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Electric Picnic 2011: Unmissable Acts

August 31, 2011

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It’s that time of year again – how bloody exciting is it? Checking weather forecasts every ten minutes and hearing everything from localised flooding to heatwave… It could only be Electric Picnic week. Now, despite the line-up weighing a little heavily on the Saturday, there is plenty to see across all the days. Here a […]

Body & Soul Stage Announced

August 16, 2011

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It’s getting very close to that most exciting time of year – Electric Picnic 2011 is just over a fortnight away. The announcements are coming thick and fast the last few weeks, today bolstered by the confirmation of an utterly spectacular Body & Soul line-up. The likes of CW Stoneking and Austra had long been […]

Cover: Bon Iver “I Can’t Make You Love Me”

June 21, 2011

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At this stage, we just need to take it as fact that Justin Vernon can do no wrong… The B-Side to the physical release (remember those?) of the lead single from “Bon Iver” is a simply breathtaking cover of Bonnie Raitt’s version of “I Can’t Make You Love Me”. The story goes that despite many […]

The Quad is Dying

June 18, 2011

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The alternative scene in Cork was dealt a critical blow over the last few days when rumours circulating regarding the potential closure of the Quad Bar on Tuckey Street were proven to be true. It will be sadly missed. While Cork is not short on music venues (we are in fact blessed in comparison to […]

Yellow Ostrich Sign to Barsuk Records

June 14, 2011

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As per the band’s own Facebook page, Yellow Ostrich have signed to Barsuk Records and their debut album “The Mistress” is set for an August re-release as such. With any luck, hard copies of the album might finally make their way over to this side of the Atlantic. Now a three piece, Yellow Ostrich are […]

Beirut: “East Harlem Blues”

June 14, 2011

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New Mexico troubadour Beirut returns this August with his third full length album. The first single to be taken from it is the wonderful “East Harlem Blues”. One of the top acts on the bill for Electric Picnic 2011, Beirut haven’t released a full length album since 2007’s “The Flying Club Cup”. 2009 saw the […]

Tinariwen & TV on the Radio: “Tenere Taqqim Tossam”

June 14, 2011

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Malian desert rock (a term more apt here than for QOTSA, I reckon) release their new album on August 30th. This is the first track to be taken from it, and it features Kyp Malone and Tunde Adebimpe from TV on the Radio. Famed the world over for the bleached out, trance infused desert rock, […]