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Why are we paying so much for live shows?

9 Comments 03 April 2009

A topic that’s hardly fresh, granted, but it’s interesting to note Sam Smyth’s piece in the Indo on how the Government here have not been claiming tax from visiting acts. Here’s a snippet. Top Irish bands cannot understand why they pay taxes when touring abroad but the Government does not levy taxes on international artists […]

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The Most Unwanted Music

No Comments 09 February 2009

Science and logic are two things that should rarely be applied to music, as results are generally contrived and awful (example: Microsoft’s Songsmith software). The results can be pretty entertaining though, especially when they’re not intended to be! In 1997, Dave Soldier’s Peoples Choice Music project carried out a poll to see what music they […]

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2008: The Year That Was

No Comments 22 January 2009

With 2008 done and dusted, I think it’s fair to say it’s been a pretty great year. It was the year that saw the launch of this site; an outlet for Joe and I to go from being avid readers and commenters elsewhere to finally having a place of our own. Emerging from our seasonal […]

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Has the Oasis run dry?

1 Comment 10 October 2008

With their 7th studio album "Dig Out Your Soul" receiving positive reviews for defying the expectation that it would be a complete flop, is it time for Noel and Liam to quit on a relative high?

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Myspace Music to shun indie labels?

1 Comment 23 September 2008

This week is set to see the launch of the gigantic Myspace Music store - a retail giant set to rival the likes of iTunes and Napster with the backing of three of the biggest record labels - but some indie labels are claiming that they've been blocked from uploading their artist's songs to the online store, and complaining that the technology used is biased in favour of major label material.

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Have You Heard #2 – Adebisi Shank

2 Comments 09 September 2008

Adebisi Shank are making some of the most explosive, exciting and plain brilliant music to be heard in Ireland right now. Technically dazzling without being too flashy; riffs and melodies are cranked out a ridiculous pace. It makes for quite a unique racket, one that Guess List is very fond of – their debut EP […]

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The Electric Picnic ’08 review (part uno)

4 Comments 03 September 2008

GASP! The internets were wrong! It didn't rain until Sunday night! The Main Stage hadn't sunk in mud! Part one of our Electric Picnic review. Check back soon for Ronan's take on the Stradbally shenanigans.

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EP 2008: Preview Tips

5 Comments 27 August 2008

Well it's that time of year again as festival goers perpare their tents and don their witty t-shirts. Electric Picnic 2008 looms before us, and despite talk of waterlogged ground (false) and scattered showers (true) it looks like it's going be a another good one. Guess List has detailed some of the lesser talked about acts that we feel could well be the best thing you'll see this weekend!

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Gemma Hayes reveals plans for side project

1 Comment 20 August 2008

The Tipperary singer song-writer spoke to us backstage at this year's Indie Pendence Festival, and revealed more details on the proposed new album with My Bloody Valentine's Kevin Shields. Both acts will play next weekend's Electric Picnic.

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Mitchelstown Indie-Pendence 2008 Review

5 Comments 07 August 2008

Days late, but fairly comprehensive, here's our report on how the large free festival went over the August Bank Holiday Weekend. Check out our pics and interviews to come including Gemma Hayes (who tells us about her side project with My Bloody Valentine's Kevin Shields) and MayKay from Fight Like Apes who reveals details on the band's forthcoming debut album.

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