Im Your Vinyl Behind The Video

#ImYourVinyl just got picked for Irish single of the week over on 2FM! Congrats to them. Indie Arena went to the shoot of their new video. Check out the photos and the new video created by the talented guys at #EpicProductions #Cork. We have a recorded interview form on set thrown in for good measure. Check it out –


Photos | Fight Like Apes – Whelan’s

The Last Mixed Tape

Fight Like Apes played a special afternoon show in Whelan’s last Saturday to celebrate the release of their self-titled third studio album (read TLMT’s review of the record here).

Irish Gig Images (Mark O’Connor- @gigimages) was there to cover the event. See full photo gallery below.

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Ham Sandwich played Saturday 2ND, May Bank Holiday in #CypressAvenue #Cork. They have just released their third album #StoriesFromTheSurface which is described as #indiepop. The album went straight to no.1 in the Irish charts, a well deserved break, twelve years in the making.

The album flows seamlessly form track to track with pretty, Parisian sounding musical intricacies. It would be a pleasant album to fire on, on a sunny summers day while sitting out the back garden drinking Sangria or G&T.

Below are their future gig dates. If you have a spare evening I would recommend heading to see them live. Check out their link Also take a look below of a track form their latest album.

Spirit Store Dundalk Louth
Shortts John St Waterford
The Olympia Dame St Co Dublin



Hailing from Rome Italy, Margi Gras and are coming to Ireland for their second ever Irish tour. Mardi Gras supported and got to know Irish artists on their last Irish tour such as #Mundy and #TheFrames They are looking forward to “coming home”. They have worked with Mundy on his new album and will be releasing a video with Mundy on Monday, May 4TH.

Rome based Mardi Gras is a rock act with a difference. Named after Creedence Clearwater Revival’s last studio album, the band’s musical journey is one made up of protest songs, poetry, prayers set to music, and a whole lot more. Their third album Playground (2015) is out now, a Et-Team production for Aereostella/Fermenti Vivi label, a record where ballads, rock, funky and intimistic piece of music are the playground for the band with all their influence both musical and literary. Mundy one of the greatest irish songwriters is guesting on the album. The album was mastered at Abbey Road Studios in London by Simon Gibson (The Beatles, Keane, U2, Robbie Williams, The King’s Speech). As regular visitors to Ireland, the band has forged long standing connections with some of the best Irish musicians, playing as the support act for The Frames (Glen Hansard) and sharing the stage with artists such as Mundy, Siobhan O’ Brien, TKO, Micah P Hinson, Noah and the Whale, Billy Bragg, Jack Savoretti and the best italian independent acts to name a few. Liam O’Maonlai of Hothouse Flowers features on their Among the Stream album on a W.B Yeats poetry put to music. Two of Mardi Gras songs “The wait” and “Scarecrow in the snow” are currently on Neil Young’s Website “Songs of the Times” where protests songs all over the world are chosen and listed by Neil Young Online, the band has also enjoyed great success, attracting attention internationally on European and US based radio stations and becoming one of the most popular Italian acts with a constantly growing fanbase. Mardi Gras albums Drops made (2006, Goodfellas) and Among the Streams (2011, Route 61 Music) were a very welcome offering from a band that is a real treat for the ears. Mardi Gras latest release as a singles were “Feel Alright”, “Your constellation” (tracks who did chart in Italy), and “Alys” a soundtrack for the epynomous Italian Sci-Fi short movie (CSC Production). On August 2013 Mardi Gras played with the best Italian acts at the Sziget Festival in Budapest.

May 21st Slane, boyles

May 22 Bantry #TheMariner

May 23rd #CraneLane Cork

May 24th Dublin the #Mercantile