Brad Weber will be familiar to some of you in the way that you’ll have seen him on-stage pounding the skins at Caribou live shows.
The Ontario’s own music is released under the name Pick A Piper and a new album Distance arrives on March 3rd, influenced by his travels.
A bewitching slow-rave travelogue of sounds and stories picked up along the way, it’s a record that simmers with both the excitement of adventuring to these locales, and the melancholy of the people you leave behind to visit them. “It’s a great source of heartache, but also a great source of joy,” Weber explains of an album “about trying to balance connectivity with chronically being away.”
‘Nikko’ is a syth-swirling arpeggio with tough drums and low-end perhaps also informed by Dan Snaith’s other project Daphni and his involvement with Caribou.
Castlepalooza today has announced a new partnership with Aiken Promotions for its 10th year that sees them bring in bigger names and move the festival from the August bank holiday weekend to Friday 1st – Sunday 3rd July.
On the way to a redesigned site at the haunted Charleville Castle in Tullamore this year are:
Tiger & Woods
Colm Mac Con Iomaire
Overhead, The Albatross
Get Down Edits
The Altered Hours
That might be Castlepalooza’s best lineup yet on the strength of headliners alone.
Tickets are a bit more this year but are still a reasonable €134 + fees for the weekend with camping or €115 + fees for a weekend ticket. Tickets go on sale on Monday at 9am from Ticketmaster.
With the closure of the Twisted Pepper and with club nights moving towards larger venues with international-featuring guests, and every week, seemingly bringing yet another house and techno night, the time feels right to try something different. To take it back to the basics.
Good tunes. Good people. A small room. A disco ball. A lot of dancing. No distractions.
Lumo is a new monthly club night brought to you by Nialler9, State Magazine’s Simon Roche and Adultrock’s Gavin Elsted that’s kicking off on Friday October 30th (and then Saturday November 21st and Saturday December 12th) in Bar Tengu behind Yamamori Sushi on Great Strand Street (near Hapenny Bridge, beside the Grand Social). The early birds are gone for next Friday but there will be tickets on the door on the night from 10pm.
It’s a dancing club, that is you go to have a dance, not to hang out in the smoking area or another bar off the side. There are no distractions except a good soundsystem, a decent bar and DJs in the corner playing classics and curveballs. It’s club night where you will dance with friends not just face the DJ.
It is a club night where you will hear Phil Collins and Caribou; a club night where you will hear The Knife and Paul McCartney; A club night where you will hear Inner City and Grimes. A club night with no restrictions, except for great tunes for dancing.
To get you in the mood, here are 10 live recordings from the UK festival featuring All We Are covering Caribou, Eaves, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Jape, Booka Brass Band, This Is The Kit and The Unthanks…
Dan Snaith just posted an edit he’s been playing in his Daphni sets of two tracks – Usha Uthup ‘Main Gul Badan’ and Alex Israel ‘Colugo’. Snaithi is back in Ireland as Caribou on Saturday at Longitude.
Literally any excuse to feature this song again. The best song of last year, from Our Love, gets a new video. It’s ‘Can’t Do Without You’ once again – still being played out loads when DJing. Bring the sun.
Caribou are releasing a remix package this week of Our Love tracks. The album has given us some great remixes by Carl Craig and Tale Of Us/Mano Le Tough, and the new ones of ‘Second Chance’ and ‘Mars’ by Head High are worthy additions to that strand of remixes.
Anyone who has witnessed one of Caribou’s incendiary live performances in recent years will dig this.
The Caribou Vibration Ensemble EP is a live three-track recording of Dan Snaith’s 2011 touring project which including the Caribou live band, Four Tet, James Holden, Ahmed Gallab of Sinkane and the quartet of horn players who helped record the album Swim: Kyle Brenders, Colin Fisher, Rob Piilonen and Steve Ward.
There are three tracks on it: a near-nine minute live version of ‘Bowls’, a 13-minute version of ‘Sun’ and an improv track. Two were recording in Ghent, Belgium and one was recorded at Scala in London.
The release is dedicated to sound engineer Julia Brightly who did sound for Caribou, Mogwai and Yeah Yeah Yeahs and who passed away in 2011 (a track on Caribou’s latest Our Love is named after her). As a result, all proceeds will go towards genderedintelligence.co.uk
Longitude Festival has revealed its first headline acts and its first names for the festival in general for the Marlay PArk event from Friday July 17th to Sunday July 19th.
Hozier headlines the Friday, Alt-J headline Saturday and the Chemical Brothers are Sunday while Caribou, SBTRKT, Wild Beasts, Jungle, Little Dragon, Young Fathers, Kaytranada, Hudson Mohawke, Wolf Alice, Slaves, Girl Band and Gengahr are also on the list.
Tickets are €149.50 plus fees for a weekend or €59.50 plus fees from Ticketmaster on sale next Friday 30th January at 9am.
As Three are now a partner of the festival, Three and O2 customer will have access to presale tickets which go on sale this Wednesday January 28th at 9am ahead of general sale on Friday. Customers who wish to sign up can register by texting MUSIC to 51020, those already registered can simply text LONG to 51020.