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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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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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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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The Last Shadow Puppets – The Age of the Understatement

No Comments 20 May 2008

Everything about Alex Turner of The Artic Monkey's and The Rascals' Miles Kane collaborative side project screams nostalgia yet this album’s biggest achievement is how refreshing...

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