Gig Review: Fuzz

This peace originally appeared in The Thin Air Who: Fuzz Where: Whelans, Dublin When: September 2nd 2015 With garage and psych rock undergoing a serious resurgence over the last couple of years, most fans would agree that artists such as Thee Oh Sees, The Fresh & Only’s and Ty Segall have spearheaded its modern day…

Gig Review: The Jimmy Cake

This peace originally appeared in The Thin Air All photo’s courtesy of Fergus Kelly Who: The Jimmy Cake Where: Hanger, Dublin When: August 29th 2015 It was a long time in coming, but when it was announced that Dublin’s The Jimmy Cake were returning to the recording studio, the news was met with a huge sigh of…

Gig Review: Reverberation Festival

This peace originally appeared in The Thin Air All photo’s courtesy of Ste Murray What: Reverberation Festival Where: The Grand Social, Dublin When: August 14th & 15th, 2015 With psych music these days now affording its current crop of disciples, a broader platform of sound experimentation to play with, it was in no way surprising…

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),…

Single Review: Kramies – “The Fate That Never Favoured US”

Dutch born but Colorado based musician Kramies, has been concocting his brand of intimate and heartfelt songs for quite some time now, and it’s a trend he has continued with as per his latest Hidden Shoal single; ‘The Fate That Never Favoured Us’. Having opened for such heavyweight indie acts like Spiritualized, Grandaddy, Yo La Tengo, Calexico, Stereolab, the Dirty…

New Video: King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – “The River”

Melbourne’s finest perveyors of psychedelia induced garage rock King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, are set to release their latest full length offering Quarters next month. The record will feature four songs, each lasting an even 10 minutes & 10 seconds in length, and so to tide us over, the seven piece have unleashed a trippy new video for the album’s opening track;…