Lower Lands are a British alternative rock band with some punk influences in their sound. The band formed in late 2010 in the little town of Lincoln. In the short time they've been a band they've achieved a lot and have shared the stage with such bands as Iron Chic, Crazy Arm, Talons, Shapes and Deaf Havana. They released their new E.P. Growing Pains on April 14th. Review by Vincent Harte.
Electric Picnic stun public by adding yet more bands to its line-up! Click the words for all the important info!
Jape celebrated his recent Meteor Music Choice Award by bringing his eclectic blend of rock and electronica to Whelan's last weekend. Red O' Hand reviews.
Hassle Merchants hassled the crowd at The Grand Social with their high-energy punk rock ranting. Tanya Branagan was there, glistening with beads of other people's sweat.
Van Morrison brought his unique blend of soulful melodies and indecipherable lyrics to the O2 Arena in Dublin, last February 4th. Paul Ruttledge basked in the blues.
Local hairy Scottish bank robbersTongue Bundlereleased their EP Salty Language last week in Twisted Pepper. Did they prepare some tasty licks? Tanya Branagan sampled the flavours.
The Original Rudeboys release their single Travelling Man. Is it any good? More importantly, is it as good as Burn Burn by Lostprophets? Danny O'Leary finds out.
The Ocean's Eyes have just released their debut music video for the song Room of Red. Look at it here!
Alabama 3 played an acoustic set on the 12th of December in the Spiegel Saloon in the 7Up Winter Wonderland. Tanya Branagan was there.
The Darkness are back, in candy-striped catsuits. Check out this review by Matt!
Captain Beefheart's old mateys The Magic Band played the Button Factory on Friday the 2nd of December. Red O'Hand reviews.
Chris Cornell makes up for his godawful collaboration with Timbaland with his acoustic albumSongbook. Mark Henry Murphy reviews.
Post-avande-garde-instrumental-experimental-minimalist-jazz-fusion bandThe Necksplayed Whelan's on November 20th. Did they live up to their name? Red O'Hand reviews.
The Coronas released Closer to You on the 11th of November. They say they're Addicted to Progress, but have they gotten any better? Check out the review by Orlagh Murphy!
Game, previously called The Game, even more previously called Ludo, played the Olympia Theatre on Sunday November 20th. Was it any fun? Seamus Dunne had a go.
Tim Minchin lookalike Duke Special played the Olympia on the 15th of November. Check out our review!
How do you do a spoken word version of Bohemian Rhapsody? He found a way. William Shatner's new space-themed album is out now. Come to think of it, why is Bohemian Rhapsody on there? Elaine McDonald reviews.
The best non-avante garde, non-minimalist, cult band to come out of Australia,The Necks play Whelan's on November 20th.
Rock gods Queen choose Irish entry in international competition to produce their first official music video since 1999. Check it out here!
Coldplayhave released a new album. Does anyone want to listen to it? Read this review by Elaine McDonald first.
Communion is back with more great bands. Check it out next time!
We Have Band have new single. It called Visionary. It good? Christine Brookes review.
Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit released their new album, Here We Rest, last week. And now, in tribute to the great gods Digitiser and Amiga Power, here's our review. IN THE STYLE OF Mr Biffo. (Read more...)
The Drive-By Truckers! They're bestest, and they have a new album out called Go Go Boots. It's better than any of the other albums reviewed on this page, so you don't need to bother checking those. Just check this one, then nod sagely as you purchase it on iTunes. (Read more...)
Swedish artist Jose Gonzalezreturns to his roots with his band Junip to release a new album and embark on a tour. To celebrate, Oxygen sat down with Gonzalez to talk about everything from his roots to The God Delusion. Read the interview here...
Yes Way is the new EP from electronica magician School Tour. The EP is available now for free digital download. Free is always a bargain but Read our review of the EP here... to see if it's worth the hefty pricetag of a click.
Greg Dulli, of Afghan Whigs/Twilight Singers/Gutter Twins fame, and Backbeat Band non-fame, spent the evening of Wednesday, 27th October, playing an acoustic gig in Whelan's. After wondering if I were going, the lure proved too much. and I headed uptown again to attend. Was it worth that trio of painful puns? Find out in our review.
Northern Ireland giants Fighting With Wire are set to release their new album next year, but first they will embark on a UK and Ireland tour which will offer fans an exclusive EP preview of the new record. Get the full details here...
Kings of Leon release their fifth album, Come Around Sundown, on the 15th of October. Is it enough to set your sex on fire, or could they use somebody to help them write something worthwhile? (And no, even I don't know if setting your sex on fire is a good thing. Just ignore it and move on.) Read our review to find out if the Kings' crown is slipping...
Local heroes and live band extraordinaire, Ham Sandwich unleash their second album, White Fox, upon a possibly unsuspecting public. Here are some music/fox puns: UltraFox (Ultra-Vox); Fox-Pop (Vox Populi); DJ Fox (Neil Fox); Foxy Lady (Jimi Hendrix); Pelt-on John (Elton John). And now, here's your review.
Corin Tucker, thunder-voiced alumnus of punk-rock heroes Sleater-Kinney, makes her solo debut with 1,000 Years. But is it any rock n' roll fun? Read our review to find out.
Santana returns with an array of guest vocalists (yes, including Rob Thomas) to give what for to a selection of rock staples. So does Guitar Heaven: The Greatest Guitar Classics of All Time weave some black magic, or is it as unwiedly as its title? Read our review to find out.
Band of Horses are a band, but not of horses. Of people in fact. People who are very good at making music. Their latest album Infinite Arms is out now and you can read our review here...
Oxygen.ie are big fans of Hijackers, who are DJ's Richie Burke & Sean Hayden from Boyle and Carrick On Shannon and are resident Dj's in Cartown Nite Club. Click here to read more about their debut single 'Lose your mind'
Josh Ritter's latest album So Runs the World Away is out now. The American has built up a huge fan base in Ireland but is it any good? Read the review...
It's the closest thing to an ACDC greatest hits album you're going to get. But is the Iron Man 2 soundtrack any good? Read our review and find out...
Flight Of The Conchords hit The Olympia on May 5th and 6th for what were two long awaited gigs, with support from David O' Doherty, surely we were all in for one hell of a night. Read the review here...
English post-punk outfit The Futureheads are back with their fourth album, a record that has already been described as "a blast of pop-punk energy" apparently. Be that as it may, we decided to find out for ourselves whether The Chaos was as eclectic as its title implied...
It must be 'precocious female songwriting talent' week here on Oxygen, as we review another songstress barely old enough to vote - a mere matter of hours after the last one. Laura Marling's even younger, a mere 18 years old when she released her debut, Alas, I Cannot Swim in 2008. Now she has returned with I Speak Because I Can, so we cast an objective ear over her maturing sound...
3 years on, youthful English singer-songwriter Kate Nash has returned with her follow-up to Made of Bricks, one of the best pop albums of 2007. So does My Best Friend Is You hit the same heights, or is her charm starting to wear a little thin? Cop a butcher's at our review here...
Ben Goldwasser and Andrew Van Wyngarden, better known as MGMT, struck gold with their debut album Oracular Spectaculara couple of years ago, selling over a million copies worldwide while collecting all sorts of awards and accolades along the way. Now the duo have returned with Congratulations - but is their sophomore effort similarly deserving of acclaim? Read our review to find out...
Welsh new wave pop act Marina And The Diamonds reached number two in BBC Sound of 2010 poll list, surely this one is yer wan to watch. Check out the review for her debut album The Family Jewels here.
Scottish indie-rockers Frightened Rabbit are back with their third studio album, but it’ll have to be a cracker to live up to their critically-acclaimed sophomore effort. So did The Winter of Mixed Drinks hit the heights required? Find out here...