Friday, April 24, 2009

Some random thoughts..

Busy week this week, Size2Shoes on Tuesday (see below), Kyon and Rarely Seen Above Ground on Wednesday, and the rather excellent Belltable Sessions on Thursday. Best one yet? Possibly. I will have pics and some video footage up later.

Listening to a few albums this week:

Doves - Kingdom of Rust (a real grower, some interesting and dark electro beats in the mix)

Red Eskimo - The Grey Death Billow (I'm going to be talking a lot about this album from the Brothers' Delaney (Limerick boys, whoop!) in time, very impressive early impressions - a bit like Midlake meets Sigur Ros/Royksopp/The Shins' bastard children - in a good way - launch in Dolan's Warehouse on Friday May 8)

Passion Pit - Chunk of Change (2008 EP from hotly-tipped American electro outfit, debut album Manners due in May)

...And So I Watch You From Afar (Bizarre post-rock from this interesting Northern Irish outfit, Mogwai-esque I think, on first impressions)

Mogwai - The Hawk is Howling (The hawk certainly is howling on this superb album from the real deal - visceral, mind-blowing, dark and epic all at the same time)

Also seems Delorentos are now not splitting up after all, which is interesting. Seems Ronan Yourell realised what he would be missing out on and came to his senses. Hoping to have an interview with one of the boys in the coming weeks, watch this space.

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