'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
Latest entries

‘Here in the Wild’ – August Wells

Rollerskate Skinny/Favourite Sons maestro Ken Griffin’s latest project August Wells will release a new single on 24th April.

Recipe: Sesame Crusted Tofu on Nutty Bulgur Salad

A delicious tofu dish courtesy of Chickpea Girl’s Maria Cleary. I love this time of year, it’s just perfect for delicious warm salads and this super veggie salad is
'Captain of None' by Colleen

‘Captain of None’ by Colleen

Kieran O’Keefe spends time with Colleen’s new album Captain of None, released recently on Thrill Jockey. That there’s a new Colleen album, less than two years after its predecessor, is great for a few reasons.

Deerhoof dates

Deerhoof have added a second Irish date to their late Summer tour, confirming an 18th August date for Cyprus Avenue, Cork to go with the previously announced Skinny Wolves show in Whelan’s on the 19th. Currently readying themselves to tour North America, the Californian noise-pop natives will be playing songs from what is staggeringly their 12th studio...

‘Everything I Am Is Yours’ – Villagers

With a new album released today (13th April), Villagers have unveiled a new video for ‘Everything I Am Is Yours’. Darling Arithmetic contains by far the most confessional, intimate songs pulled from Conor O’Brien’s pocket notebook. A full European tour commences in Bristol on 14th April with nearly half a dozen Irish shows confirmed for the end of May. www.darlingarithmetic.com Villages...

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’.

Screening: Appropriate Behaviour

Desiree Akhavan directs and stars in Appropriate Behaviour,

‘Future People’ – Alabama Shakes

Alabama Shakes are back with a new video from upcoming record Sound and Colour. Future People will appear on the Atlanta soul-rockers sophomore release which is on the way in April 2015, giving fans plenty of time to acquaint themselves with the new songs ahead of their Irish Summer show at Marlay Park on 4th July. www.alabamashakes.com

Colleen’s Captain of None

7th April 2015 is the date set for the official release of Cécile Schott’s fifth studio album. Captain of None will set sail for land guided by none other than Thrill Jockey who appear to have formed quite a bond with Cork over the past couple of years with various artists (Mountains, White Hills etc.) playing live shows on...