Dublin based electronic trio Catscars made up of Robyn Bromfield, Brian Conniffe and Patrick Kelleher have shared the video for new track ‘Faster’ from their four-track EP also called ‘Faster’ which came out last month, the first in a series of EP releases from them.
The track is an experimental goth-pop track fused with electrifying synths, drum beats and ghostly alluring vocals. The accompanied old-school graphics style video reflects the high-tempo sound on the track and further adds to its engaging qualities.
Mastered by John Flynn at Balance Media in London.
Our LGBT brothers and sisters are the focus of lots of attention at the moment, between retrograde homophobic attacks and the constitutional amendment to extend rights to same-sex couples. With important steps towards progress, there are still steps backwards. Being a young person is hard enough, being one who is seen as different from the majority is even harder. Which is why places like Outhouse are really important. The Capel Street centre in Dublin city offers support to the LGBT community. Last year 25,000 people visited the centre for advice. (more…)
A launch gig takes place in The Clarendon basement this Saturday with support from Ilex, Nightcycles (Patrick Kelleher & Gerard Duffy), Richie Egan, Skinny Wolves DJs and White Plague DJs (€10, 10pm). A free copy of Construction will be given out to the first 50 people with digital copies after that. Facebook event here.
What follows is four pages of my personal picks for artists I’m looking forward to hearing much more of in 2010. Featured artists include RUBIK, Baby Monster, I Am the Cosmos, Two Door Cinema Club, May 68, Sam Amidon, O Emperor, Manus Goan, Jay Electronica, MNDR, Surfer Blood, Lonelady, a host of Box Social-related artists and more. Enjoy.
Practically unheard of before CMJ in October last year, Derek Miller and Alexis Krauss’ punky take on lo-fi dance-rock made an impression with many at that festival. The fact that they are currently working with Diplo gives me hope that they can turn these rough demos into something that’ll translate equally room-shaking yet less abrasive on the ears (i.e – something you can actually play in a club).