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Florence And The Machine’s new album How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful just dropped and so did two dates for Belfast and Dublin as part of her European tour. The dates are at the Odyssey Arena, Belfast on Wednesday 9th and Dublin’s 3Arena on Thursday 10th September. Tickets £39 / €45+ respectively on sale Friday…. Read more »

Posted on June 8th, 2015

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With so many albums being released there is only so many that one man (me) can write about, so as another way of featuring some recommended albums beyond the reviews and album of the week posts, here is a list with links to the best albums of the last month with a regularly updated Spotify… Read more »

Posted on June 8th, 2015

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Here are the top tracks of the last week: Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment – ‘Slip Slide’ Beirut – ‘No No No’ Unknown Mortal Orchestra ‘The World Is  Crowded’ Oh Wonder – ‘White Blood‘ Disclosure – ‘Holding On’ (Gus Pirelli  Disco 7″ VIP remix) Fort Romeau – ‘Saku’ Girls Names – ‘Reticence’ Laura Clock –… Read more »

Posted on June 5th, 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. Hour one – awaiting listen links Donnie Trumpet & the Social Experiment  – ‘Sunday Candy Beirut  –  ‘No No No’ #aotw: Unknown Mortal Orchestra –  ‘Like Acid Rain’ Jake Houlsby  – ‘Yannina’ Ciaran… Read more »

Posted on June 5th, 2015

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From psychedelic rock outliers to pop flirters, New Zealand’s Unknown Mortal Orchestra have decided to dispense with the weirdo Captain Beefheart lo-fi disposition and give us something with clarity and heart. Portland-based Ruban Nielson’s third album shows what can happen when you stop hiding behind colourful noise and focus on making songs that resonate. The… Read more »

Posted on June 5th, 2015

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One of the strongest lyrical songs released this year, Braids’ ‘Miniskirt’ from their recent Album Of The Week is a direct and uncompromising song about the male gaze. “You feel you’ve the right o touch me because I asked for it,” Standelle sings set to growing synth line. Once the song breaks into percussive mode,… Read more »

Posted on June 4th, 2015

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A pretty cool addition to Electric Picnic anyone? Despacio Is Happiness is a new project by James Murphy and the 2manyDJs boys based around six-hour all-vinyl sets played on a soundsystem that was design by Murphy, his engineer John Klett and McIntosh Laboratory and Jordan Acoustics, that manifests itself in 50,000 watts of power across… Read more »

Posted on June 3rd, 2015

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The fourth album from Zach Condon’s Beirut, one of the few musicians to build a longlasting career out of the heady early days of music blogs, will arrive on September 11th through 4AD and it’s called No No No. The album was born out of tumultuous time, a three year world tour that caused severe… Read more »

Posted on June 2nd, 2015

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My favourite songs of the month. Get the majority of them as a continuous playlists below. The songs Jamie xx – ‘I Know There’s Gonna Be (Good Times)’ ft. Young Thug & Popcaan Shamir – ‘Hot Mess’ Bicep – ‘Just’ Boot & Tax – ‘Dancin’ Roosevelt – ‘Night Moves’ Tame Impala – ‘Eventually’ Alessia Cara – ‘Here’ Anna… Read more »

Posted on June 2nd, 2015

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