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Three years after their debut was released on the now defunct Richter Collective (with Adebisi gone this week too, it’s really biting hard), Hands Up Who Wants To Die have returned with a second album (on labels Art For The Blind/Learning Curve/Gabu and three others internationally) of weighty rock music that will be doing the… Read more »

Posted on September 25th, 2014

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Today, Adebisi Shank announced that they would be no more after this weekend’s Dublin shows (and another overseas one). The band were a constant in the last seven years for me. Live, they were one of my favourite experiences: quite unlike any other rock band. Vinny in his red mask inebriated on bass, Lar, who… Read more »

Posted on September 24th, 2014

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One of the best Irish bands who existed, and one of my favourites since I started this site in 2006 have called it a day officially today. Having just released their third album, Adebisi Shank have announced the end of the band as they go out with two final Dublin shows on Thursday and Friday… Read more »

Posted on September 24th, 2014

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It was only this week, last year, that the ‘Take Me To Church’ video was released. The track is still a magnificent intro to Andrew Hozier-Byrne, a soulful high-spirited song which seeks redemption in the flesh and does so by using ecclesiastical language – command, worship. heaven, amen, shrine, sin. It’s the opening track on the… Read more »

Posted on September 24th, 2014

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Skip to day: Tues | Wed | Thurs | Fri | Sat | Sun | Mon Ticket giveaways: Tuesday: Amen Dunes, Cian Nugent & The Cosmos @ The Workman’s Club (€10) Wednesday: Lost Wednesdays: Ships, Let’s Set Sail, Margie Lewis, Maria Somerville & DJs @ RHA Gallery (€15 with three Blue Moon Beers) Wednesday: Jungle Brothers @ The Sugar… Read more »

Posted on September 23rd, 2014

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Kendrick Lamar is back with a new single ‘i’ with production from Rahki. The song is built on a sample of the Isley Brothers’ ‘Who’s That Lady’, which is familiar to me and thousands of others as a sample in Beastie Boys’ ‘B-Boy Bouillabaisse’ from Paul’s Boutique, a classic. The soul-flip means that the song… Read more »

Posted on September 23rd, 2014

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Manic Street Preachers have announced a special 20th anniversary gig for Dublin on December 13th at the Olympia where they will perform their caustic classic Holy Bible in full for the first time. Tickets are €39 plus fees on sale Friday at 9am. Do you want to win a pair of tickets to the gig… Read more »

Posted on September 23rd, 2014

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On October 17, Cooly G will follow up her debut Playin Me with Wait Til’ Night, “an album of sensitive, lo-fi bedroom music” with lyrics centred around “seduction, lust and sex.” By the sound of it, it’s more R&B than dancefloor electronic and preview listens of the album have revealed a dark synth and slow-paced… Read more »

Posted on September 22nd, 2014

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When it comes to digital effects in videos, most directors, special effects and production people prefer to use the techniques for subtle tricks or realistic augmentation. Not Alan Butler. His work has always had a hyper-real consistency to it that prefers mind-bending, reality-altering and the creation of something unique through colour, distorted sources and by… Read more »

Posted on September 22nd, 2014

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