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Nine Inch Nails Added to Belsonic 2013

Posted in Gig Listing, Music with tags , , , , , , , on May 31, 2013 by Tickets There

318_35115938199_2875_nTrent Reznor is back, as are his greatest creation. Movie soundtracks? Bollocks! Trent knows his rightful place is at the helm of industrial music’s answer to ABBA (does that make sense? It’s late, you’re probably not reading this too closely anyway. Look at the pretty picture. I took that in 2007).

Nine Inch Nails are the latest headliners to join the Belsonic festival this year.  I’ll be honest – all the dates suck except August 21st when NIN will make their return to Irish shores with And So I Watch You From Afar supporting. How freaking good does that sound?

Tickets are on sale tomorrow morning, Friday May 31st @ 09:00am priced £30.  


Glasgowbury Announce first acts for 2013 Festival (The Answer, ASIWYFA plus many more)

Posted in Festival News, Gig Listing, Music with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 30, 2013 by Tickets There


Glasgowbury is now entering its thirteenth year as a festival and it just keeps getting better. Yesterday they announced the first list of names who’ll be appearing this year and there’s tasty choices for all music heads out there.

133059_1787976945938_1434990324_31885493_7829037_oThe festival aims to support local Northern Irish bands and The Answer, The Japanese Popstars and And So I Watch You From Afar aim to bring in the punters and demonstrate how strong Northern bands are right now. Helping them in this task will be (deep breath) Jetplane Landing, Little Bear, Axis Of, Ed Zealous, In Their Thousands, More Than Conquerors, Million Dollar Reload, Trucker Diablo, The Bonnevilles, Runaway GO, PigsAsPeople, Vanilla Gloom, The Wood Burning Savages, Pretty Child Backfire, Furlo, Robyn G Shiels and Rosie Carney – with many, many more still to be announced (about 50 from what we’ve heard).

The festival will take place over two days for the first time, July 20th – 21st with a ‘County Derry Showcase’ happening on the 19th…so really a three day job. If you want more than music to spend three nights ibn a field then Glasgowbury have you sorted as they’ve also announced their G-Spot Comedy stage will return and there’ll be a heap of carnival/Samba band activated, technology and gaming demonstrations / activities.

Tickets for Glasgowbury 2013, priced from just £35, are on sale now from this location.


Posted in IRISH NOISE!, Music, News with tags , , , on November 9, 2010 by Tickets There

As the white mist creeps over the black lit swamp, the blurry figure of Jape maestro Richie Egan can at long last be seen emerging, synth clutched tightly. At long last the excellent Jape are blowing of the cobwebs for a full blown tour with Fionn Regan and ASIWYFA(they really should be called ASIWYFA for short. From now on, tell everyone we said it first!). Now the tour we already reported on and we don’t repeat news here (*coughs) so you’re guessing there’s another reason for all this unnecessary gibberish.

Jape have announced a headlining show at Dublin’s Button Factory for December 17th. No word on support, tickets are even a flyer yet but you know TT, we’ll update this post as soon as the details come in. Click here to see

JAPE / And So I Watch You From Afar & Fionn Regan To Tour Next Month!

Posted in IRISH NOISE!, Music, News with tags , , , , , , , , , on October 11, 2010 by Tickets There

Good news folks, some top notch live acts coming your way next month as Jape, And So I Watch You From Afar and Fionn Regan travel the country on tour together. The shows are being organized by First Music Contact (FMC) who are heavily involved with the Hard Working Class Heroes Festival and offer budding bands and music industry hopefuls free advice and help in all their endeavors.

The tour is going out under the ‘FMC Tour’ Banner and will see all three acts sharing headlining duties. For more information, check out FMC’s website by Clicking Here (or check out the press release Here). In the spirit of Hard Working Class Heroes, tickets are going very the very moderate price of €15, a genuine bargain if ever there was one.

The dates announced so far can be viewed below,

Roisin Dubh, Galway (November 11),
The Pavilion, Cork (12),
Dolan’s, Limerick (13),
Spirit Store, Dundalk (18),
Dew Drop Inn, Kildare (19),
Whelan’s, Dublin (20).

See ye all in Whelan’s!

ASIWYFA (And So I Watch You From Afar) / Bats / Jogging – Live This Friday!

Posted in IRISH NOISE!, Music, News with tags , , , , , , on March 25, 2010 by Tickets There

One of the independent scenes leading lights, And So I Watch You From Afar are landing in Dublin tomorrow night to begin the Apocalypse…be warned!

Andres Lane Theatre’s the venue and hectic, chaotic noise will be the dish of the day. With the steadily growing Bats and Jogging! as support, it’s a gig that shouldn’t be missed.

Tickets are on sale now from for €12.00 a pop. Doors open at 8:00pm with ASIWYFA taking the stage at 9:30 sharp.

ASIWYFA released their second EP, Letters last month to rave reviews. Tickets There is hoping we can finally get our hands on a copy tomorrow night.

Gig Guide Is Back!!

Posted in IRISH NOISE!, Music, News with tags , , , , , , on February 14, 2010 by Tickets There

That’s right folks, the old Tickets There Gig Wall’s have returned (many month after I promised they would).

Every month we’ll e updating out new Gig Guide Page with the best shows we can find in Dublin. Currently we have Feb, March and April 2010 in there but e sure to check for regular updates to all these months and to see future months added on.

We find gigs by trawling though MySpaces, Facebooks, Venue websites, radio websites and other blogs, music sites..etc, etc and it takes time to gather all the details. If you know any good bands playing that you think we’d like, please drop us a message at and we’ll consider it for inclusion.

And So I Watch You From Afar – Letters EP (Out Today)

Posted in IRISH NOISE!, Music, News with tags , , , , , , on February 8, 2010 by Tickets There

To help break the Monday blues, the latest EP from northern instrumental metal giants ASIWYFA is out today. Although the ‘Add to Basket’ Button hasnt been activated yet, it should be up and running shortly so pop over to Small Town America Records to order yours when it’s all go.

The Letters EP features four brand new tracks (one of which, S is for Salamander, can be heard over at the bands MySpace. The full track listing can be viewed below.

  1.  S Is For Salamander
  2. D Is For Django The Bastard
  3. B Is For B-Side
  4. K Is For Killing Spree (Ode To)

The bands self-titled debut album is currently in the running to pick up this year’s Choice Music Prize. The Winner will be announced in March. Catch ASIWYFA when they play the following Irish shows in Feb / Mar.

11th Feb – Bakers Place, Limerick
12th Feb – Crane Lane Theatre, Cork
13th Feb – Electric Ave, Waterford
15th Feb – HMV Instore, Belfast

2nd Mar – Tower Records Instore, Dublin
26th Mar – Andrews lane, Dublin

IRISH NOISE! – And So I Watch You From Afar (MySpace)

Posted in IRISH NOISE!, Music, MySpace Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , on January 15, 2010 by Tickets There

On Wednesday, Tickets There took one of our almost daily constitutionals to our local. We’d been listening to I’ll Eat Your Face for almost the whole day and decided to check what the buzz was amongst some other metal loving folks. Surprise, Surprise no one had ever heard of them and one lad is completely convinced I’ve made them up. Wasn’t much of a shock when it turned out none of the, had heard of And So I Watch You From Afar either. One word, disgraceful! Obviously the main reason for their lack of press hasn’t been a lack of talent on the bands side but rather a lack of coverage on Ireland’s sexiest music blog, Tickets There. So it’s time to ratify this!

2009 Choice Music Award Nominees ASIWYFA, are currently one of Irelands brightest shinning hopes for international stardom (what the f**k TT, try not to jinx every band you review. Ass! – Ed)  Their self-titled debut was a widely acclaimed by pretty much everyone who came within two feet of it and their live shows are regarded and talked more than any other band on the scene. Along with the likes of I’ll Eat Your Face and Adebisi Shank, they’ve helped shape a very impressive, exciting and unique heavy metal / melodic scene that music fans of this country should be proud of.

So, with all the hype and promotion out of the way, what’s it all about you ask? Well, going through their MySpace player track by track would be a complete waste of time, as it is for almost any instrumental band.  They blend a massive range of styles throughout all their songs ensuring not a minute goes by without something new being added. Tracks like Set Guitars to Kill, S is for Salamander, Clench Fists, Grit Teeth…GO! and TheseRIOTSareJUSTtheBEGINNING are brain stomping, ear bleeding metal riffage in all directions. Huge, blazing guitars of fire spewing lashes of landmark solos, belting, bone breaking bridges and some of the most intense jamming’ you’ll hear any band accomplish for many a moon.

They display a much more melodic side on tracks like And The Voiceless, with it’s powerful, overhauling bass lines and Tip of the Hat, Punch In the Face which follows along the path the Red Neck Manifesto set out…before transforming back into their trademark adamantium metal madness.

What more can you say? Four Irish lads making a hell of alot of impressive noise. Love IT! Any more words would just keep you from checking them out when really that’s what you need to do. Go to their MySpace, listen and love.

Check out their MySpace by Clicking Here.

MySpace Review – C!ties

Posted in IRISH NOISE!, Music, MySpace Review with tags , , , , , on October 17, 2009 by Tickets There


On the ball today. Loads of great music, loads of people visiting Tickets There (which always makes us smile) and lots of sunshine for the soaking. Time for another look at some of Ireland’s finest bands. One of Tickets There’s earliest readers mentioned this band in a message to us and it didn’t take too many of their songs to convince us they deserve a praising review. So let’s get to it, shall we?

As usual, I’ve never seen the band live or heard their album (I do go to gigs and buy records, just seem to miss all these guys).

After listening to them for a while, I’m reminded of A.S.I.W.Y.F.A. and I’ll Eat Your Face…a little. Instrumental heavy rock / metal with some added keyboards for good measure. First song Satellites is a blast. Very fast in places, very heavy in others and several relaxed moments letting the listener unwind and enjoy the sights. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, Ireland has some fantastic instrumental bands on the go at the moment and these guys are another example of that. Second track, 4plus1equals5 is very similar to Satellites but in a good way. I’m never really sure what to say about instrumental acts other than they’re deadly or they’re shit. This band are the former. The music is more than good enough on it’s own to keep you interested and there’s more than enough changes to keep the song’s ‘building’ feel.

Interlude is third and brings on a totally different buzz. One that would be closer to Le Galaxie than ASIWYFA. Despite me comparing, I don’t want ye getting confused. This group have their own style and I don’t want to overshadow that. Interlude is a nice, sublime sort of peaceful effort. Dive, Dive, Dive on the other hand, is a blistering slice of pure grunge styled rock. Heavy guitars, ball busting drums and all the works. Wee stompy breaks and more pounding on everything they can play or find. Savage!!

15728 (actually the second last track, MySpace skipped it) finishes things off and it’s similar to Interlude except a radio kind of voice is repeating the numbers over the music. Very atmospheric. Like it was just plucked from a Resident Evil game. As the song progresses, it could be compared to a Prodigy number rather than a metal band. Great heavy dance beats, electronica up the wazoo and the whole shebang. Fuck writing about it, I’m going back to listen.

Highly recommended and they’re playing the HWCH Festival tonight, 20:55 in Twisted Pepper Click Here For More Details.

Also, check out the C!ties MySpace!