Punk Archives - This is Galway

GALWAY has so many stories to tell

Having found your favourite spots to see on your next visit to Galway, it’s time to put the wheels in motion. Share your discoveries with your friends and family, get booking and prepare for an incredibly memorable trip.



Galway Sounds is your one-stop guide to all the best local and national artists playing shows in Galway each month. Read on to find out more…

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Galway Sounds: December

Every month, Galway Sounds brings you closer to the best Irish music playing in our beautiful county. Have a read and help support the artists that will appreciate it most!

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Saturday night sees the launch of a new alternative, original music night for Galway. A Modern Movement #1 in The Loft boasts the whopper line-up of Vulpynes, Slyrydes, Fox Jaw & Bannered Mare.

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Turnstiles: The Low-Down

This is Galway is all about celebrating local. So we want to highlight some of the brightest up-and-coming bands and musicians that help maintain our lovely city’s reputation as a hub for the arts. In this edition of The Low-Down we talk to one of Galway’s loudest new bands – Turnstiles..

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Support Local at Electric Picnic!

Electric Picnic returns this weekend with an absolutely huge line-up, full of unique Irish performers. Dig a little deeper and you’ll find plenty of Galwegians bringing their brilliant music eastward to EP. Read on to find out more…

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Pillow Queens on Labels, Baby Weight, Pints and Dogs

Pillow Queens are the kind of band that will take over your playlist from the first second you hear them. They are often labelled as punk due to their DIY approach and focus on socio-political issues, but they infuse enough surf and indie-rock to the music to attract a wider audience to their underground sound. Their fan-base is growing steadily after a busy few years. We chat to the band as they prepare for a GIAF headline show and a busy summer…

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