At the end of May, Snow Patrol released Wildness, their first album in seven years. Wildness taps into something raw and primitive. Lead-singer and songwriter Gary Lightbody says of the album: “There are many types of wildness, but I think it can be distilled into two: the wildness of the modern age, all its confusion, illogic and alienation and a more ancient wildness. Something primal, alive and beautiful that speaks to our true connectivity, our passion, our love, our communion with nature and each other. This is the kind of wildness the album is centered around. The loss of it. Trying to reconnect with it. To remember it.” To celebrate the release of Wildness, Snow Patrol debuted new music videos for A Youth Written in Fire, Life and Death, Wild Horses and A Dark Switch. The band has previously released music videos for Empress, What If This Is All The Love You Ever Get?, Life on Earth and Don’t Give In.
After a 23 year absence, The Cure will return to Dublin to Malahide Castle on Saturday June 8th. They last performed in Dublin in 1996 at the Point – there setlist for that gig can be found here!
Last year, Mumford & Sons announced a ground-breaking UK arena tour in support of their forthcoming new album, Delta. The shows promise to be something truly special, with the band set to perform live each night on a stage from the very centre of the venue. Their new dates for the four postponed UK shows are now confirmed for June 2019. The support acts feature Norway’s enchanting AURORA, and local talent Dermot Kennedy and Wild Youth.
Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds’ have extended his 2018 UK summer tour to include a special night at Manchester’s O2 Ritz on 18 July 2018. The date follows the former Oasis guitarist’s appearance at Scarborough Open Air Theatre, and London’s Old Royal Naval College. The band will also perform several festivals in August and September. Noel and co released their third studio album ‘Who Built The Moon?’ back in November 2017, which included singles Holy Mountain, She Taught Me To Fly It’s a Beautiful World. Noel’s High Flying Birds previously released album Chasing Yesterday in 2015. As a founding member of one of the biggest and best British bands ever, Noel Gallagher has been hugely influential in shaping the course of British rock’n’roll. Oasis had a total of eight No. 1 singles in the UK as well as eight No. 1 albums. Gallagher also had a No. 1 single with Setting Sun in collaboration with The Chemical Brothers in 1996.
George Ezra has announced three dates in Ireland for 2019: June 20 Musgrave Park, Cork, June 21 Malahide Castle, Dublin and June 22 in Ormeau Park Belfast George Ezra first burst onto the scene in 2014 with his hit single Budapest – which reached No.1 in several countries. His debut album, Wanted on Voyage, featuring Budapest and other singles including Cassy O, Blame It on Me and Barcelona, was released in June that same year and went on to become the third best-selling album of the year.
Lana Del Rey is an American singer-songwriter born in 1986 in Lake Placid, New York. Her debut single, Video Games, launched her into the public eye in 2011, becoming a huge viral hit when the video she produced received over 20 million hits online. The album that followed, Born To Die, was one of the best-selling albums of the year worldwide and included top 10 hits such as Blue Jeans and Summertime Sadness. Del Rey’s musical influences range from Frank Sinatra and Elvis to Bob Dylan and Eminem, and her own style is one that is hard to pinpoint. With a jazzy voice and often cinematic, atmospheric music, she is at times reminiscent of Hollywood from the Golden Era, but this classic style is enthused with the modern beats of hip hop, giving Del Rey a unique and instantly recognisable style all of her own.