Archive: October 2011

Arctic Monkeys brought new single ‘Suck It And See’ to Graham Norton’s show last night. LOOK AT ALEX TURNER’S QUIFF – AMAZING. Watch the video for b-side ‘Evil Twin’ here.

There’s no better way to round off the week than with Colin J Morris’s debut EP release. Petrichor has already got blog love from the likes of Nialler9 and Harmless Noise, so you know it’s good. It’s all instrumental, atmospheric throughout and best listened to through headphones – or really good speakers. Opener ‘Leningrad’ is […]

This tweet from Dave Donnelly, who runs Too Famous To Get Fully Dressed, was my introduction to Dublin band Water Cycle. Since I clicked the link three days ago I haven’t been able to stop listening to The Company Of Friends, and in particular, second track ‘Good Friends’. It was only yesterday that I eventually […]

Is this Arctic Monkeys drummer Matt Helders’s version of the American dream? It’s damn cool though. It’s the b-side for ‘Suck It And See’, which is out in Ireland tomorrow. It’s available on 7″ vinyl and everything.

A compilation for charity, One Day: Music Compilation features 16 Irish artists. Some you may have heard before, and plenty you probably haven’t heard yet, it’s safe to say the collection is diverse, ranging from fuzzy guitars (September Girls), acoustic (Katie Kim – amazing live), instrumental (Ten Past Seven) and much more. Granny It’s OK […]

The brilliant Black Keys return with the first taster from their forthcoming seventh (SEVENTH!!!) album, El Camino, which is due at the beginning of December. ‘Lonely Boy’ is hard, fast and everything that makes the duo so great. It sounds like the Von Bondies (if you haven’t heard their Jack White-produced Pawn Shoppe Heart, rectify […]

Delorentos make a welcome return with the first track off their forthcoming Little Sparks EP, ‘Did We Ever Really Try?’ sticks to a similar Delorentos formula, which isn’t a bad thing because they know their way around an infectious chorus. And if you like to look at the band you’ll enjoy the close-up nature of […]

Cork trio Versives featured on The Point Of Everything last week with a free download and they return today with a video for ‘Two Enemies’. I’ve been listening to the song a lot over the last week and I think the video suits it really well. Atmospheric, it focuses on the rituals of a female […]

I have written about Fixers a few times over the past year. Their forthcoming EP, Imperial Goddess of Mercy, is shaping up to be the best so far. Single ‘Majesties Ranch’ revels in Animal Collective-like tendancies, most noticeably in the vocals. Apart from the 25-second intro things never let up for the following three minutes. […]

The video for ‘Behind This Sun’, directed by Richard Gilligan (brilliant website), could have been shot anywhere in Ireland. It suits the song perfectly too. It’s taken from Goodtime’s second album The Colours of Darkness, which is out on November 4. Download ‘Behind This Sun’ for free here.