BATS, Hunter-Gatherer, Groom play Haiti Fundraiser

Hey folks, I’m after organising a fundraiser for the charity GOAL, which will be taking place in the Twisted Pepper on Thursday 4th February. Hope to see you there! Here’s the press release: Rockers, DJs and Bakers get together to raise money for Haiti A fundraising gig and bake sale will take place in Dublin’s Twisted Pepper venue next week to raise money for people affected by the devastating earthquake in Haiti. Dublin bands BATS, Hunter-Gatherer and Groom will play at the venue on Middle Abbey St on Thursday 4th February on what promises to be a fantastic night of … Continue reading BATS, Hunter-Gatherer, Groom play Haiti Fundraiser

New Midlake album – review

I have a review of the new Midlake album – which is rather excellent – on State. Read it here: I was very, very lucky to do an interview with lead singer Tim on Friday – if you’d told me that back in 2006 when I listened to their CD on the bus to work every day, I would definitely not have believed you! I’ll let you know when it’s online. Everyone have their tickets for the gig? Continue reading New Midlake album – review

Choice Music Prize nominees named

Ah, another year, another Choice Music Prize shortlist….and another chance for fans of Irish alternative music to go bleedin’ mental that their favourite band wasn’t on the list. Last year, it was the inclusion of Dublin pop act The Script that got everyone’s underwear in a twist – and with good reason; this year, it’s the inclusion of Laura Izibor and Bellx1, and the ‘non inclusion’ of bands such as BATS and Patrick Kelleher that’s got people blogging and tweeting about the nominations. Here’s the full list: And So I Watch You From Afar “And So I Watch You From … Continue reading Choice Music Prize nominees named

The Knife release new track

Cut through the boredom that comes with being trapped indoors thanks to this abysmal (well, beautiful, but treacherous!) weather by listening to this fantastic new track by The Knife (via Stereogum) You know when a band is so totally awesome that you hope and pray each time they bring out a new track that they haven’t ‘lost it’? Well, The Knife are one of those bands. And they still have it, for sure. This particular track – which is more of a percussive piece than their electronic sound of old – is taken from their forthcoming double-album Tomorrow in a … Continue reading The Knife release new track

Sweet Oblivion playlists – update!

Just catching up on the playlists for the last few shows – the last two shows were repeats because of Christmas time busy-ness, but now things are all back on track for Sweet Oblivion in 2010, have no fear...

On 2nd December I started off crazy with some hip hop, and then got a bit mellow, ending on what is one of the greatest jazz tunes ever, Miles Davis’s ‘So What’. It’s so great to get to play a huge range of music on the show, there’s nothing like rooting through records and just going for what feels ‘right’. The full playlists are after the jump.

Subtle The Mercury Craze – ‘For Hero, For Fool’ (Anticon)

Plastic LittleNot a Thug – ‘Welcome to the Jang House’ (Halftime)

Arabian PrinceInnovative Life – ‘Innovative Life’ (Stones Throw)

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