State.ie Mixtape – Vitamin D

June 18th, 2010 by

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Ireland in the sun, there’s nowhere quite like it. We’re getting a decent run of this week (jinx) and our mixtape reflects the glare sonically with the summer’s freshest sounds. It’s a sleepy but sharp start with Ghostpoet featuring Micachu, Aias send some rays from sunny Spain and Magic Kids have a seasonal tune for […]


Out on a Limb Records night this Saturday

June 17th, 2010 by

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Limerick’s Out on a Limb Records hit Dublin for another label night, this time in the Twisted Pepper on Saturday. The lineup for the night will see roster acts Windings and Crayonsmith play along with the recently Popical Island featured Squarehead. Doors at 11pm with tickets priced at €10. Crayonsmith 11.15-11.45 Squarehead 12 – 12.30 […]


New Dr. Dre track with Jay-Z leaked

June 17th, 2010 by

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The first sign that the epically long in the making Detox album may actually be coming out some time in the next 400 lunar cycles as a track from Dr. Dre featuring Jay-Z popped onto the interweb yesterday. ‘Under Pressure’ samples Kraftwerk and this rip has an annoying ident throughout it but it’s promising stuff. […]


Listen to Robyn’s album Body Talk Pt. 1

June 16th, 2010 by

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Robyn‘s fifth studio ablum, Body Talk Pt. 1, is now available to stream for free. The album was originally released on June 14th and is the first record of her three-part Body Talk series. Body Talk Pt. 1 by robyn


Wildbirds & Peacedrums – ‘The Well’

June 16th, 2010 by

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Sweden’s Wildbirds & Peacedrums released the rather brilliant Retina EP in May on The Leaf Label featuring the standout track ‘Fight For Me’ last month. This month, the band release the Iris EP, a companion 12″. The two EPs were recorded in Iceland with a Chamber Choir and the talents of Bedroom Community’s Ben Frost, […]


Festival of the week: Body & Soul – timetable, info and a preview playlist

June 16th, 2010 by

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The first Body and Soul Gathering is taking place in Ballinlough Castle, Co. Westmeath this weekend. The festival will feature Four Tet, !!! (Chk Chk Chk), Jape, Tunng, Alex Paterson, Crystal Fighters, Voice of Seven Thunders & more as well as wood-fired hot tubs, holistic arts, a masquerade ball with a moonlit orchestra, and bonfires […]


Secret Garden Party line-up and details

June 16th, 2010 by

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This year’s Secret Garden Party is scheduled for July 22nd to the 25th in Cambridgeshire, England. The Secret Garden Party features six stages of music, art installations, an Explorer Camp of talks, films, games, workshops, installations, an S&M parlour (yes, we kid you not) and interventions programmed by The Geography Collective. This year, all of […]


Grace Jones returns to Ireland

June 16th, 2010 by

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Having impressed a lot of people at the Electric Picnic in 2008, Grace Jones comes back to these shores for a series of more intimate dates this summer: 21st/22nd July – The Wright Venue, Airside, Dublin 23rd/24th July The Savoy Theatre, Cork Tickets priced €56 are on sale now.


Klaxons album details

June 16th, 2010 by

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Klaxons have announced full details of their second album. Entitled Surfing The Void, it comes our way on August 20th – with the single ‘Echoes’ arriving a week earlier. The tracklisting for the album (artwork above) is as follows: Echoes The Same Space Surfing The Void Valley of The Calm Trees Venusia Extra Astronomical Twin […]



The Drums for Belfast and Dublin headliners

June 16th, 2010 by

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Last seen here as support for Florence & The Machine, the much fancied Drums play headline Irish shows on Tuesday 30 November at Mandela Hall, Belfast and Wednesday 1 December at the The Academy, Dublin. A pre-sale for the show starts on Wednesday 16th June on www.thedrums.com. Tickets go on general sale on Friday 18th […]


Phantom launches i-Con Next Becks Thing

June 16th, 2010 by

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Phantom 105.2, in association with Becks Vier, present the ultimate Battle of the Bands competition, -I-Con’s Next Becks Thing’. Kicking off at Whelans of Wexford Street on Thursday, June 17th, the competition will consist of a series of five heats, which will take place every month and will feature four acts each night. A special […]


Win tickets to Harmonic

June 16th, 2010 by

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The inaugural Harmonic concert takes place at the Marquee in Cork next Friday, June 25th. Though the Marquee has played host to some large acts before, next week’s show is a collection of some of the finest live bands of the moment – Grizzly Bear, Midlake, Camera Obscura and Villagers. We have a pair of […]


Watch the new MGMT video for ‘It’s Working’

June 15th, 2010 by

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MGMT today posted the new video for ‘It’s Working’, the latest single from their album Congratulations, their newest single. The video was directed by So Me, director of Justice’s D.A.N.C.E amongst other videos.