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  • Boogie Brunch @ The Odessa Club (€Brunch, noon-4pm)
    [DJs] Brunch and Rob Smith plays The Smiths.
  • Soda: Loose Ends @ The Bernard Shaw (Free, 4pm)
    [DJs] All day boogie from Loose Ends. Straight Up will be in the Shaw selling house, funk and disco records.
  • Father John Misty @ Whelan’s (SOLD OUT)
    [Folk/rock] Album of the year so far?

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Posted on February 17th, 2015

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See the last page for a Soundcloud playlist of all the tracks. Looking for more new music? Follow the Nialler9 New Music playlist on Spotify. Updated weekly.


1. All Tvvins – ‘Thank You’

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A giant-killing new single from the Irish duo.

Conor Adams and Lar Kaye aka All Tvvins dropped their big new track ‘Thank You’ whch has an eighties-production sheen like Aha and a bassline gliding along with Adams asking “do you want to be a cold cold killer? / do you want to be a cold operator?,” in a cathartic manner that is matched by the tightly-arranged emotion. This is a song with big potential.

It’s released on Warner UK and is out now on iTunes and Spotify.


Posted on February 16th, 2015

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As broadcast last night, as it is every Thursday from 10pm to midnight TXFM.

This week’s album of the week is Father John Misty’s stunning and biting I Love You, Honeybear and there are debut plays from Diet Cig, Ex Hex, Alabama Shakes, Young Wonder, Portico and Unknown Mortal Orchestra. The first hour delved into dark electronics while the second was a bit indie, a bit rap and a bit gorgeous.

You can listen live on Thursdays to the show on 105.2FM, online, the iOs app, Android app or if you missed it, along with all the other shows, via the listen back section

Part One

Part Two 

Tracklisting

Hot Chip – ‘Huarache Lights’
All Tvvins – ‘Thank You’
Ex Hex – ‘Don’t Wanna Lose’
Young Wonder – ‘Intergalactic’
Sylvan Esso – ‘Coffee’
Father John Misty – ‘The Ideal Husband’
Courtney Barnett – ‘Avant Gardener’
Diet Cig – ‘Scene Sick’
The Time – ‘Jungle Love’
The Go! Team – ‘Blowtorch’
Alabama Shakes -‘Future People’
Girlpool – ‘Jane’
The Drink – ‘Fever’

Portico – ‘101’ (feat. Joe Newman)
Father John Misty – ‘The Night Josh Tillman Came To Our Apt.’
Waterstrider – ‘White Light’
Hundred Waters – ‘Show Me Love’
Ibeyi – ‘Ghosts’
St. Vincent – ‘Pieta’
Wax Stag – ‘Race To The Lake’
Murlo – ‘Deep Breath’ (feat. Gemma Dunleavy)
GOODTIME – ‘Did You Even Notice?’
I Am The Cosmos – ‘Look Me In The Eye’
Unknown Mortal Orchestra – ‘Multi-Love’
Kormac – ‘Wake Up’ (Feat. Bajka)
Fort Romeau feat. New Jackson – ‘Not A Word’

Posted on February 13th, 2015

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I Love You, Honeybear is the equivalent of a friend who is affable, who wears their heart on their sleeve but is prone to crashlanding all of the positive emotion with large swathes of cynicism.

For Josh Tillman, playing a version of himself as Father John Misty for the second time in album format after seven solo albums, I Love You, Honeybear is an album inspired by his recent marriage and the experiences that lead to it. Lovestruck, starry-eyed, filled with grand declarations but weighted down with inner cynicisms that temper the highs, it’s an entirely real depiction of a man, who on the surface, has passed through the marriage milestone with an experience of a magnetic strong relationship with another, but which also acknowledges the internal struggle of someone whose character wiring is fatalistic about their place and mankind’s route through the world.

The title track serves as a thematic introduction to this idea and pitches Tillman and his wife as insurgents of the world who will watch it burn sure, but they’ll do so together – “My love, you’re the one I want to watch the ship go down with.” It’s an album equivalent of the absurd first scene in Monty Python’s The Meaning Of Life in which the elderly office clerks overthrow their corporate overlords and sail the high seas until they eventually sail off the edge of the world.

That feeling of teetering on the edge is what makes I Love You, Honeybear so compelling. Because real life isn’t 100% declarative love perfection. Things can be hard, times can be tough, the world isn’t forgiving, humans do unspeakably horrible things to each other but in the face of that, there are bonds and connections that make it all easier to get on with even if Tillman’s core doesn’t let him believe wholeheartedly in the power of his relationship. Tillman spends some time on the album recounting his questionable behaviour as a caustic single man. ‘The Ideal Husband’ lists the things that make Tillman a horrible shit and then offers them up to Emma, as farcical proof of his suitability as a husband. He can be a dick. No-one is perfect. That’s the irony of love and of marriage, of two people melding their eccentricities, problems, issues and quirks together into one solidified happy whole.

‘The Night Josh Tillman Came To Our Apt.’ recounts the things he hates about a former lover which includes the overuse and misuse of the word “literally”, her singing affectations and her general demeanour. “And now every insufferable convo / features her patiently explaining the cosmos / of which she’s in the middle.” Tillman gets some perverse gratification as he chokes her consensually for arousal, an act that gives him a non-sexual release for his pent-up frustrations against her. ‘Strange Encounter’ tells of a girl who passed out in his home and Tillman resolving to get away from those kinds of partners. “Wanna find somebody / Not like this / Yeah, I’m a decent person / little aimless.”

Tillman’s bad faith in himself is extended to his opposite. ‘Nothing Good Ever Happens at the Goddamn Thirsty Crow’ has him imagining the worst happening at home while he’s on tour and grappling with those feelings, even though he thinks of himself as a ladies man. “On the road again
For months at a time / Doesn’t take half that long for men about town to forget what’s mine / Now my genius can’t drink in silence”

No matter how good things are, there’s always a niggling feeling that it’s all going to disappear. “How many people rise and think ‘Oh good, the stranger’s body’s still here / Our arrangement hasn’t changed?,” he sings on the ballad ‘Bored In The USA’, a song which lists all the things that make modern life shit like Tillman himself on ‘The Ideal Husband’.

The album is filled with those slips of faith. “Now, I’ve got a lifetime to consider all the ways / I’ve grown more disappointing to you, ” he sings later on the song. “I can hardly believe I’ve found you and I’m terrified by that” he sings on ‘When You’re Smiling and Astride Me’.

But there’s hope in love as well as potential hurt even if Tillman’s version is constantly buttressed by bleakness. “I haven’t hated all the same things / As somebody else / Since I remember” goes ‘Chateau Lobby #4 (in C for Two Virgins)’, suggesting shared cynicisms are as important as shared interests too.

The instrumentation on the album is positively epic, as deep as the explorations into the anxious minutiae of the self in his lyrics. Large-scale orchestral flourishes, a mariachi band, organs, psychedelic folk vistas, pianos, classic-rock guitars and whirling 70s instruments. It has a movie-score level of grandeur which is suitable for tackling the big L word.

The album’s turbulent emotional maelstrom, uncoils itself in clarity on the last track ‘I Went To The Store One Day’, a petty errand where he met his future wife. “For love to find us of all people / I never thought it’d be so simple,” he says as strings stretch out beneath him and for the first time, there is a future that doesn’t involve watching the world burn but growing old together with seven daughters on a plantation house in the South. It’s Tillman almost, finally, giving in to love rather than rallying against it and his own miserable mortality. But he can’t let himself give in completely as one of the last lines is actually “[Insert here: / A sentiment re: Our Golden Years]”. Once a cynic…

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Conor Adams and Lar Kaye aka All Tvvins dropped their big new track ‘Thank You’ on Zane Lowe last night. The song has an eighties-production sheen like Aha to it which really suits the song, the bassline gliding along with Adams asking “do you want to be a cold cold killer? / do you want to be a cold operator?,” in a cathartic manner that is matched by the tightly-arranged emotion. This is a song with big potential.

It’s released on Warner UK and is out now on iTunes and Spotify.

As well as previously announced gigs, the guys have the following dates on the way.

Tue 24 Mar @ London, Birthdays
Wed 25 Mar @ Dublin, Whelan’s
Fri 27 Mar @ Limerick, Kasbah Social Club
Sat 28 Mar @ Galway, Roisin Dubh
Sun 29 Mar @Belfast, Voodoo

London Tickets: http://gigst.rs/ATvvins | Ireland Tickets

The band recorded a version of the song for Press Record TV last year:

Posted on February 11th, 2015

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Upstate New York duo Diet Cig, Alex Luciano and Noah Bowman signed up to Father/Daughter Records (home to Pure Bathing Culture) to release their debut EP Over Easy.

The EP is five-tracks of fun and melodic lo-fi pop punk music and the video for the track ‘Scene Sick’, a song which addresses the self-importance of musicians in a band matches that visually in the opposite way, with Alex dancing along in cute fashion that trivialises all other music further.

The video is by Christopher Daly.

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When I think of Hot Chip, I think of music that’s calibrated to make people dance and whether the band’s Owen Clarke, particularly can do his ridiculous dancing to it on stage. For their first song in three years or so, ‘Huarache Lights’ exceeds that criteria with some deep synth grooves driving the song with some typical Alexis Taylor vocals morphing into some Kraftwerk-vocoder vibes.

It’s the opening track on Why Make Sense?, the band’s sixth album on Domino out on May 15th.

A special edition of the album comes with an extra EP called the Separate EP. Tracklistings below.

The band are playing Sonar, Green Man and North America. Tour dates.

Why Make Sense? tracklisting

1. Huarache Lights
2. Love Is The Future
3. Cry For You
4. Started Right
5. White Wine and Fried Chicken
6. Dark Night
7. Easy To Get
8. Need You Now
9. So Much Further To Go
10. Why Make Sense?

Separate EP:

1. Burning up
2. Separate
3. Move With Me
4. Re-harmonize

Posted on February 10th, 2015

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Young Wonder, Ian Ring and Rachel Koeman, are back with new music and hints of a debut album called Birth to follow up their first couple of EPs.

‘Intergalactic’ is an airy slow song that revels in the atmosphere it creates. Fitting for the title, it’s as if the band are peering out at the cosmos and relating it to the personal – “feel the rocky planet move / just for us,” Koeman sings.

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Goodtime’s 2011 solo album The Colours Of Darkness was in my opinion, an under-rated gem. It bore further fruit in remix form too. John Cowhie most recently teamed up with Diamond Dagger as Chrystyne, a psychedelic electro project, from which there will likely be more music.

Good news today for The Colours Of Darkness fans, a new Goodtime album is coming on the RITE Label and ‘Did You Even Notice?’, a cold wind of a song with drum machines and synths rolling along. The track features from I Am The Cosmos‘ Ross Turner and Cian Murphy, Glenn Keating & Richie Egan (Jape) and was recorded in Malmo.

The video for the track is a collaboration with Scotland’s John B. McKenna and based on Herbert Ponting’s 1910 photographs of a tragic Antarctica expedition. The song is out now on Bandcamp.

Posted on February 9th, 2015

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