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Archive for November, 2012

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Friday, November 30th, 2012

Video :: Simon Bird

On Wednesday Simon Bird announced a new album Sport was imminent on Monday next week and it came as a lovely surprise because I’d assumed (I fight against the blogcentric mindset but December is album-list month and generally considered unsuitable for releasing) that at this stage we’d be waiting until 2013. So far this year

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Wednesday, November 28th, 2012

Video :: Mowgli

One of the best new acts of 2012, I wrote about Mowgli a few months ago. Now comes one of the best things I’ve seen and heard this year: a lyrical tribute to Mount Kimbie with this...

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Wednesday, November 28th, 2012

News :: Ships

Yesterday, Dangerous Minds premiered the new Ships song Places. It takes a softly-softly approach before leaping out at the listener, to the rather stunning effect that you’ll call for this synth-tiger to devour you all over again....

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Wednesday, November 28th, 2012

Gig :: I Am The Cosmos / Cloud Castle Lake / Cian Nugent

There was a funny moment last week when Cian Nugent told me about this gig he was playing with I Am The Cosmos and Cloud Castle Lake, and by force of habit I took it in my...

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Tuesday, November 27th, 2012

Good Things Come In Quompilation Threes

Good Things Come In Quompilation Threes Half feel like being cheesy and bastardising a Robert Frost poem to say something about record labels being the music industry’s hardest glue to hold but it really is true that...

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Tuesday, November 27th, 2012

“Wilder than a Wounds house party”…! Watching the promo for the return of these soundest-of-the-sound music heads put such a smile on my face. Community of Independents Series 3, coming to a screen in front of you...

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Tuesday, November 27th, 2012

Nastygood poster by Fergal Brennan for the upcoming Jogging gig in the Workman’s Club on 19 December. You know that Jogging album Take Courage? It’s in my top 10. They’ve been playing shows that are nothing short...

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Tuesday, November 27th, 2012

Saw this last week and tried not to lose my shit. After Actress cancelled at Forbidden Fruit in June I’d resigned myself not to expect another Dublin date in 2012 but his album RIP is one of...

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Friday, November 23rd, 2012

Just Turn Up At Mark’s Gaff at 1am, He Said, You Won’t Regret It.

Iceage in a living room last night got me up close and extremely personal with live music in a way that gigs in venues just do not, can not, compare. I didn’t buy a ticket to the...

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