.jpgHailing from Dublin, Silverbacks are a thrilling prospect, delivering their own louche take on NYC-indebted rock: slack enough for the tastemakers while also mining the gems of a pop vein, catching the ears of those with a taste for a good hook. Now a full-fledged five piece after graduating from the bedroom project of songwriting brothers Kilian and Daniel O’Kelly, they ply their trade with as much emphasis on the dry humour running through Daniel’s lyrics as the propulsive, triple guitar-led onslaught in their music.

Last year’s ‘Sink The Fat Moon’ EP had the band lighting up their homeland, with nods from BBC’s Across The Line, RTE, The Irish Times, The Thin Air and Nialler9 amongst others. They followed up with riotous single ‘Just for a Better View’ before the end of the year, drawing more accolades and setting themselves up for an exciting 2018.

Silverbacks are:
Daniel O’Kelly – Guitar, Vocals
Kilian O’Kelly – Guitar, Vocals
Peadar Kearney – Guitar
Emma Hanlon – Bass, Vocals
Gary Wickham – Drums

Silverbacks live:
6th-7th July -BARE Festival, Carlow
19th-23rd July -Quays Festival, Dublin
3rd-6th August -Castlepalooza, Laois
6th August -Workman’s Club, Dublin

Dublin art-punks Silverbacks stomped back into action in 2018 with the premiere at Paste of their new single produced by Girl Band’s Daniel Fox ‘Dunkirk’ through their own PK Miami Records. Today, the band have premiered the video for it at The 405 where they explained their inspirations further: “The band are keen to cite classic bands like Television and Sonic Youth, which are certainly present, but the modernity of the sound of ‘Dunkirk’ and its ideas brings to mind current genre titans like Protomartyr” say The 405.

“The video for ‘Dunkirk’ was created by Cameron Taylor, a childhood friend of the band’s brothers Kilian and Daniel O’Kelly, who has done all of Silverbacks’ artwork to date, and is “an important part of [their] direction.” His video for ‘Dunkirk’ delves into their shared past: “The last scene in the music video features a typically grey and flat Flanders landscape where the three of us grew up. The estates in which we lived were once battlefields in the First and Second World War which isn’t too far off the idea of a beach resort in Dunkirk.”

assline and creepy crawly guitar lines, it provides the ideal vehicle for frontman Daniel O’Kelly’s stream of consciousness ramblings about martial strife, the perfect sandcastle and spotting a con artist when he sees one. Produced by Girl Band’s Daniel Fox, the track lurches forth, pressure building from the undulating backbeat and layers of skronking guitars accenting Daniel’s increasingly frazzled yelps before finally collapsing into a sugar sweet coda. Indie kids no more, Silverbacks mean business and ‘Dunkirk’ is a powerful first move. The single is accompanied by a brilliantly creative video from Belgian graphic designer and artist Cameron Francis Taylor.

HighRes-.jpgHailing from Dublin, Silverbacks are a thrilling prospect, delivering their own louche take on NYC-indebted rock: slack enough for the tastemakers while also mining the gems of a pop vein, catching the ears of those with a taste for a good hook. Now a full-fledged five piece after graduating from the bedroom project of songwriting brothers Kilian and Daniel O’Kelly, they ply their trade with as much emphasis on the dry humour running through Daniel’s lyrics as the propulsive, triple guitar-led onslaught in their music.

Last year’s ‘Sink The Fat Moon’ EP had the band lighting up their homeland, with nods from BBC’s Across The Line, RTE, The Irish Times, The Thin Air and Nialler9 amongst others. They followed up with riotous single ‘Just for a Better View’ before the end of the year, drawing more accolades and setting themselves up for an exciting 2018.

Silverbacks are:
Daniel O’Kelly – Guitar, Vocals
Kilian O’Kelly – Guitar, Vocals
Peadar Kearney – Guitar
Emma Hanlon – Bass, Vocals
Gary Wickham – Drums

Silverbacks live:
6th-7th July -BARE Festival, Carlow
19th-23rd July -Quays Festival, Dublin
3rd-6th August -Castlepalooza, Laois
6th August -Workman’s Club, Dublin

Keep The Devil Within (Official Music Video) – Paul McCann

Singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Paul McCann from Cavan, has been playing in various bands since 1996, including Aine Cahill’s band along with the power pop band The Plan and also the Johnny Cash tribute Get Rhythm. No stranger to the live scene, McCann has performed with Pugwash, The Strypes, Duncan Maitland (Picturehouse) and Nelson Bragg (Brian Wilson Band/Beach Boys), among others.

Down.jpg‘Keep The Devil Within’ is the first single to be taken from McCann’s forthcoming album titled ‘Here Comes The Rapture’ released later this year.  An extremely talented musician, McCann plays most of the instrumentation on the album, including – Vocals, Lead Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Electric Bass, Double Bass, Slide Guitar, Piano, Mellotron, Harmonica, Kazoo, and Trumpet!

‘Keep The Devil Within’ is pure pop rock, with an infectious, upbeat chorus and guitar driven hooks throughout. McCann says of the track “It’s about the complications of love and relationships. We don’t always bring out the best in each other and maybe we are better off going our separate ways and burying this love (or keeping the devil within). The concept for the video was conceived by the director Eamon Cahill. It was a lot of fun to shoot, despite spending the best part of a day in a straitjacket”. Keep an eye out for Aine Cahill who also appears in the video.

2015 saw Paul release his highly-acclaimed debut EP ‘The Magician’. Recorded and mixed at JAM Studio’s alongside Martin Quinn’s co-production. Following this, he released ‘Beginning To End’, an EP comprised of home recordings. The result of these two self-produced EPs, reflected a maturity in both writing and technique as McCann delved into new musical territories. McCann has a diverse mix of influences, ranging from The Divine Comedy to Jack White, Johnny Cash to Ash. Keep your eyes peeled for some live Irish shows throughout the coming months._MG_0074-1.jpg

“McCann has been honing his craft for almost 20 years as a multi-instrumentalist with various different projects and his level of proficiency as a musician shows” – Puremzine

“His style has everything power pop fans could want and more” – Power Popaholic

“Like Jefferson Airplane in singalong mode” – Music Blog, I Don’t Hear A Single

8/10: Unsigned & Independent

Picture This – This Morning (Official Video)

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Picture This arrived as a phenomenon with their self-titled 2017 full-length debut. Certified triple-platinum in Ireland, it held the #1 Album chart position in the country for four weeks, while topping the Streaming chart for seven weeks. Moreover, it’s remained in the Top 5 since release—only bested by Ed Sheeran’s Divide last year.

Two years since their formation, they’ve impressively sold over 250K tickets, concluding 2017 with a sold-out UK and Ireland tour highlighted by gigs at O2 Shepherd’s Bush London, SSE Arena Belfast, and a two-night stand at 3Arena in Dublin. This summer the band play their biggest sold out show to date in Dublin’s RDS Stadium on June 23rd. They also play two sold out nights in Cork’s Live at the Marquee on June 19th and 20th.

 

New Valley Wolves – CutThroat

Nimbu§- Kill For You

Nimbu§ is a collaborative music project led by songwriter Daithí Glas (In The Willows)

The debut EP, ‘It Aleady Is’, featuring Rowan Sherlock (In The Willows, Newfoundland) and Thomas Donoghue (Harboring Oceans) who mixed and produced the recording. Mastered by Fergal Davis.

Nimbu§ is based in the South East of Ireland.

nimbusmuzik.bandcamp.com/album/it-already-is

Get ‘Free’ when you pre-order ‘It Already Is’ on Bandcamp

 

Where’s Your Loving Gone – Deaf Joe

Anna Mitchell – It Pours

Taken from Mitchell’s upcoming sophomore album release (due out on January 19th), ‘It Pours’ marks something of a sea change in sound for the songwriter.

With it’s buzzing electric feel, highly-stylised production and neon video to match, the whole milieu of ‘It Pours’ speaks of the musical evolution Anna Mitchell is undertaking.

Tour Dates:
February 8th: Coughlans Live – Cork
February 9th: Coughlans Live – Cork
February 10th: Levi’s Corner House – Ballydehob
February 15th: Mike The Pies – Listowel (double headline with Orchid Collective)
February 16th: Whelans – Dublin (double headline with Patrick Freeman band)
February 18th: Cleere’s – Kilkenny

 

As premiered on The Last Mixed Tape

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