The Best Music and Albums of 2018

Thu, Dec 06, 2018

THIS YEAR has seen the emergence of an array of very exciting new indie-rock artists, with female performers - as has been a very noticeable trend in recent years - arguably producing the best music of the last 12 months.

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Galway Advertiser's Best Songs of 2018

Tue, Dec 04, 2018

WHAT WERE your favourite songs of 2018? It was a pretty good year for music, so there is plenty to choose from, and a trend noticable over the last four to five years has continued, with the most interesting and exciting music unquestionably being produced by female artists.

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Galway Advertiser's Best Galway Songs 2018

Mon, Dec 03, 2018

GALWAY IS very lucky to have the musicians it has, very fortunate to have the range,diversity and calibre of the muscians who are either from here, or who else choose to live here.

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The Best Galway Songs of 2017

Tue, Dec 05, 2017

THE PAST 12 months have been among the most fertile, creative, and exciting in Galway music for many years. The wealth of talent both produced by Galway city and county has been witnessed by the numerous albums, singles, and EP Galway acts have released in 2017 - much of it of very high quality.

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ASIWYFA - 11 essential tracks

Mon, Apr 03, 2017

IT IS not easy selecting the best music by the game-changing, visionary Antrim post-rock band And So I Watch You From Afar - almost everything from their last two albums alone would make up an essential list. However here's a broad taste of the Ulstermen's brilliance ahead of their upcoming Róisín Duibh show:

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The Redneck Manifesto - 11 essential tracks

Tue, Feb 14, 2017

POST-ROCK, indie-rock, jazz, metal, hardcore, and avant-garde all fuse brilliantly in the music of The Redneck Manifesto, arguably Ireland's greatest post-rock band. With the band touring this month, and rumours of new material on the way, we present a 'Best Of' the Dublin quintet's work to date:

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Galway Advertiser's Best New Songs #1

Wed, Feb 08, 2017

SEVEN WEEKS into the New Year and already there has been some great music released by Future Islands, The Flaming Lips, Tinariwen, Father John Misty, and others.

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New Pope - new album

Wed, Jan 04, 2017

DAVID BOLAND is one of the main figures in the indie-rock and alternative music scene in Galway city and a prime figures behind the Citóg nights in the Róisín Dubh. As a musician in his own right, he goes under the name of New Pope, and his new album is out now.

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Cranky Face - new EP and new video

Wed, Nov 16, 2016

GALWAY BAND Cranky Face - Simon Noble, Stephen Curren, Sam Wright, and Mosey Byrne - launch their new EP, Bowdown, with a show at Citóg in the Róisín Dubh tonight [Wednesday November 16] at 9pm.

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Listen to stream of new album by New Pope

Tue, Dec 15, 2015

NEW POPE, the indie-folk solo project of singer-songwriter David Boland, has released a new album, Youth. All songs on the seven-track album were written by David. It was recorded, mixed and mastered by Eoin Dolan at College Road, Galway. David was accompanied by Emma Lohan (accordion), David Shaughnessy (drums), G Tobin (backing vocals), and Eoin Dolan (synths/backing vocals).

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Listen to stream of debut EP by Galway 'supergroup' Cranky Face

Tue, Nov 24, 2015

CRANKY FACE, the Galway group featuring guitarist Fuz Reilly (Boyfights), vocalist/guitarist Simon Noble (Spats Colombo, Mugger Dave), drummer Mosey Byrne (Rural Savage), and bassist/Citóg co-organiser Hob Junker, have released their debut EP, We Should Hate.

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Mark Lanegan - Essential Songs Playlist

Wed, Dec 03, 2014

“You don’t wanna mess with that dude. Give him the microphone, let him sing, then get the f**k out of his way.” So said Dave Grohl about singer-songwriter Mark Lanegan who is coming to Galway in the New Year.

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Dick Gaughan - Essential Songs Playlist

Tue, Sep 09, 2014

A FIERCELY proud Scot, an unapologetic “unreconstructed Socialist”, a leading contemporary folk singer-songwriter, and according to Dirty Linen magazine, “Scotland's head and conscience” - this is Dick Gaughan.

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Lloyd Cole – Essential Songs Playlist

Wed, Sep 03, 2014

LLOYD COLE'S musical career spans more than 30 years and across that time he has delivered musically sharp and melodic indie-pop with lyrics brimming with wit and intelligence. He is also an artist who enjoys touring and tonight he is in Galway to play the Róisín Dubh at 9pm. In advance of the show, we present five of Cole's best songs, from across his career.

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Beth Nielsen Chapman - the Essential Songs Playlist

Wed, Aug 06, 2014

BETH NIELSEN Chapman, the twice Grammy-nominated Nashville singer-songwriter, is a woman of many talents, commitments, and achievements.

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Jeffrey Lewis - Five Essential Songs Playlist

Tue, Jul 29, 2014

SINGER, SONGWRITER, comic book creator, visual artist, and storyteller, Jeffrey Lewis is both a product of the New York counter culture and indie rock’s renaissance man.

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Paul Heaton - Five Essential Songs Playlist

Wed, Jul 23, 2014

PAUL HEATON has enjoyed a 30 year career as leader of The Housemartins, The Beautiful South, and as a solo artist. Showing no signs of stopping, he is going back on tour this autumn, re-united with Beautiful South co-vocalist Jacqui Abbott.

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Kevin Devine - Five Essential Songs Playlist

Tue, Jul 15, 2014

KEVIN DEVINE is a prolific singer-songwriter and musician from Brooklyn, New York. Perhaps little known over this side of the ocean, he has amassed a dedicated following in the States, having been knocking about the New York indie rock scenes for more than 15 years.

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Owen Pallet - Five Essential Songs Playlist

Tue, Jul 08, 2014

OWEN PALLET is a Canadian composer, violinist, keyboardist, and vocalist, who came to prominence initially under the moniker Final Fantasy, with his breakout second album He Poos Clouds winning the 2006 Polaris Music Prize.

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Samantha Crain - the Essential Songs Playlist

Tue, Jul 01, 2014

NATIVE AMERICAN singer-songwriter Samantha Crain has been quietly making a name for herself over the past five years, with music that has embraced indie, alternative-rock, folk, and acoustic.

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