Harmless Noise

A music blog from Ireland.

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Monday, November 25th, 2013

Video :: Bouts (NSFW)

It’s hilarious, really, how wrong I get things sometimes. Pliable Me is the one song on Bouts‘ album Nothing Good Gets Away that I don’t really like. And it’s the song used for their new video. I imagine that when the band read the album review, they must have suppressed a chuckle, because the video

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Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

News :: Community Of Independents

Summer 2013 will go down as the year that giveamanakick reformed for a one-off celebration of Out On A Limb. I was down in Limerick for this gig and it was a great night for all concerned,...

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Friday, August 23rd, 2013

Gig :: Community of Independents Season 4 Summer Party

Mad, but great, to realise that Community Of Independents are now heading into their fourth series. Still fresh, the format of a summer launch show and autumnal run of six shows has become a fixture of the...

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Monday, July 15th, 2013

News :: Little Bear

It seems surprising to think that less than a year ago, I met a band from Derry called Little Bear at the HWCH mentoring sessions. They were earnest and fresh, and looking for advice about how to...

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Thursday, April 11th, 2013

Mix :: Spring Into Summer

A mix of summery tunes that I put together for Two Tube’s blog that was published yesterday. Features Le Galaxie, Ms Hazel, Tieranniesaur, Cloud Castle Lake, Orquesta, Goodtime/Laser Tom, Benny Smiles, Garret Moore, Me And My Dog,...

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Wednesday, March 20th, 2013

News :: Two Tube TV March Music Round-Up

Each month I post a round up of tracks suited for the young people’s audience on RTE2′s Two Tube show which airs from 5:30-7pm each weekday. Today we’ve got a slew of new releases from the past...

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Monday, November 5th, 2012

News :: Community of Independents Returns For S3

Delighted to see that Community of Independents will return for a third series on DCTV. A special launch gig will take place in the Button Factory on 10 November, all free and with a line-up full of...

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Friday, May 11th, 2012

Video :: A Joyful Slog

Launched with a screening on Sunday night and an online upload on Tuesday, A Joyful Slog is a documentary about independent music in Ireland made by the Community of Independents crew at DCTV, and the YouTube video...

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Monday, December 12th, 2011

Interview :: Rubberbandits

Rubberbandits. Terrors of the telephone, angels of the airwaves. Messers with microphones, Limerick’s new leaders. While Father Ted and Dylan Moran have been the defining figures of great Irish comedy, a new pair of plastic padres have...

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