Sunday, 30 June 2013

2Day's Tune: Swords - Lions & Gold

Lions & Gold is the second single and title track from Swords' début album out July 5th and it's really good. By far the best track I've heard from the band.



Buy it on iTunes: itunes.apple.com/ie/album/lions-g…ngle/id659495362

Or Google Play: play.google.com/store/music/album…nglfisku2mg3dw7za

Album launch show in Whelan's July 5th: entertainment.ie/show-/Whelans/sw…ents-2665625.htm with support from Leanne Harte.

Friday, 28 June 2013

2Day's Tune: Kate O'Callaghan - Feel

The long awaited [well I've waited a long time] debut album from Donegal's Kate O'Callaghan is being released on July 12th with a launch night in the Regional Cultural Centre in Letterkenny: https://www.facebook.com/events/148096708706766/?ref=2

Here's the beautiful album cover for 'The Still Beyond'


Here's a really nice tune from the album entitled 'Feel':



http://www.kateocallaghan.com/

Thursday, 27 June 2013

2Day's Tune: The Young Folk - Biscuits [Spotlight on Spirit of Folk Awards]

The Spirit of Folk festival is taking a break this year but the dedicated folk behind the festival are keeping Folk Music in the spotlight with the introduction of a 'Folk Awards' for 2013.


The Feastival Final on the 21st Sept looks amazing. Full details here: http://spiritoffolk.com/

Bands need to apply for the Awards here: http://spiritoffolk.com/feastival-how-to-apply

Prizes will include
€1000 Bursary
Recording time at Darklands Studios
A 5 day residential retreat for creative writing at Dunderry Park
The band profiled with all Spirit of Folk Media Partners

One band that has to be in the running is The Young Folk for their awesome debut album released earlier this year. 


Wednesday, 26 June 2013

2Day's Tune: Allie Bradley - Running For Cover

Tonight's the launch night for Allie Bradley's latest release 'Running For Cover' EP:


Watch the video for the title track here:




The lead track of the stunning Allie Bradleys forthcoming E.P - which you can order now!
Shot/Directed - BigBadLlama



https://www.facebook.com/alliebrads

Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Mix: Top 10 Bands I'm Looking Forward 2 at Glastonbury

I still can't believe I'm going to my second Glastonbury in a row and this time I'm bringing my music mad twin boys. Here's the best 10 acts we are looking forward to seeing this weekend:

1. Dry The River - Other Stage, Saturday



2. Calexico - Park Stage, Saturday



3. Glen Hansard - Acoustic Stage, Friday



4. Ben Caplan - Various Stages




5. Newton Faulkner - Avalon Stage, Saturday



6. Matt Corby - Acoustic Stage, Sunday




7. The Staves - Avalon Stage, Sunday




8. Matthew E White - West Holts Stage, Sunday



9. Kodaline - John Peel Stage, Friday




10. The Rolling Stones - Be Rude Not To!



If you're going, have a great festival if not enjoy it on the beeb!

2Day's Tune: Empire Circus - There is a Light

Experienced Dublin band 'Empire Circus' release their new single 'There is a Light' on June 21st ahead of their debut album release this Setpember. The tune is a really catchy alt-pop made for radio tune:



http://weareempirecircus.com/

UPCOMING GIGS:
Tues. June 25th '13     - The Ruby Sessions - Doyles Pub, Fleet St., Dublin - 9pm. €6
Thurs. June 27th '13    - Upstairs @ Whelans - Wexford St., Dublin - 8pm Adm. €7

Monday, 24 June 2013

2Day's Tune: Emily Barker & the Red Clay Halo - Dear River

One of my favourite albums these days is Emily Barker & the Red Clay Halo's new album entitled 'Dear River'. The title track is such a charming folk song:



"UK based but hailing from Bridgetown, Western Australia, Emily Barker is a compelling singer-songwriter, who with her band The Red Clay Halo blends classical, rock, country and folk influences to stunning effect." from the press release. 'Dear River' is highly recommended!

2Day's Glastonbury Tune: Ben Caplan - Down to the River

Tonight in Kenny's of Lahinch, Ben Caplan is performing before he goes to perform three shows in Glastonbury:


In 2013, Canadian singer Ben Caplan has been my favourite artist with a fantastic debut of great folk songs that really drive home:



https://www.facebook.com/TheCasualSmokers

Sunday, 23 June 2013

2Day's Glastonbury Tune: Mumford & Sons - I Will Wait

I only have to wait a couple of days to make my journey to the South West of England for the greatest musical & cultural event in the UK ....



Look out for me & the kids over the weekend!

2Day's Tune: Riot Tapes - Cardinal Rules

Here's an acoustic version of the new single Cardinal Rules from Dublin band 'Riot Tapes':



https://www.facebook.com/RiotTapes

The single can be bought here: https://itunes.apple.com/ie/album/cardinal-rules-single/id660902027

You can see 'Riot Tapes' support Dermot Lambert in The Village on June 28th: https://www.facebook.com/events/267210870090858/?ref=22

Saturday, 22 June 2013

2Day's Glastonbury Tune: Ben Howard - Only Love

I've been getting into Ben Howard these last few weeks and he's proven himself to be a great songwriter and singer. Pyramid Stage it is for me next Saturday to see Ben Howard.




Pyramid Stage

Saturday

THE ROLLING STONES21:30 - 23:45
PRIMAL SCREAM19:00 - 20:00
ELVIS COSTELLO17:15 - 18:30
BEN HOWARD15:30 - 16:30
LAURA MVULA14:00 - 14:45
BILLY BRAGG12:30 - 13:30
ROKIA TRAORÉ11:00 - 12:00

2Day's Tune: The Academic - Bear Claws

Bear Claws is the first single from Mullingar band 'The Academic'. It's a perfect little made for radio pop rock song that's popular these days. There's real potential in this young Irish band:



https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Academic/251747818234154

Friday, 21 June 2013

2Day's Glastonbury Tune: Ady Suleiman - Longing for your Love

I'm delighted to see Ady Suleiman on the BBC Introducing Stage at Glastonbury. Looking forward to hear songs like this one live:



https://www.facebook.com/adysuleimanmusic

BBC Introducing Stage

Saturday

DAUGHTER 20:25 - 20:55
TBA 19:30 - 19:55
RUEN BROTHERS18:45 - 19:10
TBA 18:00 - 18:25
INDIANA17:15 - 17:40
HOLY ESQUE16:30 - 16:55
ADY SULEIMAN 15:45 - 16:10
TBA 15:00 - 15:25
JAY BROWN13:30 - 13:55
CAMP STAG12:45 - 13:10
THE MAGNUS PUTO12:00 - 12:25

2Day's Tune: The Thomas Donoghue Band - Quicksand

Last night in Boyles of Slane I got to see Kilkenny band The Thomas Donoghue Band for the second time and they were brilliant. Their unique folk/rock/classical style is very polished with some great tunes in their arsenal. Check out this video for 'Quicksand':



Filmed by Darragh Byrne Videographer- htttps://www.darraghbyrnevideo.com

Thursday, 20 June 2013

2Day's Tune: Alice Russell - Heartbreaker

What a great song from West Holts performer Alice Russell! This is brilliant!



http://www.alicerussell.com/


West Holts Stage
Friday
SEASICK STEVE20:30 - 21:30
TOM TOM CLUB19:00 - 20:00
TORO Y MOI17:30 - 18:30
ALICE RUSSELL16:00 - 17:00
GOAT14:30 - 15:30
ZUN ZUN EGUI13:00 - 14:00

2Day's Tune: Alabama 3 - Woke Up This Morning

RIP James Gandolfini ... Tony Soprana was like family to me for years!

Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Gigs 2 Go 2: June 20th - 27th [ft Dimestore, Liz Seaver, Walking on Cars]

There's two excellent Music Festivals on this weekend, The Sea Sessions in Bundoran and Body & Soul in Co. Westmeath. If you're not there at either festival here's the best gigs to attend elsewhere:


Thursday 20th June

Dimestore is 4 - Sweeneys


What a great line-up for Dimestore's 4th Birthday! Here's an excuse to share a Lisa McLaughlin song!




------------------------------------------------------------------

Thursday 20th June

Walking On Cars - Whelans, €10


Kerry rockers 'Walking on Cars' release their EP with a launch gig in Whelans!



---------------------------------------------------------------------

Saturday 22nd June

Any excuse to share music from The Blue Choir!



----------------------------------------------------

Sunday 23rd June:

Liz Seaver, The Sugar Club, €10

Album launch of 'Turbulent Bliss', Liz Seaver's second independent album! The album is being released on Friday June 14th on iTunes/CD Baby and other download sites. Hard copies of the album will be available on the night of the 23rd at The Sugar Club for a discount price of 10 euro.



-------------------------------------------------------

Sunday 23rd June

Saucy Sundays - The Grand Social, Free from 5PM

A particularly Saucy Line-up for Sunday's Session:

ST JOHN THE GAMBLER
http://www.breakingtunes.com/saintjohnthegambler

LEGO LEPRICHONS
http://www.legolepricons.com/

HYPNO PUPPET
http://www.hypnopuppet.com/

CASH IS KING
http://breakingtunes.com/cashisking

CASSIA & MILO
http://youtu.be/osx2l0ZW87U

NIALL THOMAS MC GARTY
https://soundcloud.com/niallthomasmusic

COLM QUEARNEY
https://myspace.com/colmquearney

LAURA ELIZABETH HUGHES
http://lauraelizabethhughes.bandcamp.com/

TARA LEE
https://soundcloud.com/taraleemusic


Any excuse to share a Saint John the Gambler song!




2Day's Glastonbury Tune: The Riptide Movement - Hard to Explain

I'll have to pop by The Acoustic Stage at noon on Friday when The Riptide Movement kick off proceedings on The Acoustic Stage! Hopefully they'll get a good response from the crowd and it'll kick start their UK campaign!





The Acoustic Stage

Friday

SINÉAD O’CONNOR21:30 - 23:00
GLEN HANSARD20:00 - 21:00
MARTHA WAINWRIGHT17:25 - 18:10
JAKE BUGG15:30 - 16:10
JOEL RAFAEL14:30 - 15:10
LUCY WARD13:40 - 14:10
RAINY BOY SLEEP12:55 - 13:25
THE RIPTIDE MOVEMENT12:00 - 12:40

2Day's Tune: Candice Gordon - Before The Sunset Ends

I'm delighted by the fact that Candice Gordon is playing the main stage at this weekend's 'Body & Soul' festival. Candice is great in a dark Nick Cave sort of way!



https://www.facebook.com/candicegordonmusic

Full Line-up for Body & Soul here:



More info: http://bodyandsoul.ie/

Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Album Review: The Cujo Family - Stories of Ruin

'Stories of Ruin' is the second album from folk rock band The Cujo Family. Never have 'Stories of Ruin' been so entertaining. 


After a decent debut album released in 2010, The Cujo Family are upping their game with a fine collection of songs that merge Americana, folk, rock with a mix of murder ballads and tales of dark themes. 'Stories of Ruin' has been a great listen over the last number of weeks as both background music and songs to get your teeth into.

While singing it's praises, 'Stories of Ruin' hits a level of consistency without making the crossover to brilliance too often. The album is bookmarked with the best two songs on the album. Opening with the band's most mainstream song; Dog Gone Crazy is a perfect little Americana tune. It's got attitude, a great chorus and quality guitar riffs.



The closing track 'God in a Tree' is an epic seven minute song fit to finish any album. I love how the song builds with fine musicianship to the end.



There's enough good tunes on 'Stories of Ruin' to keep the interest up throughout. Other songs to impress are the murder ballad 'Killing Song' and the military sounds of 'Paris, The Hate in my Heart'. 'Cage Rattler' is a great little waltz as well.

With two great songs and not a bad track to be found I can only recommend you to check out 'Stories of Ruin' by The Cujo Family:

The Cujo Family - Stories of Ruin [10 out of 12]

https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Cujo-Family/101765956532391

'Stories of Ruin' is released on Saturday June 29th in The Sugar Club:
http://www.thesugarclub.com/listings/event/the-cujo-story-album-launch-party

Support comes from The Eskies and Dylan Walsh.

2Day's Glastonbury Tune: Newton Faulkner - Pick Up Your Broken Heart

I had the most fun through Newton Faulkner's Saturday evening set on The Avalon Stage in 2011 and that's where I'll find Newton this year! Really looking forward to it!




The Avalon Stage

Saturday

VINTAGE TROUBLE23:15 - 00:25
BEVERLEY KNIGHT21:45 - 22:45
NEWTON FAULKNER20:15 - 21:15
PENGUIN CAFE17:15 - 18:15
HEADMIX15:50 - 16:45
MAD DOG MCREA14:20 - 15:20
BEN CAPLAN12:55 - 13:50
JOSH DOYLE 11.30 - 12.25

Monday, 17 June 2013

2Day's Tune: Rachael McCormack - My Wonderful Disease

Dubliner Rachael McCormack releases her debut album 'This is my Identity' this weekend with a launch gig in The Mercantile, Dublin on Saturday, June 22nd:


Check out a track from the album here:









Sunday, 16 June 2013

2Day's Tune: Jerry Fish - Daddy Was A Devil

Not better man than Jerry Fish to sing you a song for Fathers Day:



Jerry Fish Tour Dates:

26 June
Navan Spiegeltent Festival ~ Navan Town
www.navanspiegeltent.com

28 June
Daytripper ~ Viking Triangle, Waterford
www.facebook.com/events

29 June
Jerry Fish Guest Performer with “The Grand Parade” alongside Lisa Hannigan, Wallis Bird, Declan O’Rourke, Gavin Glass and Mundy ~ Westport Festival
www.westportfestival.com

05 July
The Eragail Arts Festival ~ The Balor Theatre, Ballybofey, Co. Donegal
www.balorartscentre.com

06 July
Jerry Fish ~ MC & Guest Performer alongside Gemma Hayes, Paul Walsh (Roy Seven) and Gavin Glass @ The Junction Festival, Clonmel, Co.Tipp
www.junctionfestival.com

07 July
Groove Music Festival ~ Kilruddy Estate, Bray, Co. Wicklow
www.groovefestival.ie

13 July
Cairde Arts Festival ~ The Model Niland, Sligo
www.cairdefestival.com

27 July
The Galway Arts Festival ~ Roisin Dubh, Galway
www.roisindubh.net

03 August
Big House Festival ~ Castletown House, Co. Kildare
www.bighouse.ie

04 August
Gorey, Wexford
more details to be announced…

16 August
Hugh Lynch’s Canal Quarter Festival ~ Tullamore, Co. Offaly
more details to be announced…



2Day's Glastonbury Tune: Stornaway - Beachcomber's Windowsill

Another band playing Glastonbury twice this year on the main stages is Oxford band 'Stornaway'. They play The Avalon Stage on Friday and The Other Stage on Sunday. Here's a fine song from the band:





The Avalon Stage

Friday


The Other Stage

Sunday

Saturday, 15 June 2013

2Day's Glastonbury Tune: The Staves - Mexico

I know most bands play a number of times over the weekend across the hundred stages but some bands are so in demand that they get to play the main stages twice. Jake Bugg, Haim and Stornaway are three such bands. Another is 'The Staves' who are playing on Friday, Saturday and Sunday over three stages:


Crossiant Neuf Stage

Friday

The Other Stage

Saturday

The Avalon Stage

Sunday
SIR BRUCE FORSYTH

Listen here to find out why you should see the all female UK folk band The Staves.

2Day's Tune: Oliver Cole - Little Wolf

The former 'Turn' singer, Oliver Cole is back with a new tune 'Little Wolf' which is absolutely brilliant. It takes about two minutes to excel but it's worth the wait. It's moody and atmospheric with a bunch of wolf-like 'Arwhooo woooo's' in there for fine effect.




Single Launch:

Whelans, Dublin Thursday July 4th.
'Little Wolf' is taken from Ollie's new album 'Year of the Bird' to be released later in 2013.

Friday, 14 June 2013

2Day's tune: Liza Flume - What We Called Love




One of the best acts at last week's Helium Festival was Australian Liza Flume with a charming and brave performance of great songs from her debut EP 'Full Steam Ahead'.



Photo by AK Photography: https://www.facebook.com/AntoKanePhotography



 Here's the standout track from that EP:




https://www.facebook.com/LizaFlume

Liza is performing in Whelans tonight supporting Stu Daly: http://www.whelanslive.com/index.php/stu-daly-ep-launch/

2Day's Glastonbury Tune: Martin Harley - Outlaw

With all the great bands playing Glastonbury, I'm still looking forward to seeing the lesser known acts like Ruarri Joseph, John Fairhurst and this man Martin Harley:




All three acts mentioned above are playing The Bimble Inn on Friday night:



Friday at The Bimble Inn

BIMBLE DJS
SASKWATCH
SEE BOARD OUTSIDE BIMBLE

Thursday, 13 June 2013

2Day's Glastonbury Tune: The Smashing Pumpkins - Today

The Smashing Pumpkins are playing The Other Stage on the Sunday. According to the Setlists on Setlist.com of recent festivals, The Smashing Pumpkins are certainly going to be playing some of their well know tracks:

The Smashing Pumpkins Setlist at Beale Street Music Festival 2013
Copied from : http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/the-smashing-pumpkins/2013/tom-lee-park-memphis-tn-7bd80650.html

2Day's Tune: My Dance Radio - Art of Rejection

While Electronic, Dance music isn't normally my thing I can still appreciate a piece of music art when I hear it. My Dance Radio is the name of Dublin electronic two piece Mani & Colm:







My Dance Radio plan to release one track each month until the end of the year,
all of which will be available on a pay-what-you-want basis.

Art of Rejection is released 24 May 2013
My Dance Radio are:
Mani: Vocals / Bass / Synth
Colm: Guitar / Synth / Drum Machine

Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Gigs 2 Go 2: June 13th - 19th

Well there's three big gigs in Ireland this weekend in Slane, The RDS and in The Aviva but I'm going to look at the alternatives on offer for you:

Thursday 13th June

VerseChorusVerse, Whelans, Free





-------------------------------------------------------------

Thursday 13th June

The Altered Hours, Odessa, Dublin, €8



--------------------------------------------------------------

Friday 14th June

Stu Daly, Whelans, €5

['HERITAGE' EP LAUNCH]

plus guests

LIZA FLUME
https://www.facebook.com/LizaFlume
www.soundcloud.com/lizaflume
www.youtube.com/watch?v=IgSMrFvuGfk

EMMA O’REILLY
www.facebook.com/emmaormusic
www.soundcloud.com/eoreilly

SLIM JIM & THE BONEBREAKERS
www.soundcloud.com/slimjim-thebonebreakers
www.facebook.com/SlimJimAndTheBoneBreakers



http://www.whelanslive.com/index.php/stu-daly-ep-launch/

-----------------------------------------------------------

Friday 14th June

Senakah, Monroe's of Galway, €10



http://www.monroes.ie/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=885:senakah&Itemid=58

-------------------------------------------------------------
Saturday 15th June

Red Sail, Whelans, €5


Special guests on the night:

Sive
http://www.sivemusic.com/

Biggles Flys Again
http://bigglesflysagain.com/

€5 entry including a free EP.


------------------------------------------------------------

Saturday 15th June

Sorcha Richardson, Workman's Club, Dublin, €8



http://theworkmansclub.com/index.php/events/the-workmans-club-presents-sorcha-richardson/
------------------------------------------------------------

Saturday 15th June

Benefit Gig, Button Factory, €15




"Paddy returns the Button Factory this Saturday June 15th to headline a benefit night in aid of Maria Murphy. Maria went for a routine medical procedure in November 2011 and as a result ended up paralysed on her left side with other complications. Maria remains hospitalised and requires constant medical care and pain management.

Maria’s love of music has been instrumental in her continued recovery. Friends of Maria in the music world led by Paddy Casey have come together to stage a fund raising to help with Maria’s ongoing care. This is Paddy’s second benefit for Maria and we expect it will be just as successful as the last one."


2Day's Tune: John Fairhurst - Light My Way

UK Blues guitarist John Fairhurst has an Irish tour coming up in July and if you believe what the BBC say: "“John Fairhurst is possibly the finest guitarist you will ever see...prepare to be stunned.” - BBC"

Check out 'Light My Way' here:



More info: http://www.johnfairhurst.com/

JULY 2013:

11th - Whelans, Dublin w/ Mikey and the Scallywags
12th - Roisin Dubh, Galway w/ Mikey and the Scallywags
13th - Dolans, Limerick
14th - The Crane Lane, Cork
17th - Black Box, Belfast w/ Gypsy Rebel Rabble
19th - Amplified bar, Newry w/ Steph Campbell
21st - Enler Delta Blues Club, Comber, Co Down
21st - Fiddlers Green Festival, Rostrevor - The Melting Pot

2Day's Glastonbury Tune: Foals - Olympic Airways

Foals belong to the category of bands that are preferable to see while not essential to see live. They play Friday evening on The Other Stage.

I adore this track from the band and for this alone I might be standing in front of the band in a couple of weeks time.

Tuesday, 11 June 2013

2Day's Glastonbury Tune: Lucinda Williams - Essence

So in 2 weeks from tomorrow we begin our journey to Glastonbury! We really can not wait. One of the acts I'm going to be sure to catch some of her set is Lucinda Williams headlining the Acoustic Stage on Sunday night clashing with both Xavier Rudd and Mumford & Sons.

If she plays songs like this it'll be worth seeing her!



http://www.lucindawilliams.com/

2Day's Tune: The Dan Sheehan Conspiracy - The Ever Pleasant Notion

New York/Irish band The Dan Sheeran Conspiracy has a big gig at this year's Le Cheile Festival when they support Kila on Friday Aug 2nd:


Here's a song from The Dan Sheehan Conspiracy's new album entitled 'Are You Conspirienced?' here:




Monday, 10 June 2013

2Day's Glastonbury Tune: Marc O'Reilly - My Friend Marx

With just over 2 weeks until the gates open for Glastonbury I'm beginning to get them nervous exciting feelings .... anyway 2Day I'm sharing a song from Waterford man Marc O'Reilly who is making a big impression in the UK folk scene at the moment:



Marc will be one of them acts you'll drift by and be amazed by ....

Catch Marc on The Bimble Inn stage on Saturday with this lot:

Saturday
BIMBLE DJS
SEE BOARD OUTSIDE BIMBLE

And on Sunday on The Bandstand:

Sunday
THE DUBSOULS

2Day's Tune: I Am Niamh - Oscar

"I Am Niamh" introduced herself to me in an email and I've really enjoyed checking out her tunes.

The blurb suggests that "i am niamh, is primarily the project of Dublin based solo artist, Niamh Parkinson. Her musical style is considered Avant-garde, classical roots resound in her vocals but music which can take unexpected, interesting turns in each song."

Check out the song 'Oscar' from the debut EP by 'I Am Niamh':



See 'I Am Niamh' live at Body & Soul festival in a few weeks!

https://www.facebook.com/iamniamh

Sunday, 9 June 2013

2Day's Tune: Sean's Walk - Your Voice (Everywhere I Go)

One of the best acts at Helium was a young band from Limerick & Clare called 'Sean's Walk'. Lead vocalist Sean has a great voice and he's accompanied by an accomplished Cellist and Keyboardist to create a sound that's folky, jazzy and altogether tasty.




https://www.facebook.com/SeansWalk

2Day's Glastonbury Tune: The Lumineers - Ho Hey

I got woken up during the night by people doing a really dodgy cover version of this in the campsite. However it's a good tune and I'll want my boys who are going to Glastonbury with me to hear it live on the Friday afternoon on the Other Stage.




How long until the gates open? 17?

Also on The Other Stage on the Friday are:

Friday
TBA

Saturday, 8 June 2013

Friday, 7 June 2013

2Day's Tune: The Crossfire - Forever Yours [Demo]

Here's a lovely radio friendly pop song from young Meath band The Crossfire. Forever Yours is a catchy track which showcases the vocal talents of lead singer Séan Buckley.




https://www.facebook.com/TheCrossfireBand


2Day's Glastonbury Tune: Nick Mulvey - Fever to the Form

With just 20 days to go until the gates open in Glastonbury I'll be posting an extra song of the day in anticipation of yours truly attending the greatest festival this Summer:

Here's a fine song from Londoner Nick Mulvey ... Fever to the Form:




Nick opens The Park Stage on the Saturday:

Saturday


Thursday, 6 June 2013

2Day's Glastonbury Tune: Treetop Flyers - Houses are Burning

With just 21 days to go until the gates open in Glastonbury I'll be posting an extra song of the day in anticipation of yours truly attending the greatest festival this Summer:

Former Glastonbury ETC winners Treetop Flyers are back at Glastonbury on the William Green stage on Saturday as part of one amazing line-up. Check out the new live video for 'Houses Are Burning':


William Green Stage

Saturday

MOTOWN PARTY

  • 2Day's Tune: Roisin O - Climb High


    Whelans 18th October 2013


    Róisín O has announced her first big hometown headline show of the year in Whelan's on Friday, October 18th. Her debut album released last year was one of the best from an Irish artist and she's booked into Whelans in the cooler Autumn month of October. 

    Check out this real highlight from 'The Secret Life of Blue':


    Wednesday, 5 June 2013

    2Day's Glastonbury Tune: JJ Grey & Mofro - 99 Shades of Crazy

    With just 22 days to go until the gates open in Glastonbury I'll be posting an extra song of the day in anticipation of yours truly attending the greatest festival this Summer:

    2Day's Tune is from one of my favourite artists of 2013 JJ Grey & Mofro entitled 99 Shades of Crazy which an 'In Your Face' rock n roll classic ....



    http://www.jjgrey.com/

    Catch JJ Grey & Mofro on the Avalon Stage on the Sunday with this bunch!

    Sunday

    2Day's Helium Tune: Drew DeFour - The Man You Loved

    This is a seriously good video for a great song from the wonderful Drew DeFour who's in Ireland on a mini tour at the moment.




    Video
    Peter: Jason Dubois
    Jenna: Autumn Shiley
    Waitress: Kin Curran

    Written by: Z.N. Lupetin
    Directed by: Drew De Four
    Cinematography: Christian Cicerone
    Assistant Camera: Daniel Berhane
    Audio & Makeup: Sarah Pavlik
    Prod. Assistant: Matt DeFour
    Photography: Andrew Potter
    https://www.facebook.com/drewdefour

    Drew is playing the Main Stage at Helium Festival on Saturday:

    Main Stage timetable

    00:00 - 01:15 (1¼Hr ) The Stunning
    10:30 - 11:30 (1Hr) Kila
    9:05 - 10:05 (1Hr) Wallis Bird
    7:40 - 8:55 (1¼Hr ) Mick Flannery
    6:30 - 7:10 (40mins) Hermitage Green
    5:35 - 6:10 (35mins) Mark Geary
    4:45 - 5:15 (30mins) Drew DeFour
    4:00 - 4:30 (30mins) Amazing Apples
    3:20 - 3:50 (30mins) Felix Sonnyboy
    2:40 - 3:10 (30mins) Lily Burke

    Tuesday, 4 June 2013

    2Day's Glastonbury Tune: Beans on Toast - Don't Believe The Bullshit

    With just 23 days to go until the gates open in Glastonbury I'll be posting an extra song of the day in anticipation of yours truly attending the greatest festival this Summer:

    Here's a great tune from punk folkster 'Beans on Toast' who is playing three gigs over the Glastonbury weekend on the Bandstand, Rabbit Hole and Left Field stages:



    See Beans on Toast live this Autumn:


    2Day's Helium Tune: Stu Daly - Go Slowly

    Stu Daly is a twenty five year old folk artist from Tallaght, Dublin and he's first up on the No Ego Stage at Saturday's Helium Festival in Ballymahon, Co. Longford. You should check out his brand of folk music inspired by Billy Bragg and Frank Turner.






    no ego Stage

    12:00 - 01:00 (1Hr) Fight Like Apes
    10:30 - 11:30 (1Hr) Kopek
    9:00 - 10:00 (1Hr) O Emperor
    7:50 - 8:30 (40mins) Windings
    6:40 - 7:20 (40mins) David Kitt
    5:40 - 6:20 (40mins) The Ambience Affair
    4:50 - 5:20 (30mins) She's A Beauty
    4:00 - 4:30 (30mins) Shannon & The Shortcuts
    3:10 - 3:40 (30mins) Liza Flume
    2:20 - 2:50 (30mins) Stu Daly

    Monday, 3 June 2013

    2Day's Glastonbury Tune: Chasing Owls - Old Man

    With just 24 days to go until the gates open in Glastonbury I'll be posting an extra song of the day in anticipation of yours truly attending the greatest festival this Summer:

    One of the bands playing The Avalon Cafe over the weekend is Chasing Owls: http://www.glastonburyfestivals.co.uk/line-up/#avalon_caf


    You've got to check out this song 'Old Man' from Chasing Owls. It's a little slice of indie folk heaven from a band that have the potential to be massive:



    http://www.chasingowls.co.uk/

    Other bands to play The Avalon Cafe stage at Glastonbury include: Ruarri Joseph, 3 Daft Monkeys, Gandhi Warhorse as well as Loyd Grossman!!!!!!

    2Day's Tune: Ana Gog - Mr. Magpie

    Ana Gog's next big Dublin gig is this coming Thursday in Whelans with fine support from Myles Manley: http://www.whelanslive.com/index.php/ana-gog/

    If you haven't had the pleasure of being at an Ana Gog gig I suggest you consider a trip to Whelans on Thursday.




    Here's a video clip of Mr. Magpie from the band's album launch in The Unitarian Church a few months back:

    Sunday, 2 June 2013

    2Day's Glastonbury Tune: Kodaline - What It Is

    With just 24 days to go until the gates open in Glastonbury I'll be posting an extra song of the day in anticipation of yours truly attending the greatest festival this Summer:

    Here's the full line-up for The John Peel Stage

    Friday
    CRYSTAL CASTLES
    THE COURTEENERS
    BASTILLE
    FRIGHTENED RABBIT
    MILES KANE
    LOCAL NATIVES   
    KODALINE

    PEACE
    KODALINE
    DOG IS DEAD
    SWIM DEEP
    FRANCOIS AND THE ATLAS MOUNTAINS

    Saturday
    HURTS
    EVERYTHING EVERYTHING
    SAVAGES
    JOHNNY MARR
    DAUGHTER
    THE STRYPES
    TOY
    MS MR
    JAGWAR MA
    PRĀTA VĒTRA
    THE RPMs

    Sunday
    PHOENIX
    TYLER, THE CREATOR & EARL SWEATSHIRT
    JAMES BLAKE
    JESSIE WARE
    TOM ODELL
    VILLAGERS
    DEAP VALLY
    SUUNS
    THE BOTS
    THE DANCERS

    Out of the few Irish bands on The John Peel stage I'll be doing my best to check out Kodaline live before they become mega huge worldwide.