Lovers of Life


















Lovers of Life is a 4 part documentary series, which captures a snapshot of the Dublin Independent Music scene in 2013. At a time when the music industry worldwide is having to continuously change and evolve to keep pace with new technologies and online distribution facilities this series examines how young independent Dublin musicians are embracing this new musical landscape. This series meets the musicians, the bloggers & journalists, the gig promoters & micro-festival organisers and other people active in the industry. We also examine the support structure which is in place for independent musicians. In essence this series explores how a band, in 2013, can go from garage noise merchants to playing regular Dublin gigs and releasing their own music online to a potential global audience.

Lovers of Life is a Near FM production. Produced & edited by Alan Weldon

The series is made with the support of the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland Sound & Vision scheme, funded by the Television licence fee.


Jim Carroll – Irish Times On The Record Music Blog/Journalist

Niall Byrne – Nialler9 Online Music Blogger and editor of State magazine

Keiron Black – King Kong Club

Griffo- Primal Jelly Social Club Gig Night

Aidan Foley– Masterlabs

Conor from Exchange Temple Bar

Paul Kavanagh – Chew your own fat Records

Bettine O’Rourke from Knockanstockan

John James from Music Minds

Gib Cassidy from Elastic Witch Records

Hazel Lake from Noisy Plug Sessions

Lisa McLaughlin and Joey Lynch from Saucy Sundays

Rachael McCormack of Women who Rock


The Hot Sprockets

The Amazing Few

The Minutes

Von Shakes

Johnny and The Beep Beeps

The Static’s


The Laughters


Sugar Cane Flame

Hula Hope


Autonomous, I


Punchface Champions

Steven McCann of The Yips/Color Sound/ Ryan O’Shaughnessy


Neil Marshall from Eazy Tyger

Almost Ghosts