Dermot Kennedy has been hiding in plain sight

Every now and again an Irish artist comes along and on first listen their music makes you sit bolt upright and say “holy shit”. Recent examples include James Vincent McMorrow and Hozier. Well, Dublin man Dermot Kennedy is one that will definitely make you say just that. Having heard his music for the first time…

HOTD Podcast Episode 12

This week on the podcast, with Kev and Dara both away, Kevin Dooley rejoins the Hurlers on the Ditch as they discuss some of the amazing young underdog stories from the world of sports over the past year, their favourite ever players and they discuss whether Alan Shearer was bang on or talking bullshit when…

Heroes in Hiding here for all to see

There’s been some great songs written about real experiences by Irish bands in the last few years, but I think the story behind this particular song may just beat all the others. Dublin band Heroes in Hiding released their debut LP “CURTAINS” ¬†on October 7th. The first song of six is titled “Hospital” and apart…

HOTD Podcast Episode 9

We’re baaaaack. Christ, that felt like too long away. But we’re back and this week on the show the topics on every one’s minds revolve around Sam’s. First up; it’s Big Sam. Just 20 minutes before recording this it was announced that he was no longer England manager, so we take a look over what…

The Trailer Trials: An Update

If you’ve been following our activity on this site from the beginning you’ll know I wrote an article earlier in the year called The Trailer Trials. If you read that article, and you’re now reading this article, there’s one thing I’d like to say to you. Hi mam. However, if you didn’t read that but…

Robbie’s gone, now what?

We all knew the day would come eventually. Some of us, myself included, would have thought it would have been sooner than now. I’m sure many thought the announcement would have been made at the end of the qualifying campaign the national team is about to embark on. However now we know for definite; August…