Thanks from We Shall Overcome 2017

We had a good turnout at our PUNK!DIY!40 event last night and managed to raise €300 for Aoibhneas Womens Refuge There is a fine line in any of these events between trying to tell a story and being self indulgent.  Hopefully we struck a balance with it last night Have a listen yourselves We started … Continue reading Thanks from We Shall Overcome 2017

We Shall Overcome Dublin 2017

PUNK D.I.Y 40   40 Years of Punk and D.I.Y. in Ireland.   The Hope Collective proudly presents a series of chats to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the pivotal TV Tube Heart from the Radiators From Space.   Grand Social, Dublin Sunday 1st October 2017 5 pm to 9 pm   Followed by a … Continue reading We Shall Overcome Dublin 2017

Cathal Funge….a great documentary on 1977 Punk in Ireland

Cathal Funge has produced an excellent radio documentary on 1977 the year that punk established a foothold in Ireland. The show includes some great reflections by participants including two of the best bands of the era, the Undertones and the Radiators from Space. You can hear: Elvera Butler (Reekus Records and Cork Kampus venue) Smiley … Continue reading Cathal Funge….a great documentary on 1977 Punk in Ireland

May fest 2017

Hope Collective are delighted to be involved with Mayfest 2017. Mayfest is a celebration of Workers Clulture and is running nightly in Liberty Hall from May 1 to May 12. Our event is on Tuesday May 2 with an event compered by Actor Bryan Murray. Joining Bryan will be Fran QUigle (booker of McGonagles in … Continue reading May fest 2017

Banter – Feb 21

On Tuesday February 21, myself, Michael and a number of those who’ve contributed to the book - plus some surprise guests - will join Jim Carroll at Banter to talk about the book, the notion of favourite gigs and read their selections as well. Audience contributions welcome too. Guests speaking include.... Ellie & Louise McNamara … Continue reading Banter – Feb 21

Riot Tapes – Cardinal Rules out soon

Riot Tapes Cardinal Rules Reekus records I love the name Riot Tapes, if I could judge this band by their name this review would be a completely different collection of words. I had a vision of a band out to upset the music business, maybe low fi but certainly edgy with an attitude as shard … Continue reading Riot Tapes – Cardinal Rules out soon

New video from Gangs

GANGS has released the video for their newest single, the title track from their debut EP, Back To School . The EP is available now from Reekus Records, http://smarturl.it/GANGSbts. The video was directed by Gansee Films and the track was produced by Brian Foley of The Blades. Watch it here: http://smarturl.it/GANGSbtsvid. niallhope

Death In The Sickroom – Brick To The Face ep

Death In The Sickroom Brick To The Face EP Reekus Records irish pop that makes me thijnk of Hey Paulette. Will we ever see a band like them? Maybe not and they hold a rightful place at top of the jangle charts in this country. Not sure if Death In the sickroom are even aware … Continue reading Death In The Sickroom – Brick To The Face ep

Gangs- Back To School

Gangs Back To School Reekus Records The term back to school resonates with me nopt more but equally comparable to most parents of children age between 5 and 17. Of course for us it's a bout financial issues and lunchboxes and schoolbooks. Gangs aren't getting at that but I still have that struggle. "Try and … Continue reading Gangs- Back To School