Formed in 2014, We, the Oceanographers are a DIY bedroom rock band from Dundalk, Co. Louth. In keeping with their Art Music background, the band began playing shows in Cafés and Art Centres and have since played independent festivals as well as opening for We Cut Corners, Funeral Suits and Le Galaxie. The band is made up of Conal McIntyre and Joseph Edwards, with the recent addition of live member Sean Bradley.
The band closed 2014 with a live performance of their recently released album, @Ventures, in An Tain Arts Centre, Dundalk. Available at the show was the CD “a single by ‘we, the oceanographers” containing a selection of tracks from the forthcoming album.
We, the Oceanographers debut album is now available on a limited run of 7″ Vinyl and digital download from Bandcamp.
Check out the video for “Same Old Story”, the first single from the album.
27th – Bellurgan Folk & Trad Festival – Bellurgan Park
28th – Album launch w/ Third Smoke, Dublin – Whelans
18th – Record Store Day
31st – Vantastival
STILLROOM are back with the second single, “Keep on Walkin'”, from their debut album “Good To Be Alive”. Dead Dogs Eye is the production company behind the bands latest video. Shot stylishly in black and white and featuring some familiar faces from the cast of hit dramas Love Hate and Red Rock, the video tells the age old story of the strong vs the weak.
The classic rock merchants from Dublin released “Good To Be Alive” last year followed by a nationwide tour. The album was recorded at Ashtown Studios, produced by Tommy O’Sullivan and mastered by Aidan Foley and is available on iTunes here.
Keep an eye on Stillroom’s Facebook page for details of their upcoming gigs. In the meantime, check out the video for “Keep on Walkin'” here:
Lace Weeper have just released their debut album, “As the Crow Flies” via French record label, M&O Music. Featuring ex-Nirvana drummer Chad Channing, and recorded at Silverline Studios in Wicklow, “As The Crow Flies” showcases heavy guitar-based grooves, quirky acoustic melodies and soaring vocal lines.
Lace Weeper are a rock band from Wicklow, Ireland. They counter driving hard rock rhythms with mellow acoustics, and a keen sense of
melody. The idea for the project was started by guitarist Matt Hayward and vocalist Sebastian Florek. Bassist Os Andres and drummer Kevin Liffey were later added to the lineup, two like-minded musicians who added the final necessary dynamics.
The band’s previous EP releases, Self-Titled, One Man Jury and Tusk, helped them to establish a strong international following. They have spent the last few years touring throughout Ireland while building a strong fanbase in the US.
“As The Crow Flies” will be launched in Whelans, Dublin this Friday.
The band consist of Craig Fitzgerald (lead vocals/guitar,) Dean Gavin (Drums) and brothers Stephen (Bass) and Matt Murtagh (Lead guitar). Coming from the outskirts of Mullingar, Co.Wesmeath, the band have been friends since school and played under different guises and monikers throughout their teens.
The Academic officially came into being at the end of 2013. From playing battle of the bands competition’s in their home town to within 12 months, playing festivals such as Electric Picnic, Longitude, Benicassim in Spain, Indiependence, Other Voices, opening for bands such as The Pixies, Little Green Cars and Kodaline and finishing off the tail end of last year with a national tour with Delorentos, it has been nothing short of a whirlwind for the 4 piece. It is all the more impressive considering the band have not released any music up until now.
“Different” is the first track from The Academic’s forthcoming debut EP which will be out on April 24th. With a number of festivals this summer in the Ireland and the UK already confirmed and with more to be announced, expect to see a lot more of this young indie/rock band over the coming few months.
Dublin singer-songwriter, Corrina Jaye, has spent the past few weeks recording her debut EP. As she prepares for its release next month, Corrina will be performing some of her new tracks at Whelan’s this Friday, 30th August.
After releasing her debut single, “Dark Room”, last November, Corrina has gone on to support bands like Rooftop Anthem and The Shoos, and to play alongside artists such as Róisin O and The Young Folk.
Tickets for the show are €8 including booking fee. Support on the night comes from Myth, Frankenstein Bolts and Rachael McCormack. Doors open at 7:30pm.
Dublin band, Jemson Green, have just released their latest single “Who Am I” in Ireland and the UK. The first track from their upcoming album, “Who Am I” is the first release by the band since April 2012.
It has been a momentous year for Jemson Green having already performed at Comic Relief Does Dublin (alongside Bipolar Empire, Walking on Cars, The Enemies, Keywest and Paddy Casey), a support performance for KERBDOG in Galway’s Roisin Dubh as well as their first UK appearances in London this April and June and a spot with MRU Live on 9th May.
You can check out the brand new video for “Who Am I” below.
Multi-million selling world music artist Méav teams up with Grammy award-winning producer Craig Leon (Blondie, Talking Heads, Ramones, Pavarotti) on her latest recording, a folk-pop album The Calling, due for release this Friday, 23rd August.
Méav returns to her musical origins with The Calling, 12 tracks of newly written songs, folk ballads and fresh interpretations of timeless classics. Produced and co-written by the Grammy award-winning producer Craig Leon, responsible for iconic records by Blondie, Talking Heads, Ramones and Pavarotti amongst others, The Calling showcases Méav’s crystal clear voice, fusing her classical training with her folk roots.
From an early age Méav displayed an exceptional musical talent, immersed in Irish traditional music at her family home in Dublin. She went on to study classical voice, harp and piano while simultaneously studying Law at Trinity College. Her professional career was established with the Riverdance Choir, before going on to star in Lord of the Dance and embarking in three US tours with the Irish National Concert Orchestra.
This brought her to the attention of Celtic Collections who released three Méav solo albums including Celtic Journey with EMI, which debuted in the Billboard World Music top 10. In 2004, Méav was invited to be one of the five founding members of female supergroup Celtic Woman, who have sold six million records in the US and worldwide. It is remarkable that every album Méav recorded with Celtic Woman reached number 1 in the Billboard World Music Charts.
Méav left Celtic Woman in 2008 to start a family and resumed her solo career in 2010, performing to a sell-out crowd at New York’s Carnegie Hall. In 2012, Méav met legendary producer Craig Leon in Abbey Road Studios, London while working together on the score of a space film in collaboration with NASA. Despite their different musical backgrounds in pop and world music, they quickly realized that they shared a love of song-writing and ethnic music. This resulted in The Calling, a contemporary pop treatment of new songs and folk classics from Ireland, England, Scotland, Brittany, Galicia and America.
Signed CDs can be pre-ordered from Warner Music Ireland here : http://www.warnermusicirelandstore.com/product/meav-the-calling-pre-order.
If you prefer a digital copy, it is also available for pre-order on ITunes here: https://itunes.apple.com/ie/artist/meav/id64924853
You can listen to two more song snippets on Méav’s website here:
Caruso’s second album, “EVERYTHING YOU NEED IS HERE” is set to be released in Ireland on 6th September. The first single from the album, “It’s Up to You (Crazy Mrs. Whelan)”, will be released on download on the same day. The album follows Caruso’s 2009 debut, “The Watcher and the Comet”.
“It’s Up to You” is already receiving steady radio rotation in Germany and Austria and the new album will be released in Europe and North America on 2nd September.
No stranger to the Irish music scene Shane O’Fearghail of Caruso has been plying his trade as a songwriter and performer throughout Europe over the last ten years. With the completion of Caruso’s second album “EVERYTHING YOU NEED IS HERE” Shane is set to bring it back home.
Caruso will be touring Germany later this summer and announcing Irish dates in the autumn.
The band emerged from the South Dublin suburb in 2010 having earned their stripes on local stages and started gigging on the City Centre circuit, providing a spectacle for their live audience. Their on-line following multiplied during this time as the band attained headline slots all over the country, impressive festival billings and gigs abroad.
“Counting the Days” is the first single from their debut album, due to be released in October 2013.
Dublin-based band swords are set to play a headline performance in Whelan’s main venue on Friday July 5th, to launch their debut album “Lions & Gold”. It will be a significant step up for the band who have been working on the album for the past ten months.
Recording began last November in a cottage in remote Co Kilkenny with Karl Odlum on production duties, continuing with sessions in Dublin and most recently mastering in Abbey Road Studios.
The 11 track album has been pre empted by two single releases: “All The Boys” which became Phantom 105.2’s most played track and lifted the band into Dublin’s musical consciousness along with their Camden Crawl performance and an appearance on the TV show Other Voices. The second single, “Lions & Gold”, shows the bands depth & is a considered follow-up.
“Lions & Gold” the album will be available on iTunes, Google Play and Spotify from July 5th, and swords will have physical copies available for sale at the show in Whelan’s.
Check out swords’ latest video for “Lions & Gold”, with animation by David McSwiggan.
Special Guest: Leanne Harte
Tickets €10 from Entertainment.ie/Tickets