Brendan Benson in Dublin, Saw Docs announce Irish dates, the return of Marilyn Manson + two stunning Irish releases!

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MARILYN MANSON’s new album ‘BORN VILLAIN’ will be out from April 27th. The official NO REFLECTION music video was premiered this month on VEVO and has already garnered over a Million views. It also trended worldwide on Twitter on the day of it’s unveiling. The unanimous verdict is in: Manson is BACK.

“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.”

You can read an exclusive interview Manson recently did with Loudwire. Read ‘part one’ of Manson’s interview with Loudwire here

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*BRENDAN BENSON returns to Ireland to play in the Button Factory on May 24th! He releases new album What Kind Of World on April 27th before then. Musicians such as Jon Auer (The Posies, Big Star), Ken Stringfellow (The Posies, Big Star, REM), both of whom Benson met at a concert to honor Alex Chilton, as well as Brad Pemberton (Ryan Adam’s Cardinals), Mark Watrous (Loudermilk, Gosling), and Sam Farrar (Phantom Planet) are members of his newfound musical family who have contributed to the creation of Benson’s album.

Also Out April 27th: two stunning Irish home grown acts release new albums:

Corkonian Cormac O Caoimh announced gig dates Nationwide to accompany the release of his new album ‘A New Season For Love’. With a constant glow of raving online reviews the last two months, the album is sure to impress. Likened to Nick Drake, you can Listen to Cormac O Caoimh’s new album: ‘A New Season For Love’ on Soundcloud now.

Robb Murphy: writes stunning acoustic ballads, if you like Rice/ Baxter, he may just reach out and touch you. His debut album Take A Stand is out April 27th: Murphy has had an award winning film maker complete a short film on his latest single release ‘ON MY SIDE’, you can view it here. For a full list of live shows see To listen to the album follow this link:

The Saw Doctors returned from a 6 week tour in the States last week only to announce more gigs! this time in the homeland! Details of their Summer single will be announced later this week.

Irish Shows  2012
Fri May 4 Limerick Milk Market/Riverfest
Sat May 5 Waterford Forum
Sun May 27  Donegal
The Diamond – Open Air Concert
Sun June 3 Enniscorthy Strawberry Festival
Sat Nov 24 Dublin Olympia

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