Words on top Interview

Shameless plug alert!!!

Our new music project Saipan get a bit of press on 98.3fm.


You can listen to the first couple of tunes here


Toy Soldier::: 26/3/13 The Crane Lane


Toy Soldier are making waves. Big sonic waves that reverberate against their audience increasing rushes of euphoria and basically having the craic. Their set in the Crane was no different. These guys have an energy and charisma that connects with the crowd and makes for one dang tooting enjoyable night. Loving it.





The Art Crimes Band & Suadela Bellydance ::: The Crane Lane Theatre

The Art Crimes Band & Suadela Bellydance Live at The Crane Lane Theatre
25th April
ADM €8 at door. (Free download cards for everyone)
4FOR3 Special Group Offer: 4 tickets for the price of 3. 
Groups of 4 people get in for the price of 3! 


About The Show:
After sold out shows last year to packed audiences, The Art Crimes Band & Suadela Bellydance return to the stage again for the THE FULL MOON & LUNAR ECLIPSE in April, now for a TWO HOUR SHOW where LIVE World Fusion Music meets Tribal Fusion Bellydance by Suadela. Featuring loads of new music and new choreography!!!

Stink::: The Pav 24/3/13

STINK - funk collective


The lads got their unique funk/jazz groove on last night and tbph twas fecking amazing. Lots of saxamaphone on offer and plenty of slinky synth action. I lapped it up. All this for the bargain price of absolutely nowt. A top, top night. Congrats to all involved.

Line up:
Eoin Walsh – bass
Phil Christie – keys/synth
Diarmair McCarthaigh – keys/synth
Dan Walsh – drums



Gavin James::: Cyprus Avenue 23/3/13

Ed Shearan, Damien Rice, Glen Hansard, you boys have taken one hell of a beating…at least ye should have. Add to this ignomious roster the questionable ‘talents’ of one mr Gavin James.

I’m loathe to write bad reviews as I don’t like slating struggling artists but this was simply dreadful. The earnest finger plucking, the banter free ‘banter’ , the eyes closed emoting. This type of dirgeful crooning needs to be put in a burlap sack and thrown in a river.

It’s simply not for me and at 21 James is sure to improve but on the evidence of last night he needs to go back to the songwriting handbook before being let on the road again.



A rather dismal night on Leeside did nothing to quench people’s appetite for real rock out with your balls out rock as provided by Dublin post punk rockers BATS.

Support on the night came from the always excellent The Vincents, Cork’s hardest working young act who seem inevitably destined for great things. The boys stormed through their set with typical gusto.

Bats took the stage and delivered a blistering high tempo set. Noel their percussionist was beating the skins with wild abandon and the five piece showed why they’ve been creating such a stir on the Irish rock scene. All in all a very entertaining night in Cyprus Avenue….


Bats::: Cyprus Avenue 21/03/12:: Preview


BATS are a group of mammals comprised of various molecules based mainly on carbon. They began their musical quest in 2006, releasing an EP ‘Cruel Sea Scientist’ in 2007 and their debut LP ‘Red In Tooth & Claw’, produced by Converge’s Kurt Ballou, in 2009. Sporting their own brand of science inspired post-hardcore and danceable post-punk, they’ve played support to such big-name acts as The Locust, These Arms Are Snakes, Gang Gang Dance, Sebadoh and Chrome Hoof. With the forthcoming release of their sophmore album ‘The Sleep of Reason’ , produced by These Arms Are Snakes’ Chris Common, BATS seek to continue their ongoing quest of promoting science and reason while combating superstition and pseudoscience with blastable riffage and erudite hookage. Watch this space-time.

Tickets from the Old Oak, Doors at 9pm


Protobaby::: Preview 20/3/13 Crane Lane


2013 is shaping up to be a very exciting year for Irish band Protobaby.
Having signed to independent label FIFA records in Jan, the first FIFA single/video double A side ‘Microchip & Nobody Knows will be released March 2nd.
March 2012 saw the release of their debut album ‘The Spark’. Protobaby teamed up with Owen Lewis who has previously worked with REM, Hole and Snow Patrol just to mention a few to record their full length debut, with the end result receiving a massive thumbs up from critics and fans alike. 
2012 was spent touring both nationally and internationally including dates in Ireland, UK and Poland.
full of incendiary indie anthems and stadium-straddling rock numbers that sound absolutely massive’ – Hot Press album review


Nouveau Vélo /// Daze

Originally hailing from the fertile periphery around Helmond, this trio swiftly made a name for themselves in the Dutch underground with their Moestuin EP (2011). Combining the classic tunes of bands like The Feelies and Galaxy 500 with the contemporary sounds of Real Estate or DIIV, new material was highly anticipated. Now it has arrived. The ‘Daze’ EP is released on 10” vinyl by Subroutine Records and it features six sparkling new songs, replete with the usual ingredients: fuzzy, catchy guitar textures mixed with riveting, dreamy vocals held together by sensual bass lines. Nouveau Vélo provide us with a definitive Spring soundtrack. This soundtrack is now temporarily streaming at 3voor12.