Archive: March 2012

Niki & The Dove take off in the video for the out of this world ‘Tomorrow’. Looks like it should be a two-parter as well – who’s the guy across the water? Could it be Gustaf Karlöf, the male half of the band? I wrote more about ‘Tomorrow’ here. ‘Tomorrow’ is going to feature on […]

Colette and Hannah Thurlow front 2:54, a moniker named after their favourite point of a Melvins song. The Irish-born, London-based girls are gearing up for their forthcoming single ‘You’re Early’, released in two weeks. They’re made a video that encapsulates their sound, too. Shrouded in fog, you’ll be straining to see the intricate shapes thrown […]

I really like Bouts, who recently released their second EP (more here). If their video for ‘Turn Away’ is any indication, they are already aiming for breaking markets beyond Irish shores. Taking their cues from Japanese businessmen (who my friend swears are the biggest partiers in the world) Bouts pull out the karaoke, with added […]

Hinting at Florence and the Machine, New Zealand duo Black City Lights never really want to reach the top of that mountain to scream their voices off. They are happier dwelling in a cave halfway up the mountain, chanting along with the xx songs. Calum Robb and Julia Catherine Parr comprise Black City Lights. Apparently, […]

Anybody who thinks guitar music is in trouble should listen to Japandroids. The two-piece are gearing up for album number three, Celebration Rock, which arrives in June. At eight tracks long, ‘The House That Heaven Built’ is the penultimate song, almost certainly acting as the shot in the arm you’ll probably need. Just take a […]

Slated for a May 14 release in Ireland, Best Coast are staking their claim as the band for the 2012 summer sun with The Only Place, their second album. With California still acting as their muse, Best Coast have created a song, the same name as the album, that sounds amazing at this very moment […]

I’ve already declared how much I like Adultrock. It’s hard to keep up with him though; as soon as you get familiar with one track – ‘Poplife‘, for example – he’s already put another up on Soundcloud. ‘Sleeper’ is a fast-paced, riotous track that from the 1.25-minute mark, only picks up. It’s going to feature […]

Here’s another amazing taster of Cold Specks‘ forthcoming debut album, I Predict A Graceful Explosion. ‘Winter Solstice’ is heartwrenching (“We fell from a dying tree.”), but grows in stature as a little seed does. “I saw your grandfather’s death on the news,” Al Spx bellows, as if it’s the most natural thing in the world. […]

The boy shows no signs of slowing down. After taking part in the Lightbox tour a few weeks back, which saw a number of Irish electronica artists play a few dates around Ireland, SertOne has gotten back to doing what he does better and more frequently than anybody else at the moment: putting new tracks […]

I’ve been looking forward to hearing new Nouveanoise stuff. I keep returning to last year’s five-track EP Sequence Consequence so it’s nice to have something else to listen to. Not sounding too dissimilar to the likes of ‘Anotherun’, ‘Aretha’ is a stop-start joy. The obvious difference is the vocals, provided by Mark James, who spits […]