Wednesday, 16 December 2009

Hot Chip 'One Life Stand' Video

One Life Stand is the 4th studio album due for release from the mighty Hot Chip on January 29th (In Ireland). After releasing, in my opinion three top albums with Coming On Strong, The Warning and Made In The Dark in the space of five years, they return with yet another excellent release.

Each album has seen the band evolve from an eccentric lo fi pop band to an all out disco club outfit, so the question is where to next for Hot Chip? Well the first track to become a single from the new album is also titled One Life Stand and it's a fantastic and buoyant pop tune, something I have missed with the X-Factor cramming up the airwaves of late.

Fans of Ready For The Floor and Boy From School shouldn't be disappointed with this effort and to accompany it is an equally great video.

Hot Chip One Life Stand is out January 29th 2009

Sunday, 13 December 2009

Photo's: You Me At Six supporting Paramore live @ The O2 Dec. 12th 2009

You Me At Six were the main support act for Paramore last night in The O2 and they certainly know how to bring it live. They played mostly tracks from their debut Take Off Your Colours including the super catchy Kiss And Tell, Finders Keepers and Save It For The Bedroom but also included one of their fantastic new tracks, The Consequence.

You Me At Six are set to release their second studio album
Hold Me Down here on January 8th in Ireland and 11th in the UK.

Here are some pics from the show and you can view the rest HERE.

Josh Franceschi
You Me At Six supporting Paramore live @ The O2 December 12th 2009

Max Helyer
You Me At Six supporting Paramore live @ The O2 December 12th 2009

Matt Barnes
You Me At Six supporting Paramore live @ The O2 December 12th 2009

Chris Miller
You Me At Six supporting Paramore live @ The O2 December 12th 2009

Wednesday, 9 December 2009

The Dodos-Longform Video

The second track on The Dodos 2009 release Time To Die is the alluring Longform, a pounding and fast paced concoction of drums and guitar that they have just made a video to.

The video to Longform has me dreaming of summery days in the countryside and temporarily wipes away the winter blues. The perfect antidote to a cold day. Enjoy the warmth!

Tuesday, 8 December 2009

Chromeo - Night By Night Video

This track has been knocking about for a couple of months but finally there is a video to go with this belter. Chromeo's Night By Night is electro disco at it's finest and the accompanying video is like Dirty Dancing in a Strictly Ballroom haze with a touch of T.J Hooker but, without the grainy 80's quality and more of a polished 00's vibe.
Skream has also done an incredible remix for this track too and is well worth checking out here.

Monday, 7 December 2009

New Flying Lotus track Quakes on Warp compilation 2010

2010 is the title of a new compilation released on Warp Records which showcases brand new tracks from their newer signings as well as, some new material from their more established artists such as Flying Lotus and Bibio. Also featured is tracks from newbies Rustie, Nice Nice and De Tropix.
Quakes is a brand new track from Flying Lotus to feature on 2010 and press play below to have a listen to the dark, glitchy brilliance.

2010 is out now and Tracklisting is as follows with snippets of Bibio, The Hundred In The hands and Nice Nice plus more below.:

01 - Bibio - Jealous Of Roses (Pivot Remix)
02 - The Hundred In The Hands - Dressed In Dresden
03 - Nice Nice - See Waves
04 - Flying Lotus - Quakes
05 - Pivot - The Quick Mile
06 - Africa HiTech - Blen
07 - Rustie - Inside Pikachu's Cunt
08 - De Tropix - Adeyhey
09 - Hudson Mohawke - FUSE
10 - Gonjasufi - Ancestors

Wednesday, 2 December 2009

U:MACK 15th Birthday Party Preview

U:Mack’s 15th birthday is set to be a banging affair in Tripod on December 10th with huge favourites Battles heading the line up.

have played 4 or 5 gigs in Dublin over the past three years, each time to a bigger crowd, bigger venue and with more energy than the gig before. They quickly won over the minds of the Irish music lovers with the release of the debut EP's and anyone in attendance at the U:Mack birthday will be in for a treat when they launch into monster tracks Atlas and Ddiamond. In short, they are a prog force to be reckoned with. Most importantly though, this gig will see previews of their new material due out next year.

Also on the bill are, the masters of instrumental rock, 65 Days of Static. For those unfamiliar with the Sheffield group, imagine the most beautiful Mogwai-esque soundtrack mixed with a heavy dose of electronic instruments and stunning visuals.

One of Europe's respected outfits The Ex, shall be definitely one the birthday highlights with their unrivalled reputation as an electrifying live band that hypnotise their audience with plenty no-wave/post punk offerings. Their body of work includes around 20 studio albums and as many EP's to boot making them a fantastic addition to the bill.

Local heroes Adebisi Shank are also lined up and should satisfy the Battles fans in attendance. These guys have been garnering huge support in Ireland with their critically acclaimed punk rock album This Is The Album Of A Band Called Adebisi Shank released earlier this year and are an excellent choice for opening proceedings on Thursday next.

Dance/pop ensemble !!! or Chk Chk Chk DJ set pad out the evening. For those of you there purely to dance these guys will be just what the doctor ordered. Allan Wilson and Tyler Pope shall be on hand to spin some well placed tunes and speaking from experience these guys know how to ensure a party keeps going until the wee hours.

The Skinny Wolves
DJ's are also onthe bill to balance out the right kinds of tunes on the night so expect to hear your favourite kinds of Krautrock, Dance, New Wave and Punk plus a whole lot more.

To be part of this momentous occasion just head over to and grab yourself one.
It is going to be one of the most talked about gigs of 2009 and with good reason too.

Preview by Liz Duffy & Danielle Graham