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Sweet Jane: Irish Dates start this week

Posted in Gig Listing, Music with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 22, 2012 by Tickets There

Soulful psychedelic rockers Sweet Jane have a bunch of Irish shows coming up. Kicking off this week, the group will play six dates around the country, including shows in Sligo, Dublin, Belfast, Mullingar and Cork. Full list of dates can be found below – Go on the Jane!

Oct. 27th – The Garavogue, Sligo.

Oct. 28th – Twisted Pepper, Dublin.

Nov. 1st – John Dalys. Mullingar.

Nov. 4th – Crane Lane, Cork.

Nov 24th – Twisted Pepper, Dublin.

Dec. 13th – Auntie Annues, Belfast.


A Massive Apology to Cheap Freaks, Sweet Jane and all acts that took place on Saturday @ Prussia Street Community Arts, Dublin.

Posted in General Tickets There Blog, Music with tags , on October 22, 2012 by Tickets There

Tickets There is extremely sorry for not mentioning Saturday’s Cheap Freaks show on the blog. We had a mail and simply misread the date and assumed it was weeks away. I am a big fan of Cheap Freaks and Sweet Jane so apologies to both of you and also to the other bands playing on the day – The #1s, September Girls, Nibiru, Death In The Sickroom and The Dead Beat.

Hope the show went well!

The Aftermath: Lost Possession Video & Launch Gig Announced

Posted in Gig Listing, IRISH NOISE!, Music, News with tags , , , , on June 4, 2011 by Tickets There

Ah yeah, The Aftermath are finally revving up for the release of album number two! The albums first single, Lost Possession, which was formally / informally released last year will now get the whole nine yards this month with the release of an official video and a launch gig happening in Mullingar.

The video is out now and can be viewed below with the launch show planned for June 19th @ Danny Byrnes Music Festival in Mullingar. Also on the bill are Tickets There favourites Sweet Jane plus many more (full line-up below). 9 bands, DJ’s all accompanied by a record fair, fire dancers, face painting, free barbeque, beer promotions and…oh yeah, it’s all FREE ENTRY!! (Tickets There is currently reviewing existing plans for that weekend because that sounds mad!)

Full Line-up:


PREVIEW: Temple House Festival 2011

Posted in General Tickets There Blog, Gig Listing, IRISH NOISE!, Music with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 26, 2011 by Tickets There

Feel the excitement building? Anyone who was there last year is and with just over two weeks left until launch, Temple House Festival fever has well and truly begun.

Over one hundred incredible bands, 4 stages, countless events and quirks, a medieval village, an arts trail, excellent food and a thousand other attractions, all set over a glorious June bank holiday weekend. Top that with amazing grounds, no major queuing and excellent organization, you’d be mad to miss it. Also it’s set in Co. Sligo so you can’t go too wrong.

Tickets are selling like hot cakes and Tickets There decided it was time to give you a quick preview of just some of the great bands booked for this years event.

Friday: June 10th

ASH (Bavaria Main Stage)

What can anyone say about the incredible Downpatrick pop rock trio that hasn’t already been said a thousand times before? Ash have been one of the highest ranking staples of the Irish and indeed, international music scene for the better part of two decades. From the release of their massively acclaimed album, 1977 in… 1996 to their trail blazing A-Z series, Ash have lead the way for Irish alternative rock and have remained one of the most influential bands ever to emerge out of Northern Ireland.

The Walls (Bavaria Main Stage)

Since the demise of The Stunning in the nineties, Steve and Joe Wall have been using their time very wisely. Under The Walls banner, they’ve released two records, Hi-LO and New Dawn Breaking and for the past two years, the band have been sporadically playing live while recording their third album, Stop The Lights, which is due out later this year. Armed with an adventurous new live show, a set-list packed with enchanting new material and old favourites, The Walls are well and truly on their way to chart storming and a slot in every homes CD rack. Not one you’ll want to miss on Friday.

Fighting With Wire (Bavaria Main Stage)

One of our MySpace finds and an excellent live act. Taking the stage just before the mighty Ash, Fighting With Wire are an exciting new Irish band that are promised to deliver an excellent set. Their style will also fit in nicely with their headliners so Ash fans, don’t miss them.

Ryan Sheridan (Acoustic Stage– Walled Garden ).

One of the best up and coming songwriters in Ireland at the moment. Ryan’s performances have been landing him a lot of attention recently and soon his name will be everywhere. Temple House have Ryan on a lovely, secluded acoustic stage in a lovely garden away from the packed main stage arena so take this opportunity to check him out before he returns as a headliner next year.


We’re going easy on ye for now, what with all the camping gear you’ll be lugging, tent pitching and so on that’ll fill up your morning but don’t dare finish up the Friday without checking out The Flaws, Kanyu Tree and Preachers Son (EDIT: Preachers Son have been moved from Friday to Saturday and will now be playing the main stage at 5:00pm)

Saturday: June 11th

Kerbdog (Bavaria Main Stage)

Saturday sees one of the most exciting events of the whole festival, the reunion of the legendary Kerbdog! That’s right, Cormac Battle and the lads will be taking the stage and belting out some of the biggest alt-rock hits any Irish band has ever produced. Sine the bands 1998 split they’ve reformed a few times. Make sure you catch this gig or you may not get another chance. (Also…they’re bloody savage).

The Fallen Drakes (The Music Maker Stage)

One of the biggest success stories from the Irish music scene and one that keeps on going. The Fallen Drakes have only been together for little over a year but already they’ve landed gigs at the O2 Arena and R.D.S. Outdoor Arena (supporting The Commitments and Bon Jovi respectively). When bands like this are on the up and up, you know it’s going to be a show to remember.

Land Lovers (Bavaria Main Stage)

They’ll be on good an early so don’t spend the whole night partying with Ash. The excellent Land Lovers came to our attention many months back and managed to sneak their way into Tickets There’s own personal daily rotation. Wait for the live version of Immovable Feet and you’ll be glad you took the time to see them.

The Danger Is (The Music Maker Stage)

Tickets There were fortunate enough to discover this amazing, talented, all round lovely lady last year and ever since then we’ve have been quite vocal about our love for her music. With a few choices on the market, an EP and a handful of singles, Niamh and her band, The Danger Is will arrive at Temple house and blow you out of the tent. Possibly our strongest recommendation of the weekend.

Mike Joyce (DJ Set) (The Music Maker Stage)

Former Smiths drummer, Mike Joyce is popping into Temple House be this years Peter Hook, He’ll be playing a DJ set at The Music Maker stage on Saturday night so if you’re not a fan of Whipping Boy or the Stero MC’s, you’ll know where to go. Last year Temple House had the legendary Peter Hook doing roughly the same thing and you couldn’t have asked for a better end to the second day. This year Mike will will be ensuring the party doesn’t manage to slip away.

Sunday: June 12th

Aslan (Bavaria Main Stage)

When running the search on Tickets There for ‘Aslan’ results, I was disappointed that this site has never devoted an article to the dublin legends. By far one of the most successful home grown bands we’ve ever produced and standard setters in the live arena. Led by the infamous Christy Dignam, Aslan have been rocking Irish stages since the early eighties and three decades later little has changed. Hits like ‘Lucy Jones Part 2’, ‘Crazy World’, ‘This Is’ and ‘Rainman’ have endeared them to hearts of thousand of Irish people ensuring packed houses where ever they play. Whether you’ve ever been a fan or not, Aslan are more than worth checking in on – no matter what else is on.

Sweet Jane (Bavaria Main Stage)

After releasing one of the most successful independent Irish albums of 2010, Sweet Jane have turned into an unstoppable touring machine. Their songs are fused with energy last seen on the seventies and their appeal is spreading wider. Mainland Europe, the U.K. and America have brought them an impressively large international fan base which continues to grow. They’re taking the main stage on the final night and are sure to deliver one of the festivals best sets.

The Riptide Movement (The Music Maker Stage)

The Riptide Movement have been firm favorites on Tickets There for a long time. Their second album is set to emerge later this year but already they’ve released two crackin’ singles from it and have taken Ireland by storm. Their repeated appearances on Grafton street, not to mention their constant touring has brought them firmly into the public eye and things are only getting better. Last week it was confirmed they would be one of two Irish bands supporting Bon Jovi when they hit the RDS next month. They rocked Temple House last year and you can damn well bet they’ll do it again in two weeks.

Oddsocks Revival (The Music Maker Stage)

One of Sligo’s own bands, Oddsocks Revival have been saved for the last day and judging by the massive crowd they attracted last year, you’ll need to get in early. They’re extremly strong live, have a massive number of killer tracks from their debut album, It’s Time and they’ll rock the place. Prepare for cowboys meets rock ‘n’ roll.
So that’s it. Like we said, Tickets are going fast – so Act now. Full detials can be found HERE. Enjoy and make sure you check out as many of the other acts as you can, it’s too good a line-up to miss.

Day to Day Breakdown In Full:

Friday, 10th June
Bavaria Main Stage : The Late Session with “Wiggle”, Ash, Fighting with Wire, The Walls, The Flaws, The Kanyu Tree, Inteference, 1922’s
The Music Maker stage : DJ Wool, Arveene & Misk, The Minutes, Pilotlight, Shouting at Planes, Readers Wives, Chuckys River, Boy Lights Fire
Acoustic Stage – Walled Garden : Ryan Sheridan, James Humson Niceol Blue, Michael Stafford, On/off, Tommy McNulty, Laura Sheeran, Ari Sheehan, Helen Smits
Bandwagon TV Stage –Rose Garden : Yngve & The Innocent, Machine Gun Baby, Joy Booth and B & The Honeyboy

Saturday, 11th June
Bavaria Main Stage : Late Session – The Amazing Few , Stereo MCs, Whipping Boy, Kerbdog, Stand, Miracle Bell, Preachers Son, Landlovers, Hogan, Karma Parking, Redbrick House, Nova Static
The Music Maker Stage: Silent Disco, Mike Joyce DJ Set (ex Smiths), Declan O’Rourke, Andy McKee, The Danger is, The Fallen Drakes, Cool Hand Dukes, Souls, Dub Doctor Sound System, Merchants of Fortune, Tim Cobain & band, King Kong Club BOB, Lost Colours
Acoustic Stage – Walled Garden: Rory and The Island, Rory Faithfield, Aisling O’Reilly, The Ball & Chain, Bailer, David Burke, Wyvern Lingo, Finnian Kelleher, Deirdre Keelan, Peter Baldwin
Bandwagon TV Stage – Rose Garden : Henrietta Game, Neptune City, Eugene Donegan, Clive Barnes, Sanszkrit

Sunday, 12th June
Bavaria Main Stage : Aslan, Something Happens, Lisa Hannigan, Jamie Lawson, CW Stoneking, The Raglans, Storyfold, Tupelo, Sweet Jane, 2Minutes2Midnight,
The Music Maker Stage : Bipolar Empire, Riptide Movement, Oddsocks Revival, Roisin O, Heathers,GMiley & The Soul Street Orchestra, The Barley Mob, Colin Scallan, Electric Penguins, The Hoop, Slap!
Acoustic Stage – Walled Garden : Mark Black, Hamlet Sweeney, My Bad Self, John Smith, Rhob Cunningham, Jason Clarke, Stephanie Rainey, Eoin Glackin, Glenn Cal, Damian Nash
Bandwagon TV Stage -Rose Garden : Paul Crean and the changing band, Willie Kelly, Red Queen Contest, A Smile Just Came, Saramai & The Swords, Gog and The Grinders

Temple House: More Bands Added & Day By Day Breakdown Released

Posted in Gig Listing, Music with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 10, 2011 by Tickets There

The Temple House Music Festival in Co. Sligo edges closer by the day and the organizers have announced hordes of new acts over the past few days that’ll be appearing over the weekend. In additional to that, they’ve also released the day by day breakdown so you’ll have a better idea when you can’t and can’t be unconscious in your tent or wrapped up by all the s**t cool stuff they’ll have waiting for you when ya need a break from the tunes.

Last week, Ryan Sheridan, Sweet Jane, Storyfold, Fighting With Wire, Wiggle, The Amazing Few, 2 Minutes 2 Midnight, Helen Smits and Tommy McNutly were all added to the line-up. They join the likes of Ash, The Walls, The Flaws, Kerbdog, Aslan, Something Happens, The Riptide Movement and many, many more who’ve already been confirmed.

The Festival takes place between June 10th and 12th with several stages, activities, arts and crafts as well as buckets of food and a medieval village to boot. For details about purchasing tickets, Click Here. Please find the full day by day breakdown below,

Friday, 10th June
Bavaria Main Stage: The Late Session with “Wiggle”, Ash, Fighting with Wire, The Walls, The Flaws, The Kanyu Tree, Inteference, 1922’s 
The Music Maker stage: DJ Wool, Arveene & Misk, The Minutes,Pilotlight, Heathers, Readers Wives, Preachers Son, Chuckys River
Acoustic StageWalled Garden :  Ryan Sheridan, Niceol Blue, James Humpstown, Tommy McNulty, Lauren Sheeran, Helen Smits,  
Bandwagon TV Stage –Rose Garden: Yngve & The Innocent, Machine Gun Baby, Joy Booth and B & The Honeyboy, On/Off, Michael Stafford 

Saturday, 11th June
Bavaria Main Stage: Late Session – The Amazing Few , Stereo MCs, Whipping Boy, Kerbdog, Stand, Miracle Bell, Shouting at Planes, Landlovers, Hogan, Karma Parking, Redbrick House,Nova Static
The Music Maker Stage: Silent Disco, DSonik, Mike Joyce DJ Set (ex Smiths), Declan O’Rourke, Andy McKee, The Fallen Drakes, Dub Doctor Sound System, Merchants of Fortune, Tim Cobain & band, King Kong Club BOB, Lost Colours
Acoustic StageWalled Garden: Rory and The Island, Aisling O’Reilly, The Ball & Chain, Bailer, Wyvern Lingo, Finnian Kelleher, Peter Baldwin
Bandwagon TV Stage – Rose Garden: Henrietta Game, Neptune City, Eugene Donegan, Clive Barnes, Sanszkrit 

Sunday, 12th June
Bavaria Main Stage: Aslan, Something Happens, Lisa Hannigan, Jamie Lawson, CW Stoneking, The Raglans, Storyfold, Tupelo, Sweet Jane, 2Minutes2Midnight,
The Music Maker Stage: Bipolar Empire, Riptide Movement, Oddsocks Revival, Jason Clarke, Roisin O, GMiley & The Soul Street Orchestra, The Barley Mob, Colin Scallan, Electric Penguins, The Hooks, Slap!
Acoustic Stage – Walled Garden:  Mark Black, Hamlet Sweeney, My Bad Self, John Smith, Rhob Cunningham, Stephanie Rainey, Damian Nash, Deirdre Keelan
Bandwagon TV Stage  -Rose Garden :  Paul Crean and the changing band, Saramai & The Swords, A Smile Just Came, Red Queen Contest, Will Kelly, Gog and The Grinders

Sweet Jane – Sugar For My Soul (Album Review)

Posted in Album Review, IRISH NOISE!, Music with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on November 2, 2010 by Tickets There

If you haven’t heard of Sweet Jane yet then we here at Tickets There think it’s about time you did. Fronted by former Mainline / The Brothers Movement guitarist Danda and the wonderful fully fledged fashion icon, Lydia Des Dolles the band have been racking up glorying reviews from around the country since the release of their debut album, Sugar For My Soul in July. On top of this, the band seems to be doubling their fan base every time they play a show, release a single or speak in public and word is still spreading. Praising reviews are also beginning to pour in from the States and Europe meaning we may soon lose them to the glamour, sunshine and fine wines so get on it!

Sugar for My Soul has been on heavy rotation in the Tickets There corporate offices for the best part of a month now and we’re still not sure how to describe it properly. Each song has its own individual appeal but all of them still retain the bands excellent echo filled, spacious psychedelic monopolized sound and firm beat driven foundation. Cleverly, the band has managed to deliver an array of different styles such as pop, rock, indie and guitar dance without compromising the records overall tone and impact. The stripped back, jam styled simple splendor of Close Your Eyes, Texas Tears, Don’t Hold Your Head So Low and Something for My Soul sit in perfect harmony with the heavier ‘on your feet’ pieces like Bleed, War Cry and Fade To My Heartbreak.

Without going too in-depth into the albums styles and diversity, it’s important to note that it’s just a very good, very appealing album. The band hasn’t attempted to replicate Pink Floyd style construction and have instead focused on writing very enjoyable pieces of music and made sure there’s something for everyone. Lydia’s softy delivered vocals mixed with Danda’s edgier harmonies and experimental guitar styles deliver the perfect package that can be enjoyed by all music fans. If you’re going to buy one Irish album this year (cheapskate!), make it Sweet Jane.

Sweet Jane – Dubinn & Galway Dates Announced

Posted in IRISH NOISE!, Music, News with tags , , , , , , , on July 13, 2010 by Tickets There

Hot on the heals of their Oxegen appearance, Dublin group Sweet Jane have announced two dates in Dublin and Galways for later this month.

The group will play Kelly’s in Galwayand Captain Americas in Blanchardstown on July 22nd and 24th respectively.

Sweet Jane released their debut album, Sugar For My Soul two weeks ago and recieved massive praise from fans and critics alike. Tickets There will have our review pusblished soon. Catch Sweet Jane on Tour in July / August

22-Jul-10 Kellys Galway, IRELAND
24-Jul-10 Captain Americas [Blanchardstown] Dublin, IRELAND
31-Jul-10 The Plaza [On The Quay] Waterford, n/a
31-Jul-10 Spraoi Festival [On The Plaza] The Quay, Waterford, IRELAND
01-Aug-10 Indie-Pendance Festival Mitchelstown, Cork, IRELAND

Sweet Jane to Play FREE Album Launch Shows

Posted in IRISH NOISE!, Music, News with tags , , , , , , , on June 23, 2010 by Tickets There

Up and coming psychedelic rockers, Sweet Jane have announced plans to play two free shows in Dublin to celebrate the release of their highly anticipated debut album, Sugar For My Soul.

The gig’s are both due to take place on Friday July 2nd (after work J) @ Tower Records (5.30 – In-store) and Pacino’s @ 11pm.

Tickets There carried out a brief interview with the bands front woman, Lydia Des Dolles last month to find out how the band were getting on and what their plans for the future look like. Click Here to Read.

Sweet Jane (Interview)

Posted in Interview, IRISH NOISE!, Music with tags , , , , on April 30, 2010 by Tickets There

Formed over three years ago, Dublin four piece Sweet Jane have developed from a mistaken chat up line into one of the independents scenes highest hopes for 2010 and beyond. Originally formed by well known Dublin guitarist Danda and the soulful Lydia Des Dolles, they’ve been working overtime for the last three years carving out their own unique take on sixties psychedelic rock mixed with modern indie originated traits.

Most recently the band have been readying their debut album, Sugar For My Soul and playing shows throughout Ireland and getting people ready for their next favorite band. Tickets There was fortunate enough to get a chance to ask the wonderful, soon to be style icon Lydia Des Dolles a few questions about the bands origins, progress on their debut album and their plans for the future.

Tickets There – Sweet Jane started life in early 2007, how does it feel entering your third year as a group?

Lydia – I have a hard time answering this question normally, simply because the band has had so many stages, it was Christmas 07 / 08 when I first met Danda and we started recording on a 10-track in my apartment, and it took us quiet some time to take it into our studio and develop it into a full-time band, so this last year has felt like our first in the sense that everything seem to fall into place and we got serious.

Tickets There – In the beginning you went through several line-up changes. Would it be fair to say that Ruairi and Donagh are as much a part of Sweet Jane as yourself and Danda now?

Lydia – um, well with Ruairi he’s been in Sweet Jane since the beginning, he played guitar and we had a different bass player, it was by default that he started to play bass, we were on tour and the last date was a festival in Cork, but our bassist couldn’t play it, so Ruairi had to learn play bass, and we just stuck to it, being a four piece suited us alot better than have a stage full of people playing y’know? And with Donagh, I guess its fair to say he completed us, in the sense that we always had drummers that played with us but their heart wasn’t in it, and I cant tell you how much that sucks, Donagh came from nowhere, knew none of us, just really like our band.

Tickets There – This April see’s the release of your debut album, Sugar For My Soul. You must be thrilled after all the hard work put in that it’s finally ready to go?

Lydia It was originally scheduled for April, but we had some file problems sending the parts to our producer in LA, so instead of being rushed into an April release we chose to take our time and just put it out when its ready so, now its scheduled for June, the second week in June. But we have a single out around the end of April, to give everyone a taster of the record.

Tickets There – The albums release has been made possible by your signing to Reekus Records last November, how have they been treating you?

Lydia – Umm, I don’t think its that fair to say that it was made possible because of the record, we would have put it out independently had there have been no contract y’know, but having them on board with us has been such a blessing, its weird, because you work so hard and you fight for your place and then overnight someone else is fighting your corner for you, so its definitely a nice feeling.

Tickets There – Have you any plans for a single to coincide? And if so, what track have you picked?

Lydia – Yeah, the first single is going to be ”Close your Eyes”, it was so hard to pick a single, for us the record is all singles, but you obviously have to consider alot more when all these people are behind you now, y’know, we all had different singles, but at the end when we heard the final cut of the record, we all settled on ”Close your Eyes”.

Tickets There – Your first EP, Blackboots & Blackhearts was produced by Ryan Van Kriedt (Asteroid #4, ZAZA, Sunsplit, The Dead Skeletons), Did you rope him in again for the album or did you work with new people?

Lydia – We recorded we different people this time, but we always knew in our hearts that we’d have Ryan come back on board with us, when we done the ”Blackboots & Blackhearts EP” we could only afford to record 5 songs, had we have had the money to be in the studio for a full record we would have done it back then, but things work out for the best in the end, I guess. Ryan is hands-down a genius when it comes to mixing, he knew from the start exactly our sound, how we wanted each vocal or guitar part down, he’s a very dear friend to our band.

Tickets There – In the past you’ve mentioned there’s buzz around the band from America and Europe. Are there any plans set in stone to tour abroad?

Lydia – Nothing set in stone, its all about the record right now, we are in the UK in May for a little bit and then home for the release, then your into festivals for the summer, I think the itinerary is getting the record out in as many territories as possible, so naturally when that happens, we’ll tour around it.

Tickets There – Your lead guitarist, Danda has long been credited as the bands chief song writer. Has this changed at all for Sugar For My Soul?

Lydia No, it hasn’t, it’s kind of text book at this stage y’know? How we write our songs is done the same way every time, Danda has the initial concept, we’ll work it out together on an acoustic guitar, and then we go into the studio and he’ll show the guys a rough bass-line or drum beat and we jam it out until it works. For this record, I was living with Danda for a little bit while I was moving house, so we really submerged ourselves into writing, and recording all our ideas onto a 10-track again, y’know, 3am in the morning ”Wake up, what do you think about this vocal”….

Tickets There – We’ve read through alot of old interviews with you and your sound’s constantly being compared to bands like The Jesus and Mary Chain and The Velvet Underground. Has this started to become frustrating at all considering you’ve worked so hard to carve out your own identity?

Lydia Yeah I know, Kind of boring right? I mean not really boring.. because I can think of alot worse bands, but it bores me personally, y’know when you go to do another interview and someone just hasn’t researched our band at all, its just ”so you all love the velvet underground?” I don’t like it because it was one or two people that put that tag on us and it stuck, sometimes it embarrasses me because I’m terrified someone will interview me about a VU record, and I wont have a clue how to answer them [laughs] But when you mention working hard to create our own identity, I don’t think its relevant for a band to carve their identity, I don’t think you get to choose that ownership, I think you just be, y’know, you be the best band that you can and your identity will naturally get carved for you.

Tickets There – If you had to pick one musical influence that made you want to become a professional singer, who would it be?

Lydia – Considering I was born in the mid-eighties, I was pretty late on the ”cool” rock bands train, so I grew up on a pure-pop music, I think the Spice Girls gave me my edge, and I mean all kids grow up on their parents music too right? My mom owned one record, Rod Stewart, not even the Faces, just Rod Stewart in his cruise-liner days, [laughs] my Dada was a little cooler, he had lots of records from bands like The Pogues, Dexy’s, The Eagles, I have a deep rooted obsession with Billy Joel, Roberta Flack, and Linda Rondstadt because of him, god bless him. Actually here’s a funny story when I was a kid he used to sing ”Lydia” by Dean Friedman to me, I posted it on twitter and THE actually Dean Friedman tweeted me back!!!! I died, I swear. But , umm, to answer your question, I don’t think a ”Professional Singer” was ever what I wanted, I just really wanted to be in a rock & roll band, if had to give you an answer on who could have influence me, I guess, y’know those really charismatic front men, who just command your attention… Phil Anselmo, Liam Gallagher..Bono.

Sugar For My Soul is coming out in June folks, pay attention and catch Sweet Jane around the UK and Ireland this summer! (and Don’t forget to check out their MySpace)

[UK Tour Date] The Windmill Brixton, UK, UK 09-May-10
[IRL Tour Date] Bray Music Video Festival The Harbour Bar, Bray, IE 15-May-10
[IRL Tour Date] Antics! [Late Show] Crawdaddy, Dublin, IE 19-May-10
[IRL Tour Date] Electric Avenue Waterford, Ireland, IE 18-Jun-10
[IRL Tour Date] Crane Lane Crane Lane, Cork, IE 19-Jun-10
[UK Tour Date] Spring & Airbrake Belfast, Northern Ireland, GB 25-Jun-10
[IRL festival Date] Spraoi Festival [31st On The Plaza] The Quay, Waterford, IE 30-Jul-10
The Plaza [On The Quay] Waterford, n/a 31-Jul-10
[IRL Festival Tour Date] Indie-Pendance Festival Mitchelstown, Co, Cork, IE 01-Aug-10
[UK Tour Date] Death Disco London Notting Hill Arts Club, London, GB 15-Sep-10
[UK Tour Date] Death Disco London Notting Hill Arts Club, London, GB 10-Nov-10

Sweet Jane: Sugar For My Soul Track-List Released

Posted in IRISH NOISE!, Music, News with tags , , , on April 12, 2010 by Tickets There

Sweet Jane have released the track listing to their eagerly anticipated debut album, Sugar For My Soul.

Originally scheduled for April, the album is now set to come out in June and judging by the bands releases so far, it’s going to be one worth picking up. Keep an eye on Tickets There for more information.

Sugar For My Soul Track-List.
1. Bleed
2. Close Your Eyes
3. Ive Been Waitin’
4. Black Eyes
5. Texas Tears
6. Something For My Soul
7. Save a Little Place
8. Where’s You’re Money?
9. You’re Making This Hard
10. War Cry
11. Don’t Hold You’re Head So Low
12. Fade to my Heartbreak

Source: Sweet Jane: MySpace

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.

IRISH NOISE! – Sweet Jane: You’re Making This Hard (Single Review)

Posted in IRISH NOISE!, Music, Single Review with tags , , , , , on January 12, 2010 by Tickets There

Anyone want a fine, upstanding psychedelic rock track to pass the Tuesday blues? Well how about checking out Sweet Jane’s latest effort, You’re Making This Hard?

For those of you not familiar with the band, Sweet Jane is an alternative rock band from Dublin. Now, I know what you’re thinking, ‘everyone in the world is an alternative rock band from Dublin’ but Tickets There can assure you that this lot are many cuts above the rest. They write well, the play well and they’re a major force on the up and coming scene. They blend classic sixties psychedelic guitars n drums with a twist of nineties indie, vintage rock along with a few of their own unique traits for good measure.

There’s something very memorizing about this song. It’s hard to stop listening to it and each play makes the chorus more and more enchanting. It’s both captivating and soulful. The verse is very quiet, very restrained and but the chorus is Velvet Underground-overdrive. It’s repetitive but it works.

Taking up room on the flip side (B-Side TT, don’t be a Muppet – Ed) is a cover of the classic Christmas Carol, Silent Night. Not bad but after hearing this song eighty thousand times during Christmas I can’t go through it again.

As singles go, this is a good un. Check out the bands MySpace by Clicking Here and the video for You’re Making This Hard below.

MySpace Review – The Bloody Shanks

Posted in IRISH NOISE!, Music, MySpace Review with tags , , , , , on December 7, 2009 by Tickets There

Been awhile since Tickets There got round to a MySpace Review. We lost the fire there for a wee while, damn American’s annoying us, but as always, Tickets There has regrouped and we’re ready to start bringing you some of the freshest and best talents from around the country…..whenever we find them or, like The Bloody Shanks, when they find us. There’s nothing we like more than downright dirty rock n roll (may have mentioned this before, 1,000 times is enough TT – Ed) and The Bloody Shanks obviously take their lead from classic rock n roll bands of the past. So, without further ado, let’s see what they’re like (they’re pretty damn sweet – Ed)…(Damn it, shut the hell up biotch and let us review it! – TT).

As usual, we’ve haven’t heard the bands EP (because they just finished recording it) and we haven’t seen them live.

Girl (Leave Me Alone) gets the ball rolling and you could be forgiven for thinking it’s a classic Stones song covered by an amazing Kinks tribute band with Irelands leading Mick Jagger / sixties front man impersonator. The good news is, the song’s new, the bands Irish and they’re kick ass. It’s short, to the point, catchy and has attitude, swagger and general sleaze rock pouring out of it. Great wee number and more than enough to praise the band straight away. This is what rock is meant to sound like; it’s how the whole concept was perfected.

Ugly Situation is next and before going on, I have to mention that the songs on MySpace are only rough demo’s but you really should pop over and hear them before the band upload their new recordings,. The dirty, gritty sound really suits the tracks, especially when the bass lines on Ugly Situation kicks in. It’s got that classic, Elvis film, swinging sixties, surfing kind of sound. Organ, basic, catchy riffs, sweet bass lines and swaggering vocals. Another winner. The vocals are a little different though and remind me more of Female Hercules than the Stones. Nice to hear diversity and another firm thumbs up for the boys.

Last, but far from least is She Don’t Know. Its formula and style is pretty much the same as the other two but why break it if it ain’t broken? Like Sounds of System Breakdown, Sweet Jane and Cheap Freaks, Tickets There can’t say enough about how much we like this band. It’s simple, it’s down to earth, rock n roll from the soil for anyone out there who still enjoys some good old fashioned, uncomplicated music. Expect to see a review of the bands new EP as soon as it’s out.

Check out (and enjoy) their MySpave now by Clicking Here

Hard Working Class Heroes 09

Posted in IRISH NOISE!, Music, News with tags , , , , , , , on October 16, 2009 by Tickets There


It’s October, Halloween is close and the Hard Working Class Heroes Festival returns to the streets of Dublin. For a mere forty odd Euro, you’ll have access to 100 bands in six of Dublin’s finest venues over the next three days (or you can buy much cheaper tickets if you can only handle one day of the festivities). There’s also street exhibits, art and photography exhibitions and loads, loads more joy n craic going on. The atmosphere should be great craic around the town. As for the bands themselves? Well, let’s see what Tickets There recommends.

Please keep in mind that Tickets There’s talent doesn’t affords us the luxury of spending all day listening to music so I won’t be recommending zillions of bands, just the handful of extremely talented ones I’ve had the good fortune to find.

Friday, 16th October

20:40 – 21:10: The Brothers Movement – The Button factory
22:45 – 23:10 – Talulah Does the Hula (meant to be good)
23:30 – 00:00 – Neosupervital – Twisted Pepper

Saturday, 17th October

19:10 – 19:40: Ollie Cole – The Button Factory
20:15 – 20:45: Kill Krinkle Club (Go and see for yourself just how obnoxiously shite this band are. Very, very funny to watch their fans get into it. You can play nasty, snide little games and pass remarks. Always good fun)
20:55 – 21:25: C!ties – Twisted Pepper
22:30 – 23:00: Sweet Jane – Andrews’s lane
23:15 – 00:00: Adebisi Shank – Andrews Lane

Sunday, 18th October

22:50 – 21:20 – Fiona Melady– Button Factory
21:30 – 22:00: The Brad Pitt Light Orchestra – The Button Factory
22:10 – 22:40: SOUNDS OF SYSTEM BREAKDOWN – Twisted Pepper
22:55 – 23:30 – Ham Sandwich – The Button Factory

Believe it or not, that’s it. And two of the bands should even really be there. I’m afraid very few of Tickets There’s  choices for this country’s leading acts will be on show. Anyways people, relax, check out the official HWCH festival page for more details and the full schedule.

To see a full list of the band playing, venues involved and all the other guff, check out the HWCH Homepage (it’s working now :))

To see the full schedule Click Here