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Choice Music Prize Shortlist – and thoughts.

No Comments 13 January 2010

By now you’ve probably seen the Choice Music Prize shortlist, but in case you haven’t: And So I Watch You From Afar “And So I Watch You From Afar” (Smalltown America) Bell X1 “Blue Lights On The Runway” (BellyUp) Codes “Trees Dream in Algebra” (EMI) Adrian Crowley “Season of the Sparks” (Chemikal Underground) Dark Room […]

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Jape – Graveyard (acoustic) & Misc. Goodness

No Comments 18 March 2009

Meant to blog this last week, but better late than never and all that. Richie Egan appeared on Ian Dempsey’s breakfast show last Friday where he played a great acoustic version of Graveyard – clicky here to listen. State has put up its Choice Music Prize Podcast. The White Stripes, The Raconteurs, acting and doing […]

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Weekend Round-up

No Comments 06 March 2009

Congrats again to Jape for winning the Choice Music Prize 2009. Please support Blackout Week, which started yesterday – campaigning against IRMA’s plans to censor and block websites from Irish Internet users. U2 had a busy week of promo for new album No Line On The Horizon (see what Joe thought of it); having New […]

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And the winner is…

No Comments 05 March 2009

Jape has walked away with the Choice Music Prize and a cheque for ten grand. Richie Egan won for ‘Ritual’, having played the Vicar St award show with Fight Like Apes, Mick Flannery, Halfset, Jape, MJEX and RSAG. The other nominees on the night were Fight Like Apes “Fight Like Apes and the Mystery of […]

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Other Choices: Ian Whitty & The Exchange

4 Comments 16 February 2009

This is an album that may not have made many critics’ lists for the Choice Prize (then again no one thought The Script would) but Caller No. 9 snuck onto mine from very much under the radar. The whole point of the Choice Prize is to champion Irish music, and the aim of this feature […]

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Other Choices: Adebisi Shank

6 Comments 22 January 2009

As always there’s been much debate over this year’s Choice Music Prize, with much of the heat aimed towards those responsible for throwing The Script into the mix and giving the Dublin 3-piece a nod ahead of other Irish acts. Rather than vent our spleen and spit vitriol at the judges involved we hope, in […]

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Choice Music Prize shortlist announced…

2 Comments 14 January 2009

Fight Like Apes “Fight Like Apes and the Mystery of the Golden Medallion” (Model Citizen) Mick Flannery “White Lies” (EMI) Halfset “Another Way of Being There” (Casino Gravity Records) Lisa Hannigan “Sea Sew” (Own label) David Holmes “The Holy Pictures” (Canderblinks) Jape “Ritual” (Co-Op) Messiah J & The Expert “From The Word Go” (Inaudible) Oppenheimer […]

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Poll: Best Irish Album of 2008?

8 Comments 24 November 2008

Quite a difficult question and one that will be posed to a panel of 12 judges for the 2008 Choice Music Prize. According to Jim the prize, won last year by Super Extra Bonus Party, will be awarded on March 4 at a live show in Vicar St. The shortlist of 10 albums will be […]

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