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Bon Iver & James Blake: “Fall Creek Boys Choir” Stream

August 24, 2011

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Last week, James Blake alluded to a collaboration with Bon Iver. The track, “Fall Creek Boys Choir”, surfaced earlier. Make your own minds up… Mainstream press has always had the problem of latching onto an act and then struggling to let go, even when it’s plainly obvious that they have taken a step awry. In […]

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 […]

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, […]

Video: Cap Pas Cap “Friends”

June 13, 2011

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While writing my preview for the Cork Midsummer Festival, I found myself sifting through dozens of YouTube clips for inclusion and was struck by one in particular: the mesmerising “Friends” by Cap Pas Cap. Dublin band Cap Pas Cap have an alluring catalogue under their belts already. Varied and creative, they first made their mark […]

New Music: Fionn Regan “100 Acres of Sycamore”

June 2, 2011

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Little over a year since his scintillating second album, Irish troubadour Fionn Regan returns with the lead single from his third album. And it’s free. While I was left a little cold by his performance in the Pavilion on the back of the FMC Tour last November (following And So I Watch You From Afar […]

Track of the Week: Noah and the Whale “Tonigh’t the Kind of Night”

April 26, 2011

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This week’s track of the week is the second single to be taken from Noah and the Whale’s third album. “Tonight’s the Kind of Night” follows up the irresistible “L.I.F.E.G.O.E.S.O.N.” Initially overlooked by many as just another quirky indie act, Noah and the Whale quickly dropped the ukuleles and  whistles, moving in a constant upward trajectory. Their […]