For a different take on Electric Picnic, I went down to Stradbally with photographer Mark Duggan who shot a series of artist portraits on-site with the xx, Villagers, Heathers, The Jezebels, Young Wonder, The Cast Of Cheers, Milagres, The Staves, Croupier, Le Galaxie, Nightwave and Nanu Nanu.
My highlights and a few lows from the ninth year of the festival… Another one down. Electric Picnic’s ninth year passed over the weekend and with that grand number came a feeling of a festival moving on, in terms of audience, lineup, and setup. While the Stradbally festival is not an institution it is beginning… Read more »
Ah here. Le Galaxie’s Point Break obsession meets its logical conclusion in Mark Duggan’s super fun music video for ‘Love System’ with Elaine Mai. Listen to their Fade 2 Forever EP, from which the song is taken. Fuck, yeah.
Oh, how far they’ve come and what a joy it is to watch their progress. The first time I became aware of Le Galaxie they were a band called 66e and they were playing the Boom Boom Room on Dublin’s Parnell Street which was closed down shortly afterwards due to underage boozing or the like…. Read more »
If you’ve seen Le Galaxie live recently, you’ll recognise this new one from their new EP Fade 2 Forever. ‘Nightcaller’ is a euphoric club track featuring Laura Smyth on vocals and this vid was recorded live at Creamy Sonic Studios. The EP is launched on Saturday July 14th in Button Factory, Dubland with support from… Read more »
If there’s anything this weekend reminded me, it’s when it comes to festivals, you don’t have to travel to get the experience. With Bloom in the Park taking up a large space in the Phoenix Park to Forbidden Fruit in the Royal Hospital Gardens in Kilmainham, the green west part of the city was home… Read more »
Watch Michael Pope giving it socks in this Le Galaxie instructional dance video by Mark Duggan for ‘Powers Of Miami’. The band are giving their debut album Laser Disc Nights II away for free today on Bandcamp.
Following the announcement of the London Camden Crawl, the good news after last week’s venue closures is that there’s a new music festival in town. The Meteor Camden Crawl Dublin is happening on May 11th and 12th in 15 different venues between Camden Street and Temple Bar. 100 international and Irish bands will play at… Read more »