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Ham Sandwich – White Fox (Album Review)

September 29, 2010

They’re back, one of Irelands most hotly tipped bands Ham Sandwich have returned with their sophomore album, White Fox. It officially hits stores in two days but seeing as they’re lovely folks, they’ve allowed State Magazine to post the whole thing online for free streaming. It’s been so long since we reviewed an album here […]

Ham Sandwich Confirm New Album Title and Launch Show Details

September 17, 2010

Meath rockers Ham Sandwich have confirmed the title of their second album will be White Fox and it’s coming to a record store near you on October 1st. Track-listing and more details will be confirmed shortly but if the material released so far is anything to go by, White Fox is going to bury Carry […]

Ham Sandwich – The Naturist (Stream)

May 20, 2010

This is a song we very much regret not reviewing a couple of weeks ago when it first appeared. Alas, here it is now and if you haven’t already heard it on the other 150,000 Irish blogs praising it, then listen now. Ladies and gentlemen, Ham Sandwich’s latest release, The Naturist. Fantastic 🙂 Ham Sandwich […]

Ham Sandwich – Out of the Darkness (Single Review)

November 4, 2009

Tickets There doesn’t do many of these but we’d like start more of them. To kick things off, we’re taking a look at Ham Sandwich’s brand new single Out of the Darkness, which is officially released on November 6th. Unfortunately I can’t find an image of the single cover yet (but it’s there on their […]

Arthur’s Day – The ‘Hot’ Stuff?

October 9, 2012

Now that things have calmed down, Tickets There would like to further explore the Arthur’s Day controversy the erupted within certain circles of the Irish music scene last month when Walls / Stunning front man, Steve Wall, attacked the day for promoting English artists ahead of Irish talent, given that the spirit of day is […]

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 […]

Digital Socket Awards Announce 2010 Shortlist

January 14, 2011

There’s a new award ceremony in town and this time the bloggers are taking control. Goldenplec, Harmlessnoise, Nialler9 and a whole host of Irish blogs have formed together to present the best of the best in Irish music from last year with this prestigious new award that’s being decided by no less than 26 judges. […]

The Jägermeister Freezer Sessions Are Back!

November 16, 2010

Jägermeister have announced November dates for their Freezer Sessions series of gigs. Taking place in Limerick, Galway, Dublin and Cork, the shows are committed to bringing you some of the most exciting up and coming names Irish music has to offer. Bands already confirmed include O Emperor, Windings, Last Days of Death Country, Dark Room […]

Pay To Play – Tyrants, Thieves and The Bands They Rob

October 13, 2010

If there’s one topic that every music site, blog, magazine and opinionist in the world has to voice their view on at one time or another,  it’s illegal downloading. Ever since the whole Metallica Vs. Napster fall out in 2000, the music world has become strongly divided on the subject of illegal downloading and file sharing. Bands […]

EMI release Irish Compilation (Hotpress)

April 9, 2010

The folks at EMI are really putting some weight behind Irelands underground talent these days and people ought to be taking notice. Found this story on Hotpress (where you’ll have to read it in full, we’re not stealing everything :)) Click Here to Visit n Read @ ‘EMI Ireland have put together a 2CD, […]

Whelan’s: 1989 – 2009 Special Birthday Gig Tonight!

December 7, 2009

It’s Whelan’s birthday today and Tickets There, one of Irelands leading semi-part time, underground, can’t be bothered half the time champions of the Irish Independent Music Scene decided we couldn’t let the event pass without saying anything. Accustomed as we are to public blogging, we still aren’t any good at it, but we do our […]

First Ever Irish Music Television Awards (I-MTV) Announced.

October 20, 2009

That’s right, Ireland has its own MTV baby and it’s called…I-MTV (Irish Music Television). Like MTV, they’ve decided to start up an annual awards show, giving prizes for the best Irish music videos of the year…I think. This year’s (the first ever) award ceremony will take place at the Sugar Club, Leeson Street (I can […]

Hard Working Class Heroes 09

October 16, 2009


Arthur’s Day: Good drink, Shit Noise!

September 25, 2009

Anyone else in the pub last night at 17:59 for a toast to Arthur Guinness? Tickets There was but regrettably, there wasn’t a huge crew out. Ah well, quiet nights happen and when there’s free Guinness going around, a small crowd wont complain about having to fill the void 😉 What the hell was with […]


June 3, 2009

Dublin locals, A Lazarus Soul are definitely not getting the attention they deserve. I remember thinking that after seeing them by accident last year, when they supported Ham Sandwich in the Village. Made up of lead singer / songwriter Brian Brannigan and drummer Fin O’ Leary and completed by Joey, Bryan and Tony from The […]


January 18, 2009

Not going to put these in order, just a few pics from the best shows Tickets There attended in 200 Some amazing shows this year, KISS in Holland, Def Leppard and Whitesnake all around the U.K., Jape in Tripod, Whelan’s and The Button Factory, Concerto for Constantine in Fibber’s twice, Whelan’s, The Sugar Club and […]

The Rolling Stones – Slane Castle – Aug 18th 2007

March 13, 2008

  Thursday evening, I turn of my computer and finish work and head on over to my friend Niamh for a chat about how many Rolling Stones tickets she has left. After she shows me I fall in love. Saturday, about 1pm I am sitting down with a toasted ham and cheese sandwich and a […]