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A jovial intro track called ‘Guesty’, in which Johnnie Common offers to put his mate on the guestlist for a free gig sets the mood for the Glasgow musician’s second solo record. Throughout Trapped In Amber, Common’s winking Scottish brogue guides us through an endearing album that pauses for an absurd humorous moment like a… Read more »

Posted on January 30th, 2015

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Back in December, Life Festival announced its first 10 acts including Squarepusher (live), Gold Panda (live), SiriusModeselektor, Pantha Du Prince (live), DJ Nu-Mark (J5), Derrick Carter, Skream, Optimo, Alle Farben and Happa. Today, they’ve dropped some big ones for the festival in Belvedere House, Co. Westmeath from 29-31 May (same weekend as Forbidden Fruit). Life… Read more »

Posted on January 30th, 2015

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As broadcast last night, as it is every Thursday from 10pm to midnight TXFM. This week’s album of the week is Johnnie Common’s Trapped In Amber and we’ve debut plays from Honningbarna, Girlpool, Songhoy Blues, Tobias Jesso Jr and Father John Misty. You can listen live on Thursdays to the show on 105.2FM, online, the iOs app,… Read more »

Posted on January 30th, 2015

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Anyone who has witnessed one of Caribou’s incendiary live performances in recent years will dig this. The Caribou Vibration Ensemble EP is a live three-track recording of Dan Snaith’s 2011 touring project which including the Caribou live band, Four Tet, James Holden, Ahmed Gallab of Sinkane and the quartet of horn players who helped record… Read more »

Posted on January 29th, 2015

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Actor Jeff Bridges has a likeable gentle quality and a scratched gravelled voice that you could listen to for hours. Well now, the voice behind the actor who played acclaimed roles in The Big Lebowski, True Grit and Tron is being put to good use in a strange partnership with Squarespace where The Dude has… Read more »

Posted on January 29th, 2015

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South By Southwest (SXSW), the music industry festival behemoth in Austin, Texas where deals are made and bands are lapped by for gigs and the next stage of their careers, is well into announcing its hundreds of bands to play the festival in March. In among them, is a healthy dose of Irish acts who… Read more »

Posted on January 28th, 2015

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The San Francisco-based singer/songwriter Jessica Pratt’s first self-titled record felt like it beamed from a lost archive of folk music, left undisturbed until she was discovered by Tim Presley, who was so moved by Pratt’s music that he released the album for her. On Your Own Love Again, her second album, is released on Drag… Read more »

Posted on January 28th, 2015

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Forbidden Fruit have announced their lineup for the festival to take place in Royal Hospital Kilmainham in Dublin city from Friday May 29th – Sunday May 31st. The lineup leans heavily on electronic and hip-hop with: Wu Tang Clan, Fatboy Slim, Run The Jewels, Booka Shade, Joey Bada$$, Ejeca, Earl Sweatshirt, Cyril Hahn, Mr Scruff,… Read more »

Posted on January 28th, 2015

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Yesterday Richard D James aka Aphex Twin or user48736353001, began posting unreleased tracks to Soundcloud that sounded like they were taken from the early years of his music-making career. While there was no official confirmation that the music was by AFX, reliable sources like Planet Mu’s Mike Paradinas and WATMM forum say it’s him and… Read more »

Posted on January 27th, 2015

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