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Nonesuch Records has just released Dark Matter, Randy Newman’s first album of new material in nine years. The record is the follow-up to 2008’s acclaimed Harps and Angels, which the Guardian praised for its “sumptuous melodies, devastating pathos and thorny, irony-laden character songs,” calling it, “the work of a true master of popular song.” Dark Matter was recorded in Los Angeles and produced by long-time Newman collaborators Mitchell Froom, Lenny Waronker, and David Boucher. The album’s nine songs include the 2016 digitally released “Putin,” plus songs about the Kennedy brothers, Sonny Boy Williamson, science vs. religion, love and loss, and more. Newman, who is known for writing from the perspective of various narrators, many of whom are unreliable, tried something new on Dark Matter: “If there is anything consistent about the songs, there is often more than one voice, in the big ones, and it’s different for me, a difficult thing to bring off, to make it comprehensible,” he says. “I think it works. They cover more ground than most songs do and portray a number of different characters. Audiences are smart. They’ll understand the songs. I hope they like them as well. “I’m proud of the record,” Newman continues. “I think it’s entertaining—I hope it’s entertaining—and that’s eighty percent of […]

Alabama 3 is a pop band, a punk rock, blues and country techno situationist crypto-Marxist-Leninist electro band. We never went on X Factor or Pop Idol or Stooge Quest. We did it the old fashioned way; Back in 1996, we threw a big old party, invited all our friends. We took a fistfull of blotters and half a dozen disco biscuits and then made it up as we went along. Geffen records bought it..! for a million dollars! We never needed a self-appointed quango of jaded vampires to tell us how to sing the blues, we got MOJO. We have the power to raise the dead. We spent half of our advance from Geffen on various contraband items and with the rest we made an over-produced, brilliant situationist masterpiece called Exile on Coldharbour Lane. Ever since then we’ve been preaching our Gospel all over the world. We’ve got into a whole bunch of trouble and met a whole bunch of nice people. We make friends where ever we go. They’ve tried to stop us. Many, many times. They say we were degenerates, corrupters of morals, they say we we were too political, too contrived, too ugly. We’ve been in and […]

Fallon released his first solo record, Painkillers, in 2016. The album received widespread critical applause, with Entertainment Weekly acclaiming Fallon as “a first-rate songwriter with a dozen tunes that wax philosophical about love and the human condition – the dude’s like a modern-day Nietzsche with a sleeve tattoo.” (Fallon’s) version of the American Dream is tied not to anything abstract or political, but to songwriters like Bruce Springsteen, Tom Petty, and Roy Orbison,” wrote Consequence of Sound, “and in some ways Fallon’s version is even more effective than those of his forebears.” “It feels a little like a new morning,” raved Rolling Stone. “For a guy whose songs have always traded in the pains and pleasures of nostalgia, the Fallon of Painkillers seems to have arrived at a newfound, forward-looking clarity.” Brian Fallon will release a new solo album in 2018 on Island Records.

Alabama 3 is a pop band, a punk rock, blues and country techno situationist crypto-Marxist-Leninist electro band. We never went on X Factor or Pop Idol or Stooge Quest. We did it the old fashioned way; Back in 1996, we threw a big old party, invited all our friends. We took a fistfull of blotters and half a dozen disco biscuits and then made it up as we went along. Geffen records bought it..! for a million dollars! We never needed a self-appointed quango of jaded vampires to tell us how to sing the blues, we got MOJO. We have the power to raise the dead. We spent half of our advance from Geffen on various contraband items and with the rest we made an over-produced, brilliant situationist masterpiece called Exile on Coldharbour Lane. Ever since then we’ve been preaching our Gospel all over the world. We’ve got into a whole bunch of trouble and met a whole bunch of nice people. We make friends where ever we go. They’ve tried to stop us. Many, many times. They say we were degenerates, corrupters of morals, they say we we were too political, too contrived, too ugly. We’ve been in and […]

Wales’ Nigel Owens will referee Ireland’s 6 Nations opener against France in Paris on Saturday, February 3, following confirmation today of the match official appointments for the 2018 Championship.

Tommy Fleming has many times been described as the “Voice of Ireland” and is one of Ireland’s top entertainers with over 5 million Youtube hits and over 3 million album sales worldwide. Tommy is regarded as one of the finest singers worldwide and is currently enjoying a hugely successful career. After 25 years honing his craft, Tommy is now taking his place at the forefront of popular music across the globe. The mere mention of a Tommy Fleming concert has ‘sold out’ signs being displayed at venues from Dublin to Darwin within the space of minutes. Tommy turns each song into his own with his own unique and powerful style touching emotions in you that only music can reach. Tommy is famous for his own arrangement of “Danny Boy”, “Isle of Inisfree” and “Hard Times” all songs that you know and love but you have never heard them until you hear Tommy Fleming’s versions. He also covers songs from “You Raise Me Up” to “Bridge over Troubled Waters”, “From a Distance” and “Something Inside So Strong” along with many more contemporary numbers. While Tommy’s music may be difficult to classify, fans use such words as “deeply emotional, romantic and sincere” […]

Dvsn (stylized as dvsn and pronounced division) is a Canadian R&B duo, composed of Daniel Daley and Nineteen85. They are signed to OVO Sound

Sunday 11th March 2018, KO 13:00 Donnybrook, Dublin

After selling out his 3Arena show in just 5 minutes, Niall Horan has announced an extra date due to an overwhelming demand for 29th March. Tickets on sale now. Rising star Julia Michaels will join as special guest on the night. Niall’s debut solo album, Flicker, is set for release the day after on 20th October. Horan recently unveiled the album’s cover and latest single, “Too Much To Ask,” Following the huge success of Niall Horan’s platinum certified 2nd single “Slow Hands” that went to No. 1 at US Top 40 Radio, “Too Much To Ask” is one of the first songs Horan penned for the album, which he began working on last year. He co-wrote the track with long-time collaborator Jamie Scott. Produced by Greg Kurstin, who also produced “This Town,” “Too Much To Ask” is available for download and streaming HERE. The official video is now available to stream on Vevo here. It was directed by Malia James (Troye Sivan, Halsey) and produced by Tom Birmingham and Targa Sahyoun. He is currently in the middle of his “Flicker Sessions 2017 Tour,” which sold out in minutes. After already visiting Dublin, London, Stockholm, Sydney, Toyko, Los Angeles, Las Vegas […]

Rejjie Snow has been rhyming since he was a kid in north Dublin – moving to Georgia at age 17 on a soccer scholarship, before switching from sports to the mic full time to drop his first mixtape, Rejovich in 2013. The five track set introduced the world to his surreal style and villainous eloquence. Now Rejjie’s debut album, Dear Annie, is on the way. It’s executive produced by Rahki, who won a Grammy with Kendrick Lamar, and it’s already given us a handful of impressively (though not unexpectedly) diverse gifts. There’s the moody G-funk of Crooked Cops, which Rejjie wrote after watching police violence explode in the U.S., and the thrilling Flexin’, a hypermodern trap-addled bleak-banger full of unapologetic braggadocio. The chiming D.R.U.G.S. already surpassed 4.8 million YouTube streams and its followup, Pink Beetle, was named Hottest Record in the World by BBC Radio 1’s Annie Mac. And, rather than retreat amidst growing anticipation, Rejjie went ahead and dropped a full-length mixtape on the way to releasing his LP: 2017’s The Moon & You, an experimental beast of a different stripe that, despite a Joey Bada$$ cameo, puts him more squarely in the camp of genre-less auteurs like Shabazz Palaces, Anderson Paak, and […]

Thriller Live is back! Following a hugely successful run at the Gaiety Theatre earlier this year and direct from London’s West End where it is now in its record breaking 9th year, THRILLER LIVE is a spectacular concert created to celebrate the career of the world’s greatest entertainer. Seen by over 4 million people in over 30 countries, THRILLER LIVE continues to moonwalk around the world, taking you on a visual, audio and electrifying journey through the magic of Michael’s 45-year musical history. You will experience over two hours of non-stop hits from pop to rock, soul to disco as the cast pay homage to Jackson’s legendary live performances and innovative dance moves executed with flair, precision and passion, this is a show that you will never forget. Expect your favourite songs delivered by an exceptionally talented cast and band, including: I Want You Back, ABC, Can You Feel It, Off The Wall, The Way You Make Me Feel, Smooth Criminal, Beat It, Billie Jean, Dirty Diana, Bad, Rock With You, They Don’t Care About Us, Dangerous and Thriller plus many more!