After the totting up of votes – there were thousands of the blighters – the first heat of the Sony Ericsson Raw Sessions was won by Kilkenny’s very fine Rarely Seen Above Ground...
...(we prefer the full majesty of their name rather than the abbreviation).
They fended off stiff competition from Sweet Jane who incidentally are looking for a new drummer – contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you’re of a Velvet Underground/Mary Chain-ish disposition.
R.S.A.G. (it is easier to type!) now get to record and mix an original song in Grouse Lodge Studios, which in the past has hosted the likes of Manic Street Preachers, Snow Patrol, Bloc Party and Michael Jackson.
Final acts confirmed include RSAG and Katie KimRead More
Check out the Kilkenny percussion machine in full flight...Read More
Taster of what the expect from album number threeRead More
The Kilkenny-born drummer and beat-merchant tells all about his recent Parisian excursion.Read More
Best of the rest.Read More
Jeremy Hickey's new EP and third album are on the way.Read More
'The Face Of Another' is the fourth single from RSAG man Jermey Hickey's Bot'Ox side-project...Read More
RSAG, Donal Dineen's Parish and the Dublin Afro-Beat Ensemble will all perform...Read More
It's a homecoming show for Jeremy Hickey...Read More
Check out 'Falter' below.Read More
Out with the acronym, in with the noise!Read More
The drummer will perform at The Workman's Club next month.Read More
The finest new venue in Dublin has the next couple of weeks coveredRead More
It’s Christmas – which means it’s time for the yuletide institution that is the Hot Press Summit. Donning novelty Santa hats and wrapping themselves in tinsel, this year’s round tablers got stuck into the financial crisis, listed their 2010 highlights, musical and otherwise, and shared stories about being thrown in jail on the US-Mexico border, performing to lots of drugged up French teenagers and hanging out backstage with heavy metal gods.Read More
The Holy Roman Army and Cloud Castle will also be presentRead More
The multi-talented drummer will perform in Kerry as part of the Beo Binn sessionsRead More
As line-ups go it's really starting to heat up - and we're only talking about the July line-up.Read More
Among the bands added to the line-up for the gathering at Ballinlough Castle in Co. Westmeath include Broken Records, R.S.A.G., Wiggle and Patrick KelleherRead More
Kilkenny boy Jeremy Hickey's really been living up to his 'Rarely Seen Above Ground' acronym over the last 12 months by keeping his multi-talented head firmly out of sight. From upcoming second album Be It Right Or Wrong, 'The Roamer' is a gutsy departure for the solo sticksman who's allowed his own trembling vocals to take centre stage, steering him to an altogether mellower head-space.Read More
Ahead of new album Be It Right Or Wrong, you can hear the Kilkenny artist's new single 'The Roamer' right here...Read More
Tomorrow's free gig also features David Holmes and a bunch of his DJ mates.Read More
Making his first home town foray in months, Kilkenny drumming sensation R.S.A.G is just one of the highlights of this year’s arts festival in the Marble City.Read More
First Semi-final repeat on RTE2Read More
See how Dirty Epics and R.S.A.G. got on in Grouse Lodge.Read More
Jeremy Hickey, aka Rarely Seen Above Ground, has become one of the most acclaimed artists in the Irish indie scene. He talks about the intriguing origins of his unique musical style.Read More
The Choice Music Prize nominees are going nationwide.Read More
Kilkenny drummer gets spasmodic on usRead More