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Aideen's last content update – Feb. 20, 2017, 11:05 a.m.

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Ódú  - Conversations EP album cover


Conversations EP, 2017

7.5 / 10

Ódú, aka Sally Ó Dúnlaing, is an Irish singer songwriter who crafts sonic heartbreak packaged in a glossy sheen of danceable pop. Born in New York and raised in the ...

Andrew Paley - Sirens album cover

Andrew Paley

Sirens, 2016

9.0 / 10

Perhaps best known as the frontman of Vermont post-punk band The Static Age, Andrew Paley has never been shy about his penchant for playing solo acoustic songs. Where The Static ...

Tom Odell - Spending All My Christmas With You EP album cover

Tom Odell

Spending All My Christmas With You EP, 2016

3.5 / 10
200 Words Or Less

Tom Odell's an interesting prospect: The 26-year-old is an Ivor Novello and BRIT award winner with two albums to his name, who mixes piano-laden ballads with affecting pop melodies. His ...

American Football - LP2 album cover

American Football

LP2, 2016

7.0 / 10

American Football are the sort of band that shouldn't have attracted so much attention. When they first properly emerged in 1999, a copy of their eponymous debut in hand, they ...

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Andrew Paley

Interviews Andrew Paley

Posted Feb. 20, 2017, 11:05 a.m.

A couple of years ago Vermont post-punk stalwarts The Static Age played a number of rallies in support of their state senator Bernie Sanders, whipping up support for their local ...


Interviews Courteeners

Posted Oct. 31, 2016, 4:30 p.m.

"People don't want us to fail anymore, which is kind of nice." Liam Fray is considered and introspective when ruminating on the early days of fronting the Courteeners. The ...

Julien Baker

Interviews Julien Baker

Posted May 20, 2016, 3:45 p.m.

"When I am alone, the only place to look is the crowd. I know I am up there alone." Julien Baker, a 20 year old singer songwriter from Tennessee, has ...


One Question Interviews Humans

Posted Jan. 22, 2016, 12:01 a.m.

Robbie (Humans) SPB: How does being in a band compare to being a forest fire fighter? Robbie: Being in a band is somewhat similar to being a fire fighter. Reason ...

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SPB Premiere: Watch Strength NIA's new video for La Floresta

Videos SPB Premiere: Watch Strength NIA's new video for La Floresta

Posted Feb. 8, 2017, 10:28 a.m.

We have the pleasure of premiering Northern Irish four-piece Strength NIA's experimental and intriguing video for "La Floresta" here on Scene Point Blank. The song itself offers a critical ...

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Biffy Clyro announce 2017 European tour dates

Tours Biffy Clyro announce 2017 European tour dates

Posted Sept. 15, 2016, 2:23 p.m.

Biffy Clyro have announced new tour dates in France, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Italy and Belgium early next year. The Ellipsis Tour will see the band touring throughout January and February ...

JANUARYWed, 25 - Spain, Barcelona, St. Jordi Club Thu, 26 - Spain, Madrid, Barclaycard Center Fri, 27 - Portugal, Lisbon, Lisbon ColiseumSun, 29 - France, Toulouse, Le Bikini Mon, 30 - France, Paris, Olympia Tue, 31 - France, Lyon, Radiant FEBRUARY Thu, 2 - Italy, Milan, Fabrique Fri, 3 - Germany, Stuttgart, Porsche Arena Mon, 6 - Italy, Rome, Atlantico Tue, 7 - Italy, Padova, Gran Teatro Geox Thu, 9 - Germany, Bochum, Ruhrkongress Fri, 10 - Belgium, Brussels, Ancienne Belgique (AB) Sat, 11 - Germany, Hannover, Swiss Life Hall 

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She & Him to release Christmas album

Records She & Him to release Christmas album

Posted Sept. 15, 2016, 2:08 p.m.

The duo consisting of Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward are set to release a Christmas-themed album ahead of the holiday season. Christmas Party sees the band cover 12 classic Christmas ...

1. All I Want for Christmas Is You
2. Let It Snow
3. Must Be Santa
4. Happy Holiday
5. Mele Kalikimaka
6. Christmas Memories
7. Run Run Rudolph
8. Winter Wonderland
9. The Coldest Night of the Year
10. A Marshmallow World
11. The Man with the Bag
12. Christmas Don’t Be Late

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Bill Ryder-Jones releases new album details, new single

Records Bill Ryder-Jones releases new album details, new single

Posted Aug. 28, 2015, 10:59 a.m.

Liverpudlian songsmith and former Coral lead guitarist Bill Ryder-Jones has released details of his forthcoming album West Kirby County Primary. The album is out on November 6 via Domino with ...

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Blur 21: The Exhibition @ IMMA, Dublin

Posted Aug. 2, 2013, 12:20 p.m. by Aideen

  It's a tray in a hotel room, fairly unremarkable when put back to basics. The tray is littered with cigarettes, beer bottles, a can of coke, a crumpled McDonald's ...

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