Thursday, June 5, 2014

dREA live at Cobblestone Joes 16/05/2014 Review

Managed to check out local band dREA launch their album in Cobblestone Joes at the start of the month. The 11 tracks 'Bravest of All' is a superb record and well worth checking out. The vocal layering and massive amount of instruments played throughout the album is simply excellent. Its an album you will constantly be going back to for another listen and hear another superb inclusion in the song structures.
Lead singer Damien Drea's voice is a deep almost Matt Berninger type vibe adding a darkness to the tracks. Had the pleasure of heading along to the acoustic launch of the album the week previous and then tonight we saw the band giving the songs welly on front of packed venue. 

Do yourself a favour and go buy the album and go check them out live, Cheers for a great night of music!!
Bravest of All
Through the Wire
Voice on the Road
Lost in the Water
To the River
Father is a Drummer

Kasabian live at The Big Top , Limerick 16/05/2014 Review

So this years Glastonbury headliners Kasabian played down the local Milk Market recently , What a treat to have such a high profile act call in to us. The band have played in Dolans on two other occasions and love to come back to the city before hitting every festival known to man for the summer. The hard working lads have just brought out there 5th studio album "48:13" titled due to the running time.
Been to see them many festivals including last year in Marley Park, The always bring a great energy and showmanship to a gig. The party atmosphere was in full swing in the big top in limerick on the night in question and the crowd got more into as the night went on, The new tracks are very much party anthems relying heavily on dancer beats going back to their routes. They work perfect on a live setting and as we saw clearly on the night.
Waterford band O Emperor opened up proceeding , unfortunately the early start and small crowd and festival sound rig didn't really show how brilliant this band are, There latest album is a must have and do go see them live if you get a chance over the summer.
As you will see below in the set the band left a few festival classics right to the end and the tent was well and truly hopping by the end of the night. Hopefully they will be back before another string of summer dates down the line, Cheers for a great night!


1. Bumblebeee
2. Shoot the Runner
3. Underdog
4. Fast Fuse
5. Days Are Forgotten
6. eez-eh
7. Where Did All the Love Go?
8. Running Battle
9. Take Aim  (Snippet of "The Doberman")
10. Stevie 
11. Club Foot
12. Re‐Wired
13. Empire
14. Fire
15. Switchblade Smiles
16. Vlad the Impaler
17. Praise You  (Fatboy Slim cover)
18. L.S.F. (Lost Souls Forever)

Albums Worth Checking out in June 2014

Sharon Van Etten - Are We There
Jack White - Lazaretto
Neil Young - A Letter Home  
Paul Weller – More Modern Classics
Kasabian - 38:13
The Phantom Band – Strange Friend