Tag Archives: Ep

Floor Staff. New Video. The Guest.

6 Aug

Check out the wonderfully strange new video for Floor Staff’s fantastic track ‘The Guest’.


The video fits perfectly with the unique styles and sound of Floor Staff.
Get yourself over to The Button Factory this Saturday night to catch them live along with the fantastic Elaine Mai.

Here is my full review of the EP.


Ciaran Lavery. New Video. Left For America

16 May

Check out the new video for Ciaran Lavery’s single ‘Left For America’.

More on Ciaran Lavery.

Ciaran Lavery. New Record. Kosher.

4 May

Motivation for creating content on a blog comes in waves, sometimes little ones sometimes big and sometimes none for weeks. The none for weeks happens when real life outside computers is far more important I recently got engaged so that added to spending all day working on a computer leads to not wanting to sit at a computer in my spare time. That said when you get emailed lots of music constantly it takes something special to get your attention and give you motivation to write something.

Ciaran Lavery did just that, the Belfast based solo singer is set to release a new record “kosher” on 19th June and from what I’ve heard it sounds excellent.
I often say no one writes heartbreak or loneliness like Ryan Adams, Ciaran Lavery does a damn good job and being mentioned beside Ryan Adams in any sentence I consider to be extremely high praise so check him out here ciaranlaverymusic.com but if you need more convincing read on.
Lavery delivers a perfect balance of real heartfelt lyrics and imagery through his vocals coupled with interesting and complicated melodies and structures. Drawing comparisons with Ben Howard for his style evoking such strong images of his songs through his lyrics without sacrificing the need for a strong hook or big chorus.


His debut album ‘not nearly dark’ was extremely well received critically. With the stand out track ‘little more time’ showcasing his effortless style. A slightly smokey voice just captures his feelings perfectly. tracks like ‘American’ drawing the Ryan Adams comparison most readily Ciaran Lavery wears the lofty comparisons extremely well and still delivers something unique.

He also released a brilliant little ep of covers including Talking Heads and Roy Orbison.

Anybody who covers Roy Orbison is instantly in my good books and the ability to make one of the creepiest love songs ever ‘I drove all night’ even more creepy is a wonderful accomplishment.

Catch him live in Flowerfield Arts Centre,Portstewart on the 22nd of May at 8pm.

Acrobat. New Single & Video. Follow You Down.

11 Mar

Acrobat have released a new single and video to go with it. The song is entitled ‘Follow You Down’ its an upbeat alternative rock offering with hints of early U2 in the song writing and guitar mixed with some more American alt rock influences.
The video is a beautifully shot short film featuring the band and some pretty nasty character’s who they get into trouble with. Set in Dublin City it echoes the recent interest in crime drama’s like Love/Hate.
Acrobat have been on the up and up recently with support slots with the likes of Bastille and Mark Owen as well as getting to open for Mumford And Sons at Arthur’s Day. This April see’s the release of their debut EP ‘Follow You Down’ on April 4th through Stoneship Records. The EP will be available from iTunes, Spotify and Deezer.

Hit & Miss.The Statics. New Single

26 Jan

The Statics Live

The Statics one of my favourite Irish bands of recent times are set to release new single ‘Hit & Miss’ on the 31st of January. The Statics released their debut ep ‘Hidden Pigeon’ in April of 2013. Purveyors of stomping 60’s influenced, garage-indie guaranteed to make you dance up a storm. Their new single could be called a ballad by The Statics standard as it’s a slower more emotive song than previous release’s, that said you could still bob along to the effortless rhythm, and vocal harmonies that The Statics have made their own as they stamped their mark on the Irish music scene in the past year.

Their last single Alone received great praise and earned a spot on the Phantom FM playlists. Catch them live supporting The Mighty Stef in Whelans on January 31st and at Phantom Presents in Sweeneys Feb 5th.

Click here for more on The Statics.

Here is ‘Hit and Miss’ on soundcloud.

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