It’s no big secret that I love my Irish music and more that I’ve a wee soft spot for the trad Irish. And when a promo copy of the new Martin Byrne single, A Long Long Way From Ireland came in my post this morning I was literally over the moon. This isn’t my first […]
One of the many things I love about writing with Culch.ie is that when you hit that gig that’s not the main stage at Electric Picnic; and some dude is really just eyes closed and loving every sound he makes. More than that the may be 12 and a half or 72 people in the […]
Superstar Trademen are a Dublin based rock/ indie band made up of Connor Quinn, Brian Donnelly and Paul Moran. With gigs already under their belt in venues such as Whelans, the Academy, The Tara Rocks Festival and support to none other than Damian Dempsey, they are I think its fair to say [quite obviously] making […]
Storyfold have unveiled their latest music video for their brand new single ‘The Sweetest Silence’. Directed by Billy Keane, the video mixes film shot on location at World’s End Studios, Dublin and self-shot videos from the recording of their debut album at Modern World Studios in Tetbury, UK. The Sweetest Silence is the 4th single […]
Waterford’s brightest, O Emperor’s album Hither Thither is digitally released worldwide today, so get an eyeful of this gorgeous video for the haunting Po and then tell your brother in Australia to buy it. You know he’ll do it. You’ve always been a hefty influence on the kid.
I. Love. This. Right To Know is my favourite song from Delorentos fantastic new album, Little Sparks, and this concept is as delightful as a cupcakes n’ puppies party. With Jeremy Kyle. Obviously. Little Sparks is out now. You really should have bought it already.
MOAR IRISH MUSIC! MOAR! One more for the road! Jerome’s Law are an indie-pop band from Dublin whose album Not Today is available (even today) from Bandcamp. For freebies! We do love a good freebie here on Culch, especially when it’s as full of delicious ditties as Not Today, and these boys know how to put a tune together. Both […]
I told you we had a medley of fresh new Irish stuff, didn’t I? Have a sprinkle of this. Kildare’s Valentine Black released debut album Desire Lines on Valentine’s Day, because like our John, he loves it when a plan comes together. With a more than a dash of Springsteen in these songs about love, loss, and post-Tiger Ireland, Valentine […]
♫ Hungry ears/one look at you and we can’t help but leer at your/Hungry ears… ♫ Ok, so our profound lack of lyrical dexterity is why us Culchies never quite took off as a travelling minstrel show. We’ve accepted this, so instead we’re happy to sate your aural appetite by bigging up the musical talents […]
With this years Valentines falling on a Tuesday, yes, that’s this Tuesday today, it might just leave the Beau in your life wondering if it will be this weekend coming or following when he or even she will have that little something extra in store to say just how much you love her so. Have […]
Any dismissal I’ve heard of Delorentos’ charm seems to centre on the undeniable fact that they’re easy to listen to. They’re not challenging. You don’t have to wince through an album twice to “get” them. They don’t grow on you. They are immediately accessible, stirring from the get-go, and joyfully addictive. Anyone who believes this […]
Anyone with ears should cast cheers at The Cast Of Cheers. To borrow a phrase from me nana, The Cast Of Cheers is one of the very few Irish bands that put the heart crossways on me. If I was a mutant I’d give them seven thumbs up.
Returning for 2012 this Friday January 20th… In what looks like from the outside [and is if you must know] an old Irish national school hall, every Friday takes places what can only be one of Ireland’s hidden music gems. The great ones always are. Step inside however and you might be quite surprised…. Inside […]
It might not look like a place for a thumping night and due to life and natural cycles the trad session in Ballyboughal did take a mild reprieve [Dont we all do that], possibly explaining why it hasn’t appeared in my audio stream for some time. But it’s back…. and it seems better than ever […]
Singer songwriter Martin Byrne has come a long way since we first spoke about him here on Culch.ie. After the release of his debut album My Ireland Martin has literally gone from strength to strength as earlier this year his song Home Sweet Home was covered by Louise Morrissey and again most recently Matt Leavy […]