Exclusive- White Lies to play Indiependence

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Exclusive- White Lies to play Indiependence

0 Comments 08 April 2010

You heard it here first – White Lies will be one of the two main headliners at this year’s Indiependence festival in Mitchelstown, Co Cork.  The London 4-piece will play the main stage at the festival’s new venue on Sunday August 1st.

They join Duke Special, Reverend & The Makers, The Coronas, Jape, Delorentos, Fred, Codes, The Chapters, Wiggle, O Emperor, Fish Go Deep, The Flaws, Yes Cadets, Abedesi Shank, The Riptide Movement, Panama Kings, Hoarsebox, Disconauts, The Loaded Kings, The Vital Spark, Dashka, Heritage Centre, The Funeral Suits, Sweet Jane, Ghostcat, Miracle Bell, Pocket Promise, The Hot Sprockets, The Parade, Deaf Radio, Death Disco, DC Tempest, Autumn Owls, Ana Gog and Ladydoll on the bill, with rumours circulating that the Divine Comedy are also lined up to play.

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New LCD Soundsystem Album Title Confirmed

0 Comments 30 March 2010

The follow up to the suberb ‘Sound of Silver’ will be launched this May ahead of James Murphy and Co’s visit to Electric Picnic.

Electric Picnic 2010 Announced

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Electric Picnic 2010 Announced

0 Comments 24 March 2010

This year’s EP lineup has been announced, with headliners Roxy Music, Leftfield, Massive Attack and LCD Soundsystem. The list in full:

Roxy Music, Leftfield, Massive Attack, LCD Soundsystem, The Frames, Public Image Ltd, The National, Imedla May, Mumford & Sons, Seasick Steve, Modest Mouse, Hot Chip, Gil Scott-Heron, Fever Ray, Jonsi (Sigur Ros); Fat Freddy’s Drop, Bad Lieutenant, Crystal Castles, Afro Celt Soundsystem, Booka Shade, Bloody Beetroots Death Crew 77, Steve Earle, The Waterboys, Beach House, The Big Pink, 808 State, The Low Anthem, Redneck Manifesto, The Horrors, Monotonix, Liquid Liquid, Here We Go Magic, Field Music, Steve Mason, Cymanide, The Alarm, Messiah J & The Eexpert, Dublin Gospel Choir, Caribou, Adrian Crowley, Villagers; New Pornographers, Edan, Breakestra & Chali 2 Na, Mr Scruff, Memory Tapes, and more to be announced…

It makes for an impressive, if unsurprising bunch of acts – lots of EP regulars returning for the annual Stradbally event; though we’re more than happy to see Fever Ray and LCD Soundsystem in there!

First acts announced for Indiependence, Cork

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First acts announced for Indiependence, Cork

0 Comments 18 March 2010

As per the People’s Republic of Cork forum, the following acts have been announced for Indiependence, which will once again hit Mitchelstown, Co. Cork on the August Bank Holiday weekend:

JapeReverend & The Makers, The Coronas, The Chapters, Delorentos, The Riptide Movement, Adebisi Shank, Codes, FRED, Fish Go Deep, Disconauts, Ghostcat, The Funeral Suits, Yes Cadets, O Emperor, Hoarsebox, The Vital Spark.

Organisers are still in advanced negotiations with two international acts” for headliners.

The mud and accommodation issues experienced by last year’s otherwise excellent weekend will hopefully be sorted as the festival moves to a new 5,000 capacity site. The Main stage is a 3,500 enclosed permanent structure, while stages 2 and 3 are 800 capacity tents, and a smaller ‘village’ tent set up, with a 2 minute walk to the dedicated on site camping area.

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Errors – Come Down With Me

0 Comments 18 March 2010

Errors - Come Down With Me

One of my favorite album of late is Come Down With Me, the sophomore record from Glasgow’s Errors. Since their early EPs, they’ve always had a distinctive sound; but never as fully focused as in these new songs.

The first half of CDWM is full of well-honed, well executed ideas – glitchy, cheerful guitar lines and synth driven pop melodies. When so many most instrumental bands seem obsessed with gloom and introspection, it’s relief to have the likes of Errors around.

The album does stifle a bit during slower moments; when the pace lessens and the layers are stripped away, there’s nothing going on that hasn’t been done better by others (our own Halfset spring to mind). Overall, Come Down With Me is a triumph, mixing lush, organic sounds with bouncy, mechanical kraut leanings.

Errors – Bridge or Cloud

Errors play in Dublin’s “Academy 2 bar” (to try and call it a venue would be too kind…) next Thursday 25th March – their first show over here since they supported label-mates/mentors Mogwai at the Button Factory in 2006.

The Duckworth Lewis Method – Ireland, Ireland!

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The Duckworth Lewis Method – Ireland, Ireland!

0 Comments 16 March 2010

The cricket loving, Choice nominated duo that are The Duckworth Lewis Method have penned an alternate Irish national anthem in cahoots with The Irish Times.

Click below to hear the song over at The Irish Times:

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Taking a whimsical view of the state of our country’s economics, popstars and er, sports commentators; Hannon & Walsh’s ditty is short and sweet with it’s tongue firmly in cheek.

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Grizzly Bear and Midlake for The Marquee

1 Comment 15 March 2010

Correction city, population me.

Anyway – the real deal is Grizzly Bear, Midlake, Camera Obscura and Villagers will play d’Marquee on Friday June 25. Tickets are great value at €35 and go on sale this Friday, March 19 at 9am.

The whole shindig is a part of a new joint venture between Aiken Promotions and notes a rare foray into the Peoples Republic for Foggy Notions.

Promoters will see how ‘Harmonic’ goes with a view to growing the brand.

Interestingly the press release notes that this will be Grizzly Bear’s only Irish date of 2010, so no Electric Picnic for them this year.

For full details on what is without doubt the best line up ever hosted at the Marquee, go to www.harmonic.ie from 10am tomorrow, Tuesday March 16.

Holy Fuck – Latin America

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Holy Fuck – Latin America

0 Comments 15 March 2010

A few years on from their excellent LP, Toronto’s Holy Fuck are ready to unleash a new album on May 11th via Young Turks/XL.

Until then, check out the title track:

Holy Fuck – Latin America

The track is being given away as a free download on holyfuckmusic.com

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New Villagers single – ‘Becoming A Jackal’

1 Comment 02 March 2010

Conor O’Brien & co’s first single on Domino records.

Picastro coming to Ireland

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Picastro coming to Ireland

0 Comments 24 February 2010

Canadian ambient quartet Picastro come to Ireland next month, touring with Adrian Crowley.

Their sleepy but raw atmospheric sound will appeal to fans of Owen Pallett (who has collaborated with the group in the past), and their three LPs prior to this year’s ‘Become Secret’ are all available on Spotify.

Their music typically centres around strings and sparse guitar work set to low tempo cymbal-rich drumming paving way to Liz Hysen lamenting vocals.

Picastro – Pig & Sucker

The live one-two of Picastro and Adrian Crowley is one I’ll be hoping to catch. The gigs are on in Whelan’s on March 26, on Sherkin Island off the coast of Cork in the Jolly Roger on the 27th and an appearance in the Crane Lane Theatre in Cork city on the 28th.

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