Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Video: Mykel - Sweet Valentine

RTE's TV-talent show 'The Hit' which pitted songwriters against songwriter may not of won any ratings wars but at least sought to promote and encourage creativity unlike almost every other show in this cluttered genre of television. 

Dubliner Mykel aka Michael Fitzpatrick participated in 'The Hit' and has released his debut single Sweet Valentine (featuring Ali Fisher)  ahead of the release of his debut EP 'Hold On' later this year. Sweet Valentine is a surprisingly accomplished broody song, which towers over the output of many a regular mainstream radio playlist entrant.

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Video: Villagers - The Bell

Villagers return with the video for their latest single The Bell to coincide with their upcoming Irish tour. The Bell was filmed in the Donegal recording studio where their latest album '{Awayland}'was created. The video is a mix of live performance and animation; however, the live performance aspect of the video is the most interesting portion, as it allows us to see inside the inner sanctum of this highly creative band. The Villagers tour commences on March 14th in Galway taking in Limerick, Belfast, Killarney and Cork before concluding with two sold out nights at Dublin's Olympia Theatre.

Video: Le Galaxie - The Nightcrawler

Le Galaxie return with The Nightcrawler (feat. Laura Smyth) the latest single to be taken from their 'Fade 2 Forever EP.' The track proved a hit with festival goers last summer and has since become one of the bands most popular tracks to date. The video mirrors Le Galaxie's fans reaction to their stage show; with dancers bathing in, and creating swathes of neon light -through the darkness- in time to the music.

Friday, February 8, 2013

Video: Croupier - The Crooper

Croupier have released a video for their latest single and live favourite The Crooper, which sees the band enjoying a trip to the funfair by the seaside. Croupier are an incredible live band creating a post-punk disco melee of carefully converging sounds sieved through the anger, love, hate, pain and regret-stained vocals of Ireland's most unique frontman Oisin Murphy-Hall.

Live: Enemies - Irish Tour Dates Feb 2013

Arguably Ireland's finest instrumental band Enemies have announced a nationwide tour starting in Whelan's on Feb 23rd followed by Cork, Galway and Belfast. With support from the fabulous Croupier on all dates.

Video: Two Door Cinema Club - Next Year

Two Door Cinema return with the latest single from their sophomore album 'Beacon'. The video for Next Year was filmed at their recent gig in Dublin's O2. If you look real hard you might even see yourself in there somewhere.

Video: Little Green Cars - Harper Lee

Little Green Cars are striking while the iron is hot, following a whirlwind festival season and the success of single The John Wayne last year. Harper Lee is taken from the 'Harper Lee EP' which bridges the gap beautifully until the release of the bands debut album 'Absolute Zero' later this year.