Elaine Mai follows up her recent ‘Enniscrone’ single with a new song that is a remix of a song first premiered here.

Liza Flume’s ‘Sheets’ is a sparse song that the now London-based Aussie released in late 2015.

That minimal song is used as a foundation for Mai’s remix, and via a video by Bob Gallagher which tracks the disintegrating relationship of two people between the sheets.

Elaine says ‘From the first time I heard Liza sing, I knew I wanted to work with her one day. I adored ‘Sheets’ when I heard it, and wanted to add another dimension to the vocal and emphasise the pain and loss in the track. I spoke to Bob about the possibility of doing a video and I was delighted when he came on board. He added another chapter to the story and all three of us are really happy with the end product, it’s something we’re very proud of’.

Elaine plays this years Body and Soul Festival at Ballinlough Castle, Clonmellon, Co. Westmeath on the Summer Solstice Weekend, June 23rd-25th 2017

Posted on March 20th, 2017

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Liza Flume has been quiet since last year’s ‘Sheets’ and the video of her performing a capella on a rock in Blessington.

Liza went back to Sydney for a while to be with family and has been writing and recording new music since.

‘Bodies’ is our first listen to that new material, a sparsely decorated song that keeps Liza’s vocals in front focus singing “let our bodies do what bodies do.”

A new EP is coming later in the year from Liza and here are here upcoming dates in Sydney and Dublin.

Liza Flume Dates

24th June- Lamps, Hibernian House, Sydney.
8th July- Zehr Gut, Temple Bar Gallery, Dublin.

Posted on June 23rd, 2016

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Having recently revealed some of the smaller goings on at the festival on the grounds of Ballinlough Castle including Wonderlust, Myles O’Reilly’s Arbutus Yarns Theatre, Body Holidays 1970’s style holiday camp, Pagoda Stage, Port Royal Jamaican village and more, today Body & Soul revealed Tree Haus, a new stage curated by Homebeat for the festival on the summer solstice weekend of June 19th to 21st.

Focusing on the best of contemporary Irish music and culture, you can expect performances from My Tribe Your Tribe, Buffalo Woman, Carriages, Planet Parade, Liza Flume, Ghosts, Slowplacelikehome, Hilary Woods, Skelocrats, Little Xs For Eyes, Elephant, Hare Squead, Bantum, Nubus, Justin Grounds & Pearse McGloughlin (Idiot Songs), Sea Legs (Ciaran Lavery x Ryan Vail), Hare Squead, Nova Collective, Feather and Ben Bix, Participant, I Have A Tribe, Nubus, Margie Lewis, SignA, Idiot Songs, Skelocrats, Tomorrows, Taste DJs, Somadrone, Lyttet, Leo Drezden and Lasertom.

Also featuring on that stage, kicking off the Saturday and Sunday will be Vinyl Love, where DJs and musicians alike will be playing selections from their 7″ collection.

Posted on May 28th, 2015

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Liza Flume recent decamped from Dublin to her native Sydney for a while. While there she worked on a new EP that she says she’s really proud of. The EP, called Morning Light, will be out soon.

From it, ‘Sheets’ is a highlight, a sparsely-arranged track that uses handclap percussion and suspended chords to re-inforce the song’s subject of coming to terms with a lover now left.

You can catch Liza supporting Ciaran Lavery and Ryan Vail next Thursday in Smock Alley with Homebeat.

Posted on April 8th, 2015

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The Nialler9 TXFM show airs every Thursday night at 10pm for two hours. You can listen live on 105.2FM, online, the TXFM app or if you missed it, on the listen back function on the site, as per below. The show starts six minutes in, right after the news in each hour. Click the buttons to launch the TXFM site autoplaying links.

HOUR ONE

  1. Kleerup & Susanne Sundfør  – ‘Let Me In’
  2. Mr Twin Sister –  ‘Rude Boy’
  3. Caribou  – ‘All I Ever Need’
  4. Gruff Rhys – ‘Lost Tribes’
  5. SISSY  – ‘No Mickey on the Mouse’
  6. Elastic Sleep  – ‘You Only Live Twice’
  7. Melt Yourself Down –  ‘We Are Enough’
  8. Lapsley –  ‘Falling Short’
  9. Liza Flume – ‘Sleepless Nights’
  10. Adrian Crowley  – ‘Some Blue Morning’
  11. Milosh – ‘Right Never Comes’
  12. Thrupence –  ‘Silk’
  13. Flying Lotus –  ‘Never Catch Me’ (feat. Kendrick Lamar)

HOUR TWO

  1. SBTRKT  – ‘Higher’ (feat Raury)
  2. Benihana –  ‘Vanish’
  3. Imploded View  – ‘Starring Karl’
  4. Aphex Twin  – ‘produk 29 [101]’
  5. Arca  – ‘Thievery’
  6. Thom Yorke  – ‘Guess Again!’
  7. Prince –  ‘FUNKNROLL’
  8. Chynna x Hudmo – ‘MadeInChynna’
  9. The Celestics ft. WALDO  – ‘173 (pipo version)’
  10. Ta’East – ’72-10′
  11. Lethal Dialect – ’26 Laws’
  12. Dorian Concept  – ‘Ann River, Mn’
  13. Kiasmos –  ‘Bent’

Posted on October 3rd, 2014

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Dublin-based Aussie Liza Flume is due to follow up her debut EP of looped folk music with something a little different. A progression of her sound has been informed by the last year or so of playing live with her loop pedal and guitar. Now taking in electronic instrumentation and working with producer Brian Dillon, ‘Sleepless Nights’ is an atmospheric new track about the need for someone to hold.

In her own words:

“I wrote ‘Sleepless Nights’ whilst living alone in my late grandfather’s 3-bedroom home in the north of Dublin. The first single since the debut EP, the song explores a deep sense of loneliness and isolation and the realisation of the importance of human connection and companionship.

Liza plays HWCH in Dublin on Thursday.

Posted on October 1st, 2014

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A new site with an emphasis on photography portraits of upcoming musicians, Unmade in Ireland is the work of photographer Gregory Nolan, writer Katie Dwyer and music blogger Amelia Conophy.

Unmade in Ireland, in their own words: “tells the story of the bands who haven’t made it yet,” focusing on artists who have been largely self-released. Included so far are the likes of Carriages, Liza Flume, Bantum, Sive, Rocstrong, Biggles Flys Again and more. More of this please. Here’s a preview but hit the site to see all the photos and interviews:

Posted on August 21st, 2014

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