I want to take the opportunity to mention some music over the next week or so which was released either before I started the blog or music I never got around to posting about in the first place. These are all highly recommended. First up, Broadcast.
Released in September of last year, Broadcast really came into their own with the release of ‘Tender Buttons’.The sound on this album is pared down with more cohesion and focus than previous releases making it Broadcast’s most indie pop (and therefore accessible) album. Nearly every song has an underlying synth line which throbs around the track while guitar and drum machine rhythms form the central arrangement. Trish Keenan’s spectral vocals has strands of Nico and sounds like it came from that era. Overall a tremendous collection of synth driven pop.
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.