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The Academic pic 1-1Hot on the heels of announcing their biggest headline show to date at Iveagh Gardens (July 20th 2018) in Dublin, indie rockers The Academic have just announced their biggest international headline tour to date taking in the US, UK and Europe.



The band who release their eagerly anticipated debut album ‘Tales From The Backseat’ – due for release on Friday January 12th – , have spent the last couple of years firmly establishing themselves as one of the most exciting live bands on the circuit and at festivals across the world, their captivatingly intense live shows have truly won the hearts of their every increasing fanbase. 2018 is shaping up to be an incredible year for the Westmeath four-piece.

‘Tales From The Backseat’ was recorded in Los Angeles and at Abbey Road Studios, London and produced by Tim Pagnotta, (Walk The Moon, Neon Trees, Saint Motel) mixed by Adam Hawkins, (Twenty One Pilots) & Rich Costey (Foo Fighters, Foster The People) and mastered by Ted Jensen at Sterling Sound.

Live Dates

US/CANADA                                                             EUROPE/UK

FEB     13        WASHINGTON DC               APR     9         VIENNA

FEB      14        PHILADELPHIA, PA           APR     10        MILAN

FEB      15        NEW YORK                           APR     12        PARIS

FEB      17        BOSTON, MA                        APR     13        BRUSSELS

FEB      18        ALBNY, NY                            APR     14        GENK

FEB      20        TORONTO                             APR     15        AMSTERDAM

FEB      21        COLUMBUS, OH                  APR     18        SOUTHAMPTON

FEB      23        CHICAGO, IL                        APR     19        LONDON

FEB      24        NASHVILLE, TN                    APR     21        OXFORD

FEB      25        KANSAS CITY, MO                APR     22        BIRMINGHAM

FEB      27        DENVER, CO                         APR     25        LEEDS

MAR    2         SEATTLE, WA                          APR     26        GLASGOW

MAR    3         PORTLAND, OR                      APR     27        MANCHESTER

MAR    5         SAN FRANCISCO, CA          JUL      20        DUBLIN

MAR    6         LOS ANGELES

MAR     7         SAN DIEGO

The Coronas – Real Feel

As the anticipation continues to grow for their new album ‘Trust the Wire’ (out June 2nd), The Coronas’ newest single, ‘Real Feel’, fuses their catchy radio-friendly tendencies of old, along with their new-found atmospheric sound. This new direction can be heard in their most recent release “We Couldn’t Fake It” which enjoyed significant airplay all over Ireland and further afield.
Photographed in The Dean, Dublin. Photo: Dara Munnis. @daramunnisA feel-good summer anthem about the excitement of a new relationship, ‘Real Feel’ seems destined to delight The Coronas’ fans and will no doubt prove to be an awesome live moment at The Coronas big outdoor shows this Summer at Sea Sessions, Galway Arts Festival and their huge headline show in Kilmainham (July 1st) to name but a few!

‘Real Feel’ can be downloaded from iTunes and ‘Trust The Wire’ can be pre-ordered from here.

See The Coronas live this Summer;

24 June                Sea Sessions, Bundoran, Co. Donegal
30 June                Live At The Marquee, Cork
1 July                    IMMA, Royal Hospital Kilmainham, Dublin
29 July                  Galway Arts Festival, Galway
5 August              Indiependence Festival, Mitchelstown, Co. Cork


SOCCER MOM – Sub Motion

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.

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iMS Playlist – Sunday 20th November 2016


In studio: THE STATICS

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

Sunday 20th November 2016


8pm – 9pm

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  
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

1 Oh

‘The Cadences of Others’

We Cut Corners

Featured album


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

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


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

Sunday 23rd Oct 2016


8pm – 9pm

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

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

To The End – Track Dogs