One Irish album release I’m looking forward to in 2008, is Halfset’s Desire Lines (tentative release date March). I’ve heard a trio of tracks from the album and from this preview, it shows enough promise that a trip to their gig in the Sugar Club this Friday should be at the top of your calendar…. Read more »

Posted on November 14th, 2007

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Before Shape of Broad Minds, Friday began with the Terrordactyl EP launch. Unfortunately, Super Extra Bonus Party couldn’t play but Enemies and We are Knives were excellent supports. The Dactyls got a great response so kudos to all involved. Special mention to Barry who couldn’t be there. Here’s a live video from the night. Terrordactyl… Read more »

Posted on November 12th, 2007

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Apparently the tour manager did a runner with the van, gas money, and contacts in England so both acts won’t make it. Mad. Tonight’s gig in the Lower Deck goes ahead as planned with an re-shuffled line-up of Adebisi Shank, Tunguska, Prince Kong, The Banker and Richie !Kaboogie. Doors at 8pm … €4 before 9pm,… Read more »

Posted on November 12th, 2007

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One of my favourite new Irish bands Terrordactyl are releasing their debut EP tonight in the Lower Deck. I’ve seen them maybe 4 or 5 times since the first time I caught them back in February where they blew me away. Since then, I’ve got to know the other artists on the DIY label (Organised… Read more »

Posted on November 9th, 2007

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Judging by the version of The Jimmy Cake’s new album that Aoife played to me, it’s shaping up to be one of the best Irish albums of 2008. If you head over to The Indie Hour blog, you can hear three new songs “Jetta’s Palace”, “Red Tony” and “My Brass Buttons” from the wonderful, yet… Read more »

Posted on November 5th, 2007

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So it’s Fright Night tonight and there’s no better soundtrack to repelling little monsters at your doorstep, hazardous raging bonfires or illegal fireworks than a bit of trouble and bass. This dubstep mix is courtesy of Dublin DJ Colz. It features menacing tunes from Skream, MRK1, Kode9, The Bug, Various Productions, Cluekid, El-B, Vista and… Read more »

Posted on October 31st, 2007

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A couple of new free Acroplane releases for your perusal now. Acroplane is a net label based in Belfast releasing electronic albums from original alternative talent. This month they have releases from two electronic musicians who just happened to be female. First up is Bluebottle Farm’s Music to Fall Off yer Bike to, a Venetian… Read more »

Posted on October 31st, 2007

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Roísín Murphy’s second solo album Overpowered was released in Ireland last week and it is one of the best Pop albums I’ve heard recently. Granted, I don’t really listen to chart, or pop music but this is the best kind of grown-up pop music. As with albums like Madonna’s Ray of Light, it is tightly… Read more »

Posted on October 18th, 2007

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While we wait for the rest of the world to catch up with what’s happening in Jape-land, it’s inevitable that his most distinctive song “Floating” will be re-released in the UK on V2 records on November 19th appearing on the EP Jape is Grape which If I am correct includes “Floating”, “Christopher and Anthony” and… Read more »

Posted on October 17th, 2007

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Great tracklisting on Shock’s new podcast compiled by An Taobh Tuathail/SiSi host Cian O’Ciobhain. Includes Panda Bear, a hawk and a Hacksaw, Burial, My Bloody Valentine, Joy Division, Trans Am, Final Fantasy and Kate Bush. Shock Podcast #6.

Posted on October 11th, 2007

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It may interest factions of the Irish blogosphere that a certain biscuit-loving blogger has, since dropping his keyboard turned to making a racket in the form of some noisy noisy breakcore. Yes, El Commandant P of In Fact Ah better known for blogging about biscuits is now working under the alter-ego of Jean Michel Jarred…. Read more »

Posted on October 11th, 2007

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John of Messiah J and the Expert was on Breakfast Express with Joe and Keith on Spin 1038 yesterday morning. Despite the questionable music output on the show, Joe and Keith are great breakfast presenters and genuinely funny guys. Below is the interview and a spin of new single “Superfamous Supertune”. These guys are definitely… Read more »

Posted on October 5th, 2007

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