Music | Stars announce Dublin show

Canadian outfit, Stars, have announced they’ll return to Dublin to play a headline show in The Workman’s Club on Saturday 10 January 2015.

The band have recently released their new album, “No One Is Lost”.

Tickets priced at €16 inclusive of booking fee are on sale now via Ticketmaster.

Music | Saint Raymond for The Academy 2

Saint Raymond has announced a headline show at The Academy 2 on the 13 February 2015.

19-year-old Nottingham-born Callum Burrows has supported the likes of Haim and Ed Sheeran recently.  Highlights for the young songwriter include numerous media such as BBC Radio 1, XFM, and Absolute Radio championing his songs.

Tickets priced from €12 on sale now from ticketmaster.

Music | Ólafur Arnalds announces Pavilion Theatre dates

Ólafur Arnalds has announced two shows on 18 & 19 February 2015.

Ólafar releases the début album this month, with a collaboration album with Japanese pianist Alice Sara Ott due in 2015.

He is currently finishing the score for ‘Broadchurch‘, season 2.  Due to be televised in January on ITV.

Tickets priced €24 are available now from the Pavilion box office and website.

Music | Memnon Sa stream album on Noisey US

London-based psych-drone act, Memnon Sa, are streaming their debut album “Citadel” over on Noisey.

The album is tense, dark, and at times tribal in its sound.  Imagine doom genre with psych and folk overtones.

In the album release blurb, you can see what is meant by Misha trying to creating a “musical landscape that evokes a certain image.”

Film is a big influence of Misha’s song-writing process as he states that it is very similar to “what a film composer would be doing, trying to create a musical landscape that evokes certain images”

“Citadel” is out now on Pyramide Noire Records. 

Music | Lily and Madeleine release new album

Lily & Madeleine’s second album, “Fumes, has just been released on Asthmatic Kitty Records

This follows the news announcement of a headline show in The Sugar Club on the 1 December.  The sisters will embark on a UK tour this autumn, including shows at London’s Bush Hall on 26 November, and other headline dates in Birmingham, Glasgow, Leeds, Manchester and Bristol. They also head over to Ireland for gigs in Dublin and Belfast (

The duo aim to release an album each year over the course of the next three years.

Tickets priced at €14.50 including booking fee are on sale now.

 

Music | Annie Mac for Twisted Pepper

BBC Radio One DJ Annie Mac has announced her return to Dublin on 3 December for a night at the Twisted Pepper.

Annie’s last trip to Ireland was at this summers Electric Picnic where she played a packed out Rankin’s Wood stage.

Tickets €19.90 incl. booking fee are on sale now from Ticketmaster.ie

Music | Level 42 to reissue three newly remastered albums

Level 42 will release three of their 10 studio albums which have not been given the full remastering and reissue treatment until now.

Each include liner notes and a brand new interview with Mark King.  They will also include all the b-sides and mixes, many of which are appearing on CD for the very first time.

Level 42 will be on tour throughout the UK and Europe during October and November 2014.

Music | Review: “Travis Oaks” by Travis Oaks

Travis Oaks release their debut three-track EP this November.  The band have just released lead single, ‘Birdhouse Blues’, which is a thunderous train ride.  The single is finely polished with a Benjamin Booker style guitar.

‘Soul Son’ leans a bit more towards The Black Keys in terms of rhythm. ‘Lost Love Song’ is more of a Royal Blood-esque track with a punchy blues rock beat that will have you toe tappan’ in no time.

Impressive effort from Travis Oaks, onwards and upwards surely.

Travis Oaks’ début EP is out on 14 November 2014.

Travis Oaks will play a Tower Records instore launch on 13 November 2014.

Music | Jack Savoretti for The Sugar Club in 2015

Jack Savoretti has announced a date at The Sugar Club on Thursday 19 February 2015.

Savoretti quit making music four years ago following a lengthy attempt at making a career for himself.  But he had enough of the touting and talking by former acquaintances.

But when he decided to do so, he found he couldn’t stop writing.  Now with the past behind him, he has a new album (due early 2015) and a new single ‘Tie Me Down’.

For most of this year (bar live performances with Neil Young in Hyde Park, with his band at the Montreux Jazz festival and Wilderness) Jack has been writing with Sam Dixon (Adele’s musical director and Sia’s main co-writer), Matty Benbrook and Jack’s guitarist Pedro Vito and Seb Sternberg (Pedro’s production partner).

Tickets €14.85 incl. booking fee are on sale from Ticketmaster outlets and online at www.ticketmaster.ie

Music | Elliott BROOD release new track ‘Little Ones’

Elliott BROOD have announced  the release of their latest single ‘Little Ones’.  The track comes from the bands forthcoming album ‘Work and Love’ due out on 4 November 2014.

The video features the band (and Goldstein) performing the song in session for Paper Bag Records. The video is as beguiling as the song itself, and the setting and filming of the session compliment the song perfectly.

New album ‘Work and Love’ due out on 4 November 2014.