Feast your eyes and ears on the new belter from Otherkin. ‘I Was Born’ was recorded at Clique in Straffan with David Prendergast and Jason Boland, and was mixed in the UK by Jolyon Thomas; best known for his work with Slaves. It’s another Otherkin heavyweight thumper, and is the first taste of their second EP, the follow up to their rambunctious debut four-tracker ‘The 201 EP’ released at the end of last year; which will follow later this year.
Wyvern Lingo drop their debut Rubyworks release - The Letter To Willow EP. In the words of The Last Mixed Tape, "Letter to Willow is a statement. It’s an affirmation of who and where Wyvern Lingo are right now. From the buzzing intro and big pop inflected chorus of the record’s title track, the E.P. is the sound of band in the midst of great creative inspiration brought on by simply making the music they want to make."
Three of the tracks were recorded in Cologne, Germany with Sierra-Leonean / German artist-producer Patrice Bart-Williams, and were mixed in Paris by Philippe Weiss (Dragonette, George Clinton, K’naan). Additional recording for the title track took place in Dublin with Rob Kirwan (Hozier, PJ Harvey) at the controls.
Friends and bandmates since school days, Wyvern Lingo share a gift for close harmony, keen songcraft and effervescent live performance which belies their tender years. Drawing on a diverse range of influences from pop, rock and R’n’B, their voices interweave to create a fresh, forward-looking sound.
The Letter To Willow EP is out now.
14th February 2016
Hozier - Cherry Wine
Hozier is making Cherry Wine a clarion call to highlight the issue of domestic violence.
Hozier, Columbia Records, Island Records and Sony/ATV Music Publishing will donate their respective proceeds from downloads of this special single, released on 12th February, to a series of international domestic abuse charity organisations which provide support to victims and survivors of domestic abuse, while also engaging in advocacy and community outreach.
Cherry Wine was written by Hozier from the male perspective of an abuse sufferer. The song’s lyrics offer a unique insight into an abusive relationship, shining a light on the cycle of ‘justification’ often perpetuated in domestic violence incidents; that public health experts say controls the abused, shames the victim, and shifts responsibility for the abuser’s violent behavior.
Speaking of his decision to lead this charity campaign Hozier said, “Domestic violence is an ongoing issue in our society, the statistics of which are shocking and the effects of which damage whole families, communities and span generations.
With the song Cherry Wine, I tried to get across the difficulty of coming to terms with and facing up to domestic violence and the dynamic of an abusive relationship. I’m honoured to be joined by Saoirse Ronan, video director Dearbhla Walsh and Moe Dunford in spreading awareness on this issue.”
Saoirse Ronan added, “I am equally honoured to join Hozier to create awareness for the #FaceUpToDomesticViolence campaign with the release of “Cherry Wine” as a charity single. The song has always been one of my favourite tracks on his album. I hope through the video and song we can shine light on the issue and complexity of domestic abuse and in doing so help those caught up in the cycle of domestic violence”.
Delighted to announce that our very own Ryan Sheridan has topped the Irish Album Charts this week with his latest album 'Here and Now'. A terrific feat for one of the hardest working musicians in Ireland at the minute. Check out his Album on iTunes here to download.
13th November 2015
Hozier wins 'Artist of the Year'.
Wow! What a year it has been for our man Hozier ! Another win last night at the VH1 Big Music in 2015 : You Oughta Know Awards, with the Artist of the Year Award. One of the hardest working men in the industry adds another trophy to the cabinet - well done sir!
3rd November 2015
Wyvern Lingo talk to College Tribune.
Wyvern Lingo sat down with College Tribune recently to discuss their formation, inspirations & writing new material. It's well worth a read - to check it out, click here.
28th October 2015
Cracking Otherkin Review from GoldenPlec
First major review for Otherkin's latest EP 'The 201' is in, and it's a good 'un! Thank you to GoldenPlec for the oh-so kind words. To read the review, click here.
9th October 2015
Otherkin's 'The 201' EP is Now Available
Otherkin have just released their new EP, 'The 201', containing hit radio tracks 'Ay Ay' & 'Feel It'. Check out the links below where you can stream / download the album.
A new music video has just dropped for Hozier's latest track 'Jackie & Wilson'. Containing footage shot over the past year, it's been one hell of a rollercoaster for our man Hozier. Well worth checking out - not to mention it's a great tune!
29th September 2015
Hozier returns to The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon
Hozier produced another epic performance this week on 'The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon'. Performing his latest track, 'Jackie & Wilson', it went down a treat! To see the video in full, click here.
1st September 2015
Hozier's Cover of Sam Smith's 'Lay Me Down' on Live Lounge.
Hozier was back in the Live Lounge today on BBC Radio 1, covering Sam Smith's hit single 'Lay Me Down'. If you didn't hear it this morning, check out the video below of this morning's performance. It's well worth a look.
25th August 2015
Hozier & Wyvern Lingo at Belsonic.
Some truly amazing shots from the incredibly talented Dara Munnis last night at Belsonic. An all-Irish affair, we at Rubyworks had two artists playing, Wyvern Lingo & headliner Hozier. Supported in the middle by Little Green Cars, it was a magical evening. Cracking night altogether - a great end to the summer!
19th August 2015
Ryan Sheridan makes the cover of Hot Press, with exclusive interview.
A very good Interview with Ryan Sheridan in Hot Press last month is now online. Well worth a read - very insightful read from his early beginnings to his success at present. To read the interview in full, click on the image below.
17th August 2015
Ryan Sheridan is delighted to share his brand new video for his red-hot single 'Hearsay'.
The video was shot in Cork City and at UCC by Leesiders Chris Cullen and Justin MacCarthy from Epic Productions, and stars a cast spreading the news by word-of-mouth and chinese whispers. Ryan and his band were filmed by Epic at The Lewis Glucksman Gallery, UCC.
'Hearsay' is taken from Ryan Sheridan's forthcoming second album 'Here And Now', which will be released in Ireland on Friday 28th August.
10th August 2015
Rodrigo y Gabriela - Live at Red Rocks. Available Now!
Rodrigo y Gabriela's'Live at Red Rocks 2013' is now available to download & stream. It was recorded in July 2013 in one of the most 'magical beautiful places on earth to play music' with the Colorado Symphony. To watch the trailer and download the live show, click here. It's a very good deal for a truly magical show.
29th July 2015
'Otherkin - Ay Ay' Music Video.
Huge thanks to Annie Mac at BBC Radio 1 for her continued support with recent signing Otherkin's latest track'Ay Ay', and to XFM for adding the track to their evening playlist.
If you haven't heard it yet, check out the video below - it's a belter!
20th July 2015
Rubyworks Go To Longitude Fesitval, Marlay Park.
Great weekend at Longitude Festival this weekend here in Dublin. Cracking performances from Wyvern Lingo & Hozier on the opening day of the festival. Proud parents in the office on this very groggy Monday!
2nd July 2015
Hozier Review from The Forum, London.
A lovely write-up by The London Economic from Hozier's re-scheduled London show at The Forum. Supported by the brilliant Wyvern Lingo, this review makes us feel very proud indeed. Well worth a read - click on image below!
29th June 2015
Rubyworks Aritsts at Glastonbury.
Last year, Rodrigo y Gabriela rocked the stage at Glastonbury with a similar slot. This year, Hozier stole the show at yesterday lunchtime on the famous Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury Festival 2015. With plenty of talk going around about this year's festival, the Bray man was a particular highlight. To watch his set in full, check it out below.
19th June 2015
Wyvern Lingo, Little Hours & Otherkin at Sea Sessions.
Cracking weekend ahead to be had at Sea Sessions in Bundoran starting today! With our very own Wyvern Lingo playing on Saturday, along with other ace Irish acts Little Hours and Otherkin, this is a weekend that will live long in the memory. Everyone who's going - enjoy and stay safe! For more information on set times, etc. click here.
15th June 2015
Hozier at Bonnaroo.
Not only did Hozier perform at one of the most prolific festivals Stateside, Bonnaroo, but he joined Mumford & Sons to close their set during the weekend. Performing a cover of Joe Cocker's rendition of 'With a Little Help From My Friends', joining them on stage were Ed Helms, My Morning Jacket & Dawes among others. Well worth checking out below (not the greatest quality - apologies!)
11th June 2015
Target-Exclusive Edition of Hozier's Self-Titled Album.
Hozier has re-released a Target-exclusive edition of his album for US fans. Additions include Hozier's live cover versions of Led Zeppelin's 'Whole Lotta Love' & Ariana Grande's 'Problem/Regulate', which was recorded at BBC Radio 1's Live Lounge earlier this year. Check out the video below - if you can pick up a copy it's well worth your while!
5th June 2015
Wyvern Lingo Headline Show at Whelan's.
Wyvern Lingo play their biggest headline show to date at Whelan's tonight. Very excited for this one - cracking venue for a cracking bunch! Check out the music video for their track 'Snow' below.
29th May 2015
'Ryan Sheridan - Here and Now' Single.
It's official! It's here. 'Here and Now' is now available. Download it, put it on your Spotify Playlist - it's there to be loved! Ryan Sheridan would be proud! Click on the image to check it out.
27th May 2015
'Here and Now' Music Video.
Ryan Sheridan is due to release his latest single, 'Here and Now', this Friday. Just two short days away, and ahead of the Bank Holiday Weeekend, check out the video below to get you in the mood!
22nd May 2015
Hozier wins Ivor Novello Award.
In case you've been hiding under a rock, Hozier won what is probably his most prestigious 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 - Super Duper'.
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 Radio Tour.
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 at the Live Sessions.
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
Rolling Stone piece on Hozier.
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 upcoming performances.
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
The Original Rudeboys - All We Are : One Year On.
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 Live on 'The Voice' Final.
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 - Live Tour Announcement.
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 - New Music Video.
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
Hozier - Live at Coachella.
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
Hozier Wins at iHeart Radio Awards in Los Angeles.
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 on the latest Billboard Magazine Cover.
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
'Hozier - Work Song' Music Video.
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 Original Rudeboys - Access All Areas on Joe.ie
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 at TED talks.
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 on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.
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
'Hozier - Someone New' Music Video.
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 - Shephard's Bush Empire Review.
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
Rubyworks at the Meteor Awards.
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
'The Minutes - Supernatural' Music Video.
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 - Nature's Way' Music Video.
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
The Original Rudeboys - Windmill Lane Sessions.
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.
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 - 2 Back To 1' Music Video.
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
Hozier to perform at Slane Castle with Foo Fighters.
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
Hozier's 'Take Me To Church' in New Beats Ad, featuring LeBron James.
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