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A Slender Song, the second solo album from Seán Mac Erlaine, is a compilation of choice live improvised recordings at gigs in Ireland over four years. Across ten tracks,  Mac Erlaine moves in a slow fashion, building gasping melodies, droning lines, threadbare ambient electronics and flushes of majestic horn passages puncturing the silence (Mac Erlaine plays alto/ soprano saxophones, clarinet and… Read more »

Posted on November 19th, 2014

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Good evening Ireland, and that’s an order. Jameson have teamed up with Nialler9 in the pursuit of a great night out. So if you have no plans, read on… Skip to day: Tues | Wed | Thurs | Fri | Sat | Sun | Mon Ticket giveaways: Wednesday: Staring At Lakes, Dear Desert @ Whelan’s… Read more »

Posted on November 18th, 2014

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God Knows & mynameisjOhn are one of the best things to happen to Irish music this year, through their Rusangano Family album and through their high-energy live shows. Before the year is out, they will be supporting Run The Jewels and they’ve just announced their own headline show in The Workman’s Club  on Sunday, December… Read more »

Posted on November 18th, 2014

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Dublin band of experimental messers Meltybrains? are back with some material before the year is out trailing a new double A-side single coming in February. ‘Donegal’ + ‘IV’ are the two tracks on that release and here’s the latter. If you’ve heard this band before, you’ll recognise the groove, the five-piece’s mix of electric violin,… Read more »

Posted on November 17th, 2014

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Squarehead have a new single and video for ‘2025’, a highlight from their recent Respect album. In the video, Domhnall and Brian Gleeson re-enact their brotherly antics as captured in home videos from years previous. All proceeds from the song go to immaturityforcharity.com raising money for St Francis’ Hospice in Raheny for which Domhnall has… Read more »

Posted on November 17th, 2014

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See this page for a Soundcloud playlist of all the tracks. 1. Loah – ‘Cortége’ Stunning Sierra Leone / Irish soul music.  LOAH is a new soulful contemporary jazz-leaning singer you might have seen at Electric Picnic or Body & Soul’s Shapeshifter’s Ball this year. She’s playing her debut headline gig with Ensemble Music on Saturday in Twisted… Read more »

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  • Posted on November 14th, 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 Not… Read more »

    Posted on November 14th, 2014

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    Icelandic composer Ólafur Arnalds and Faroe Islands’ synth-pop musician Janus Rasmussen’s first album together as Kiasmos collides two worlds of sounds to engaging effect. They take their name from the Greek word ‘Chiasmus’, a term applied to a criss-cross structure. Arnalds and Rasmussen explore what happens when contemporary composition that uses stringed instruments, has a… Read more »

    Posted on November 13th, 2014

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