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Oliver Cole – The Odessa Club, July 22nd

Posted in IRISH NOISE!, Music, News with tags , , , on July 5, 2010 by Tickets There

Oliver Cole is coming back to Dublin to headline Live At The Odessa on July 22nd. Mr. Cole and band will be banging out tunes from the singers debut solo album, We Albatri in the cozy, intimate and always packed Odessa Club on Dame Street.

Live At The Odessa is a regular presentation of big names acts in a small venue which has seen the likes of Maria Doyle Kennedy, The Walls (who are indecently playing this Thursday, 8th July), Jape, The Jimmy Cake plus many more grace’s it’s doors.

No ticket price as of yet but generally the shows are put on for a very modest price.

Oliver Cole – We Albatri Vinyl Release

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

EMI are releasing several album to celebrate Record Store Day on April 16th, one being our very own Oliver Cole’s debut solo album, We Albatri.

Ollie’s albums was released last week and landed at number 36 in the charts after 4 days of sale. Expect this to rise over the new couple of weeks. To read our full review, Click Here.

Oliver Cole – We Albatri (Album Review)

Posted in Album Review, IRISH NOISE!, Music with tags , , , , , , , , , on March 31, 2010 by Tickets There


Torn between loyalty and honesty, Tickets There has been dreading the thoughts of writing this review for a long time now. As massive fans of Oliver Cole’s former group, Turn, we’ve never really gotten the same excitement, enjoyment or fulfillment from the singer’s solo material. That being said, Oliver possesses a charm, style and above all, a talent that you just can’t ignore. So here we are, four years after Turns demise, still waiting for Ollie to produce something to fill the void left since their absence. Thankfully, we’re delighted to report that our fears and hesitations have finally been appeased.

Musically, the album gets harder and harder to define with each listen. Tracks like What Will You Do?, Oh My Girl and Too Many People bounce around with quietly restrained catchiness and easy going vibes. Drug Song and Little Bad Dream take their cues from a country backing while more soulful pieces like Close Your Eyes, We Albatri, Spotlight and the excellent Need You Strong are far more stripped back and powerful. Each song possess it’s own unique charm and style but they still manage to blend perfectly together giving the album a great flow.

Lyrically the album is heavy. Moth’s Wing, Need You Strong, Close Your Eyes and Spotlight are filled with sadness and themes of lamenting love, memories and regrets. Oliver’s immense talent for writing extremely personal and profound music combined with his incredibility soulful vocals give the songs a passion and an edge that few in this country can match.  

Unlike other reviewers, Tickets There won’t commit that this album upstages Oliver’s past. However, we’ll say this. We Albatri continues Oliver’s great tradition of writing and recording incredibly passionate and diverse music.  Thoroughly enjoyable from start to finish and only improves with repeated listens.

Check Out: Oh My Girl, We Albatri, Too Many People, Little Bad Dream…agh, just buy the album and check em all out.

Oliver Cole’s Official MySpace


Oliver Cole & The Redneck Manifesto – New Albums Out TODAY!!

Posted in IRISH NOISE!, Music, News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on March 26, 2010 by Tickets There


Today see’s two of Ireland’s most important underground acts releasing new material. What better way to celebrate a Friday???

Firstly, Dublin’s legendary instrumental giants, The Redneck Manifesto release their much anticipated Friendship, their first LP since 2004’s I Am Brazil.

The band released a free download titled, Black Apple a few weeks ago exclusively on Nialler9 and to say the band are back is an understatement. Click Here to see what Tickets There thought.

The RNM will be officially launching their album tomorrow in Tower Records (Instore), followed by a full headlining show in Tripod.

As for the second album, Legendary Turn front man, Oliver Cole is finally releasing his debut solo album, We Albatri today at 13:00 GMT.

Filled with songs of love & loss, Ollie was developed his song writing from aggression filled teen angst to a level of superior emotional quality.

To promote the record, Ollie will be playing InStore in Tower Records Today aswell as performing on the Late, Late Show tonight on RTE 1 (if you didn’t know the channel, you’re a sap). The official launch gig happens tomorrow, in Dublin’s The Sugar Club.

Oliver Cole – Oh My Girl (Single Review)

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


Legendary X-Turn front man, Oliver Cole is about to drop his Ex-Turn prefix with the release of his very own debut solo album, We Albatri next week. The LP was recorded in Germany and Dublin over the last couple of years and from what we’ve heard so far, it’s looking like a strong contender for Irish album of the year.

Today see’s the second single from the album, Oh My Girl getting its official release on 7Digital.com and it’s well worth a listen.

Unlike the start / stop choppiness and general strangeness of the album’s first single, What Will You Do?, Oh My Girl is a much more straight forward slice of acoustic styled pop. The chorus is catchy, there’s some lovely harmonies and the song flows so well you’d swear it was a river (weird comparison but, it’s your blog…freaks – Ed).

Click Here to go hear a preview / download and Click Here for full details of Ollie’s forthcoming album.

Oliver Cole – We Albatri Album Cover and Tour

Posted in IRISH NOISE!, Music, News with tags , , , , , on March 18, 2010 by Tickets There

The wait’s almost over folks, former Turn front man, Oliver (Ollie) Cole will be releasing his debut album in eight short days.

You may have noticed a fierce amount of publicity popping up around the net. He’s the featured artists on MySpace, he’s got a new video out for his first single, What Will You Do?, he’s releasing a second single, Oh My Girl this week, he’ll be showing up on telly’s all over the country when he appears on The Late Late Show next Friday (26th), he’s launching the album in Dublin’s, The Sugar Club on March 27th and then he’s off on tour.

Jesus these musicians don’t half work hard do they?

Above you can see the album cover, below you can see the Album Tracklist, all his current tour dates, the single covers for What Will You Do? (Available now in Road Records) and Oh My Girl (Out this week) and the video for WWYD?.

Tracklist: 

01. What Will Yo Do?
02. Oh My Girl
03. Too Many People
04. Close Your Eyes
05. We Albatri
06. Little Bad Dream
07. Drug Song
08. Spotlight
09. Need You Strong
10. Moth’s Wing

11. Life’s Great Advice (iTunes bonus track)
(thanks to http://www.turnwebsite.com/)

Tour:

27-Mar-10 The Sugar Club Dublin, Dublin
14-Apr-10 Set Theatre, Kilkenny Kilkenny, Kilkenny
15-Apr-10 Dolans Wharehouse Limerick, Limerick
16-Apr-10 The Sky And The Ground Wexford, Wexford
17-Apr-10 Roisin Dubh (main room, supporting Stornoway Galway, Galway
22-Apr-10 Cyprus Avenue Cork, Cork
23-Apr-10 Roisin Dubh Galway, Galway
23-Apr-10 Roisin Dubh Galway, Galway
24-Apr-10 Electric Avenue Waterford, Waterford

Oliver Cole ‘We Albatri’ Album Launch Announced

Posted in IRISH NOISE!, Music, News with tags , , , , on February 18, 2010 by Tickets There


Oliver Cole has announced that his debut solo album, We Albatri, will be officially launched in the Sugar Club, Dublin on March 27th.

Posting on his personal FaceBook Page, Ollie also confirmed the launch will be followed by a nationwide tour. Last week, Ollie announced the albums official released date is March 26th.

Track-list and cover art haven’t been released yet but Tickets There will off course follow up as soon as we have more details.