Archive: December 2011

This is kind of mind-blowing. Andrew ‘Screamadelica’ Weatherall has got his hands on the final song from Cut Copy’s Zonoscope album and turned it into, well, something that wouldn’t feel out of place on Primal Scream’s seminal release. He’s got rid of most of the lyrics, added more percussion and just made it into eight […]

One-half of the 2 Bears is Joe Goddard, who is one-fifth of Hot Chip, a band I have missed throughout 2011. But Goddard’s sideproject has made me yearn a little less. Raf Daddy – aka Raphael Rundell – is the other Bear, and above is the video for ‘Work’, a song that will bring you […]

There’s not much information available for this song, the first track we’ve heard from Naas’s The P Affection since their debut album arrived at the beginning of the year. But that is in keeping with the band to date. The last news update on their website (in March) was blatantly honest, particularly when explaining why […]

It’s been a long time since Friendly Fires played an indoors gig in Ireland. May 2009, to be precise, when they played the Forum in Waterford. It’s been even longer since they played indoors in Dublin. So to say their show in the Olympia was hotly anticipated would be an understatement: it went onsale in […]

Though it’s over a year old, Niki & The Dove’s ‘DJ Ease My Mind’ finally has a video. The song was released by Moshi Moshi at the tail end of summer 2010. With Gustaf Karlöf and Malin Dahlström named in the BBC Sound of 2012 longlist, it’s no surprise they are returning to ‘DJ Ease […]

Mixed bag of news for Windings fans fans this morning. First, a new song accompanied by a video. There are at least 10 different ways to watch the stars in squares type video for ‘The Hassle’. I can’t take my eyes off the cowbell square. Yes, that’s right, there is cowbell in ‘The Hassle’, which […]

Zane Lowe played it live twice in a row last Thursday on his radio show. You’ll probably play it a lot more.

Get your woolly hats out folks, because Squarehead are feeling so Christmassy they recorded a song for the holidays. It’s a cover to be precise, of Darlene Love’s ‘Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)’. I interviewed Squarehead singer Roy in the summer prior to the release of the three-piece’s debut album, Yeah, Nothing. Asked what was […]