Wednesday 8 December 2010

Foals - 15th November 2010 - Set List

So for anyone out there whose interested I thought I'd put up a few set lists of gigs I'd been to recently as I'm nerdy and like to make playlists of live gigs. First up is Foals.

Foals - 15th November 2010 - Set List

Blue Blood
Olympic Airways
Total Life Forever
2 Trees
Spanish Sahara
Red Socks Pugie
Electric Bloom (Extended)


The French Open
Two Steps Twice


Tuesday 1 June 2010

You Make Me Sic.

hello children,

Cowboy X put up a new track on their myspaz today...

It's called "Sic".

There is only one word I can use to describe it at this moment and that word is IMMENSE

It has been a live favourite for about a year now and every time I heard it at a gig it made me long for a studio version of my very own, such is the beauty and intensity of the track as a whole. The tender vulnerability of Karen McCartney's vocals over an intricately layered synth pop riff that builds and builds into an epic electro-rock stomper of a finish.

This is a seriously special track which only serves to prove yet again that Cowboy X are a band that deserve far more recognition and success than they are currently recieving. No plans for a release date as of yet but here's hoping they at least stick it up on itunes at some point... pweeze?


Friday 14 May 2010

an electro cover of Nirvana's Heart Shaped Box: not as bad as you might think.

Hello there my pop compadres,

It has been a looong while. I must apol quite heavily for this as there is much musics I must tell you about that have been circulating in my iPod space for quite some time...

I shall begin with a recent discovery (as recent as yesterday in fact) called BAKER. He appears to basically be the male equivalent of Lady Gaga which is no bad thing really. He has yet to create a truly epic banging tune but what he's got so far, a brand new track called "Echo" and some very special electro covers of Nirvana's Heart Shaped Box and George Michael's careless whisper, is quite enough to be getting on with methinks. Here is the video for "Echo". It's quite camp but serves its purpose well.

Here is the aforementioned Heart Shaped Box cover...

You can get the downloads for both of these tracks plus a few more on the ol' myspaz


Monday 19 April 2010

LCD Soundsystem Tripod Gigs Postponed!

A little bit of news for anyone going to see LCD soundsystem in Tripod tomorrow or Wednesday. Due to the flight cancellations as a result of that damn volcano the gig is to be rescheduled. No announcements on dates yet but it seems that the best place to get updates is here.

To tide you over until then here's North American Scum.


Thursday 1 April 2010

Foals - This Orient

Right! Its been quite a while so I thought I'd post something to get us back in the swing of things.
This song has been popping into my head quite regularly since hearing it for the first time a few days ago. Something of a change of direction for Foals who seem to have mellowed their usually frenetic math rock for this single and their previous 'Spanish Sahara'. Their new album 'Total Life Forever' is released on May 10th and the band have a string of dates all over Europe in support of it. If you are, (like me) from the Emerald Isle your only chance to catch them will be as part of the Heineken green spheres gigs. If you haven't already applied for tickets you can do so here up til the 28th of April.

Without further ado here is the new single 'This Orient'.


Wednesday 16 December 2009

Placebo Tonight!

I'm off to see Placebo tonight so I thought I'd post a classic video to get in the mood.

Placebo - Pure Morning


Thursday 10 December 2009

We're a Godless Army.

In true Cowboy X style (i.e. a couple of months after the song was released natch') the brand spanking new video for Analogue Droids has finally been unleashed upon the world... or more specifically, premiered on RTE's new music show "When Under Ether" ( Tuesdays @ 11.50pm) which is attempting to fill void left by the excellent Nightshift, which disappeared when Channel 6 went tits up sometime last year, but which does a pretty good job of the whole thing.

Here is the video in question...

anyone else reckon they must have had some EPIC light sabre fights inbetween takes with all those awesome lazer deelys?


Friday 4 December 2009

New Live Talulah Does The Hula Choons Alert.

Happiness Machine favourites and personal chums Talulah Does The Hula have posted some new choons up on the ol' myspaz page which you may find quite rather pleasing to the ears...

The girls did a 2FM session there a couple of nights ago (which I missed due to being in the throes of a massive essay for college... boo) and recorded live versions of so far un-released but firm live favourites "Secret Lovers" and "Hells Bells" along with newer choon "Lovesick Losers".

The girlies (and guy) will be playing out the year at the Phantom New Years Ball at The Academy, Middle Abbey Street on the 31st of December (obv') so make sure to check em' out if you haven't so far this year!


Tuesday 1 December 2009

can't make it to the cinema this weekend?


Monday 30 November 2009

The Moment When R n B ate itself.

Witness, gentle listeners, the lyrical and musical monstrosity before you...

This is not a joke people. R Kelly wants to get YOU pregnant. Take it all in...

...the gentle sighing of the girl with the "unbelievable booty" but who is also "a cutie" at the beginning...

...the "knock you up" refrain which insists on smacking you in the face straight after the initial horror of discovering that Mr. Kelly would like to impregnate you, just to rub it in...

...the featured artist Tyrese, who refuses to let you forget that he has something he wants to put in you, clearly not realising that even Electric Six "Gay Bar" manages to render such a line in a more appealing manner than he can...

...the astonishing couplet which I now realise can only have been written by Josef Fritzl himself...

"Put that girl in my kitchen
Lock you up, knock you up"

I am genuinely reeling from this discovery ladies and gentlemen. I really did think that nothing could truely top the dizzy heights of turd-dom set by Jeremih's recent hit "Birthday Sex"...

But no, oh no, we did not count on the astounding subtlty of the great R. Kelly to come and completely dis-regard and obliterate the good name of metaphor for years to come.

Mr. Kelly has clearly decided there is no need for such faffing about and that it is far more important to cut down on the crap and get down to business...