Play of the day – The Radiators TV Tube Heart

This record, when it was initially released 44 years ago, was a sharp snotty and brash calling to like minded people. "I've got to make contact with you out there" they sag. They did and the contact evolved into the colour that eventually spread into the city. Punk rock and The radiators helped give young people a sense of freedom of expression and belonging and I for one am proud of its existence.

Play of the Day: Paranoid Visions, Adverse Reality

Paranoid visionsAdverse reality Foad / Louderthanwar records For a band steeped in history and the history of punk it’s no surprise that this record captures 4 decades of Dublin. From the greyness of Dublin town through asking people are they happy to revenge killing, Deko's lyrics have lost none of their anger over the years. … Continue reading Play of the Day: Paranoid Visions, Adverse Reality

Nowhere Else Festival This weekend

Nowhere Else Fest 2018, a DIY punk festival will take place in High Nellies Bar, Garryhill, County Carlow Friday 10th and Saturday 11th August. We have Punk, Oi, Crust and Metal influenced bands from all over Ireland playing. Bands kick off at 2000 on Friday night and from 1530 on Saturday. Campsite / parking included … Continue reading Nowhere Else Festival This weekend

The Winter Passing – interview

I've been listening to The Winter Passing for a couple of years now, ever since they played We Shall Overcome night in 2015. Their hardcore pop tunes have hooks, tunes and resilience. Imagine if your friends were in a band and when you went to see them it was a gathering of your tribe. That's … Continue reading The Winter Passing – interview

Lee Harvey’s Interview

Dublin band the Lee Harvey's have been on the go 8 years and in that time have released 3 albums on foad. I've seen them only a handful occasions but have always been impressed. Their sound has a feel not unlike those northern Irish bands on good vibrations but where good vibes had a lot … Continue reading Lee Harvey’s Interview

Gareth Murphy on early punk, entrepreneurs and women

  One of the best books about the music industry is Gareth Murphy’s Cowboys and Indies: The Epic History of the Music Industry. More than just a standard history, the book focuses on the individuals who made huge changes to the industry. People who founded record labels, often as D.I.Y. enterprises on a shoe-string budget. … Continue reading Gareth Murphy on early punk, entrepreneurs and women

Rebellion 2017 Protex

https://youtu.be/Vj2I-Z0B-oQ The pioneering punk/new wave bands of Northern Ireland including the Undertones, Stiff Little Fingers and Rudi didn't just write great songs, they wrote great pop songs. Of course we didn't appreciate it at the time but they didn't just write pop songs for the moment, they wrote songs that stood the test of time. … Continue reading Rebellion 2017 Protex

The Winter Passing + Life Goals + Me and My Dog + Niburu. The hangar, Dublin

The winter passing + Life Goals + Me and My Dog + Nibiru + The Winter Passing The Hangar September 30 Back to that feeling of solitude once more. I had a backpack full of fliers and posters but couldn't muster the enthusiasm or courage to pass them round. I'm in that rut and many … Continue reading The Winter Passing + Life Goals + Me and My Dog + Niburu. The hangar, Dublin