Thursday, 18 December 2008

Manchester quartet The Whip bring their electro,disco rock madness to Think Tank (formerly The Hub) tonight.
They released their debut album earlier this year X Marks Destination on Southern Fried Records which was produced by the very popular Jim Abbiss, whom has also done the honours for the likes of Ladytron, Arctic Monkey's and Editors.
It's a stomper of a debut and tonight it shall be worth the loose change of €12 into see them (and a nosey around the new looking Think Tank if you haven't already been).

Okay it took me a while to compile my top 20 albums but I eventually got there.

Late Of The Pier - Fantasy Black Channel

Why? - Alopecia

The Last Shadow Puppets - The Age Of The Understatement

Metronomy - Night Out

Friendly Fires – Friendly Fires

Messiah J And The Expert - From The Word Go

Lynn - Balancing Lakes

Mystery Jets - Twenty One

MGMT - Oracular Spectacular

Jamie Lidell - Jim

Vampire Weekend - Vampire Weekend

Neon Neon - Stainless Style

Fleet Foxes - Fleet Foxes

Roots Manuva - Slime & Reason

Cut Copy - In Ghost Colours

Hot Chip - Made In The Dark

Does It Offend You Yeah? - Have No Idea What You Are Getting Yourself Into

Elbow - The Seldom Seen Kid
Midnight Juggernauts - Dystpoia

Wednesday, 17 December 2008

Picks of 2008 by Cookie


Cookie's 2008 favourites are;

Why? - Alopecia
Subtle - Existing Arm
Portishead - Third
Notwist - The Devil, You And Me
Flight Of The Conchords - Flight Of The Conchords
Gang Gang Dance - St Dymphna
Boduf Songs - How Shadows Chase The Balance
Lambchop - OH (Ohio)
Deerhoof - Offend Maggie
Bonnie Prince Billy - Lie Down In The Light

Pick's of 2008 by Paddy


My Albums of 2008 are in no particular order but go something like this;
Opeth - Watershed
Johann Johannsson - Fordlandia
Bohren & der Club of Gore - Dolores
Bloodbath - Fathomless Mastery
Beck - Modern Guilt
MGMT - Oracular Spectacular
Earth - The Bees Made Honey In The Lion's Skull
Asva - What You Don't Know Is Frontier
Venetian Snares - Detrimentlist
Lustmord - Other

Who Are We?

After writing and snapping a load of bands for other people I decided that I would start this blog with some like minded individuals so we could bring to you our opinions on the new and not so new on the music scene here in Ireland and indeed wherever else it takes us. 
We are not trying to be better than anyone else just honest and forthright about what we believe in as music fans.
It will get serious, it will get humorous and sometimes frightening but if you are enjoying it then that's all that matters really, yeah? So come with us now on a journey... oops wrong script!