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BELL X1 Announce Album Release & Dublin Shows

December 9, 2010

The Bellies are coming back folks. With a lengthy acoustic tour already completed and a headlining appearance at this years Live At The Marquee in Cork confirmed, they’re cementing the Irish comeback trail with today’s announcement that their fifth studio album, Bloodless Coup will be released April 1st and to celebrate, they’ll be playing Vicar […]

Bell X1 Announce Acoustic Shows

July 14, 2010

Bell X1 have announced an acoustic tour across Ireland in November. The jaunt will see them hit every corner of the country and according to Hotpress they may even thrown in a few tunes from their next album. Full list of shows can be viewed below, Riverbank, County Kildare (10) Vicar St., Dublin (11) Set […]

HY-GIY?: Bell X1 – Music in Mouth

December 14, 2009

Have to take a break from Guns N’ Roses stories and it’s been too long since I revisited some of the finest albums our local acts have released over the years so let’s turn the spotlight on Kildare’s favorite sons, Bell X1. I first discovered Bell X1 in March, 2003. I remember the date because […]


June 3, 2009

I must start by apologizing for this review being so behind the times. I’ve been meaning to write this for a long time and I’m finally going to force myself through it. The Bellies release their fourth album (Blue Lights on the Runway) in January and three songs have been posted on their MySpace. As […]

Jape Win Meteor Choice Award….again!

March 9, 2012

Tickets There extends a hearty congratulations to Richie Egan and the guys in Jape for winning the Choice Award for the second time. In 2008 the band scooped the prize for their incredible ‘Ritual’ album and now they’ve gotten it for the follow up, ‘Ocean of Frequency’. Jape are one of Ireland’s most exciting bands […]

Electric Picnic 2012 – Line-Up Announced

March 1, 2012

This year’s much anticipated Electric Picnic Line-up has been announced and there’s a few gems in there to keep all happy. With the cancelation of this year’s Oxegen Festival, music heads around the country have been hoping for a saving grace from the eclectic lads, but have POD delivered? The Cure, Sigur Rós, Elbow, Grizzly […]

Tickets There: Gig / Festival Guide (June 2011)

May 31, 2011

Welcome back to the Tickets There gig guide. It’s been a long time since we did one of these but hopefully it’s ‘back for good’. Keep in mind, this guide will be updated throughout the month of June, so check back from time to time 🙂 Dublin Gig Guide Friday 3rd: Alarmist We Are Losers […]

Choice Music Prize 2009

March 3, 2010

Tickets There want’s to wish best of luck to And So I Watch You From Afar tomorrow night when they go up against the likes of Bell X1, Adrian Crowley, Codes and Laura Izibor for the Choice Music Prize 2009. Expect a review of the bands debut album (yes debut album, tower was sold out […]

Oliver Cole’s Debut Album Release Date Confirmed

February 5, 2010

Ex-Turn legend Oliver Cole will finally release his debut album, We Albatri on March 26th. In a quick, non disclosing statement on his facebook page, Ollie has confirmed this is the date we’ll finally get to hear what he’s been up to since Turn disbanded in July 2006.   Recorded in Germany and Ireland, the […]

Choice Music Award Shortlist: UPDATED WITH LIST

January 13, 2010

Well, it’s been a year already. Today at 15:00, the shortlist for the Choice Music Award 09 will be announced on Today FM and the Choice Music Awards official site, Last year’s award was picked up by Jape for his third album, Ritual, one of the finest albums released in this country for many […]

Tickets There: Top 50 Albums (2000 – 2009)

December 9, 2009

So, it’s decade ending time. All the music publications, webzines, blogs, fans everyone with a computer and the ability to type has a list of their top 5, 10, 20, 50, 1,000, 1,000,000 albums of the last ten years and the great, thoughtful, original minds that drive, create, nurture and bring you Tickets There have […]

Tickets there – Irish Playlist: Friday, September 25th

September 25, 2009

Maybe try and start this as a new feature, a weekly playlist of irish tracks Tickets There is currently listening to. Ash – Uncle Pat We all know Ash. Most of us love Ash. They just seem to get better and better with time but this week it’s Uncle Pat Time. What a fecking classic […]

Tickets There: Our Favorite Irish Bands

September 19, 2009

Hi There, Tickets There has decided to create a list of the Safe (Good) Irish bands. This list will only be based on our collective (my) personal tastes and will be updated as often as possible (Also, the Top Ten only includes bands that are still together and fairly underground / local. Thats why Ash […]

Electric Picnic – Recommended / Avoid

September 3, 2009

I avoid Electric Picnic like the black death in summer time. I have notions about its organizers, attendees and ideals (surprise, surprise – Ed) and I don’t think it’s a festival that will ever sit well with me. I have my reasons (misguided to say the least – Ed) and I’ll go into them another […]

Tickets There HY-GIY?: Turn – Forward

August 19, 2009

Without a doubt, this is Tickets There’s favorite Irish album of all time. Now, when it comes to Turn I will happily admit to being fully biased, as I am with almost everything I write except the majority of the MySpace reviews. As far as I’m concerned, Turn were one of the greatest Irish band […]


July 21, 2009

Ireland has always had a reputation for great music. It’s been part of tradition and heritage for as long as any one can remember. However, another more recent element of this tradition is many of our acts getting lost in time and passed over for the sake of another group. Off course this is a […]

TURN – A History: 1998 – 2006

July 18, 2009

TURN – A History: 1998 – 2006 Dedicated to everyone that made   Oliver Cole | Ian Melady| Gavin Fox Alan Lee | Ciaran Kavanagh | Terry McGuiness |Martin Quinn | Fiona Melady “It’s All Over Now” 16th July 2006, Oliver Cole, lead singer of Turn, posts a blog on the bands MySpace announcing that […]


June 3, 2009

After months and months of pestering different publications and E-Zines to do an interview with us, we finally had to lie…and it worked. None other that Trebor Harrington from Rolling Stone magazine, agreed to meet us over the phone and conduct a short but published interview (take that Enya!). Read on.. ‘Hated by the mainstream, […]


June 3, 2009

When you’re a fan of a genre, it’s generally because you found one band you fell head over heels in love with and you try desperately to find similar bands in order to discover new areas the sound can be brought to. My love for Irish music started with a truly legendary three piece from […]


April 6, 2008

Ireland has always had a reputation for great music. It’s been part of tradition and heritage for as long as any one can remember. However, another part of this tradition is many acts getting lost in time and passed over for the sake of another group. Off course this is a common occurrence in the […]