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Archive for the ‘ Music ’ Category

GANGS + The Clameens Live @ The Twisted Pepper

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© Revolver Project

You may have seen many a mention of these GANGS fellas round Irish News Review, and quite simply we can’t get enough of them so we’re delighted to report that Ireland’s hottest new band are returning home to rock The Twisted Pepper having gone down a storm in London last month. Their compatriots this time around are Northern Ireland rockers The Clameens, hot on the coat tails of GANGS to become one of the hottest new bands on this island at present.

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More Than Just A Melody

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Reblogged from I’m Talkin’ Here

I’ve always loved music. Listening, singing, playing; it’s always been there. We listen to music for a multitude of reasons. To sing, to dance, to pick us up and even sometimes to bring us down. It stirs emotion, to those who allow it; above and beyond things we’ve ever previously experienced. Continue reading

Freddie White Live At The Riverbank

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With a career spanning over forty years in the business, it’s no surprise that Freddie White concerts tend to carry a wealth of experience and stories along with them. Yet at the same time, there’s no fear that you could ever find yourself sitting back and politely paying attention to a “star”. No, intimacy is the tagline of choice for one of these gigs. I have seen him in several venues now but it all began with a gig in the Riverbank and it was back to the Newbridge venue I returned last night. And once again, a special night of music was had. Continue reading

Posthumous Michael Jackson Album To Be Released In May

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On May 13, Epic Records, in conjunction with the Estate of Michael Jackson, will release XSCAPE, an album of new music by the internationally beloved music icon and King of Pop, Michael Jackson. The project features eight new tracks, which the world will be hearing for the very first time on the new album. For the ultimate fan experience, XSCAPE will also be available in a Deluxe Edition, which includes all of the sourced Michael Jackson recordings in their original form. The XSCAPE standard and Deluxe Editions are available for pre-order beginning April 1 on iTunes.com/MichaelJackson and elsewhere, and available at all retailers worldwide on May 13. Continue reading

Franz Ferdinand Throw Down Some Indie Rock At The Olympia

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The first time Scot rockers Franz Ferdinand came upon my radar was back at Oxegen in 2004. It was back at a time where dance music took a backseat at festivals and the 4/5 piece rock outfit reigned supreme, with these guys leading the way along with the likes of Razorlight and The Killers. Nowadays, Franz Ferdinand and most others are relegated to playing for dedicated pockets of fans in venues like the Olympia, or unappreciated slots such as Electric Picnic last year, and going on last night’s performance they’re all the better for the former. Continue reading

Beck – Morning Phase

beckBeck has finally got around to releasing his long-awaited new album, his first since 2008’s Modern Guilt, following a long period where it seemed that he was determined to make anything other than a “proper” album. This scattered list of projects included a handful of unmemorable stand-alone singles, producing albums for countless other artists, soundtrack work, and a collection of original sheet music, “Song Reader”. Although these projects were likeably diverting, many of his fans had one consistent thought in the back of there minds: “Can we have an album please?” and he has lost many of his fairweathers. After a near six year wait, that day has finally arrived.

 

The title Morning Phase is an interesting one. Beck arrives to this album as his first as an elder statesman. As an artist he no longer resembles the one who recorded early angsty hits such as “Loser” and he is no longer the excitable sampler that produced Odelay. Since 2002’s Sea Change, Beck has gradually approached middle age with a grace, dignity and restlessness that few could have predicted. Will his latest phase be as fruitful as those that preceded it? Continue reading

Bombay Bicycle Club-So Long, See You Tomorrow

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London’s’ Bombay Bicycle Club have gradually risen from the smallest font of festival line-ups to this, their first UK number one album. Their slow, hard-earned success is a comforting reminder of not only the importance of hard work and patience, but reminds us that innovation and challenging yourself can reap big rewards. Thus far, each of Bombay’s albums has been their best yet and the group have developed so much that they truly sound like a different band today on their fourth album than the one who released the so-so debut “I Had The Blues But I Shook Them Loose”. “So Long, See You Tomorrow” is Bombay’s first album as contenders and they admirably continue to push themselves throughout. Continue reading

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