Two weeks ago Shipsshared a video of themselves working on their debut album. The band will be relatively quiet this year as a result but Camden Crawl Dublin is happening this weekend and the band are playing two shows at it. One at Phantom FM Claire Beck’s Button Factory show at 8pm on Saturday and another at the Nialler9 night in Sweeneys on Sunday at 10:30pm. Ships will also be DJing at Hidden Agenda on Saturday night.
Ships’ Sorcha McGrath put together a mix for This Greedy Pig to mark the occasion entitled the ‘Happy House’ mixtape. Rather than a truckload of dodgy house music, the 35 minute mix inspired by the Shuggie Otis song of the same name. It has classic artists Otis and Etta James rubbing shoulders with Luke Abbott, Joakim and Sorcha’s entire reason for starting the mix in the first place, John Forde’s amazing ‘Stardance’. Listen here and download at This Greedy Pig. More info on Camden Crawl over here.
1 – Luke Abbott – Brazil (2011) 2 – Shuggie Ottis – Happy House (1974) 3 – Etta James – Leave Your Hat On (1974) 4 – Rayko/Em Vee – Broadway (2011) 5 – Joakim – Nothing Gold (Tod Terje Remix) (2012) 6 – Komiko – Feel Alright (1982) 7 – Salsoul Orchestra – Ooh I love It (Love break) (1983) 8 – John Forde – Stardance (1977)
Other Voices came to London last month for three nights in St. Wilton’s Music Hall in Aldgate. Tonight at 11:20pm on RTE Two, highlights from the show shot that weekend featuring performances from Laura Mvula, Villagers, Dexys, John Grant, Matthew E. White and Laura Marling will be aired. Here are five of my highlights from that weekend. Some video from the weekend is also below.
It seems Róisín Murphy has better things to do than make awesome music these days (probably being awesome generally) but she’s teamed up with Boris Dlugosch on his new track ‘Look Around You’ (up on Beatport). The pair had previously collaborated on the track ‘Never Enough’. ‘Look Around You’ is much more palatable. Oh, also best to ignore the video (because it’s shite) and just listen to the track:
You might have heard that snippet of ‘Banana Clipper’ a couple of weeks back from El-P and Killer Mike’s new project. The best new buds in the rap game are teaming up on Run The Jewels for a U.S. tour this summer and they are releasing a free album via Fool’s Gold before then. ‘Get It’ is the first full track from the Run The Jewels album.
If you’ve been following the online treasure hunt of six-digit codes, mysterious radio and TV broadcasts and cryptic GIF ASCII characters or especially if you haven’t (FACT have been covering it extensively), the good news is that Boards Of Canada do indeed have a new album entitled Tomorrow’s Harvest and it will be released on Warp Records on June 7th (Ireland), 10th (Europe) /11th (US).
It’s up for pre-order on Bleep right now (though the site is very busy). Here’s a video trailer and a tracklist:
On Sunday night in the Village following Three Trapped Tigers, Orlando Peter FitzGerald aka Orquesta will be DJing before Darkstar take to the stage. Orlando’s put together a Soundcloud set of music suggestive of the kind of thing you can expect from him. His tropical-leaning bass-heavy electronic style is full effect here with tracks from Romare, Murlo’s remix of Mohammed Alidu, Mano Le Tough, Imo Brothers International Band, Kingdom, Ciara and a Justin Timberlake bootleg from King Kong.