AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 18: Leon Bridges performs at the Spotify House at SXSW 2015 on March 18, 2015 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Alli Harvey/Getty Images for Spotify)

Some new gigs from Longitude artists this week: Punk-poptimists Slaves play The Academy on November 5th. Tickets €20+ fees on sale Friday at 9am. The same night, Years and Years have added a second date to their Olympia show on Friday November 6th. The Thursday show is on sale now. Leon Bridges’ show at Whelan’s… Read more »

Posted on July 21st, 2015

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Bitch Falcon were one of the recipients of some studio time of the recent Guinness Amplify campaign, given to some of the bands who participated in gigs and who were chosen by judges for recording ( Bitch Falcon were one of my choices). ‘TMJ’ is the direct result of that recording. The 5-minute song goes… Read more »

Posted on July 20th, 2015

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Sounds from a Safe Harbour is a new festival taking place around the city of Cork from September 17th to 20th. put together by Cork Opera House with a lineup curated by Bryce Dessner of The National. Already set to feature the likes of The Gloaming, Julianna Barwick, My Brightest Diamond, Sam Amidon, a collaboration… Read more »

Posted on July 20th, 2015

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This week’s chart is headed by French producer Para One’s incendiary slice of gospel house with the South African Youth Choir, a surprising rap debut from Future Islands’ Sam T. Herring with Madlib no less, new artists from LA (Transviolet), Brighton (Oslo Parks), Cork (Lakerama),  Wicklow (Joni), Melbourne (Cloves, pictured) along with  electronic heat from… Read more »

Posted on July 20th, 2015

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I remember on a visit to Australia in 2008, a couple of radio people enthusing about Tame Impala’s second EP. Kevin Parker’s music back then was clearly indebted with early 70s rock music, Black Sabbath and Steppenwolf laced with the psychedelic rock of the previous decade. It made no concessions to modernity. 2010’s first album… Read more »

Posted on July 17th, 2015

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My new music show is live every Thursday from 10pm to midnight on TXFM. The show starts about six minutes into the first hour. Listen: Hour One Listen: Hour Two Hour one Jungle – Platoon Para One & The South African Choir – Elevation Metronomy – Love Letters (Soulwax remix) Tame Impala – The Moment Haelos –… Read more »

Posted on July 17th, 2015

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The sweet strains of Transviolet’s unnamed singer recall Lana Del Rey at her most LA-sounding until the words are synthesised by effects. The music concocted by the Los Angeles band around the vocals burn with minimalism: booming beats, growing synth lines and a rush of production towards the song’s conclusion. ‘Girls Your Age’ exudes the… Read more »

Posted on July 16th, 2015

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Friday | Saturday | Sunday | Spotify | Stage Times With a festival like Longitude, you probably already know who you’re going to see from the bigger names (if not: Friday: Todd Terje, SBTRKT, Metronomy, Little Dragon / Saturday: Caribou (+Daphni), Glass Animals, Jungle, Alt-J, Hud Mo, Le Galaxie / Sunday: Chemical Brothers, James Blake,… Read more »

Posted on July 15th, 2015

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Here are the stage times for Longitude this weekend. Pusha T is no longer playing “due to recording commitments.” Bum-mer. Day tickets for Saturday and Sunday and now sold out. Weekend passes are left on sale. Here is my guide of 15 new bands to see at the festival plus a Spotify playlist. There’s also… Read more »

Posted on July 15th, 2015

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