Today, October 13th, Noel Gallagher announced the completion and release date of the brand new Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds album, ‘Chasing Yesterday’ on Sour Mash Records.   The announcement was made during a live Q and A streamed on Facebook and hosted by BBC 6 Music’s Matt Everitt. ‘Chasing Yesterday’ is released on February 27th via Sour Mash Records, available on CD, Deluxe CD, vinyl and digitally.  The album can be pre-ordered from today. The first single from the album, ‘In The Heat Of The Moment’ is released on November 174h digitally and on limited edition 7 inch vinyl with B side entitled ‘Do The Damage’. Noel also announced his band Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds will embark on a run of arena dates in March to coincide with the album release.  Opening in Belfast at the Odyssey Arena on March 3rd and then playing Nottingham, Glasgow, and Manchester, culminating with a performance at London’s O2 Arena.  Tickets will go on sale on October 17th  at 9am.  Ticket link here: www.noelgallagher.com

    2015 tour dates as follows: 03/03 : Belfast Odyssey Arena 04/03: 3Arena, Dublin 06/03 : Nottingham Capital FM Arena 07/03 : Glasgow The SSE Hydro, 09/03 : Manchester Arena 10/03 : London The O2 Arena

    www.noelgallagher.com  / http://bit.ly/NoelGallagherIreland






    The Carnival Brothers are travelling pilgrims – four distinct characters that inhabit the space between light and dark, night and day, that other world where our brightest dreams and darkest fantasies meet.

    Blessed with the face of the devil and the voice of an angel, legend has it lead singer Ger “Wolfman” Eaton perfected his extraordinary vocal technique as a young boy, taming wolves with the travelling Carnival.

    Johnny “Vegas” – The Joker in the pack, plays guitar, mandolin, keys and every card trick known to man, as well as a few unknown. Johnny was discovered in a downtown casino when the carnival first hit Vegas.

    The Fox provides the steady backbone that keeps the brothers live and dangerous with a sleuth and wit befitting of his name. The “face” of the band and a bona fide ladykiller, The Fox also plays bass.

    Binzer, the brother with rhythm pulsing through his fingertips keeps the beat on drums when it’s showtime. Off stage, he likes to stay on the edge with a spot of fire eating and sword swallowing.

    Bella a Go Go adds the burlesque glamour and sex appeal that keeps the boys in line, the punters lining up night after night and most importantly, the dealer’s eyes off the table.

    The Carnival Brothers debut single “The Sun is Gonna Shine” due out July 5th evokes all the nostalgia of yesteryear and with its dreamy summer sound and infectious melodies, it will coax you out of the darkness and into a world of pure joy and escapism.


  • Passenger – ‘Let Her Go’ is No. 1 in the Irish singles charts, No. 1 in the Irish Independent charts & No. 5 in the Album Charts!


    ‘Let Her Go’ is no. 1 in the singles charts & it now has with 10.7 million YouTube views!

    Watch this sensational video



    Taken from the album All The Little Lights

    No. 1 in the Irish Independent Chart & No. 5 on the Irish albums Charts


    Passenger is just fresh off the back of Ed Sheeran’s sold out tour that he supported in the O2 on the 11th  12th and 13th of January, and to the enthused crowds’ delight Passenger has now announced his own all ages Irish shows, which will include Belfast on 28th April and Dublin on 29th April.  Due to seriously high demand for tickets both shows have had to change venues to meet the enthralled increasing Irish following’s demand. Passenger was meant to be performing in Empire Music Hall, Belfast and The Workman’s Club in Dublin but both venues sold out so quickly that the shows had to be moved to Mandella Hall, Belfast & Vicar Street, Dublin, tickets for both shows already purchased are still valid.

    Brighton born, adopted Australian son Passenger (aka Mike Rosenberg) isn’t wasting any time in 2013 as he embarks on a solo headline tour of Europe, the UK leg has already entirely sold out along with nearly all of his European dates.  Constantly active on his social media sites, to date Passenger has amassed a large number of avid followers that are growing on a daily basis as he wins the hearts of new fans with each and every show.

    ‘Let Her Go’ is the new single from Passenger which will be released on February 18th. The single is lifted from his already critically lauded full-length album, All The Little Lights, released in the UK last year and named iTunes singer-songwriter album of the year.   The deluxe edition of All The Little Lights, which includes a bonus disc featuring 8 acoustic tracks will also be released in Ireland on Friday 22 February. The video for ‘Let Her Go’ has already received an outstanding 10.7 million views on YouTube.

    “Rosenberg’s voice shimmers” 4 Stars- Rolling Stone Australia
    “Heaps of Style and Intelligence” – NME

    • Sunday 28 April                Mandella Hall, Belfast    Sold Out
    • Monday 29 April              Vicar Street, Dublin         Sold Out




  • Meteor Camden Crawl launches Maiden Rock & Roll Cruise whilst early release tickets sell out

    Shortly after 10 AM on the 10th of February one resourceful individual got their hands on the last pair of ‘golden’ weekend tickets for this year’s Meteor Camden Crawl Dublin for the price of just €10.00. In a Willy Wonka fashioned frenzy, fans of the celebrated music & arts festival have been buying up cheap tickets to the event over the past 10 days. Priced at an astounding €1.00 on the opening day of this month and increasing at an incremental rate of the same, weekend passes for the Crawl were literally ‘gone in sixty seconds’ for the duration of the special offer campaign.

    If you have any friends or family who left you for the UK and all its wonders that you would like home for the bank holiday weekend to feast in the frivolities of the Camden Crawl with you then why not alert them of the HMCC Dublin’s maiden voyage. Kick starting the long 3rd – 5th May 2013 weekend festivities early the Stena sponsored cruise will embark from Holyhead and travel overnight to Dublin on Friday 3rd May. With DJs, live special guests,a 24 hour bar and its very own pirate radio station, the soon to be legendary ‘Boat That Rocked’ will be an unforgettable and, more than likely, one-off experience for your friends traveling over for the festival… Sounds pretty awesome for them right? Makes you nearly want to head over to Holyhead yourself so you can make the trip back with your mates! With packages from £128 per person including return cruise to Dublin, transfers, 2 nights accommodation and weekend ticket for the Meteor Camden Crawl Dublin are one hell of a bargain to boot! Or if you ain’t from Dublin and you’re traveling from our country’s other respective (and great) counties we’ve got discounted accommodation and ticket packages also available.

    Meteor Camden Crawl Dublintickets and inclusive travel packages go on sale from 9.00am Monday 11th February from camdencrawldublin.com/tickets.Tickets are available as single day or weekend passes and are priced at €55.00/Day Tickets €35 (excluding booking fee). Early Bird weekend tickets frozen at last year’s price of €40.00 are also available until end of February. Tickets are to be exchanged for wristbands which allow free entry to each of the participating venues throughout the festival as individual capacities permit. Wristbands and free programme guides announcing the full line ups and timings for the event are obtainable from 5pm – 10pm each day at the ticket exchange points located at Whelan’s, Wexford Street, Dublin 2 and Film Base, Curved Street, Dublin 2.

    Keep your eyes peeled for the unveiling of the full lineup for the Meteor Camden Crawl Dublin, which will be announced next week! News, Line Up and Full information about Meteor Camden Crawl Dublin 2013 may be found at camdencrawldublin.com

    www.thecamdencrawl.com @thedublincrawl / #dublincrawl / facebook.com/camdencrawldublin

    For more information on Camden Crawl Dublin, please contact:
    emma@orchestrate.ie / +353 1 2839809

    Meteor Press Contacts:
    Paul Bradley, Director of Corporate Affairs, Eircom Group: + 353 (0) 85 1744281 / paul_bradley@eircom.ie
    Harriet Mansergh, Slattery Communications: + 353 1 634 2530 / harriet.mansergh@scomms.ie

  • Stereophonics release new single & video for ‘Indian Summer’ & announce Irish tour dates


    ‘Indian Summer’

    New single & Video


    From new LP ‘Graffiti On The Train’, out March 1st

    Stereophonics play The Waterfront, Belfast on Thursday 7 March and The Olympia Theatre, Dublin on Saturday 9 March

    Tickets on sale this Friday 1st February


    Purveyors of classic British songwriting Stereophonics cement their return with first single, ‘Indian Summer’, on their own Stylus Records and available to download with the video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qcguxHc4hiU

    Written by Kelly Jones and produced by Kelly and Jim Lowe, this new track marks the beginning of a new phase for the unshakable four-piece.

    This is the first official outing for the band’s eighth studio album

    ‘Graffiti On The Train’, out March 1st. A record capturing filmic grace and orchestral flourishes, it sees the band collaborate with David Arnold who arranged strings on several tracks.

    After selling out December’s intimate run of shows in the UK the band rolled out a taster for the new album with the acclaimed ‘Violins and Tambourines’ and the magnificently dark and moody download ‘In A Moment’.

    Stereophonics are: Kelly Jones- vocals/guitar, Richard Jones-bass, Adam Zindani –guitar and Jamie Morrison – drums.


  • Julie Feeney nominated for 3rd Choice Music Prize with her new album Clocks



    Julie Feeney released her third self-produced album Clocks in November, 2012.  Clocks went straight into the Independent Irish Album Charts at No. 1 and was voted ‘Best Album’ 2012 in The Irish Times ‘Album of the Year’ category for The Ticket Awards as voted by The Irish Times readers.

    Clocks is Julie’s third release which has been nominated for the Choice Music Prize ‘Irish Album of The Year’.  Her 2005 debut album, 13 Songs, won the Choice Music Prize in 2006, which was followed by Pages in 2010 which was also shortlisted for the Irish Album Of The Year prize.

    Hailed by the New York Times as “charming, urbane and dreamy…theatrical on the shell, intricate at the core”, Julie’s sound is unquestionably original, rooted in classical whilst comfortably straddling pop and theatre. Clocks was written in Ballinahinch Castle and Lough Inagh Cottages in Galway and recorded at Kylemore Abbey Gothic Church, a return to home ground for Julie.

    Taking an avant-garde approach to her live performances, Julie toured Ireland around Clock’s release in November by scoring music for ten different choirs to part accompany her at each concert over 10 different consecutive nights in 10 different towns in Ireland.

    For her recent sell-out 10 show run in New York City, the New York Times said of Julie, “…intricate, articulate…draws on sources across centuries…Ms. Feeney’s songs don’t shout. They tease, ponder, reminisce, philosophize and invent parables, and she sings them in a plush, changeable mezzo-soprano that usually holds a kindly twinkle”. The New York Times concluded, “…a brainy adventurous songwriter lives within the flamboyant theatricality…with songs that set character studies and philosophical musings in elaborate musical confections, often with long, internally rhymed lines… Theatrical on the shell, intricate at the core”. Sharp witted, unpretentious and fiercely passionate, Julie Feeney is a genuine artist and a hugely enjoyable performer.

    Julie will return to Ireland to perform at this year’s Choice Music Prize before going back to New York, where she is preparing to preview ‘Clocks’ live in the U.S. this Spring”.

    Julie is also currently composing her first opera, ‘BIRD’ and the first developmental stage was shown in 2012 at Dublin Theatre Festival. It is a co-commission by Dublin Theatre Festival, Galway Arts Festival, Cork Midsummer Festival and Kilkenny Arts Festival. She is a true artist with immense vision.



  • Solar Taxi release ‘Parcels’ on 1st March & announce Irish Tour


     Solar Taxi (logo)


    New single & video releasing March 1st


    “From beginning to end, this is a strong, enchanting album. Solar Taxi has quite a future in front of them”  45 Revolutions
    “…a breathtaking debut…8/10”  Shout 4 Music
    “…infectious, thumping & glorious for starters…” – “a lively and entertaining pop dance debut that lives up to expectations ****”  The Star
    “Solar Taxi’s debut album works as a hook filled introduction to one of the most exciting new bands in Irish music.” The Blend
    “..doesn’t disappoint… a finely executed (pop album) that’s damn sure to put a smile on your face”  Hotpress
    “…upbeat discoera Blondie style tunes with the formidable Browne at the centre with the astounding vocal power of a young Aretha Franklin….”  The Sun

    With a stellar 2012 behind them, Solar Taxi are kicking off 2013 with the single release of ‘Parcels’ on March 1st.  Written in the studio by vocalist Aisling Browne as a last minute addition to their debut album ‘Broken Brother’s Secret Bells’, this orchestral slow burner is regarded by many as the finest track on this diverse album.

    Having previously hit the airwaves and bagging licensing opportunities with upbeat tracks such as ‘Gung Ho’ & ‘The Fool’, Solar Taxi display a different side with ‘Parcels’. The single is a radio edit of the near 7 minute opus on the album, and sees the band in fine form as they raise the track to a cinematic climax. They are joined by the Violin & Cello skills of Michelle Haberlin & Jessica Maderson.

    Solar Taxi and Laundry Shop are performing a double headliner in Whelan’s of Wexford Street, Dublin on 21st March and Roisin Dublin in Galway on 24 March.

    Accompanying the single release is a beautifully shot video by Quincy productions – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QFOispDpw7Y


    Tuesday 26 February                      The Ruby Sessions, Dublin

    Saturday 2 March                             Shortts Bar, Waterford

    Sunday 3 March                                The Pumphouse, Kilkenny

    Thursday 21 March                           Whelans Dublin w/ The Laundry Shop

    Sunday 24 March                              Roisin Dubh w/ The Laundry Shop

    Friday 2 August                                 Indipendence Festival, Cork

     http://www.solartaximusic.com/ www.breakingtunes.com/solartaxi