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Posted on 30. Oct, 2011 by admin.

Damien Performs at Other Voices NYC

Damien was a surprise special guest last Thursday night at Other Voices, a blend of Irish musical and literary performances in the city’s historic Poisson Rouge club in Greenwich Village.

Brooklyn Vegan reports that Damien performed a couple of songs, including The Professor.

The series of performances were recorded by RTE and NPR and will be broadcast later this year.

For a full review and several photos, go here.

Here is an audience-recorded video of Damien performing The Professor:

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Posted on 14. Oct, 2011 by admin.

Lisa Hannigan’s New Album at No. 1 in Ireland

Lisa Hannigan’s new album, Passenger, which is earning great reviews across the United States and the UK has entered the Irish charts at number 1.

Congratulations to Lisa and her awesome team!

Here is the video for “Knots”, the first single to be taken from the album:

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Posted on 25. Sep, 2011 by admin.

Cannonball in UK Top Ten Charts

10 years after Damien released his first single in Ireland, he has achieved his first top ten position in the UK singles chart.

“Cannonball” has re-entered the charts at number 9, following a performance on X Factor by John Adams.

View the singles chart here.

View John Adams’ performance of “Cannonball” here.

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Posted on 14. Sep, 2011 by admin.

Listen to Lisa’s New Album Passenger

KCRW is now streaming Lisa Hannigan’s new album Passenger in full ahead of its North American release next week.

To listen, just go here.


1. Home
2. A Sail
3. Knots
4. What’ll I Do
5. O Sleep
6. Paper House
7. Little Bird
8. Passenger
9. Safe Travels, (Don’t Die)
10. Nowhere to Go

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Posted on 09. Sep, 2011 by admin.

Damien on Achtung Baby Covers Album

Speaking at the Toronto International Film Festival, Bono disclosed that Damien is one of a number of great artists to be included on an Achtung Baby covers album commissioned by Q magazine.

Damien has recorded U2’s “One” for the album, which will be made available to mark the 20th anniversary of Achtung Baby’s release.

Other artists on the album include Depeche Mode, Patti Smith and Jack White.

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Posted on 21. Aug, 2011 by admin.

New Music from Lisa Hannigan

KCRW has made available a track from Lisa’s New album Passenger for your listening pleasure!

To hear the track “Knots” just go here.

Lisa also performed yesterday on BBC 2 Radio’s Dermot O’Leary Show. You can listen back to it here. The relevant section starts at two hours and five minutes into the show.

Lastly – Lisa has a new website at!

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Posted on 08. Aug, 2011 by admin.


In an extract from this article in the Daily Telegraph, pop music’s latest sensation Ed Sheeran talks about taking inspiration from Damien Rice.

He was taken to see Irish singer-songwriter Damien Rice play an intimate fan club gig at the age of 11, then bumped into the singer and his band in a bar after the show. “I had a little bit of a chat and kind of had an epiphany, like ’Wow, this is exactly what I want to do!’ I got home that night and wrote a whole bunch of songs. I remember one was called ’Typical Average Teen’. Yeah, I was one of those.”

You have probably heard this a million times already, but here is “The A Team” by Ed Sheeran.

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Posted on 04. Aug, 2011 by admin.

Lisa’s New Album: Passenger

Lisa Hannigan’s second studio album has been announced. Passenger is to be released on 20 September in the US and Canada on ATO Records, with a 15-date North American tour to begin in Los Angeles on 27 September.

The album will be released in Ireland on 21 October and in the UK on 24 October, with European release dates and tour news to be announced soon.

For full details of the North American tour and the opportunity to purchase pre-sale tickets, go to

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Posted on 10. Jul, 2011 by admin.

Eight Artists Overdue for a New Album

Damien is featured as the number one artist overdue for a new album in a new article in Paste Magazine.

Here’s the relevant section:

1. Damien Rice
It’s difficult to uncover the mystery of an artist when they don’t want to be found. Damien Rice has made it clear; he doesn’t like the lime light. After he released 9 in 2006 he slipped into the sonic abyss, which would make sense if he issued a terrible sophomore effort and slowly faded away. But both O and 9 were intimate, fantastic records. It’s hard to go a few months without hearing a D Rice song on a TV series or film, forcing yourself to stop and ponder ‘whatever happened to that meek Irishman?’

As it turns out, Rice has been lending his time to various charities and side projects. In April, he collaborated with French actress Melanie Laurent on five songs for her debut record, en t’attendant. In February, he released “Look At Me,” for an Argentinian children’s record. In 2010, he contributed to Gasoline Rainbows, a collaborative effort that benefited those affected by the Gulf Coast oil spill, and he donated a new version of “Lonely Soldier” for the Raise Hope for Congo album. But just as he wants it, we are still left to wonder if or when there will be another Damien Rice solo venture.

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Posted on 25. Apr, 2011 by admin.

Gasoline Rainbows Video

Earlier this year we told you about Gasoline Rainbows, a benefit album in support of people affected by the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. The album features a brand new Damien Rice song “The Connisseur of Great Excuse”.

The album also features a song by Eskimo Friend Amy Kuney called ‘Gasoline Rainbows’. Here is the official video:

100% of the proceeds from the “Gasoline Rainbows” benefit album go toward Global Green’s oil spill response. You can get the album on iTunes here

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