Archive: July 2012

The singer and guitarist with Land Lovers, Padraig Cooney, has turned the fuzz up for his new band Skelocrats and their debut EP Whip Crack Away. It doesn’t sound too far removed from what’s gone before, but I just love his voice. Skelocrats also feature Bronwyn from We Are Losers, Michael from Groom and Paddy […]

Elmo has never looked so creepy. From the TNGHT EP, which you can get on iTunes. Hudson Mohawke is playing Electric Picnic next month – bound to be epic. Video shot, edited and directed by Dominic Flannigan and Peter Marsden.

It’s been a while since we last heard from Spies, but here’s a taster of what they’ve been up to. They say: “This is a live take of a song called two words which we recorded on the first day of our Mayo trip.” ‘Two Words’ is quite ominous and juxtaposes the holiday video escapades. […]

Comprising members of Adebisi Shank, Elk, Magic Pockets and Hands Up Who Wants To Die, No Spill Blood make loud rock music. Street Meat is their debut release and is out now on Sargent House. We had our first taste of the album in the shape of ‘Good Company‘ last month, and the blueprint doesn’t […]

Click to enlarge. Chic at 11pm, followed by Nicolas Jaar until 2am? Yes please. See you there. Liss Ard Festival.

One of my favourite songs of the year gets a Point Break-inspired video. Obviously it’s pretty great. The video was directed by Mark Duggan and features on Le Galaxie‘s recently released Fade 2 Forever EP, which you can listen to after the jump.

Announced on June 20. Leaked on July 27. Released in Ireland on August 31. Alex Trimble, the band’s singer, writes: I’m aware that Beacon has leaked. In this day and age it was inevitable but I’d just like to urge you all to do the right thing.

After the weird Bloc Party-trying-to-remember-how-to-be-Bloc-Party track ‘Octopus’ earlier this month, it’s nice to hear them sounding a little healthier with ‘Day Four’. It’s a slow-burner with no obvious chorus, but sounds like it would fit in nicely on Weekend In The City; at one stage Kele even sings: “The city is here for you.” ‘Day […]

Hands Up Who Wants To Die // Burnt Yesterday from Sean Zissou on Vimeo. To get you in the mood for their new album, which they’ll be recording next month. You heard ‘Parallelogrammatical Error’ right?

Tablets Cover

Tablets are a four-piece from Ireland who have just released their first EP, a self-titled effort. And that’s pretty much the only information that is out there on the internet. There’s nothing indicative of their nationality – the songs could easily have been created in a bedroom in Brooklyn or further afield. Their Facebook page […]