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


RTÉ 2xm Podcast & Playlist 25/01/13


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The Jim Jones Revue – Where Da Money Go?

On An On – The Hunter

Valerie June – You Can’t Told

The Postal Service – The District Sleeps Alone Tonight

Sweet Baboo – Lets Go Swimming Wild

Pick A Piper – All Her Colours

Gold Panda – Trust

Beach Fossils – Taken Off

Caitlin Rose – I Was Cruel

Johnny Marr – The Messenger

Majical Cloudz – Turns Turns Turns

Matthew E .White – Big Love

The Undertones – Teenage Kicks


RTÉ 2xm Podcast & Playlist 18/01/13


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Beach Fossils – Generational Synthetic

Toro Y Moi – Say That

Youth Lagoon – Dropla

Unknown Mortal Orchestra – So Good At Being In Trouble

Eels – New Alphabet

Rachel Zeffira – Here On In

Yo La Tengo – Ohm

Pantha Du Prince – Photon

Cave Singers – Hard To Pretend

John Grant – Pale Green Ghosts

Adam & The Ants – Kings Of The Wild Frontier

New Breed Of Irish Music

It’s that time again. Early December means one thing for music fans – end of year lists. The Drowned In Sound list is active and I can’t wait for the Ragged Words one as it always unearths something that I’ve missed. (the site actually have a feature dedicated to this at the moment and it’s quite a corker). Attempting to compile my list this year I began to realise this new wave of indigenous music that I’m really enjoying. It leaves a bad taste in my mouth when I see separate lists made for Irish artists at the end of each year, or when at an international showcase for new music and all the music from here only appear on one night together. I never categorise the music I listen to by country and I doubt many others do either, however quite hypocritically I now give you three artists that happen to be Irish but are trumping much of the international music I’m hearing at the moment.

Kill Krinkle Club – Golden Eagle

Sacred Animals – Chosen Seed

Bear Bones – Moonman

Perhaps I should have titled this piece “Three reasons why funding for the arts should not be cut in today’s budget”


Menomena’s new album “Mines” is out now and although there is many a corker featured, this video and track is still one of my favourites. From their 2007 album “Friend and Foe”, above is Wet and Rusting and below is some of their new material. Like their previous albums, their latest is quite the grower with more melodies and hooks revealing themselves with every listen. If you like what you hear you should also listen to some Ramona Falls and Lackthereof which have busied two of the band’s members in between Menomena albums. Now enjoy the music while I weep in the corver due to the fact they haven’t added an Irish date on their current tour.

Menomena – Taos:

Menomena – Dirty Cartoons:

Ramona Falls – I Say Fever