I just read Hot Press’ Irish exclusive review of Coldplay’s Prospekt’s March EP (Irish exclusive: Haven’t they heard of the internet?). In the review, Francis Jones says the EP has:

…everything from blustering rock riffs and crackling synths to Indian tablas and even a cameo performance from a hip-hop icon..

I had a sense of deja-vu and realised I had read something very similar recently. No matter, maybe it was a coincidence? While perusing my RSS feed earlier in the week, I came across a review from The Sun newspaper by Gordon Smart. Smart says Prospekt’s March EP has:

Thumping hip-hop jams, thundering metal workouts, Indian tablas and colliery brass bands all jostle for space..

There are a lot of similarities in that sentence and it could be down to the mind-numbingly boring music of Coldplay that elicits such parallel reviews, so I compared further..

Posted on November 13th, 2008




There’s a facebook campaign just set up to help Jape’s superb next single ‘Phil Lynott’ get to Nollaig #1. I’d love to see it happen myself. What do you think?

Listen to the tune..

“Even though he was tough, you could tell he was kind / and when he took the stage he owned it / and there right in sky was his half opened eye / he’s still winking at girls in the front row.”

Posted on November 6th, 2008



Whatever happened to Tom Vek?

Vek reminds me of that time in 2005 when music bloggers were starting to exist (including me), everyone posted the latest Phones remix because it was so good and the M.I.A/Diplo mixtape. Let’s take a trip back shall we?

Fact: Vek helped christen the best UK music blog going.

Tom Vek -Nothing But Green Lights

Tom Vek – I Ain’t Saying My GoodByes (Phones 12″ version)

The Futureheads – Hounds of Love (Phones remix)

Posted on October 7th, 2008


This video is probably safe for work for about 45 seconds. After that not so much. Especially if you are adverse to flashing lights (and not the Kanye kind). Yes, you definitely shouldn’t watch this in a work environment.

Directed by Eric Wareheim (Tim & Eric) in association with Warp Records and Warp Films. Animation by Devin Flynn. More info at dancefloordale.com
Flying Lotus Myspace.

Posted on September 26th, 2008