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American synth-pop act Future Islands graced the stage of the third night of the Wider Than Pictures series at National Museum of Ireland -Decorative Arts & History Collins Barracks Dublin and opening the night were first on stage garage punk act from Dublin Sprints and shortly following them were Dundalk experimental rock outfit Just Mustard. Sprints …

Synth pioneers Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark (OMD) are back, six years after their last critically acclaimed album The Punishment of Luxury, with a new album Bauhaus Staircase – out on October 27th. From it, the band have released their homage to both the Bauhaus era and protest art in general in the albums title …

Second to last instalment from Dublin’s Iveagh Gardens series of shows and this time it was the turn of Paul Noonan and the boys from Irish band Bell X1 that took to the stage. Photos David McEneaney: Set-list: Haint BlueStill SingingSnakes And SnakesVelcroBad Skin DayNext to YouSomething Electric (Snippet of Bagatelle’s Summer in Dublin)Space WalkAlphabet …

You may remember back in February when we premiered New Yorker Tom D’Agustino’s most recent single as Homeschool, ‘Bound to Be’. At the time, all we could say was there was more to come from them this year, with no indication of what form that might take. Well, it turns out there’s a new EP …

Singaporean songwriter and producer Nat Ćmiel musical project Yeule playing Dublin’s The Academy Greenroom. They take the name Yeule from a character in the game Final Fantasy only spelling it differently by also using their own middle name incorporated into it and their sound is a mix of Asian Post-pop / Ambient / Synth Pop / Glitch …

‘LMK’ is the enigmatic single from Perth-based duo Klaude and it is a dark, foreboding track that nonetheless sparkles with an understated pop sensibility. The deep fuzzy synth bass creates the ominous undercurrent that billows like gathering storm clouds while the vocals are distant with an arctic chill, and yet there is a vibrancy and …

A few weeks back those flawless global beat curators at Soundway Records announced the 21st October release of their next ‘must have’ artefact ‘Síntesis Moderna: An Alternative Vision Of Argentinian Music 1980-1990‘. Meticulously put together by Argentinian DJ/ producers Ric Piccolo and Ariel Harari, a pair of tireless crate diggers turning the spotlight on their …