SLITS FAN? Paloma’s in town!

THE SLITS and The Raincoats drummer PALOMA McLARDY – aka Palmolive – will be appearing at the Dublin Castle Rock & Roll Book Club on Sunday 28th July in an event organised by Kick Down The Doors Promotion and PR, and Bugbear Presents. Now living in Cape Cop, Massachusetts, Paloma will be discussing her forthcoming…

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The wait is over for Derry’s PORTS

OUT of Derry, Northern Ireland, four-piece folk, alt rock outfit PORTS have finally released latest single, ‘Wait Forever,’ the first glimpse into their upcoming second album, complete with hints of Doves, Snow Patrol, and XTC.   “The single captures perfectly the feeling of being stuck and lost in fear while striving to edge forward amid the chaos…

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LARUSTA: ‘The Life You Save May Be Your Own’

BLENDING post-punk, folk, and rock, alternative-quintet LARUSTA & THE DEAD DOGS have just released ‘The Life You Save May Be Your Own,’ the title track of their upcoming debut album. Characterised by its use of piano, cello, electric guitar, bass, and drums, Larusta’s music has drawn parallels with PJ Harvey, Nick Cave, Tom Waits, Leonard…

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TORPEDOES: ‘Tomorrow’s Mine.’ And it’s a real “fuck you moment.”

PORTSMOUTH-based post-punk, goth rockers TORPEDOES provide a glimpse into their new album ‘Heaven Light Our Guide,’ with the release of lead single, ‘Tomorrow’s Mine.’ “So, in time honoured tradition it’s a break-up song,” explained songwriter Ray ‘Razor’ Fagan (ex ‘Red Letter Day’). “The end of a relationship. It’s that moment, which could happen in a second…

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DOLORES FOREVER: Female rage, and a lifetime of frustration

AHEAD of September’s debut ‘It’s Nothing’ album, indie-pop duo DOLORES FOREVER follow up previous singles ‘Someday Best’ and ‘Why Are You Not Scared Yet?’ with the thought-provoking, ‘Go Fast Go Slow.’ “This song is somewhere to place our female rage,” explained Hannah Wilson, and Julia Fabrin. “It explodes with a lifetime of frustration about being objectified,…

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PEYROUX returns with introspective, ‘How I Wish’

INSPIRED by Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, Marian Anderson and many others, America’s MADELEINE PEYROUX has released the contemplative ‘How I Wish,’ a track from her upcoming, ‘Let’s Walk’ album, out June 28 via Thirty Tigers. The song’s aim is to serve as a reflection on America’s racial legacy, inspired by events in recent history…

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THE ROLLING PEOPLE: Hail to the thieves

YOUNG anger sways, rocks, and rolls through ‘The Thief,’ the latest single from Stockport four-piece, THE ROLLING PEOPLE, and the band’s latest step towards the release of debut LAB Records EP, ‘Before It’s Gone.’ “’The Thief’ is a song that we’ve had for a long time in our live set, but we haven’t got around to recording it…

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NIAMH REGAN: Just making peace with where she’s at.

NIAMH REGAN follows up her debut 2020 long player ‘Hemet’ with new album, ‘Come As You Are,’ via Faction Records.  ‘Hemet’ introduced Regan as an artist with a gift for creating folk-tinged songs with a reflective intensity and led to a nomination for the RTÉ Folk Awards ‘Album of the Year,’ while ‘Come As You…

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splint ‘continue endless’ with Nice Swan Records

Manchester-by-Calderdale influential expansivists splint, have just released their fourth Nice Swan Records single, ‘Continuing Endless.’ The disruptive, intense and hypnotic new single emits a Jesus and Mary Chain/My Bloody Valentine aura, holding a direct line to their previous single, ‘Awaiting Hills,’ while advancing away from the off-map, angular sounds of 2022’s, ‘Military Procedures,’ and ‘145.’  Recorded at Nave Studios in Leeds with…

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VENDETTA LOVE’s ode to Seattle’s finest

COMBINING elements of Seattle grunge, with the danger of LA’s Sunset Strip, Dublin/Portlaoise four-piece, VENDETTA LOVE have just released ‘GLUE,’ the follow up single to ‘Soothe,’ and the debut single featuring bassist Neil McEvoy on vocals. “This song came from a little chord progression and riff I had written a few years ago that I…

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