Category: New Irish Music

Album Review: The Bonnevilles – “Arrow Pierce My Heart”

This piece originally appeared in The Thin Air & Issue 10 of the magazine One word that is regularly attributed to bands that fall under the rock ’n’ roll, blues or garage-punk monikers is ‘raw’. By that I mean there is more often than not a pure and unadulterated rawness or dirtiness, as it were, related to…

EP Review: Wounded Healer – ”Panic About Love”

This piece originally appeared in Issue 10 of The Thin Air Wounded Healer is the new solo venture by Ships’ member Sorca McGrath and based on the strength of this debut effort, one can imagine that McGrath will be juggling both acts for the foreseeable future. Having written, performed, recorded and produced this three track EP, McGrath…

Introducing: Rosseau

This piece originally appeared in Issue 9 of The Thin Air Hailing from the Oak Leaf County, Rosseau are a two piece indie rock combo made up of Colm Hinds on vocals and guitar, with Daniel Kerr partnering up on drums. The duo formed just 12 months ago following some admittedly “shitty circumstances”, and have…

Album Review: Little xs For Eyes – “Everywhere Else”

This piece originally appeared in Issue 7 of The Thin Air Nearly four years have passed since Dublin six piece little xs for eyes, dropped their sun drenched debut S.A.D. upon unsuspecting listeners, so the question now is: whether the delay with this sophomore effort has been worth the wait? It’s with a sigh of relief that…

Single Review: Slow Motion Heroes – “Resolution”

Cork based five piece Slow Motion Heroes’ most recent single ‘Resolution’ is the first track to be lifted from the groups’ forthcoming debut album, which will be out later this year courtesy of Ireland’s Fifa Records. Slow Motion Heroes is made up of – Barry McAuliffe: vox, Dan Breen: guitar/vox, Joe Jolley: piano/vox, Antoine Madiot:…

Exclusive Premiere: The Star Department – “This Ship Won’t Sail”

I am privileged to have been asked to premiere the next release by independant Australian label Hidden Shoal, here on Crackling Vinyl. ‘This Ship Won’t Sail’ is the latest single from Hidden Shoal’s most recent signings, Irish outfit The Star Department. The group, compromised of multi-instrumentalists Justin Commins (Kill Krinkle Club) and Michael Orange (Feather Beds/Soft Bones),…

EP Review: The Whereabouts – “I Don’t Care”

In all fairness Ireland’s County Cavan wouldn’t be the first place that springs to mind when determining where some of our country’s most talented young musicians hail from. So the fact that currently both The Whereabouts and The Strypes are making waves at home, over the Irish Sea and even further afield, is more than just a minor miracle. The comparisons between both…