GO TEAM The Scene Between album cover

The Go! Team’s fourth album is a recalibration and a return to the band’s first album Thunder, Lightning, Strike, when Ian Parton was the sole creative member of the band, constructing polychromatic pop, indie-lo-fi and singalong cheerleader-style choruses before bringing in a live band to make it a reality. The Scene Between returns to that… Read more »

Posted on March 16th, 2015

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Last year, you all helped me out with creating a modern Irish playlist for St. Patrick’s Day. Like, our Paddy’s Day Unlocked event tomorrow in Meeting House Square, the playlist represents the truly current, the young musicians, the modern Irish musicians who are changing the perceptions of our country’s music at home and abroad. Whether… Read more »

Posted on March 16th, 2015

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Everyone seems impressed by the new Tame Impala song this week, and why not? It was described as “Daft Punk and Metronomy having sex on a Mustang backseat,” so if that doesn’t convince you to listen, then I can’t help you. Sticking with the psych-rock buzz, the Thee Oh Sees are back. Speaking of band… Read more »

Posted on March 13th, 2015

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As broadcast last night, as it is every Thursday from 10pm to midnight TXFM. Part One Mark Ronson – ‘Daffodils’ Chromatics – ‘I Can Never Be Myself When You’re Around’ Twin Shadow – ‘Old Love / New Love’ Tame Impala – ‘Let It Happen’ Toro y Moi – ‘Buffalo’ Little Green Cars – ‘The John… Read more »

Posted on March 13th, 2015

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Cultural icons inspire weird Welsh pop genius. Year: 1997 Album: Radiator A petrol station is not supposed to be a fountain of knowledge. A newspaper, a magazine, or possibly a trashy novel can be procured, but real biographical information is not something that you might expect. Except in the days before the internet, UK motorway… Read more »

Posted on March 12th, 2015

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Discopunks – ‘Tie Me Up’

Discopunks are a new Dublin band whose members are currently unknown but who have been clearly strategising their introduction to the world. For nearly the past year, the band have been posting up pictures of iconic musicians, pop culture and design on Instagram and Twitter. It’s a long game they are playing for sure and… Read more »

Posted on March 12th, 2015

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The early releases from Philadelphia-based Girlpool, a duo made up of to seventeen year-olds from Los Angeles, Cleo Tucker (Guitar) and Harmony Tividad (Bass), have worn a mark of brash youth. Their indie/rock tracks with double harmonic vocals have reminded me of The Breeders. They met at LA club The Smell, where Tei Shi, Abe… Read more »

Posted on March 12th, 2015

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Dublin’s This Greedy Pig are known for their DJing, design and delving into culture on their website but they’re about to showcase another passion they have – for (crate)digging with the establishment of a record label wing called The Pig’s Ear which is expected to include house, disco and hip­-hop. The first release on the… Read more »

Posted on March 11th, 2015

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Tame Impala have been one of those bands I just didn’t get when they surged into enough of a common knowledge that allowed them to sell out the Olympia Theatre in Dublin, as an example. But HOLY GOD, this new song, ‘Let It Happen’ is one of those reasons why you have to give bands… Read more »

Posted on March 11th, 2015

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