Gigsmart Celebrates 10 Years…

September 30, 2011 Leave a comment

Ten years later, and Gigsmart are in a celebratory/reminiscence mood. Taking place in Sweeneys of Dame St tonight (30th Sept) the fun kicks off at seven until the wee hours, and its free in. Expect to see all the old faces.

Also spinning on the decks will be the first public airing of Mike got Spiked’s latest album, due to drop 22nd Oct.


‎8.00pm Al Pinion

8.30 Ste Devine

9.00 Al Capone Suite


10.00 Astrophile

10.30 Rifle Fire Rifle

11.00 I Phoenix

11.30 El Hombre Jokes

12.00 CRITIC

12.30am Murder of Crows

Mike Got Spiked – No Is Not An Answer (Hysterica Records, 2011)

September 29, 2011 Leave a comment


Earlier this year, Mike got Spiked’s ‘Live and Acoustic’ album dropped into our inbox, giving us a stripped down, chilled out taste of what to expect from the eccentric outfit’s sophomore studio effort; we found the acoustic renditions to be quite tasty.  Doing their job, they left us foaming at the mouth for the fleshed out, plugged in versions Read more…

Everyone’s Been Talking About Enemies

September 26, 2011 Leave a comment

(Article for Connected Music Magazine, July, 2011)

‘We were sitting back stage having a little freak out about what the hell we were doing there and how the hell we were playing such a massive sold out show’. Read more…

Lorraine Maher – Inspire Me EP (Independent, 2011)

If the name rings a bell, then perhaps you’re a secret Eurovision fanatic, as Ms. Maher first rose to prominent on these shorers in 2005 as a finalist on RTE’s ‘You’re a Star’, only to lose out to the deranged Midlands duo Donna and Joe McCaul.  Most of us would say a lucky escape (where’s Mickey Harte now, i ask), the Offaly native is now based in Los Angeles; a musical hub that has become quite the sanctuary for Irish artists seeking a following Stateside.

Maher keeps good company in the form of Monaghan noise merchants Mike Got Spiked and Kildares’s Jekyl, and in her two years of residency, has build up a a loyal following, gracing the Sunset Strip stages such as ‘The Cat Club’ and ‘Room 5’. Read more…

Rubberbandits – Horse Outside

Chalk it down!!!

Catch em at the following this month:

16th, The Button Factory, Dublin

21st, The Pavillion, Cork

27th, Roisin Dubh, Galway

28th, The Queens, Ennis

29th, Dolans Limerick (all ages and over 18s)

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Mike Got Spiked announce Irish Dates

Mike Got Spiked have released details of their upcoming whistle-stop Irish tour in January.

The band will be road-testing material from their forthcoming release ‘No Is Not An Answer’, the long-awaited follow-up to 2005’s ‘Caveat Emptor’, which is due for release in spring 2011. The eagerly awaited sophomore studio effort was recorded at Perfect Sound Studios in Los Angeles in late 2010 with Grammy Award nominee, Jason Donaghy (Band of Horses, Rob Zombie).

Since the abrupt departure of bassist Jonathan Myles in June; the Irish tour is to feature guest musicians filling in on bass for each date. Read more…

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First glimpse of new Taking Back Sunday material

November 18, 2010 Leave a comment

Tentatively titled ‘ Best Places to Be A Mom’, after teaser clips and tantalizing sound bites,Long Island’s Taking Back Sunday have just released the first full length track to debut on their fifth studio offering.

After the reformation of the ‘Tell All Your Friends’ line up, the quintet returned to the stage last summer for the first time in seven years, and are now locked away in the studio recording their much anticipated Spring 2011 release.

The track shows a return to the fold of their debut, ‘Tell All Your Friends’, with influence of the solo careers that lead guitarist John Nolan and bassist Shaun Cooper paved for themselves in the form of Straylight Run, showing it’s presence.

Taking Back Sunday – Best Places to Be a Mom

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