POD & Forbidden Fruit today announced that Bon Iver will be playing and curating the lineup for the Bank Holiday Monday June 5th part of Forbidden Fruit in 2017 on the grounds of the Irish Museum Of Modern Art at The Royal Hospital Kilmainham in Dublin.
Joining the band will be Flying Lotus (3D Show), Lisa Hannigan, The Staves, Gordi, Paul Thomas Saunders with more to be announced.
This will be Justin Vernon’s first show in Ireland in over five years since selling out The O2 in late 2012.
Tickets go on sale at 9 am, Monday, 19 December via TM and usual outlets and are priced at €59.50 including booking fee
Limited Early Bird Tickets for Forbidden Fruit are on sale now.
The Early Bird ticket tiers:
Two Day Weekend (Sat 3rd & Sun 4th) – €99.50
Three Day (Sat 3rd, Sun 4th, Mon 5th) – €145.50
Primavera Sound has just announced its lineup for the festival in 2017 in Barcelona from 31 May to June 4th next year and it’s ridiculous.
Headliners on the lineup include
Run The Jewels
Also present and correct:
Flying Lotus, Mac Demarco, The Magnetic Fields, Angel Olsen, Teenage Fanclub, Seu George plays the Life Aquatic: A Tribute to Bowie, Grandaddy, Tycho, Swans, Bicep, !!!, Badbadnotgood, King Krule, Glass Animals, John Talabot, Fatima Yamaha, Henrik Schwarz, Joy Orbison, Julia Jacklin, Sinkane, Skinny Puppy, Operators, Weyes Blood and Tuff City Kids.
‘8 (Circle)’ is a song from Bon Iver’s forthcoming album 22, A Million and Justin Vernon and co. debuted it live on Jimmy Fallon last night. The performance debuts their new stage show setup as well as a soulful atmospheric song that sounds like a mix between ’70s soft rock and modern soul. It’s a beaut.
Bon Iver announced a European tour last week which does not include Ireland yet but the dates have a few holes nearby that could easily be filled. Keep late February free is all I’m saying.
22 Paris, FR, Le Zenith
23 Utrecht, NL, TivoliVredenburg
24 Frankfurt, DE, Jahrunderthalle
25 Zurich, CH, Samsung Hall
27 Luxembourg, LU, Rockhal
29 Oslo, NO, Spektrum
30 Stockholm, SE, Cirkus
31 Stockholm, SE, Cirkus
02 Copenhagen, DK, The Grey Hall
03 Copenhagen, DK, The Grey Hall
05 Hamburg, DE, Mehr! Theatre
06 Berlin, DE, Tempodrom
08 Brussels, BE, Forest National
10 Blackpool, UK, Empress Ballroom
12 Edinburgh, UK, Playhouse Theatre
13 Edinburgh, UK, Playhouse Theatre
15 London, UK, Roundhouse
16 London, UK, Roundhouse
19 London, UK, Eventim Apollo Hammersmith
Follow the Nialler9 New Music playlist on Spotify. This week’s additions include new songs from all the below along with Glass Animals, Skott, Chance The Rapper, Ardyn, Father John Misty and Hvmmingbyrd.
Justin Vernon’s shelving of Bon Iver a few years ago never felt absolute. As it turned out, as detailed in this essay by fellow bandmate Trevor Hagen, Vernon was at an emotional impasse. Unsure where to go next, he collaborated with Kanye, James Blake, Francis And The Lights, made music with Volcano Choir, he built a studio in his hometown of Eaux Claire in Wisconsin, he put on a music festival. He sought solace in personal understanding.
It was the second edition of the Eaux Claires music festival that Vernon chose to announce a new Bon Iver record. Having made it through that fraught period, Vernon was ready to start anew. ‘Over Soon’ is a fragile acknowledgement of the thin line between moving on and giving up and the empathy that music offers between us.
Pional began for many, as the right hand man to fellow Barcelona producer John Talabot. But if you’ve paid attention to his solo work, there’s been much more substance inherent than mere coat-tail riding.
A New EP When Love Hurts, out on Counter (Ninja Tune) on September 30th will feature Empress Of on vocals on ‘The Way You Like’ but lead track ‘Casualty’ is a distillation of his appeal: spacious minimal electronic music that recalls Michael Jackson productions and creeps under the skin hypnotically.
KDA feat. Tinashe – ‘Just Say’
A recent Ibiza highlight.
This came on the stereo earlier this week, only to to flash me back to a trip to Ibiza last month (courtesy of Absolut). I heard this at Pacha one of the nights I was there. This is just decent big-room dance music with US singer Tinashe bringing the R&B vibes as played by Claptone (I think) that night.
Emmanuelle – ‘Italove’
A recent highlight from Soulwax’s Dee Wee label
Brazilian-born singer Emmanuelle gave us absolute shade of the highest order on ‘Free Hi-Fi Internet’ a song in which she was more interested in the Wi-Fi password than talking to you the club.
‘Italove’ is a lot warmer in sentiment and leads with a ripe summery synth disco sound. ‘L’Uomo D’affari’ is also on the release.
All Tvvins – ‘End Of The Day’
The Dublin lads channel Talking Heads
From last week’s album of the week, the finally-released debut album from All Tvvins, ‘End Of The Day’ has an undeniable “Once In A Lifetime’ buzz to it both rhythmically and vocally. Hopefully, someone is let loose to make this as club friendly as possible.
Florence + The Machine – ‘Too Much Is Never Enough’
A Final Fantasy XV soundtrack song.
Surprise. Florence + the Machine dropped three new songs last week which are to feature on the upcoming Final Fantasy XV game.
Alongside a cover of Ben E King’s ‘Stand By Me’ and the xx-esque ‘I Will Be’, ‘Too Much Is Never Enough’ is a sprawling orchestral epic. Welch says her decision to get involved was inspired by a Classic FM radio broadcast.
“I was listening to Classic FM and there was a whole two hour program about classical music in videogames. It was so inspiring and a whole scope of music that I didn’t know about. ” Florence says of her decision to get involved in the project. “It was really fascinating, the music was incredibly beautiful and emotional and I took it as a sort of sign, to see what I can do in this medium.”
Bon Iver played their new album in full in his hometown of Eaux Claire at Justin Vernon’s own Eaux Claires music festival last night.
The album 22, A Million comes out on September 30th on Jagjaguwar and sounds a lot more experimental than his previous work, based on the below extended versions of the album songs (and their bonkers titles).
James Blake dropped his new album The Colour In Anything last Friday, a release that was quickly shadowed by Radiohead’s release on Sunday.
That means that in the same week, we have two albums worthy of many repeat listens to delve into before any major judgement. While Blake lost out in the short-term, a new textured artful minimal video by United Visual Artists for his track ‘I Need A Forest Fire’ with vocals by Bon Iver helps readdress the balance and reminds us to give the album a deeper focus.
Update: It’s 2016, I found this post and enjoyed it. I’ve now added a Spotify playlist of all of the albums available.
Below is a list of my favourite records of the ten years between the turn of the millenium, the year 2000 and 2010. Ranking these albums was led by a) what the album means to me and b) how often I’d listen to it. Each and every one of these albums blew me away repeatedly at some time between the ages of 18 and 27. Each one has something special going for it, something magical that brings me back to it. For that I can only thank the creators of each.
Without further ado, here are my favourite 50 albums from the decade. And remember, you can’t be wrong if they are your favourites.
The Nialler9 TXFM show airs every Thursday night at 10pm for two hours. You can listen on FM, online, the TXFM app or if you missed it, on the listen back function on the site. Here’s last night’s show…
Not content with life in his home of Australia, Dustin Tebbutt looked north. Where many Oz entertainment exports aim for UK success, Tebbutt looked further north to Sweden, a country with chillier climate but a hot music scene. His two years experience of working and making music there significantly influenced his musical output.
New single ‘Bones’ is a Bon-Iver-esque charmer, there’s no denying that.
His debut EP, The Breach is a lovely four-track collection of indie-folk songs with nods to the sound of American peers: the aforementioned Bon Iver and The Low Anthem along with Swedish ones like The Tallest Man On Earth and José Gonzales. Your comfort with how close those comparisons are will dictate whether you can enjoy Tebbutt’s tunes on their own.
Justin Vernon may have put Bon Iver on hiatus indefinitely or whatever he’s done with it but he’s not going back to woods. He’s appeared on Yeezus, is producing the new Blind Boys Of Alabama record and here, he regroups with Jon Mueller, Chris Rosenau, Matthew Skemp, Daniel Spack and Thomas Wincek as Volcano Choir for a second album Repave out on JagJaguar on September 2nd.
Those missing Bon Iver will find Volcano Choir’s first song from the album ‘Byegone’, agreeable to their ears. It shares that project’s anthemic quality. The video is by Japanese video artist Michinori Saigo.
I love Young Wonder’s approach to remixing. There’s no one-sided producer knocking out a rework for cash or blog dollars. Ian Ring and Rachel Koeman collaborate over Bon Iver’s self-titled album’s opening track, twisted Justin Vernon’s vocals in harmonic shapes. There’s some Jamie xx-style steel pans, with the distinctive guitar riff looped while small bits of Koeman’s vocals also appear halfway through. It still maintain’s the original’s yearning.
Justin Vernon of Bon Iver wrote this beautiful song specifically for The Silver Lake Chorus, a 25-strong choir from California. Carl Newman of The New Pornographers, Aimee Mann, Sia, The Bird & The Bee, Tegan & Sarah and Of Montreal have also written songs especially for the choir’s LP but this features on the Wreckage EP out on September 18th on Friends of Friends.
Far from the bombast of his recent 11-piece band performances, this simple duelling grand piano session featuring Justin Vernon and Sean Carey strips it right back yet doesn’t lose any of the guts. If anything it adds some gentle grandeur to songs like ‘Hinnom, TX’ and ‘Babys’. This is really magnificent and especially suitable for sore weekend heads.
It was recorded in London at AIR Studio’s Lyndurst Hall. Tracklisting…→