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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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Youtube launches Music Key With news that Google signed a deal with Merlin, a representative of more than 2000 independent labels, Youtube has finally launched the music subscription service that has been in the offering for a while. YouTube Music Key comes in free and premium tiers, just like Spotify. Free is supported by ads… Read more »

Posted on November 13th, 2014

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Primavera Sound Festival in Barcelona have announced its first act for its 15th year. The Strokes are the first on the team sheet on 28th to 30th May next year. Tickets  €145 until the 14th November. and will rise to €160 after that. Dutch Uncles are back with a new album next year called O Shudder and… Read more »

Posted on November 12th, 2014

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 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 Pepper and on evidence of the above video for her song ‘Cortége’, you might want to be there. The song title refers… Read more »

Posted on November 11th, 2014

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Skip to day: Tues | Wed | Thurs | Fri | Sat | Sun | Mon Ticket giveaways: Friday: Chali 2Na, DJ MEK @ The Sugar Club (€20) Friday: Waze & Odyssey, Citizen @ District 8 (€15) Friday: Hidden Agenda presents Other People Showcase: Dave Harrington, Valentin Stip & Nialler9 @ Opium Rooms (€10, 11pm) Sunday: Laura Cannell, Laura Sheeran @ The Odessa… Read more »

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Jennifer Evans will release her genuinely long-awaited debut album Works From the Dip and Foul this Friday November 14th on the Delphi Label. We’ve heard ‘Colours Of Bruises’, an idiosyncratic writhing song from the album, and the Dasniya Sommer-helmed video for the song, shot in Berlin, features similar shapes with Jennifer and Emily Aoibheann held and suspended by… Read more »

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Despite WiFi issues that dogged the event, 2104’s Web Summit saw 22,000 people from 109 countries travel to Dublin last week to hear about the latest in tech, meet VCs and to learn about new developments, pimp their startup and to network with fellow tech heads. This year, the RDS-held event added a two day… Read more »

Posted on November 10th, 2014

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Pockets are a new four-piece band who describe themselves as “dark folk rock”. The Galway/Dublin band’s songs are written by Sean Leonard and arranged and played Faustina Finnerty (Vocals), Cian Hanley (Drums), Joe Padfield (Bass) with Sean (Guitar). On evidence of the band’s debut EP Raison d’être, their self-description is a good start. The lead… Read more »

Posted on November 10th, 2014

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See this page for a Soundcloud playlist of all the tracks. 1. New Jackson – ‘Having A Coke With You’ A Frank O’Hara-sampling 10 minute beaut on Permanent Vacation. David Kitt’s New Jackson is following up his recent Made It Mine EP on Permanent Vacation with another on the label. Having A Coke With You is… Read more »

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