22nd May 2015
In case you've been hiding under a rock, Hozier won what is probably his most prolific award to date in the last 24 hours. The Ivor Novello Awards were on this time yesterday, and our very own took home the 'Best Song Musically and Lyrically' award for 'Take Me To Church'. Check out a (very) brief chat with Absolute Radio after the Awards.
20th May 2015 The Original Rudeboys have been busy writing new material, and this is just a taster of what they've put togethar. The track, 'Super Duper', is incredibly catchy stuff, and back to their roots, it's well worth a listen. Check it out below.
19th May 2015 Ryan Sheridan is currently doing a Radio Tour in Ireland to promote his latest track, 'Here and Now', and his upcoming Irish Tour. Having performed on East Coast FM and Beat 102-103 thus far, it should be another fun few days for him. Full tour dates are right here, and check out his latest music video below.
13th May 2015 Wyvern Lingo have put togethar a lovely 'Live Sessions' version of their track, 'The Widow Knows' from their debut EP. Demonstrating their strong harmonies and charismatic playing (with some messing to be seen in between), these girls are the real deal. Check out their batch of upcoming live dates here.
11th May 2015
Some exclusive footage, courtesy of Rolling Stone, of Hozier's tour in the US. A 'tour diary' of sorts, it shows a typical 'day in the life' of the singer -songwriter while on tour in the States. Incredibly up-close-and-personal, it's well worth checking out. Click on the image below to watch.
6th May 2015 The Minutes' 'Live Well, Change Often' is a year old this Saturday. The guys have had a tremendous year - from not one...not two....but THREE sold-out Whelan's shows since then, a European tour, and they now look forward to Leixlip Festival & Sea Sessions in Bundoran in the coming months.
Cracking video of their track 'Supernatural' below. Well worth a look :
29th April 2015
One year ago this week, The Original Rudeboys released their second studio album All We Are. Featuring Hit Radio tracks 'Never Gonna Walk Away' & 'Feel It In Your Soul', the lads had a cracking year thereafter sharing a stage with Pharrell Williams and Kanye West in Marlay Park, and switching on the Christmas Lights in the City Centre.
They're working on some new material at the minute, but click here to get a taster of what they've been working on.
27th April 2015 Ryan Sheridan had a very busy weekend this week! As well as shooting his new music video for 'Here and Now', he performed live on the final of 'The Voice'. See him perform his latest track on the show below, and check out his brand new website here.
22nd April 2015
This week, one year ago, Rodrigo y Gabriela released their fourth studio album, '9 Dead Alive'. What a year it's been for the duo as well - from shows at Red Rocks Amphitheatre and Glastonbury Festival to appearances on 'Late Show with Devid Letterman' - it's been a blast for them both! Huge thanks one and all for your continued support - you've been nothing short of amazing! To check out the album, click here.
21th April 2015 Ryan Sheridan has announced new live dates for his upcoming tour later this year. Split between Ireland and Germany, check out his website here for more info on these dates.
15th April 2015 Vladimir recorded this video ahead of the 'Two Brothers' show at the National Concert Hall in Dublin over the Easter Break with brother Anton and pianist Adam Kuruc. Excellently shot and expertly played - the video is well worth a look below.
To check out Vladimir's recently updated website, click here.
13th April 2015
As the dust begins to settle in Coachella, we've been hearing some cracking reports from Hozier's set. One of the main highlights is his duet with Este Haim performing The Time's hit 'Jungle Love'. Click here to check out an extended clip of the performance.
10th April 2015
Delighted to announce that Hozier has been nominated for a total of FIVE Billboard Awards, which will take place next month. Absolutely delighted with this - a terrific result! For the full list of nominations, click here.
8th April 2015
And we're officially live with this one... Ryan Sheridan's latest track 'Here and Now' hits Irish radios today, but you can check it out here. It's a proper belter and quite a heartfelt tune at the same time. Ryan Sheridan says about the tune :
' I wrote Here and Now after realising I was wishing my life away to get to a certain time and place. Not seeing enough of family and friends and starting to realise I was becoming someone I didn't recognise. So the song is really a wake up call, a reminder of what I have and what I have to lose..'
Check it out here :
1st April 2015
So every Wednesday we're going to post a Classic Track from the Rubyworks back catalogue. To kick off proceedings, we have Ryan Sheridan's hit from 2014 'Home'. His new single, 'Here and Now', will be hitting radio very soon so be sure to be on the lookout! 2015 is set to be the year of Ryan!
30th March 2015
Huge Congratulations to Hozier for his triumph at the iHeart Radio Awards on Sunday Night in Los Angeles. He won 'Best Alternative Rock Song of the Year' with 'Take Me To Church', and beat some pretty hefty competition as seen below. To read the full report, click here.
27th March 2015
Hozier in great company on the latest Billboard cover with Alabama Shakes' frontwoman Brittany Howard and Father John Misty, as the 'Cool Kids' at this year's Coachella Festival. To have a peak at the interview with Hozier, click here.
23th March 2015
Another cracking video to another cracking tune by Hozier! The video for 'Work Song' is now live, and you can check it out right here.
20th March 2015
The ever-entertaining Joe.ie were given exclusive rights to behind-the-scenes footage from The Original Rudeboys. The lads recorded what it's like to be on tour, and it's typical of what you would expect (it even includes a 30-second song about 'soup'). Click on the image below to check out the video.
19th March 2015
Rodrigo y Gabriela played at the much-celebrated TED Talks this week in Vancouver, Canada. The session, which focused on 'Creative Ignition' explored the boundaries of creativity, and the Mexican duo contributed through their guitar playing. To read more about the session, click here.
10th March 2015
Hozier just so happened to make an appearance on the biggest talk show in the US last week, The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon. Performing his new single to be released in the States, Work Song, check out the video below.
2nd March 2015
The new video for Hozier's single 'Someone New' is now live! Featuring the extremely talented Game of Thrones star Natalie Dormer, check it out below :
19th February 2015
The Minutes kick-start their Tour of Europe tomorrow evening, and to coincide with this, we have a special offer on their first two albums.
'Marcata' and 'Live Well, Change Often' are available in a special bundle for just €9. Click here for more information on this limited-time deal.
16th February 2015
We've compiled all our Rubyworks Spotify playlists and feel it's about time we shared them with the world. First up is our single releases from last year, including Funeral Suits, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Hozier and Ryan Sheridan. Click on the image below to have a listen, and be sure to follow us for more playlists.
6th February 2015
We want to wish Hozier and everyone else (but Hozier in particular) the very best of luck in this year's Grammy Awards, which takes place this Sunday in Los Angeles. Hozier's Take Me To Church is nominated for Song of the Year, and he will be performing a duet with Annie Lennox on stage. If the live broadcast is way past your bedtime, you can catch it on RTE on Monday night. Here's hoping we have something to celebrate after the weekend!
4th February 2015
Hozier played London's Shephard's Bush for two sold-out dates over the weekend just gone by, and the reviews have been nothing short of astounding. Check out 'The Times' review below, and keep those fingers crossed ahead of Sunday's Grammys, for which Hozier is up for 'Song of the Year'.
27th January 2015
We are absolutely ecstatic to announce that not one, but two, of our artists' tracks have been nominated for Meteor's Irish Song of the Year.
They are as follows (click on the links to check out the videos) :
To vote for these guys, or any of the other artists who are nominated, click on the image below. Roll on March 5th!
20th January 2015
Check out The Minutes latest video, 'Supernatural', which is now live on YouTube. Cracking tune with a stomper of a video.
14th January 2015
Rodrigo y Gabriela recorded the track below, 'Nature's Way', with the lead singer of Norwegien band Bigbang, Øystein Greni. The song was originally recorded by American band Spirit, who were popular back in the 1960's. The following recording isn't on any album by either artist, and was recorded purely for the love of the track. Check it out below.
16th December 2014
Latest Spotify figures just in, and boy are they looking sweet!
'Take Me To Church' has just set a new 1 week record for stream on a single track, and you'll never guess how many times that was...
Christmas has well and truly come early this year!
4th December 2014
A cracking interview with The Original Rudeboys is now live on the Irish Independent's website. Filmed in Windmill Lane Studios, and interviewed by the prolific Barry Egan, it demonstrates the lads' fun yet hard-working manner in terrific fashion.
1st December 2014
We've just kicked off an Advent-style countdown between now and the 25th on our Facebook page. We will be posting a video everyday from one of our artists, and we want to hear your feedback on each of the videos in the comments section. The most 'love' given to a particular video will be crowned 'Rubyworks Champion'!
To visit our Facebook page for further updates on all the artists, click here.
27th November 2014
Ryan Sheridan is back with a brand new music video '2 Back To 1', which he also directed and produced himself. A man of many talents, and an incredibly gripping video, it's available to view right here.
26th November 2014
Well this brightened up our Wednesday morning to no end! Hozier will be one of the main support acts for Foo Fighters highly anticipated gig at Slane Castle in May 2015. With tickets on sale this Monday 1st December at 9am, all tickets should be scooped up by lunchtime!
This is surely the gig of 2015 in Ireland - and we're proper excited here in the office! To get your tickets, click here.
18th November 2014
Ahead of the Christmas rush, with the upcomingalbum releases of X Factor alumni and Aussie rockers, we're still riding high with Hozier. Some serious competition, but we're still hanging in there after an impressive 8 weeks in the top 5 Album chart in Ireland.
Can we keep pushing for the next few weeks? We certainly think so!
A huge thank you to all for your continued support! We're absolutely ecstatic!
12th November 2014
We have some exclusive deals going on our bands' online stores in the lead up to the holiday season. Our featured artists include:
Click on their relevant stores to check out these special offers. These offers will expire on the last shipping dates as per location which are as follows:
6th December : USA, Asia & Australia
13th December : Rest of World
So far stock is flying out, so be sure to grab these while you can!
4th November 2014
The Original Rudeboys (O.R.B) kicked off their schools tour on Monday to promote the amazing work done by two mental health charities, Console & Walk In My Shoes, and their new single 'Never Alone' in aid of these charities. Be sure to catch the single when it's released on 14th November.
Were you at the Original Rudeboys sold out gig at the Olympia Theatre, Dublin back in September? Check out this live version of their hit 'Never Gonna Walk Away' from the show. Plenty more uploads to come in the near future.
28th October 2014
Hozier took over the realms of Shazam over the weekend with a haunting yet brilliant rendition of Take Me To Church. Be sure to give this a listen - perfect viewing with the week that's in it!
23rd October 2014
The Minutes have also announced a number of dates in Germany in February 2015. Gigs will take place in venues in Hamburg, Berlin and Hannover among others. Further details are available here for all concerts.
Two Sold Out Gigs down at Whelan's so far this year, one more to go (hopefully!). A cracking band live, The Minutes will rock out the famous Wexford Street venue one last time this year this Bank Holiday Sunday 26th October, with support from The Vincent(s). Tickets at just €15 it's an absolute steal, and they're available here.
20th October 2014
Everyone has been talking about this over the weekend. Catch the new Beats by Dre commercial featuring Hozier's 'Take Me To Church' and a certain NBA superstar LeBron James. Powerful stuff.
16th October 2014
Rodrigo y Gabriela's performance at the Bayou Music Center in Houston, Texas was streamed live via Yahoo Screen! last night. It's still available to stream here if you happened to miss it last night. A terrific show well worth watching!
13th October 2014
Hozier blew away US audiences over the weekend with an incredible live performance on Saturday Night Live. Watch him perform Angel of Small Death & the Codeine Scene from the show, taken from his new album, here.
9th October 2014
Rodrigo y Gabriela kicked off their US Fall Tour in style this week by jamming with Metallica legends Robert Trujillo and Kirk Hammett at an exclusive screening of the Jaco Pistorious documentary at the Sweetwater Music Hall in California. Click here to check out all upcoming shows.
8th October 2014 Hozier's Self-Titled Debut Album is Out Now.
Having topped the album charts for a third week in Ireland, and with the album being released worldwide this week, a number of dates have been announced in Europe and the US in 2014/15, with most selling out almost immediately. Tickets available here.
Saturday Night Live Performance This Saturday 11th October 2014.
Following his successful appearances on Ellen and Late Show with David Letterman, be sure to tune in this Saturday for Hozier's biggest US television appearance yet. Hozier will perform on the hit late-night comedy show Saturday Night Live with celebrity host Bill Hader, star of Tropic Thunder and Superbad.
Later...with Jools Holland Appearance
Catch Hozier's electrifying performance of his hit single 'Take Me To Church' from last month's broadcast of Later...with Jools Holland.
Album Available NOW on Official Hozier Store.
Purchase your copy of Hozier's Debut Album on CD/Vinyl on the Online Store here.
16th May 2014
Introducing Tacks, The Boy Disaster
Moving ahead with the doughty resolution of a Colorado River steamboat, the good ship Tacks, The Boy Disaster are ready to release their full-length debut album.
“Twelve Lions Paws” was recorded in their home town – Austin Texas, and was produced by the band and Danny Reisch (White Denim, Okkervil River, Shearwater) at Good Danny's studio. With a work rate that would make Steely Dan look like The Ramones, it's fair to say that “Twelve Lion Paws” has had a prolonged gestation. Tacks (yes, just Tacks is okay, we're all friends here) popped their heads over the parapet with the early “Oh Beatrice” EP; before the stuff of life – parenthood, relocation, changing line ups – waylaid the best made plans of bands and men. Drawing strength and wisdom from these breaks in transmission; Tacks prevailed: deacons of perseverance. Finally, with summer in the air, this lush, atmospheric record of dreamy textures mixed with sun-drenched harmonies is ready to find a place in your heart. The first taster track for the album is the glorious “Treasure Hunters”. Enjoy and download it for free.
14th May 2014
Hozier on Letterman
Hozier made his US network telivision debut last night with this performance on the David Letterman show.
12th May 2014
The Minutes - New album 'Live Well, Change Often'
The Minutes brand new album ‘Live Well, Change Often’ is now available to order on iTunes.
To celebrate the release, they are playing a very special album launch show in Whelans live on Friday 16th May. A limited number of tickets priced €15.00 are now on sale, available from Ticketmaster and WAV box office.
Watch the video for Cherrybomb here