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Live Video: Sitting on Walls Live Video: Sitting on Walls

Sitting on Walls live from a front room... More

Video: Sixty Thousand Years Video: Sixty Thousand Years

The new video for our song Sixty Thousand Years... More

Tidal Waves Tidal Waves

Our new album Tidal Waves is out now!... More

Sixty Thousand Years Sixty Thousand Years

Sixty Thousand Years is the third single from our album Tidal Waves.... More

The Letter The Letter

The Letter is the second single from our forthcoming second album Tidal Waves.... More

Album Launch Show Workmans Club Headline Show

Nov 11th we play a headline show at The Workmans Club, Dublin to celebrate the launch of our album Tidal Waves... More

Electric Picnic 2016 Electric Picnic 2016

We are performing at Electric Picnic 2016... More

Betty Machete Betty Machete

Our new single Betty Machete is available now on iTunes, Spotify & Google Play... More

New Single on Nialler9 New Single on Nialler9

We are delighted to announce that Nialler9 has the premier of our new single Betty Machete. ... More

Derry Music City 2016 Derry Music City 2016

We play Masons on Fri July 8th for Derry Music City 2016... More

Carlow Arts festival 2016 Carlow Arts Festival 2016

We play Carpe Diem on Saturday June 18th at Carlow Arts Festival... More

Groove Festival 2016 Groove Festival 2016

We have added another live show this summer - Groove Festival July 2nd... More

Vantastival 2016 Vantastival 2016

We will debut a lot of new material at Vantastival 2016... More

Awake Awake

We haven't been asleep, we have been awake working hard & writing new material for the past year. It's exciting to finally say next week we are going away to a recording studio with our friend and producer Karl Odlum to begin recording our second album. ... More

Video: Live on TG4

Lions & Gold and All The Boys Live from Ceol ar an Imeall on TG4... More

Tonight on TV Tonight on TV

We perform two songs on a great TV show. TG4 // 9:30pm // Ceol ar an Imeall.... More

We Are Alive! We Are Alive!

Demoing some new songs at our rehearsal space...... More

Gallery: Live at Odessa

Photos from swords live at Odessa Club... More

1 Week: Live at Odessa 1 Week: Live at Odessa

One week until we headline Odessa Club on Feb 12. The only chance to catch us live for quite a while.... More

Glorybox (Portishead Live Cover) Glory Box (Portishead Live Cover)

Free Download ahead of Feb 12th headline show in Odessa Club Dublin.... More

Odessa Club Headline Show - Feb 12 Odessa Club Headline Show

Excited to announce a Feb 12th headline show at 'Homebeat presents The Last Mixed Tape's 1st Birthday' in The Odessa Club... More

Happy New Year Happy New Year

Big thanks to Simon Maher on 8Radio.com for including our track Hips in his top songs of 2014 alongside some fine songs by jape, Hozier, Sinead O'Connor and FKA twigs.... More

The Night Visiting Song The Night Visiting Song

Diane performing The Night Visiting Song for the closing credits of the film One Million Dubliners... More

One Million Dubliners One Million Dubliners

Diane provided vocals for the soundtrack to the movie One Million Dubliners... More

Live Video: Who Took Your Soul Live Video: Who Took Your Soul

New song Who Took Your Soul live from Smalltown America Studios in Derry... More

Hips is Track Of The Day on BBC Radio Hips is Track Of The Day on BBC Radio

Across The Line on BBC Radio have chosen Hips as Track Of The Day.... More

Glock on BBC Radio Glock on BBC Radio

Kind words about our new song Glock from Rigsy & Chris on BBC Radio. Listen here... More

Live Video: Wicklow Live Video: Wicklow

A live video of Wicklow from the EP Swords - Live at Smalltown America... More

Ian Frawley Gallery: Recording the Live EP

Photos from the recording of Swords - Live at Smalltown America.... More

Live Video: Betty Machete Live Video: Betty Machete

Betty Machete live from Smalltown America Studios in Derry. Get the limited edition Live EP now from independentmusic.com... More

New EP: Live at Smalltown America New EP: Live At Smalltown America

Smalltown America Records have released a Live EP of our show in Derry. Download it now on independentmusic.com... More

Live at Smalltown America Records Live at Smalltown America Records

We are live from Smalltown America Records studios TONIGHT Sat Sept 27th.... More

Secret Show Secret Show

New material in a secret venue on Sept 27th.... More

Jarlath's 2FM Playlist Jarlath's 2FM Playlist

This evening on RTE 2FM Jarlath is choosing the tracks for the 5-Track-Shuffle on The Alternative with Dan Hegarty.... More

Ian's Playlist Ian's Playlist

Ian's pre show playlist from Friday's Metro Herald paper... More

Review: The Button Factory Review: The Button Factory

The Button Factory show reviewed by The Last Mixed Tape... More

Hot Press Magazine Exclusive Hot Press Magazine Exclusive

Hot Press Magazine have an exclusive stream of Lions & Gold live from The Olympia Theatre on their website..... More

Tickets Tickets

Pick up tickets for The Button Factory Headliner on July 25th... More

Live on Today FM Live on Today FM

Diane will be live on Today FM this evening with Paul McLoone for an acoustic set... More

The Button Factory Gig: The Button Factory

Headline show on July 25th with Deaf Joe and Elastic Sleep at The Button Factory... More

4Dame lane 4 Dame lane

A stripped back show with Vann Music for hosts HamsandwicH at Youbloom on June 15th.... More

Buildings: Fresh On The Net Buildings: Fresh On The Net

Buildings is amongst this weeks Fresh-On-The-Net faves in the UK by BBC's Tom Robinson and Blogger Christopher McBride... More

Ian Frawley Gallery: Dingle

Photos from HomeBeat at Feile Na Bealtaine.... More

Dingle Courthouse - Midnight Show Dingle Courthouse - Midnight Show

Live in Dingle Courthouse for Homebeat at Feile Na Bealtaine on Sat May 3rd... More

The Olympia Theatre Review The Olympia Theatre Review

Kind words and photos from DublinConcerts.ie... More

The Olympia Theatre Next Live Dates

Barn Dance VII on April 18th and The Olympia Theatre supporting HamsandwicH on April 19th.... More

BBC Introducing BBC Introducing

Hips will be aired on BBC Radio 6 this weekend on Tom Robinson's BBC Introducing show.... More

Bbc introducing Hips on BBC Radio

Hips was aired on BBC Radio Ulster last night. Listen back here.... More

Swords Hips - Fresh On The Net Favourite

"Displacement – when your sensations are spread all over the place, but are still held together. That is what this song does to me."... More

New Video - Hips Hips - New Video

Watch the new video for Hips... More

 Hips video Phantom 105.2 Premier Hips video Phantom 105.2 Premier

The new video for Hips is now exclusively on the Phantom 105.2 Website...... More

swords are delighted to announce that they will be supporting Ham Sandwich at The Olympia Theatre on April 19th Supporting Ham Sandwich

swords are supporting Ham Sandwich at The Olympia Theatre on April 19th... More

Vodafone Hold Music Vodafone Hold Music

Lions & Gold added to Vodafone Ireland's hold music playlist for 2014... More

Live on Phantom Drive 6.30pm in UCD Live on Phantom Drive 6.30pm in UCD

Swords are live from the UCD Student Centre on Phantom 105.2 at 6.30pm... More

Hillbrook Hillbrook

Writing in Hillbrook Farmhouse, Wexford... More

Top 10 of 2013 on Goldenplec Top 10 of 2013 on Goldenplec

Lions & Gold and All The Boys are in the Top 10 Albums and Singles of 2013 on Goldenplec... More

Buildings on Phantom 105.2 Buildings on Phantom 105.2

Buildings has been added to the Phantom 105.2 main music playlist.... More

Amazing Radio Amazing Radio

Shell Zenner will play Lions & Gold on Amazing Radio in the UK Today..... More

Top 50 Irish Albums of 2013 Top 50 Irish Albums of 2013

Lions & Gold is in the top half of RTE 2FM Dj Dan Hegarty's Top 50 Irish Albums of 2013... More

Top 5 Irish Music Videos of 2013 Top 5 Irish Music Videos of 2013

Buildings is in The Journalist's Top 5 Irish Music Videos of 2013 alongside tracks from RSAG, September Girls, Hozier, and Sleep Thieves.... More

Top Indie Tracks of 2013 Top Indie Tracks of 2013

RMD Music Blog in Canada have kindly included All The Boys in their Top Indie Tracks of 2013... More

Homebeat at Mabos Gallery: Homebeat

Photos of Homebeat at Mabos... More

BBC Radio 6 BBC Radio 6

Lions & Gold was played on the BBC Introducing Mixtape by Tom Robinson on BBC Radio 6 Last night. Listen online here.... More

The BBC Introducing Mixtape The BBC Introducing Mixtape

Lions & Gold has been added to the BBC Introducing Mixtape and will be played on the show on BBC Radio 6 Music soon.... More

Buildings Video Buildings Video

Buildings - the new single & video is OUT NOW.... More

Freezer Sessions Album Freezer Sessions Album

Hot Press magazine includes the Freezer Sessions album with the current edition in Tesco shops. Buildings is track 6.... More

Fresh On The Net Fresh On The Net UK

Lions & Gold included in Fresh On The Net favourites this week with a review from AmazingRadio Dj & BBC6 Music contributor Shell Zenner ... More

Hot Press Freezer Sessions Upcoming Live Dates

Totally Irish 98FM Presents / HomeBeat 2nd Birthday / Hot Press Magazine Freezer Sessions / Murphy's Thomastown... More

Homebeat at Mabos Homebeat at Mabos

Swords play the Homebeat 2nd birthday party at Mabos with Sleep Thieves, Bantum & Carriages.... More

Buildings.. Coming Soon... Buildings

Buildings the next single & video... coming soon... More

Hot Press Freezer Sessions Hot Press Freezer Sessions

Swords have been invited to play the Hot Press Jagermeister Freezer Sessions Tour... More

Other Voices Album Other Voices Album on Deezer

Swords appear on the latest album from Other Voices - Series 11... More

Video: The Works on RTE One TV VIDEO: The Works on RTE One TV

Buildings live from The Works on RTE One TV... More

Today FM Session Tonight Today FM Session Tonight

Swords join Paul McLoone for a studio session tonight from 9pm on Today FM... More

Tonight - RTE 1 - The Works - 11:10pm RTE 1 TV - Tonight - 11:10pm

swords perform Buildings on The Works on RTE 1 TV tonight at 11:10pm... More

Acoustic for HWCH HWCH & Homebeat Update

Videos & Photos from Homebeat 16 and Hard Working Class Heroes... More

hwch 13 stage time Harmless Noise at HWCH

“On the track Buildings, there is a ‘hidden’ vocal – all of the band members and Karl Odlum cross-talking over one another at once, causing the sound of manic babble...." ... More

Homebeat #16 Homebeat 16

Friday night swords play HomeBeat #16 in the intimate confines of a house in Dartmouth Square. ... More

Smalltown America Music Smalltown America Music

Swords have signed a publishing deal with Smalltown America Music... More

Upcomign Shows Upcoming Shows

Roisin Dubh, Homebeat and HWCH 13... More

Valentia Isle 2013 Valentia Isle Festival

Swords open the main stage at 12 noon on Saturday.... More

hwch 13 stage time HWCH 13 Stage Time

Swords play The Workmans Club on Sat Oct 5th at 8pm for Hard Working Class Heroes 2013... More

Phantom Interview at Electric Picnic 2013 Electric Picnic Set, Photos & Video

Swords played a 30 minute, 7 track set at 4pm at Body & Soul on Saturday of Electric Picnic. ... More

Electric Picnic Stage Time Electric Picnic Stage Time

4pm Saturday at Body & Soul is swords stage time for Electric Picnic... More

Video: Other Voices - The Menace Video: Other Voices - The Menace

Swords perform The Menace on Other Voices... More

hwch 13 HWCH 13

Swords are on the Hard Working Class Heroes 13 line-up... More

Body & Soul @ Electric Picnic 2013 Body & Soul at Electric Picnic

Swords are playing Body & Soul at Electric Picnic this year... More

Just Diane and a Piano Just Diane and a Piano

Acoustic version of Lions & Gold and an interview with Nadine O'Regan on Phantom 105.2... More

Next Live Dates Next Live Dates

The next live dates are in Tower Records, The Galleon and Whelan's this month.... More

Phantom 105.2 Most Played Artists Phantom 105.2 Most Played

Swords were the most played Irish artists on Phantom 105.2 last week... More

Indiependence 2013 McCarthys Dingle & Indiependence

Swords are in McCarthys Dingle Saturday & Indiependence on Sunday... More

Today FM Today FM Airplay & Tip

Buildings got airplay last night from Paul McLoone on Today FM.... More

RTE 2FM - Album Of The Week RTE 2FM - Album Of The Week

Dan Hegarty has chosen Lions & Gold as his album of the week on The Alternative on RTE 2fm Radio.... More

Tower Records Tower Records

Physical copies of swords album Lions & Gold are now on the shelves in Tower Records. ... More

Phantom Playlist: Lions & Gold Phantom Playlist: Lions & Gold

Lions & Gold has been added to the main Phantom 105.2 playlist.... More

Kilrush Kilrush

Copies of Lions & Gold are stocked in The Galleon Inn and The Potters Hand Cafe in Kilrush, Co Clare.... More

Phantom Presents @ The Workmans Club Phantom Presents @ The Workmans Club

Swords & Vann Music are lined up to play Phantom 105.2 Presents at The Workman's Club on July 25th in Dublin.... More

Knockanstockan 2013 Knockanstockan 2013

Swords will play the main stage at 9:30pm on July 28th at Knockanstockan 2013... More

Gallery: Lions & Gold - Whelan's Launch Gallery: Lions & Gold - Launch - Whelans

Photos of swords live in Whelan's for the Lions & Gold album launch show.... More

Lions & Gold - OUT NOW - Debut Album Lions & Gold - OUT NOW - Debut Album

Swords début album Lions & Gold is now available on iTunes, Google Play, Spotify and Tower Records... More

The First Review... The First Review...

"One of the most astonishingly good Irish albums of the year so far"... More

Exclusive Album Preview Exclusive Album Stream

Goldenplec.com Music News are now previewing swords début album Lions & Gold for the first time anywhere... More

Request Lions & Gold Request Lions & Gold

Request Lions & Gold on your radio station... More

Competitions - Whelans July 5th Competitions - Whelans July 5th

WIN tickets to swords album launch in Whelan's on July 5th with Phantom 105.2, Entertainment.ie and Goldenplec... More

New Video: Lions & Gold New Video: Lions & Gold

The video for Lions & Gold has arrived. ... More

Leanne Harte Special Guest Leanne Harte

Leanne Harte joins swords in Whelan's on July 5th for their headline show... More

Swords top Phantom 105.2's play count for national & International artists Phantom 105.2 Top Played Artist

Swords top Phantom 105.2's play count for national & International artists.... More

LIons & Gold Single Cover Lions & Gold - New Single

swords new single Lions & Gold is out now... More

Lions & Gold - Phantom Exclusive Play Lions & Gold - Phantom Exclusive Play

Forthcoming single Lions & Gold will get its first play on Phantom 105.2 today before 5pm on Phantom Drive with Claire Beck... More

Other Voices - June 5th Other Voices - Tomorrow Night

Swords perform on Other Voices Weds 5th at 11pm on RTE 2 Television... More

Indiependence 2013 Indiependence 2013

Swords confirmed to play Indiependence Music & Arts Festival 2013... More

Phantom Playlist Recent News

Irish Airplay, Camden Crawl Reviews, Zebra in Whelan's... More

All The Boys Video New Video: All The Boys

Directed by Bob Gallagher, the new video for All The Boys.... More

Other Voices - June 5th Other Voices - June 5th

swords performance on Other Voices Series 11 airs on June 5th... More

swords interview on Phantom 105.2 Phantom 105.2 Drive

swords interview on Phantom 105.2 Today 6pm with Claire Beck... More

Swords on RTE Radio 1 Arena Arena on RTE Radio 1

Two songs & Diane chats to Sean Rocks on RTE Radio 1... More

Phantom Playlist Phantom Playlist

All The Boys has been added to the main Phantom 105.2 play-list.... More

Groove Music Festival Groove Festival

Swords play Groove Music Festival on Sun July 7th... More

Echo & The Bunnymen Echo & The Bunnymen

Swords support Echo & The Bunnymen at The Camden Crawl... More

Request All The Boys Request All The Boys

Request All The Boys on your radio station... More

All The Boys - OUT NOW All The Boys - New Single

swords new single All The Boys is now available to download... More

Whelans Headline Show Whelan's Headline Show

swords headline Whelan's main room on Fri July 5th... More

All the Boys New Single Due Soon

swords have new material and it is due at the end of this month.... More

Gallery: Lions & Gold Gallery: Lions & Gold

Recent shots by Dara Munnis... More

The Camden Crawl 2013 The Camden Crawl 2013

The initial line-up for The Camden Crawl has been announced.... More

Vantastival 2013 Vantastival 2013

Vantastival takes place in Bellurgan Park from 3rd - 5th May 2013 and swords are on the line-up.... More

Filming for Other Voices Gallery: Other Voices

Photos of swords recording a new track, The Menace, for the TV show Other Voices... More

Other Voices - Other Room Other Voices - Other Room

swords are playing the Other Voices Other Room in Derry.... More

Other Voices Music Trail Derry Other Voices Trail Derry

swords have been confirmed by Other Voices to play the Other Voices Music Trail in Derry on Friday night, 11pm in Icon... More

Lions & Gold Live on Tg4 Video: Live on TG4 TV

A new song called Lions & Gold live on Ponc XL on TG4 TV.... More

Whelans Ones To Watch 2013 Whelan's Ones To Watch 2013

swords have been added to the Whelan's Ones To Watch 2013 lineup. The main stage Sat Jan 12th.... More

Swords-Black-Balloon-RTE-2fm Live Video: Black Balloon in 2fm Studio-8

The final video of the year. The end of Black Balloon. Live on The Alternative with Dan Hegarty on RTE 2FM... More

swords special live from 2fm's studio 8 Live Video: Special in 2fm Studio-8

Special live on The Alternative with Dan Hegarty on RTE 2fm... More

Swords - The Irish Daily Star newspaper The Star Newspaper

"Their forthcoming album will be one of the most anticipated Irish debut records of 2013."... More

Swords in TG4 recording Myopic and Lions&Gold TV: Recording in TG4

Swords recorded two new songs called Myopic and Lions & Gold in TG4 Studios yesterday, to be aired at a later Date...... More

Swords Recording Album The Beginning Stages Of...

Swords spent last week in Kilkenny recording the beginnings of a first album...... More

Stitches movie soundtrack Stitches Movie

Swords have two tracks featured on the soundtrack of the new Ross Noble movie: STITCHES... More

Swords on Ponc XL TG4 TV: Ponc XL on Tg4

Swords will feature in a short piece about the band Tues Sept 25th on Ponc XL on Tg4 at 5:55pm... More

Video:Swords on tg4 Video: Chasm Live on TG4

Swords performing Chasm live for POP4 on TG4 down in Knockanstockan Festival 2012... More

Swords 2FM session in Electric Picnic Video: 2FM at Electric Picnic

Swords recorded a stripped back version of 'Special' for the RTE 2FM Green Room Sessions down at Electric Picnic 2012... More

Swords at Electric Picnic Electric Picnic: Oxjam Stage

Swords will also play the Oxjam Stage 9pm Friday Night at Electric Picnic 2012... More

Electric Picnic Logo Electric Picnic: Salty Dog Stage

Swords close the Black Balloon Tour 2am Friday Night on The Salty Dog Stage at Electric Picnic... More

Swords Recording in 2FM's Studio 8 Swords on 2FM Tonight

Swords 2FM session for The Alternative with Dan Hegarty aired tonight. Mond Aug 20th.... More

Swords on Pop 4 on TG4 TV: POP4 on TG4

Swords first TV interview & Chasm on POP4 on TG4 Sat 11th Aug at 14:45 and Mon 13th at 17:50... More

Swords @ The Galleon Final Black Balloon Tour Dates

6 more shows remaining on the Black Balloon EP Tour... More

The Electric Picnic The Electric Picnic

Swords are playing The Electric Picnic 2012... More

Chasm Official Video Chasm Official Video

Swords have released the official video for Chasm directed by Sebastien Escalante... More

Swords Recording in 2FM's Studio 8 Recording in 2FM

Swords recorded a live session for The Alternative with Dan Hegarty in 2FM... More

Swords Black Baloon Tour New Black Balloon Tour Dates

Swords have added 9 new shows to the Black Balloon Tour - Bringing the total to 23 shows.... More

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