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Arthur’s Day – The ‘Hot’ Stuff?

Posted in General Tickets There Blog, INTO-NOISE!, IRISH NOISE!, Music with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 9, 2012 by Tickets There

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 a celebration of Ireland’s most famous export – Guinness.

Steve is quoted in the Irish Times as describing this year’s Arthur’s Day celebrations as a “cynical act in pulling the wool over Paddy’s eyes”. A great number of people have supported Steve’s comments while many others (including The Minutes & Thomas Walsh of Pugwash) don’t see what all the fuss is about. From a bog standard point of view, it should be simple, an Irish festival for Irish bands – but that’s just not the way it is unfortunately. This article is not directed at Steve Wall, but rather the points he raised that a lot of other people / musicians agree with.

Diageo PLC, owners of the Guinness Brand and many others, are a British company that decided to celebrate the 250th anniversary of the Guinness Brewing Company in 2009 with an international tribute to Arthur Guinness, the man who started it all. They landed in Ireland on September 24th and spearheaded a massive celebration using international music acts with a massive Proud to be Irish / Guinness drinker theme running through it. Great success, made a bit of dosh for Diageo– everyone happy. However, when it returned a year later people got the message that this was not a once off thing. Obviously the chance to generate a guaranteed annual increase in revenue was a little too lucrative for Diageo to just ignore. Fair enough, this is a recession after all and more revenue equals more money for the country and St. Jame’s Gate employees getting to stay in the job. All good, no?

So the money-making side isn’t what’s annoying Steve and supporters of his comments. It all comes down to the entertainment being used to promote this supposed Irish / Guinness festival. While Diageo promoted that fact that over 500 Irish bands were taking part in this year’s Arthur’s Day celebrations, none of those names were headline artists. Indeed, no Irish act of any sort was chosen to be a headliner at a festival that used Ireland and Irish-ness as its foundation and platform worldwide. Very unfortunate and a little disrespectful to a country long renowned for its powerful traditional music and its massive contribution to the world of internaltional music over the years….not to mention all the pints of the black stuff us good auld Irish have purchased over the years. While Arthur’s Day could have been a chance to allow home-grown talent like Le Galaxie, Jape, Ham Sandwich, Cast of Cheers, (Shudder) Fight Like Apes..etc, etc to shine on an international setting, on a day when the whole world wanted to embrace Ireland and it’s culture. A very fair point, but Tickets There can’t unanimously agree we’re afraid and it’s for one simple reason. Arthur’s Day is a celebration for a man who endorsed the idea of British rule over Ireland and proclaimed himself an Irish Unionist. Therefore, isn’t it more fitting we get British acts in to represent Arthur’s Day rather than Irish ones?

To be fair, that’s not our real reason. Unlike St. Patrick’s day (incidentally, another plastic paddy festival for a man who was 1, ENGLISH and 2, brought Christianity to Ireland – something a lot of people these days would rather hadn’t happened), Arthur’s Day is an event invented by and run by a company, not a country. Sure pubs chip in and do their part, but they aren’t answerable to Ireland or its people. It’s all for a drink and the man that invented it and it just so happens they came from Ireland. We are fortunate a company has taken a lead at drumming up some good cheer and extra business for our streets, pubs and restaurants during these bleak recession hunkered days, rather than do nothing at all like most of our national companies. None of the Irish bands mentioned in any of this are tearing up the international charts so why would they be booked as major headliners just because of where they’re from? That folks is bias, discrimination and wouldn’t be tolerated in any other form.

We must all be getting sick of Irish people attacking anything and everything in sight. Why don’t we all just attack Oxegen and Electric Picnic for not exclusively booking Irish talent as their key headliners? Or fine MCD and Aiken for not ensuring that 50% of their events are Irish based? If Irish bands want to make it in this life they’ll have to do what every other band has to do, appeal to people, sell albums and make it. They’re not being discriminated against, they’re not be cast away or anything else. This is not 1960’s London, we are no longer below the dogs. We are a respectable country with a proud musical heritage and should be able to make our way in the 21st century without Bono or hand-outs. If people higher up in the Irish entertainment world have a problem, why don’t they arrange their own festival to celebrate our music? If our bands are as big a draw as they say then certain people will make a fortune and the bands will get a larger platform.

The Irish need to stop blaming their problems on everyone else and take some responsibility for themselves. How can we ever hope to restore our pride and dignity if we keep running back to internationals, pulling on their trousers asking for more? Ireland needs to re-carve its own identity and make other countries look to us with awe and excitement, rather than berate, guilt and sulk our foot through the door.

Incidentally, Steve Wall is a man I have a lot of respect for. He’s one of the greatest song writers Ireland has ever produced and founder / driver of two bands Tickets There (and myself, Robert O’ Connor) greatly admire and enjoy. This is not an attack on him, but a criticism of any Irish band that sits around waiting for ill-gotten hand-outs. It’s tough out there but that is life as a musician (and everyone else for that matter). Stop sitting around waiting for others to open doors and do it yourselves with your music. If Ireland doesn’t suit, re-locate or get a new job. If things are made too easy, everyone will be in a band and the whole scene will water down even further. Steve fairs better than most and works exceptionally hard to keep his bands going, but it’s time Ireland stopped blaming all of its problems on the English and got up and did something about it for ourselves. Let’s just leave Arthur’s Day for what it is, celebrating the black stuff!

Jape Win Meteor Choice Award….again!

Posted in IRISH NOISE!, Music, News with tags , , , , , , on March 9, 2012 by Tickets There

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 and Tickets There have been firm fans for a very long time. l’m delighted to see the award go to Richie and extend a congrats to all the other nominees who qualified for the award including the excellent And So I Watch You From Afar, Bell X1 and Lisa Hannigan who all put out excellent albums last year.

Seriously though Choice lads, he’s just a ‘man who plays the bass from Crumlin’!

JAPE Announce Pre-Paddy’s Day Whelan’s Show

Posted in Gig Listing, Music with tags , , , on January 26, 2012 by Tickets There

JAPE has announced a gig in Whelan’s for Friday, March 16th. Currently in the middle of their Ocean of Frequency tour around the country, Jape will return to the capital in less than two months to blow the roof of the legendary Wexford street venue. Tickets are on sale now priced €16.50 (€15 on the door).

Since Tickets There is unfortunately missing his Leitrim gig next week, you can guarantee we’ll be at this one! Official press release and all that jive is available on the Whelan’s site – http://www.whelanslive.com/index.php/archives/8043

Halloween Night In Dublin (30th Oct.)

Posted in Gig Listing, Music with tags , , , , , , , , , , on October 30, 2011 by Tickets There

Bad Medicine @ Gypsy Rose (30th Oct.)

The Gypsy Rose have some hard rockin’ ghoulish surprises in store for you this Halloween with their Bad Medicine night. Promising live bands, DJ’s, a massive prixe draw and as much classic rock as you can handle. Admission is €5 and it’s all in aide of Temple Street Children’s University Hospital. Costumes are option…but you’re a spa if you don’t dress up. It’s Halloween for christ’s sake, what’s wrong with you?? All pints and shorts €4 until 12:00AM

State.ie Photo Exhibition 2011 & JAPE @ Twisted Pepper (30th Oct.)

State.ie are launching their 2011 photography exhibition in Twisted Pepper on Sunday, October 30th. The show will feature shots from twelve of their premier photographers including Mr. Kieran Frost, Ireland’s greatest photographer. It all starts a 18:00 and finishes at 20:00. After that, the amazing JAPE will play a full band show in the main venue. Tickets for Jape are priced €12 on the door.

Club Hell: Radio Nova Halloween Ball @ O’Reillys (30th Oct.)

Costume party in Club Hell on the 30th with Radio Nova throwing out prizes for the best ones. Heineken sponsoring it so there’ll probably be model tits and free booze to boot. Tickets are €8 on the door (or ask at the O’Reillys bar for more)

HALLOWEEN BANK HOLIDAY LIVE ALL DAYER @ THE WORKMAN’S CLUB (30th Oct.)

Former Humanzi front man and current Admiral of all Things Black (yep, clever word play aside; it’s Shaun Mulrooney, the Admiral Black) return to Dublin today to headline an all day music event taking place at The Workman’s Club. Fancy Dress, 7 bands and DJ’s; 18:00 – 03:00 AM (yep, 9 hours of music ‘n’ booze). Also on the bill are Fallen Rule, Tandem Felix, Hellfire Club, Womens Murder Club, New Town Disaster and I Am A Car Crash. Oh and did we mention it’s ALL FREE? Well it is.

JAPE – Ocean of Frequency (Album Review)

Posted in Album Review, IRISH NOISE!, Music with tags , , , , on September 26, 2011 by Tickets There

Since picking up the Choice Award for their 2008 album, Ritual, Jape have seen a massive rise in their popularity both home and abroad. They’ve spent the last three years playing national and international tours as well as several high profile festival spots at Glastonbury, Electric Picnic and many more. Now the band is back with their fourth studio album, Ocean of Frequency and they’re in prime position to make the most of their celebrity as one of Ireland’s leading electro-pioneering pop groups and go all the way.

But do they want to?

Ocean of Frequency is the album Tickets There was anticipating a year ago when the band performed a mini-studio break show in the Button Factory. Sparse, quiet and extremely subdued in almost every way. All in all, a re-design of their classic tranquil sound with little or no attempts made to compete against live classics like ’I Was A Man’, ‘Strike Me Down’ and ‘Floating’ while at the same time it also lacks standout quieter moments like ‘At The Heart of all This Strangeness’, ‘Phil Lynott’ or ‘The Hardest Thing To Do’.

Oddly enough, Jape have chosen not include well received tasters ‘Hands of Fire’ and ‘Lying on a Deathbed’, which surfaced at the start of the summer or ‘The Worry Fades’ that was previewed last year and instead gone all out with a fresh spread for fans to enjoy. The new sound works well on tracks like ‘Please Don’t Turn the Record Off’, ’The Oldest Mind’ and ‘Too Many People’ – the albums opening tracks. However, as the record rolls on it becomes harder and harder to pull real excitement out of it and anyone hoping for a perfect musical assault, like that seen on Ritual, may be in for a let-down. Fans of the older sound will find a lot more to enjoy with songs like ‘You Make The Love’, ‘Scorpio’ and ‘Its Shadow Won’t Make Noise’ adding Jape’s signature writing style to the mix.

Ocean of Frequency is by no means an objectionable record, in fact it perfectly sits in line with the direction Jape initially started off on, but veered away from when Floating became such a hit. Unfortunately though, it lacks a definitive flag ship song to rally around, enjoy and sell it. The band has proven they can go all the way if they want but with Richie Egan’s tendency to keep all eyes focused on the music– maybe this is his way of reverting back to his roots and keep Jape the way he wants it, rather than let fans and popularity dictate the direction his creation should go in. At the end of the day, there’s no arguing with that.

Ocean of Frequency is due release on new label, music/is/for/losers on the 30th September. The official album launch will take place at The Button Factory on Saturday 1 October.

JAPE: Ocean of Frequency (10 Days and Counting)

Posted in IRISH NOISE!, Music, New Music, News with tags , , , , on September 20, 2011 by Tickets There

Another story we’re too far behind on. The excellent JAPE have announced details on their fourth studio album, Ocean of Frequency, with the release date planned for September 30th through music/is/for/losers. Artwork and track listing have been unveiled and you can now get a sneak peak of new track, ‘The Oldest Mind’ by listening below.

Judging by what we’ve heard so far, the album is going to be a fine piece of work and a very worthy follow up to 2008’s Ritual. We’ll keep you posted on any further developments and remember, you can catch Jape on tour across the country throughout September and October. Dates below,

Jape on Tour 2011
Sept 24th – Limerick, Dolans Warehouse
Sept 30th – Cork, Cyprus Avenue 

Oct. 1st  – Dublin, The Button Factory
Oct. 7th  – Mullingar, The Stables
Oct. 8th  – Galway, Roisin Dubh
Oct. 11th – Maynooth, N.U.I. Maynooth
Oct. 13th – Belfast, Spring & Airbrake
Oct. 15th – Letterkenny, An Grianan Theatre
Oct. 21st – Tralee, Club Head Bang Bang

Ocean of Frequency track-listing,

  1.        An Hallucination
  2.        Please Don’t Turn The Record Off
  3.        The Oldest Mind
  4.        Too Many People
  5.        One OF Those Days That Just Feels So Long
  6.        Borrowed Time With Peace
  7.        Scorpio
  8.        You Make The Love
  9.        Internal Machine
  10.        Its Shadow Won’t Make Noise
  11.           Na Niotancullah
  12.       Ocean Of Frequency

Jape – Hands of Fire / Lying on a Deathbed (Single Review)

Posted in IRISH NOISE!, Music, Single Review with tags , , , , , , on May 27, 2011 by Tickets There

What ever your taste in music, there’s little to no chance you haven’t come across and enjoyed the mighty Jape over the past few years. Ever since the release of their second album, The Monkeys in the Zoo have More Fun Than Me in 2004, Jape’s appeal and presence on the Irish scene has been growing at a rapid rate. In 2009 the band won the Choice Music Prize for their third album, Ritual and now they’re back to do it all over again. Titled Ocean of Frequency, the group’s fourth album is due to come out in September but you don’t have to wait for new music as the band has just released the album’s first double A-side single.

Hands of Fire is a welcoming boost of energy from the band that does it better than anyone else. No first single from Richie Egan is going to have anything less than an upbeat, catchy as sin chorus, a perfect, striking bass line and an appealing ‘we should go raving’ quality. Lying on a Deathbed comes from the opposite end of the Jape spectrum. Gentle, busy but dreamlike and placid. Fine home grown lyrics with the occasional eye raising naughty thrown in from time to time. Overall, a perfect complement to Hands of Fire.

No denying it now, the return of Jape has begun. Prepare for show announcements and get ready for an album that’s promising to be one of the best we’ll hear this year. Listen to Hands of Fire / Lying on a Deathbed now @ Jape’s Official Soundcloud

JAPE Returns! New Single & Album Details Released

Posted in IRISH NOISE!, Music, News with tags , , , , , on May 20, 2011 by Tickets There

All round musical genius Richie Egan is dusting off the Jape cloak, getting the band together and revving things up for the release of their fourth studio album. Last seen flogging his latest project, VisionAir, he’s now ready to release the follow up to 2008’s Choice Music Price-winning Ritual.

Titled Ocean of Frequency, the album is set to hit stores in September with a brand new double-A side single, titled Hands of Fire / Lying on a Deathbed hitting Irish airwaves on Friday, May 27th.

Tickets There would like to wish Richie and the lads the best of luck with the new record. We’re confident the boys have something exciting up their sleeves and we are looking forward to indulging in the fruits of their labours. Looking forward to some mighty-Jape in 2011!

JAPE ANNOUNCE DUBLIN HEADLINING SHOW

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!

Jape: Debut Album ‘Cosmosphere’ Now Online

Posted in Music, News with tags , , , , , , on August 27, 2010 by Tickets There


2009 Choice Award Winner, Jape have added their debut album, Cosmosphere to their new Website. Along with Cosmosphere, you’ll also find follow up albums The Monkeys In The Zoo Have More Fun Than Me and the amazing Ritual

Cosmosphere is where Jape first stretched out into the world and became the band we all know and love. Physical copies are like gold dust but now everyone can listen and enjoy the album Mr. Egan has generously stuck up free of charge. Tickets There’s advise – leave this site immediately, go over and enjoy some early Jape tunage! Oh, and did we mention you can Download it for Free?

Visit Jape at their new home http://japemusic.com/ and check out their always amazing artwork, news and most importantly THE MUSIC!

Japes new album is already half way through the mixing process so an expect an update very soon. Tickets There has decided to stop listening to the new demos and tracks on Soundcloud to let the buzz build but so far it sounds great!
Pic Comes from Somadrone / Neil O Connor

JAPE: New Website

Posted in Music, News with tags , , on August 26, 2010 by Tickets There


Jape have a new website! Click Here to view!

JAPE: The Worry Fades – New Song!

Posted in IRISH NOISE!, Music with tags , , , on August 6, 2010 by Tickets There


Riche Egan, aka Jape has stuck a new track, The Worry Fades up on Soundcloud and it’s well wortha few spins. Check it out by Clicking Here.

Jape Readies New Album

Posted in IRISH NOISE!, Music, News with tags , , , , on July 4, 2010 by Tickets There

Just 10 minutes ago, Choice Award winners and Irish electro extraordinaire Richie ‘Jape’ Egan confirmed that his new album is reaching completion.

Updating his Facebook page, the singer wrote..

‘new album almost recorded here in black box studio france, still a bit to do though. it sounds pretty sweet so far we reckon :). still no title though.. any suggestions? Xrich’

Tickets There will off course bring you more news when we have it.

Indie-Pendence Festival – First Acts Announced

Posted in IRISH NOISE!, Music, News with tags , , , , , on March 19, 2010 by Tickets There

Mitchelstown will once again prove to the world they’re more than just a cheese town when it becomes the site of the fifth annual Indie-Pendence Music Festival. Mark it in your calendars folks because the first batch of acts has been announced and it’s looking good. See the first acts announced below,

Reverend & The Makers | The Coronas | Jape | Delorentos | Fred | Codes | The Chapters | Wiggle | O Emperor | Fish Go Deep | The Flaws | Yes Cadets | Abedesi Shank | The Riptide Movement | Panama Kings | Hoarsebox | Disconauts | The Loaded Kings | The Vital Spark | Dashka | Heritage Centre | The Funeral Suits | Sweet Jane | Ghostcat | The 202’s | Pocket Promise | The Hot Sprockets | The Parade | Deaf Radio | Death Disco | DC Tempest | Autumn Owls | Ana Gog | Ladydoll

More acts including two major headliners will be announced over the coming weeks.

Taking place over the August Bank Holiday Weekend, tickets are priced €79 (Camping) & €59 (w/o camping).

Visit the festivals Official Website for more information.

JAPE: New Material On The Way

Posted in IRISH NOISE!, Music, News with tags , , , on December 31, 2009 by Tickets There


Hi all, this is a story that popped up a couple of weeks ago but only now, when nothing else at all at all is happening in the world, we’ve decided to give it a mention. One of Tickets There’s favorite acts, Jape is apparently working on (or finishing off) some new material. According to a blog post on the bands site, new material will be uploaded soon.

As all Jape fans are fully aware, the singer never seems to stop recording and Tickets There expects that as soon as the new Redneck’s album is done and dusted, we’re going to start hearing g a lot more about Japes latest projects.

As soon as their some meet on the story, Tickets There will be sure to let ye know….three weeks after ye hear it somewhere else. Going to buy some Lego now.

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

Posted in IRISH NOISE!, Music, News with tags , , , , , , , , on October 20, 2009 by Tickets There

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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 think of better things to do there aswell) on November 27th.

Seriously though, Tickets There isn’t about to shit on this crowd making the effort. It’s fantastic that bands will finally have a reason to make videos in this country because record labels and other stations don’t seem to want anything to do with em.

Visit the Official Site for more detials.

Here’s a list of this year’s categories and the nominees and Tickets There’s comments. (also, below is three of TT’s fav underground Irish music vids of all time).

1.BEST LIVE VIDEO
LISA HANNIGAN –  I DON’T KNOW
LISA HANNIGAN –  LILLE
LADYDOLL – BUTTON
THE BRILLIANT THINGS – RISE
AND SO I WATCHED YOU FROM AFAR – SET GUITARS TO KILL (TT’s Choice to Win)

2.BEST DANCE VIDEO
LE BIEN  –   HERE AND THERE
NOISE CONTROL – ADDICTION
DARK ROOM NOTES – LETS LIGHT FIRES
ARVEEN & MISK –  HELLS BELLS
LE GALAXIE – YOU FEEL THE FIRE (TT’s Choice to Win)

3.BEST STYLED VIDEO
DIRTY EPICS – COMING UP (TT’s Choice to Win)
JULIE FEENEY – IMPOSSIBLY BEAUTIFUL
LAURA IBIZOR  –  SHINE
THE CORONAS – LISTEN DEAR
THE BLIZZARDS  – POSTCARDS

4.BEST SOLO MALE
YNGVE WIELAND – LITTLE BOY
PADRAIG RUHSE – GONNA BE A CHANGE
JJ – PLAYING THE GAME
PEARSE MCGLOUGHLIN – WAYS TO KILLS A WEREWOLF
ENDA REILLY – MOL AN AIMSIRE

5.BEST SOLO FEMALE
LISA HANNIGAN – LILLE
JULIE FEENEY – LOVE IS A TRICKY THING
WALLIS BIRD  – HOME
MISS PAULA FLYNN – HOLIDAY IN SWEDEN
GEMMA HAYES  – HOME (TT’s Choice to Win)

6.MOST ORIGINAL CONCEPT FOR VIDEO
FIGHT LIKE APES – SOMETHING GLOBAL
THE CHAPTERS – VIDEOTAPES
HERM –  HEADS
GRAND POCKET ORCHESTRA – BALLET SHOES
SEAN NEEDHAM –  I’M NOT AFRAID

7. BEST PRODUCTION / SPECIAL EFFECTS
SICKBOY – SILENCE IN CONVERSATION (TT’s Choice to Win)
CAP PAS CAP – WE ARE MEN
JAPE – FLOATING (TT – Why is Jape here, isn’t this video years old? What about I Was A Man?)
HAM SANDWICH – BROKEN GLASS
202′S –  EASE MY MIND

8.BEST VIDEO BY A NEW COMER    (public Vote)
HOGAN – I WANT YOU
HOARSEBOX – ALL I NEED NOW
BATS – SHADOW FUCKING
BOWLEGGED – RED LIGHT
TALLULAH DOES THE HULA – BAD BOYFRIEND

9. DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR
EOGHAN KIDNEY
LORCAN FINNEGAN
SIMON EUSTACE
LINDSEY BYRNES
WILL MCCONNELL

10. VIDEO OF THE YEAR 2009 (none!)
DUCKWORTH LEWIS METHOS  – MR MIRIAD
FIGHT LIKE APES – TIE ME UP IN JACKETS
THE CORONAS – LISTEN DEAR
THE BLIZZARDS – POSTCARDS
VALERIE FRANCIS – PUNCHES 

Jape’s Up to Something!!

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

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After winning the 2008 Choice Music Price last year for his third album, Ritual, it seems main man, Richie Egan is working on his eagerly anticipated 4th album. Fans of Jape will know that he already has a whole host of new tracks ready to go and according to the group’s official Twitter page, a new studio has been set up and seems to be in use.

When Tickets There knows more, you’ll hear it…probably before we post it but who cares. Rock on!!

Tickets There: Our Favorite Irish Bands

Posted in General Tickets There Blog, Music with tags , , , , , , , , , on September 19, 2009 by Tickets There

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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 aren’t on this list for example ;)).

Click on the band names to read what Tickets There has to say about them.

Safe: Top 10 Best Irish Bands & others worth checking out

  1. The Future Kings of Spain (Indie Rock)
  2. Concerto For Constantine (Indie Rock)
  3. Jape (Indie / Techno / Pop)
  4. Humanzi (Punk Rock)
  5. The Aftermath (Pop Rock)
  6. Jaded Sun (New Entry) (Rock N Roll)
  7. Cathy Davey (Singer / Songwriter)
  8. LE GALAXIE (Electro-Rock)
  9. Adebisi Shank (Hard Rock / Metal, Instrumental)
  10. Mass Extinction (Thrash Metal)

TURN, The Mighty Atomics, Kill City Defectors, The Walls, One Day International, The Brothers Movement, Oliver Cole, The Answer, The Delorentos, Class of 1984, The Mighty Stef, The Frames, The Rapport, ,Bell X1, Lisa Hannigan, Republic of Loose, Berkeley, The Murder Clues, Fred, Sickboy, TKO, Joe Rubix, R.S.A.G., The Stunning, And So I Watch You From Afar, Codes, I’ll Eat Your Face, Cheap Freaks, Sound of System Breakdown, The Mighty Atomics, The Brad Pitt Light Orchestra, Sweet Jane, C!ties, 21 Outs, Floyd Soul & The Wolf, The Bloody Shanks, The Pulpit, A Futurist Theatre, Beastmen, A Futurist Theatre, Solar Taxi, Ghundi, Stone Throwing Youths, House of Dolls, Fingersmith, Fighting With Wire, Spook of the Thirteenth Lock, Swanee River, The Black Strands, The Cold 100, Million Dollar Reload, Sirocco, The Whiskey Limbs, Lluther, Two Tales of Woe, Raging Conflict, Gama Bomb..more to come.

Jape -At the Heart of all of this Strangeness

Posted in General Tickets There Blog, Music with tags , , , on September 16, 2009 by Tickets There

Great song