Monday, 15 September 2014

Mixtape: Gig For Gaza - The Sugar Club Weds 17th Sept

Gig For Gaza Mix
by Peter N

This Wednesday a 'Gig For Gaza' is taking place in the Sugar Club with this fine line-up that I'm really looking forward to seeing:

Listen to a song from each act here now:

The Minutes


Buffalo Sunn

Youth Mass

The Eskies


Sunday, 14 September 2014

Republic of Scotland Special - Top 5 Scottish Songs

Top 5 Scottish Songs,
by Peter N

Whatever happens in the week ahead Scotland will have it's unique cultural identify in the limelight regardless of it's governance. I got into a lot of indie Scottish bands in the early 90s and now I want to share a few tunes from Scotland that ignited a fire in me! 

Disclaimer: I Will NOT Walk 5000 Miles!

1. Trashcan Sinatras - I've Seen Everything

Taken from the 1993 album of the same title, I've Seen Everything is a gorgeous slice of pop music from Glascow band Trashcan Sinatras.

2. Idlewild - Roseability

Idlewild were very hit and miss for me, some 'hits' never did it for me but 'Roseability' is a great tune, super lyrics and that catchy quality that made my world a little more enjoyable in my early 20s.

3. Lloyd Cole - Woman in a Bar

Lloyd Cole = Scotland's Greatest Songwriter!

4. John Martyn - May You Never

Oh wait, John Martyn beats Lloyd Cole easily ......

5. Deacon Blue - Real Gone Kid

Guilty Pleasure but oh so pleasurable .....

Aye and remember kids ......

Saturday, 13 September 2014

LEKMK presents - The Statics, Late City Edition & We went down

Some photos, in a slide show of last night's LEKMK gig for Guinness Amplify in the Cuckoos nest, Tallaght. Performing on the night were The Statics, Late City Edition & We Went Down. Have a listen to "Alone" from the Statics while you have a look at the pics. If you don't have flash or want to see them from your mobile - phone -  android - device - type thing - communications device please click HERE.

Created with flickr slideshow.

Thursday, 11 September 2014

Spirit of Folk 2014: Top 5 Must See Acts

Spirit of Folk - Top 5
by Peter N

With Spirit of Folk just over a week away it's time to recommend some of the amazing line-up that'll be folking up Dunderry, near Navan in Co. Meath.

Festival info here:

Leading Armies

Although known for rocking out, Leading Armies will be a massive hit with swooning songs such as this one 'Thinking About'

More info:


Old Hannah

Beautiful ballads filled with banjo tinglings is what 'Old Hannah' are all about. I adoe this song from their recent EP ....

More info:


Stephen James

Possessing one hell of a great voice, Stephen James is a must see act at the festival with epic songs such as this one 'Friend of Mine'

More info:


Wicker Bones

You absolutely have to hear Wicker Bones live where the vocal performances are outstanding especially on this Dylan classic:

More info:


In Their Thousands

Leaving my absolute favourite for last is Donegal band 'In Their Thousands' who I could listen to for days and not get tired of they sound, songs, vocals, musicianship etc etc

More info:

Saturday, 6 September 2014

Something 4 the Weekend - New Damien Rice 2unes

Written by Peter N

Damien Rice [ie his team] shared this picture around the social medija this week .....

..... and it got me thinking, I bet most of these tunes are on YouTube!

So I give you 'My Faded Fantasy' by Damien Rice now..... well ok I found 2 songs from the track-list posted above:

The Box

The Greatest Bastard

If that got you all excited about the New Album out in the coming weeks why not watch this full concert from Damien at last year's Best Kept Secret Festival where he finished his set with that new tune 'The Box'.