'this is stellar, incredibly accomplished stuff' - Neill Dougan on The Wisp Sings EP from Winter Aid
'as haunting as a Hallowe'en night sky and as starkly beautiful as ice on a frozen canal' - Neill Dougan prepares for winter with Cubs' Perpetual Light.
'Surreal, hilarious, chaotic and mesmerising, you’d be hard pushed to happen across a more entertaining gig this year' says Neill Dougan of The Fall's recent gig in The Button Factory.
The Crytearions' debut is 'Uncompromising, entirely unpolished and, in places, not entirely pleasant' says Neill Dougan... in a good way.
'a confident, assured and mostly downright thrilling debut, marrying romantic melodies and experimental urges with aplomb' - Neill Dougan on Raffertie's Sleep of Reason.
"The thought occurs that it’s an audacious move to casually throw out one of their biggest hits as a set opener, until you remember they have loads of them" says Neill Dougan of Blur's Royal Hospital gig last week.
Reformed pillars of Britpop Blur play the Royal Hospital Kilmainham with Bat For Lashes & The Strypes this week, stirring up some uncomfortable memories for Neill Dougan.
'they somehow manage to evoke an air of intimate, quiet desperation, despite being in a big field' - Neill Dougan on Grizzly Bear's Iveagh Gardens gig last week.
Neill Dougan reviews Grooms 'careworn but pretty much perfect' Brothers & Sisters EP.
'11 tracks of electronica so blissed-out and serene that it will soothe even the most troubled of minds' says Neill Dougan of Cuttooth's self-titled second LP.