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Indiependence Music & Arts Festival, as its called is back in Deer Farm, Mitchelstown, Co Cork from July 31st to August 2nd for its 10th birthday. They’ve just announced their first 10 bands. Ash The Dandy Warhols Mark Lanegan Band Jape Gavin James The Flaws Wyvern Lingo Little Hours The North Sea Admiral Fallow. A… Read more »

Posted on March 10th, 2015

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The independent festival Knockanstockan announced its first names for its 9th edition to take place on Blessington Lake on July 24th to 25th. Among the names: O Emperor, Bitch Falcon, The Eskies, Tucan, Contour, Rocstrong, Twin Headed Wolf, Gascan Ruckus, Robocobra Quartet,Kingston, Red Enemy, Syd Arthur, Cult Called Man, Rebecca Collins, Vernon Jane, Leo Drezden,… Read more »

Posted on March 9th, 2015

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This week, songs that impressed came from Cork’s The Hard Ground, LA R&B singer Kelela in stark mode on ‘A Message’, Toro Y Moi doing what he does best, Chris Clark giving us a pummeling with ‘Silver Sun’ from his new Flame Rave EP and there was “psych afro-rock at 138 BPM” from Melbourne’s Broadway… Read more »

Posted on March 6th, 2015

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In January, Come On Live Long gave us the new track ‘Trough’, a sweeping atmospheric teaser from their forthcoming second album. Simon Keenan has directed a rather beautiful slow motion clip for the song set in the isolated wintery Irish mountains. Niamh Algar features.

Posted on March 6th, 2015

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As broadcast last night, as it is every Thursday from 10pm to midnight TXFM. Part One Broadway Sounds – ‘Sing It Again’ Little Green Cars – ‘Please’ Alabama Shakes – ‘Don’t Wanna Fight’ Jack Garratt – ‘Chemical’ Ghostpoet – ‘Off Peak Dreams’ Action Bronson – ‘Baby Blue feat Chance the Rapper’ Kanye West – ‘All… Read more »

Posted on March 6th, 2015

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Congrats to The Gloaming for winning the Choice Music Prize – Irish Album of The Year award last night. Their self-titled beautiful album is rich with true artistry which takes something traditional and makes it anew. A modern Irish classic and a deserved winner. For winning, The Gloaming received a cheque for €10,000, a prize… Read more »

Posted on March 6th, 2015

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Kelela is releasing a deluxe vinyl version of her Cut 4 Me mixtape on Fade To Mind next month but the LA singer also has a new EP called Hallucinogen on the way too. The EP was entirely produced by Arca who Kelela met “on a boat” in 2012. “We sought one another out across… Read more »

Posted on March 5th, 2015

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Cork-band The Hard Ground have released some quality music over three EPs in the last year under their Triptych project. The last of the three EPs is released, alongside a compendium album of all EPs on Friday April 10th. ‘Pucker’ is a song from the final EP, is a beaut; with Marlene Enright’s vocal dominating… Read more »

Posted on March 5th, 2015

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Electric Picnic have just announced their lineup for the 11th edition of the festival in Stradbally Hall from September 4th to 6th. Lineup Florence + The Machine, Hot Chip, Future Islands, Manic Street Preachers, Chvrches, Underworld, Jurassic 5, Ride, Battles, Jessie Ware, Roisin Murphy, The War On Drugs, Tame Impala, George Ezra, Belle & Sebastian,… Read more »

Posted on March 4th, 2015

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