My brain can only handle small bits of information this afternoon so it’s roundup time:
Jim Carroll has asked me to participate in Banter alongside Unarocks in a talk with a focus on new media. It’s not until bloody October 17th but there are two more ahead of that: DIY with Dylan Haskins and Niall McGuirk of Hope Collective on August 15th and the charmingly titled FINAL SCRATCH ME ARSE with Paul Webb and Tonie Walsh reflecting on Irish clubland on September 25th. Admission to Banter discussions is free, but capacity is limited. To guarantee your place, please email your name to [email protected] with Banter #2 or Banter #3 or Banter #4 in the subject line.
Interesting articles alert:
How Clint Mansell went from being a singer in the grungey band Pop Will Eat Itself to writing film scores for the stars.
Friendly Fires’ album of retro dance-pop is the sleeper on the Mercury judges’ shortlist. Fiona Sturges explains why.
Freaky Trigger looks at some of the best young music critics around.
Diplo remixes The Dead Weather’s Treat Me Like Your Mother
Sail A Whale – See You Inside
The Big Pink – Dominoes
Crystal Fighters – Xtatic Truth (Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs Remix)
Serengeti & Polyphonic – My Patriotism (WHY? Remix)
Memory Tapes – Bicycle (Horrors Cosmic Dub)
Amadou and Mariam f. Theophilus London – Sabali Remix
Download a Weird Tapes remix EP
St. Vincent – ‘Actor Out Of Work’ – Lake Fever Session
Zomby – ‘Godzilla’
Awesome video, shit song.
“Israel Chatama from Malawi died this year is a car accident – he was only 16 -This is his hit single”
Holy Ghost! – ‘I Will Come Back’ – The first ever music video remake?
The video is an homage to NYC nightlife and a remake of New Order’s ‘Confusion’ video. It even features producer Arthur Baker reprising his appearance and Nancy Whang in the main role.
Lemonade- Big Weekend
Niall Byrne is the founder of the most-influential Irish music site Nialler9, where he has been writing about music since 2005 . He is the cohost of the Nialler9 Podcast and has written for the Irish Times, Irish Independent, Cara Magazine, Sunday Times, Totally Dublin, Red Bull and more. Niall is a DJ, founder of Lumo Club, event curator and producer of gigs, parties & events.