Saturday 31 July 2010

Thursday 29 July 2010

The Reason I Got Into Ivor Cutler

BBC4's wonderful and insightful documentary on the late, great Ivor Cutler; "Looking for Truth with a Pin" is now up in full on youtube.
More Ivor Cutler on this blog here.

Sunday 25 July 2010

The Screamers

Dirty LA. synth punk from the later 70s, The Screamers release no albums in their four years together.

Thursday 22 July 2010

Pens - High In The Cinema

Road Records is closing, soon to be gone for good. So where do I go now? In ever aspect other than stock Road excelled, surpassing every other in our wee capital. I felt like a vulture in there on monday, picking at the bones of a once health beast. It will be a sad day, come Saturday when the shutters are down for good. Well they have given me one more piece of rockus joy in the form of "LDN" three piece Pens and their debut album "Hey Friend!What You Doing". I would suspect like some of you, I first heard of Pens purely because Amelia from the band drew this righteous tape cover and they form of garage rock isn't a million miles away from Wavves either. Its a little more playful with their casio tones and girl shout shout harmonies but in parts they are L7 mean and certainly not as pop catchy as Williams mini epics. Like all good things their end came and passed, playing their last gig back in June. This Saturday, 24th of July, like Pens, Road too will be over before their time.

High In The Cinema.mp3
Sally Ain't Nobody.mp3

Thursday 15 July 2010

Yawning Chasm

A goosebump inducing live vid of the wonderful Yawning Chasm at possible the best venue I have ever been to and played at The "Fairyfort", Co Galway curated and created by Takashi Kumagai . You can buy Yawning Chasm's "The Shadow is That Hidden" EP HERE.

The next fairyfort show and possible last is this saturday, with Yawning Chasm, Declan Q. Kelly and Music For Dead Birds (solo). More info here.

Sunday 11 July 2010


Spain's answer to DEVO.

Wednesday 7 July 2010

Jocke & Elliot - RegnbÄgen

Lush Swedish minimal synth from Jocke (aka 240 Interceptor) & (Son of Luke Eargoggle) Elliot. Hopefully Kust Musik are still planning to release it on a two track 12", but I heard that back in 2009 and not much talk since.

It looks like we can get your grubby paws on this ever soon.

Monday 5 July 2010

Jugend 85'

Sunday 4 July 2010

Thursday 1 July 2010

Tomorrow Night - Logikparty, Children Under Hoof, Fringilla Montifringilla

Upstairs in Whelans host three post something rock n bolder bands that have the right mix of caustic guitars and melodica solos to make this an interesting and rockous night.

Iodine from logikparty on Vimeo.

Eight Euros in (with Logikparty's excellent "Iodine/Good Hood" 7") or 6 without it.
Doors at 7.30