CLU18- Clu Official

A preview concert takes place on Sunday April 13th with Lisa O’Neill, Bell X1, Clu & more.

Dublin City Council today announced details of a city-wide festival “celebrating the eclectic and all encompassing nature of music made and performed in Dublin today”. MusicTown is intended to be an an annual showcase of all genres of music being played in Dublin, and the first will take place in April 2015. According to a… Read more »

Posted on April 3rd, 2014

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erik tinashe

A Swedish/American brooding electro-pop collab.

Two upcoming artists, Swedish pop male Erik Hassle (who has written for Shakira) and American R&B singer Tinashe team up for a perfect synergy of both worlds with some horn-featuring hip-hop production and lyrics about a woman who is like alcohol. Totally worth the hassle.

Posted on April 3rd, 2014

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Lo-fi English punk poets sing of "Kellogg's c**ts" and "waking up with shit on me top."

Those dudes who look like a cross between Liam Gallagher and fellahs you wouldn’t want to meet down a dark alley are Jason Williamson and Andrew Fearn, known as Sleaford Mods. A band that have been active and grunting since 2008 the Nottingham Lo-fi English punk poets sound like a modern take on Half Man… Read more »

Posted on April 3rd, 2014

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Tim Sweeney lets the pair go for two and a half hours.

As Broadcast on WNYU 89.1FM in New York City on Tim Sweeney’s always essential Beats In Space radio show, Jamie xx and John Talabot played back to back for two whole hours. No playlist for this one but the page for the show is here. Enjoy, I am. Sweeney plays The Beatyard at The Bernard… Read more »

Posted on April 2nd, 2014

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cutcopy

The gig happens on Monday April 14th.

Australian electro-pop band Cut Copy have a solid live reputation and their last gig in Button Factory was superb. They’ve released a new album since, Free Your Mind, and will be back in town on Monday April 14th. Tickets are €20 but I have a pair of guestlist to giveaway by entering below. You have… Read more »

Posted on April 2nd, 2014

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halsey

#NewAmericana: Chvrches' style electro-pop by a New Jersey singer.

If you’re a fan of Chvrches’ Lauren Mayberry’s pitched vocals you’ll be thrilled to hear ‘Ghost’ by New Jersey singer Ashley Frangipane aka Halsey, a dark electro-pop track with vocals as bright and big as that band. It sounds like the kind of track that will be swept off its feet by a label if… Read more »

Posted on April 2nd, 2014

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All about this rising 25 year-old singer.

New York-based singer Niia (pronounced “Nye-a” ) came to my attention through the wonderful hazy track ‘Generation Blue’. Her debut single ‘Made For You’ had a video directed by Tony Kaye (American History X and a Johnny Cash video amongst others) which featured lots of sex dolls and she does a wonderful cover of Majical… Read more »

Posted on April 2nd, 2014

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Alt-J R&B? Whatever you call it, it's good.

Glass Animals were one of my favourite bands at SXSW this year. I liked them so much I went to see them twice. They feel like a band on the brink, they already have great songs, they are already great live and they already have something a bit special going on – namely supremely constructed… Read more »

Posted on April 1st, 2014

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