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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. About Gary...
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. About Gary MeylerGary Meyler is...
Wingnut: Community Skratch Games

Wingnut: Community Skratch Games

Built From Skratch: Ray Wingnut finds nirvana at The Community Skratch Games. About Ray "Wingnut" CuddihyRay is the founder of Wingnut Records, an independent “punk, hardcore, post-rock, folk, electronica,hip-hop, bleepy, crazy” Irish music shop. Besides a hundred other things, Ray is also a co-host of The Parlour TV, an Irish music show produced in Dublin’s...
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...

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. About Stevie Grainger
The Day We...

The Day We…

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

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. About Gary MeylerGary Meyler is...

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. About Conor O'TooleConor O’Toole is the host of alternative radio show ‘The Underground of Happiness’ which features “uplifting pop music of every creed”. Tune in Tuesdays 11am GMT(repeated Tuesdays 8.30pm) – UCC 98.3FM –...
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. About Gary MeylerGary Meyler is the editor of www.lowtrees.net. Other work: – Editor of www.thegmanworld.com (The G-Man) – Co-host of The Cork Music Show on CCCR 100.5FM – Gig promotion with The G-Man Presents… & low trees promotions –...

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. About Seán RyanRegular lowtrees.net contributor and guitarist for Cork punk-pop quartet Hags.

Wingnut: The Music That No-one Gives A Sh*t About!

Ray Wingnut reflects on his ongoing Parlour TV experience. For years I had often heard about ‘Spud’. About Ray "Wingnut" CuddihyRay is the founder of Wingnut Records, an independent “punk, hardcore, post-rock, folk, electronica,hip-hop, bleepy, crazy” Irish music shop. Besides a hundred other things, Ray is also a co-host of The Parlour TV, an Irish music...
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. About Gary MeylerGary Meyler is the editor of www.lowtrees.net. Other work: – Editor of www.thegmanworld.com (The G-Man) – Co-host of The Cork Music...