New Sweet Jane single – ‘Close Your Eyes’

August 10th, 2010 by

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Having impressed many with their debut album Sugar For My Soul, Sweet Jane will be releasing a second single from the record in the coming weeks. The re-recorded version of ‘Close Your Eyes’ will also be their debut release in the UK ahead of the album coming out over there. The band play Death Disco […]

Nick Cave lets off steam in new Grinderman video

August 10th, 2010 by


We all know Nick Cave‘s a badass but this is the first time we’ve seen him light his own farts. The new promo for Grinderman‘s ‘Heathen Child’ has arrived in a hail of bullets, werewolves and meteorite showers. The promo was directed by John Hillcoat (The Road, The Proposition) and isn’t that safe to watch […]

Kanye West competes against the Ancient Egyptians

August 9th, 2010 by


Not content with striving to be the best artist on the planet right now, Kanye West is competing with the past – namely, ” Michelangelo, Picasso, the pyramids.” (sic) In an article featured in today’s Guardian Kanye discusses Thom Yorke, Trent Reznor, Alexander McQueen, Kate Moss, unicorns and how he “don’t know a rapper that […]

Clare Maguire – ‘Strangest Thing’ (MP3)

August 9th, 2010 by


We’re really liking what we hear from singer-songwriter Clare Maguire thus far. That may only amount to two songs so we’ll see what the future holds for this young Brummie with Irish roots. ‘Strangest Thing’ is your first listen – a piano ballad with soulful vocals and subtle electronic clicks. It made us sit up […]

Ticket Giveaway: Damo Suzuki & The Jimmy Cake

August 9th, 2010 by


Damo Suzuki, lead singer of German Krautrock legends CAN, returns to Dublin’s Crawdaddy this Thursday, August 12th, for a very special collaboration with local heroes – The Jimmy Cake. This is part of a project called Damo Suzuki’s Network where he tours the world performing live improvisational music with local musicians or “Sound-Carriers”. Tickets are […]

The Temper Trap announce Irish dates

August 9th, 2010 by


Australian band, The Temper Trap, have announced a show in Dublin’s Tripod on Halloween night, tickets are priced at €28 including booking fee and will go on sale this Thursday (August 12th) at 9 am. The band will also play Belfast’s Ulster Hall the night before, October 30th, tickets costing £20.50. Tickets may be purchased […]

Antony and the Johnsons – ‘Thank You For The Love’ (MP3)

August 9th, 2010 by


From Antony and the Johnsons‘ new five-track EP Thank You For The Love out on August 24th via Secretly Candian comes the title track and also, lead single from forthcoming album Swanlights (out October 12th). Here’s the song and the deets: The album is now available for pre-order including bundles consisting of the full length […]

Video: Kanye West – ‘Power’

August 6th, 2010 by


Kanye’s new video, well “moving painting” clocks in at only 103 seconds. But this is Kanye, he can do anything. It premiered on MTV US last night. Wait, what? They still show music videos? The clip was directed by Canadian artist Marco Brambilla and takes inspiration from Michelangelo’s frescos in the Sistine Chapel.

Tyondai Braxton leaves Battles

August 6th, 2010 by


The news was announced in a Warp news item: “Battles and Tyondai would like to let their fans know they have chosen to follow their own musical paths. Due to Battles’ ambitions of finishing their second studio album followed by commitments to a full touring schedule in 2011, and Tyondai’s own commitments as a solo […]

Watch Arcade Fire Terry Gilliam-directed live videos

August 6th, 2010 by


Last night Arcade Fire played Madison Square Garden in New York and the entire gig was broadcast on Youtube. Highlights of the webcast, directed by Terry Gilliam have been posted up for those of us who were rightfully sleeping across this side of the pond. ‘Ready to Start’ ‘Rococo’ ‘Empty Room’ featuring Owen Pallett. Behind […]

LCD Soundsystem hint at making another record?

August 6th, 2010 by

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Here’s some nice Friday gossip for you. It seems the new Arcade Fire album, The Suburbs, has LCD Soundsystem considering making a follow up to This Is Happening. According to their twitter account, LCD are “psyched 2 see @arcadefire tonite. miss those folks. such a good lp. a kick in the ass. maybe lcd need […]

Junip announce tour dates and album release

August 6th, 2010 by


Junip are a three-piece Swedish group featuring Jose Gonzalez. Earlier this year they released the splendid Rope and Summit (free to download) EP, a foray into the indie-pop/rock spectrum for Gonzalez. The band have announced an extensive tour of Europe and the US over the Autumn months including a stop-off in Whelan’s, Dublin on October […]