Swear I'm not Paul: 2010

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Sunday, June 20, 2010

Setlist: Pink, RDS Dublin, 17 June 2010

Note: In this transition period between here and my new .com, I'll be posting updates both here and at the new location. The new blog is only temporary and will be seeing a whole new design over the next few days. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.
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Pink came back to Ireland for yet another date on her endless Funhouse tour. This time it was the Summer Carnival leg of the tour, having played the O2 a number of times in the past year. She was enamoured with Dublin once again, praising the Dunbrody House Hotel in Arthurstown on her twitter, as well as having this to say once the gig itself was over (all [sic]): "Oh dublin. My drunk fun consistent lover. I have always loved your spirit and I still do. We made tonight our bitch. TANKS!"


Get the Party Started intro
Ave Mary A
Who Knew
Bad Influence
Please Don't Leave Me
I'm Not Dead
My Generation/Basket Case
I Don't Believe You

Dear Mr President
What's Up
Just Like a Pill
Try Too Hard
U and Ur Hand
Leave Me Alone
So What

Watch Pink singing 'Dear Mr President' live at the RDS, Dublin:

Friday, June 18, 2010

Stream: The Roots - How I Got Over

The Roots new album promises to be something special. It features brilliant, inspired samples, as well as guest performances from a range of acts. You can stream 90 second samples of all the tunes below, including the brilliant Monsters of Folk sampling 'Dear God 2.0' and their take on Joanna Newsom with 'Right On'. the album comes out on Tuesday in the US.

1. "A Peace of Light" (feat. Amber Coffman, Angel Deradoorian & Haley Dekle of Dirty Projectors) 1:50
2. "Walk Alone" (feat. Truck North, P.O.R.N. & Dice Raw) 3:55
3. "Dear God 2.0" (feat. Monsters of Folk) 3:59
4. "Radio Daze" (feat. Blu, P.O.R.N. & Dice Raw) 4:16
5. "Now Or Never" (feat. Phonte & Dice Raw) 4:34
6. "How I Got Over" (feat. Dice Raw) 3:36
7. "DillaTUDE (The Flight of Titus)" 0:42
8. "The Day" (feat. Blu, Phonte & Patty Crash) 3:44
9. "Right On" (feat. Joanna Newsom & STS) 3:36
10. "Doin' It Again" (feat. John Legend) 2:24
11. "The Fire" (feat. John Legend) 3:41
12. "Tunnel Vision" 0:40
13. "Web 20/20" (feat. Peedi Peedi & Truck North) 2:46
14. "Hustla" (feat. STS) 2:56

Download: Jill Andrews - A Little Less

Former Everybodyfields singer Jill Andrews is set to release her debut solo album this year. She came out with a self-titled EP last year, which was extremely impressive (better than anything by her previous band, in my opinion). She recorded a live session for HearYa which was posted yesterday, and played a new, unheard song which could be from said upcoming debut record.

A Little Less
Sweetest in the Morning
These Words
Worth Keeping

Jill Andrews - 'A Little Less'

Full Show/More info:

Watch 'A Little Less':

Album News: Eels - Tomorrow Morning

Mister E must be the most prolific artist around, it seems every month I'm posting news of a new Eels album. The latest of which is Tomorrow Morning. It's due out on August 24th and ends the trilogy of albums that started with El Hombre Loco. End Times was a pretty good album, so hopefully part 3 of 3 can keep the trend going.

01 “In Gratitude For This Magnificent Day”
02 “I’m A Hummingbird”
03 “The Morning”
04 “Baby Loves Me”
05 “Spectacular Girl”
06 “What I Have to Offer”
07 “This Is Where It Gets Good”
08 “After The Earthquake”
09. “Oh So Lovely”
10 “The Man”
11 “Looking Up”
12 “That’s Not Her Way”
13 “I Like the Way This Is Going”
14 “Mystery Of Life”

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Album Review: The Drums - Self-titled

The Drums - The Drums

It would be easy to write-off the Drums as yet another throwback pop band. However, that would be too simple to do. Don't we all want some new Smiths material? Or how about something that sounds like them, Joy Division, the Cure, and all the rest of those great 80s acts? The Drums may be the band that has come up with the best effort so far. There's been much eightiesgazing, but so far none have been this good.

The Drums self-titled debut album stands out because these guys know their way around a pop hook. Opener 'Best Friend' sounds like it could have been a huge hit for the Sundays, and they performed a wonderful version of the song on Jonathan Ross just a few weeks back. In fact, BBC seems to be promoting them a fair bit, probably because they came in fifth on the BBC Sound of 2010 Poll. So far, this is far and away the best release from anyone on that poll. Yeah, I said it, screw you Ellie and Marina!

The whole thing is very head-down, arms-straight-down danceable - the kind of thing my old college housemate would have loved. He couldn't dance to the like of Justin Timberlake or whatever the clubs are banging out these days, but he could definitely dance to this. And whistle along. Every album needs whistling. It's featured here on the single 'Let's Go Surfing', which is probably the album's worst moment. It's a song that tries too hard to be a hit. The Drums work much better when they're just enjoying it.

There's plenty to enjoy here, 'Book of Stories' and 'Forever and Ever Amen' are highpoints, particularly the former, which is a real smooth summery Cure-type track. Overall, the album is nothing amazing, it's far from groundbreaking, but it is a lot better than all the rest of the 80s pastiches out there. If they can build on this, the follow-up should be superb.

Watch: Tegan and Sara, Tower Records, 15 June 2010

They may have performed a full length gig at the Olympia Theatre, but Tower Records on Dublin's Wicklow Street was the place to be yesterday as Tegan and Sara played a nice intimate gig to a capacity crowd. You can watch it all below.

Back in Your Head
Call It Off
Living Room


Back in Your Head



Call It Off

Living Room

Setlist: Tegan and Sara, Olympia, 15 June 2010

Singing siblings Tegan and Sara played a headline gig at the Olympia Theatre, Dublin last night as part of their European Tour. By all accounts, it was a great gig, but the free instore they did at Tower Records earlier in the day was even better.

The Ocean
On Directing
The Cure
Red Belt
You Wouldn't Like Me
I Bet It Stung
The Con
Where Does The Good Go
Speak Slow
Walking With A Ghost
So Jealous
Like O, Like H
Night Watch
Don't Rush
Hop A Plane
Sentimental Tune
Back In Your Head
Dark Come Soon
Call It Off
Living Room

Photo: courtesy of Evampire

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Stream: Ray LaMontagne - Beg, Steal or Borrow

This is the first track we've had the chance to hear properly from Ray LaMontagne's upcoming album with the Pariah Dogs, God Willin' & The Creek Don't Rise. It's a nice tune, and is a good introduction for the record, especially as it features some lovely pedal steel guitar. The album itself is due August 17th.

1. Repo Man
2. New York City's Killing Me
3. God Willin' & the Creek Don't Rise
4. Beg Steal Or Borrow
5. Are We Really Through
6. This Love Is Over
7. Old Before Your Time
8. For The Summer
9. Like Rock & Roll and Radio
10. The Devil's In The Jukebox

Stream Ray LaMontagne - 'Beg, Steal, or Borrow':

Live: RSAG Irish Tour

Kilkenny's Jeremy Hickey (aka Rarely Seen Above Ground, or R.S.A.G. for short) is back with a new album, Be It Right or Wrong (expect a review of it on here by Friday). He's also back with a nationwide tour in support of the album.

The tour is kicking off tonight at Dolan's in Limerick, and visits some of Ireland's finest music venues. The Kilo will provide support at all the shows, with the excellent 202s also on the bill for the Academy. Tickets for the Academy show are €13.50, so it's not an expensive night out. Well worth it.

Tour dates (all June):
Wed 16th – Dolan’s, Limerick w/guests The Kilo
Thu 17th – Cyprus Ave, Cork w/guests The Kilo
Fri 18th – Roisin Dubh, Galway w/guests The Kilo
Thu 24th – The Academy, Dublin w/guests 202s and The Kilo
Sat 26th – Spirit Store, Dundalk w/guests The Kilo

Watch 'Stick to Your Line':

Links: 98 FM Interview 13 June 2010

Once again, I was a guest on John Barker's Totally Irish on 98fm on Sunday night. If you tuned in and wanted to know more about what I discussed (apart from my tips for the World Cup), here are the links.

The show itself...
Totally Irish on 98fm

Richter Collective
An independent label formed by musicians, who are more about promoting great music than anything else. Features some great Irish acts like Adebisi Shank, BATS, and the Redneck Manifesto.

Richter Collective Sampler
A mixtape of tunes from all of the RC's finest bands, exclusively on State.ie. Stream and download it here:

Enemies - We've Been Talking
Debut album from one of the Richter Collective's best upcoming bands. Stream it in full here:

Jogging - Minutes
One of the more impressive Irish debuts this year, Jogging are the best band signed to RC (so far) in my opinion. Hear their debut in its entirety here:

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Download: Imelda May - Daytrotter Session

Imelda May is the latest artist to record a Daytrotter Session. The Irish chanteuse performed five fantastic songs, which can be downloaded as free mp3s over on the Daytrotter website.

Big Bad Handsome Man
Knock 123
My Baby Left Me
Sneaky Freak
Watcha Gonna Do?


Setlist: Stone Temple Pilots, Olympia, 14 June 2010

Stone Temple Pilots played a sold-out gig at the Olympia Theatre, Dublin last night, and looking at the setlist, it was surely fantastic.

1. Vasoline
2. Crackerman
3. Wicked Garden
4. Between The Lines
5. Sour Girl
6. Creep
7. Hickory Dichotomy
8. Bagman
9. Huckleberry Crumble
10. Tumble In The Rough
11. Big Empty
12. Plush
13. Lounge Fly
14. Interstate Love Song
15. Sex Type Thing
16. Dead And Bloated
17. Trippin' On A Hole In A Paper Heart

Watch 'Vasoline' live in Dublin:

Monday, June 14, 2010

Stream: MIA - MAYA

The new album from MIA, called /\/\/\Y/\, is due for release on July 12th, but can now be streamed in full at the People's Music Store website. The stream allows you to listen to 30 second snippets of the entire thing, so in theory you can listen to all the album. You just have to reload every 30 seconds!

1 “The Message” 0:57
2 “Steppin' Up” 4:01
3 “XXXO” 2:54
4 “Teqkilla” 6:19
5 “Lovalot” 2:50
6 “Story Told” 3:32
7 “It Takes a Muscle” 3:00
8 “It Iz What It Iz” 3:29
9 “Born Free” 4:07
10 “Meds and Feds” 3:08
11 “Tell Me Why” 4:10
12 “Space” 3:08


Live: Oxegen 2010 Hot Press Signing Tent

The first batch of acts for the Hot Press signing tent at Oxegen 2010 have been announced. Expect more to be announced in the coming weeks.

Lineup so far:
Wild Beasts
Cathy Davey

Some great names there so far, and there's sure to be more.

Watch Wild Beasts 'Assembly':

Oxegen 2010 Full Lineup Daily Breakdown

Oxegen 2010

No stage times or anything, but here's the daily breakdown of the lineup for Oxegen 2010.


Main Stage: Arcade Fire, Jay-Z, Stereophonics, Vampire Weekend,
The Black Keys, The Coronas, Eliza Doolittle

Vodafone Stage: Fatboy Slim, Groove Armada, Scouting For Girls, Plan B, Republic Of Loose, Two Door Cinema Club, Drake, Fox Avenue

Heineken Green Spheres: David Guetta, Goldfrapp, Empire Of The Sun,
The Coral, Delorentos, God Is An Astronaut, Kassidy

Hot Press Academy: Villagers, Frightened Rabbit, Shed Seven, O Emperor,
Joe Echo, Lissie, Sweet Jane

Red Bull Music Academy: Chipmunk, Tinie Tempah, Gabriella Cilmi,
Darwin Deez, MemoryHouse, Colm K, Andreya Triana, The Capitals

Dance Arena: Simian Mobile Disco, Erol Alkan, Vitalic, Aeroplane, Fred Falke, Primary 1, Ou Est Le Swimming Pool, Dublin Streets, DJ Gordo & Church


Main Stage: Muse, Kasabian, Florence + The Machine, Dizzee Rascal,
John Mayer, Biffy Clyro, The Stranglers

Vodafone Stage: The Black Eyed Peas, Doves, Editors, The Cribs,
Rise Against, Tinariwen, Kids In Glass Houses

Heineken Green Spheres: Calvin Harris, Hot Chip, Gossip, La Roux,
Cathy Davey, Ellie Goulding, Wallis Bird, Panama Kings

Hot Press Academy: Ash, Kele, Bombay Bicycle Club, Yeasayer, Hurts,
Mayer Hawthorne, 3OH!3, Chapel Club, Daisy Dares You, Matthew P

Red Bull Music Academy: The Drums, Dirty Projectors, Wild Beasts,
Alex Metric, Jackmaster, Space Dimension Controller, Illum Sphere,
The Minutes

Dance Arena: Armand Van Helden, A-Trak, Japanese Popstars,
Louis La Roche, Villa, French Horn Rebellion, Bitches With Wolves,
David E. Sugar, Steve Aoki, Amasis


Main Stage: Eminem, Faithless, Paolo Nutini, Bell X1, Newton Faulkner,
Earth Wind & Fire, Echo & The Bunnymen

Vodafone Stage: The Prodigy, 30 Seconds To Mars, The Temper Trap,
Joshua Radin, D12, Professor Green, The Knux

Heineken Green Spheres: Mumford & Sons, Ocean Colour Scene,
The Courteeners, Jamie T, We Are Scientists, Kate Nash, Diana Vickers,
General Fiasco

Hot Press Academy: Julian Casablancas, Laura Marling, Hilltop Hoods,
Mystery Jets, The High Kings, Example, The Middle East, Rachel Furner

Red Bull Music Academy: Broken Social Scene, Delphic, Hudson Mohawke,
Jamie Lidell, Local Natives, Cecile, Robot Koch, Planet Parade

Dance Arena: Steve Angello, Chase & Status, Fake Blood, Jess Rose,
The Golden Filter, Popof, Al Gibbs, Vogue

Just 24 days to go...

Stream: Kele Okereke - Tenderoni Remixes

Bloc Party frontman Kele Okereke has an imminent debut album: The Boxer. You may have heard lead single 'Tenderoni' already (especially if you ventured over onto Nialler9's blog recently, he loves it), but you may not have known that Kele is running a remix competition. Full details can be found here, if you wish to enter. But most of us probably just want to hear the remixes...

Stream some of the entries so far:
Tenderoni Remixes

Live: Conor Furlong at Whelan's

Conor Furlong will be playing his first ever Whelan's headline gig with his new band on Tuesday the 29th of June. I'd highly recommend it, as it's sure to be an excellent gig. Conor could definitely take off with the right promotion team behind him. He already has the tunes.

Support on the night comes from The Koubas and Andy Humphreys.

Watch Conor Furlong - 'Are You Gonna Sleep Tonight?':

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Setlist: Paul McCartney, RDS, 12 June 2010

Anyone who wasn't busy watching Green bottle it (or some other tabloid-pun) at the World Cup probably knew there was something else going on in Dublin, as crowds swarmed to the RDS to see Paul McCartney return to Ireland for the second time in six months. Luckily for anyone who did see him the first time around (at the O2 back in December), he mixed things up with some other songs from his extensive back catalogue.


1. Venus And Mars/Rock Show
2. Jet
3. All My Loving
4. Letting Go
5. Got To Get You Into My Life
6. Highway
7. Let Me Roll It / Foxy Lady
8. The Long and Winding Road
9. Nineteen Hundred And Eighty Five
10. Let 'Em In
11. My Love
12. I'm Looking Through You
13. Two Of Us
14. Blackbird
15. Here Today
16. Dance Tonight
17. Mrs Vandebilt
18. Eleanor Rigby
19. Something
20. Sing the Changes
21. Band on the Run
22. Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da
23. Back in the U.S.S.R.
24. I've Got a Feeling
25. Paperback Writer
26. A Day in the Life / Give Peace A Chance
27. Let It Be
28. Live and Let Die
29. Hey Jude
30. Day Tripper
31. Lady Madonna
32. Get Back
33. Yesterday
34. Helter Skelter
35. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (reprise) / The End

Watch 'Day Tripper' from last night's gig:

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Album News: Justin Townes Earle - Harlem River Blues

The new full-length from Justin Townes Earle is one of my most anticipated albums of the year. His first two albums The Good Life and Midnight at the Movies have been fantastic, and the third features Jason Isbell on most, if not all, of the album. It's called Harlem River Blues and is due in September on Bloodshot.

Earle co-produced the album himself with Skylar Wilson, and features a fantastic supporting cast: Brian Owings on drums, Paul Niehaus (Calexico) on pedal steel guitar, and Ketch Secor (Old Crow Medicine Show) on harmonica.

Album News: Ryan Adams - Blackhole, III/IV

Great news Ryan Adams fans, he's posted some interesting photos and messages on his facebook page. The first is a picture of Ryan Adams holding up two vinyl records:

Accompanied by the following message:
"Ryan Adams & The Cardinals, "III/IV" Double LP, ( unreleased and in the vault since 2006 ) fresh from the mastering plant! Also day one of demo's went great! Have A GREAT WEEKEND yall and that's an order. XX DRA"

The second message and photo:

"oh yeah, p.s. the "Blackhole" LP ( recorded over Christmas in 2005 ) is also back from the mastering plant. I f'n love this thing. It took 4 years to make it and to me it is basically Love is Hell Part 3... lots of shimmery guitar love on this. Exciting times!!!"

He also posted this on the Ryan Adams Archive forum:
"III/IV line-up
DRA, Brad Pemberton, Catherine Popper ( her last with the bad and she sings on this one a good bit ) Neal Casal ( his first with the band )Jon Graboff ( although he is not on every track he is b.a.d.a.s.s. on this- I mean, space-rock pedal steel and out of this world playing, and Jamie C is also on this playing some kickass piano and some rhodes, B-3 hammond whatever on "Dear Candy"
It's a crazy listen. 4 sides of serious old-school post-rock, post-punk American RocknRoll kinda stuff.
It sounds more like what live Cards sounded like in my opinion."

III/IV was recorded in 2006 and was mooted as the follow-up to Cold Roses, and Blackhole is one of fans' most anticipated. Mine too. Love is Hell 3? I'm sold.

No info on when and how these records will be released, but I'd expect a vinyl/digital package like the Orion LP he released last month.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Competition: Vodafone iPad Treasure Hunt

And your clue is...

Missed all the fuss? Want to know what's going on? Here's clue #1. Remember, you have to find them all to be in with a chance of winning an iPad from Vodafone.

And make sure to check out Vodafone Ireland's Official Facebook page:

Live: Enemies at Whelan's

Meant to talk about this earlier, but Enemies are launching their debut album We've Been Talking upstairs in Whelan's tonight. Support comes from the wonderful Super Extra Bonus Party as well as Mia Sparrow.

Tickets are €15 on the door, and come with the album! (Or €10 for your partner without the album. No point having two right?)

Speaking of which, you can stream the album in full on State magazine's gorgeous new website here:

Live: Oxegen 2010 Vodafone Stage Lineup

Yesterday on his show on 2fm, DJ (and Irish lord of twitter) Rick O'Shea announced the full lineup for the Vodafone Stage at Oxegen, including those much sought after day by day breakdowns. Now we know that Fatboy Slim is to headline on Friday with Groove Armada on just before. The Black Eyed Peas are going to have a good, good night on Saturday, while the Prodigy will close the show on Sunday night. Best of the Irish is Two Door Cinema Club, who take to the stage on Saturday.

Fatboy Slim
Groove Armada
Scouting for Girls
Plan B
Republic of Loose
Fox Avenue

The Black Eyed Peas
The Cribs
Rise Against
Two Door Cinema Club
Kids In Glass Houses

The Prodigy
30 Seconds To Mars
Temper Trap
Joshua Radin
Prof Green
The Knux

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Stream: James Vincent McMorrow - Early in the Morning

James Vincent McMorrow - Early in the Morning

Noticed this embeddable album stream over on Nialler9 during my daily browse of Ireland's best music blogs. He says that this album went under his radar, and a little birdy told me that it was because of yours truly that it did find its way onto said radar. Now whether that is true or not, only Niall himself knows. Either way, you can stream the entire debut album from James Vincent McMorrow, Early in the Morning, below. It's my favourite Irish album of the year, and I cannot praise it enough.

Latest tracks by jvmcmorrow

Album News: RPA and the United Nations of Sound - United Nations of Sound

Good news Richard Ashcroft solo fans (not so sure whether it's good news for Verve fans, but you must admit that Forth was fairly disappointing). He's back with a new project, RPA and the United Nations of Sound. Richard Ashcroft, alongside Steve Wyreman (guitar), Paul ‘DW’ Wright (bass), and Derrick Wright (drums) are to release debut album United Nations of Sound on July 16th on Parlophone. The album is produced by Chicago hip-hop producer No ID (Common, Jay-Z), with string arrangements from Benjamin Wright (Michael Jackson), and engineering by Reggie Dozier (Outkast, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye). Not a bad castlist at all.

1. Are You Ready
2. Born Again
3. America
4. This Thing Called Life
5. Beatitudes
6. Good Loving
7. How Deep Is Your Man
8. She Brings Me The Music
9. Royal Highness
10. Glory
11. Life Can Be So Beautiful
12. Let My Soul Rest

Watch rehearsal footage:

Live: Oxegen 2010 Heineken Green Spheres Lineup

The daily breakdowns for the Oxegen 2010 Lineup have been announced for yet another stage (still no sign of the main stage breakdowns though).

This time it's the Heineken Green Spheres stage, which features some magnificent acts over the three day weekend. Friday night is headlined by David Guetta, but no doubt Ellie Goulding will pull in a big crowd. Delorentos are the best of Irish on the stage on the festival's first day.

Saturday night's festivities are headlined by Calvin Harris, with Hot Chip, Gossip, and La Roux all on before him. The highlight for me, however, has to be Cathy Davey, who recently topped the Irish album charts with The Nameless.

Sunday night is the big one for many people. The last act to play the Heineken Green Spheres stage this year will be folk-of-the-moment Mumford and Sons. Ocean Colour Scene will bring some classic rock, and there's something for everyone with the contrast of Jamie T and Diana Vickers.




Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Album News: Pete Yorn - Self-titled

Pete Yorn is set to release his fifth album on September 28th. It comes out on Vagrant and is self-titled. Biggest news of all is that it was produced by Frank Black (or Black Francis) of the Pixies.

Black had this to say of the record: "Pete told me he wanted to better define himself as an artist. I think he just wanted to rock out. But as we headed down a path of realization I stripped him down a whole bunch. We battled in the best sort of way. I tried to get the session into a fearless and raw place, and to his artistic credit Pete took his songwriting to a fearless and raw place. This listener will find his or herself sitting right next to Pete on the couch. And the record totally rocks out."

1. Precious Stone
2. Rock Crowd
3. Velcro Shoes
4. Paradise Cove I
5. Badman
6. The Chase
7. Sans Fear
8. Always
9. Stronger than
10. Future Life
11. Wheels

Album News: Iron Maiden - The Final Frontier

Not only will Irish fans get the chance to see Iron Maiden live this summer at the O2 on July 30th, but two weeks later can get the chance to hear brand new studio tracks on the band's fifteenth album, The Final Frontier. Better still, the band are giving away one of the album's ten songs, 'El Dorado', as a free mp3 download on their official site from today.

1. Satellite 15.....The Final Frontier 8:40
2. El Dorado 6:49
3. Mother Of Mercy 5:20
4. Coming Home 5:52
5. The Alchemist 4:29
6. Isle Of Avalon 9:06
7. Starblind 7:48
8. The Talisman 9:03
9. The Man Who Would Be King 8:28
10. When The Wild Wind Blows 10:59

Download 'El Dorado':

Live: Halves at Airfield House

There's a lot of great gigs on this weekend. Another one to add to your calender is Halves' only headline gig of the summer at Airfield House in Dundrum, Dublin 14.

Halves are definitely one of Ireland's best unsung bands. After seeing them on Other Voices last year I was extremely impressed, and would have loved to see them make their American debut at this year's SXSW. Impressive.

Support on the night comes from The Ambience Affair. Tickets in advance are €10 and can be purchased through http://www.airfield.ie/cultural_programme.html

Watch Halves 'May Your Enemies Never Find Happiness' on Other Voices:

Setlist: Rage Against The Machine, O2, 8 June 2010

Zach De La Rocha, Tom Morello and the RATM crew brought the rock to the O2 in Dublin last night. According to friends of mine who were at the show, it was an amazing spectacle, and there were many highlights including 'Know Your Enemy', 'Bulls on Parade', and of course that Christmas Number 1 'Killing in the Name of'.

Know Your Enemy
Township Rebellion
People Of The Sun
Bulls On Parade
White Riot (The Clash cover)
Guerrilla Radio
Renegades Of Funk
Sleep Now In The Fire
Bullet In The Head
Wake Up
Killing In The Name Of

Watch Rage Against the Machine 'Testify' at the O2 in Dublin:

Live: Clockwork Apple Presents at Whelan's

Clockwork Apple have another great gig lined up for June. It takes place on Friday the 18th, and features a wonderful lineup, all for ten euro. Playing upstairs in Whelan's are The Gandhis, BellaJane and Captain Kennedy.

Doors are at 8, and tickets are €10 on the door.

More info:

Watch: Seth Lakeman - Hearts and Minds

Hearts and Minds is the new album from Seth Lakeman, and like a lot of his albums so far contains a track with the same name as the album. The song 'Hearts and Minds' is the first single from the album. The single is due out June 21st, with the album following a week later.

Watch Seth Lakeman 'Hearts and Minds':

Seth Lakeman - Hearts & Minds (HD)

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Album News: David Gray - Foundling

Just a year after releasing his seventh album, David Gray is back with yet another full-length record. This new one is called Foundling and is due August 17th.

The press release states "The first single, 'A Moment Everything Changes' is an upbeat driving force, while songs such as the album opener 'Only The Wine' and the bluesy title track 'Foundling' show David Gray’s understated artistry and hauntingly beautiful vocals that have garnered him fans across the globe. "

Strangely enough, the lead single is from the bonus disc, and not from the main album itself.

Disc 1
1. Only The Wine
2. Foundling
3. Forgetting
4. Gossamer Thread
5. The Old Chair
6. In God’s Name
7. We Could Fall In Love Again Tonight
8. Holding On
9. When I Was In Your Heart
10. A New Day At Midnight
11. Dave Jones' Locker

1. Fixative
2. Morning Theme
3. The Dotted Line
4. A Million Years
5. Who's Singing Now
6. Old Father Time
7. Indeed I Will
8. A Moment Changes Everything
9. More To Me Now

Live: Le Cheile 2010 at Oldcastle

This year is yet another great year for smaller Irish festivals. Never mind the behemoths of Oxegen and Electric Picnic, it's at the lesser known events where the true talent emerges - especially of a local sort.

Le Cheile 2010 is set to be fantastic. It takes place from the 30th of July to the 2nd of August in Oldcastle, Co. Meath at three venues in the town: Caffrey's Redrooms, Creams Marquee, as well as the Oldcastle House Hotel.

The lineup itself looks amazing with headline shows from Mick Flannery, Jerry Fish, Jack L, Fight Like Apes, Noise Control, and Weapons Detector, as well as The Richter Collective presents Bats and Not Squares.

And that's not to mention the brilliant acts further down the bill like Henrietta Game, Planet Parade, Codes, Grand Pocket Orchestra, Jogging, Ollie Cole, John Shelly and the Creatures, and many, many more.

For more info and full details, check out the official website:

Thanks to 2UIBestow for the heads-up on this one.

Live: Planet Parade at Whelan's

After being announced for this year's Oxegen Festival, homegrown band Planet Parade are set for a headline show at Whelan's this Saturday night (the 12th). But don't worry, the England-USA World Cup match will be over by then! The band are doing splendidly at the moment, following the release of their Ghosts To People EP just a few months ago.

Support on the night comes from Doctor Leaves, and tickets are a bargain at €5.

Watch Planet Parade 'Electrical' in Whelan's last November:

Monday, June 7, 2010

News: Stuart Cable found dead

Former Stereophonics drummer Stuart Cable was found dead this morning, according to police reports. A cause of death has not yet been confirmed, but police have said the death is not suspicious.

Cable, 40, had been the drummer in Welsh band Stereophonics from their foundation in 1992 to 2003 when he was sacked for spending too much time on his media career. In 2002, he began his television career with Cable TV on BBC Wales, before moving on to make Cable Connects and the radio show Cable Rock.

He started a new band, Killing for Company in 2008, and they supported the Who at their recent UK shows.

Watch 'Bartender and the Thief' at the V Festival in 2002:

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Watch: Crystal Swing and Lily Allen - He Drinks Tequila

Ireland's internet sensations Crystal Swing invited Lily Allen on stage to sing 'He Drinks Tequila' with them at the Flat Lake Festival. Check it out below...

Download: Dave Matthews Band - Summer Tour 2010

Dave Matthews Band are currently on their last Summer Tour before they take a year off in 2011. The 2010 US Summer Tour has seen a lot of old songs coming back like 'Busted Stuff', 'Digging a Ditch', 'So Right', and 'Cry Freedom'. They also played 'Break For It', a new song which had been eagerly anticipated by hardcore fans. Have a listen to some of these tracks and many, many more below. (You can also download them if you so wish). Thanks to all the tapers for recording them. To download full shows of any of the gigs so far, check out the following thread on fan forum These Days Continue:

Dave Matthews Band Summer Tour 2010 by SwearImNotPaul

Setlist: Westlife, Croke Park, 5 June 2010

Westlife returned to Croke Park for a special one-off gig last night as part of their Where We Are Tour, with special support from our very own Jedward as well as X Factor sensations JLS. They'll be back in Ireland in July to play two nights at the Marquee in Cork, so if you missed last night's show, you can catch them down there next month.

* Where We Are
* What About Now
* When You're Looking Like That
* My Love
* Uptown Girl
* Swear It Again
* Mandy
* If I Let You Go/All Out of Love
* Shadows
* Home
* I'm Already There
* Reach Out
* I Gotta Feeling (Black Eyed Peas) >
* Halo (Beyonce) >
* The Boys Are Back In Town (Thin Lizzy) >
* Sex On Fire (Kings of Leon)
* What Makes a Man
* Flying Without Wings
* World of Our Own
* I'll See You Again
* You Raise Me Up

Watch 'Sex On Fire' at Croke Park:

Setlist: Snow Patrol, Ward Park, 5 June 2010

While Westlife were wowing fans south of the border last night, Snow Patrol were putting on a great show at Ward Park in Bangor. They played some of their recent tunes as well as new takes on oldies like 'Run' and 'Spitting Games'.

1. Open Your Eyes
2. Take Back The City
3. Chocolate
4. Hands Open
5. You Could Be Happy
6. Make This Go On Forever
7. What If This Storm Ends?
8. Shut Your Eyes
9. Spitting Games
10. Run
11. Big Broken
12. Set The Fire
13. Planets Bend Between Us
14. Chasing Cars
15. If There's A Rocket Tie Me To It
16. Just Say Yes
17. You're All I Have

Watch the band late yesterday evening:

Setlist: Band of Horses, Tripod, 4 June 2010

Band of Horses played at the Tripod on Friday night. It was packed to capacity, and a great chance to see the excellent American folk-rockers.

1. Laredo
2. NW Apt.
3. Is There A Ghost?
4. Ode to LRC
5. No One's Gonna Love You
6. The First Song
7. Compliments
8. The Great Salt Lake
9. Weed Party
10. Older
11. The Funeral
12. Our Swords

Watch Band of Horses - 'The Funeral' live at Tripod:

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Setlist: Heathers, Whelan's, 3 June 2010

Heathers are really starting to gain a following, particularly thanks to the use of their song 'Remember When' for the new Discover Ireland advert. They played a packed Whelan's on Thursday night with support from the excellent We Cut Corners.

Remember When
Fire Ants
Reading in the Dark
The Sunset Tree (Mountain Goats Cover)
Home and Away
Halo (Beyonce cover)
Slices of Palama
(Mountain Goats cover)

Read a full review of the gig at GoldenPlec here:

Watch a short clip of the girls playing 'The Sunset Tree' at Whelan's:

Friday, June 4, 2010

Download: How to Destroy Angels EP

Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails fame has unleashed a new sideproject on the world. His bandmates in How to Destroy Angels are his wife Mariqueen Maandig and Nine Inch Nails producer Atticus Ross. The best part about it all is that the EP is available for free, and you don't even have to click through to anywhere. Download it below as 320kbos mp3s. Excellent. You can also upgrade to a Hi-Def version of the album for two dollars, which includes the video for 'The Space In Between'.

1. "The Space in Between" 3:35
2. "Parasite" 5:05
3. "Fur-Lined" 4:00
4. "BBB" 3:31
5. "The Believers" 5:36
6. "A Drowning" 7:04

Album News: Ray LaMontagne - God Willin' & The Creek Don't Rise

Great news for Ray LaMontagne's many, many Irish fans. The 'Trouble' singer is back with his fourth album God Willin' & The Creek Don't Rise. It's credited to Ray LaMontagne and the Pariah Dogs, who consist of Jay Bellarose (drums), Jennifer Condos (bass), Patrick Warren (keyboard), Eric Heywood (guitar) and Greg Leisz (pedal steel guitar). It was recorded in two weeks in Ray's own studio at his house in the woods and is entirely self-produced. (Which marks a change from LaMontagne's usual producer Ethan Johns).

The album is slated for US release on August 17th, with the Irish release four days earlier.

Track listing:
1. Repo Man
2. New York City's Killing Me
3. God Willin' & the Creek Don't Rise
4. Beg Steal Or Borrow
5. Are We Really Through
6. This Love Is Over
7. Old Before Your Time
8. For The Summer
9. Like Rock & Roll and Radio
10. The Devil's In The Jukebox

Album Review: Ryan Adams - Orion

If you follow the comings and goings of the maverick born David Ryan Adams, you'll probably have heard of his new metal-country album. "Oh Ryan..." Yeah, that's what it's called. It's a clever pun, and is a great title for the record. Not because you'll find yourself with your head in your hands after listening to it, but for the fact that it's sort of a sci-fi concept album. (Sort of - you can never make sweeping statements when Ryan Adams is concerned.)

I'm not sure if this was the proposed 2006 album Star Wars, but it does come from that time, and is produced by the man who helmed Easy Tiger, Jamie Candiloro, and is an album full of songs like 'Halloweenhead'. So if you thought that was the weak link on ET, stay away from this one. On the other hand, if you loved that tune and are looking for something louder and shoutier, Orion is definitely for you.

It's hard to know what to make of the record. It's nothing like Heartbreaker, Gold, or any of his previous releases. It is however, like some of the online stuff he streamed in 2006-2007 under various ridiculous monikers: Sad Dracula, Rhoda Ro, and Warren Peace. In actual fact, one of the songs here, 'Fire and Ice' was originally featured on a Warren Peace album (yeah, that name is another pun too). It was probably the best Warren Peace song too.

The songs are quick sub-three minute rock riots where Adams screams nonsense lyrics about galaxies, intergalactic wars, metal spiders, and all the rest of that stuff you'll find in a teenager's science fiction wet dream. It would be terrible only for the fact that it's actually great fun. It's hilarious, but also so much better than anything a teenager could concoct. Some of the riffs are among Adams' best guitarwork. 'Signal Fade' has a fantastic solo, and 'Disappyramid' is musically wonderful from the outset.

By now, you should have an inkling whether you want to hear this album or not. Unfortunately, only a limited number of vinyl copies were pressed, and it hasn't been released on CD. So you may have to find other means to get your hands on it. Have a look at eBay, I'm sure you can get really ripped off for a copy on there.

If you're in two minds about buying the record for a hiked-up price, then this should sway you. There's a song halfway through the album called 'Ghorgon, Master of War', and yes, it's every bit as good as it sounds.

Overall, this is actually worth listening to. It's not for everyone, and will probably only appeal to hardcore Ryan Adams fans. But it's great that's he's back releasing music. Hopefully that trend will continue and we'll get more unreleased albums, like Darkbreaker, or perhaps even that track-by-track cover album of the Strokes' Is This It. Maybe he'll go back into the studio and do something totally new. Nobody knows. I doubt he does himself. We'll just have to wait and see.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Setlist: Julie Feeney, NCH, 29 May 2010

Great review of Julie Feeney's National Concert Hall gig with full orchestra on May 29th over on Pensamiento Aleatorio, read it here. The orchestra was called "The Pages Orchestra" and they played the album in full as well as material from 13 Songs.

* Autopilot
* Monster
* Alien
* Grace
* Instrumental Interlude
* Valentine's Song
* Stay
* Nothing to Declare
* Knock Knock
* Wind Out Of My Sails
* Myth
* Excerpts from Songs from Liquid Days
* Fictitious Richard
* Mr. Roving Eye Guy
* Aching
* You Broke The Magic
* Life's Nudge
* Hallelujah
* One More Tune
* Love Is A Tricky Thing
* Impossibly Beautiful

Album Review: Villagers - Becoming a Jackal

Conor O'Brien is receiving a lot of hype from all directions. Critics are praising him everywhere. And justifiably so. His debut album as Villagers, Becoming a Jackal, is yet another reason why 2010 is turning out to be the best year for Irish music ever.

Since the dissolution of the Immediate a few years ago, you'd think that O'Brien may have gotten rusty, but if anything, his vocals have improved tenfold since then. His voice is glorious and soars on many of the tracks. 'I Saw the Dead' is a perfect album opener, with a wonderful entwining piano melody and enchanting vocals from O'Brien.

The album's highpoint is the title track, and the song which introduced him to the world on Later with Jools Holland a few weeks back. It's one of the songs of the year, regardless of nationality. But luckily for us, the album is full of gems. The first four songs are as good as any opening run in recent memory. 'Ship of Promises' could be a fantastic radio single, and if his new label Domino have the sense (which I imagine they do, they've done everything else perfectly up til now) then it will be all over the airwaves this summer.

'The Meaning of the Ritual' had been originally on last year's Hollow Kind EP, but has been spruced up for the full-length, and I must say the improvements have turned it into a better song. The album's guitarist Tommy McLaughlin was in charge of production duties, and this hands-on approach has really added a warmth to the album. This can be heard throughout, particularly in the breezy 'That Day'. It's also perfect for radio, as is 'Home' and 'The Pact'.

'Set the Tigers Free' is yet another highpoint, as is the growl of 'Pieces'. There's some more straightforward singer-songwriter tunes on here too, such as 'Twenty Seven Strangers' and the splendid closer 'To Be Counted Among Men'. In fact, there's not a weak point on the album. It's a perfectly well rounded record

Live: Oxegen 2010 Red Bull Music Academy Stage Full Lineup

The final lineup for the Red Bull Music Academy Stage at Oxegen 2010 has been announced, complete with daily breakdowns. This is good news for anyone who picked up a single day ticket, as you can now see who's playing on that respective day. In brilliant local news, Kildare's Planet Parade (one of my Irish Sounds of 2010) were added to the bill, and will take to the stage on Sunday. The Minutes on Saturday are also another great Irish act worth checking out.

Friday 9th July
Tinie Tempah
Gabriella Cilmi
Darwin Deez
Colm K (FreeStyle MellowShip)
Andreya Triana
The Capitals

Saturday 10th July
The Drums
Dirty Projectors
Wild Beasts
Alex Metric
Space Dimension Controller
Illum Sphere
The Minutes

Sunday 11th July
Broken Social Scene
Jamie Lidell
Local Natives
Hudson Mohawke
Robot Koch
Planet Parade

Setlist: I am Not Lefthanded, Whelan's, 1 June 2010

The excellent I am Not Lefthanded stopped off in Dublin on Tuesday night as part of their Time to Leave tour. Sadly, I missed the gig, but if you get a chance to see them around the country, I'd recommend checking them out. Not on the setlist is an acapella version of 'I Will Follow You into the Dark' which I hear was amazing.

Everybody Sleeps
The Place That Won't Take Me Back
Long Goodbyes
Persuade Yourself
Late Night Drive
New One
Boats, But Not the Ocean
I Will Follow You into the Dark

They play Baker Place in Limerick and the Stables in Mullingar on Saturday and Sunday night respectively.

Columns What I Like: Drowned in Dublin

Not quite a Blogs What I Like feature, but close enough. You're already probably an avid Drowned in Sound reader, and probably haven't failed to notice the new column in town. Niall Byrne, the curator of Ireland's Annual Best Music Blog nialler9, has started a new in-depth feature on Drowned in Sound.

It's called Drowned in Dublin, and features all the best new Irish music from the likes of the bigger names such as Heathers and Villagers, as well as collectives such as Popical Island and the Richter Collective, and then some lesser known artists such as MelJoann and Solar Bears.

Holding it all together is a wonderful Soundcloud playlist, which will probably get about a dozen listens from me over the weekend.

Drowned in Dublin playlist by Nialler9

Read the full article here:

Stream: Tift Merritt - See You on the Moon

2008's Another Country was a decent country-pop record from Tift Merritt. For her new album, however, Merritt has taken out most of the pop and made a more straight-up country album. It's more of a throwback to her first and second albums, and is sure to please her early fans. See You on the Moon has just been released in America, and can be streamed in full on Merritt's official website. (The album cover isn't great though!)

Engine To Turn
Things That Everybody Does, The
Six More Days of Rain
Feel Of The World (with Jim James)
Never Talk About It
All The Reasons We Don’T Have To Fight
Live Till You Die
See You On the Moon
Danny’S Song
After Today
Bar With A TV On


Album News: Ryan Bingham - Junky Star

After getting my hands on new albums from Villagers, Divine Comedy, Drive-By Truckers, the National, the Hold Steady, and many more, I wasn't quite sure what to look forward to for the rest of 2010. Luckily, there's still a few more great albums on the way (Justin Townes Earle' Harlem River Blues, Drive-By Truckers Go Go Boots, and the new Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit record to name a few). So now I'm even more delighted that Academy Award winner Ryan Bingham is back with a new album in September.

It'll be under the moniker Ryan Bingham and the Dead Horses, and is called Junky Star. It's due out in America on Lost Highway on September 7th, so expect it on the 4th in Ireland. It's produced by T-Bone Burnett, who was also responsible for that excellent Oscar winning song 'The Weary Kind'.

You can also hear two new songs from the album on Bingham's MySpace:

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Album News: Guggenheim Grotto - The Universe is Laughing

The Guggenheim Grotto's last album (their second), Happy the Man, was one of my favourite Irish albums of 2008. It was a marvellous pop-rock record. So when I saw over on IndieLimerick that there was a new one imminent, I had to find out more.

The Universe is Laughing is the band's third full-length, and has been release online on their official website.

1. Trust Me I’m A Thief
2. Map Of The Human Heart
3. Wings And Feathers
4. Never Before
5. Concentrate
6. Wisdom
7. Ruby Heart
8. The Spiegel Song
9. The Universe Is Laughing
10. Diamond.

Stream 'Wisdom':

More info/buy:

Watch: Every Ireland World Cup Song Ever

With the 2010 World Cup starting next week in South Africa, most of Ireland's men will be tuned in to the telly cursing at the fact we're not there instead of France. If Thierry Henry gets a run-out at any time, the decibel level is sure to rise fivefold. But just imagine if we were there, then we'd have four weeks of having to listen to both our official and unofficial World Cup songs. The Irish have had some good teams over the ages, but not as many good World Cup anthems. Although you can't go wrong with 'Put 'Em Under Pressure'. Still a classic.

I'm probably missing a good few unofficial ones here, so if you know of any, leave a message in the comments and I'll try to add it. Also, some of these videos are terrible, but they're all that's available.

1988 - European Championships, West Germany
Ireland's first ever international football competition was also our first attempt at trying to create a soundtrack for a sporting event. The songs were the musical equivalent of a nil-all draw. Very uninspiring, and not something you want to go back and revisit very often.

Liam Harrison and the Goal Celebrities - 'Give it a Lash Jack'

Christy Moore - 'Joxer Goes to Stuttgart'

'Ooh Ahh Paul McGrath'

1990 World Cup, Italy
1990 was Ireland's best ever World Cup, not just on the field (Packie Bonner sand David O'Leary have been heroes ever since), but off it as well. One half of U2 (the less well-known half) took it upon themselves to turn a riff from the Horslips into an anthem. And it worked. We've been singing that one World Cup song ever since. Nobody has come close. Also, who can forget that Billy Joel cover by Memories? Oh dear Jesus. Allegedly Joel himself actually tried to sing some of the lyrics to it when he came to play Ireland later that year.

Adam Clayton & Larry Mullen - 'Put 'Em Under Pressure'

Memories - 'The Game'

'Jackie's Army'

'The Flame'

Penney's Winning Team - 'The Team That Jack Built'

1994 World Cup, USA
Amazingly, there are more videos from the batch of songs from the 1990 World Cup than the 1994 one. I could only find one, the awful 'Watch Your House for Ireland'. So if anyone knows where I can find a video or mp3 or anything of any of the others, let me know.

'Watch Your House for Ireland'

Joe O'Toole - We're going to America
The Mighty Quinn

2002 World Cup, Japan and South Korea
Ireland's most recent World Cup was probably the one with the worst song yet. I mean, it has Dustin and the bloke from Aslan, but even worse contains the line "Sayounara Connemara". I also remember there were other songs in 2002, but can't remember the names. Anyone care to jog my memory?

Irish Squad, Dustin, Nicky Byrne, Christy Dignam - 'Here Come the Good Times'

2010 World Cup, South Africa

This year to cash in on the World Cup, Shay Healy has teamed up with the Corrigan Brothers to release this ditty. Since Ireland aren't there, it's a tribute to England's best player, Wayne Rooney. Damn you Thierry Henry.

Corrigan Brothers & Shay Healy - 'Wayne Rooney is Our Hero'

Album News: Feeder - Renegades

After toying with the Renegades side-project, Feeder are back under their original moniker, and have chosen to call their new album Renegades instead. They had released an EP as Renegades, but their new full-length will be a Feeder record. The lead single from the album is 'Call Out', which comes out on June 14th, and had previously been a side-project tune. The album itself is due July 5th.

Feeder are due to play the Academy on August 19th.

1. "White Lines"
2. "Call Out"
3. "Renegades"
4. "Sentimental"
5. "This Town"
6. "Down to the River"
7. "Home"
8. "Barking Dogs"
9. "City in a Rut"
10. "Left Foot Right"
11. "The End"
12. "Godhead"

Watch Feeder/Renegades 'Call Out' live:

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Watch: The Tallest Man on Earth - Bob Dylan Covers

The Tallest Man on Earth has long been compared to Bob Dylan. At a show in Lincoln Hall, Chicago on May 28th, he didn't help himself move away from those comparisons. In fact, he's moved even closer, as he played a cover of Bob Dylan's 'I'll Keep it With Mine'. Not only that, he then followed it up with his take on 'The Man in Me' with Nathan Rathlieff.

You can catch the Tallest Man on Earth in Whelan's on June 10th.

Watch The Tallest Man on Earth - 'I'll Keep it With Mine':

Watch The Tallest Man on Earth - 'The Man in Me':

Setlist: Crowded House, Olympia Theatre, 30 May 2010

Crowded House always seem to be playing in Ireland. I don't think a year has gone by where I haven't posted a setlist from them. Luckily, each time they visit, they do really mix it up. At the Olympia on Sunday night they played a varied set, and had two wonderful covers.

1. Something So Strong
2. Saturday Sun
3. Private Universe
4. Fall At Your Feet
5. Even If
6. Say That Again
7. Either Side of the World
8. Kare Kare
9. Four Seasons in One Day
10. Heaven That I'm Making
11. Archer's Arrows
12. Money (That's What I Want) (Barrett Strong cover)
13. Nails in My Feet
14. Locked Out
15. Distant Sun
16. It's Only Natural
17. Fingers of Love
18. Weather With You
19. Once in a Lifetime (Talking Heads cover)
20. Better Be Home Soon
21. Twice if You're Lucky
22. Don't Dream It's Over

Watch 'Say That Again':

Setlist: Teenage Fanclub, The Academy, 30 May 2010

Teenage Fanclub stopped off at Dublin's Academy on their current tour and played a nice little set on Sunday night.

1. Start Again
2. Sometimes I Don't Need To Believe In Anything
3. The Past
4. It's All in My Mind
5. Don't Look Back
6. Verisimilitude
7. Baby Lee
8. Ain't That Enough
9. I Don't Want Control of You
10. The Concept
11. Everything Flows
12. Sparky's Dream
13. I Need Direction

Watch 'Spark's Dream':

'Everything Flows':

Live: Owl City at the Academy

After the success of their debut single 'Fireflies' synthpoppers Owl City seem to be everywhere. Great news for the fans: they'll be here in November. The one-man band is due to play the Academy on November 24th.

Tickets are priced €22.50 and go on sale this Friday. Their current single is 'Umbrella', have a listen to it below.

Monday, May 31, 2010

Live: The Divine Comedy at HMV Grafton Street

After their excellent instore at Road Records over the weekend, the Divine Comedy are set to perform at another of Dublin's top music outlets, HMV on Grafton Street on Thursday, June 3rd. They'll take to the stage at 5.30, and it's sure to be a packed show.

They're currently promoting new album Bang Goes the Knighthood, which came out in the UK today. Read my review of the album here.

Watch The Divine Comedy 'At the Indie Disco' live: