fictionpeks

Spoken word and a song built on a bed on synths from the new Dublin band.

Fiction Peaks are a relatively new Irish band consisting of Cillian Kenny, Brian Giles and Joey Doyle. They’re currently recording their debut album Citizens and have only played a handful of gigs around Dublin from what I can see. They had an EP earlier in the year that Eoghan posted about but it seems to… Read more »

Posted on November 27th, 2013

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biggles

A subtle twinkling reworking of the Remember Saturday opener.

Biggles Flys Again’s Remember Saturday album (stream here) continues to bear some lovely fruit after the recent Colm Russell music video. Waterford producer Brian McCartan The Casanova Wave has added some twinkling sparkling production to the album’s opener on this free download: Biggles Flys Again – ‘Morning’ (The Casanova Wave Remix) Naomi says it’s from… Read more »

Posted on November 26th, 2013

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benihana

Naas electronic duo package their first release.

Benihana, the electronic twosome from Naas are Will Molloy and Billy Archbold. They released some impressive tracks this year that featured the sounds of ’90s electronica in its waves. The pair have collated their best tracks to date – the Mount Kimbie-esque ‘Vanish’ and the cinematic ‘Festivals’ and have packaged it them as an EP… Read more »

Posted on November 26th, 2013

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subaltern

Dublin duo release their first track in over a year.

It was last summer when Alex Lawes & Sean Merrigan first appeared with a brance of impressive analogue electronic tracks as Subaltern. They warned us then they liked “doing everything the long way around” so it’s not that surprising that despite some live supports of late, the pair have taken over a year to release… Read more »

Posted on November 25th, 2013

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bouts2

The video for 'Pliable Me' is sweet but very NSFW.

It’s not every week, or every year you see an Irish music video with nudity or graphic sex scenes. We’re still a prudish country after all, and a small one. Spice Burger’s music video for Bouts’ ‘Pliable Me’ features a series of Irish couples engaging in intimate sexual experiences. It’s very NOT SAFE FOR WORK… Read more »

Posted on November 25th, 2013

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Clockwork Noise – ‘The Tourists’

This is how to make a good music video on the cheap.

I gave a talk last night about Music In The Digital Age for Budweiser’s Future Sounds project and one of the things I talked about was using cheap digital tools to your advantage. When it comes to music videos, they don’t have to cost the world and a bit of ingenuity goes a long way…. Read more »

Posted on November 22nd, 2013

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Lethal-Dialect

Intro track from the forthcoming 1988 album

While Rejjie Snow is getting all the international attention, Lethal Dialect is at the coalface of Irish rap, making music that’s simply better in every way – as a songwriter, rapper, charasmatic performer and authentic figure. LD is a truer representation of what’s going on here on a street level. He’s been working hard on… Read more »

Posted on November 21st, 2013

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tandem-felix

Laid-back nuanced indie-rock from the Dublin band in video session.

Following on from videos of Enemies and Cian Nugent, the latest Trout Records session features a song from one of their own forthcoming releases from Dublin band Tandem Felix. ‘How Strange the Weather’ is the B-side of a single ‘Ryan Hoguet’ (below) coming out in December and it displays the laid-back nuanced band sound that… Read more »

Posted on November 20th, 2013

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Also features a live donkey. Turpin's nature-centric show happens this Saturday.

True to his eccentric form, David Turpin has released a free download of his track ‘Like Bird and Beast’ which features Cathy Davey on vocals and field recordings of a donkey. To explain, from the horse’s mouth aka the press release, as it were: After listening to the recordings, Turpin was astonished to find that… Read more »

Posted on November 19th, 2013

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