Musicians and the Mental Health Crisis

Dublin’s Robert O’Connor is a singer/songwriter and occasional journalist, whose new single, ‘You Found Me’, is out now. Robert has written a guest post for us about musicians and mental health. His new single “You Found Me” is out now. You can find out more about Robert O’Connor and his music from his official website.

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The Rolling Stones Satisfy Deeply On Opening Show Of #NoFilter Tour At Dublin’s Croke Park

Many in attendance at Croke Park, Dublin, on Thursday May 17 could well have gone with the lyrics ringing in their ears of The Rolling Stones 1965 classic, ‘The Last Time’. Thankfully however the veteran rockers proved they have more than enough stamina, as they played the first show in their mammoth #NoFilter European tour.

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Heather O’Neill Releases ‘Lady Blue’ And ‘Transmute’ Ahead Of New EP

Born in Ireland and raised in the suburbs of Chicago, Heather O’Neill is a modern day gypsy, having lived in 18 other locations before the age of 30. The experience enabled her to have a deeply insightful world-view, which naturally moved over into her music. Her latest tracks, ‘Lady Blue’, and ‘Transmute’, evince her style, which is a provocative blend of singer-songwriter blues, infused with elements of soul, rock, and folk.

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Jamie Lawson To Support Ed Sheeran On UK/Eire Stadium Tour And Releases New Single ‘Fall Into Me’

Jamie Lawson has released his latest single, ‘Fall Into Me’, ahead of his mammoth suppport slot touring with Ed Sheeran around Ireland and the UK. The tour will take in 46 dates, including dates in Cork, Dublin, Manchester, Glasgow, and London, First concert is on May 4 at Páirc Uí Chaoimh, Cork, Ireland.

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Essentially Pop Meets: Inhaler And Talks About Music, Their Future, And The Elephant In The Room #IrishMusicParty

Four piece Dublin rock band Inhaler formed in 2016 and have released one single, ‘I Want You’. With inspiration including the likes of Joy Division and The Stone Roses, the band have a strong yet laid back musical style and are known for their powerful stage presence.

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Essentially Pop Meets: Wolves Of Youth At #IrishMusicParty Showcase

Lisa caught up with four piece indie band Wolves Of Youth ahead of their set at the Irish Music Party showcase, in Dublin’s Workmans Club. The band hail from Bundoran, Donegal (and Cavan), in Ireland.

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Essentially Pop Meets: Outsider And Talks About #FIFA2018 And ‘Míol Mór Mara’ At #IrishMusicParty

Lisa spoke to Seán Ó Corcoráin, aka Outsider, ahead of his performance at the first ever Irish Music Party showcase, held at Dublin’s Workmans Club on 31 March 2018.
Seán, who perfoms with his band under the name Outsider, is the only Irish artist on the #FIFA2018 soundtrack, with the song ‘Míol Mór Mara’. Not only that, but it’s the first instance of a song which includes the Irish language included in any FIFA soundtrack. A high honour, and well deserved.

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Essentially Pop Meets: Young Earth At Inaugural #IrishMusicParty Showcase

Young Earth are four guys who met at BIMM and decided to put together a band in late 2016. Their take on indie pop is fresh and new, with a fusion of the heavier elements of rock alongside hooky pop. In other words, a great sound.

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NAHKO RELEASES VIDEO FOR ‘HAMAKUA’

Singer/Songwriter Nahko has released the official music video for ‘Hamakua’. The single is the third from his debut solo album, ‘My Name Is Bear’, following the release of ‘Dragonfly’ and ‘Be Here Now’, and is the title track from his upcoming acoustic EP.

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Essentially Pop Meets: Rofi James Ahead Of #IrishMusicParty Showcase

Lisa recently had the opportunity to attend the first ever #IrishMusicParty Showcase, held at Dublin’s famous Workmans Club. Before the show she spoke to Rofi James, a pop rock band from Galway City.

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EP Speaks To LA Band Nightmare Air About ‘Fade Out’, Gary Numan, And Life In General

Nightmare Air comprises Dave Dupuis, Swaan Miller, and Jimmy Lucido. The trio are based in Los Angeles and shred up the stage with guitars, drums, and “meticulously layered boy-girl harmonies”. Their studio albums are sublime, their stage performances even more so. Not quite shoegaze, not quite full blown rock, the band’s music is possibly best described as “shoegaze with a rocky edge”.

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Gary Numan Holds Court In A Dystopian World At Dublin’s Olympia Theatre 29 March 2018

A long time ago Gary Numan asked ‘Are ‘Friends’ Electric’. At the Olympia Theatre in Dublin on 29 March it wasn’t exactly a gathering of friends, but by the end of the evening we all felt we knew each other, so it may as well have been; and the atmosphere was most definitely electric.

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Una Healy Opens Up About Her New Single, Tour, Album Plans And Answers Fan Questions

Una Healy has been a household name since 2008 when she rose to fame as a member of five piece The Saturdays. Her latest single, ‘Never See Me Cry’ was released on 30th March, and follows on from performances at festivals and shows including C2C in London, and a headline slot at Belfast’s Nashville Songwriter’s Festival. Una’s first ever solo headline tour commences in Killarney, County Kerry, on June 15 this year, going across Ireland and the UK until the final show in London, at The Lexington, on 21 June.

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Robert O’Connor Back After Five Years With Stunning New Single ‘You Found Me’

Dublin singer songwriter Robert O’Connor’s latest single, ‘You Found Me’ is out 30 March. Produced by Stuart Gray, known for his work with Hozier, and Ryan Sheridan, the track has been picking up radio support around Ireland, as well as plays in the US, Canada, Germany, and France.

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Lead Them To Freedom: We Speak To Lisa Canny Ahead Of Her Irish Tour

Lisa Canny, a Mayo native living in the UK, has amassed over two million streams online, sold out shows across the UK and US and co-written with a host of artists including Kaiser Chiefs, Melissa Etheridge and Akon. She’s recently released her debut single, ‘Freedom’ ahead of her Irish tour.

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#Jedward Turn The Snow Green For #CowgateStPats At Espionage Edinburgh 17 March

Although it was a bitterly cold and snowy evening outdoors, it was all green inside Espionage nightclub, Edinburgh, when John and Edward Grimes, collectively known as Jedward, took to the stage for St Patrick’s Day, as part of the #CowgateStPats Festival.

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