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Ahmed Gallab has, until now been a musician who was never really in the spotlight. As a working one in other bands (Caribou, Yeasayer, Of Montreal) he quietly served the songs of others. On his second Sinkane album in 2012, Mars (the first in 2009 was psychedelically experimental), he stepped out on his on own… Read more »

Posted on September 11th, 2014

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On Thursday October 16th next month, the inaugural Creative Belfast presents Output one day music conference takes place in Belfast in the MAC and the Oh Yeah Centre. 350 artists, businesses and creative students are expected with the focus on the opportunities and challenges in the music industry today. The morning and afternoon will feature… Read more »

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The 2014 Barclaycard Mercury Prize ‘Albums of the Year’ were announced last night. Nominated albums must be submitted in advance to the prize so if you’re favourite album isn’t there, that might be the reason. Mercury Prize shortlist 2014 Anna Calvi – One Breath Bombay Bicycle Club – So Long, See You Tomorrow Damon Albarn… Read more »

Posted on September 11th, 2014

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In the game of writing about new music, artist come and go. In the near-eight years I’ve been doing this though, there’s been a few artists who never quite broke out but remained. One of which is Theophilus London, who I first wrote about back in 2009. Somewhat surprisingly, Theophilus is pitching at a bigger… Read more »

Posted on September 10th, 2014

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This Friday evening, Jape will play a rare Dublin show as part of the Fringe Festival in Meeting House Square. But before that, literally before that set, Richie Egan and his Rednecks’ partner Matt Bolger will be debuting their Dimman project in a live setting at 10:30pm. The pair gave us two tracks back in… Read more »

Posted on September 10th, 2014

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Rhob Cunningham’s 11-minute song ‘The Head Collector’ which features Cathy Davey and Conor O’Brien is a rush but naturally, due to its standalone nature, it does not feature on his new album The Window & Day. But what does feature is the opening track ‘Quiet Song’, a more plaintive Nick Drake-style song without a chorus,… Read more »

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SBTRKT feat. Ezra Koening – ‘New Dorp. New York’

The young Atlanta singer Raury who is just shy of 18 gets a bigger platform on a new song from SBTRKT’s forthcoming album Wonder Where We Land (out in the first week of October on Young Turks). On ‘Higher’, Raury moves between rapid-fire rapping and hook singing on the chorus, as SBTRKT keeps the instrumentation… Read more »

Posted on September 9th, 2014

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Skip to day: Tues | Wed | Thurs | Fri | Sat | Sun | Mon Ticket giveaways: Wednesday: Dancing Suns + I Am The Cosmos @ Meeting House Square (€16, Fringe Festival) Friday: Jack: Felix Da Housecat @ The Button Factory (€12, 10pm) Saturday: Subject presents Shed (live) @ Twisted Pepper (€15, WIN TICKETS) Saturday: Hidden Agenda: Clu (A/V show), T Williams @… Read more »

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It’s been a while since we heard from Vinny Adebisi and Rupert Bats’ side-project Speed of Snakes. Last June to be exact when ‘Arroway’ appeared. Well, with the appearance of the electro-gleaming  ‘Backbone of Night’ and its accompanying Stevie Russell-directed music video, McCreith and Morris are signalling the Speed Of Snakes album will be with… Read more »

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