Roísín Murphy’s second solo album Overpowered was released in Ireland last week and it is one of the best Pop albums I’ve heard recently. Granted, I don’t really listen to chart, or pop music but this is the best kind of grown-up pop music. As with albums like Madonna’s Ray of Light, it is tightly… Read more »

Posted on October 18th, 2007

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While we wait for the rest of the world to catch up with what’s happening in Jape-land, it’s inevitable that his most distinctive song “Floating” will be re-released in the UK on V2 records on November 19th appearing on the EP Jape is Grape which If I am correct includes “Floating”, “Christopher and Anthony” and… Read more »

Posted on October 17th, 2007

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Friday 21st November. Tripod. THE GO! TEAM CADENCE WEAPON SUPER EXTRA BONUS PARTY I cannot contain my excitement. Here’s why: The Go! Team are a great live band and I dig Proof of Youth. Cadence Weapon’s album Breaking Kayfabe is one of the best albums of the year. My boys Super Extra Bonus Party will… Read more »

Posted on October 12th, 2007

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Great tracklisting on Shock’s new podcast compiled by An Taobh Tuathail/SiSi host Cian O’Ciobhain. Includes Panda Bear, a hawk and a Hacksaw, Burial, My Bloody Valentine, Joy Division, Trans Am, Final Fantasy and Kate Bush. Shock Podcast #6.

Posted on October 11th, 2007

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It may interest factions of the Irish blogosphere that a certain biscuit-loving blogger has, since dropping his keyboard turned to making a racket in the form of some noisy noisy breakcore. Yes, El Commandant P of In Fact Ah better known for blogging about biscuits is now working under the alter-ego of Jean Michel Jarred…. Read more »

Posted on October 11th, 2007

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John of Messiah J and the Expert was on Breakfast Express with Joe and Keith on Spin 1038 yesterday morning. Despite the questionable music output on the show, Joe and Keith are great breakfast presenters and genuinely funny guys. Below is the interview and a spin of new single “Superfamous Supertune”. These guys are definitely… Read more »

Posted on October 5th, 2007

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nialler9 contributor and SEBP member Mike giving it air-tennis socks at HWCH on Friday night. Photo courtesy of kDamo. Wonderful weekend in the Pod for HWCH which I will now summarise in bullet form. Despite my reservations about the Pod complex being the venue this year rather than scattered in venues across town, it was… Read more »

Posted on October 1st, 2007

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While talking to Bobby outside Jeffrey Lewis last week, the question of good Irish albums released this year came up. We cited Dry County, Super Extra Bonus Party, Delorentos, So Cow and Thinguma*jigsaw as examples of well-received Irish albums (as well as the forthcoming all-ready-well-received Cathy Davey album) yet as the Irish album poll I… Read more »

Posted on September 24th, 2007

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Rory from Ten Past Seven on stage at Mantua – July 2007 Everytime we do our monthly podcast, I’m convinced each one is better than the previous but I think this may be the month where this rings true! Twelve mighty tunes – some old and rare, some new and apparently rare. Included are two… Read more »

Posted on September 24th, 2007

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Tomorrow night (Sat 15th) in Dorans, Kill City Defectors are having their album launch for their new album “Mutiny Sounds”, Huzzah! I’ve been listening to it all morning and it’s excellent funky rock ‘n’ roll music. Live, they really know how to get the dancefloor moving so pop along to the gig tomorrow night. Support… Read more »

Posted on September 14th, 2007

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Guest blog by Barry on Captain Moonlight’s new album: Kilkenny MC, Captain Moonlight is back with his second album, the 16 track Agroculture pt.2 – Return of the Barnstormers. Once again he displays no fear in dealing with controversial topics that other musician would not dare even dream of. The variety on Agroculture pt.2 is… Read more »

Posted on September 10th, 2007

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The weekend was too good for words (right now). Proper review and video to come. Until then, enjoy the visuals. Bodytonic Tent, 10am Saturday Super Extra Bonus Party, Bodytonic Tent, Sat @12 Loads more after the jump.

Posted on September 4th, 2007

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A few people have asked for my recommendations for this years festival so I’ll try and do a roundup of stuff I’m looking forward to and you can take from it what you will. As a caveat, every decent festival experience should contain elements of surprise, so y’know, take a few wrong turns here and… Read more »

Posted on August 29th, 2007

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Sunday’s times have a few blanks in the Electric Arena according to what fell off the lorry. Anybody care to fill them in? MAIN STAGE 10.45-12.00 Primal Scream 08.45-09.45 Iggy & The Stooges 07.00-08.00 Sonic Youth 05.15-06.15 Soul II Soul 03.30-04.30 Horace Andy 02.00-02.45 Aim 12.45-01.30 Luisito Quintero 12.00-12.30 Gospel Choir

Posted on August 27th, 2007

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Leaked onto Thumped from that same lorry. Of course, times are subject to change and all that but it should help you see who is clashing! MAIN STAGE 12.00-02.00 Chemical Bros 10.00-11.15 The Jesus and Mary Chain 08.15-09.15 Polyphonic Spree 06.30-07.30 Magic Numbers 04.45-05.45 Easy Allstars Radiodread 03.00-04.00 Craig Armstrong 01.30-02.15 Marlena Shaw & Orchestra… Read more »

Posted on August 27th, 2007

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