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Left of the Dial: Ricky Dineen (Nun Attax/Five Go Down to the Sea?/Beethoveen)

On Wednesday the 18th of June, a tribute night was held in Cork for legendary front man Finbarr Donnelly (1962 – 1989). Donnelly fronted seminal Cork bands Nun Attax, Five go Down to the Sea? and Beethoven between 1978 and his untimely death in 1989. ...

Left of the Dial: Interview with TV Smith (The Adverts)

TV Smith is an English punk rock singer-songwriter. He formed The Adverts in 1976. They released two glorious albums, Crossing the Red Sea with the Adverts and Cast of Thousand before splitting in 1979. He formed TV Smith’s Explorers and Cheap ...

Left of the Dial: S.F.U.

SFU are a Dublin Punk band who formed in July 2010, the original line consisted of Robert Pepper on vocals, Trevor Kirwan on guitar and backing Vocals, Martin Zaloudek (Paranoid Visions) on bass and Fayzer Faye (Skint/Runnin’ Riot) on drums. Due ...

Left of the Dial: The Zips return to Dublin

Scottish punk legends The Zips return to Dublin this weekend to play Sweeney’s on Friday the 13th of December. Lead singer and guitarist Jon joined Ray on Left of the Dial on Sunday night, to discuss the upcoming gig, the new socially conscious ...

Left of the Dial: Stano

  Hailing from Dublin, Stano is a self-taught musician and painter. He spent the late 1970’s and early 80’s immersed in the Dublin punk scene, and teamed up with legendary Dublin combo The Threat, and, with the group, released Lullaby ...

Left of the Dial: Cadaver Club

On Sunday night the mysterious Mr. Crowe (aka Kevin McHugh) of Cadaver Club had an in depth chat with Ray from the Left Of The Dial show about their PledgeMusic campaign. The club are raising funds for their debut album ‘A Fate Worse Than Life’ “13 ...

Left of the Dial: New Paranoid Visions interview (3/05/2013)

Last Friday night we spoke to Paranoid Visions ahead of the release of their forthcoming EP Up the Anti.  The band talked about recording the EP, and their recent collaboration with Steve Ignorant (Crass/Schwartzeneggar/Conflict). Not satisfied with having recorded ...

Left of the Dial: Jason and the Scorchers

Legendary Cow Punk/Country Rock band Jason and the Scorchers are currently on a tour of Europe to celebrate their 30th Anniversary, which includes dates in Ireland and The UK Jason and the Scorchers formed in Nashville in 1981.  The blazed a trail in ...

Left of the Dial: Theme Tune Boy

Theme Tune Boy is the most recent incarnation of Niall Quinn, who gained popularity both here and in the UK in the late 90’s as drummer and songwriter with The Hitchers. They released two albums “It’s all well and good till someone loses an ...

Left of the Dial: Paranoid Visions

Paranoid Visions joined Ray on ‘Left of the Dial’ for a special programme dedicated to band, featuring new Irish single release ‘Poles Apart’ (w/ Zillah Minx), and Steve Ignorant and Paranoid Visions single ‘Rock n Roll ...

Left of the Dial: The ZIPS

Glasgow’s The Zips (John McNeill/Brian Jackson/Joe Jaconelli/ Phil Mullen) were a 4 piece punk/new wave band, formed by John and Brian from the ashes of pub rock outfit, Road Angel. They released 2 singles, The Zips EP (1979) and Radioactivity (1980), ...

Left of the Dial: The Lee Harveys

Taking their influnce from bands like The Ramones, Buzzcocks, the Clash, the Outcasts and The Undertones, Dublin’s the Lee Harveys formed back in 2009 and are the purveyors of fine 1977 style Punk Rock. The band were guests on Left of the Dial ...