'Friend' by Rozi Plain

‘Friend’ by Rozi Plain

Conor O’Toole gets chummy with Rozi Plain’s third LP, Friend.
Recipe: Hearty Bowl of Chilli

Recipe: Hearty Bowl of Chilli

Louise from I’m A Little Vegan dishes up a hearty bowl of chilli.
The Set-Up  (1949)

The Set-Up (1949)

 Paul Sills sifts back through some lost classic celluloid pictures, beginning with Robert Wise’s 1949 squared-circle feature, The Set-Up.

Record Shops

Cork DJ and Soul Jamz Records founder Stevie Grainger discusses all things vinyl beginning with… Record Shops There are many beautiful things about vinyl records.

little xs for eyes

Isn’t it always the case that our favourite bands just so happen to listen to the coolest music? But how did they stumble upon such great tunes? Concentric Circles takes a step through featured artists’ evolving sonic tastebuds, beginning with Bennie Reilly from Dublin indie-pop sextet, little xs for eyes.

Cover Me: The Byrds vs Pete Seeger

Turn! Turn! Turn! (To everything there is a season) Conor O’Toole weighs up two very different renditions of a well-known song.
'The Thing About December' by Donal Ryan

‘The Thing About December’ by Donal Ryan

A.M. Dolan reflects on The Thing About December, Irish author Donal Ryan’s second novel. Set against the backdrop of a rural village somewhere in Celtic Tiger Ireland, The Thing About December puts the spotlight on Johnsey Cunliffe,
Sticks & Bones: A collaborative playlist - April

Sticks & Bones: A collaborative playlist – April

Sticks & Bones: a series of playlists, compiled from a number of folk doing good things around the country.

Six Songs for Spring

With the beaming yellow ball in the sky calling comfy tees and ice-pops back into fashion, Seán Ryan selects Six Songs for Spring souls.
Framed: Anne Benjamin

Framed: Anne Benjamin

The art of design and poster-making is one to be cherished. lowtrees.net speaks with some exceptional designers and artists about their work. Anne Benjamin is an illustrator, designer and printmaker from Chicago, Illinois.
End of the Road announcement

End of the Road announcement

 As if Sufjan Stevens, Tame Impala and Future Islands were not enough, Dorset’s End of the Road festival has gone and added

Mogwai 20th Anniversary Dates

Glaswegian post-rockers Mogwai have announced a number of live dates to celebrate turning 20 including a couple for Ireland.

Iceland Airwaves additions

Iceland Airwaves have unveiled new additions to the 2015 line-up
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Recipe: No Bake Gluten Free Vegan Brownies

Recipe: No Bake Gluten Free Vegan Brownies

Mmmm.. brownies. In her first recipe for lowtrees.net,  Linda Coogan Byrne non-bakes up a batch of nutty treats.
Mama Kin

Mama Kin

Isn’t it always the case that our favourite bands just so happen to listen to the coolest music? But how did they stumble upon such great tunes? Concentric Circles takes a step through featured artists’ evolving sonic tastebuds, this week focusing on Mama Kin ahead of her International Guitar Festival appearance in Clonakilty.
'Maze of Woods' by Inventions

‘Maze of Woods’ by Inventions

Kieran O’Keefe takes a wander through Inventions’ Maze of Woods.
This Is The Kit

This Is The Kit

Huge mechanical elephants, monstrous merch tables and picking up surprise packages in Paris: Kate Stables reports from the French leg of This Is The Kit’s European tour. 13th March – Saint-Lô, Normandy Our first French gig of the tour. Quite a shock to the system to find ourselves in the huge swanky venue that is Le Normandy in...
Recipe: Frozen Coconut Mousse w/ Maple Walnuts

Recipe: Frozen Coconut Mousse w/ Maple Walnuts

Another cool – and coconutty – recipe courtesy of Maria Cleary aka Chickpea Girl.
'Foil Deer' by Speedy Ortiz

‘Foil Deer’ by Speedy Ortiz

Seán Ryan runs the rule over Foil Deer, the brand new Speedy Ortiz release.
Circuit des Yeux

Circuit des Yeux

Isn’t it always the case that our favourite bands just so happen to listen to the coolest music? But how did they stumble upon such great tunes? Concentric Circles takes a step through featured artists’ evolving sonic tastebuds, this week focusing on Thrill Jockey’s Haley Fohr aka Circuit des Yeux.
Wingnut: Community Skratch Games

Wingnut: Community Skratch Games

Built From Skratch: Ray Wingnut finds nirvana at The Community Skratch Games.
'The Silver Globe' by Jane Weaver

‘The Silver Globe’ by Jane Weaver

Seán Ryan gets lost in Jane Weaver’s The Silver Globe.

Sufjan Stevens for two nights in The Helix

Sufjan Stevens will visit Ireland this year in the shape of two nights in Dublin’s, Helix. Friday 28th and Saturday 29th August are just two dates on the Detroit multi-instrumentalist’s European tour which should feature tracks from his 2015 record Carrie & Lowell. Special guests on the night are Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear and tickets go on sale...

‘I Don’t Want To Let You Down’ – Sharon Van Etten

Sharon Van Etten‘s European tour rumbles on with a solitary Irish date in Vicar Street finally starting to slide into view. Word of a new EP was announced recently with a live rendition of title track ‘I Don’t Want To Let You Down’ premiered on U.S. television. The EP – out 9th June on Jagjagwar...
The Day We...

The Day We…

…formed a band just to get into a sold-out Courtney Barnett concert.