A year on from their relatively underwhelming Caracal album, Disclosure have dropped a new three-track EP for stream and purchase.
The Moog For Love EP that kicks back to the band’s roots with the dancefloor workout ‘Boss’, weaves in a sanctioned Al Green sample for ‘Feel Like I Do’ on a laidback sunny cut and an Eats Everything collaboration that takes us back inside the club with festival set kick drums and an uplifting sample
Stream Moog For Love EP on Spotify or Youtube below.
Disclosure with guest Vince Staples have just been announced for a Royal Hospital Kilmainham on June 28th this year.
Tickets are on sale Friday at 9am from Ticketmaster at a high enough price – €49.65 + fees. A “spectacular outdoor show” is promised so you would imagine this gig will feature live vocalists and a decent setup.
It’s hard to muster anything more than a ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ for Disclosure’s new album Caracal. Like, it’s grand, unimaginative and lacking in dynamics, a bit too polished to love, the songs never quite jumping out quite as much as their thrilling debut.
The Lawrences have been having better luck on the remix front, via Gus Pirelli, Julio Bashmore, themselves, A-Trak and now Jon Hopkins who has turned their Lorde collaboration into an unrelated tower of sonic magnitude. This could be one of those “I had an existing track, I stuck a sample in” to justify the remix fee but it’s still a lot better than 90% of Caracal.
Following their redux version of ‘F For You’ from Disclosure’s debut album Settle, the Lawrence brothers teamed up once again on some tracks on her upcoming The London Sessions release, which will also feature Sam Smith, Naughty Boy and Emili snoorefest Sandé.
You have have already heard ‘Right Now’, their first collab for the album. ‘Follow’ is part two, a song that’s very much in the vein of ‘Grab You’ from Settle, except with added million selling soul diva.
Guinness Amplify is a new initiative which aims to support new and upcoming Irish bands and acts through a programme of pub gigs (with some large well-known artists), industry workshops, studio time and media coverage. Full details of all of it are here including the judges (they include me).
Today, Guinness added Bastille, Disclosure and Jess Glynne to the lineup of established bands who will join Kodaline, Ellie Goulding, Walking On Cars and Daithi on the 500 pub gigs taking place throughout September and October. The application for bands to get involved closes tomorrow at midnight (July 31st), so you can log on at http://www.guinnessamplify.com.
Guinness Amplify Live schedule
11th September to 14th September, 2014
18th September to 21st September, 2014
25th September to 28th September, 2014
2nd October to 5th October, 2014
9th October to 12th October, 2014
Bands for the gigs are chosen by the publican and must agree a fee for playing with the publican directly.
The Nialler9 TXFM show airs every Thursday night at 10pm for two hours. You can listen on 105.2FM, online, the TXFM app or if you missed it, on the listen back function on the site. Here’s last night’s show, which was all Longitude artists.
It’s plain to see that Disclosure have really hit the bigtime when the likes of Mary J. Blige are jumping on a track and sucking up some of your coolness. ‘F For You’ is one of my favourite tracks from Settle but it was totally ripe for a big euphoric vocal and there’s nowt much better than Mary “EMPRESS OF SOUL” Blige for that.
Belfast producer Unknown teamed up with singer Gemma Dunleavy officially a few months back as UNKNWN for live performances but this edit is from the production wing of the duo.
You all know the original, a track which was revealed to be the track which connected most to audiences in a live setting. Here, UNKNWN kidnap Sam Smith with chloroform and make him sing in a reverbed hazy bunker, creating something evaporated in the process. Free download.
Of all the annual Best Of Lists, top tracks is the most fun to compile. You’ll find my 100 favourite songs of the year below and playlists come in three flavours: Youtube, Spotify and Soundcloud. Capping this at 100 was hard but then that’s what the blog is for. Check out my albums, remixes, Irish releases and videos of the year. Readers’ Poll results coming next week…
Disclosure are doing two Heineken Live Project gigs in Galway Thursday and Dublin Friday this week. Both shows sold out straight away but I have a pair of tickets to giveaway to the Dublin show in the Olympia on Friday night. Use the widget below to enter but you only have til 10am tomorrow to do so!
This is the great news department calling. Heineken Live Project are announcing tonight two Disclosure gigs on November 14th in Galway’s Black Box and 15th November in Dublin’s Olympia Theatre. Tickets are FREE but limited through heinekenmusic.ie on October 15th (Galway) and October 17th (Dublin) at 2pm both days.
Anyone who saw Disclosure this year, like at Electric Picnic in September, knows tickets to these gigs will be highly sought-after. Come back here in a few weeks for more.