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Tracks of the Week playlist 1. Adebisi Shank – ‘Big Unit’ “It’s the sound of the Berlin Wall falling down. It’s the sound of hashtag winning.” And so, Adebisi Shank returns with more bonkers frazzled epic electro rock that sounds like a particularly jaunty parade march in the year 3032. Their third album This Is The… Read more »

Posted on June 13th, 2014

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Body & Soul Festival stage times have been announced for next weekend! Grab a PDF or a JPG. As for the all-important festival clashes? It’s looking pretty manageable. There’s also the Wonderlust stage down there among many others not listed yet. I’ll be participating in a talk about music at 2pm on the Saturday with… Read more »

Posted on June 13th, 2014

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The Nialler9 TXFM show airs every Thursday night at 10pm for two hours. You can listen on FM, online, the TXFM app or if you missed it, on the listen back function on the site. Here is last night’s show. Pictured: Klo. Listen: Hour One Adebisi Shank – ‘Big Unit’ Daithí Feat. Senita -’ Golden Blush’ Sophie – ‘Nothing… Read more »

Posted on June 13th, 2014

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Well here’s something a bit different. Dear Desert are a brand new Irish band, based in Dublin consisting of Brendan Millar (Futures Apart), Richie Fenton and James O’Donnell (Hush War Cry). Judging by their debut track, the ‘Give It Up’, this is a trio steeped in heart-on-sleeve ’80s pop. There’s an elegant lean to the… Read more »

Posted on June 13th, 2014

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James Vincent McMorrow’s ambitious Post-Tropical album has been out for over five months now and it’s still rewarding with every listen. For the new video for my personal highlight from the record – ‘Gold’, by Emma J Doyle & Cory Philpott, a good dude roller skates his way around in the soft sun.

Posted on June 12th, 2014

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unknwn

UNKNWN gave us the floating electronic track ‘BBY’ as a preview of their upcoming Devil/BBY release on Champion Sound Recordings. Now, the flipside, ‘Devil’ has arrived and Chris Hanna and Gemma Dunleavy’s new track is a shuffling atmospheric garage-house groover with some rising piano and dub-style synth stabs underpinning Dunleavy’s impressive lead vocal. The track… Read more »

Posted on June 11th, 2014

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For his first video since the monster hit for ‘Take Me To Church’ by Feel Good Lost, Hozier plays it more direct with a performance clip with some moody dark blue lighting. The words projected onto the screen in the video remind you that Hozier’s lyrics have darkness themselves, not immediately obvious from his pleasing… Read more »

Posted on June 11th, 2014

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Chet Faker returns to Dublin after his Button Factory show earlier in the year to play a gig at The Academy, Dublin on 18th November. Tickets are €16.50 excluding fees on sale Friday at 9am. Here’s his new track and video, ’1988′, taken from his debut album Built On Glass. Good tune. Chet Faker –… Read more »

Posted on June 11th, 2014

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After their set at Forbidden Fruit two weeks ago, Little Dragon have been confirmed for a gig in Vicar Street on Tuesday November 25th. Tickets are on sale Friday 13th June @ 9am priced at €22.50/€25 excluding fees. Get to know their new album Nabuma Rubberband.

Posted on June 11th, 2014

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