Archive: April 2011

I did say I love Lykke Li, right? The new video for ‘Sadness Is A Blessing’ is what you might call rather expressionist. Lots of dancing and longing looks. I think she’s drunk. But awesome, obviously.

I was going to put something really self-congratulatory as the headline but I don’t really need to do much than to tell you that this post has three, very good (great, if you will) contained below. All three have been played loads for the past few days. All three will probably be played plenty more […]

Holy Ghost! are great. They include punctuation in their name for a start, thus leaving sub-editors straight away looking foolish and not with it if they take out the exclamation mark. Their debut album came out last month and just seems made for the summer festivals. The video for ‘Wait & See’ is another reason […]

Idiot Glee first came to my attention back in November, when I heard two of his EPs. ‘Let’s Get Down Together’ is taken off his forthcoming album, Paddywhack, out in the middle of May. Over one simple riff, James Friley’s voice is still allowed to shine through. He sounds happy too, with the refrain of […]

I love Lykke Li. She was in Dublin for World Record Store Day. Killed it, apparently. ‘Get Some’ is off Wounded Rhymes.

Cat’s Eyes is The Horrors’ frontman Faris Badwan and opera soprano/classical multi-instrumentalist Rachel Zeffira. The self-titled debut album from the duo came out last Friday and it’s one of the most atmospheric (and shortest, clocking in at under 30 minutes) albums so far this year. It’s not surprising that ‘Face In The Crowd’ is being […]

Jools Holland is back. Well, he was back two weeks ago but he had, er, Beady Eye on it. So that doesn’t count. Not even Elbow could have saved that episode. So let’s just agree that last Friday’s episode was the proper first one of the new series. Now in its 257th series, Later With […]

For Record Store Day last Saturday, Richter Collective’s Enemies released a 7″ of ‘Coco et Moi’ and ‘Robert Reid’. The tracks are as good as anything on the Wicklow four-piece’s debut album and are still available to buy over at the label’s online store. I got mine. It’s rather lovely. The videos were shot by […]

The wonderful Windings release their first post-It’s Never Night track next Friday, April 29. ‘Embury Greenway’ is a four minute slab of pure, unadulterated positivity. It’s also the first track the band has done that features all five of the members and above is the wonderful video featuring Steve and the other four heads of […]

Kill Krinkle Club are a band I have heard of and been aware of for ages but never really listened to. Then they made a video for ‘Handwritten Novel’. And shot a video for the track in Venice. And I love Venice. It was probably the greatest holiday and time I have ever had. I […]