Our first Loose Joints Podcast of the year with your hosts Nialler9 and Sally Cinnamon is here. Loose Joints is a podcast where the two of us talk to a guest about the music they love: old and new, and play some of those tunes.

The podcast, true to the name features a loose collection of tunes, tied together by little logic, just like our chats which this month included a long conversation about how great Myspace was, why school should teach you how to do your taxes, the pleasure of browsing a record shop, under-rated Irish bands of recent years, getting back into guitars by going to raves and the reality of being in a band in 2017.

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Download: Loose Joints Podcast #6: Gib Cassidy (120MB, 1 hour 55mins)


Steve Monite – Only You
Carla Dal Forno – What You Gonna Do Now?
Anohni – Paradise
No More – Suicide Commando
CAN – Vitamin C
New Jackson – Electric Blue
Code Walk and Smerz – Guess What
RAIME – Dead Heat
Thread Pulls – You Melt Words
ZZ TOP – Gimme All Your Lovin’
Not Waving – 24
Katie Kim – Ghosts (2016)

Special thanks to Sean Corcoran for producing / recording.

#5: Best of 2016 with May Kay.
#4: Aisling Rogerson
#3: Emmet Kirwan.
#2: Oisin Davis.
#1: Aidan Kelly.

Posted on February 3rd, 2017


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Side A of the new 12″ from Dublin’s Thread Pulls is a richly percussive and minimal new song ‘You Melt Words’, taking the idea of live dub rhythms into an art-rock context. It was recorded with producer David Donohoe over two weeks in a Dublin basement city centre studio. The two songs were made with vinyl in mind. It’s released on CF Records on 100 white label 12″s b/w ‘5/8 Rhythm Here’ on October 22nd. Preorder.

Thread Pulls – ‘You Melt Words’

Listen to the B-side →

Posted on October 2nd, 2012


The sound that Thread Pulls have crafted on their debut album New Thoughts is motorik, minimalistic and mantric. Built on a foundation of repetitious drum hits and bass notes, this basis allows Gavin Duffy and Peter Maybury to employ the use of ambient drones, seemingly free-form vocals, unconventional instrumentation and extra percussion. It’s a record you let seep into you. Sample three tracks from the record below.

Thread Pulls’ album launch party takes place this Friday in The Workman’s Club with support from Logikparty & DJ Monty (Roller/Sparkers). Tickets are €12.50. New Thoughts is released through Osaka Records.


Posted on September 22nd, 2010

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A list of personally recommended events taking place over the next seven days in Dublin. All times are 7.30pm/8pm unless stated. Feel free to leave your picks in the comments.

Top 3 gigs this week:

  1. Sunday 26th Sept: Bedroom Community presents The Whale Watching Tour: Nico Muhly, Ben Frost, Valgeir Sigurðsson, Sam Amidon @ National Concert Hall (€25, win tickets)
  2. Thurs 23rd Sept: Arthur’s Day – Various venues around the city
  3. Fri 24th Sept: – Olof Arnalds [pictured] @ The Grand Social (formerly Pravda) (€16, 9pm)

See the week’s full listings »

Posted on September 21st, 2010


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deafirelandDEAF are kicking things off a little early this year with a fundraising event on the 21st of August in Meeting House Square (which will have a temporary roof & full bar for evening – let’s hope that addresses the sound issues.) Tickets are €10 from tickets.ie and in the shops below from Friday.

The lineup is:
The Jimmy Cake, Dark Room Notes, Spilly Walker, Boxcutter, Channel One, Thread Pulls, Sarsparilla, Patrick Kelleher & his Cold Dead Hands.

All artists are performing for free, noble souls they are. This year’s DEAF sees the likes of Dam Funk (!), Modeselektor (!!), Grouper(!!!!), Soap & Skin, Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, Surgeon, Christian Vogel, Planetary Assault Systems, John Weise & Roger Doyle playing. DEAF are looking for volunteers for the fundraising gig also.

A Spilly Walker live video is after the jump.

Posted on July 22nd, 2009

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