New Release Highlights April 13th (April 16th in U.K.)

The G-Man Release Of The Week is :

Island of Fire by Gemma Ray

Gemma Ray plays Crane Lane (Cork) on 5th May as part of Southern Gothic and Whelan's on the 6th as support for Kitty, Daisy & Lewis.

Official Gemma Ray website

Other ditties/releases of note this weekend including a few releases from last weekend when I was off galavanting, jazz-style...

Hal - The Time, The Hour

Seventeen Evergreen - Steady On, Scientist!

Cancer Bats - Dead Set On Living

Maps & Atlases - Beware and Be Grateful

The Spook of the Thirteenth Lock - The Brutal Here and Now

*If anyone is about Cork I recommend popping in to Jim and Albert in Plugd Records. The new store is up and running on Tobin Street as part of the new Triskel Arts Centre and you can even have a cup of tea and a bite to eat in their new café, Gulpd.

If you are located elsewhere I strongly recommend picking up at least one album when you can from your local independent store. Most independents now take orders by email and post out the stock if you are unable to get to the store so it may be worth checking out.

Current list of independent record stores in the Republic of Ireland (obviously still a work in progress):

(Located on 1st floor of Triskel Arts Centre on Tobin Street - behind Soho off Grand Parade)

(6-8 Wicklow Street - just off Grafton Street)

Elastic Witch -
(Located at the back of the Twisted Pepper on the ground floor - 54 Middle Abbey Street)

Wingnut Records -
(Located in The Bell, Book and Candle at Small Crane)

Wingnut Records -
(Located in Hard Times, 2 Peter Street - just at the entrance to City Square)

Coming Soon :

Oberhofer – Time Capsules II (April 20th)
Hannah Cohen – Child Bride (April 20th)
Gabriel & The Hounds – Kiss Full Of Teeth (April 20th)
Jack White - Blunderbuss (April 20th)
Polica - Give Up The Ghost (April 20th)
Lissy Trullie - Lissy Trullie (April 20th)
Clock Opera - Ways To Forget (April 20th)
The Riptide Movement - Keep On, Keepin' On (April 20th)
Halves - Live at the Unitarian Church (April 21st Record Store Day!)
Rufus Wainwright - Out Of The Game (April 27th)
Lower Dens - Nootropics (April 27th)
Patrick Watson – Adventures In Your Own Backyard (April 27th)
Father John Misty – Fear Fun (April 27th)

Last Days of 1984 - Wake Up To The Waves (May 4th)
Simian Mobile Disco - Unpatterns (May 11th)
Best Coast - The Only Way (May 11th)
Squarepusher - Ufabulum (May 11th)
Beach House - Bloom (May 11th)
Garbage – Not Your Kind Of People (May 11th)
Paul Buchanan (The Blue Nile) - Mid Air (May 18th)
Foreign Slippers - Farewell To The Ghosts (May 18th)
Smoke Fairies – Blood Speaks (May 18th)
Sigur Ros - Valtari (May 25th)
Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros - Here (May 25th)

Friends - Manifest! (June 1st)
Hot Chip - In Our Heads (June 8th)
The Cast of Cheers - Family (June 15th)
Glen Hansard - Rhythm and Repose (June 15th)

Dirty Projectors - Swing Lo Magellan (July 6th)

*All dates subject to change
**If anything is missing please let me know, especially unsigned bands!