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Life Festival takes place in Belvedere House this weekend and it looks like the best one yet with Nas, Squarepusher, Siriusmodeselektor, Ratking, Ben UFO and The Magician all under one sky raving. Bacardí have gifted me a pair of tickets to the event to celebrate their first time at the festival. The BACARDÍ Stage at… Read more »

Posted on May 25th, 2015

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Homebeat and Happenings’ Another Love Story was a small festival success story last year so it’s back this year from August 19th to 21st in  the indoor spaces, ballroom, woods and parlour rooms of Killyon Manor, Kinnegad Co. Meath. Announced so far are: VERY SPECIAL GUEST, Loah, Leo Drezden, Come On Live Long, I Have… Read more »

Posted on May 25th, 2015

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This week’s selection is recent new music highlights as I never made one last week due to being at The Great Escape. So here is a mixtape of the best tracks since the last one of these taking in the Newcastle folk singer Jack Houlsby, new artists in the intense but brilliant Anna B Savage,… Read more »

Posted on May 22nd, 2015

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My new music show is live every Thursday from 10pm to midnight on TXFM. The show starts about six minutes into the first hour. Listen: Part One Slaves – ‘Cheer Up London’ Real Lies – ‘North Circular’ Jack Garratt – ‘The Love You’re Given’ Le Galaxie – ‘Put The Chain On’ Shamir – ‘On The Regular’ Jamie… Read more »

Posted on May 22nd, 2015

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Shamir Bailey opens his debut album with a song about his hometown in North Las Vegas (his debut EP was called Northtown) The song is worth highlighting because in an age where geographical nuance has given way to universal lyrics, it’s nice to hear a singer write a song about what they know and Vegas… Read more »

Posted on May 21st, 2015

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There’s a magnetising to the music of Londoner Anna B Savage that draws you in, like a good story. Her songs are personal, her music is intimate. On her debut EP of four songs simply titled in Roman numerals, Anna B Savage holds us close. Sometimes uncomfortably so. On ‘I’ she sings about her body… Read more »

Posted on May 20th, 2015

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Some more additions for Longitude in Marlay Park today. New additions: Le Galaxie Josef Salvat Leon Bridges HÆLOS Carl Craig Cashmere Cat John Daly Hubie Davison Jeremy Underground EMBRZ Wife Shane Linehan 4WRD Grad Niall D’arcy Lee Kelly Contour Brame John Daly Faune Day tickets from €59.50+fees. Weekend tickets from €149.50

Posted on May 20th, 2015

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Skip to day: Tues | Wed | Thurs | Fri | Sat | Sun | Mon  Ticket giveaways: Thursday: Howling @ Button Factory (€12.50) Friday: Daft Punk Interstellar 5555 @ The Sugar Club (€10, 11pm) Saturday: Out To Lunch presents DJ Sprinkles and New Jackson @ Bar Tengu (€10-€15, 9pm) Saturday: Sense – Dimitri From Paris @ Button Factory (€12/€15) How… Read more »

Posted on May 19th, 2015

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20,000 people absconded to the pleasing seaside town of Brighton, less than an hour from London this past weekend for the 10th year of The Great Escape Festival, the new music weekender where industry and the public alike are drawn to sets from 400 bands over three days, Brighton is a perfect-sized town for a… Read more »

Posted on May 18th, 2015

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