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If you want to make classic rock’n’roll, why not turn to someone who has a track record in that department? That’s something that Dublin band The Mighty Stef did in the recording of Year Of The Horse, The Mighty Stef’s most consistent and thrilling work yet. Alain Johannes, who has worked with Queens Of The… Read more »

Posted on March 31st, 2015

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Some gig announcements of note, not included in recent news updates: More parties for the Yes Equality campaign? Sure. Record Store Gay is back on Record Store Day, April 18th (here’s the list of releases worldwide) and there will be another compilation and gig in Outhouse to celebrate on the day. Artists performing and featuring… Read more »

Posted on March 30th, 2015

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‘Defeated’ is your introduction to a Dublin four-piece called The Nightlife and by the sound of it, the band are aiming direct at the mainstream and your ears, and they want to stay there. The song recorded with Joe Egan in Nutshed Studios, Offaly reaches for earworm status with its big drum hits and subtle… Read more »

Posted on March 30th, 2015

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Castlepalooza takes place in Charleville Castle in Tullamore, Offaly for its 10th year this year on August Bank Holiday: 31st July, 1st & 2nd August 2015. The lineup for the festival which takes place on the grounds of the castle features international guests like Hercules & Love Affair, Late Nite Tuff Guy, Aeroplane, Alex Metric,… Read more »

Posted on March 30th, 2015

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This week was the first of 2015 which a tidal wave of new music washed over me in a big surge. With SXSW out of the way, many artists began to set out their stall for the coming year who hadn’t already. So we had two great new tracks from Jamie xx, a near-11 minute… Read more »

Posted on March 27th, 2015

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The Sufjan Stevens that affected me the most was the one that revelled in the quiet, who kept things simple. Illinoise and The Age Of Adz are great records, sonically rich and ambitious. His stature grew, literally onstage with wings on a recent tour, where layers of sound were built up in impressive displays of… Read more »

Posted on March 27th, 2015

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LONGITUDE DAYBD

Pusha T, Nick Mulvey, Raury, Drenge, Petite Noir, Welp, The Bohicas, Wyvern Lingo, Young Wonder, Daithi, Subplots, Princess and Spies were all added to Longitude today. Longitude takes place in Marlay Park from Friday July 17th – July 19th. Weekend tickets €149.50 / Day tickets €59.50 excluding fees. Previously: Longitude 2015 additions: James Blake, Metronomy,… Read more »

Posted on March 27th, 2015

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As broadcast last night, as it is every Thursday from 10pm to midnight TXFM. Skip past the news 6 minutes in. Part One Alabama Shakes – Don’t Wanna Fight Le Galaxie – Le Club Shamir – Call It Off Teleman – Strange Combinations little xs for eyes – Logical Love Fight Like Apes – Pretty… Read more »

Posted on March 27th, 2015

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