Archive: May 2011

Here’s the rest of the Friendly Fires and James Vincent McMorrow performances from Later With… Jools Holland on Friday night. Last Tuesday, the bands played ‘Hawaiian Air’ and ‘This Old Dark Machine’ respectively. Is this James’s Villagers moment? And will Friendly Fires be able to own this summer as many people think they will? It […]

I am offended. But it’s probably the best video of the year so far. A load of kids play dress-up and proceed to shoot each other, slice throats and blow up houses. But all in the name of music, right? Is Tropical are signed to the Kitsune label. The London three-piece release their debut album, […]

‘Civilisation’ came out in advertisment form – so uncool guys – back in March. But now it has its own Lionel Messi-less visuals. The stars of football are replaced by a herd of stampeding buffalo, trying to escape falling statues. Obviously. The track is called ‘Civilisation’, after all. The video could easily double as a […]

It has been three years since his last album, Ritual, but finally, Richie Egan – Jape to us mere mortals – is back. Course, he never really went away. He was kept busy by The Redneck Manifesto, playing bass a handful of times with Villagers, and he has also toured for about two years. And […]

Leather jackets, Alex? What would your 18-year-old self think? The band were on the David Letterman Show and performed latest single ‘Don’t Sit Down Cause I’ve Moved Your Chair’. David Letterman is excited by the new album, Suck It And See, out on Friday in Ireland. Don’t they look like they’re having loads of fun? […]

San Miguel Primavera Sound 2011 live by PrimaveraTV

“WU LYF is nothing, four dumb kids calling out heavy longings for a place to call home, two brothers greet two brothers and play heavy pop. I don’t feel at home in this place, like your hearts drunk on kerosene and all you need is a spark. A lil’ flare of Lucifer. And in blind […]

Wolf Gang is not affiliated with Odd Future. It is rather Max McElligott (part-Irish) who has been around for ages and has been a regular on The Point Of Everything. His debut album, Suego Faults is coming out on July 8 in Ireland and promises to be a sing-a-long affair for the whole family. For […]

The last time I saw Sons And Daughters was in Andrews Lane Theatre, Dublin, in September 2008, taking to the stage as the final band of that year’s Hard Working Class Festival. And now here they are again, three years later. ‘Breaking Fun’ is taken from the Scottish group’s fourth album, Mirror Mirror, out June […]

We All Want Someone has discovered the two b-sides to the Arctic Monkeys’ forthcoming single ‘Don’t Sit Down Cos I’ve Moved Your Chair‘ . ‘IDST’, or if you prefer: ‘If Destroyed Still True’, and ‘The Blond-O-Sonic Shimmer Trap’ are both heavier than ‘Don’t Sit Down…’ and are both, well, better. Arctic Monkeys have always had […]