Get In The Van – Van Panther review

There’s something big bubbling in Limerick lads, and it doesn’t revolve around rugby or two boys with plastic bags over their heads. In early June, Van Panther crept out from the primordial soup of the Shannon and subtly released their latest EP, ‘Hark!’ Formed and fronted by singer-songwriter/multi-instrumentalist, Kieran Ralph, Van Panther came to be…

More than OK – Otherkin album review

I don’t know why, but I really struggled to write an intro for this review, so I’ll keep it short. Otherkin’s debut LP is a breath of fresh air. The Dublin based Garage-rockers have had a phenomenally good year, having completed a headline UK Tour, embarked on another overseas adventure with The Amazons AND a…

Review: Fangclub Debut Album

I’ve never been punched in the face, but I imagine the feeling is somewhat similar to the sensation that overwhelmed me when I listened to Dublin-based trio Fangclub’s full length debut. Following the release of two critically acclaimed EP’s in 2016, the alt-rock, grunge group are leading a renaissance of sorts in the Irish music…

Review: Spitting Image (The Strypes)

The Strypes return with maturity beyond their years on ‘Spitting Image’ 2015’s Little Victories was a strange effort,  and when it was good, it was very good. However at times there was an inescapable feeling that the band were attempting to force a sense of musical maturity. Thankfully that issue has been comprehensively addressed within…

UCC Battle of The Bands Review

The 2017 UCC Battle of The Bands was chocked full of variety, insatiable talent and even the odd splash of rock star theatrics. From instrumental metal-core, to ambient indie, to men in their late 20’s dressed in drag, this year’s tournament was astonishingly diverse. The students of UCC graced the stage at Cyprus Avenue to…