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Jamie xx has followed up ‘Sleep Sound’ / ‘Girl’ with a new single (already on iTunes) entitled ‘All Under One Roof Raving’. “I wanted to make something I could play out when I got home that reminded people of how good home is,” Jamie told Annie Mac last Friday. The song samples Mark Leckey’s 1999… Read more »

Posted on June 24th, 2014

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One of the most promising young rock bands in Ireland, Spies, are back with a new single called ‘Moosehead’, which is released in August. The song takes the band’s modus operandi of indie-rock and stretches it into fuzzier more-expansive shapes. Production by Rian Trench of Solar Bears/The Meadow helps bring that dynamic. The rhythm section… Read more »

Posted on June 24th, 2014

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As part of the Whelans25 gigs, The Frames are the latest, after Damien Rice recently, to celebrate the venue’s anniversary. As with the last gig, it’s short notice with the band playing the venue on Monday 30th June. Tickets €20 on sale tomorrow at 2pm (Tue 24th June), 2pm available online from WAV Tickets [Lo-Call 1890… Read more »

Posted on June 23rd, 2014

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The Nialler9 TXFM show airs every Thursday night at 10pm for two hours. You can listen on FM, online, the TXFM app or if you missed it, on the listen back function on the site. Here is last night’s show, a best of 2014.5. Listen: Hour One Listen: Hour Two Hour One Ships -  ‘Space Inside’ Little Dragon  - ‘Paris’… Read more »

Posted on June 23rd, 2014

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This weekend sees the fifth year of Body & Soul’s own festival that started as an enclosed area at Electric Picnic. Every year, reports from Ballinlough Castle in Westmeath have been positive and mostly, sunny. I’ll be there Saturday, at 2pm for the State of Music talk FYI with these sound folks. Here are the… Read more »

Posted on June 19th, 2014

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The Sunday of August Bank Holiday, August 3rd, the first Dublin City Block Party takes in Dublin 8 on the grounds of the Tivoli with different areas for music, food, beer, cocktails and more. Archetype, Bodytonic and Hidden Agenda have teamed up for the all day event (1pm – 11pm) which musically will feature the… Read more »

Posted on June 18th, 2014

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A handpicked selection of some of the best festivals, gigs and events coming up in the next three months this summer… Body & Soul Festival @ Ballinlough Castle Co. Westmeath (€139 / €55 for Sunday) Friday June 20 – Sunday June 22 A growing reputation as the best boutique festival in Ireland that draws in a… Read more »

Posted on June 18th, 2014

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The stylish English/Irish singer Róisín Murphy, has returned with her first new solo material in quite a while. The Mi Senti EP is a six-track collection of classic Italian pop songs of the ’60s and ’70s, featuring five covers and one original. With Murphy, you come to expect the unexpected. Here are ten highlights from an… Read more »

Posted on June 18th, 2014

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After the recent release of her mournful breakup album I Never Learn, Lykke Li is taking her heartbreak on the road. The Swede is playing Vicar Street on Sunday November 16th. She’s also announced London and Manchester gigs that week as per below. Tickets are €40 ex-fee on sale Friday at 9am through Ticketmaster. Sign… Read more »

Posted on June 17th, 2014

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