Liza Flume’s ‘Sheets’ is a sparse song that the now London-based Aussie released in late 2015.
That minimal song is used as a foundation for Mai’s remix, and via a video by Bob Gallagher which tracks the disintegrating relationship of two people between the sheets.
Elaine says ‘From the first time I heard Liza sing, I knew I wanted to work with her one day. I adored ‘Sheets’ when I heard it, and wanted to add another dimension to the vocal and emphasise the pain and loss in the track. I spoke to Bob about the possibility of doing a video and I was delighted when he came on board. He added another chapter to the story and all three of us are really happy with the end product, it’s something we’re very proud of’.
Elaine plays this years Body and Soul Festival at Ballinlough Castle, Clonmellon, Co. Westmeath on the Summer Solstice Weekend, June 23rd-25th 2017
Having recently revealed some of the smaller goings on at the festival on the grounds of Ballinlough Castle including Wonderlust, Myles O’Reilly’s Arbutus Yarns Theatre, Body Holidays 1970’s style holiday camp, Pagoda Stage, Port Royal Jamaican village and more, today Body & Soul revealed Tree Haus, a new stage curated by Homebeat for the festival on the summer solstice weekend of June 19th to 21st.
Focusing on the best of contemporary Irish music and culture, you can expect performances from My Tribe Your Tribe, Buffalo Woman, Carriages, Planet Parade, Liza Flume, Ghosts, Slowplacelikehome, Hilary Woods, Skelocrats, Little Xs For Eyes, Elephant, Hare Squead, Bantum, Nubus, Justin Grounds & Pearse McGloughlin (Idiot Songs), Sea Legs (Ciaran Lavery x Ryan Vail), Hare Squead, Nova Collective, Feather and Ben Bix, Participant, I Have A Tribe, Nubus, Margie Lewis, SignA, Idiot Songs, Skelocrats, Tomorrows, Taste DJs, Somadrone, Lyttet, Leo Drezden and Lasertom.
Also featuring on that stage, kicking off the Saturday and Sunday will be Vinyl Love, where DJs and musicians alike will be playing selections from their 7″ collection.
The Nialler9 TXFM show airs every Thursday night at 10pm for two hours. You can listen live on 105.2FM, online, the TXFM app or if you missed it, on the listen back function on the site, as per below. The show starts six minutes in, right after the news in each hour. Click the buttons to launch the TXFM site autoplaying links.
Dublin-based Aussie Liza Flume is due to follow up her debut EP of looped folk music with something a little different. A progression of her sound has been informed by the last year or so of playing live with her loop pedal and guitar. Now taking in electronic instrumentation and working with producer Brian Dillon, ‘Sleepless Nights’ is an atmospheric new track about the need for someone to hold.
In her own words:
“I wrote ‘Sleepless Nights’ whilst living alone in my late grandfather’s 3-bedroom home in the north of Dublin. The first single since the debut EP, the song explores a deep sense of loneliness and isolation and the realisation of the importance of human connection and companionship.
A new site with an emphasis on photography portraits of upcoming musicians, Unmade in Ireland is the work of photographer Gregory Nolan, writer Katie Dwyer and music blogger Amelia Conophy.
Unmade in Ireland, in their own words: “tells the story of the bands who haven’t made it yet,” focusing on artists who have been largely self-released. Included so far are the likes of Carriages, Liza Flume, Bantum, Sive, Rocstrong, Biggles Flys Again and more. More of this please. Here’s a preview but hit the site to see all the photos and interviews:
Hard Working Class Heroes today unveiled 100+ artists who will play the festival’s 12th year in Dublin from Thursday October 2nd – Sunday October 4th. This year the festival is sponsored by HMV Ireland and as is now established will feature a conference taking in mentoring, panels, advice and involvement from the tech space.
500 bands applied for the festival this year and they were judged by music people at home and abroad (including me).
Here is the list of bands that will play this year. Deeper delving into the lineup will commence here in September.
A Lazarus Soul Acrobat Affleck Arborist Atriums Benihana Benny smiles Brian Casey Buffalo Sunn Buffalo Woman Carriages Carried By Waves Cfit Ciaran Lavery Cloud Castle Lake Clu Codai Color Sound Columbia Mills Conor Walsh Contour Deaf Joe Dear Desert Death In The Sickroom Dogs Dott DVO Marvell Eamon bode Elaine Mai Elastic Sleep Elephant Eoin Dolan Fallen Rule Floor Staff Florence Olivier Frankenstein Bolts Galants Ghost Estates God Knows + mynameisjOhn Grim Hags Hare Squead Hauer Hawk His New Atlas Hugh Hick I have a tribe I’m Your Vinyl Imploded View Jet Setter Kobina Kormac little xs for eyes Liza Flume Low Sea Maija Sofia Maud in Cahoots Me & My Dog Me Auld Flower Meltybrains? Mere Moths MKAI moossmann Myles Manley Neon Atlas Old Hannah Otherkin Paddy Hanna Participant Planet Parade Princess Red Queen Contest Replete Satori Je Silences Sisters Skelocrats Sleep Mc Evox Somerville Spies Subplots Tell No Foxx The Academic The Bedroom The Black Sea Fleet The Boxing Plot The Clameens The Debutantes The Hard Ground The Late David Turpin The Loafing Heroes The Magpies The Pale The Run Ons The Shaker Hymn The Statics The Vincent(s) Tino Ras Val Normal Vann Music Voids Walpurgis Family Wild Promises Yes Cadets
The Button Factory, The Workmans Club, The Mercantile, The Twisted Pepper, Bad Bobs, The Grand Social, Meeting House Square.
KnockanStockan Festival has announced more names for its eighth lineup of bands for Blessington Lakes in Co. Wicklow on the 25th and 26th of July with personal favourites like Come On Live Long, Liza Flume, Enemies, Booka Brass Band and Meltybrains? on the bill. More names at the end of the month are to come say the organisers.
Goldenplec will host The Faerie Field, showcasing acts from Goldenplec ‘Plec Picks for 2014’ alongside newer acts while Radiomade.ie will be broadcasting live from the site. The festival is also BYOB.
The festival is launched tonight in Sweeney’s Bar with Cocaine Ponytail, WOB!, Wood Burning Savages, Corroboree &Cult Called Man playing upstairs.
It’s a one-day BYOB camping festival taking place on June 14th in Garrylinch, Co. Laois that came about after a late-night conversation at Knockanstockan last year. B.A.R.E stands for Bringing Another Righteous Event. The festival site, on the boundary of Garryhinch Woods on the Laois/Offaly border is owned by the festival organisers.
The lineup, promised to be filled with emerging local, national and international acts, so far includes The Eskies, Phantom, Liza Flume, Corner Boy, New Secret Weapon, Elastic Sleep, Sounds Of System Breakdown, Moscow Metro, The Vincent(s) and more but headliners won’t be announced until the week of the festival. Tickets are €20 early bird rising to €30 each.
State Magazine’s annual new music tips Faces Of… finished up over the weekend with a gig in the Mercantile and the release of a beautifully-designed digital magazine by Simon Roche featuring some stunning photography of acts from Ireland tipped for the year including Hozier, Liza Flume, UNKNWN (pictured), Overhead The Albatross, Simi Crowns, Affleck, video director Aoife McArdle, Carriages and Maria Somerville.
Photography is by Rich Gilligan, Cait Fahey, Olga Kuzmenko, Phil Fisk, Jason McCarthy, Mark McGuinness and Frances Marshall. There’s also a mixtape of the acts below. Respect.
DOI: I used to work for State but I don’t anymore.
Last September, along with the huge help of Monster Truck Gallery, I ran a series of events called Minimum Maximum which was a great success. This year, it’s back, in slightly different form. Minimum Maximum will be a series of once-off gigs in non-traditional spaces presented and curated by me, Nialler9.
The first of which is taking place on September 21st in Upstart’sGranby Park popup on Dominick Street Lower, which opened last night, one day before it closes its month run. In the afternoon from 3pm til 7pm we’ll have a FREE all-ages gig with lo-fi diysco-rockers Tieranniesaur, Irish hip-hop’s leading light Lethal Dialect, recent Nialler9 album of the week recipients Pearse McLoughlin & Justin Grounds as Idiot Songs, The Cast Of Cheers’ Conor Adams side project with Dave Green Charmers and Australian Dublin-based acoustic looper Liza Flume. See Facebook event and MinimumMaximum.net and its slow-changing colour background for more.
The first gig takes place there tomorrow with Homebeat/Fading Lights with little xs for eyes, Ana Gog, Ocho, Biggles Flies Again and Sfumato.