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Primavera Sound 2009: Day 2

1 Comment 06 June 2009

The Spanish sun and too much alcohol takes its toll and we don’t make the festival until Bat For Lashes is finishing what sounded like a decent set. We head over to the ATP stage for some Sleepy Sun, and the San Francisco band’s psych rock is perfect for a sunny billing. Expanding on the […]

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Primavera Sound 2009: Day 1

6 Comments 05 June 2009

“How many Irish are here? That’s insane” – Dan Deacon. The New Yorker’s observation on Friday night summed up what Barcelona’s Primavera Sound has become to the Irish – a musical Mecca away from the weather and prices of the Emerald Isle. Word of mouth has seen a growing return year on year of Irish […]

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Super Extra Bonus Party – Night Horses

3 Comments 25 May 2009

I was one of those people who managed to be both surprised at Super Extra Bonus Party’s self-titled debut winning the 2007 Choice Music Prize and yet not terribly shocked that the panel decided to award its completely un-Irish eclecticism. For me the album ran the gauntlet of indie-electronic ambiance to aggressive dance without establishing […]

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Live: Deerhunter @ ALT

5 Comments 23 May 2009

Deerhunter have made quite a name for themselves over the last few years, and you really have to to hand it to them – since 2007 they’ve released 3 albums, 2 EPs, countless online demos and mixes, as well as spawning Atlas Sound and Lotus Plaza, each to pretty much rapturous critical acclaim. They’re probably […]

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Woods – Songs of Shame

1 Comment 26 March 2009

I’ve had Woods sitting in my “worth a bit of a listen” pile for awhile, but once I finally sat down and gave them some attention I felt a sense of guilt for having neglected them so long. They seemed instantly familiar; touching on elements of The Byrds, the Velvet Underground and The Stooges; sounding […]

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Mogwai @ The Academy

1 Comment 21 March 2009

Mogwai’s weekend residency kicked off last night with a typically enthralling show, both the band and crowd enjoying a set that touched on many corners of the band’s back catalogue. First off; if you’re going to see them tonight or tomorrow, make sure to get there early. The band were onstage by 8.30 and finished […]

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The new U2 album track by track

8 Comments 26 February 2009

“No Line on the Horizon” The b-side to Boots, this is the better song of the two and a decent album opener with Bono screaming against a droning wall of sound, and an undercurrent of 50’s sci-fiesque whistling guitar. A great marriage of sound and lyrics as the soundscape opens up with a crash of […]

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Crystal Antlers @Whelans

No Comments 03 February 2009

It’s a rotten night in Dublin; yet the sleet and snow coming down outside isn’t enough to put off tonight’s punters for a well attended show in the tiny upstairs of Whelans. Dublin three-piece Jogging get things started; playing one of their first ever gigs. Their songs vary between crunchy hard rock and jangley new […]

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Fight Like Apes @ Cyprus Avenue – 12/10/08

3 Comments 13 October 2008

Sunday night's gig marks a year since Guesslist last saw Fight Like Apes at this venue and offers an opportunity to gauge how far the band have come in the last 12 months.

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Acid Mothers Temple and The Cosmic Inferno @ Whelans

No Comments 07 August 2008

Each time the Acid Mothers Temple visit these shores, they do so as a new incarnation - be it a new band title or a different lineup - but the end result is pretty much the same; an insanely brilliant, chaotic din with enough guitar heroics to send most virtuosos running to the hills.

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