Category : Introducing

Introducing #25 – New Sunset Hotel

“New Sunset Hotel write songs about dreams, heat, sea and space. “It’s indie rock and roll for me”, a mix of real life killers and whiskey. So be it. If you like it, you’re welcome to stay. if you do…

June 28, 2013

Introducing #24 – The Hot Sprockets

The Hot Sprockets hail from the delta blues mecca that is…Dublin. They are five friends who came together with a shared love of Rock N’ Roll music. The kind of Rock N’ Roll music that is haunted by the ghost…

June 19, 2013

Introducing #23 – Empire Circus

Empire Circus are a four piece Alt Pop outfit who have tapped into the panache of Two Door Cinema Club, the demeanour of Arcade Fire and the general cool suave of Gorillaz… then morphed out at the other side with…

June 12, 2013

Introducing #22 – Solar Taxi

On a recent online trek for some new music, irish band Solar Taxi caused my ears to perk up. They are extremely hard to pigeon hole into a precise genre although electro pop is probably a fair reflection. Influences like…

May 29, 2013

Introducing #21 – Nijinsky

Nijinsky are a Belfast-based three piece that survive on a strict diet of bands like Shellac, Kyuss and The Pixies. Although they originally never planned to gig, they broke this vow very recently and have since changed their ideals –…

April 29, 2013

Introducing #20 – Record Player

[like] Originally brought together to perform as the “house band” for a university pantomime, Glaswegian based indie rockers Record Player have been making a name themselves across Scotland, with plenty of support slots and by self producing all of their own material…

April 22, 2013

Introducing #19 – Die!Die!Die!

Die! Die! Die! is a punk three-piece from Dunedin, New Zealand, formed in late 2003 and formerly signed to Flying Nun Records. Their self-titled album Die! Die! Die! was released in 2005 in New Zealand, with an international release soon…

April 17, 2013

Introducing #18 – The Plea

It might seem strange but Germany of all places seems to have a great fondness for music produced on this isle. We can’t put our finger on exactly why (or we’d share the secret of course) , but it’s incredibly…

April 13, 2013

Introducing #17 – My Sunday Hat

Forming in 2011, My Sunday Hat started their career likening themselves to Ryan Adam, Tom Petty and Bon Iver. However, after a year of solid song writing and persistent performing, one of the city’s hardest working bands have moved beyond…

April 1, 2013

Introducing #16 – Nathan Reid

After travelling Europe and becoming a student of Pierre Bensusan, Nathan Reid now only has one goal. To compose and perform the most beautiful, emotional and captivating music possible. Whilst continuing to push and develop the boundaries of the acoustic…

March 26, 2013

Introducing #15 – Justin Black

Justin Black is an incredibly talented American Singer/Songwriter now living in Northern Ireland. A Prolific Writer and Persistent Live Performer; Justin recently released his second full length record – Faith Over Hope – to massively positive reviews and the occasional…

March 23, 2013

Introducing #14 – Those Ghosts

THOSE GHOSTS are such a brand new band that they haven’t even played their first show yet! (that happens on March 16 at Dicey Reillys in Strabane). We were so impressed with their debut EP that we just had to grab…

March 13, 2013

Introducing #13 – August

August are Jonny Everett. JB McNicholl & Eunan McLaughlin. A very promising outfit that have literally just released their debut single. Keeping it absolutely DIY; the band wrote and produced the song themselves, and this DIY approach is one that they are fully intending…

March 4, 2013

Introducing #12 – Gin Craze

▶ Tell us the interesting story behind the bands moniker. “Gin Craze” was actually a period of history ( first half of the 18th century ) in Great Britain, where the consumption of Gin increased so rapidly, that the Government had…

February 8, 2013

Introducing #11 – Birds of Chicago

▶ Tell us the interesting story behind the bands moniker. Here’s the story. We love birds. We live in Chicago. Wait – that’s not interesting at all! It is, however the truth…. it was originally going to be just the name…

February 5, 2013