Archive: February 2011

Irish folk troubadour Patrick Kelleher puts his Cold Dead Hands (joke only works if you have previous experience with Patrick Kelleher) to one side and puts out this collection of what are normally termed b-sides and rarities. Broken Ball consists of eight tracks which deal mainly with acoustic ‘slacker folk pop’. Needless to say it […]

Jonquil are one of the many Oxford bands that have caught my eye over recent months. They just stuck up on the their Facebook site this live performance of One Hundred Suns standout track ‘Compound’. It is rather lovely. You can still listen to the aforementioned EP here.

The new video for Norwegian’s indie-dance dudes Datarock is a performance video in front of a really sparse crowd. Looks like they could have done with a few more extras on the days. it doesn’t detract from the song itself though. As funky as they have ever been, the track is coming out next month […]

  The six-piece Bright Eyes ensemble took to late night American tv last night to promote their new album, The People’s Key, out in Ireland last week. It is kind of great, if you are into Arcade Fire without the drama and hyperbole music. Which you should be. Conor Oberst has been doing this thing […]

TV On The Radio, the band that made one of the best albums of 2008 in the shape of Dear Science, are back with a new track, ‘Will Do’ from a new album, Nine Types of Light, due out in April. Will we just wait for all that to sink in? ‘Will Do’ is a […]

Listen to Swedish girlband Those Dancing Days’ second album Daydreams & Nightmares over at the Dutch streaming site 3VOOR12 (whatever that means). I’ve been looking forward to this album for months. It sound immense, in particular the opening track, a call to arms if ever there was one. Quick, why are you still here? Go […]

Yes, you read the headline right. James Vincent McMorrow, he of the soothing, otherworldly voice, has lent his vocals to Willow Smith’s ubiquitous and infectious ‘Whip My Hair’. He performed the track on Ray D’Arcy’s Today FM show yesterday. Luckily, you don’t have to hear too much of D’Arcy (one of the judges of the […]

Everybody’s favourite Swedish band (that doesn’t contain females, anyway) are back with a new video that, er, looks a lot like the video for ‘Breaker, Breaker’. ‘Second Chance’ is almost three times as long as that video though. It sounds like more of a traditional PB&J song if their sound didn’t constantly change. Seriously, this […]

Poor Tapes ‘n’ Tapes. It is impossible to discuss without remembering their position in the (blogging) world back in 2005/2006. ‘Insistor’ was the talk of Pitchfork. The group was able to tour the world on the back of it. But then something changed. Something went wrong along the lines and people fell out of love […]

This is just magical. In Valour are a duo that work via the wonder of the web. Cork singer Valerie Hely and Sydney-based artist artist Howard combine their talents to create something really special in the shape of ‘Into The Light’. It helps that on producing duty is none other than the man behind one […]