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James Vincent McMorrow’s ambitious Post-Tropical album has been out for over five months now and it’s still rewarding with every listen. For the new video for my personal highlight from the record – ‘Gold’, by Emma J Doyle & Cory Philpott, a good dude roller skates his way around in the soft sun.

Posted on June 12th, 2014

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unknwn

UNKNWN gave us the floating electronic track ‘BBY’ as a preview of their upcoming Devil/BBY release on Champion Sound Recordings. Now, the flipside, ‘Devil’ has arrived and Chris Hanna and Gemma Dunleavy’s new track is a shuffling atmospheric garage-house groover with some rising piano and dub-style synth stabs underpinning Dunleavy’s impressive lead vocal. The track… Read more »

Posted on June 11th, 2014

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hozier

For his first video since the monster hit for ‘Take Me To Church’ by Feel Good Lost, Hozier plays it more direct with a performance clip with some moody dark blue lighting. The words projected onto the screen in the video remind you that Hozier’s lyrics have darkness themselves, not immediately obvious from his pleasing… Read more »

Posted on June 11th, 2014

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Chet Faker returns to Dublin after his Button Factory show earlier in the year to play a gig at The Academy, Dublin on 18th November. Tickets are €16.50 excluding fees on sale Friday at 9am. Here’s his new track and video, ’1988′, taken from his debut album Built On Glass. Good tune. Chet Faker –… Read more »

Posted on June 11th, 2014

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After their set at Forbidden Fruit two weeks ago, Little Dragon have been confirmed for a gig in Vicar Street on Tuesday November 25th. Tickets are on sale Friday 13th June @ 9am priced at €22.50/€25 excluding fees. Get to know their new album Nabuma Rubberband.

Posted on June 11th, 2014

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adebisi

All other bands can go home for the day because there’s a new Adebisi Shank song in town… ‘Big Unit’, the first track from the band’s This Is The Third Album Of A Band Called Adebisi Shank, is a celebratory anthem. The sound of triumph as the band’s press release put it, or to get… Read more »

Posted on June 11th, 2014

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Florence Olivier is a new project from three musicians based in Dublin: Rob Maguire, Blathnaid Healy and Mike Fenton, three members of Clockwork Noise. The band was started with the expressed interest of writing fun summery songs. ‘Future Tense’ is the first result, a catchy indie-electro pop jam. Nice. [ Official site | Facebook |… Read more »

Posted on June 10th, 2014

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Skip to day: Tues | Wed | Thurs | Fri | Sat | Sun | Mon Ticket giveaways this week: Wednesday: Dublin Guitar Quartet plays Philip Glass @ The Odessa Club  (€11) Friday: Strangeways Presents Kahn @ Twisted Pepper (€12) Saturday/Sunday: YouBloom Music conference @ Royal College of Surgeons (€20) Saturday: Hidden Agenda & All City: SOPHIE & Eclair Fifi @ Button Factory (€8, 11pm)… Read more »

Posted on June 10th, 2014

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The Dublin Guitar Quartet have been transcribing Philip Glass compositions for a number of years, and recording their Philip Glass’ string quartets for probably longer than they expected. The process of recording, the quartet’s Brian Bolger says, was hampered by “serious Fitzcarraldo vibes”. Launch gigs were cancelled, preamps were lost en route between countries, babies… Read more »

Posted on June 9th, 2014

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