Archive: September 2012

I love this so much. Derry’s Wonder Villains exude fun. The track alone is brimming with so much energy but the video sees the foursome filled with energy drink and dancing and running around like their lives depended on it. It’s impossible to resist – and is that the B*Witched dance they’re doing halfway through? […]

It’s been an incredible 18 months for Le Galaxie, from the release of their debut album to one of the most talked about acts after this year’s Electric Picnic. With two pre-Christmas shows at the Workman’s Club selling out in about a week – the first in one day – I talked to Dave McLoughlin, […]

Michael ‘Owensie‘ Owens creates a nice welcoming atmosphere as he offers us the first look at his second album Citizens. It’s coming out on October 26 via Out On A Limb, which is also releasing the new Windings album next month; quite a diverse pair of acts up their sleeve. ‘Distance Of Her Love’ is […]

The ways I’ve heard people describe Road Records it seemed like a mythical, magical place. I never got to go in there, but ordered some of my first records on their site. I still have a couple of CD compilations of theirs. Set up by Dave Kennedy and Julie Collins in 1997, it shut its […]

Limerick band Windings are one of my favourite bands. They’ve spent the summer recording their third album, I Am Not The Crow, which is getting a release on Out On A Limb next month, while also slipping in a couple of live dates. I’ve caught them a few times in recent months, and this track […]

Despite the metal name, Fear Stalks The Land don’t go near that genre, instead leaning towards the likes of Grandaddy. Opener ‘Dance Like A Skeleton’ feels like the grandchild of ‘AM 180’, but the following three songs go deeper, with the subtleties of ‘Earface’ particularly engrossing. Fear Stalks The Land have released a number of […]

These guys know how to make a racket. Terriers are still in their infancy and have played support slots to bands such as Bouts in Plugd and Windings in the Pavilion. Perhaps the biggest problem they faced with their debut release was trying to trap the energy of the live show into four songs. This […]

It’s been a while since Hither Thither, O Emperor‘s debut album. Late last night (well, around 9pm) the Waterford group put up on Bandcamp two new songs which combine as a double-A side single. Lead track ‘Electric Tongues’ is reminiscent of early Villagers, building around a guitar that grows over the course of the track. […]

It seems like ages since the Ships/I Am The Cosmos 7″ (May, in fact). While I got to see Ships a few weeks ago at Electric Picnic (catch them in Dublin on Saturday, September 29, courtesy of Nialler 9) I wasn’t so lucky to see I Am The Cosmos. They’ve kindly reminded us of their […]

King Krule is one of my favourite new acts around. It’s that voice. How could those words come from someone so young – Krule is a teenager from London, real name Archy Marshall. ‘Octopus’ is the b-side on King Krule’s forthcoming single, to be released on the Rinse label, which is home to Katy B […]