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Having recently been rescued by Larry Howard owner of Hilco Capital Ireland,HMV has reopened a number of their stores in Ireland over the past month. HMV are going for a full revamp and new approach by launching a new smartphone application that will act as a digital music shopping device. The free app was launched in the UK yesterday and its available on most smartphone platforms including iOS, Android, Blackberry 10 and Windows smartphones. The app is expected...Read More
The Strypes have reached another landmark in their young career having received the news that their Japanese tour has completely sold out. The quartet from Cavan are to play 6 dates in Japan before traveling to the UK to join Arctic Monkeys on their extensive arena tour. The Stryes are also returning to the Japanese music television station ‘Asahi’, making it their second appearance on the station this year due to high demand. The Irish youngsters are one of...Read More
After selling out both of their Dublin shows in The Academy, Walking On Cars have announced that they will be catering for the high demand of their under 18 fan base. The matinee show will take place on December the 8th and tickets went on sale today, Wednesday the 16th of October. Tickets are priced at 10 euro and are available at all Ticketmaster outlets. Walking On Cars have only been submerged within the Irish music scene for the...Read More
After dramatically closing shop last January, HMV have returned back to the Irish shores under the ownership of Hilco, which bought the company in a deal worth almost 59 million euro. HMV relaunched their flagship store on September 12th, with The Strypes performing in-store at the Henry street location. HMV continued their relaunch with branches at Dundrum Town Centre, Liffey Valley, The Crescent Shopping Centre and a location in Limerick opening their doors on September 12th. Larry Howard owner...Read More
A moment that was missed by many in Budget 2014 was the listing of The Cork Events centre to receive cash from the 200 million National Lottery proceeds. Brendan Howlin the minister for Public Expenditure and Reform listed the events centre as a project that will be receiving funding as it will boost local economic activity and create many jobs. Cork currently doesn't have a facility similar to Dublin’s o2 arena , and although the centre will bring...Read More
Legendary Dublin Rock band Aslan have teamed up again with acclaimed singer-songwriter Don Mescall, to release a new single, ‘Catch Your Fall’, in aid of Pieta House Suicide and Self Harm Awareness.
The new single will be released to radio stations across Ireland and further afield on Friday 5th April 2013. It will then be released for download through iTunes, the following week, on Friday 12th April.
The collaboration between Don Mescall and Aslan follows on...Read More