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Over two 12″ EPs and a recent digital one, the Italian duo Boot & Tax have dropped some serious electronic tunes over the last couple of years on the Optimo label. They stand out because their music has exotic influences that sound like African to Aborigine sounds mixed with analogue synth-heavy minimal wave, funk guitar… Read more »

Posted on May 13th, 2015

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It’s May which means that the number of albums that start to get released go beyond what one person can capably handle (or write about) so as way as recommendation, here are five albums released this week or next I recommend you listen to: Hot Chip – Why Make Sense The English band doing what… Read more »

Posted on May 13th, 2015

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Day to Day Line up May 12. 2015.

Sea Sessions surf and music Festival takes place in Donegal from Friday 19th – Sunday 21st June and this year it’ll feature music from: Example, Sigma, Klingande, Little Hours, The Minutes, Amazing Apples, R.S.A.G, Rollin’ Empire, The Winters, Half of Me. Saturday, Seasick Steve, Le Galaxie, Jape, The Academic, Krystal Klear, Alex Adair, DJ Food,… Read more »

Posted on May 13th, 2015

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BALLYKEEFFE AMPHITHEATRE

Homebeat and KPB are presenting a new two-day small festival of music, film and food in the impressive natural Ballykeeffe Amphitheatre in Co. Kilkenny, just outside the city. On Friday July 3rd, Happenings will screen the Goonies in the hollow while on the Saturday July 4th, there will be music from Jape, Elephant The Man… Read more »

Posted on May 12th, 2015

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Taking their cues from political girl bands who made a big impression in the past from The Slits to Le Tigre and from members who have form in the area of feminist politically-aware music from bands like Party Weirdo, Dublin three-piece Fierce Mild’s debut EP addresses modern Ireland through a policy of danceable post-punk. Yes… Read more »

Posted on May 12th, 2015

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The third album from Fight Like Apes was born out of a period of upheaval. The band went an entirely independent route away from a label that meant having to graft and learn everything that wasn’t just about the music but all the stuff that supports it. A Fundit to raise €20K that helped out… Read more »

Posted on May 12th, 2015

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Indiependence returns to Deer Park, Mitchelstown for its 10th year this year on the August Bank Holiday weekend July 31st toAugust 2nd. Today, the festival have revealed who is playing what day, as you can see above with Basement Jaxx on Friday, Ash on Saturday and Kodaline on Sunday. The festival has also added bands: Cloud… Read more »

Posted on May 12th, 2015

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Skip to day: Tues | Wed | Thurs | Fri | Sat | Sun | Mon  Tuesday May 12 Ruby Sessions @ Doyle’s (9pm, €5) [Acoustic club] Fiach Moriarty, Katie Laffan and more. Wednesday May 13 Roesy  @ Whelan’s (€11.20) [Singer-Songwriter] ‘Wolf Counsel’ Album Launch Danny G & the Major 7ths + Keithyfennsband @ Whelan’s Upstairs (€10) [Soul] Hipdrop Records presents… Read more »

Posted on May 12th, 2015

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Here are the top 10 tracks of the last week: Roosevelt – ‘Night Moves’ All Tvvins – ‘Too Young To Live’ Pleasure Beach – ‘Go’ Real Lies – ‘Seven Sisters’ Boot & Tax – ‘Brace Brace’ Kali Uchis – ‘Rush’ (production by Badbadnotgood & Kaytranada) Tomorrows – ‘Free’ Mac Demarco – ‘The Way You’d Love Her’ Made… Read more »

Posted on May 11th, 2015

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