John Blek and The Rats

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Considering this is a blog principally about Irish music, this should be the big one of my 2013 review. The thought just occurred to me though that that might not be the case in the future. As we slowly ingrain ourselves into the digital world, one might wonder (and worry) what will happen to the […]

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The forth episode of Eirecana radio. In response to last weeks mellow show, I decided to up the bmp for this show. A bit late in posting. Enjoy nonetheless. As before you can stream the show through Mixcloud which should be available about now. The playlist is below or if you want the exact times of each […]

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It’s always the way isn’t it? You wait fifty odd weeks for an americana/alt-country festival to appear and then two come along at once…on the same weekend. Both the Kilkenny Rhythm & Roots and the Southern Gothic Festival feature some amazing bands that you would rarely get to see in Ireland and now they are […]

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One could wonder how the Rats feel about telling people that their current occupation is as one of the Rats. I’m sure though they are happy to be members of a solid americana band emerging from Cork. John Blek and the Rats are a straight-up americana band who are starting to get some deserved recognition. […]

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