Harmless Noise

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Road Records


Wednesday, February 1st, 2012

Video :: The Deadball Specialists

Trapatoni’s Men is gonna make everyone who hears it wanna go to a gig after a match and roll home with a bag of chips humming the chorus! I’ll be getting misty then about football players I’ve never heard of! And look, blogfame! The old-look Harmless Noise lives on. No one even told me and

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Monday, January 9th, 2012

Independent Music Adds A New Wing

Just over a year ago I wrote about a new record store called Wingnut that was opening in Galway on the premises of the Bell Book and Candle bookshop. As regular CD sales diminished and other record...

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Friday, November 18th, 2011

Video :: One For The Road

Although I started feeling nostalgic a week after the shop closed, seeing this promo for an upcoming documentary on Road Records yesterday brought all the feelings back. My feet used to make such a scuffing sound on...

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Tuesday, December 21st, 2010

Video :: The Redneck Manifesto

My favourite song Little Nose from the Rednecks’ new album Friendship, shot in Paris a few weeks ago. It’s a great video. Kinda funny that as a photographer, red lights were the bane of my life but...

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Thursday, September 16th, 2010

Photos / Videos :: Road Records Farewell

Videos and photos began surfacing soon after Road Records‘ farewell bash on Friday but this morning a fabulous set of pictures appeared on Flickr by Fergus Kelly. Unfortunately the set is not enabled for sharing and as...

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Thursday, September 9th, 2010

Gig :: Road Records

When someone dies, there’s a funeral. If a person leaves, you may or not get a chance to say goodbye. When a record store closes, what do you do? Throw a big fucking mind-boggler of a gig,...

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Monday, August 30th, 2010

Notes :: Last of the Summer Feedback Whine

Misfortune favours the brave and there aren’t many rockers more valiant than ASIWYFA, so it was with considerable regret they had to cancel Zomberparkfeest at the weekend after bassist Johnny Adger injured his shoulder. This injury has...

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Wednesday, August 18th, 2010

News :: Plugd Records

Okay I admit that a little burp of jealousy arose in my throat last week to hear that Cork have reclaimed their dearly-loved indie record store Plugd from the throes of recession. I miss Road Records so...

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Thursday, July 22nd, 2010

Mix :: No Ordinary Fool :: Road Records

Pretty sweet mix from No Ordinary Fool in homage of Road Records, featuring At Last An Atlas, The Ambience Affair, Two Door Cinema Club and The Cast of Cheers amongst others. We’re all saddened to hear of...

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