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Arca’s ‘Thievery’ track is one that gets under your skin. For the video for the song from his Xen album out October 31st here, there is loads of skin on display, as a naked digitised dancer writhes convincingly enough to reality to fool your brain into thinking you’re watching something real and explicit. There are… Read more »

Posted on September 30th, 2014

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When someone has a reputation and a mystique as strong as Richard D James it can be hard to separate the music from his mantle as one of the main innovators in modern electronica. Taking 13 years off releasing as Aphex Twin is one way to do it to some degree though the Analord series… Read more »

Posted on September 26th, 2014

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On Monday, I introduced you to new music from Voids. If you weren’t familiar with the Galway duo before, ‘Begin’ is a good intro. I described it as having “a coldwave atmosphere, icy vocals juxtapose against warm bass notes (bass guitar is the band’s primary instrument) over six unfolding minutes.” Today, the titular EP is… Read more »

Posted on September 26th, 2014

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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. HOUR ONE Adebisi Shank  – ‘Big Unit’ Kendrick Lamar – ‘i’ God Knows +… Read more »

Posted on September 26th, 2014

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Despite a constant tour for Post-Tropical, James Vincent McMorrow has still found time to give us new music and videos. Today, he’s announced that the album will receive a deluxe version release on November 10th which will previously unreleased material including ‘When I Leave’, remixes and live solo recordings. One of those songs, ‘You Know’,… Read more »

Posted on September 25th, 2014

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Right, your band have won a Mercury, you book a big arena tour (they play O3 Arena in Dublin on Saturday), you have a sanctioned Miley Cyrus sample in the bag. What do you do next? Use the first album as a formula? Collaborate with Iggy Azalea? Get 2Chainz on a guest verse? No, you strip… Read more »

Posted on September 25th, 2014

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Lagos-born but Dublin-reared, rapper Simi Crowns‘ debut song ‘Pressure’ walks an admirable line between pop-orientated hooks and aspirational rap. It’s a track that could equally be at home on daytime radio and late-night parties. Radio has indeed been playing the track with the likes of Dan Hegarty, BBC Across The Line, Today FM’s The Mix… Read more »

Posted on September 25th, 2014

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Three years after their debut was released on the now defunct Richter Collective (with Adebisi gone this week too, it’s really biting hard), Hands Up Who Wants To Die have returned with a second album (on labels Art For The Blind/Learning Curve/Gabu and three others internationally) of weighty rock music that will be doing the… Read more »

Posted on September 25th, 2014

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