My Lithium & Me – David Bowie covers with a twist

Here are six David Bowie songs like you’ve never heard them before. Cast aside your thoughts of face-painted glam-rock monstrosities, because in the hands of musician Leah Kardos, aka My Lithium & Me, they become a totally different beast. Take Criminal World (itself a cover), for example, which becomes a dark slice of trip hop,…

C’mon, listen to Low

I’ve probably mentioned a million times that Low are one of my all-time favourite bands. To my ears, they’re perfection. And yet I found their last full-length, Drums & Guns just a little too dark to handle at times. So perhaps it was inevitable that I’d be a tad nervous about their next album, C’mon,…

Gorgeous Colours free album download

Dublin band The Gorgeous Colours play at Crawdaddy in Dublin tomorrow – tickets are €7 and they’re supported by Cork band Together We Are Nobody. The Gorgeous Colours have kindly put their latest album up for free download on their bandcamp site – have an ‘ol listen here:

New Independent Record Store: Wingnut Records, Galway

If you’re in Galway and in the mood to buy some records, you now have a new independent record store to visit – following the closure of Redlight Records a few years back, and the recent liquidation of the Zhivago Records chain , Wingnut Records is the newest local record store on the block. (There…

Toro Y Moi – discotastic fever

Can’t describe how excited I am about the new Toro Y Moi album, Underneath the Pine. It’s due out this month on Carpark records, and everything that’s dropped from it so far is stellar. Get your funky boots on, now.