Podcast & Playlist 6/09/13

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Arctic Monkeys – Knee Socks

Nine Inch Nails – Everything

Crocodiles – Teardrop Guitar

King Krule – A Lizard State

Tandem Felix – Third Degree Burns

Holy Ghost – Bridge & Tunnel

Factory Floor – Turn It Up

Glasser – Shape

Forest Swords – The Weight Of Gold

Janelle Monae – Give Em What They Love (feat. Prince)

R.S.A.G. Open

Prefab Sprout – The Greatest Jewel Thief In The World

Caitlin Rose – No One To Call

Podcast & Playlist 03/05/13

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!!! – One Girl/One Boy

Wampire – Train

Tieranniesaur – The Changeling

Shannon & The Clams – Into A Dream

Melt Your Brains – Release!

Interview with Unknown Mortal Orchestra

Amateur Historians – These Cities Are Stealing My Soul

The Altered Hours – Sweet Jelly Roll

Nancy Elizabeth – Simon Says Dance

Ten Speed Race – It Ain’t Gonna Last

2xm Podcast & Playlist 15/03/13 with Hilary Woods aka The River Cry


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We had the pleasure of having the lovely Hilary Woods (ex JJ72) aka The River Cry in studio with us on today’s show. The album The River Cry is out now.

David Bowie – (You Will) Set The World On Fire

Eleanor Freidberger – Stare At The Sun

Efterklang – Told To Be Fine

Weval – Out Of The Game

The River Cry – Honey Moon

The River Cry – September Light

The River Cry – Raise The Red Lantern

Mano La Tough – Please

Widowspeak – Thick As Thieves

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Into Your Arms

2xm Podcast & Playlist 08/03/13

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Thee Oh Sees – Toe Cutter, Thumb Buster

Austra – Home

Bahamas – Caught Me Thinking

Mano Le Tough – Cannibalize

Suuns – 2020

Bibio – Á Tout à L’heure

Mmoths feat. Holly Miranda – All These Things

Darkstar – Amplified Ease

Ron Sexsmith – Snake Road

David Bowie – Dirty Boys

The Growlers – Someday

Phosphorescent – Ride On/Right On

David Bowie – Changes

Feather Beds: Airbrushed


As an artist I imagine it’s difficult to keep an air of mystery at the minute, even more so in small city like Dublin. However Feather Beds seem to be managing it. What they’re lacking in ‘social media impact’ and press photos, they’re balancing with songs of this calibre, the kind of shimmering, intricate and hook laden tunes you would have expected from a Grizzly Bear gone solo. Although seemingly in its infancy, the craft of both ‘Airbrushed’ and the previous release ‘On Your Deathbed’, suggests the outfit/musician may not be a newbie to songwriting. Either way, this project is definitely joining the likes of Ginnels and Carried By Waves in the current crop of our favourite new Irish music.

RTÉ 2xm Podcast & Playlist : 6th July 2012

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Blur – The Puritan
Cat Power – Ruin
John Spencer Blues Explosion – Black Mould
Wye Oak – Spiral
Big Monster Love – River Valley Gurls
Post – Monument to a Lost Cause (Part 1)
Kindess – house
Here We Go Magic – Alone but Moving
Bobby Womack – Love Is Gonna Lift You Up
Timber Timbre – Bad Ritual
Spiritualised – little girl
Holly Cook – Shadow Kissing
Low – Breaker
Pj Harvey – Dress

Lost Lander: Cold Feet


Is there a void left in your musical collection in the wake of a new release from Menomena and the band’s many side projects including Lackthereof or Ramona Falls?

Well I think I’ve found the answer – Matt Sheehy’s  new band Lost Lander and it’s no surprise there’s quite a similarity between all the bands. Sheehy plays bass for Brent Knopf (ex Menomena/current Ramona Falls) and in turn Knopf has taken over knob twiddling duties for the band’s debut album “DRRT” which was funded by a “telethon” campagin. Indeed, it seems a bit like Portland musical incest but it’s definitely a good thing.

You can download Cold Feet by just visiting the band’s official site here in exchange for your e-mail.

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During these sticky summer months there’s been little in completely new music that has blown me away, one track that has shaken off a few cobwebs however is this one from PVT (formerly Pivot). I’m the first to admit that I found debut patchy at best but with a lead single such as this I am willing to give them another shot, if you’re in the mood to give them a second chance then their new album is out “Church With No Magic” is out now on the fantastic Warp label.

The aussie trio are also playing in Dublin at the fine new venue that is The Workman’s Club on 9th September . I had a quick visit the other night and as it comprises of a gorgeous Georgian building, has a few decent tunes and lovely cheap Jameson and ginger ale. You would think there would be no competition? Well sorry as Field Music and Subplots are playing in Crawdaddy on that very same night. What to do, what to do..