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Keith Harkin “I Am The Hurricane” Live session. Donegal Ireland.

Recorded live in Ireland at my studio in Donegal.
“I am the hurricane” was written by Brendan & Declan Murphy( The 4 Of Us), songwriter/ Engineer Enda Walsh & Keith.
Weird timing with the this songs name/ release date and the storm hitting the east coast of the states, it wasn’t intentional!

Plastic Oceans (Official Video)

The Riptide Movement come through with the new hard-hitting video for their environmentally focused “Plastic Oceans”. Recorded in London with producer Chris Coady (Future Islands, Slowdive) there’s a firm backbone of the kind of slow-burning, melodic indie rock that has seen the act build a substantial following in their native Ireland.

This summer sees the band continue with a heavy touring schedule with a series of gigs and festival appearances in coastal areas, using the track to spread the serious environmental message that our beaches, coastlines, rivers, cities and towns need to be kept litter and plastic free if society is to help prevent our oceans from becoming even more polluted by plastic waste.

The concept for the new video is the brainchild of The Riptide Movement’s frontman Malachy Tuohy. Featuring beautifully powerful choreography from London-based dance company Edifice Dance Theatre, and dancers Carmine De Amicis and Harriet Waghorn, the new video for ‘Plastic Oceans’ is a visually compelling expression of the need for change in the way we produce, consume, and dispose of the inexplicable amounts of plastic globally on a daily basis.

Speaking on the track, lead singer Mal Tuohy states: “We’re honoured that our music will help raise awareness of one of the greatest environmental challenges of our time. Our reliance on single use plastics is destroying our oceans, so well highlighted by David Attenborough in Blue Planet 2. As the saying goes, ‘there are plenty more fish in the sea’ but if we can’t stem the tide of plastic, by 2050 there’ll be more plastic than fish in our oceans. The future is in our hands.”

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)


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.


whenyoung – The Collector

Limerick’s whenyoung have revealed the video for new single ‘The Collector’

‘The Collector’ is the third track from the hotly tipped three piece, and follows stunning tracks ‘Actor’ and ‘Pretty Pure’. The clip was shot on location in London and directed by frontwoman Aoife Power. 

Speaking about the clip, Aoife Power said: “The video for The Collector documents the simple, everyday movements that everyone experiences. We are all carrying out the same routine to show that we are all connected in the universal tasks of daily life but still individually searching for a sense of place and belonging. The gentle tones and slow paced everyday storyline was inspired by the films of Eric Rohmer.”

‘The Collector’ comes in the midst of a series of support slots throughout spring for whenyoung, with the three piece touring with the likes of Peace, The Vaccines and Declan Mckenna later this month. Tickets are on sale now, and the full list of dates can be found below.  

More info on whenyoung
Whenyoung are Aoife Power (Vocals/ Bass), Niall Burns (Guitar), Andrew Flood (Drums). Their story started in Limerick … three underage teenagers met for the first time after sneaking into Costello’s Tavern: the only bar in town that floated their musical tastes. After bonding over cheap vodka and the sound of The Velvet Underground, they began playing music together and moved to Dublin to seek some big city excitement. Developing their sound, still with a DIY approach, the band moved to London and last year became whenyoung.
On stage, whenyoung perform a dizzying rock show where Aoife’s dreamy, heart-in-the-mouth vocals fizzle between swigs of Guinness and infectious guitar riffs. Their manager Mairead says: “When I see this band live it ignites that thing inside that makes me fall in love and wanna wrestle my way to the front of the gig”. Aoife mesmerises on stage, and critics have compared her to “Suzi Quatro in her heyday, bashing out throbbing bass lines”.
The band’s passions pulse through the veins of whenyoung and their influences could almost be picked from a collage page in a retro zine; charity shops and DIY fashion, the style of Marlon Brando, Richard Hell and Georgia O’Keefe, films by Jim Jarmusch, Jean Luc Godard, and Eric Rohmer, books by Hemingway, Paul Auster and Patti Smith, as well as musical heroes like Brian Eno, The Smiths and The Cure. 

See whenyoung live on the following dates…


3rd – Headline Show @ The Grand Social, Dublin

4th  – Jimmy’s, Manchester
8th – St. Luke’s, Glasgow (with PEACE)
9th – Leadmill, Sheffield (with PEACE)
11th – Fibbers, York (with PEACE)
12th – The Venue, Derby (with PEACE)
13th – Welly, Hull (with PEACE)
 15th – Norwich, The Waterfront (with PEACE)
16th – Kentish Forum, London (with PEACE)
 19th – Engine Rooms Southampton (with PEACE)
23rd – Dryden Social, Leicester (with PEACE)
24th – Birmingham 02 (with PEACE)



Amy McGovern

Acting Head Of Artist & Media Relations

Universal Music Ireland

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Paradox (feat. Pete Mac) – All Life Matters (Music Video)

‘All Life Matters’ is the eagerly awaited follow up single from Irish based Alternative Rock band Paradox to their last album ‘Chapters’.
‘All Life Matters’ plays like a ballad while criticizing the current media climate. Singer Songwriter Pete Mac plays all instruments on the track with Brian Casey adding keys and piano. The video takes a sarcastic twisted view on social media and how today’s society is influenced by information received through this form of media.
Jota Gambuzino Photo and Video is behind all of the production and editing.

Raging Fire – Nina Hynes

From ‘A Winter Light’, the lead single ‘Raging Fire’.

Featuring Nina Hynes and director Yvonne McGuinness channeling one of Dublin’s most colourful characters, the ‘Dancing Lady of O’Connell Street’, Mary Dunne.
For many years Mary danced ‘hail rain or shine’ alongside the Anna Livia statue on O’Connell Street.

Sara Ryan – Euphoric Recall – Official Video (2018)

Sara Ryan has had an exciting start to her career. Last year she released her debut single Belle, which won “Best New Comer” and “Best New Single” on Dublin CityFM. And to top the year off, she was crowned New Folk Artist of the Year at the Irish Folk Music Awards, alongside Damien Dempsey, Johnny McEvoy, The Druids and Aoife Scott. The Kildare-born songwriter, now based in Cork City, built a strong and loyal following touring with Mick Flannery, Martin Harley, John Spillane, Wally Page, Luka Bloom and Cry Monster Cry.

2018 sees the release of her second single Euphoric Recall on February 23rd and Sara is on a double headlining tour with Emma Langford, dates of the tour are listed below. http://emmalangfordmusic.com/

Sara’s much anticipated Debut EP Glitter Skies will be released later this month.

Sara Ryan brings a unique voice to the Irish music scene with memorable lyrics conveying stories as real as they are raw.

2018 is the year the world will discover this wonderful voice.


Roddie Cleere’s Irish Music Show
Sunday 11th March 2018
International Women’s Day/Mothers Day Special

8pm – 9pm




1 Running Vokxen  
2 Of Heart Bitch Falcon  
3 If I Could I Would Riona Moore  
4 Despite it All Elga Fox  
5 Big Love Birdwoman  
6 Hey Baby Linda Em  
7 ALL WILL BE SHIPS – Choice Prize Winner 2017 (Precession)  
8 Wasted Patient Thinking Roe  
9 Listening to Hank Williams Remedy Club  
10 Boy From the Blue Eve Belle  
11 PrettyPure When Young  
12 Freedom Lisa Canny  


9pm – 10pm




1 Man on A Mission


Katie Gallagher

2 Blue  
3 Man On A Mission (Unplugged)  
4 Counting song Mongoose  
5 Strange & Beautiful Spyres  
6 Question Mark Stephanie Rainey  
7 Quiet Giant Emma Langford  
8 See Me Dovile Lee  
9 Jameson Blues Susan O’Neill  
10 Nothing to Doubt Ailbhe Reddy  
11 Rambling Romeo Sophie Coyle  
12 So Long Ago Karrie O’Sullivan  
13 Warn Me of Silence Roisin O

The Hot Sprockets – Cold Cold Sweat (Official Video)

Dublin soul rockers The Hot Sprockets have released the video for the new single ‘Cold Cold Sweat’ available for download on March 9th. The single is first release from the band’s third album, ‘Dream Mover’ which is set for official release on April 6th.

Inspired by the Afrobeat rhythms of Fela Kuti and band, “Cold Cold Sweat” has a more percussive groove to what we’re used to hearing from the

Sprockets, yet no less Rock N Roll. The video for Cold Cold Sweat is shot and directed by their long time friend and collaborator Joseph Ingersoll, and is inspired by the 90’s turtleneck and chain wearing Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.

The Hot Sprockets kicked off 2018 with the announcement of a new single, a new album, and a nationwide tour starting at Dublin’s Button Factory on 14 April and calling to Waterford, Limerick, Dundalk, Clonakilty, Warrenpoint, Port Laoise, Galway, Cork and Listowel.

‘Cold Cold Sweat’ is taken from the band’s third album, ‘Dream Mover’, which is set for official release on April 6th.  To celebrate the release of the album, the band headline The Button Factory in Dublin on Saturday April 14thth, in what will no doubt be a rock ‘n’ roll night to remember!

Nationwide Tour Dates:

The Button Factory, Dublin – 14 April 2018
The Reg, Waterford – 20 April 2018
Dolan’s, Limerick – 27 April 2018
Spirit Store, Dundalk – 28 April
De Barra’s, Clonakilty – 4 May 2018
Skylite Room, Warrenpoint – 11 May 2018
Kavanaghs, Port Laoise – 12 May 2018
Monroe’s Live, Galway – 18 May 2018
Cyprus Avenue, Cork  – 31 May 2018
Mike The Pies, Listowel – 1 June