A celebratory electronic disco duet love song from two bands related through marriage.
Both of these bands have been on my radar for a few years at festivals like SXSW and CMJ as well as other blogs. The two American Brooklyn-based groups, brother duo of French Horn Rebellion & fantasy pop pair Savoir Adore have teamed up for a whopper electro pop single. Brooklyn isn’t the only common… Read more »
Posted on December 4th, 2013
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
The Dublin minimal electronic duo return for two tracks of effective synth squelch.
Peter Ward and Ronan Downing , who call themselves the electronic duo Terriers have been holed up in the studio working on new material, which they have seen fit to release two tracks this week for us to hear, their first track since ‘Sometimes When You Gone Too Far, You Just Can’t Come Back’ back… Read more »
Posted on November 4th, 2013
A new “Miami Vice love song” as a free download and a video shot in Canada.
Ross Fortune aka Benny Smiles is back with a considerable wallop of ’80s synth and guitar solo nostalgia pop on ‘Somehow Yours Do’, featuring Sorca Lou of Ships on backing vocals and Sorcha played in Benny’s live band since. They met at the Nialler9 Minimum Maximum gigs in Monster Truck Gallery last year, Irish Music… Read more »
Posted on September 27th, 2013
A brooding, menacing dolorous instrumental and free download.
3epkano are the go to Irish band if you are looking for a group to soundtrack a silent or avant-garde film these days. That’s because the band’s instrumental music is perfectly suited to the space between the noise as well as providing the noise to the picture. Their music is inherently cinematic. The seven-piece have… Read more »
Posted on September 24th, 2013
A picked-apart spacious synth and stoned beats version of the track.
Come On Live Long are on embarking on a short Irish tour throughout September (dates below) and the band are releasing the opening track ‘Wasteland’ from their excellent debut album Everything Fall as a radio single. To celebrate Cork producer Bantum has remixed their previous single ‘Little Ones’ and is offering it up as a… Read more »
Posted on September 4th, 2013
A freaking amazing slice of electro-synth goodness.
Diamond Dagger typically hasn’t made a lot of tunes with vocals but this new track featuring the silky singing voice of the far-too-quiet Meljoann is proof that Damo should do more of this kind of thing. ‘What’s Your Friend’s Name’ is a freaking amazing slice of electro-synth goodness. Download it at Bandcamp.
Posted on August 23rd, 2013
22 tracks from Electric Picnic artists in just over an hour.
As has become tradition over the years, I usually put together a mixtape of artists heading towards Stradbally for Electric Picnic. This year is a little different. I’ve been DJing a lot lately so I thought the Electric Picnic mixtape would be a good opportunity to do a DJ mix for the occasion. 22 tracks… Read more »
Posted on August 22nd, 2013
The Dublin band plead for Summer to stick about. Too late.
little xs for eyes chose a good weather day to release a song to convince the summer to stick around for a bit longer. They’ve shown they are seasonal creatures. Their debut album was called S.A.D. and the first track was ‘Summer Never Comes’ so it’s no surprise that they’re back at it again, as… Read more »
Posted on August 7th, 2013