Wednesday 3 August 2011

Grimes Tonight

Upstairs in Whelans with Catscars in support.

Saturday 16 July 2011

Yawning Chasm
Tomorrow night in anseo, a rare dublin show from Galways native Aaron M. Coyne aka Yawning Chasm. His "The Shadow is That Hidden" EP was one of the best releases I heard last year. Those songs have laid me down into my leaba and gently let the night come in countless times. Truly majestic stuff. Half of the EP can be listened to below.

Live Aaron as recruited DeclanQKelly to beef up the sound, adding some "shoegazey guitar" to the mix.  Yawning Chasm is certainly up there with Porn On Vinyl, Patrick Kelleher, Jennifer Evans, Sea Pinks and Katie Kim in the vangaurd of interesting and sincere music coming out of our wee isle.

More info on the gig here.
Buy The EP Here.

Wednesday 8 June 2011

RHINO MAGIC - GET GOING Album Launch Friday 10th of June


Fuzzed up laments from the wilds of Wexford, Rhino Magic is Joseph Kielthy recording sounds from keyboards, guitars and the world onto a laptop which is prone to overheating. "Get Going" is a nine song album full of joyous distorted pastel pop. It's the soundtrack to a found hi8 video of a tenth birthday party. Fizzing coke and tayto burps, never ending hazy adventures in roaming sun drenched fields till "the mother" calls everyone in for cake cutting and more coke. 

rhino magic - home with you from joak on Vimeo.


Though there's a tropical breeze that floats through proceedings, it swirls around what is definitely a dark heart of the jungle. Fuzzy vocals and a whole curiosity museum of instrumentation are all good and well, but the songwriting is completely effortless and witty to the max - Rough Trade



"Aidan Wall, a man forcing dreams into mp3 files via the kindly intercession of a nylon-string guitar, his voice and smothering layers of lo-fi fuzz of more the Daniel Johnston variety than, say, the Wavves variety. In ebbs and swells, Wall provides moods that vary from cosy reassurance to panic-attack unease, all with the same, utterly minimal set-up." - Those Geese Were Stupefied

Tender Objects Presents

Rhino Magic
No Monster Club
Porn On Vinyl

w/ Tender Objects DJs

Friday 10th June
Doors : 8.00pm


Venue : Hello Operator
12 Rutland Place,
Dublin 1

Limited Tickets - €10 / €12 with Album & Screen Printed Poster


Thursday 28 April 2011

The Joke

I picked up "What's THIS For...! " on vinyl today. "Exit" is indeed the last song on it.

Thursday 14 April 2011

Patrick Kelleher/School Tour Split

CF records (formally Cass/Flick ) have released a split cassette with me (School Tour) and Patrick Kelleher.The thirty one minutes long tape is limited to 100 copies and includes a MP3 download code.
The tape can be bought from CF Records Here.You can listen to the whole of my side below and download the first song.

School Tour/Patrick Kelleher Split by School Tour

And here is one of Patrick's songs.
This Room by Patrick Kelleher

Patrick and I with Catscars in tow will be hitting Belfast tomorrow, more info here.

Saturday 9 April 2011

School Tour/Patrick Kelleher - Mega Muscle Mix

Photo: Peter (Wolf) Sims.
Post boss sounds compiled and mixed by Patrick And I for our belfast "brahs" over at CF records.
Features alot of dubby bass, overdriven synths songs and summer street jams as well as two songs from the best re-releases Ive hear this year; Chrisma's Hibernation and Harold Grosskopf's Synthesist.

School Tour/Patrick Kelleher - Mega Muscle Mix by CF Records
1. Underground - Declan Q Kelly
2. The Gambling Song of the Big Sandy River - John Jacob Niles
3. Circles of Mania - Coil
4. Careering - Public Image Limited
5. Flying Turns - Crash Course In Science
6. Day breaks Night Heals - Thomas Leer & Robert Rental
7. We R - Chrisma
8. 5-8-6 (Peel Sessions) - New Order
9. SO WEIT, SO GUT - Harald Grosskopf
10. Pull up to the Bumper - Grace Jones
11. Double Dutch - Malcolm McLaren
12. Pass The Dutchie - Musical Youth
13. Woke Up Laughing - Robert Palmer
14. Police And Thieves - Junior Murvin
15. Morning Sun - Al Murray And The Cimarons
16. Le Vent Nous Portera - Noir D├ęsir
17. Aviva - Chinawoman
18. I Cry (Night After Night) - The Egyptian Lover
19. Eye In The Sky (33 1/3 RPM) - The Alan Parsons Project

Friday 8 April 2011

How To Dress Well - Suicide Dream 1&2

Nightvisions of angels, in silhouette. Peaking lights flashing from behind. Speakers explode with the heavenly howls as they descends. Everything else around falls in on its self. Chest heavy now then light as you fall fast. Faster and faster. The bedroom floor no longer there to break the momentum. Faster and faster. Stratosphering with out care.

How To Dress Well has made an album that is truly astonishing, once (if) you (can) get passed all the distortion clipping.
I picked up the Tri Angle's re-release of Love Remains LP here, since my local record shop couldnt order it got some reason.

Thursday 31 March 2011

New Future Islands

Another reason to love this Band.

Sunday 20 March 2011

New Mi Ami

Better Than Old Mi Ami.

Mi Ami - Hard Up from Thrill Jockey Records on Vimeo.

Mi Ami hit Dublin on saturday the 16th of April, admission is freeeeeeeeeeeeeee.

Wednesday 16 March 2011

Saturday 5 March 2011

David O'Reilly's External World

The External World from David OReilly on Vimeo.

An incredible short that is a surreal mix of Jam and Fooly Cooly.

New Katie Kim

A sneak peek of Katie Kim's long awaited second album and it's going to be a double album too. Check out her myspace for other new songs, the Mississippi baptism song "Dimmer" is truly exquisite.

More after the jump.

Thursday 3 February 2011

Princess Dies & Light Asylum
Princess DIES; a great cosmic abrasions group consisting of Bruno Coviello (Light Asylum) and Ashby Lee Collinson. Less Yazoo steeped dark pop drones than Coviello's other exceptional group but equally as engaging.

Heart Belongs by Princess Dies by ashbycollinson
Reptilian by Princess Dies by ashbycollinson

Light Asylum

Ital - Ital's Theme

Slick disco solo project for Mi Ami's Daniel Martin-McCormic. "Ital's Theme" single is Ital and indeed the first release out on Amanda Brown's (LA Vampires / Pocahaunted) new weirdo dance 12" single label; 100% Silk.

Wednesday 2 February 2011

New Peaking Lights

New grooves from two piece Peaking Lights. "All The Sun That Shines" is "positive dub", fun and crispier sounding compared to their debut LP on Night People Records,

Their second album "936" is out today on Not Not Fun and hopefully it lives up to their debut album whch was one of favourite albums of 09'.
Also there is a really great, insightful video Peaking Lights on VBS. which shows how they creating their spaced out sounds circuit bending toy keyboards,fm radios, broken pedals and whatever Aaron can find in thrift stores.

Tuesday 25 January 2011

Children Under Hoof, DeclanQKelly, Magic Pockets -Thursday 27th of January, Crawdaddy

Children Under Hoof's last show till the launch of a split 12" with Hunter-Gartherer. Don't miss this fabulous opportunity to better yourself by putting the their musical performance into your ears and eyes.
In tow, Galway's brightest jewel, DeclanQKelly & the first live outing from Magic Pockets, the new solo project from Ruadhan O Meara {Grey Mayhem, Guilty Optics, Crayonsmith band}.

Children Under Hoof
Magic Pockets

Harcourt Street
Doors 7.30
5 Euros
Band Info after the jump.