M Craft – Blood Moon...

One of the best albums of 2016: M Craft – ‘Blood Moon’

Primavera Sound 2016

Keith McGouran with an – depth, excellent review of one of Europe’s most prestigious music festivals.

Marissa Nadler – Strangers...

Another bewitching effort from Boston born singer songwriter Marissa Nadler.

Little Green Cars live @ The Milk Market, Limerick 13 May 2016...

Little Green Cars do their thing in Limerick’s The Milk Market – Anthony Kelly reports.

Julianna Barwick – Will...

The long awaited follow up to one of the best albums of 2013 ‘Nepenthe’ from the brilliant Julianna Barwick.

Ryan Vail live @ Fumbally Stables, Dublin, 28 April 2016...

MairĂ©ad McGuinness reports from the launch of new album ‘For Every Silence’ by experimental composer Ryan Vail.

Frank and Walters live @ Opera House, Cork 15 April 2016...

A sort of homecoming: Anthony Kelly watches the evergreen Frank and Walters woo the crowd in their home town.

Tim Hecker – Love Streams...

It won’t appeal to all tastes, but Canadian composer Tim Hecker’s ‘Love Streams’ is a strangely beautiful listen.

Mogwai – Atomic...

Prolific Scottish Post Rock innovators Mogwai release their third soundtrack album.

Exmagician live @ Cyprus Avenue 03 April 2016...

Quite a buzz on the Irish music scene about this band – Anthony Kelly sees Exmagician take to the stage in Cork.

Wyvern Lingo live @ Cyprus Avenue, Cork 26 Mar 2016...

Promising trio Wyvern Lingo play to a packed out at Cyprus Avenue watched by Anthony Kelly.

School of Seven Bells – SVIIB...

Recorded before the tragic death of founder member Benjamin Curtis, SVIIB is a fitting footnote to the School of Seven Bells story.

HAELOS – Full Circle...

Mairéad McGuinness reviews the debut album from new Matador Records signing HAELOS,

Richard Hawley live @ Cork Opera House 25 Feb 2016...

A regular visitor to these shores, Richard Hawley delivers at the Cork Opera House on 25 February watched by Anthony Kelly.

August Wells live @ Pine Lodge, Myrtleville, Cork 13 Feb 2016...

Quite a buzz around Ken Griffin’s new venture August Wells – Anthony Kelly sees them perform in the intimate environs of Pine Lodge in Cork.

Emma Pollock – In Search of Harperfield...

A stunning third solo effort from former Delgados singer/songwriter Emma Pollock.

Music Memoirs & Biogs Feb09

Music Memoirs & Biogs...

A round-up of some of the best Music memoirs and biogs I read recently.

Drombeg – Earthworks...

Fans of Max Richter, Nils Frahm and other luminaries of the ambient classical genre will find much to admire in this debut album by Drombeg (aka Thom Brookes)

10th Anniversary: Arctic Monkeys debut album Revisited Feb02

10th Anniversary: Arctic Monkeys debut album Revisited...

Arctic Monkeys classic debut album is 10 years old. We look back on a record that continues to make a big impression on a new generation of music fans.

John Grant @ Cork Opera House 26th January 2016...

Irish music fans have taken him to their hearts: John Grant bewitches the audience at the Cork Opera House watched by Anthony Kelly.