Review: Knuckle Puck ‘Copacetic’

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Knuckle Puck released their new album ‘Copacetic’ on July 31st via Rise Records. It’s hard to believe that this is their debut full length album. It feels like they’ve been knocking around the music scene for long enough to be on their third or fourth. But maybe they’ve just been waiting to get it juuust right, plus, it coincides nicely with their first stint on Warped Tour.

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Review: Beware Of You ‘Self- Portraits’

Beware Of You are an unsigned alternative/pop punk/post hardcore band from Dublin. They formed pretty recently, having not even reached their first birthday yet. They’ve been making waves in the Dublin alternative scene over the past few months, being praised both for their energetic live shows, and their catchy songs. They released their debut EP ‘Self-Portraits’, (which was recorded in Red Lake Studios) last week, and they already have plans for their first album they’re hoping to release next year.

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Carrickmacross Arts Festival 2015

Carrickmacross Arts Festival was established in 2014 with the aim of showcasing the best original creative talents from the Monaghan, Cavan, Louth and Meath areas. Only in it’s second year, with appearances by acts such as Elephant, O Emperor and HamsandwicH (along with some big names in comedy) this event really has become the biggest little festival thus far!

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Running from August 20th to 23rd, the long weekend opens with Thursday’s Comedy Night featuring Joe Rooney, Patrick McDonnell and local funny man Michael Downey. The Friday has an open aired screening of “Stand By Me“, along with some locally featured short films, with the live music carrying through Saturday and Sunday. Make sure to check out the Facebook page or website to catch the full line-up.

What really makes this big-little festival really special though is the collaborative and community driven nature of their local artists. Throughout the weekend, there are artist demonstrations running alongside workshops, exhibitions, installations and even a pop-up theatre piece! The site alone features pieces brought together by collaborators, making the whole place appear as a wonderland of recycled objects and nature coming together. Just wait until you see the book arch and handmade tee-pees!

Make sure to stop by over the weekend; full day tickets are €20 or a 4 day weekend ticket is only €37.50 – on sale from here or through local businesses. Stay tuned for more coverage throughout the weekend!

The Winter Passing have released a new song ‘Daisy’

‘Daisy’ is the second single taken from Irish band The Winter Passing‘s upcoming debut album A Different Space Of Mind, which is out in September via FETA records (in Europe) and 6131 Records (in America). The single and its video premiered over on Noisey.

If you’re not familiar with The Winter Passing, it’s worth your time to give them a listen. They play the type of indie rock that’s varied enough to suit everyone. ‘Daisy’ is an upbeat slice of alternative pop rock with male and female vocals hitting off each other sweetly and back dropped with a video full of Irish scenery shot by Sean Cahill. The two singers travel through the town and the countryside, one carrying a parcel and the other a bunch of daisys, and meet in the middle by the beach. It’s beautifully shot, sorrowful, and sits well with the music.

The band are having an album release show at The Grand Social in Dublin on September 26th, you can nab your €8 ticket here, and you’ll also get a free download of ‘Daisy’! Or if you want to wing it and show up on the night its a tenner at the door.

See you there!

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