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In recent months, Booka Brass Band have become the party band of choice thanks to rousing performances at Electric Picnic, our recent Happenings gig and last week’s first of two Button Factory gigs where they brought out Paul Noonan from BellX1 as a guest. Tonight, they’re doing it all again with special guest appearances from… Read more »

Posted on October 23rd, 2014

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mmoths

It’s been a quiet year for Jack Colleran aka Mmoths as he’s been working on his second album for most of that time. Having shown us a preview in the form of the ultra ambient heavy track ‘Santo’. This week, he’s dropped another new song, not on the album, but one that pivots expectations for… Read more »

Posted on October 23rd, 2014

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Kindness-Otherness

Adam Bainbridge’s Kindness project could have very easily been one of those oddities that never made it past a debut album. That 2012 debut World, You Need A Change Of Mind, was a suave and stylish record that took its major inspirations from the mid-point of ’80s dance and pop. It’s still a pleasing record… Read more »

Posted on October 21st, 2014

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GIG

Skip to day: Tues | Wed | Thurs | Fri | Sat | Sun | Mon Ticket giveaways: Sunday:  Krystal Klear @ The Academy (11pm, €20) Sunday: Onra @ The Sugar Club (10pm, €10/12) How to enter ticket comp – Email [email protected] with the gig above in the Subject line you’re entering for along with your full… Read more »

Posted on October 21st, 2014

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See this page for a Soundcloud playlist of all the tracks. 1. Tei Shi – ‘Basically’ Argentinian-born NYC-based singer Valerie Teicher aka Tei Shi has returned on a whole new level. New track ‘Bassically’ is brilliant, a dark pulsing noir-pop song with stretched vocals. Teicher’s wearing a whole new outfit with the help of producer… Read more »

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  • Posted on October 20th, 2014

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    Caribou’s new album Our Love demosntrates that Dan Snaith is is now fully immersed in the world of the nightclub but he wears his heart on his turntable, so perfect time for him to do both on one of the biggest mix platforms in the world – BBC’s Essential Mix. Snaith provided the two-hour mix… Read more »

    Posted on October 20th, 2014

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    ekkah

    London via Birmingham duo Ekkah, made an impression online with their debut single ‘Figure It Out’, a slinky R&B pop track. The duo’s name comes from the fact that the old friends both have similar names: Rebekah Pennington and Rebecca Wilson. The duo’s new single ‘Last Chance To Dance’ is even more slinkier and smooth,… Read more »

    Posted on October 20th, 2014

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    This is no surprise due to the demand for the band’s weekend show in Whelan’s but Glass Animals have announced they’ll be back in Dublin for a gig in The Academy on Saturday March 14th. Tickets on sale Wednesday at €17 plus fees from Ticketmaster. Read my review of their excellent album Zaba.

    Posted on October 20th, 2014

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