Ceol Ar An Imeall will be back on TV screens from Thursday April 7th for its seventh season on TG4.
The Irish-language-based music television show is one of the few remaining shows aimed at a youth audience interested in new and alternative music.
This season new presenters Cian Ó Ciobhain and Eithne Shortall have taken over from Una Mullally. Cian is a respected DJ and broadcaster of An Taobh Tuathail on RnG and Eithne is an arts journalist with the Sunday Times and an experienced TV contributor.
On the show this season will be feature performances from 23 Irish bands including Bitch Falcon, Ham Sandwich, Wyvern Lingo, Oh Boland, Sam Amidon, The Academic, Buffalo Woman, Fierce Mild, The Staves and Ryley Walker.
Interviewees include Mark Ronson, St. Vincent, Everything, Everything; Hot Chip Chvrches and Jose Gonzalez.
The series kicks off this Thursday April 7 on TG4 with performances from Ham Sandwich and Wyvern Lingo.
Bígí linn Déardaoin agus sraith úr nua "Ceol ar an Imeall" ag tosnú. Beidh ceol againn ó Ham Sandwich agus Wyvern Lingo…
Well, the first acts announced for Longitude 2016 in Marlay Park from 15 – 17 July.
Kendrick Lamar, Major Lazer & The National are each of the day’s headliners.
Also playing are Jamie xx, Father John Misty, Chvrches, Roisin Murphy, Action Bronson, MØ, Courtney Barnett, ASAP Ferg, Tyler, The Creator; Rejjie Snow, All Tvvins, Otherkin, Pleasure Beach and Saint Sister.
Tickets will go on sale next Friday 29th January at 9am at €159.50 + fee and day tickets cost €64.50 + fee. Three customers can get their hands on Longitude tickets before anyone else, presale tickets go on sale at www.three.ie/plus 48 hours before general release. Tickets will be available from Ticketmaster.
Four Tet has turned his remix brain to Chvrches‘ recent single from second album Every Open Eye,, out on September 25th.
Hebden’s 7-minute remix of the track has some of his signature unfurling melodic and effects to it. The first three minutes is spent building the track before the vocals are heard for the first time in refrain form.
This is good because this stuff is important and such behaviour is unacceptable. Mayberry’s decision to publicise such gross correspondence also publicly shames those who do it as well as highlights just how crass and lewd men can be to a female in a band.
She accompanied the screenshot with more inspiring words of her own.
“My band is lucky enough to have some of the most awesome, supportive and respectful fans in the world and we are so excited to be in the studio making an album to share with them. Yet, on a daily basis, we still receive communications like this. These people never learn that violence against women is unacceptable. But they also never learn that women will not be shamed and silenced and made to disappear. I am not going anywhere. So bring it on, motherfuckers. Let’s see who blinks first.”
A Frank O’Hara-sampling 10 minute beaut on Permanent Vacation.
David Kitt’s New Jackson is following up his recent Made It Mine EP on Permanent Vacation with another on the label. Having A Coke With You is a three-track release with two tracks ‘Alone OK Alone’ and ‘Player Piano’ sticking close to the established New Jackson sound of synth-lead electronic house music.
The title track is a different beast. Across ten minutes it sways from wistful keys, horns and bass to a shuffling string and piano electronic panorama. It’s even more fun than going to San Sebastian as the song’s sampled speech suggests, taken from the Frank O’Hara poem from which the title is drawn.
New Jackson plays the Major Problems showcase in Opium Rooms with Terriers, February & Mars, Get Down Edits and Barry Redsettaz on Saturday. You can win tickets to it in this week’s gig guide.
After previews of new songs from Lorde and The Chemical Brothers with Miguel from the newest Lorde-curated Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 soundtrack, curated by Lorde herself, Chvrches are the latest band to debut a new song from the compilation which is out on November 14th in Ireland.
The track, which was debuted live as ‘Richard Pryor’ previously is a singalong upbeat track in the Chvrches-style with a particularly fatalistic chorus.
Meltdown – Stromae ft. Lorde, Pusha T, Q-Tip & Haim
Dead Air – CHVRCHES
Scream My Name – Tove Lo
Kingdom – Charli XCX ft. Simon Le Bon
All My Love – Major Lazer ft. Ariana Grande
Lost Souls – Raury
Yellow Flicker Beat – Lorde
The Leap – Tinashe
Plan The Escape (Son Lux Cover) – Bat For Lashes
Original Beast – Grace Jones
Flicker (Kanye West Rework) – Lorde
Animal – XOV
This Is Not A Game – The Chemical Brothers ft. Miguel
Here’s a really lovely acoustic cover of Chvrches’ ‘The Mother We Share’ from SOAK in Bridie Monds Watson’s inimitable own style. Her Blud EP is out now on Chvrches’ label Goodbye Records. Free download.
A nice part of joining Chvrches’ record label Goodbye Records is that the band at the helm will be more likely to remix your song. Which is what has happened with Derry singer SOAK and her new song ‘Blud’ which is coming out on the label. The original’s pleasant and light instrumentation is transformed by the Scottish band into a swirling electro refit.
SOAK is supporting Chvrches on their current tour, starting in Dublin next week.
Special shoutout to the ever-brilliant Stephen Maurice Graham for his illustration. This one, he says, is down to that Psychemagik track and the film Dazed and Confused. Please enjoy 15 tracks in under an hour. A bit less talking, a bit more mixing on this one than usual.
By now, readers of this site or any other site will have a rudimentary knowledge of the young Derry singer-songwriter SOAK who has played Other Voices and generally made people much older than her 17 years feel like a bit of a kid again. The big news in the past week was that SOAK signed to Chvrches’ new label Goodbye Records.
The challenge now is for Bridie Monds-Watson to take those nascent acoustic songs and translate them to something that can work on much bigger stages than she’s generally used to.
So we have the first attempt, ‘Blud’, SOAK’s first properly recorded song (by Villagers’ Tommy McLaughlin, a fine producer also) is embellished with some touches of drums and other light instrumentation. Watson’s voice remains the central appeal though.
The song is out on March 17th.
SOAK is on tour with Chvrches. Here are those dates and a few more with George Ezra.
17 February NME Awards Show @ London, Scala w/ SOAK 19 February Dublin, Sugar Club w/ George Ezra 20 February Belfast, McHughes w/ George Ezra 2 March Birmingham, Hare & Hounds w/ George Ezra 3 March Bristol, Fleece w/ George Ezra 4 March London, Dingwalls w/ George Ezra 05 March Dublin, Academy w/ CHVRCHES 07 March Newcastle, Academy w/ CHVRCHES 08 March Glasgow, Barrowland w/ CHVRCHES 09 March Leeds, Metropolitan University w/ CHVRCHES 10 March Birmingham, Institute w/ CHVRCHES 12 March Cambridge, Junction w/ CHVRCHES 13 March Cardiff, University Great Hall w/ CHVRCHES 14 March London, Forum w/ CHVRCHES 15 March London, Forum w/ CHVRCHES
While Chvrches‘ debut album Bones Of What You Believe is a decent debut, I’ve found myself returning to the Miaoux Miaoux remix of ‘We Share Our Mother’s Health’ more than the album.
Good news for people like me then, the Lies EP features killer remixes of the song from Ikonika, Lxury and Tourist. Lxury’s is the pick of the bunch, the young UK producer Andy Smith who counts Disclosure as peers in sound and youth, produces a wavy garage/electro cut not too disimilar to his excellent ‘J.A.W.S.’ debut track. Ikonika throws her signature Hyperdub electro style as heard on this year’s Aeropolis album over the track. Tourist’s rework is more serene. The EP is on iTunes from Friday.
CHVRCHES – Lies (Lxury Remix)
CHVRCHES – Lies (Ikonika Remix)
CHVRCHES – Lies (Tourist Remix)
CHVRCHES – The Mother We Share (Miaoux Miaoux remix)