Wednesday, 17 November 2010

Girl Talk...


You can download superior mashup artist Girl Talk's new album, 'All Day' here: http://www.illegal-art.net/allday/

This album went up as a free download yesterday and led to Girl Talk being the most Googled name on the internet. It's a delicious mash up of samples from Neil Diamond, Yeah Yeah Yeah's, Rage Against the Machine, Beyonce. It's got a hyper, manic effect which I love and more samples and segues than a performance from Wagner on X-Factor.  

Check out this track, Get It Get It, sampling Lady Gaga's Bad Romance over Aphex Twin's Windowlicker before bleeding into Missy Elliot rapping over Daft Punks Digital Love. Delicious! 






Hot Chip collaboration with Bernard Summers...


Check out this class new video from a collaboration with the two main dudes from Hot Chip and Bernard Summers, of New Order and Joy Division fame. The track 'Didn't Know What Love Was' is sponsored by Converse.

The video is directed by Andreas Nilsson (Fever Ray and MGMT) and has a bit of a Micheal Gondry vibe going on. Enjoy...




You remember this cracking tune from Santogold, Julian Casablancas and NERD for Converse in 2008? 'My Drive Thru', love it!

Tuesday, 16 November 2010

M.I.A. Dublin gig Review...

Here's my review of M.I.A's excellent show at Dublin's Tripod on Friday 12th November 2010. This is the full version, subbed and shortened version appears here: http://iheartau.com/reviews/m-i-a/


Photo by Alessio Michelini


AU is glancing around at a lot of empty space in Dublin's Tripod venue tonight and wondering if the M.I.A. backlash has properly kicked in. It's pushing on 9pm and the venue is only a quarter full. Hell doesn't she have any fans left? 


Maya Arulpragasam, exploded onto the scene in 2005 with her mouthwateringly eclectic debut, Arular. M.I.A. sounded like no one else, mashing up elements of hip-hop, grime, world music, street culture and political activism and cleverly contextualizing it all by making the personal the political. She raised political awareness about the rights of the Tamil people in her native Sri Lanka through her lyrics and artwork (her father is believed to have been involved with the Tamil Tigers). 

M.I.A's dress sense was also wild- all clashing prints and hand me downs, what she called 'a refugee uniform'. In 2007 she dropped the epic Kala, which contained the smash hit 'Paper Planes' and also garnered rave reviews. At this stage rapper Nas had declared her 'the future'. 

Fast forward to May 2010 (just two months before her much anticipated third album, /\/\/\Y/\ was released) and M.I.A's credibility was blown apart by Lynn Hirschberg's controversial interview in The New York Times. It portrayed the singer as a spoilt rich kid, living a charmed life in an LA mansion with a heir to the Bronfman liquor fortune who was vague and ill- informed about her political arguements. The article dealt a serious blow to her credibility, how could she be singing about the plight of the third world, when she was so far removed from it? It didn't help matters that M.I.A. retaliated by tweeting the journalist's number.

Tonight, she is in Dublin for the first time in three years and will go onto play a much hyped sell out date with Sleigh Bells at The Warehouse Project in Manchester, the following night.  

We needn't have doubted her, by the time the first rumblings of 'Born Free' rock the place, the venue is heaving with excited looking fans. M.I.A. rocks onto the stage looking every bit the slacker fashionista- dressed in black and white patterned leggings, a loose fitting white shirt with black triangles, black shades and a neon pink lipstick which pops out every time the lights go down. 

'Born Free' is a raucous punk call to arms, with M.I.A. as our commander in chief. Blood splatters flash up on the screen, strobe lights go wild and her female DJ pumps out bass so loud it must be illegal in several countries. The singer has such a commanding stage presence, disaffected yet intense and powerful. 

No one seems too fussed about the furore over the banned video for the song or even all the bad press that M.I.A's being getting, everyone's just here for the music and a good time. 

When she sings it sounds muffled and at times it looks like it could all just be a mime act but not even this dampens the atmosphere. 

M.I.A. tests out tunes on the decks first, judging the crowds reaction. There's no diva behaviour here, just a eagerness to please. Notably the tunes that go down best are from the first and second albums. M.I.A. fans are a loyal bunch and sing every word to early tunes like 'Xr2', 'Pull up the People' and 'Galang'. They still sound fresh and years ahead of their time. The party atmosphere is aided by two redneck/refugee looking male dancers who shake their limbs so loose they look like they're dislocating muscles in the process. The visuals, strobe lights and female DJ dropping dirty Drum and Bass beats all add up to give the gig a really futuristic feel. 

The punk aesthetics of /\/\/\Y/\ shine through in the visuals for the attitude laden 'Illy Girl', M.I.A. runs down a highway followed by a disorientating, shaky camera. It's easy to see why the singer was nominated for the Alternative Turner Prize in 2001. Another song is backed by a transfixing visual of M.I.A. defying gravity and floating around the inside of a car, curled up in the foetal position. It's discombobulating and looks like she's admist a car crash. 

The singer doesn't come off as the icy, unapproachable rich bitch the NY times portrayed her as. She jumps into the crowd, shakes the crowds hands and for 'Boyz' she invites an army of fans onstage to dance with her. The overexcited teens drape their arms around M.I.A. and sing along, too busy documenting the experience on their cameras for Facebook to actually enjoy the moment. The fun atmosphere is infectious. 

The anthemic 'Paper Planes' lifts the roof off, with everyone punching their fists in the air at the gunshot sounds.

AU came here all cynical and judgemental but we've been won over by M.I.A's ballziness. We're going home to give /\/\/\Y/\ a few more listens and hope she can come back with the goods for album number four. 

Sunday, 14 November 2010

ELECTROMAGNETIC PHENOMENONS...



I love art and music so I was pretty excited to hear about this project combining the two.

Electromagnetic Phenomenon- Portrait of a Broadcaster is a promising two part project by artist Garrett Phelan, involving one of Ireland's finest DJ's Donal Dineen . 

For all of last week Donal broadcast his Today FM show, The Small Hours from 12-2am live from the Context Art Gallery in Derry and members of the public came in to watch. You can listen back to Donal charming shows here . It's really, really beautiful stuff. 

The second part of the project is a video installation based on and documenting Dineen's broadcasts. This will be on view in the gallery from the 15th Nov- 30th November. 

The artist choose Donal Dineen because he regards him as:

"someone whose iconic voice represents integrity and seriousness to his core audience, many of whom have developed their musical knowledge with him over many years. The project exists as an analogy between Energy, Electricity, Voice, the Power of the Mind and Other Matter." 

"Whilst acknowledging the importance of the content of Donal Dineen’s radio programme, Phelan focuses this portrait on the resonance of the broadcaster’s voice, its mediation to the outside world via the microphone, the wires and the transmission of the FM signal into the ether." 



"The aesthetic of this work represents the unknown properties of the electromagnetic signal once it travels beyond human understanding and how it relates back to us throughout its infinite, sublime and mystical journey." 

Anyone who has listened to the show will know what Garrett means here. Dineen has such a soothing voice, with an almost hypnotic quality, who plays sublime heartfelt music that exists on a higher plane than your average hype laden radio shows. I for one am so glad independent shows like this still exist. 


Love the flyer and invites for the show too, as seen above. 

More info on the artist here: http://www.garrettphelan.com/now.htm 

Here's an image courtesy of the artist, Garret Phelan's website: 
Photodrawing ‘ELECTROMAGNETIC PHENOMENON - Portrait of a Broadcaster – Donal Dineen 2010.’, spirit marker on photograph, 20.3 x 15.2cm, 201



FREEEE MUSIC....

Hey guys, just back from a stonking weekend of fun down in Dublin. Saw M.I.A. in Tripod on Friday. Screw all the bad press, she rocked the place and had a pretty powerful presence. It was one of those messy, sweaty gigs where everyone was just there for a good time. I'm doing a review of the gig for AU, so I'll stick it up here. Caught The Rubberbandits on Saturday in The Twisted Pepper who were every bit as hilarious and weird as I had hoped. Unfortunately my camera died when I was about to take the first picture, FAIL!

Here's MIA shakin her stuff: 





Now onto that free music. It's from Nouveau Noise, two Dublin/Galway guys who produce quality ambient dreamy electronica, which is my favourite kind. You can get their 2 track EP Panaka for free at their bandcamp site here. How gorgeous is the artwork?

Let me know what you think of the tracks.  If you like them enough you can buy the album Paraphrase Accolade for E3 on Digital and E5 in CD Format here. I bought it after their stunning show at Crescent Arts Centre a few months back. It's top stuff. Gogeddit!

Wednesday, 10 November 2010

Stream Sounds of System Breakdown...


Sounds of System Breakdown are another Dublin favourite of mine. They make music in the vein of the finest electro rock. Think LCD Soundsystem and Daft Punk with plenty of meaty bleeps n beeps n hooks- they're just pure class. For a limited SOSB are streaming their entire album over here: http://soundsofsystembreakdown.bandcamp.com

I think I'm right in saying I did the first interview with the lads back in 2006 and after catching a live show I was hooked. It started out as a one man live electronic act, with Rob alternating between his laptop and guitar, and has since acquired more band members and instruments.

Get over there and listen, you're gonna love it!

If you're too lazy check this out, Electrolysis and Mood Enhancers...

Cap Pas Cap...

At home in my rents today gettin' the RTE into me. I'd forgotten how great Fair City is for the schneer. Damien had to go to the doc's after getting a horrific looking burn on his arm. 'I was ironing and the err sheets wrapped up around my arm and the iron burned me,' he told the doctor. His missus, Suzanne, was looking pretty evil, like she'd give him more of the same if he didn't shut up. What's going on with Fairly Shitty? It's all gone a bit Eastenders.


Anyways in music news...






One of my favourite Dublin band's of recent years, Cap Pas Cap, have just released the video for their new single Friends and it's classsss. It's from their debut album 'Haunted Light' to be released this Friday. Pre-order here: http://skinnywolves.bigcartel.com/product/wolf006-cap-pas-cap-haunted-light-lp Whoop!


Cap Pas Cap have always stood out for me. They're a poppy good time band with a dark sleek edge. Their songs from 2006's Not Not is Fine EP still stand up for me.


The guys are just fresh from a slot at, what I think is Belfast's best new music club night, Animal Disco, last Friday night. I was dying to go but was otherwise occupied bustin' out some funk and soul tunes down at Belfast Funk & Soul.


Have a look here at the Friends vidyo here:






Here's an oldie but a goodie. 2006's 'Said Say It' directed by my old lecturer and Doyles Dublin Dj supremo, Nicky Coughlan. Amazin!



Here's another one for good measure. It can't hurt can it? 2008's 'We Are Men'. Get 'em intaya!





EP launch is @ the Workman's Club, Dublin on Nov 13th.








Friday, 5 November 2010

DJ PARTEEE!

Some laydeez making their way down to Belfast Funk & Soul

I'm gunna be DJing down at one of the best nights out in Belfast tonight, Belfast Funk & Soul tonight from 9.30 to 11pm. I'm going be playing a mix of moderhn tunes and some old motown and funk and soul classics. It's a really, really fun set and I've been singing along and grooving to it all week. 

So that's McHugh's basement bar from 9.30, there'll be Funk and Soul resident Dj's Lewis and Maria spinning tunes till the early hours too. 

See you there for a boogie! 

Monday, 25 October 2010

Die Antwoord...



Hi cats, Been mad busy this week doing articles on what you could deem 'scarily disparate' subjects from the world of music. One of these articles was on South African oddball rappers Die Antwoord. The other piece is an interview with band for a Belfast paper. I'm keeping it a surprise, but as soon as it's published I'll stick it up here. I think you'll be mucho surprised by it. 

I began reading about Die Antwoord last week, after watching the video for their new tune, "Evil Boy'. It was produced by Diplo and the beat is siiick. It's also really, really, fucking weird and contains waaaay too many penises. 

Anyway I went from thinking they were a complete joke, to being a bit more intrigued, to actually having their tunes lodged in my head, to actually craving their sound. This seems to happen a lot with Die Antwoord. They lodge themselves in your sub-concious without you knowing it. In the end I had so many random bits of information in my head I knew I had to write about them. 

Check out the article, with videos of Die Antwoord too here: http://iheartau.com/articles/world-town-the-weird-world-of-die-antwoord/

Belfast illustrator extraordinaire Stephen Maurice Graham @ www.400facts.blogspot.com did an illustration to go along with the piece. It's genius: 






Sunday, 17 October 2010

Rubberbandits finally take over the world...


...Or at least RTE anyway. Finally some deviant out at Donnybrook has given Rubberbandits some airtime so they can spread their brand of sickness to the nation. And I'm bladdy delighted!

According to Rubberbandits HQ:

"Starting NEXT WEEK you can catch us every Wednesday night on Republic Of Telly on RTE2 (after Champions League). We are going to wipe our arses with yere TV Licences. Chalk it fucking Down Kid." 

Sounds promising to me. I'm such a fan of these Limerick lovlies who are one half joke band, one half prank phonecall kings. They seem to be the new Warlord's of Pez, cept they're from stab city.

I got totally hooked on their prank calls last Christmas. They are seriously weird and 100% genius. Listen below.

So altogether now, 'A bag for me, a bag for you, Let's get wrecked on bagsa glue!!'




 'She took out a large balloon and burst it in my ear'. Bank prank call here:




Tour dates here. http://www.therubberbandits.com/?page_id=6 When are they gonna come to Belfast??

Nu Stuff Continued...


Warpaint are icy cool laydeez (and a drummer dude) from LA who like to shake their hair. A lot. Evoking grungy sounds of Sonic Youth, Nirvana and PJ Harvey at their finest.

Listen to 'Elephant' here:




www.myspace.com/worldwartour  



Shiny happy 'Magic Kids' from Tennessee. Echoes of The Beach Boys. Quality stuff. 


Single 'Hey Boy' is here:


Keep up with those Magic Kids here: www.myspace.com/themagickids 
New PJ Harvey European Tour dates announced for February 2011. Including not one but now two Landan town shows. G'wan the Polly Jean! February 201118th Brussels, Cirque Royale Tel: +32 34 0000 34 or www.livenation.be 21st Berlin, Admiralspalast Tel: +49 1805 853 653 or www.fkpscorpio.com 24th Paris, Olympia Tel: +33 1 41 57 32 28 or www.rodrigue.fr 27th and 28th London, Troxy Tel: 0871 230 0010 / 020 7734 8932 / 0844 811 0051 or www.gigsandtours.com ON REPEAT: 
'Rill Rill' by the massive Sleigh Bells. Lush. Getitintaya! 

Nu stuff!

Hey cat's. I'm busy listening to loads of random world music for an article I'm working on for AU's website this evening. I won't tell you what it's about yet, we all like surprises right? But it's gonna be an insightful lil nugget with an ace illustration from Stephen Maurice Graham over @ www.400facts.blogspot.com that you can expect to read by the enda next week. Check out AU here: http://iheartau.com/

In the meantime, here's wot I learnt bout music dis week:



There are some pristine sounds coming from electronica Godfather or 'art -pop production deity Brian Eno' as Pitchfork put it, Brian Eno.

Check out 'Horse' and '2 Forms of Anger' below from his recently released "Small Craft on a Milk Sea" album. Really dark, pulsating, electric stuff with sooooo much depth. The production is amazing. Yum!

Brian Eno - Horse (taken from Small Craft On A Milk Sea) by Warp Records

Brian Eno - 2 Forms Of Anger (taken from Small Craft On A Milk Sea) by Warp Records

If you're looking to delve into this genius' past check out Eno's 'Selected Ambient Works'. Stunning stuff.



The Go-Team will be releasing a new album on January 31st, whoop! 'Rolling Blackouts' will feature other 'super happy fun times bands' like Best Coast and Deerhoof.

Listen to the new track 'T.O.R.N.A.D.O' below. It's classic Go-Team stuff and I for one welcome them back with open arms!

Wednesday, 13 October 2010

La Chanteuse...



I've been on a bit of a Frenchy buzz this week, after watching Amelie on Saturday. How amazing is that film?

IRM was an album I'd been meaning to download for ages and I'm sooo glad I finally got round to it. I've really gotten into Serge Gainsbourg's music recently and saw the film 'Gainsbourg' a few months back (check it out). I knew I'd love this album, I mean how could the child of Serge and the epitome of 60's cool Jane Birkin produce anything else but a musical wunderchild?

I really can't recommend IRM enough. There are stunning orchestral string arrangements, real pop sensibilities brought out by Beck's genius production, raw moments of ethereal and subtle rock. But overall it's uber uber sexy.

The edgier songs like 'Trick Pony', 'IRM' and 'Greenwich Mean Time' strike me as something The Kills Alison Mosshart tries to pull off in vain, cept she's a bit of a try too hard. (I love The Kills but Mosshart's a bit of a tit).

There's just no competing with Gainsbourgs' Gallic charm.

www.myspace.com/charlottegainsbourg

Enjoy...

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Oh So Sweet...


I'm really digging the new Gorgeous Colours stuff. It's far more fleshed out than any of their earlier stuff I'd heard. On first listen these songs will reel you into their gorgeous world instantly.

New single 'The Creatures Down Below' is one of the best tunes I've heard in a while. It's such a charming twinkling melody with a backdrop of brooding intensity that resembles Grizzly Bears finest spine tingling moments. The video is as pristine as the song and really channels the dark undercurrents. You'll want to listen over and over.

The Gorgeous Colours are growing into a band that we could all easily fall in love with.

Have a goo here: (make it full screen to get the full effect).


The Gorgeous Colours 'The Creatures Down Below' from TIDAL on Vimeo.


If you're in Dublin tonight (Wed the 14th) than go along to Whelan's to support the guys launch the new EP. Here's hoping this EP gets 'Tha Colours' the recognition they deserve!



Learn more about the band here:

http://www.myspace.com/thegorgeouscolours

http://www.facebook.com/TheGorgeousColours

Monday, 4 October 2010

Dj Set @ The Kitchen Bar, Tuesday 5th Oct

Oh Tia and Katriona are playing @ The Kitchen Bar tonight you say? Amazeballs!    


Mega quick update to let you cat's know that I have a DJ set with psychedelic electronica whizz kid Katrina O'Kane at The Kitchen Bar (back of Victoria Square SC) today the 5th October. We're on from 9.30 pm. It's free in and upon entry you get a FREE BEER!

Myself and Katrina put some tunes together tonight and had soooo much fun. We were really buzzing off each other like excited school kids and came up with a mouthwateringly delicious set. We both have really eclectic and wide ranging music tastes so we have put together a monsta of a set which takes in 60's garage rock, indie rock, electronica, jazz as well as some really fresh and cutting edge tunes.

We're going be dropping some Maximum Balloon, Panda Bear, Caribou, Hudson Mohawke, Best Coast, Sleigh Bells, Flying Lotus alongside some Joan Jett, Frank Zappa, Ian Dury, Jefferson Airplane, Chic, Grace Jones. The underlying theme is that it's gonna be fun, fun, fun!

Really looking forward to this. Katrina and I are working really well together as a DJing duo and I really don't think there's anything like this in Belfast, so maybe it'll become a regular thing, watch this space.

See you there ;)

Saturday, 18 September 2010

WYLD TIMES WITH JOHN COOPER CLARKE...

John Cooper Clarke and I 


Hi there cats. Are you all chilled this fine weekend? I've had a sensory overload in that on Thursday night, not only did I get my allocated 15 minute face to face interview with John Cooper Clarke, but ended up enjoying his company all evening. My friend and I somehow found ourselves seated at the Dragon's Rendezvous on Donegall Pass sharing stewed aubergine and other such culinary delights with JCC and his manager, Phil Jones.

We were regaled with tales of rock n'roll excess involving the legendary Mark E Smith of The Fall, JCC's time in the 80's as the housemate of Nico from the Velvet Underground and even got a rendition of 'I've fallen in love with my wife' at the table after he had forgotten the words at the gig. All in all an amazing and surreal evening which will not be topped for some time to come. If only all genii were as charming!

I'm in the process of writing up the long and detailed interview which I will be then hawking to some newspapers. It'll be up here in due course too. JCC's manager has asked me to help them garner a bit of a buzz for the Irish tour with some live reviews also.

Catch him down in Whelans on Tues the 21st, www.johncooperclarke.com for more deets.

Here's a review of the Black Box gig on AU's website: http://iheartau.com/reviews/john-cooper-clarke/

Go on and leave a nice comment on AU's website if you like it!



John Cooper Clarke

Black Box, Belfast

The Bard of Salford, heir to the throne of Poet Leaurate, the English Bob Dylan: the Black Box is packed to the rafters to witness John Cooper Clarke’s visceral short sharp bursts of punk poetry.
Much of the audience look like they are fans from Clarke’s early days when he ploughed a lonely furrow as a poetry-reading opening act for bands like the Sex Pistols, Joy Division, Elvis Costello and Siousxe and the Banshees.
Clarke walks onstage to wolf-whistles and screams of delight. He looks the part of rock star punk poet – jet-black Robert Smith-esque hair, a tweed jacket, long spindly legs clad in drainpipe jeans, an elegant silk scarf and of course his ‘fitted as standard’ rose-tinted specs.
He fires straight into ‘Hire Car’. The poem’s linguistic hurdles still sound as fresh and vital as ever: “Hire-car, hire-car / Why would anybody buy a car? / Bang it, prang it, say ta ta / It’s a hire car baby.” It’s all about the words, delivery and every syl-lab-le baby.
There has been criticism from some quarters that Clarke’s live shows have shifted more towards gags as opposed to the performance poetry he started out with. Tonight it’s a mixed bag and flows along perfectly. We get stories, ramblings, jokes so funny it starts getting painful to laugh and inspiring punk poetry. The poet has said that it’s just something that has happened naturally and no-one appears to be complaining tonight.
He tells us of his native Manchester and his early days gigging in the working men’s clubs. “Don’t let the fancy titles fool you, these places were rough,” he says. “Let’s put it this way – they came with their own coroners.”
We also get reditions of ‘Attack Of The 50-Foot Woman’, a hilarious take on aging in ‘Things Are Gonna Get Worse’ and the poet’s most famous poem ‘Evidently Chickentown’ – which appeared in The Sopranos. Anyone from a small town can relate to it as Clarke dissects the town in a brutal fashion. The poem is delivered at a breakneck pace and packs a punk rock punch.
“The fucking scene is fucking sad
The fucking news is fucking bad
The fucking weed is fucking turf
The fucking speed is fucking surf
The fucking folks are fucking daft
Don’t make me fucking laugh
It fucking hurts to look around
Everywhere in chicken town”
Other highlights include his attempt at a haiku (“To con-vey one’s mood, In sev-en-teen syl-la-bles, Is ve-ry diff-ic”) and a gag about the late Sir Bobby Robson’s son bringing out a book about coping with his father’s death, to be entitled Over My Dad Bobby.
This shit is funny.
Afterwards I tell Johnny, “It was brilliant, there wasn’t a dry eye in the house.” To which he replies, “Was I that bad?”
John Cooper Clarke is a larger than life character who, three decades on, is still at the top of his game. In a word, genius. Tia Clarke


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More pics... 
Aileen, JCC and moi 

Johnny's bag of coveted poetry! 

When the cat's away... 


Wednesday, 15 September 2010

EVIDENTLY CHICKENTOWN...



I'm really excited and a wee bit nervous as I am interviewing an absolute LEGEND this week, in the form of punk poet John Cooper Clarke!

I cannae believe it as he doesn't really like giving interviews it seems. His manager has gone and put me on the guest list too, whoop!

I first heard of John after watching a segment about him on The Culture Show in early 2009 and was instantly drawn to his sardonic tongue and razor sharp wit.

He's a poet, but not as you know it. He delivers poetry in a spoken word breakneck pace spitting each word and syllable in his vitriolic Manchuanian drawl.

The man has led such a colourful life. He opened up for acts like The Sex Pistols, Joy Division and The Fall in the seventies and once shared a flat in Bristol with one of my favourite singers, Nico from the Velvet Underground. Rock and Roll!

I got to catch John at The Galway comedy festival last October and since then have elevated him to hero status. Now, aged 61, having spent most of his career as an underground hero, JCC is back better than ever. He's such an original and hasn't compromised himself for anyone, which is something I really respect. Words cannot do justice to his genius, listen below.

(Not sure what publication this piece is going to appear in yet, but I'll put the interview and pics up here. Wish me luck!)

Here's the menacing 'Evidently Chickentown' as heard in The Sopranos.






If you wanna know more here's an interview with JCC on The Culture Show.

HAWKIN'...



I've been listening to the new record from Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan. I've always loved Isobels sweet lush and gentle voice from her days as a chanteuse in Belle & Sebastian.

I reviewed the first record her and Lanegan put out in 2006 for Connected and totally fell in love with it, 'Ballad of the Broken Seas', totally missed out on the second record but now I'm back in for number three 'Hawk'.

It's a bittersweet record with Campbels husky Nancy Sinatra vocals paired perfectly with Lanegan's gravely midnight cowboy drawl. I also love the album cover (above), it's so sixties looking and really suits the music.

Anyway, here's my fave song 'To Hell & Back Again'. Depressing lyrics made beautiful and hazy by Isobel Campbells gorgeous vocals. Enjoy.

http://www.isobelcampbell.com/

Saturday, 11 September 2010

INTO THE WHITE...

Erm, just cause it's Saturday and I'm in a good mood here's a choooon.

Have a loverly weekend. Might see you down at Chilli Fest.

Friday, 10 September 2010

FUUTCHA SOUNDZ



Here you, get the new Nialler9 podcast inta ya and funk up your weekend! I've been listening to it all day and it's brillo pads.

Niall and his lovely girlfriend Aoife Mc who presents the podcast are about 200 million light years ahead of everyone else in terms of music, so take notes! Loving The Tshetsha Boys.

Artwork is done by Belfast's finest illustrata Stephen Maurice Graham- of 400 Facts fame.

Listen and subscribe on iTunes here:

http://www.nialler9.com/2010/09/09/nialler9-podcast-32/
















Podcast #32 -Tracklisting


  1. Star Slinger – ‘Mornin’ (Volume 1 free download)
  2. Egyptian Hip Hop- ‘Moon Crooner’
  3. Wild Nothing – ‘Golden Haze’
  4. Sun Airway – ‘Waiting On You’
  5. Beat Connection – ‘In The Water’ (Free EP)
  6. The Count & Sinden – ‘Desert Rhythm’ (Mega Mega Mega)
  7. Tshetsha Boys- ‘Nwampfundla’ (Shangaan Electro: New Wave Dance Music From South Africa)
  8. Matthew Dear – ‘I Can’t Feel’ (Black City)
  9. PVT – ‘Window’ (Church With No Magic)
  10. Letherette – ‘Late Night Operation’ feat. Theophilus London (Remix)
  11. Young Montana- ‘Sacré Cool’
  12. The Walkmen – ‘Stranded’ (Lisbon)
  13. Twin Sister – ‘Lady Daydream’ (Color Your Life)
  14. Big Maybelle – ‘That’s A Pretty Good Love’ (Keb Darge & Little Edith’s Legendary Rockin’ R’n'B)