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This week we're thrilled to welcome Dublin-based TV People to Blowtorch Records. They have new music coming soon but for now their last single, the shimmering, melodic Kitchen Sinking is our track of the week.

TV People is the project of Paul Donohoe (vocals, guitar) and Brendan Clarke (drums); the nucleus of a band who create their dark and gritty sound from a fusion of alternative rock and post-punk influences. They got together in 2019 and have honed their craft via live performances in venues all over Ireland. They also have a string of acclaimed releases. String, Nothing More, Time Eats Up & Kitchen Sinking have seen the band tipped by Hot Press as one of their ‘Ones to Watch for 2021’. Reviews and plays have also come from CLASH Magazine, The Line of Best Fit, Earmilk, BBC Radio 1, BBC 6Music & RTÉ.

We're delighted to welcome them as they look forward to a vinyl EP release and live dates later this year.

“The band's brooding sound matches outright directness to a sense of weighty melancholy, recalling everyone from The Sound to Editors in the process."


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Belfast's Paper Tigers performed a live stream in association with Audio Kitchen last Saturday. It is now available on the Tigers' YouTube channel. This was their first live outing since you know what. It was also their first with new drummer Matt so double bubbly all round.

Turnstiles are playing their first gig since February 2020 in the Button Factory in Dublin. It's a seated, socially distanced gig limited to 85. 

It's a Blowtorch double with support coming Static Vision.

Tickets are online only here

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The latest edition of our podcast features the very entertaining Marc Raftery, frontman from Galway fire starters Slyrydes

Forthright, funny, passionate and empathetic, Marc delivers his opinions on everything from mental health provision in Ireland, politics and national broadcasters to country music, The Coronas and Connemara TDs.

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About Blowtorch Records

Blowtorch Records is a record label based in Galway, Ireland offering a boutique online home for independently minded artists worldwide. We are The Future Sound Of Ireland. Take a browse through our roster. Irish punk or post-punk? Try Turnstiles and Static Vision. Lo-fi grooves from Chicago? Kid Slang are for you. Experimental electronica - Liana Forte. Indie techno - Nixer and Jagged Baptist Club. You get the picture. If you are looking for a digital space and promotion for your recorded music then get in touch. We’ll have a listen to your songs and if they chime we can offer you a page on the Blowtorch website with bio info, images, videos and your social signals. Your tracks can be downloaded or purchased from your page. We can get your songs onto Spotify and other streaming services, give advice on mixing & mastering and arrange physical releases. If you have any other questions try our FAQ page or get in touch. We'd love to hear from you.