Sweet Oblivion has moved to Wednesdays at 11pm

Hey folks! Just a little update – 2XM has undergone some (really positive) changes, which has led to the station schedule being shuffled about a bit. As a result, Sweet Oblivion is no longer on Thursdays at 5pm. Instead, it is on Wednesdays at 11pm. At first I was a little worried about it being…

Real church music: Áine O’Dwyer

I’m not really a religious person, but I’m no atheist either. Maybe you’d call me spiritual – or just plain indecisive – but whatever it is, I believe there’s something other than ourselves out there. With that in mind, when I listen to a piece of music that makes the hairs on the back of…

Sweet Oblivion 16 Feb 2012

This week’s Sweet Oblivion is up for your listening pleasure right now – just click here. Here’s what to expect on the show… Artist//Track//Album Kings of Convenience – I Don’t Know What I Can Save You From – Quiet is the New Loud Perfume Genius –  DIRGE – Put Your Back in 2 It Low…

Is this real? Wipers

I go with gut feeling a lot when it comes to music. In a weird way, I often get a sense about whether I’ll enjoy a band before I even listen to them. It’s like I’m driven to seek them out and just know I’m meant to hear their work. This isn’t the same as…

Vivian Maier – Street Photographer

Last Friday, I bundled myself up, tucked myself into bright red hat, scarf and gloves, and went into town, to meet a lovely friend, chat, eat, and then seek out something I have been waiting exactly a year to own. I never got my hands on it. It was a book about Vivian Maier –…

Lightbox tour, Rest & Ten Past Seven gig, new Daniel Rossen song

The past two years have seen a huge rise in the amount of young electronic musicians emerging from their bedrooms and plonking themselves onto blogs, radio shows and into the ears of many. It’s not like Ireland wasn’t a place for great electronic-based music before, but it’s very easy now to get your hands on…

Mary Margaret O’Hara – Body’s in Trouble

This track couldn’t have come out in any decade other than the 80’s – that bassline! those drums! – and yet there’s something quite timeless about it too. It’s by Canadian singer/actress Mary Margaret O’Hara, who has a sort of cult status amongst her fans, given that she only released one album ‘proper’, the stunning…

Sweet Oblivion on 2XM interview: Elastic Witch

The world needs more independent record stores, but it’s an extremely hard time to open one. That’s why the latest bunch of Irish indie record stores – Elastic Witch in Dublin and Wingnut in Galway, and now Waterford – are taking a new approach to selling records in  Ireland. Instead of focusing on being stand-alone entities,…

Joe Pernice – ‘Bum Leg’

The phrase ‘bum leg’ came into my head the other night while watching The Wire (yep, I’ve finally joined that huge club – only 10 years late!). It’s not very PC, and probably ableist, so it’s not one I’d recommend adding to your vernacular… but thankfully it’s also the name of this wonderful Joe Pernice…