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The Riptide Movement are back with ‘Changeling’ from their Top 5 charting, fourth album Ghosts. The Dubliners’ new single was written by Gar Byrne, John Dalton, Ted Hutt, Gerard McGarry and Malachy Tuohy. The tune was inspired by the story...
Finnish rock legends Lauri Ylönen, Pauli Rantasalmi and Eero Heinonen have come a long way since they began belting out the tunes together as childhood friends more than two decades ago. After churning out three albums as Rasmus and...
Less than two months after treating enthusiasts to a tremendously touching tune entitled “Love Exists”, industry icon Amy Lee is back with another brand new single named “Speak to Me”. The astonishing five minute track is taken from the...
The beautifully heartfelt Northern Irish singer-songwriter Amanda St John has just released her brand new single ‘Grow’ from her debut same titled album. The song deals with heartache and having a means of escape through the personal stories displayed throughout...
The aptly named Oh Joy have just released their latest single. They recently opened for British rockers Vant in the Academy  and ‘So Swell’ sustains their momentum into the public eye. The self-confessed “mope rock” group play like Snow Patrol...
I’m sure Imelda May needs no introduction for most people at this point. With a career encompassing fifteen years, four chart-topping albums and several highly-esteemed accolades, the dexterous Dublin native is undoubtedly one of the most proficient musicians to...
‘The Afterglow’ is the new single from Cork’s Neon Atlas. The quotes all through their press releases and social media make it clear what to expect. The multiple comparisons to Tim Wheeler and Weezer suggest power pop with infectious...
The Afterlove, is the fifth studio album released by James Blunt. In 2016, Blunt announced online that he was releasing a new record this year, stating, “If you thought 2016 was bad — I’m releasing an album in 2017.” In the...
Something monstrous is lurking deep in the heart of Munster. A behemoth with fearsome groove and a beating heart of heavy rock. There are dozens of bands in Ireland, Britain, Northern Europe and North America attempting to breathe life...
Emmét McGonagle released his debut EP The Blame earlier this year. A Belfast-based singer-songwriter of the indie variety, McGonagle cites his chief influences as Damien Rice, Lisa Hannigan, Keaton Henson and Villagers. Of all these inspirations, it’s Damien Rice...
Electric Ray and the Shockers are an Austrian rock band that have created their own crazy blend of punk, psych and surf rock. The group is fronted by Electric Ray and his backing band is made up of Manuel...
All Forgotten Dreams is the debut album from Swindon/Southampton based duo The Black Light. There's an updated Genesis vibe off All Forgotten Dreams. Martin Bassett (Guitars, Bass, Keys, vocals) & Andrew Watt (Drums, keys, vocals) formed the band from...