Francesco Turrisi – Fotografia

posted on 1 July 2011

Available now to preview and buy over on the shop

Launch concert coming up, July 12th, Kevin Barry Room, National Concert Hall.

Fotografia album cover

Francesco Turrisi\’s \”Fotografi\”

Spring releases

posted on 27 March 2014

It is all go at Diatribe this Spring with the recent releases of Benjamin Dwyer’s Scenes from Crow and OKO’s I Love You Computer Mountain, as well as the imminent release of Ian Wilson’s Stations featuring Matthew Schellhorn on piano.

All albums are available from our SHOP page and if you want to find out more about these great artists check them out on our ARTISTS page.

zoiBand – “Sundillion EP” out now

posted on 24 August 2011

Solo Series Phase II

posted on 19 July 2014


At best, a record is simply a document of a certain time and place. Solo Series Phase II, taking place over five years from inception in 2009 to release in 2014, is a wide-lens portrait of Ireland’s new musical landscape.

For me personally, however, it means something more. Adrian, Kate, Cora and Caoimhín are also great friends with whom I have shared more than a decade of musical adventures around the world – uniquely gifted musicians whom I have learnt so much from over the years and artists whom I have only the deepest respect for.

I feel privileged to have been party to sharing these journeys; four circuitous paths across wild terrain which converged, finally, on the top of the mountain, looking out. I am so happy to introduce this music to its audience at last, and I look forward to seeing it march on from here – sliding across the other side of the scree, and on into the world.

Nick Roth
Director, Diatribe Records
Dublin, July ’14

December Gigs

posted on 14 November 2011

Fri 9 December, 7:00 PM · Severed Head Gallery, Dublin

Mamoru Fujeida — Hi-Miwari Patterns of Plants


MAMORU FUJIEDA’S ‘HI-MIWARI’ is a collaboration between one of Japan’s foremost living experimental composers and an ensemble formed of Ireland’s leading contemporary artists, the YURODNY ENSEMBLE.

more info:


Sun 11 December, 8–12 PM · Whelan’s Upstairs · €6

Diatribe presents three of Dublin’s finest electronical acts:

T-WOC (Alphabetset)
zoiBand (Diatribe)
A-Force (!Kaboogie)

more info:

Qwartz 8 features Diatribe nomination in Track Category

posted on 22 January 2012

8 tracks were nominated from 3,287 submissions. Winner to be chosen by public voting, which ends February 7th. Click the link below, listen carefully to each track and vote for your favourite. or you could just vote for Enda Bates’ Pulse (Diatribe Tronix #2) cause you think it probably is the best ; )

TRONIX #12: ZoiD Vs Nick Roth

posted on 7 February 2012

Diatribe Stall at Qwartz Music Market, Paris

posted on 31 March 2012

New Release:

posted on 5 April 2012

Tronix One
Limited Edition (250 copies) Clear Red 12″ Tronix Sampler
Release Date: November 23rd, 2012

Tronix One launch gig in Dublin, Fri 23rd Nov

posted on 26 October 2012

Diatribe Records begins a series of EIGHT new releases with a limited edition red vinyl TRONIX ONE, and a launch event in Dublin at The Fumbally

We’re launching a physical Tronix release next month, with Tronix One, a 12” LP, on limited edition (run of 250) transparent red vinyl , with contributions from leading Ireland-based electronic musicians, producers and composers including Cignol, Legion of One, h-ci, Linda Buckley, Enda Bates, David Donohoe, and ZoiD and Nick Roth.

This new release is a compilation of highlights from the Diatribe Tronix series, an ongoing selection of electronic music from Ireland, which has been released in digital installments since January 2011. Tronix emphasis is on bringing artists from different musical regions together, from electro-acoustic to electronica, or improvised to techno to jazz, to collaborate or re-work each other’s material.

Tronix One will be launched at a live gig on Friday 23rd November in The Fumbally. Six live acts and two DJs will perform through the night, including a debut from Earráid – RTE Lyric FM composer-in-residence Linda Buckley’s new project with improvising musicians Nick Roth and Matthew Jacobson. Other Tronix sets on the night will come from Eomac v’s  ZoiD (Back2Back DJ Set) Cignol, h-ci + OKO, Enda Bates, David Donohoe, with live visuals from the ever inventive Tim Redfern.

Enda Bates (who picked up a nomination for a Qwartz 8 award for his Tronix piece “Pulse”) will play new material for guitar and electronics. David Donohoe will be creating improvisations using analogue synths. h-ci + OKO is a quartet of improvisers including Shane Latimer (gtr), Darragh O’Kelly (keyboards), DJackulate (turntables) and h-ci (drums and electronics). Cignol is a producer of lush techno and electro based on classic drum machines and synths such as Roland’s 606 and Juno 60.

Tickets for the Tronix launch are available on the door from 7pm and cost  a paltry €5 before 8pm, or €10 after 8pm. PLIUS: The first 20 guests will also receive a free copy of the Tronix One LP, so get there early.

The Tronix Series was supported by a Project Award from the Arts Council of Ireland.

Event: Diatribe Records album launch for Tronix One,
Date: Friday 23rd November 2012
Venue: The Fumbally, Dublin8
Time: Doors 7pm
Cost: €5 before 8pm, €10 after

Award winning Jazz Quintet Thought-Fox launch their debut album on Diatribe

posted on 15 November 2012

“This music is joy to my ears. Firstly, it has vocals, although mostly wordless, and that makes it human. Lauren is all breathes and puffs and clicks and improvised vocal tones. I think Bjork. [This is] attractive music with energy and I enjoyed it with my feet as much as my head. In some ways, a complete band.”

Eric Pozza Canberra Jazz

Diatribe are proud to announce the release date for ‘My Guess’, the debut album from outstanding jazz quintet, Thought-Fox

Winner of Music Network’s Young Musicwide Award in 2010, Thought-Fox include some of the freshest improvisers on the Irish and UK jazz scenes, whose other-worldly compositions pivot around the powerful and gorgeous voice of Lauren Kinsella. Fellow foxes include trombonist Colm O’Hara, who has performed with luminaries such as Kenny Wheeler and Michael Brecker, and pianist Tom Gibbs, a stalwart of the Scottish jazz scene. Rhythmic propulsion comes courtesy of seasoned bassist Mick Coady and drummer Simon Roth.

Their debut record will be released at a free launch party on Saturday 1st December at The Grand Social in Dublin.

‘My Guess’ was produced by Nick Roth for Diatribe Records – Ireland’s leading record label for jazz, contemporary, new and improvised music. Founded in 1999, their catalogue is a roster of the most innovative and creative artists working in Ireland today. CD available to purchase from

My Guess features original songs, mostly composed by Kinsella, a natural-born improviser blessed with a truly astonishing voice.  On My Guess, Kinsella delves deep into personal experience and relationships to explore themes of loss and memory, and the idea of people moving on.  A deliciously diverse collection of tracks that weaves together Kinsella’s beautiful lyrical flights and expressive improvisations with the virtuosic interplay of trombonist Colm O’Hara, anchored by the powerhouse rhythm section of Tom Gibbs on piano, bassist Mick Coady and drummer Simon Roth. The result is an exquisite, intoxicating, and sometimes edgy blend of voices that manages to maintain equilibrium while probing and pushing in different directions.

Hailed as “a completely down to earth and exquisitely vivacious young Irish singer” (Katie Bull, The New York City Jazz Record), Lauren Kinsella has performed in venues across Ireland, the UK, Switzerland, Hungary, Norway, Portugal, Germany and India. She completed her BA at Newpark Music Centre and has since studied with R.A. Ramamani in India, Mats Holtne in Sweden, and represented Ireland at the 19th IASJ meeting under Dave Liebman. She is currently pursuing her Jazz Masters at the prestigious Royal Academy of Music, London. Lauren has performed in festivals around the world including the Shiva Festival, Malleswaram, India, The Songlines Encounters Festival, London, The Cork Jazz Festival, The 12 Points Festival, Porto and The European Jazz Nights Festival, Oslo. Lauren is a member of other groups such as Blue-Eyed Hawk with trumpeter Laura Jurd, Lupo with Swiss singer Sarah Buechi, and duo collaborations with musicians such as Alex Huber, Mark Sanders and Francesco Turrisi.

The launch of My Guess is a FREE event! Check out the facebook event page here>


posted on 10 June 2009

Diatribe are pleased to announce a major new addition to their catalogue; the SOLO SERIES. There are eight titles scheduled for release under this umbrella at the start of 2010, which will present a broad array of solo artists working across the spectrum of contemporary music.

New Tronix Release: Enda Bates – Mood Spiral

posted on 16 November 2012

Enda’s new work “Mood Spiral” is up now on the Tronix bandcamp page.

Download for name-your-price, no minimum!

The Tronix Series is a selection of electronic music from Ireland, released in net-based installments from January 2011. The emphasis is on bringing artists from different musical regions together to collaborate or re-work each others’ material: from electro-acoustic to electronica, from improvised to techno to jazz.

Yurodny — Evenset

posted on 10 June 2009

Yurodny’s new album, ‘Evenset’, was produced by Gilad Atzmon for Diatribe, and features special guests Mihaly Borbely (clarinet, taragato, soprano saxophone), Tom Arthurs (trumpet, flugelhorn), Paul Williamson (trumpet, flugelhorn), Ben Davis (cello) and Miklos Lukacs (cimbalom), as well as the full Irish-based nine-piece ensemble. The record will be released at the end of October as part of a national Winter Tour, including dates at the Cork Jazz Festival and Dublin Electronic Arts Festival (DEAF).

Diatribe profiled by Ian Patterson in All About Jazz

posted on 21 January 2013

link to this blog post

Diatribe has been featured in an All About Jazz article. The series, “Label Profiles” has looked at labels such as Fresh Sound New Talent and ACT.

Read the article here:

Thanks Ian!

White Rocket — By This

posted on 8 April 2010

The second White Rocket album ‘By This’ was recorded in New York during the group’s highly acclaimed US Tour in March, and features a new set of compositions by the trio. The record will be launched in the US and Europe at the end of 2010.