Judging by the version of The Jimmy Cake’s new album that Aoife played to me, it’s shaping up to be one of the best Irish albums of 2008. If you head over to The Indie Hour blog, you can hear three new songs “Jetta’s Palace”, “Red Tony” and “My Brass Buttons” from the wonderful, yet… Read more »

Posted on November 5th, 2007

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So it’s Fright Night tonight and there’s no better soundtrack to repelling little monsters at your doorstep, hazardous raging bonfires or illegal fireworks than a bit of trouble and bass. This dubstep mix is courtesy of Dublin DJ Colz. It features menacing tunes from Skream, MRK1, Kode9, The Bug, Various Productions, Cluekid, El-B, Vista and… Read more »

Posted on October 31st, 2007

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A couple of new free Acroplane releases for your perusal now. Acroplane is a net label based in Belfast releasing electronic albums from original alternative talent. This month they have releases from two electronic musicians who just happened to be female. First up is Bluebottle Farm’s Music to Fall Off yer Bike to, a Venetian… Read more »

Posted on October 31st, 2007

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Roísín Murphy’s second solo album Overpowered was released in Ireland last week and it is one of the best Pop albums I’ve heard recently. Granted, I don’t really listen to chart, or pop music but this is the best kind of grown-up pop music. As with albums like Madonna’s Ray of Light, it is tightly… Read more »

Posted on October 18th, 2007

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While we wait for the rest of the world to catch up with what’s happening in Jape-land, it’s inevitable that his most distinctive song “Floating” will be re-released in the UK on V2 records on November 19th appearing on the EP Jape is Grape which If I am correct includes “Floating”, “Christopher and Anthony” and… Read more »

Posted on October 17th, 2007

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Great tracklisting on Shock’s new podcast compiled by An Taobh Tuathail/SiSi host Cian O’Ciobhain. Includes Panda Bear, a hawk and a Hacksaw, Burial, My Bloody Valentine, Joy Division, Trans Am, Final Fantasy and Kate Bush. Shock Podcast #6.

Posted on October 11th, 2007

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It may interest factions of the Irish blogosphere that a certain biscuit-loving blogger has, since dropping his keyboard turned to making a racket in the form of some noisy noisy breakcore. Yes, El Commandant P of In Fact Ah better known for blogging about biscuits is now working under the alter-ego of Jean Michel Jarred…. Read more »

Posted on October 11th, 2007

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John of Messiah J and the Expert was on Breakfast Express with Joe and Keith on Spin 1038 yesterday morning. Despite the questionable music output on the show, Joe and Keith are great breakfast presenters and genuinely funny guys. Below is the interview and a spin of new single “Superfamous Supertune”. These guys are definitely… Read more »

Posted on October 5th, 2007

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nialler9 contributor and SEBP member Mike giving it air-tennis socks at HWCH on Friday night. Photo courtesy of kDamo. Wonderful weekend in the Pod for HWCH which I will now summarise in bullet form. Despite my reservations about the Pod complex being the venue this year rather than scattered in venues across town, it was… Read more »

Posted on October 1st, 2007

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While talking to Bobby outside Jeffrey Lewis last week, the question of good Irish albums released this year came up. We cited Dry County, Super Extra Bonus Party, Delorentos, So Cow and Thinguma*jigsaw as examples of well-received Irish albums (as well as the forthcoming all-ready-well-received Cathy Davey album) yet as the Irish album poll I… Read more »

Posted on September 24th, 2007

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Rory from Ten Past Seven on stage at Mantua – July 2007 Everytime we do our monthly podcast, I’m convinced each one is better than the previous but I think this may be the month where this rings true! Twelve mighty tunes – some old and rare, some new and apparently rare. Included are two… Read more »

Posted on September 24th, 2007

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Tomorrow night (Sat 15th) in Dorans, Kill City Defectors are having their album launch for their new album “Mutiny Sounds”, Huzzah! I’ve been listening to it all morning and it’s excellent funky rock ‘n’ roll music. Live, they really know how to get the dancefloor moving so pop along to the gig tomorrow night. Support… Read more »

Posted on September 14th, 2007

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Guest blog by Barry on Captain Moonlight’s new album: Kilkenny MC, Captain Moonlight is back with his second album, the 16 track Agroculture pt.2 – Return of the Barnstormers. Once again he displays no fear in dealing with controversial topics that other musician would not dare even dream of. The variety on Agroculture pt.2 is… Read more »

Posted on September 10th, 2007

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