Welcome to the Cusp, GiveAManAKick‘s new album, launches this Friday at new favourite venue, ALT…Andrews’ Lane Theatre, for those of you who are still uncool. Yes, they launch their new album with a storming gig with support from Dry County…and it’s FREE!
Doors: 8pm. Late club after. Dress code: massive capacity for fun.
Catch GAMAK at Tower records Dublin on Sat May 3rd at 5pm.
Ham Sandwich have been confirmed to play Electric Picnic in Stradbally, Co. Laois at the end of August.
Brilliant news for the bready heads as they’ve yet to play such a large-scale event. With a Meteor award, a debut album, countless tv appearances and constant radio airplay along with a string of packed-out live performances, this is the year the Hammbos cap the process of ‘making it’ from unsigned obscurity to a force to be reckoned with.
They’ll make good acolytes in the shadow of My Bloody Valentine, The Sex Pistols and Use. Let’s keep our eyes peeled for more shock announcements from POD….
Unfortunately we must announce that Barry has parted ways with the group. Myself, Nick and Ronan would like to thank him for all he’s done for us over the years and wish him all the best in his future endeavors.
All is not lost though as we are soon to lock ourselves into the studio once more to record “the album”. Don’t want to give away too much at this point so stay tuned for further developments.
A right stink was kicked up by one lone dissenter on the official Road To V messageboard regarding the inclusion of Galway band Blasterbra in the final 14 of the festival competition.
Apparently as the band are Irish and non-resident in the UK, they were not eligible to participate, despite the previous inclusion of the new-defunct The Immediate. V representatives contacted Blasterbra in search of a loophole to ensure they retained their place in the final but efforts proved fruitless and Blasterbra were dropped.
Here’s to Floyd Soul Soul and the Wolf‘s howlin’ success! The Waterford pack romped home to victory in the Bank of Ireland National Student Music Awards final at The Village last night. Chosen in the first heat of the competition in Galway along with last night’s joint runners-up, DISCOnnect4, their raw, rocking style impressed judges no end. Also in second place were Dublin’s own Jerome’s Law, who stole whoops and cheers from The Village crowd with an enthusiastic live performance. Dirty 9s, Ladydoll and Philtre conceded good-natured defeat and left to pack up their gear and drown their sorrows. Performing popular songs from their Acheiving Vagueness album were the The Flaws, who polished off the night for The Village crowd.
The winning band receives a slew of prizes including extensive rehearsal and recording time, CD duplication, legal advice and a cash prize from IMRO, which means we may soon see an EP from the Waterford four. Also in the mix is an interview with HotPress and a photoshoot with fabulous Ian Oliver.
Tickets are priced €10 (daily) or €27 (weekender) and are available at Tickets.ie or on the door. More info…
Along with championing the celebrity of feminity, as a community-based, not-for-profit venture, Ladyfest Cork aims to raise awareness and funds for local charities and places emphasis on quality over quantity. Everyone is welcome to attend with many interesting preferences covered in the schedule to appeal to just about anyone. I personally love to see small ventures like this in communities around the country and wish the organisers and everyone involved a cracking weekend. If anyone has any photos to share, drop me an email (rockeroffher[at]gmail[dot]com)!
If I was a cool mutha, myself and the kids would be hopping into a VW bus and beetling bare-foot down to Cork for sure. Alas, I’m not cool and the closest I’ll get to beetles will be taking the bins out on Sunday.
Raindrops on noses outside the Stiff Kitten, photos of new bands with whom I am smitten…these are a few of my favourite things! Latest addition to that mental corkboard comes in the form of New Amusement‘s mini-album Any Port In A Storm released this Friday, 25 April. That same night they’ll grace The Village stage for more sweet renditions of Gone To Sea and We Are Winners, as part of IMRO‘s Best Of Showcase.
Also performing for IMRO are Cashier No. 9, The Brothers Movement, Grand Pocket Orchestra, Halves, Hybrasil and The Kinetiks. Free guestlist is on offer so drop the bands a MySpace message!
If you’re in Limerick tonight, get down to Dolans Warehouse for a blinding gig as part of the Green and Live Sessions. Canada’s new BFF, Vesta Varro, were announced last-minute as the headline act of a line-up featuring Seneca, My Brother Woody and Femmepop. I’d love to be there!
Vesta Varro will also play alongside The Aftermath and Future Kings of Spain at Waterford’s Electric Avenue tomorrow night, 25 April. Then it’s back to their new-homeland where they’ll play THREE Canadian festivals in a row. If you’re a VV fan, check out this radio playlist from IndieCan.
It seems DownloadMusic.ie will get sued into non-existence if they don’t pay IMRO a license fee for people to be able to download music from their site. No matter if they are already dealing direct with the artist or not. It seems once you are in IMRO you automatically give them the right to be your money collector.
Read the debates on DownloadMusic.ie and Damien Mulley blogs. It’s interesting to read the responses from musicians regarding their rights to stream or sell music from social networking/personal websites….