Interview: Starters

Starters released their new album A Picture Fading, and announced that their gig on the 16th of September in Fibbers would be their last ever show. Over Being Under are reuniting for the occasion and Hollow Truth, January, and Versive are also supporting.

A Picture Fading is 13 tracks of lamenting emo rock drenched in anxiety, loss, and hope. It’s atmospheric and evocative, and you feel every second of it. It’s another perfect example of the strength of our music scene here in Ireland.

We caught up with Ian Kelly to talk about the new record, their last show, and what’s planned for the future:

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Taking Back Sunday announces tour with Frank Iero And The Patience

Taking Back Sunday are playing Limelight in Belfast on the 11th of February and Vicar Street in Dublin on the 12th, with support from Frank Iero And The Patience. Tickets on sale at 9am this Friday.

Taking Back Sunday also released a lyric video for their track ‘Death Wolf’, which is taken from their new album Tidal Wave which is out Friday the 16th of September via Hopeless Records.

Frank Iero And The Patience are releasing their new album on October 28th.



WSTR announce new album, release new song

WSTR have announced that their debut album Red, Green or Inbetween will be out on January 20th via No Sleep Records. They’ve released the first song off said album ‘Lonely Smiles’ with a video made by Life Is Art Visuals and starring WSTR’s fans holding up notes of the things that make them smile. It’s adorable.

WSTR are supporting ROAM on their Irish dates, they’re hitting up Fibbers on Nov 27th, Roisin Dubh on Nov 28th, and Voodoo on Nov 29th.

Saint Sister to play Christchurch – tickets on sale now!

After a fantastic festival run this summer, Saint Sister have announced a Dublin show in Christchurch Cathedral on November 5th and tickets go on sale today!

14202592_1772220436385436_1393204423399143506_nThis haunting yet melodic duo are really creating a whirlwind through the music scene, with their debut EP Madrid released late last year along with numerous sold-out performances both at home and abroad. If you weren’t lucky to catch either of their sets at Electric Picnic last weekend, then make sure to nab your tickets today – before they’re all sold out!

Tickets available from €19 at Ticketmaster

New Music

Check out our favourite new music stuff from the past week (or so)

Winter Heart- Daydreamer

Daydreamer is the debut single from Irish band, Winter Heart. Get hyped for these guys!


K. Flay- Blood In The Cut

‘Blood In The Cut’ is from K. Flay’s new EP Crush Me which is out now via Night Street / Interscope Records (the new label from Imagine Dragon’s Dan Reynolds).


Cortes- Towers

Cortes have released a video for their new track ‘Towers’ out via Ignition Records.


Sum 41- War

‘War’ is the second single from Sum 41’s long awaited new album 13 Voices which is their first studio album in 5 years, and is due out on October 7th. The video was directed by Djay Brawner.


Save Face- Backseat

Save Face have released a lyric video for ‘Backseat’ which is taken from their album Folly which was released back in July via Take This To Heart Records.


Trophy Eyes- Heaven Sent

‘Heaven Sent’ is from Trophy Eyes upcoming album Chemical Miracle which is out on October 14th and available for pre-order now.


New Language- Wake Up

LA rock act New Language have released a new music video for ‘Wake Up’, directed by Josh Beck with animation from James Esposito.


Waterparks- Stupid For You

Waterparks announced their new album this week, it’s called Double Dare and will be released on November 4th. It’s available for pre-order now, and they’ve released the first single from it ‘Stupid For You’.


Against The Current ft. Tyler Carter- Cold Water (Major Lazer cover)

Against The Current and Tyler Carter from Issues recorded a cover of Major Lazer’s ‘Cold Water’, alongside an adorable video shot by Elliot Ingham and Joe Brady. Against The Current are hitting up The Academy on the 27th of September.