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There aren’t many bands out there who sound like they care what people think less than Edinburgh’s Young Fathers. That trick must have been increasingly difficult to pull off after their debut album Dead won the Mercury Prize and the band’s inner bemusement, joy or apathy with the the accolade manifested in a stonewall of… Read more »

Posted on April 17th, 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. Part One Caribou –  ‘Can’t Do Without You’ Tame Impala – ‘Let It Happen’ Young Fathers –  ‘Shame’ Samantha Urbani – ‘1 2 3 4′ Ratatat – ‘Cream on Chrome’ Le Galaxie  – ‘Put… Read more »

Posted on April 17th, 2015

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Le Galaxie are about to release their beast of a second album next Friday. Le Club is suitably-titled, it’s 14 tracks, over an hour of sinewy dance music made for neon nights and packed floors. Here is the title track, one you’ll recognise from their many recent festival and show-slaying performances in the last two… Read more »

Posted on April 15th, 2015

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Skip to day: Tues | Wed | Thurs | Fri | Sat | Sun | Mon  Ticket giveaways: Thursday: Homebeat: Ciaran Lavery/Ryan Vail, Liza Flume @ Smock Alley Theatre (€14) Friday: Subject presents MOVE D @ Twisted Pepper (€13/€15, 10:30pm) Saturday: Rob Heron and the Tea Pad Orchestra @ The Grand Social (€10) Saturday: All City present John Heckle & The Cyclist @… Read more »

Posted on April 14th, 2015

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Record Store Day, the annual celebration of independent record shops and its stock takes place on Saturday around the world. Here’s a full list of records stores participating in Ireland and the list of special releases available worldwide which includes releases from too many to name. Here are the special events taking place on the day. It’ll be updated… Read more »

Posted on April 13th, 2015

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The Dublin six-piece band little xs for eyes have lost and gained some members over the last while, but they’ve retained their even split between male and female members. What has changed since the band’s first album S.A.D., is evident in the music. Previously categorised as indie and folk music, Everywhere Else is the sound… Read more »

Posted on April 13th, 2015

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Tower Records in Dublin are two (Dawson Street, O’Connell Street) of the last remaining independently-owned Tower Records going and as ever, they’ll be doing some special events for Record Store Day this Saturday. Tower has seen vinyl sales increase in the last five years as RSD has become an established date on the calendar. To… Read more »

Posted on April 13th, 2015

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Hangar, the new nightclub in the recent Andrew’s Lane Theatre space has been rocking its credentials as a place for house and techno nights of late but this week, it’ll begin its live strand of programming. Future live acts lined up to play in the coming months include Sleaford Mods, F**ked Up, Route 94, Jimmy… Read more »

Posted on April 13th, 2015

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Bank Holidays always mess with schedules, and so does illness. I was inflicted with the latter on the former this weekend so things were slow for me. All good now though. Here are the top 10 tracks of the last week: St. Vincent – ‘Teenage Talk’ Todd Terje – ‘Alfonso Muskedunder’ (Mungolian vs Tangoterje Dub)… Read more »

Posted on April 10th, 2015

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