Harmless Noise

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Friday, November 29th, 2013

Gig :: My Pilot / The Crytearions / This Other Kingdom

My Pilot launch their debut album tonight in Sweeneys. For Winter is an 11-track collection of scintillating folk/rock/pop that has driven several people to threaten harm to the band. Uh huh. Please don’t harm the band, just buy their album and sate your thirst for blood with songs instead. I’ll do a review when I

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Thursday, November 28th, 2013

Album :: Ghost Maps

This last quarter of the year has seen an influx of good new releases, albums in particular, and from Ghost Maps we have a really very good album in The Ocean From The River. It’s the work...

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Tuesday, November 26th, 2013

Album :: Emakousma

Barry Quinn has been at the fringes of music for quite some time now, although I knew of his work as an artist before becoming aware of his aptitude for guitar. It was through his work for...

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Monday, November 25th, 2013

Album :: Ruairi O’Baoighill

Daunting in its depth, Walpurgis is an ambient album broken in to five parts, like separate chants of the one hex, from Galway’s Ruairi O’Baoighill. The album was released in March this year but sent my way...

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Friday, November 22nd, 2013

Album :: Tin Charm

Riffs by the bucketload, Tin Charm are an example of a band who’ve listened to so much good music over the years they couldn’t write a bad song if they tried. Their album The Engine Is Bleeding...

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Thursday, November 21st, 2013

Album :: Lasertom

It’s really difficult to write about Lasertom. Mainly because there are only so many words that describe how lovely synths sound, and I’ve just about worn out the glassy/crystalline/soaring/sweet characterisations in regard to all the other music...

(2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Wednesday, November 20th, 2013

Interview :: Crayonsmith

Ciaran: “We said we’d sit down and write properly, arrange the songs, put loads of time into them.
 Then it just happened anyway. Some songs started somewhere else, and they weren’t working, so you change them around,...

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Thursday, November 14th, 2013

Album :: Cian Nugent & The Cosmos

Cian Nugent: best guitarist in Ireland. And one of the best in the world; there is no doubt. With an exemplary band in The Cosmos with David Lacey (Legion of Two) on drums, Conor Lumsden (The #1s)...

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Friday, November 8th, 2013

Album :: Bouts

All the little changes eventually add up. Nothing Good Gets Away is the first ‘real’ album from Bouts, a group effort that hears the band put into practice everything they’ve absorbed and learned in the past few...

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