Friday Freebie 29/03/13: Kurt Vile


The day before his hometown of Philadelphia honour their sonorous son with a parade we are delighted to share a new Kurt Vile track as our Friday Freebie.

Having wooed a whole new fan base with Smoke Ring For My Halo two years ago, he is set to release his second album for Matador Records on April 9th. Walkin On A Pretty Daze will be his fifth full length record and Never Run Away is the second track to get a public airing and is available to download for free right here. It’s the most immediate track he has released to date, instantly accessible but without a hint of dilution.

All bodes very well for the album and of course his Irish date this summer at Body & Soul Festival in June.


Friday Freebie 15/03/13: Weval


Weval: Out Of The Game

Lots of great electronic music coming out of Holland at the moment and we love what the Atomnation label have giving us so far this year, so are delighted that this weeks Friday Freebie is courtesy of  Applescal label mates Weval. The Dutch producers release the Half Age EP next week but right now the lead track Out Of The Game can be downloaded here for free right now.

RTÉ 2xm Podcast & Playlist 22/02/13


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Coves – Last Desire

The Child Of Lov – Give Me

Jamie Lidell – You Naked

Mano Le Tough – Changing Days

Mikal Cronin – Shout It Out

Lulu James – Closer

Public Service Broadcasting – Signal 30

Valerie June – You Can’t Be Told

Girls Names – Pittura Infamante

Helado Negro – Dance Ghost

Applescal – On The Way (feat Piana)

Unknown Mortal Orchestra – No Need For A Leader

Fleetwood Mac – Don’t Stop

RTÉ 2xm Podcast & Playlist 01/02/13


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Unknown Mortal Orchestra – Swim & Sleep (Like A Shark)

Ducktails – Flower Lane

Jamie Lidell – Why Ya Why

Come On Live Long – Little Ones

Applescal – Spring & Life

Pick A Piper – All Her Colours

Mmoths – All The Things (feat. Holly Mirianda)

Interview with The Jim Jones Revue

Grizzly Bear – Gun Shy

Mark Lanegan – Red Balloon

Widowspeak – Thick As Thieves

The Replacements – Alex Chilton





RTÉ 2xm on 2fm Podcast & Playlist: 5th August 2012


Two Wounded Birds – To Be Young

Calexico – Splitter

David Byrne & St. Vincent – Who

Taken By Trees – Dreams

Daphni – Ye Ye

Sebadoh – Keep The Boy Alive

Euros Childs – That’s Better

Jonny – I want To Be Around You

Carried By Waves – Sleepless

Silver Jews – Random Rules

Bat For Lashes – Laura

Sonic Youth – 100%

Glasser : Ring


The insistent percussive persuasion of the opening track Apply on this debut sets the tone for the wondrous and accomplished work that follows. Glasser aka Cameron Mesirow the Californian via Brooklyn (where else?) self styled ‘one woman orchestra’ has here created the blue print for a magical sound completely of her own. The sloppily bandied about lazy comparisons to Kate Bush, Bjork, etc totally miss the point…because the point is…this is an artist of singular talent and a talent finely realised. Within this short song cycle we are sucked into a world where simple and delicately weaved whistful melodies have at their pulsating heart a relentless sense of self. The voice here asserts itself as a conduit for pure emotion. What ensues is nothing short of a tour de force… this really is top drawer stuff. The playful synthesized backbeats offset with organic flourishes compliment the restless and haunted vocals beautifully, conjuring up an intoxicating, heady brew. Drink deep from this well. For this is the stuff of musical dreams.

Glasser: Apply

Glasser: Mirrorage