We grabbed a quick word with Kevin Murphy afterwards, he mentioned that their next album would be released “at the end of the summer”. By the sounds of the new material aired, it should be worth looking out for.
According to Twilight Sad singer James Graham the Scottish band hadn’t played in Dublin for 5 years. Eager to redress the balance they played two shows in Dublin on Saturday. First, a stripped…
Although Johnny Marr took lead vocal duties his singing was buried by guitar. But the night was not about vocals. Here was a man truly in command of his instrument. No need to cling to the old dreams anymore.
Overall, as a barometer for the general health and well-being of the Irish music scene, the night was enjoyable and the bands played with energy and enthusiasm. With a little dose of self-indulgence, Irish rock: definitely on the mend.
The material here may lack the explosive catharsis of previous albums, but in every other way it’s equally as strong.
The New Music Dublin festival took place over one weekend at the National Concert Hall, a venue that certainly has a sense of occasion about it. The chance to witness Icelandic composer Johann Johannson as part of it could not be passed up.
Thursday night saw five-piece Icelandic band, Of Monsters and Men play the Olympia, Dublin. Their last outing on our shores was the Electric Picnic 2012 line-up.
Everyone in the room experienced something special. Probably the best gig anyone, anywhere will see for some time. Don’t miss him.
Valentine’s Day provided a backdrop to escape the clichés and take refuge in live music, courtesy of one of America’s finer bands.
With a growing number of gigs and a nod from NME, it’s set to be an opportune year for Campbell & The Lip-Ticklers.