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1. Under The Skin by Mica Levi Track: ‘Love’ This is the strongest score I’ve heard in years. Extremely impressive given it is her first foray into film composing. 2. The Wicker Man by Paul Giovanni and Magnet Track: ‘Lullaby’ Flawless film, flawless soundtrack. 3. The Shining by Wendy Carlos Track: ‘Rocky Mountains’ As far… Read more »

Posted on October 30th, 2014

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With the endless possibilities inherent in the creation of music, it’s a wonder sometimes that so many artists end up sounding all too similar, whether by influence, design, structure or imagination (and lack thereof). The Austrian autodidact multi-instrumentalist Oliver Thomas Johnson embraces a limited vision on his second Dorian Concept album. Limitations can be negative,… Read more »

Posted on October 29th, 2014

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More? See yesterday’s roundup with Tune-Yards, Ben Howard, Tweedy & Daniel Lanois. Sharon Van Etten’s latest album Are We There has seen many plaudits sent her way. She returns to Ireland to play songs from that and her discography in Whelan’s, Dublin on April 23rd. Tickets €24 plus fee on sale Friday from www.ticketmaster.ie. Hidden… Read more »

Posted on October 29th, 2014

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Watch FKA twigs new ‘Video Girl’ music video

By now, FKA twigs has established herself as a visceral artist in many respects. Musically, her album is uncompromising, her self-expression through dance unique and her vision through her visuals ticks both of those boxes. Last week, a weird dance/music/ad video thing featuring Google Glass left a widescreen impression. This week, her Kahlil Joseph-directed video… Read more »

Posted on October 29th, 2014

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Skip to day: Tues | Wed | Thurs | Fri | Sat | Sun | Mon Ticket giveaways: Friday: The Hunter’s Gathering: Wolf + Lamb, This Greedy Pig @ Generator Hostel, Smithfield Friday/Saturday: Sense Halloween Weekender: Claptone, Zed Bias @ Button Factory How to enter ticket comp – Email [email protected] with the gig above in the Subject line you’re entering… Read more »

Posted on October 28th, 2014

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tUnE-yArDs is playing Vicar Street on Tuesday March 3rd. Nice. Tickets are €22 plus fee from Ticketmaster on sale Thursday morning at 9am. Having topped the UK album charts with I Forget Where We Were (Hozier is still number 1 here), Ben Howard will play the 3Arena on Tuesday April 14th next year. Standing tickets:… Read more »

Posted on October 28th, 2014

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See this page for a Soundcloud playlist of all the tracks. 1. Tiga – ‘Bugatti’ A novelty hit that is actually smartly-constructed. One of those tunes that was hanging in the background smirking and voguing until last week, when a great music video dropped and the song couldn’t be ignored any longer. It even got… Read more »

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  • Posted on October 28th, 2014

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    Cabra native Paulie Allwright has been one of the shining examples of Irish rap for a few years now. Through his first two albums under the LD series and his mentorship of those around him, Allwright has lead the way for others to follow. On his third album 1988, he raises the stakes for albums… Read more »

    Posted on October 24th, 2014

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    The Nialler9 TXFM show airs every Thursday night at 10pm for two hours. You can listen live on 105.2FM, online, the TXFM app or if you missed it, on the listen back function on the site, as per below. The show starts six minutes in, right after the news in each hour. Click the buttons to launch the TXFM site autoplaying links. HOUR ONE Flying… Read more »

    Posted on October 24th, 2014

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