The Hot Sprockets confirmed to perform on The Late Late Show on National TV Fri 20th of Sept.

Screenshot_18_06_2013_15_40The Hot Sprockets released their staggeringly cool country alt rocking Single ‘SOUL BROTHER’ to National acclaim. From being awarded Track of the week on Dublins 98 Fm to Single of the week on Today FM, The Hot Sprockets are winning over new fans at every roll of the dice. Hailing from the delta blues mecca that is…Dublin. They are five friends who came together with a shared love of Rock N’ Roll music. They have just announced that they will be playing this coming Friday on Rte’s The Late Late Show on National TV. (Fri 20th of Sept.)

A phenomenal live band, recent years has seen these smart blues-rockers play over 200 gigs including support slots with The Zutons, The View, Divine Comedy, Ida Maria, Peter Hook, Republic of Loose, BP Fallon and a rake of festivals including Indie-Pendence, Castlepalooza, Sea Sessions, Vantastival, Arthurs Day, Mannifest, Electric Picnic, a sold out show at The Roundhouse in London and headlining Whelans “One to Watch” festival.

Their music has been used on everything from Bulmers ad campaigns to BBC’s comedy “Fresh”, Irish film “Stitches” and RTE’s “RAW”. The band recently beat off 1000’s of bands to make it to the Hotpress “Play on the Day” final and got to grace the cover of Hotpress magazine. The bands video for “Cruisin’” was nominated for “Best video” & “Best group” at the Irish Music Television Awards.

The Hot Sprockets are living up to their early promise and stunning debut album (Honey Skippin’) by recording a mighty (yet unnammed) second album which is described as an album “to be listened to in the spirit in which it was made”. This album was recorded in Grouse Lodge, Windmill lane & Orphan Studios, it was produced by Gavin Glass and mixed by Declan Gaffney(U2) & Dougal Lott(Ray Davies) (release dat etbc).

Their kind of Rock N’ Roll music is haunted by the ghost of country and blues – take the good-time revolutionary spirit of MC5, simmer it down to the sounds of Crosby Stills Nash and Young, add some rough-edged Eagles of Death Metal and you are somewhere near the sonic nugget that is The Hot Sprockets.

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The Hot Sprockets brand new video revealed

The Hot Sprockets have just revealed the new video for their epic new single ‘Comin On’ and here is what some lovely online bloggers are saying about it on day one..

“The best video from them yet and another stormer of a song, this is the sound of a band on their A-game”. – Harmless Noise

“Legendary soul brothers The Hot Sprockets have rummaged around their bag of crazy and come up with a fantastically unusual and infinitely interesting video filled with strange characters and scenes to brighten up your evening”- Golden Plec

“No stranger to raucous performances, The Hot Sprockets have well and truly topped themselves with the wild promo for new single ‘Comin On'”- Hotpress

“Lovely video”- Nialler9

“Check out the new track Comin On from the fabulous Hot Sprockets. If this video doesn’t make you want to catch these guys at the Electric Picnic then nothing will!”- The Irish Mirror

“It’s genuinely epic”.- Broadsheet.ie

“The Hot ‘as a cat on a scorching tin roof’ Sprockets are back with a new single and its whopper”- File Under Good Music

Goodseed’s Moments Not To Miss at Electric Picnic

The Hot Sprockets Salty Dog Stage Saturday 12.30 am

Screenshot_18_06_2013_15_40Splashing into the mainstream this year with their incredible single, ‘Soul Brother’, these Dublin rock and roll maestros are on a mission to take over the world one festival at a time. Having already played pretty much every Irish festival so far this summer including a particularly amazing headline show at Knockanstockan The Hot Sprockets are a live show not to miss! With their brand new single ‘Comin’ On’ set to be released next month (accompanied by this genius video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g_CmI4n5IPM) it’s only a matter of time before these guys are selling out venues all over the world. So in order to keep your hipster profile cool catch these lads now before they’re huge at the Salty Dog Stage of Electric Picnic this Saturday 12.30 am. Don’t say we never warned ya!

 

Furious Haze Salty Dog Stage Sunday 11 pm

Fresh from kicking up a rock and roll storm in Whelan’s just last week, The Furious Haze, are set to play the Salty Dog The Furious Haze EP coverStage at 11 pm Sunday. Having just got a taste of what these boys can do with their new single ‘Crazy Jane Hurricane’ hitting shelves and stations earlier this month we over at Goodseed are already addicted. The Furious Haze are a beer drinking, fist fighting, working class man’s rock group with a rhythm section that you just can’t stand still too. This is Dublin rock and roll at its very best. Don’t miss what promises to be a stomping set on Sunday. P.S Bring your dancing shoes! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TihZpLscHRk

 

Billy Bragg Electric Arena Saturday 9.30 pm

Billy Bragg_MG_8463A credit Andy Whale“Now this is one where also there is a lot of audience participation. This being folk music, I’ll play this old folk song and you all sing on the chorus. So I’ll see you at the chorus” queue one of the most iconic English folk songs in the not so distant history ‘A New England’. It has been almost 30 years since Mr. Bragg released that song (Now doesn’t that make some of us feel old) and yet here in 2013 Billy Bragg is as relevant as ever. Earlier this year he released his latest album Tooth and Nail exploring more of his Americana and Country inclination. With more experience in the music industry than our entire top picks so far combined, Billy Bragg, is a seasoned campaigner with a live show equaled by no one. Catch him at the Electric Arena Saturday from 9.30 pm.

 

 

Ocean Color Scene Main Stage Saturday 2.30 pm

Celebrating 24 years in business this summer, these Brit Pop veterans have been Marchin’ Already since 1989. With a career spanning five top ten albums, one of which even toppled the almighty Oasis from the number 1 slot in 1997, OCS are definitely on our ‘moments not to miss’ list for this year’s Electric Picnic. Having spent the year so far touring their brand new album Painting Ocean Color Scene will play the main stage at Stradbally before embarking on a massive UK tour. Don’t miss their only Irish date this year as they hit the main stage of Electric Picnic at 2.30 pm Saturday.

 

THE HOT SPROCKETS SINGLE ‘COMIN ON’ OUT SEPT 20th + announce 2 performances at Electric Picnic!

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THE HOT SPROCKETS

SINGLE ‘COMIN ON’

OUT SEPT 20th

+ announce 2 performances at Electric Picnic!

COMIN ON is the follow up to their last single ‘Soul Brother’ which was awarded Track of the week on Dublin’s 98fm and Single of the week on Today FM. The Hot Sprockets are back with a brand new track from their yet unnamed second album. ‘Comin On’ will be released September 20th. Hailing from the delta blues mecca that is…Dublin. They are five friends who came together with a shared love of Rock N’ Roll music.

A phenomenal live band, recent years has seen these smart blues-rockers play over 200 gigs including support slots with The Zutons, The View, Divine Comedy, Ida Maria, Peter Hook, Republic of Loose, BP Fallon and a rake of festivals including Indie-Pendence, Castlepalooza, Sea Sessions, Vantastival, Arthurs Day, Mannifest, Electric Picnic, a sold out show at The Roundhouse in London and headlining Whelans “One to Watch” festival.

Their music has been used on everything from Bulmers ad campaigns to BBC’s comedy “Fresh”, Irish film “Stitches” and RTE’s “RAW”. The band recently beat off 1000’s of bands to make it to the Hotpress “Play on the Day” final and got to grace the cover of Hotpress magazine. The bands video for “Cruisin’” was nominated for “Best video” & “Best group” at the Irish Music Television Awards.

The Hot Sprockets are living up to their early promise and stunning debut album (Honey Skippin’) by recording a mighty second album which is described as an album “to be listened to in the spirit in which it was made”. This album was recorded in Grouse Lodge, Windmill lane & Orphan Studios, it was produced by Gavin Glass and mixed by Declan Gaffney(U2) & Dougal Lott(Ray Davies) (release date tba).

Their kind of Rock N’ Roll music is haunted by the ghost of country and blues – take the good-time revolutionary spirit of MC5, simmer it down to the sounds of Crosby Stills Nash and Young, add some rough-edged Eagles of Death Metal and you are somewhere near the sonic nugget that is The Hot Sprockets.

Nationwide tour dates:

Electric Picnic, Stradbally, Co.Loais (Salty Dog Stage Aug 31st at 12.30 am & 7.50pm @ Jerry Fish Stage Sept 1st)

September 6th Coughlans Festival, Co.Cork

September 7th Harvest Time Music Festival, Co.Monaghan

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The Hot Sprockets to headline Knockanstockan

The Hot SprocketsThe Dublin band will headline Knockanstockan’s Saturday night on the Sun stage. Announcing the news on their Facebook page today the band said, “It’s such an honor to be headlining Saturday night on the Sun Stage at Knockanstockan this year. It’s going to be our biggest gig to date and we’re putting in loads of work to make it really special “.

The Soul Brother’s will be doing their thing on July 27th in Blessington Lakes Co. Wicklow for the festival. Knockanstockan runs from July 26th to the 28th with tickets available for just €95 for a weekend pass at knockanstockan.ie .

The Sprockets play Glasgowbury July 20th and Dundalk’s Spirit Store July 26th

The Hot Sprockets announce Festival dates and Summer tour!

The Hot SprocketsOn Record Store Day April 20th 2013, The Hot Sprockets released their staggeringly cool country alt rocking Single ‘SOUL BROTHER’ to National acclaim. From being awarded Track of the week on Dublins 98 Fm to Single of the week on Today FM, The Hot Sprockets are winning over new fans at every roll of the dice. Hailing from the delta blues mecca that is…Dublin. They are five friends who came together with a shared love of Rock N’ Roll music.

A phenomenal live band, recent years has seen these smart blues-rockers play over 200 gigs including support slots with The Zutons, The View, Divine Comedy, Ida Maria, Peter Hook, Republic of Loose, BP Fallon and a rake of festivals including Indie-Pendence, Castlepalooza, Sea Sessions, Vantastival, Arthurs Day, Mannifest, Electric Picnic, a sold out show at The Roundhouse in London and headlining Whelans “One to Watch” festival.

Their music has been used on everything from Bulmers ad campaigns to BBC’s comedy “Fresh”, Irish film “Stitches” and RTE’s “RAW”. The band recently beat off 1000’s of bands to make it to the Hotpress “Play on the Day” final and got to grace the cover of Hotpress magazine. The bands video for “Cruisin’” was nominated for “Best video” & “Best group” at the Irish Music Television Awards. And the new music video for single SOUL BROTHER  has been hotly tipped as the coolest retro video of the year by ..anyone who watches it!

Their kind of Rock N’ Roll music is haunted by the ghost of country and blues – take the good-time revolutionary spirit of MC5, simmer it down to the sounds of Crosby Stills Nash and Young, add some rough-edged Eagles of Death Metal and you are somewhere near the sonic nugget that is The Hot Sprockets.

Nationwide tour dates:

Thurs 9th May – Dolans, Limerick
Fri 10th May – Coughlins Live, Cork
Tues 14th May – 100 Club, London w/ The Strypes
Thurs 16th May – Radio Nova Listeners Party, Cafe En Seine, Dublin
Fri 17th May – Metro 17, Wexford
Sat 18th May – Green & Live, Letterkenny
Sat 25th May – Life Festival, Belvedere House, Mullingar
Thurs 30th May – Knockanstockan launch party, MV Cill Airne Boat, IFSC Dublin
Sat June 1st – Forbidden Fruit, Kilmainham
Sun June 2nd – Happy Valley Fest, Thomastown
Sun June 23rd – Sea Session, Bundorran
Fri 28th June – McGourtys Bar, Castlerea, Roscommon
Sat 29th June – Westport Fest, Mayo
Sat 27th July – Knockanstockan, Wicklow
Fri 2nd Aug – Indie-Pendence, Cork
Sat 3rd Aug – NSx Festival, Dundalk

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New singles from Madness, The Hot Sprockets, City & Colour, Alison Moyet + Gigs: Friends of Emmet & FM104’s Help a Dublin Child gig.

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Top of the early April to ya! Lets not be too hasty, the cold weather will kill off germs they said…. Snow in March!? Well at least the folk at Cadburys, for Easter, had something to do other than get shipments of stock out…But anyway enough of that. Check out some epic new releases and upcoming gigs!

Billy Bragg, who charted in both Ireland and the Uk upon the release of his new album Tooth & Nail has picked up some credible acclaim from MOJO -“Bard of Barking gets personal, goes universal, makes his best album.”  Q MAGAZINE “….superb vocals and measured lyrics…” and THE GUARDIAN- “His classiest-sounding album to date. Impressive.”   While Eleanor McEvoy enjoyed the front page cover of The Sunday Times Culture Magazine as she released her new album If You leave, which was also Rte radio 1 album of the week. Eleanor plays in The Cork Opera House on April 19th.

Just in time for Record Store Day April 20th 2013, The Hot Sprockets will release ‘SOUL BROTHER’ Single (April 19th official iTunes release date). Hailing from the delta blues mecca that is…Dublin. They are five friends who came together with a shared love of Rock N’ Roll music. Their music has been used on everything from Bulmers ad campaigns to BBC’s comedy “Fresh”, Irish film “Stitches” and RTE’s “RAW”. The band recently beat off 1000’s of bands to make it to the Hotpress “Play on the Day” final and got to grace the cover of Hotpress magazine. The bands video for “Cruisin’” was nominated for “Best video” & “Best group” at the Irish Music Television Awards. Check out the new video, Tarantino would be proud! 

Dine Alone Records have announced the upcoming City and Colour album, The Hurry and The Harm, which will be available June 4, 2013. Pre-order begins April 9 on iTunes. Visit www.cityandcolour.ca for more info. Dallas recently supported Biffy Clyro in Dublins o2 to an epic receptive audience.

Alison Moyet will be releasing her new album The Minutes on May 3rd. She just released new single When I was Your Girl and you can view the music video here. Moyet will also be playing in Ireland on the following dates:  30 Sep Ireland Cork Opera House, 01 Oct Northern Ireland Belfast Waterfront Hall & 02 Oct Ireland Dublin Olympia Theatre!

Screenshot_02_04_2013_20_31-3LA/Irish band Friends Of Emmet will be playing in The Sugar Club, Dublin on April 11th. Having just returned from Canadian Music Week in Toronto where they played on Canada AM National TV Show to over 3 million people. Check out their performance here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FeDPBczEgS4&feature=youtube_gdata_player The band seem to be on the up when some of their album tracks were placed in Eastenders and British Tv Drama Hollyoaks.

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In other gig news: Tickets for the FM104 Help a Dublin Child go on sale tomorrow at 9am. If you buy a ticket for the May 31st gig tomorrow at 9am and send FM104 in a photo of the printout receipt, They will give 5 lucky listeners an exclusive Cuddle Mug before 10am tomorrow. Already confirmed to perform are Original Rude Boys Ryan Sheridan with at least another 3 acts to be announced. Giving them a hand on the night will be PJ Gallagher, The Strawberry Alarm Clock team and the FM104 Phoneshow. There are only limited tickets for this event! It’s four hours of some really special performances and surprises on the night. Tickets start at €35.00 with all profits from sales going to FM104’s Help a Dublin Child for the ISPCC

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Finally well done to Madness  MADNESS Go Gold! Their latest album ‘Oui, Oui, Si, Si, Ja, Ja, Da, Da’ hits the 100,000 mark! It has  been confirmed that Madness’s latest studio album ‘Oui, Oui, Si, Si, Ja, Ja, Da, Da’ has smashed through the 100,000 mark, making it officially gold status. The album was released on the 29th October 2012 and has had two singles released from it, with the third, ‘How Can I Tell You‘ coming on April 8th (Now on the BBC Radio1 playlist!).

THE HOT SPROCKETS ANNOUNCE NEW SINGLE: SOUL BROTHER + NATIONWIDE TOUR DATES

Soul Brother CoverJust in time for Record Store Day April 20th 2013, The Hot Sprockets will release ‘SOUL BROTHER’ Single (April 19th official iTunes release date). Hailing from the delta blues mecca that is…Dublin. They are five friends who came together with a shared love of Rock N’ Roll music.

A phenomenal live band, recent years has seen these smart blues-rockers play over 200 gigs including support slots with The Zutons, The View, Divine Comedy, Ida Maria, Peter Hook, Republic of Loose, BP Fallon and a rake of festivals including Indie-Pendence, Castlepalooza, Sea Sessions, Vantastival, Arthurs Day, Mannifest, Electric Picnic, a sold out show at The Roundhouse in London and headlining Whelans “One to Watch” festival.

Their music has been used on everything from Bulmers ad campaigns to BBC’s comedy “Fresh”, Irish film “Stitches” and RTE’s “RAW”. The band recently beat off 1000’s of bands to make it to the Hotpress “Play on the Day” final and got to grace the cover of Hotpress magazine. The bands video for “Cruisin’” was nominated for “Best video” & “Best group” at the Irish Music Television Awards.

The Hot Sprockets are living up to their early promise and stunning debut album (Honey Skippin’) by recording a mighty (yet unnammed) second album which is described as an album “to be listened to in the spirit in which it was made”. This album was recorded in Grouse Lodge, Windmill lane & Orphan Studios, it was produced by Gavin Glass and mixed by Declan Gaffney(U2) & Dougal Lott(Ray Davies) (release dat etbc).

Their kind of Rock N’ Roll music is haunted by the ghost of country and blues – take the good-time revolutionary spirit of MC5, simmer it down to the sounds of Crosby Stills Nash and Young, add some rough-edged Eagles of Death Metal and you are somewhere near the sonic nugget that is The Hot Sprockets.

Nationwide tour dates:

April 20th – Whelans, Dublin

May 4th – McGarrigles, Sligo

May 5th – Emmets, Ballina

May 9th – Dolans, Limerick

May 10th – Coughlins Live, Cork

May 17th – Green & Live, Letterkenny

May 25th – Life Festival, Mullingar

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