New releases: Marilyn Manson/Robb Murphy/The Cult/ A Plastic Rose/ Wonder Villains + more!

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MARILYN MANSON returns…With new album ‘BORN VILLAIN’

Rel. Date April 30th (27th in Ireland) 

Hear the lead single “No Reflection” (FRYDL509) click this link

Los Angeles, CA…Marilyn Manson continues to upend the mainstream with each new release, and his upcoming album Born Villain is about to take that a bit further on April 30th, 2012. Evidence #1, the single, “No Reflection”: “The new record put simply has the ambition and determination of how I started making music in the first place,” Manson says. “It sounds like the first record in that it’s not afraid to do anything. I had to remove myself from my lifestyle and start fresh.”



Multi-platinum American rock band, Counting Crows have announced they will be releasing their first new album in over 4 years on April 6th, 2012.  Underwater Sunshine (or What We Did On Our Summer Vacation) is a collection of songs, both familiar and obscure, interpreted by one of the most soulful and recognizable bands of the past two decades.

Underwater Sunshine is a testament of a band geek-obsessed with music. “There’s a million great songs written every day that you discover, and wish your friends could appreciate as much as you do,” says singer/songwriter Adam Duritz. “These songs come from bands young and old, stretching from the early 60s to last year. They’re all great and will hopefully be heard by a few more people now.” They are also giving away a free download of their new song, “Mercy” on

A Plastic Rose announce their first musical offering of 2012 in single: ‘Build From The Ground Up’ (Release date March 16th),

Taken from their eagerly awaited debut album titled: ‘Camera.Shutter.Life’. The album was produced at Manor Park by Neal Calderwood (General Fiasco, Fighting With Wire) and will be released in the summer of 2012 on DidiMau Records. Fresh from Supporting Snow Patrol on a handful of their arena tour dates last month, the spectacular and ever ‘EPIC’(Irish Times) band ‘A Plastic Rose’ are the name on a lot of people’s lips at the moment. Widely seen as one of the most exciting prospects to emerge from the increasingly fertile Northern Irish music scene, the band have been instrumental in uniting artists and gig-goers alike, knowing that there is great strength in a united front.

In other news, The Cult announced details of new album ‘Choice of weapon’ HERE. As did The Proclaimers in their new studio album titled ‘LIKE COMEDY’ more info HERE.


Corkonian Cormac O Caoimh announced gig dates Nationwide to accompany the release of his new album ‘A New Season For Love’. The Cult, one of the most influential and controversial rock bands of the last 20th century, announces its 2012 summertime tour of Europe that will include headline shows, festivals, special dates with Guns N’ Roses, and main support on an Ozzy & Friends show.

Music Videos:

Derry hipsters Wonder Villains recently celebrated being one of a very few Independent bands to be playlisted over on daytime radio on BBC RADIO 1 in the UK, before they headed off to Sxsw to play a list of showcases. Their new single ‘Ferrari’ is out now. Check out a video of it here. A Plastic Rose unleashed their new music video for ‘Build From the Ground up’, their new single to be released this Friday. Watch it here. Robb Murphy, the amazing singer songwriter, has had an award winning film maker complete a short film on his latest single release ‘ON MY SIDE’, you can view it here. And lastly Belfast act Window Seats are still going strong with their track ‘Local Superhero’ being picked up by MTV Rocks and Kerrang TV. View the awesome music video here:

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