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Here are the top 15 tracks of the last week: Wet – ‘Deadwater’ Cinema – ‘Horizon’ George FitzGerald – ‘Call It Love (If You Want To)'[Feat. Lawrence Hart] Young Wonder – ‘Sweet Dreaming’ Chemical Brothers – ‘Sometimes I Feel So Deserted’ EMBRZ – ‘Silent’ Blonde Maze – ‘Awake / Asleep’ Lianne La Havas – ‘Unstoppable’ Unknown… Read more »

Posted on April 24th, 2015

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Le Galaxie’s first album Laser Disc Nights 2 was totally immersed in retro futurism down to the VHS-aping video, references to Miami (think Vice) and song titles like ‘This Is Reality, Diane’ (no one born past 1989 has been named Diane, fact).  It was great fun, if light on big tunes, something quickly fixed with… Read more »

Posted on April 24th, 2015

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The Chemical Brothers have news of their first album in five years out on July 17th (they play Longitude two days later). Their eighth album in total, Born In The Echoes features 11 tracks of “lean, propulsive machine driven music,” taking in “juddering robotic funk” to “unhinged futurist Freakbeat”, “icy spectral psych” and “rhapsodic analog… Read more »

Posted on April 24th, 2015

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For the last two months, I’ve been doing a weekly column for the Irish Times (along with one about new Irish music) where I talk to people who make a living working in the Irish music business. So far, I’ve talked to an artist manager, festival manager, independent label owner, venue manager, DJ, lighting designer… Read more »

Posted on April 24th, 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. Part One Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment- ‘Sunday Candy’ Songhoy Blues – ‘Soubour’ Princess – ‘Black Window’ Young Wonder – ‘Sweet Dreaming’ Jamie xx – ‘Loud Places’ (featuring Romy) Hudson Mohawke –… Read more »

Posted on April 24th, 2015

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Having started as a rambunctious band playing fast and hard dance-punk, the Belfast trio Not Squares are now firmly making the former with the sensibility of the latter, if their new second album Bolts is any indication. A hypnotic groove that wouldn’t be out of place at a Factory Floor show kicks things off on… Read more »

Posted on April 23rd, 2015

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One of the more promising young Irish electronic artists, EMBRZ has just dropped his first original track after a clutch of super impressive remixes and sampled tracks. The Maynooth producer Jack Casey’s Ellie Goulding remix is in the millions of plays at this point and his first wholly original track ‘Silent’ contains that same magic… Read more »

Posted on April 23rd, 2015

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Cork duo Young Wonder have given us a few sides to their new music from their forthcoming album Birth, which is released on May 18th on Feel Good Lost (iTunes). ‘Intergalactic’ reached for the stars, ‘Enchanted’ gave us anthemic electro-pop and new song ‘Sweet Dreaming’ is their most unabashed pop song yet – the song… Read more »

Posted on April 22nd, 2015

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The third track from the the forthcoming album from the band formerly called Kool Thing, now Evvol, ‘Four Steps From Home’ is quite a hypnotic piece of music, far removed from the band’s former string-based leanings and closer to the kind of thing you’d expect an Irish and Aussie in Berlin to come up with…. Read more »

Posted on April 22nd, 2015

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