2XM on 2FM

Well holy God, as Miley (rest Mick Lally’s soul) would say. It has been almost two years since 2XM launched and this month we got the really exciting news that 2XM shows are going to feature on RTE 2FM. The wonderful powers that be have decreed that every Sunday from 10pm to 12am on 2FM…

Evil Uncle plots secret guerilla campaign

Want to get your music out to the masses? Well, why not take a leaf out of Evil Uncle‘s book and stick 5,000 copies under the windscreen wipers of cars at Electric Picnic? When Evil Uncle released a new EP Songs for the Road on September 6th, he decided to take an unusual route in…

Squarehead K9 session – download

Squarehead are bloody amazing, so I suggest you get your ass down to bandcamp and download their free K9 Sessions release immediately. Just click here and you’ll find three delicious tracks waiting for you: Axes of Love, an amazing cover of Cathy’s Clown (The Everly Brothers) and Circle. All three tracks were recorded for Phantom105.2…

Adventures of a Music Nerd (Not Snob)

Those of us who happily use the words ‘musical nerd’ to describe ourselves – and aren’t ashamed of the connotations – share a secret language. It’s the language of those who speak of inlays and mixtapes, cds versus vinyl, first tapes, first gigs, re-edits and mixes, collaborations and concept albums, line-ups and side projects; it’s…

New Land Lovers track

Well will ya look at this – a new track by Land Lovers, re-recorded and mastered and mixed and spit polished, all for your delicate ears to enjoy. Have an aul’ gander and a listen here at the Popical Island tumblr. Visit their myspace and send them love letters signed ‘yours, Owly’.

Thank you…

A huge thanks to the person or persons who submitted this site as one of their favourite Irish sites for this year’s Irish Web Awards in the music blog category. As Sweet Oblivion is not in the same league as the amazingly comprehensive music sites also on the list – Harmless Noise, Nialler9, Swear I’m…