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As broadcast last night, as it is every Thursday from 10pm to midnight TXFM.

This week’s album of the week is All We Are’s self-titled album and there are debut plays from Courtney Barnett, Chromatics, Villagers,  Young Fathers, Aesop Rock and others. The first hour delved into dark electronics while the second was a bit indie, a bit rap and a bit gorgeous.

You can listen live on Thursdays to the show on 105.2FM, online, the iOs app, Android app or if you missed it, along with all the other shows, via the listen back section

Part One

Part Two 

Tracklisting

  1. JUCE! –  ‘The Other One’
  2. D’Angelo – ‘Back To The Future Part II’
  3. The Preatures – ‘Is This How You Feel?’ (Classixx Remix)
  4. Todd Terje –  ‘Preben Goes to Acapulco’ (Prins Thomas Remix)
  5. Wax Stag –  ‘Sparkling River’
  6. Kraftwerk  – ‘Elektro Kardiogramm’
  7. Glass Candy – ‘Computer Love’
  8. Chromatics –  ‘Yes’ (Love Theme From Lost River)
  9. John Carpenter –  ‘Night’
  10. Kelela – ‘The High’
  11. Shlohmo  – ‘Buried’
  12. Courtney Barnett  – ‘Pedestrian at Best’
  13. Will Butler –  ‘Anna’
  14. No Monster Club –  ‘I’ve Retired’
  15. All We Are – ‘I Wear You’
  16. Young Fathers –  ‘Rain Or Shine’
  17. MuRli  – ‘Both Sides’ (feat. God Knows) [Prod. by mynameisjOhn]
  18. Aesop Rock –  ‘Bug Zapper’
  19. Wet  – ‘Dreams’
  20. Made In Heights –  ‘Panther’
  21. Oh Wonder – ‘Lose It’
  22. Villagers – ‘Courage’
  23. Jack Garratt – ‘The Love You’re Given’
  24. Tobias Jesso Jr. – ‘How Could You Babe?’

Posted on February 6th, 2015

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My favourite songs of the month. Get the majority of them as a continuous playlist on Spotify | Soundcloud

The songs

  1. MuRli  – ‘Both Sides’ (feat. God Knows)
  2. Vallis Alps – ‘Young’
  3. Jonnie Common – ‘Crumbs’
  4. Oh Wonder – ‘The Rain’
  5. Jape – ‘Séance Of Light’
  6. Buffalo Woman – ‘U Make Me High’
  7. Bitch Falcon – ‘Wolfstooth’
  8. Jessica Pratt – ‘Jacquelyn in the Background’
  9. Skelocrats – ‘Lyin’ Eyes’
  10. Bjork – ‘Stonemilker’
  11. Tobias Jesse Jr – ‘Hollywood’
  12. Joey Bada$$ – ‘Teach Me’ feat. Kiesza
  13. Doomtree – ‘Gray Duck’
  14. Kanye West / Paul McCartney – ‘Only One’
  15. Badbadnotgood & Ghostface Killah – ‘Ray Gun’
  16. Aphex Twin – ‘Sams Car’
  17. Fort Romeau – Insides’
  18. Seven Davis Jr. – ‘Wild Hearts’
  19. Shlohmo – ‘Buried’
  20. Future Brown – ‘Room 302′ feat. Tink
  21. How to Dress Well x TALA – ‘The One’ (HTDW version)
  22. Purity Ring – ‘Begin Again’
  23. Kaytranada feat. Vic Mensa – ‘Drive Me Crazy’
  24. Marika Hackman – ‘Animal Fear’
  25. No Monster Club – ‘I’ve Retired’
  26. Courtney Barnett -‘Pedestrian At Best’
  27. Come On Live Long – Trough’
  28. Honningbarna – ‘Prinser Av Sarajevo’
  29. The Staves – ‘Steady’
  30. Laura Groves – ‘Dream Story’

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See the last page for a Soundcloud playlist of all the tracks.


1. Tobias Jesso Jr. – ‘Hollywood’

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LA singer-songwriter recalls a 70s piano troubadour.

Tobias Jesso Jr is a new artist signed to True Panther, who has a debut album called Goon out in March which had production from Chet “JR” White (formerly of Girls), Black Keys’ Patrick Carney, and Ariel Rechtshaid (producer du jour). His songs are classic piano ballads and ‘Hollywood’ is a perfect place to start: a slow-burning simple song about the fame lifestyle. Tobias Jesso Jr plays Dublin’s Unitarian Church on May 10th.


Posted on February 2nd, 2015

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As broadcast last night, as it is every Thursday from 10pm to midnight TXFM.

This week’s album of the week is Johnnie Common’s Trapped In Amber and we’ve debut plays from Honningbarna, Girlpool, Songhoy Blues, Tobias Jesso Jr and Father John Misty.

You can listen live on Thursdays to the show on 105.2FM, online, the iOs app, Android app or if you missed it, along with all the other shows, via the listen back section

Part One

Part Two (not available right now)

Tracklisting

  1. St Vincent – Bad Believer
  2. Honningbarna – Prinser av Sarajevo
  3. Girlpool – Jane
  4. Songhoy Blues – Irganda
  5. Caribou Vibration Ensemble – Bowls
  6. Zola Jesus – Go (Blank Sea)
  7. How To Dress Well x TALA – The One (How To Dress Well’s Version)
  8. Purity Ring – Push Pull
  9. Villagers – The Waves (Psychemagik Remix)
  10. Jonnie Common – Shark
  11. Father John Misty – Chateau #4(in C for Two Virgins)
  12. Jape – This Chemical Sea
  13. Super Furry Animals – The Man Don’t Give A Fuck
  14. Twin Shadow – To the Top
  15. The War On Drugs – Suffering
  16. Tobias Jesso Jr – Hollywood
  17. Jessica Pratt – Jacquelyn in the Background
  18. Natalie Prass – Christy
  19. Björk – Stonemilker
  20. Aphex Twin – Sams Car
  21. Fantastic Mr Fox – On My Own Ft. Denai Moore
  22. KAYTRANADA – Drive Me Crazy (feat. Vic Mensa)
  23. Joey Bada$$ – No. 99
  24. Flying Lotus Feat. Angel Deradoorian – Siren Song
  25. Halos – Dust

Posted on January 30th, 2015

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South By Southwest (SXSW), the music industry festival behemoth in Austin, Texas where deals are made and bands are lapped by for gigs and the next stage of their careers, is well into announcing its hundreds of bands to play the festival in March.

In among them, is a healthy dose of Irish acts who were picked to play: 14 in total, ranging from the established to emerging:

The full A-Z list is:
All Tvvins, Buffalo Sunn, Dott, Fight Like Apes, Girl Band, Go Wolf, James Vincent McMorrow, Le Galaxie, The Lost Brothers, Meltybrains?, More Than Conquerors, Orla Gartland, SOAK and Walking On Cars.

Full times and lineup of the Irish showcases in March are at the Music From Ireland website.

Here’s a Spotify playlist of the 14 acts:

Posted on January 28th, 2015

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The nominees for the Meteor Choice Music Prize’s Irish Song of the Year have been revealed today.

The 10 songs are

The Coronas – ‘All The Others’
Delorentos – ‘Show Me Love’
Hozier – ‘From Eden’
Kodaline – ‘One Day’
Kormac – ‘Wake Up’
Little Hours – ‘It’s Still Love’
The Minutes – ‘Cherry Bomb’
Sinead O’Connor – ‘Take Me To Church’
The Riptide Movement – ‘All Works Out’ (pictured)
The Script – ‘Superheroes’

The shortlist is compiled by combining selected songs from the Meteor Choice Music Prize Judging Panel, Today FM, and the Irish Airplay charts as compiled by Radio Monitor.

You can vote for your favourite at meteor.ie/choice but before you make your decision you can hear all the songs in the Spotify playlist below:

Spotify playlist

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See the last page for a Soundcloud playlist of all the tracks.


1. Jape – ‘Breath Of Life’

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A standout from Richie Egan’s fifth just-released album.

Richie Egan’s This Chemical Sea is a collection of serene electronic songcraft, aligning songwriting, sonics and production into one cohesive release. ‘Breath Of Life’, which Egan says is the most personal track on the album.

I wrote it just after my mother fell ill and it makes me feel more connected to her – it’s a musical love poem to her. The piano line at the end is one of my favourite pieces I’ve played. I remember I just sat at the keyboard and let the melody come. Now, whenever I hear it, I think of her.


Posted on January 26th, 2015

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As broadcast last night, as it is every Thursday from 10pm to midnight TXFM.

This week’s album of the week is Jape’s This Chemical Sea and there’s debut plays from Buffalo Woman, Fort Romeau with New Jackson, Johnnie Common and Natalie Prass.

You can listen live on Thursdays to the show on 105.2FM, online, the iOs app, Android app or if you missed it, along with all the other shows, via the listen back section

Part One

Part Two

Tracklisting

  1. Bitch Falcon – ‘Wolfstooth’
  2. Marika Hackman – ‘Animal Fear’
  3. Toro y Moi – ‘Empty Nesters’
  4. Jape – ‘Breath Of Life’
  5. Buffalo Woman – ‘U Make Me High’
  6. All We Are – ‘Feel Safe’
  7. SOAK – ‘Sea Creatures’
  8. Flying Lotus – ‘Coronus, The Terminator’
  9. Björk – ‘History of Touches’
  10. Cannibal Ox – ‘Vein’
  11. MuRli – Both Sides ‘(feat. God Knows)’
  12. Kate Tempest – ‘Lonely Daze’
  13. Ghostface Killah & BADBADNOTGOOD – ‘Ray Gun’ (feat. DOOM)
  14. AlunaGeorge – ‘Supernatural’
  15. No Monster Club – ‘I’ve Retired’
  16. Jonnie Common – ‘Crumbs’
  17. Natalie Prass – ‘Bird of Prey’
  18. Tei Shi – ‘Bassically’
  19. Vallis Alps – ‘Young’
  20. Caribou – ‘Julia Brightly’
  21. EMBRZ- ‘Slow Down’
  22. Jape – ‘Ribbon Ribbon Ribbon’
  23. Fort Romeau – ‘Not A Word’ with New Jackson
  24. Seven Davis Jr – ‘Wild Hearts’

Posted on January 23rd, 2015

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The Meteor Choice Music Prize in association with IMRO and IRMA, will announce the nominees for Irish Song of the Year 2014 next Tuesday 27th. The night will feature acoustic performances from some of the nominated acts as revealed on the night and takes place in the Workman’s Club from 7pm.

I have 5 pairs of tickets to the event to give away.

The ten songs chosen by judges will then go to a public vote on meteor.ie from next week.

Enter the comp via Gleam. My votes for Irish songs of the year would be this lot.

Win tickets to Meteor's Song of the year announcement

The album shortlist features:

Aphex Twin – Syro (Warp)
Delorentos – Night Becomes Light (Universal Ireland)
The Gloaming – The Gloaming (Real World)
Hozier – Hozier (Rubyworks/Universal)
James Vincent McMorrow – Post Tropical (Faction)
Sinead O’ Connor – I’m Not Bossy, I’m The Boss (Nettwerk)
Damien Rice – My Favourite Faded Fantasy (Warner Music)
The Riptide Movement – Getting Through (Universal Ireland)
U2 – Songs of Innocence (Island)
We Cut Corners – Think Nothing (Delphi)

Spotify Playlist