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To keep up to date with what's happening in Irish punk, post punk, psych, motorik and electronica follow our Blowtorch Records' 'Gas It Up' Spotify playlist.

There's a new one each month and they are constantly being updated. If you would like to be featured get in touch using the contact form below.

Track of the Week - Petrichor Pious

Petrichor are a new Wicklow four piece who have released their debut single Pious on all digital platforms. Their aim is to compel listeners to feel something new with a fusion of industrial noise and shoegaze backed with massive instrumentation, entrancing melodies and emotive lyrics. All enchanting the heart of darkness.


Like any life debut, it opens with a slight hesitancy but soon builds into a confident behemoth of heavy noise. And then like going to the pub after your first day at work, it saves a surprise until the end with its blistering, industrial outro of metallic percussion pierced by electronic distortion.

Petrichor are a four-piece band from Wicklow formed in November 2022. They are Liam Hughes - guitar and lead vocal, Lu Hope - bass guitar, Ben Verdes - guitar and backing vocals, Harry Richards – drums.

They reveal: “When we were writing the track Pious we wanted it to have a hectic feel, like it was all over the place but still put together, organised noise in a way. At the time we were heavily inspired by the fusion of electronic industrial music and loud rock, similar to the likes of Gilla Band, Enola Gay, Nerves and Naked Lungs.

Latest News

Our new Record Club gives you 6 new vinyl and 6 from our back catalog over the course of a year. 


You can pay via a 9 month subscription of €20 (€180 total) or a one-off payment of €150. Remarkable value for 12 quality vinyl records including shipping to your door.


Full details and sign up to Record Club via this page.

The debut vinyl from Galway's Telebox. The 7" 45rpm black vinyl contains two tracks from their June '23 six track EP - What Is The Point? and Patricia. The tracks were recorded and mixed by Mike O'Dowd of Lakeland Studios in Athlone (same as Turnstiles and Adore) and mastered by Fergal Davis. Shipping starts Sept. 25

Order now in our secure online shop. 

Canadian four piece band Mock Media
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The latest in our new music reviews is live now.

This week we check out new singles from Canada's Mock Media with Modern Visions and Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark with Slow Train

Read review here

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The debut LP from Dublin's Search Results with their alt take on Ireland's post punk guitar scene. 12" black vinyl LP in a limited edition of 150. "An artistic oasis in the current post punk, diet Mark E Smith landscape, Search Results are different"

Order now in our secure online shop. 

About Blowtorch Records

Blowtorch Records is an independent record label based in Galway on the West coast of Ireland. We offer a boutique online home for Irish bands and artists and those further afield. We are The Future Sound Of Ireland. Take a browse through our roster. Irish punk or post-punk? Try Turnstiles, Punching Peaches and Japanese Jesus. Chilled dance beats? The Swedish Railway Orchestra are for you. Experimental electronica - Liana Forte. Indie techno - Nixer. Shoegaze - Virgins. You get the picture. If you're looking for chart music and free downloads, this is probably not the place for you. 


We have a range of music merchandise and an extensive vinyl selection from our bands in our online shop and also have our own gift vouchers. Some of our music is available as wav or mp3 downloads. Please subscribe to our newsletter using the form below and you will automatically be kept up to date with all the happenings in Blowtorch HQ.  If you have any other questions try our FAQ page or get in touch. We'd love to hear from you.


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