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Longitude is only a weekend away now and the Marlay Park festival has arguably the lineup of the summer (it certainly chimes with the makeup of this site) with the likes of Todd Terje, Caribou, Jungle, Alt-J, Glass Animals, Kaytranada, Ibeyi, Yoing Fathers, Pusha T, Leon Bridges and Young Fathers among many others. As part… Read more »

Posted on July 9th, 2015

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Skip to day: Tues | Wed | Thurs | Fri | Sat | Sun | Mon  Ticket giveaways: Friday:Lubomyr Melnyk with Otto A Totland @ Pavilion Theatre, Dun Laoghaire How to enter ticket comps – Email [email protected] with the gig above in the Subject line you’re entering for along with your full name and phone number… Read more »

Posted on July 7th, 2015

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Here are a list of my most listened and loved records of 2015 so far with Spotify playlists for overall and Irish albums of 2015. Plenty more playlists on Spotify and Soundcloud and on the site. Don’t forget: you can also catch me on 105.2 TXFM every Thursday night from 10pm to midnight. Top 25… Read more »

Posted on July 7th, 2015

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Julio Bashmore’s album Knockin’ Boots is due on August 7th and the tunes we’ve heard so far are killer enough to make this highly-anticipated from ‘Holding On’ to ‘Rhythm Of Auld’ and ‘A Simple Love’. After his show earlier this year, he will return post-album release on November 13th for a late night gig at the Academy… Read more »

Posted on July 6th, 2015

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The Limerick band Bleeding Heart Pigeons, consisting of Mícheál Keating (vocals/guitar), Cathal Histon (synths, samples and vocals) and Brendan McInerney (drums) have been together as a band for eight years already. Now, only in their twenties, and now signed to London’s AMF Records , they’ve announced a second EP, A Hallucination, to be released on… Read more »

Posted on July 6th, 2015

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My favourite songs of the month. Get the majority of them as a continuous playlists below. The songs Shura – ‘White Light’ Joy Orbison & Boddika – ‘TMTT’ Donnie Trumpet & the Social Experiment – Wanna Be Cool Leon Bridges – Coming Home The Weeknd – ‘Can’t Feel My Face’ Disclosure – ‘Holding On’ (Gus Pirelli 7″ VIP… Read more »

Posted on July 3rd, 2015

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My new music show is live every Thursday from 10pm to midnight on TXFM. The show starts about six minutes into the first hour. Listen: Hour One Listen: Hour Two Hour one Cruising – ‘Safe Corridor’ Todd Terje – ‘Eurodans’ Shamir – ‘If It Wasn’t True’ Nao – ‘Inhale Exhale’ Superhumanoids – ‘Anxious In Venice’ Ciaran Lavery… Read more »

Posted on July 3rd, 2015

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Update: We had to reschedule the original date due to rainy weather which means that Elephant is playing instead of Ciaran Lavery. After last year’s whopper success of a gig with Booka Brass Band and Somerville at Fitzwilliam Square, in which hundreds of people turned up, Happenings and Nialler9 present a special new Irish music… Read more »

Posted on July 3rd, 2015

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Ciaran Lavery and Ryan Vail’s Sea Legs project birthed beguiling music that takes in Donegal fishing, coastal town living and moving music on their joint recent EP. Lavery himself is playing a Nialler9 show in Fitzwilliam Square this Sunday. In conjunction with their label, Quiet Arch, we are offering the stems of the song ‘The… Read more »

Posted on July 2nd, 2015

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