Buckle Up

Car Seat Headrest took to the Olympia stage last Wednesday supported by Naked Giants. As fans will know, he (Will Toledo), has released 11 records to date and he’s still only 25! Among these records are the outstanding ‘Teens of Style’, ‘Teens of Denial’, ‘Twin Fantasy’ and ‘How To Leave Town‘. These records are usuallyContinue reading “Buckle Up”

Preoccupations-New Material

I have a tendency, a healthy one I feel, to drown myself in a new album when I get hold of it. I like to listen to it over and over, to find something new in each song and it let it do its thing. That also explains why you may find me skipping downContinue reading “Preoccupations-New Material”

Kurt Vile-Pretty Pimpin

One of the catchiest songs you’re ever likely to hear, Kurt Vile’s ‘Pretty Pimpin’ comes from his sixth record ‘b’lieve i’m goin down’ and it’s our Track Of The Week. That record is a few years old now but I don’t think it could ever actually age! Check out ‘Pretty Pimpin’ below.   Photo Credit:Continue reading “Kurt Vile-Pretty Pimpin”

Joy Division-Closer

I recently listened to Peter Hook’s ‘Unknown Pleasures: Inside Joy Division’ and it made me fall in love with Joy Division again. They were one of the first bands I loved and they pretty much influenced every sound I went after. I’ve always thought Ian Curtis was a genius and the question of “what couldContinue reading “Joy Division-Closer”

The Sweet Sound of Anarchy

I say anarchy because the Shame gig last Saturday night was totally devoid of any rules or guidelines as to how a gig is meant to go down. In fact, lead singer Charlie Steen’s reassurances that it was “just entertainment” and encouragement to just “let go,┬ásmile and have fun” only spurred on the already excitedContinue reading “The Sweet Sound of Anarchy”

Gimme Som More!

Jay Som is an artist I’ve only just picked up on because I’ve seen that she will be supporting The National this summer when they play in Dublin. Other acts playing include Lisa Hannigan, John Grant and Preoccupations, so it’s sure to be a hell of a day! ‘Everybody Works’, Som’s second album, is onContinue reading “Gimme Som More!”

Shag Haired Villains – There Is A Noise

You know that painful search for new music everyone goes through? You’re tired of your current Playlist or constantly dropping back into an old album again and you need something fresh. This happens to me ALL.THE.TIME. I love an album for a month or two and then I don’t find anything new within it, andContinue reading “Shag Haired Villains – There Is A Noise”