Dublin experimental veterans The Jimmy Cake today unveil their new album, Tough Love, in full, ahead of its release and launch gigs this weekend. Tough Love is the band’s sixth studio long-player. Written in 2015 as a single longform piece for a once-off performance in Dublin’s now-defunct Joinery venue, Tough Love is, in the words… Read more »

Posted on July 3rd, 2017

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My second hand knowledge of post-punk from the early ’80s comes almost entirely from Simon Reynolds’ excellent book Rip It Up & Start Again. It covers the period of 1978 to 1984 where as a reaction to punk, bands delved into a more idiosyncratic form of music-making, a discordant complex style characterised by razor-sharp muscular… Read more »

Posted on July 31st, 2012

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Curated by former Maximum Joy and current B-music DJ Darren McCreeesh, Strange Passion is a new compilation of “14 rare and seldom-traveled Irish post-punk, DIY and electro oddities from the early 1980s”. Compiled by McCreesh from private pressed vinyl and homemade cassettes for Finders Keepers‘ new sublabel Cache Cache Records, the compilation explores the first… Read more »

Posted on May 9th, 2012

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