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…and some not so good ones ones. When I’m asked why I go to Austin for South By Southwest, the answer is basically: to see as many new bands as possible. The festival features over 2000 bands playing over 10 days so I try take in as much as I can. You can see/read myself,… Read more »

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Posted on March 21st, 2013

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We’ve had the best EPs, remixes, videos, new artists and songs in Irish music as chosen by you (plus my own choices) but here’s the big one, the top 25 Irish albums of the year. Previous winning albums in the readers’ poll in the last six years include: Jape’s Ocean Of Frequency and Ritual, Villagers’… Read more »

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Posted on December 21st, 2012

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Artwork/wallpaper by Gianni. Before I reveal the Irish albums of the year, you’ll find your choices of early artistic releases in the form of EPs, collaboration and reworking in remixes and the best visuals attached to songs in the last year in Irish music… Irish EPs of the year No Spill Blood – Street Meat… Read more »

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Posted on December 20th, 2012

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The following 25 songs were voted by you dear readers (about 200 of you) so huge thanks to you lot for that. It’s an interesting cross section of what happened in Irish music this year from electronic to folk to indie to rock. There wasn’t room for rap or heavier guitar music this time around… Read more »

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Posted on December 19th, 2012

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