bestofend

We’ve reached the half-way point of the year while at one time making a half-year list was pure clickbait, today there’s so much music out there, I find I need to digest and list them sometimes to make sense of my year so far. As with last year, here are my top 25 albums of… Read more »

Posted on June 27th, 2014

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weekly

Tracks of the Week playlist 1. Alt-J – ‘Hunger Of The Pine’ A slow-moving weighted return for the Mercury Prize-winning band who manage to defy expectations by legitimately sampling Miley Cyrus on their new single from second album This Is All Yours. This coarses through the veins the more you listen to it. 2. Jamie xx… Read more »

Posted on June 27th, 2014

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txfm

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. Last night’s show featuring 22 brand new tracks in indie, electronic, rap, R&B and dance. Listen: Hour One Listen: Hour Two Hour One… Read more »

Posted on June 27th, 2014

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Having impressed at Hard Working Class Heroes last year with their experimental off-filter folk and electronic songs, Carriages, the duo of Harry Bookless and Aaron Page have built up a reputation locally in Dublin as a fine live act. Their music often takes in field recordings captured around the city (parks, museums, concert halls and… Read more »

Posted on June 26th, 2014

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rickjames

If you’re going to make it in pop, you better have a good hairdresser. Just ask Brian May, Gene Simmons, Aretha Franklin, Busta Rhymes and Stevie Nicks. Here are ten of my favourite hair icons in music. Check out the Irish Independent’s Insider Magazine today for this week’s list of Summer Jams. Listen to the… Read more »

Posted on June 26th, 2014

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hozier

Hozier’s debut album release details has been confirmed. The self-titled album will be out on September 19th on Vinyl and CD through Rubyworks/Island Records after being recorded by Hozier and Rob Kirwanin the Hozier-Byrne’s attic in Wicklow and at the Cauldron, Westland, and Exchequer Studios in Dublin. Hozier – Hozier tracklisting Take Me To Church Angel… Read more »

Posted on June 25th, 2014

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Lethal Dialect _ JackKnife J

On a skit on the forthcoming 1988 Lethal Dialect x JackKnifeJ album, during a skit called ‘The Shark interlude’, Paulie aka Lethal Dialect is berated by a man for his lack of radio singles on the album. LD responds by saying he wrote an album that just happened to be more accessible, citing ‘Headstrong’ as… Read more »

Posted on June 25th, 2014

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Body & Soul 2014 by Colm Moore

Body & Soul is the most beautiful festival in Ireland. It helped that the weather made everything and everyone look their best but beyond that, the attention to detail in the stage construction, the installations, the random sculptures, the Midnight Circus stage; everything was made with love or set in a place like the walled… Read more »

Posted on June 25th, 2014

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