The reality music of Jinx Lennon shows us that we can engage with everyday life and not go under. Influenced as much by post punk and hip hop the Dundalk man is a different breed of singer songwriter altogether. He released two albums in 2016 after a six year break. We packed Martin Leen off up to Dundalk for a chat with the lad. So there has been a long … Read More
Members of some of Dublin’s most well regarded folk, punk and electronic bands have come together to air their latest musical outings this Saturday in The Hut, Phibsboro.
Two bands, both featuring members of well known Dublin groups, past and present, will be playing an intimate gig this Saturday, upstairs in The Hut at the Phibsboro crossroads.
Dowth, featuring ex-members of Melodica Deathship and Droppin’ Bombs, will be giving their usual healthy dose of fat bassy drones under the interweaving, trance-inducing melodies of fiddle and melodica, while Rue, which features two members of Lynched, will be joining them with their mix of harmonium drones, traditional Irish and American tunes and Appalachian murder ballads.
Check it out.
Billy Treacy is a singer songwriter from Dublin with a touch of the political balladeer about him. He got in touch to say: “I’m not connected to any political party or group im just a genuine citizen Sick &Tired of all the promises and spin that spouts out from all the politicians.” Hence the song then. Give it a listen and a share.
Those of ye who stalled along to the Lynched gig in the Sugar Club before Xmas will recall this one going down a storm towards the end. Dublin’s own trad music trouble makers with a cosmic dream about creating a glam rock anarchy. This is what happens when you listen to the best of David Bowie eight times in a row. Sober. There ya go.
London based Stick In The Wheel are that rarest of things – a modern folk group devoid of flouncy nonsense. Daragh from Dublin’s own trad troublemakers Lynched caught them ahead of their new album being released on the 25th. He couldn’t think of any good questions, so he got his drunk mates to help. You lads have your first full length album coming out this month. Can you give … Read More
Belfast born Harry Bradley’s flute playing has garnered huge praise, not to mention the 2014 Gradam Ceoil musician of the year award. He’s also probably one of the only Irish musicians you’re likely to find sporting a Subhumans t-shirt while teaching kids. Mícheál Platano caught up with the man for a quick chat about tunes, punk rock and how Gaelier-than-thou theocrats fucked up trad. Apparently, Martin Carthy, the English folk … Read More
Folk music at its best is the living, beating heart of human experience and you will find few records that encapsulate this idea so beautifully and devastatingly as Hirta Songs, a collaboration between musician Alasdair Roberts and poet Robin Robertson. “We drowned our dogs with heavy rocks, and gave them up to water’s trust.” The album is a reflection on the exodus of Hirta, the most westerly island of St … Read More
Folk punk warbling from a band that features a miscreant from this very parish. If you’ve been hanging around the shadier parts of Dublin, you’ll have come across Lynched. First gaining attention with a Youtube hit that remembers the fallen anti-capitalist Carlo Giuliani, they’ve gone on to become bawdry reciters of street ballads and lost folk standards. Rumors are, they’ve a new album coming soon. Catch them at a session … Read More