quietsong

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 »

Posted on September 10th, 2014

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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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GIG

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 »

Posted on September 9th, 2014

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sos

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 »

Posted on September 9th, 2014

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soak

Young Bridie Monds-Watson is now 18 but she’s been on our radar over three years already. However, this year she signed to Rough Trade so expect a lot of people to start to take more notice, especially once they give her the industry support she started with Chvrches on the single ‘Blud’. ‘B A noBody’… Read more »

Posted on September 9th, 2014

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damienrice

Here’s something a lot of people have been waiting for. My Favourite Faded Fantasy is Damien Rice’s first album in 8 years and it will be released October 31st. It was produced by none other than Rick Rubin alongside Rice. Rice has trailed the album with the title track, which goes from picked folk to… Read more »

Posted on September 9th, 2014

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QT

I don’t know what the fuck this song is intended to be. Is it a cheap throwaway thrill? Is it the future of pop? Is it a horribly embarrassing cheesy dance track? Is it a thoughtful piece of sound art? Is it a fucking travesty? That’s been pretty much the first reaction from every song… Read more »

Posted on September 8th, 2014

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The Dublin six-piece band little xs for eyes, are one of the few bands around this island who indulge in harmonic indie-pop so thoroughly and it helps that they have an equal mix of girls and boys for maximum effect. Last year, their ‘Summer Stay’ single implored the sun to stick around a bit longer…. Read more »

Posted on September 8th, 2014

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txfm

The Nialler9 TXFM show airs every Thursday night at 10pm for two hours. You can listen live on 105.2FM, online, the TXFM app or if you missed it, on the listen back function on the site, as per below. The show starts six minutes in, right after the news in each hour. Some first plays for little xs for eyes, Laura Doggett, Slow Skies, Caoimhín… Read more »

Posted on September 8th, 2014

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