kiasmos

Icelandic neo-classical composer Ólafur Arnalds has returned to his Kiasmos, his electronic project with Janus Rasmussen. The pair will release their debut self-titled LP in late October on Erased Tapes. The album, made in Reykjavík, was recorded “using acoustic instruments next to a variety of synthesisers, drum machines and tape delays”. Live drumming, a string… Read more »

Posted on August 6th, 2014

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florrstaff

Anthony Donnelly is the man behind the alternative pop project Floor Staff, a Dublin-based band that swells according to possibilities and calendars. ‘The Guest’ is the song he released last year online that got me hooked, so much so that the song’s chorus has found a near permanent place in my skull. For the video… Read more »

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sleepthieves

The Dublin-based band Sleep Thieves are a very different proposition from the one that appeared three years ago, so much so that their debut album Heart Waves seems, from cursory searches to have been erased from many of the online stores that once carried it, either by choice or by expiration. Sleep Thieves in 2014… Read more »

Posted on August 6th, 2014

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Public Enemy by Colm Moore

Colm Moore was down in Mitchelstown over the weekend to capture the sights and (pictures of) sound at the Indiependence festival in Cork. Check out his gallery of images which feature Public Enemy, Dan Le Sac, White Lies, The Sultans Of Ping, The Frank & Walters, Codes, Hozier, Delorentos, The Minutes and more.

Posted on August 6th, 2014

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Having been known for a harder-edged form of dance music, Lil Silva’s new EP, Mabel, will be a surprise to many as it eschews the sound he deployed on records for Night Slugs in favour of a gentle sonic space that is somewhere between R&B, pop and the xx-style indie dynamics. 24-year-old TJ Carter’s 2013… Read more »

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CCL

After a couple of years of promise through shows of ambition, Cloud Castle Lake suddenly returned yesterday with news of an EP called Dandelion which is due on September 22nd on Happy Valley Records. The band are now a trio of Daniel McAuley, Brendan Jenkinson and Rory O’Connor. Previously, the band’s output hadn’t amounted to… Read more »

Posted on August 5th, 2014

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A few weeks ago, Bantum gave us the luchador video for ‘Oh My Days’ from his album Legion. Today, he’s released the music video for my favourite track from the album ‘Roll Pt. II’, which features Eimear O’Donovan and Owensie on vocals. The video was directed by J Cooper and filmed in Brooklyn, NY. As… Read more »

Posted on August 5th, 2014

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GIG

Skip to day: Tues | Wed | Thurs | Fri | Sat | Sun | Mon Ticket giveaways this week: Thursday – Saturday: Free entry to all The Summer Social events @ The Grand Social Saturday: Hidden Agenda & Bedlam: XXYYXX  @ Button Factory (11pm) How to enter ticket comp – Email [email protected] with the… Read more »

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SPLH8

For his debut album South Donegal’s Keith Mannion aka SlowPlaceLikeHome has moved on from the overwhelming electronically generated feel of a series of EPs to a more live recording sound. Where Mannion’s music was progressing in a reflective electronic soundscapes, Romola (a nod to George Eliot’s novel?), his debut LP is a more direct collection… Read more »

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