With a flurry of singles over the last few years, which have gone onto amass more than 11.5 million streams online, received national radio play, and found support from a plethora of online tastemakers, emerging Irish singer and songwriter Lucy McWilliams will follow up her recent release ‘The Woman In Me’ (demo) with a brand new offering – ‘Medication’ (demo) on June 10th.  https://bfan.link/medication-demo Following her ground-breaking performances …

Japanese/London based noise rock outfit came to Dublin to play The Sound House with support from London guys Lunch Money Life. Heading tonight I have to admit being a little apprehensive of the support with the mention of Jazz, but man there was nothing to worry about, ok there might be a tinge of jazz …

Washington’s post-hardcore band Jawbox made it to Dublin for their debut gig, hasn’t taken that long for them to get here only a few decades.Support on the night came from Noise Rock outfit from Belfast, Enola Gay. The lights were low as I expected for the openers, as their bass player took position in front …

Only a short review as its lashed rain for most of the day, from before getting there till just after Noel came on stage.So for the two opening acts it was more trying to keep dry and my gear dry which was near impossible as there was no shelter and all photographers had to wait …

Words: Max Falvey // Pictures: Ian Mc Donnell A week on from the release of their second album ‘Heart Under’, mind-blowing Irish visionaries Just Mustard took to Dublin’s Academy last Friday on the first night of their European tour, playing 12 songs on what was an at times brooding, but mostly dream-like performance. ‘Heart Under’ …

The fantastic punk as F***! Bridge City Sinners are soon to embark on a large European tour and stopping off in the UK for a number of date and also jumping the channel for some Irish dates.Hailing from  Pacific Northwest their sound has been described as prohibition era jazz to Appalachian death folk. The band …

Opening the night was Dublin native going by the name of Arrivalists, his latest project as Patrick is a veteran of the Dublin music scene and has had a number of projects down through the years.Tonight armed only with an acoustic guitar he played a half hour set and telling stories of looking after his …

Hit The Button Factory Dublin last night for what I knew was going to be a wall of loud experimental rock coming from Australian headliners Tropical Fuck Storm. Support came from South London based Deadletter. Eight o clock bang on the button (pun intended) Deadletter arrive on stage and start into what is was a …

Festival season is back with a bang and one of Irelands most prestigious festivals is only a few weeks awaynot only a festival but also Irelands biggest beach party. The highly anticipated return of Sea Sessions Surf & Music Festival, the organisers have just added a host more acts to their already jam packed weekend line-up that includes Kodaline, …

Yonaka played The Academy’s greenroom with support coming from British-Slovene singer July Jones. Opening act July Jones has been known to say she is heading for 20 Grammys, that’s how confident she/her/they/them are and even during the performance she is heard saying that they are set for world fame. Trying to photographer her was fun …