Archive for the Bands I've shot! Category
Watch The Throne tour in Dublin’s O2 June 9th 2012. Shot with a very stretched 200mm lens & Nikon D800.
In the Academy… with his blankey.
in the O2, Dublin. Awful lights, awful awful lights. Eww. Bit of a photo challenge I must admit, but at least it makes a change from the normal white light in the O2!
Kittser, the big romantic. Playing the album right through in Vicar Street. Heartwarming stuff there. 10 years of picnic’s in the pav with The Big Romance… time really does fly.
Absolutely fucking incredible night. One of the greatest gigs I have been to in a very long time. Encapsulating atmosphere created by such powerful songs. Their stage presence has come on leaps and bounds since I last saw them in Electric Picnic 2010(?) and it’s getting really easy to love this band more and more with each gig and album.
The photos, I’ll admit, are a bit shit. Seemed like all the lights got turned on after we left the pit.
Also, check our Mikel climbing the mezz for an entire song. Heart.In.Mouth.
Holy good Jesus the Chilies rocked it last night in the O2. They put on the definition of Arena Rock. The lights, the set list, the visuals… couldn’t fault it in the slightest. They even lit the stage. The actual floor of the stage was made of lights. Such a great consideration for the fans in the seats, I mean who wants to look at a sea of rank duct tape (you hearing this Britney?).
There was a great mix of old & new tunes. Plenty of heartfelt banter to make us feel all special n loved and Flea’s bass playing skills could keep you mesmerised for years.
Amazeballs review to follow in HotPress later by Celina Murphy x
I’m off to dig out my copy of Blood Sugar….
Britney raunched it up in the O2 last night.
Deus in The Academy with a warm nostalgic vibe.
Ghostpoet live in Whelans last night supported by the babyfaced but brilliant MOTHS.
Ah awesome! Pugwash are back! Now in fairness, I was a mere tweeny bop when they were first on the Irish music scene in 1999. When I finally realised what decent tunage was all I had were tales of greatness from my elders about a hard working band called Pugwash. This time around I’ll be up front and loving every gig. Check out the album on iTunes and snippets here http://www.pugwashtheband.com
Lovely lads, lovely lads indeed.
Here’s a band called House Of Dolls. Me likey. Listen here.
Shots taken in a Graveyard somewhere out by the M50 (I should really pay more attention to where boys bring me after dark). Used some very low apertures with some very high ISO’s. A tree stump for a tripod and a piece of orange plastic for a filter. Read more »
Another amazingly fruity festival from Bulmers. Extremely quaint with a squishy vibe. More Hippy than Hipster which was a pleasant surprise, though I did feel a tad guilty for getting tipsy with so many toddlers about. Full review in Hot Press next week featuring Holy Fuck, Lisa Hannigan, Lamb and loads more! Read more »
The hottest tickets in town apparently. A bit wasted on me in fairness as I can’t claim to own any of their albums (I just heard you all scoff with disdain). We were made shoot from the very side of the stage in front of the 1700 foot tall speakers which blew my wee ears away. I’m now 98% deaf and I’m sure that pleases the giant ginger lord.
*some slight exaggerations may be present in the above blog.