Saturday, 31 August 2013

Electric Picnic - Friday Review

The buzz is all about the Picnic this year. If you're in a band you want to be here. If you're a real music fan you want to be here. The 2UIBestow crew of myself and photographer Anto Kane are here and this is our Day 1 review.

Gypsy Rebel Rabble - The Salty Dog Stage

I'll never get bored seeing this band live. For the third time in two weeks Gypsy Rebel Rabble entertained us with their brand of good-time Americana gypsy folk.Their new album is out next month!

Shannon & The Shortcuts - Trailer Park Stage

Here's another band I've seen numerous times and I can honestly say that this band are very close to a sound that's right for vocalist, bassist and future star Shannon. The sound is catchy alternative pop perfect for daytime radio. Future releases are planned for the band in the form of an official video, singles and more.

In Their Thousands - Oxjam Stage

Donegal rockers 'In Their Thousands' blew me away with their sound on the Oxjam stage. It was my first time seeing the band but it certainly won't be the last time. Armed with two amazing vocalists, a grungy sound and fantastic musicianship 'In Their Thousands' are easily in in my top 20 best bands in Ireland.

Crow Black Chicken - Trailer Park Stage

Dirty blues time in the Trailer Park with Crow Black Chicken. The band don't normally do it for me but I had a great time enjoying their tunes. A superb live band!

Lisa O'Neill - Body & Soul Main Stage

With a huge listening crowd Lisa charmed her way through a set of mainly new tunes destined to be on that difficult second album due out ... eh soon. Highlight of the set was a tune for Elvis, tell him all the advancements since his death. It's funny, charming, delicate and utterly absorbing.

My Bloody Valentine - Main Stage

While floating through the areas of the picnic fuzzy feedback from the main stage delighted my ears. We only properly caught the last couple of tunes but that final track in the set was amazing. The Ticket gave their set 2 stars based on perceived audience boredom. I suppose MBV would bore you if you were waiting for the arrival of Fat Boy Slim.

Fireworks .......... Happy Birthday Electric Picnic!

The Trampz - Trailer Park Stage

Fusing the sounds Fun Loving Criminals and The Republic of Loose, The Trampz entertained the sizeable crowd who ignored Fat Boy Slim to be in the presence of Dundalk's finest. Ireland's finest live band?

Saint John The Gambler - Salty Dog Stage

Saint John were fantastic in the late hours on the Salty Dog stage. I'm in danger of being overly positive in my reviews today but with careful planning we got to see the best in Irish bands and Saint John are in the category. They got the crowd dancing, singing and in the mood for a picnic.

The Viking Project - Salty Dog Stage

Another great live band here 'The Viking Project' push the boundaries of their grungy seventies style folk rock with some delicate four part harmonies contrasting greatly with the good time rocking tunes.

Mikey & The Scallywags - Salty Dog Stage

Good-time folk continued big time with Galway's wonderful band 'Mikey & The Scallywags'. Another great Irish band.

Top 5 Bands - Friday

1. The Trampz
2. Saint John The Gambler
3. In Their Thousands
4. Lisa O'Neill
5. The Viking Project

Time to go enjoy Saturday in The Picnic!



2Day's Tune: The Hot Sprockets - Coming On

New Song   ..... The Hot Sprockets ...... Coming On ..... Fabulous!!!!!



Video by Little Beast
https://www.facebook.com/LittleBeastF...
https://twitter.com/littlebeastfilm

Dir/Camera: Luke Sweetman
Producer: Jenny Moylen.
Costume Designer: Kate Moylen
Production Designer: Claire Haynes
Production Manger: Tony Flynn
Focus: Philip Blake
Lights: Sarah Dunphy
Data Wrangler: Daniel Butler
AD: Gavin Glass

https://www.facebook.com/thehotsprockets

Friday, 30 August 2013

2Day's Tune: In Their Thousands - Woodcutter

If you're heading to Electric Picnic be sure to catch 'In Their Thousands' today at 7.15 in the Oxjam tent. I'll be there! https://www.facebook.com/intheirthousands




Oxjam Stage at Electric Picnic 
2 – 8pm
Friday 30 August

2pm                 Neon Wolf (acoustic)
3pm                 Special guest Hudson Taylor 
3.35pm            Deetrich 
4.15pm            Nella Dwyer  
5pm                 Rachel Austin 
5.45pm            Keith Moss    
6.30pm            Cat Dowling

7.15pm            In Their Thousands

Thursday, 29 August 2013

2Day's Tune: Rezlow - 7 Days

1 year after releasing their debut album Kerry rock band 'Rezlow' have made that album available for free download for a limited time from http://rezlow.com/

Here's a fine track also freely downloadable from Soundcloud!



Wednesday, 28 August 2013

Live Review: Tonder Festival By Charlotte Jakobsen, Denmark

Tonder Festival

By Charlotte Jakobsen, Denmark



If you are into traditional music, chances are that you either been or heard about wonderful festivals like The Celtic Connections in Glasgow, Newport festival in the states and the countless festivals in Ireland and England.


But what about Tønder Festival in Denmark? Tønder just finished its 39th festival but somehow managed to keep this gem of a festival a secret abroad. This despite many musicians, who have played here over the years, would tell you that’s the best in the world.



I just come back from my 9th festival in the small idyllic town of Tønder, only 10 km from the German border and feel it’s time to spread the word about this truly amazing festival.

So what makes this festival so special and unique? It’s hard to explain really. Apart from attracting the best in Folk & Roots music every year, I think the best word to describe the festival is the Danish word “Hyggelig”. Like the Irish word “craic” it’s hard to translate into other languages – but my best try would be wonderful, relaxing, cozy, fun, and friendly.                                         

Maybe “Great music + good craic = Tønder Festival” explains it all.

Tønder Festival has grown from a tiny festival of 100 to 8.000 -10.000 and 2000 volunteers. However, Tønder still feels like a small intimate festival where you can actually both hear and see the bands and artists playing. A rare treat nowadays where at a lot of festival you are lucky just to see a large screen in the distance.

The festival has a big open air stage, 2 large tents, a Belgian glass tent, and smaller tents for concerts and sessions. On top of top of that, there are a few concerts venues outside the festival area. Many of the musicians stay for a few days during the festival and play small informal gigs during the day and join other artists on stage. So walking around the festival area, you will probably meet most of them which is very different from other festivals as well.


The Avett Brothers at the festival grounds.



All stages and tents are within a few minutes’ walk of each other so there is plenty of opportunity to hear a lot of different music for 14 hours every day. Not only has Tønder Festival been brilliant in attracting the absolute best artists and groups but it also succeeded in presenting different genres. All from Irish/Scottish/English traditional music, Cajun, Americana, country inspired folk music to Celtic Punk Rock, New this year was Portuguese Fada with Mariza and the Australian 17 man crazy fun loving choir “Spooky Men's Chorale”.

Unlike Ireland, Denmark has unfortunately lost the tradition for folk music, songwriting, and storytelling. We don’t have many pubs here where we can hear traditional music and for many years this music genre has been very uncool. It’s been mostly associated with gray old men with white beards smoking pipes and women in home knitted woolen jumpers. To be quite honest, the average age at Tønder has been very high with most festival goers having been there every single year for the last 20 – 35 years. Last year Tønder festival wisely decided to renew the festival in order to attract a younger audience as well and this has been a great success. They also started to book young bands like Deer Tick, Deep Dark Woods, Avett Brothers that appeal to a younger crowd. Yes you still see the gray bearded men but they are now more likely to stand next to a 19 year old with Mohawk head banging to Flogging Molly. It is amazing that so many generations coming together at the same festival. Another thing that makes Tønder quite unique.

The program this year was even more diverse than ever before. Headlining was The Avett Brothers, Sinead O´Conner, Flogging Molly and Billy Bragg.

For me, The Avett Brothers gave the best concert of the festival. Their modern country/Americana rock style and ballades just blew the audience and critics away. I think that banjo is the most under-valued instrument ever so any band that includes the banjo gets my vote! Thanks Avett brothers, Mumford & Sons…

If you don’t know them, check them out! 


The Avett Brothers in action.




Flogging Molly, with Irish singer Dave King in front, blew everybody away with their Irish/American Celtic punk style music and probably stopped a few pacemakers in the older crowd. It was a wild, loud, energetic and ear and sense assaulting concert but really enjoyable.

Billy Bragg is still a brilliant performer and despite getting older, he can still muster a bit of anger and resentment against injustice done to the working man. And of course he didn’t forget to say a few words about Mrs.Thatcher. At Tønder, storytelling between songs is very popular and Billy Bragg shared a story about his first gig in Denmark at Roskilde Festival back in 1996. He played the main stage just before The Pogues. After he stayed for the Pogues gig and from back stage he was supplied with beer whenever the band was (=A LOT of beer). When he was called on stage to sing the final song with them, he was really really drunk. He managed to go on, sing and then he fell over collapsing in a beer coma. When he came to himself he saw that he was carried off stage by Shane MacGowan and instantly knew that he had hit an all-time low in his life. To be more drunk than the Pogues is quite impressive.

Irish, Scottish and English traditional music is always well presented in Tønder. This year we heard brilliant music, but at times seemed like never ending tunes, waltzes and reels, from groups like Dervish, Niamh Ni Charra, Lau (Sco), Duncan Chisholm (Sco) and Ross Ainslie & Jarlath Henderson Band (Sco/Ire.)

As is often the case at Tønder, it’s the newer less-known bands that become the festival favorites. This happened again this year with 3 new Irish groups.

The new Galway group “The Whileaways” with Noriana Kennedy, Nicola Joyce and Noelie Mcdonnell was one of them. They presented songs from their new album “Wildflowers” very well and especially Noriana Kennedy’s beautiful singing was a joy to listen to on songs like “Banks on the Ohio” and “Dear My Maker”.


For 2nd year running, Dublin based Harry and Alfie from “Hudson Taylor” were a big hit – especially amongst teenage girls and their mums. They became popular by uploading cover songs on you tube and they are still to release their first real cd.


But the most fun and lively group was undoubtedly another Dublin band called Tupelo. With their Irish/American inspired music and a cheeky singer, they were showing us Danes what having a good time Irish style was all about. They got everybody joining the fun and singing along songs like “Irish man”, “Firefly” and “My family´s land”. Singer James Cramer’s solo cd “The Road to Kinawley”, with its more quiet songs, is also well worth a listening.

Tupelo in the Tea Room



Another band worth checking out is Canadian Barr Brothers with a folk/blues/ Indies sound and the Glaswegian band Admiral Fallow with their Scottish/Snow Patrol sound. Check out their hit “Isn’t this world enough”.


Admiral Fallow



The last few years, Cajun/Americana/Old time/Swing / Country Blues music has become very popular at the festival. This year “The Pine Leaf Boys”, “Red Stick Ramblers”, “The Revelers”, “Joel Savoy”, “Pokey LaFarge”, “Carolina Chocolate Drops” and “Meshiya Lake and the little Big Horns” did their best to get people dancing.

Over the 4 days there were so many great bands and musicians playing that it would be impossible to mention them all.

So why don’t you come to Tønder Festival next year and join the big 40th celebrations that guarantee fantastic music, new friends and lots of “Hygge”.

You won’t regret it! See you there!

www.tf.dk

Tønder Festival 1012 - Youtube

2Day's Tune : Crow Black Chicken - John Lee Wee

2Day's Tune : Crow Black Chicken - John Lee Wee Fresh from their recent Stateside tour Crow Black Chicken have four performances at this years Electric Picnic. Do yourself a favour and go see at least one of their performances as they are tighter then Michael Noonan on budget day.

Friday 8pm Trailer park stage

Sat 10 pm Word stage with BP Fallon

Sun 10pm Word Stage

Their 4th performance is somewhere, some stage, some time. You will just have to keep an ear out!

Crow Black Chicken - Whelans Crow Black Chicken - Whelans Crow Black Chicken - Whelans Crow Black Chicken - Whelans

Tuesday, 27 August 2013

2Day's Tune: I Have a Tribe - Monsoon

"I Have a Tribe" is one of numerous acts playing Electric Picnic that I've no idea about. They play the Body and Soul stage on Sunday at 2pm. This tune is absolutely wonderful:




https://www.facebook.com/IHaveATribe

Monday, 26 August 2013

2Day's Tune: Hudson Taylor - Butterflies

Hudson Taylor open Electric Picnic's Main Stage on Friday at 5pm! Main Stage times are below! 




FRIDAY:
10.30pm-12.00pm
FatBoy Slim
9.0pm-10.00pm
My Bloody Valentine
7.15pm-8.15pm
Wu-Tang Clan
6.00pm-6.45pm
Miles Kane
5.00pm-5.30pm
Hudson Taylor

SATURDAY:
12.30pm-1.45am
Disclosure
10.45pm-12.00pm
Two Door Cinema Club
9.00pm-10.1pm
Bjork
7.00pm-8.15pm
Robert Plant presents Sensational Space Shifters
5.30pm-6.30pm
Ellie Goulding
4.00pm-4.50pm
Duckworth Lewis Method
2.30pm-3.30pm
Ocean Colour Sscene
1.00pm-1.50pm
The Beat

SUNDAY :
10.15pm-11.4pm
Arctic Monkeys
8.45pm-9.45pm
Franz Ferdinand
7.15pm-8.15pm
EELS
6.00pm-6.45pm
Kodaline
4.30pm-5.15pm
Noah & The Whale
2.45pm-3.45pm
Black Uhuru
1.00pm-2.00pm
Dublin Gospel Choir


Sunday, 25 August 2013

2Day's Tune: Color//Sound - To The Countryside

Next Sunday, the Saucy Sunday crew re-locate to Stadbally, Co. Laois with this fantastic line-up:



THE STONEY BROKES
http://www.breakingtunes.com/thestoneybrokes

THE YIPS
http://breakingtunes.com/theyips

SHAY COTTER
http://shaycotter.com/

COLOR//SOUND
http://www.breakingtunes.com/colorsound

SIGNAMUSIC
http://www.signamusic.com/

BRENDAN MCGLYNN
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Brendan-McGlynn-Music/305153728453

THE COLD DRAW
http://breakingtunes.com/thecolddraw

SHANNON & THE SHORTCUTS
http://shannonofficial.com/
WHat a great line-up ..... find Saucy Sunday's in the Oxjam tent near to the entrance to the Body & Soul area!

Here's a super song from Dublin band Color//Sound

Saturday, 24 August 2013

2Day's Tune: Cathy Davey - Little Red [Electric Picnic Pick]



Catch Cathy Davey live as part of Jerry Fish's 'Electric Slideshow' in the Trailer Park. Here's a great track to listen to in anticipation for Electric Picnic next week!



Stage times:
FRIDAY
Midnight procession of sideshow performers ring in "Together DISCO" 12 Midnight - 4am

SATURDAY
Naoise Roo 4:30 - 5:00
Colm Mac Con Iomaire 5:15 - 5:50
The Lost Brothers 6:05 - 6:45
Mick Flannery 6:55 - 7:35

Jerry Fish feat. R.S.A.G with Special Guest Lisa Hannigan
Sideshow Finale 7:50 - 8-:30
Silent Movie Theatre / The Kilo 1977 + Special guest DJ's Incl. The Golden Maverick 8:30pm - 1:00am
THE JERRY FISH ELECTRIC SIDESHOW feat. R.S.A.G ~ 1:00am - 2:30am followed by "Together Disco" Part II

SUNDAY

Gavin James 4:30- 5:00
The Freakles 5:15 - 5:50
The Gavin Glass Band 6:05 - 6:45
Cathy Davey 6:55 - 7:35
The Hot Sprockets - Sideshow Finale 7:50 - 8-:30
Silent Movie Theatre / The Kilo 1977 + Special guest DJ's Incl. Sally Cinnamon 8:30 - Midnight
THE JERRY FISH ELECTRIC SIDESHOW feat. R.S.A.G ~ Midnight - 1:30am followed by "The End of The World Party"

Including performances from many of our leading Carnival, Street Theatre performers led by the GORGEOUS Fairie Moe x
www.jerry-fish.com

Friday, 23 August 2013

2Day's Tune: Edisons - When the Morning Comes

I got to hear Dublin Americana band 'Edisons' for the first time last night when they supported The Young Folk in Whelans. Their debut album released next month is based on the life of 'John Dillinger' and there were some excellent songs in the mix last night. Among them is this wonderful tune 'When The Morning Comes' ...........




More info: https://www.facebook.com/edisonsmusic

Wednesday, 21 August 2013

2Day's Tune: Myles Manley - Next Please

I never thought it would happen but there's a 'Myles Manley' bandwagon and I'm about to jump on it. There's something special about Myles and his music. There's a delicate side, a humourous quality and an intriguing element about all his music and people are beginning to take notice. Well done Myles!

Watch the new video for a great little tune called 'Next Please' with some lovely shots of Dublin ......



Directed by Bob Gallagher, Produced by Tony Flynn.
Myles Manley's 'Greatest Hits 2012-2013' will be released on Sep. 6th via http://www.mylesmanley.com.

Tuesday, 20 August 2013

2Day's Tune: Josh Ritter - Come & Find Me

This dropped into my inbox this morning .... details of a ticket pre-sale special intimate gig in Dublin from Josh Ritter .....
...." offering a unique ticket bundle available during the pre-sale for the December 10th Vicar Street show. The ticket bundle will include a ticket for a 200 capacity show at the Unitarian Church show on Monday December 9. During the pre-sale you can also buy a ticket for Vicar Street only. There will be no single Unitarian Church show tickets available.
 
Unitarian Church, Dublin (fanshow)*
Monday December 9, 2013
 
Vicar Street, Dublin (seated show)
Tuesday December 10, 2013
 
*Special Unitarian Church, Stephens Green fan show available only as ticket bundle during the pre-sale.
 
Pre-sale goes live Wednesday August 21


Pre-sale opens tomorrow! It'd be so so special hearing songs like this sung in the Unitarian Church!

Monday, 19 August 2013

2Day's Tune: Caruso - It's Up To You

This new single from Caruso is a tad cringe-worthy, however it's from a new album that's actually really good and well worth checking out if you're into charming college radio indie pop like the early REM stuff or The Replacements. Check out 'It's Up To You' below ....




http://caruso.ie/

Buy the album 'Everything You Need Is Here' from CDBaby: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/caruso4

Sunday, 18 August 2013

In Review: Jack of Diamonds - Sat 17th Aug

Again the Dame Street quarter of Dublin last night was heaving with tourists, randomers and musos loving the free music on offer thanks to the Jack of Diamonds Festival. We didn't see every bad we wanted to and we called it a night early on but from 7pm until 11 I got to see a number of really good bands ....

Gypsy Rebel Rabble - Outdoor Dame Lane Stage https://www.facebook.com/GypsyRebelRabble

The band entertained the sizable crowd with their upbeat rootsy folk sounds and their well written good-time fun tunes. Their new album is out soon and I can't wait to hear it.

Tickley Teeth - The Mercantile https://www.facebook.com/pages/Tickly-Teeth/130566600298586

I caught the first few tunes from Tickley Teeth who offers something a bit different. Singing in French and English, the songs intrigue and the performance was pretty decent. Here's an example of the tunage from Tickly Teeth.



The Rusty Fixtures - Dame Lane Outdoor Stage https://www.facebook.com/therustyfixtures

Tipperary's folk-pop band The Rusty Fixtures performed a really good set of songs that got the crowd dancing and bopping their heads. The backing vocals of Keyboardist Mary sets the band apart from most similar acts out there.

My Fellow Sponges - The Workman's Club https://www.facebook.com/pages/My-Fellow-Sponges/138758152881243

Galway trippy folk band 'My Fellow Sponges' bring a delightful charm to the festival. Similar to 'The Moldy Peaches' this band create wonderful sounds with quirky lyrics and musicianship. They've a great album in them and I'll be looking out for it in the future.

Quincy - Outdoor Dame Lane Stage

Well for a start I wasn't planning to catch the band I think are called 'Quincy'. I can't find a facebook or breaking tunes page for the band so not 100% sure on their name. Their bluesy folk rock sound dragged me down towards the stage and are well worth checking out.

Stephen Young & The Union - The Globe

Band of the night for me were 'Stephen Young & The Union' with their country rock sound that perfectly suits Stephen's vocal range. From the quality of the songs last night there's be a great second album from the band to be released early in the Summer of 2014. Check out the first single from that album here now .....




Redwoods - Sweeney's Upstairs

Heavily promoted young band from Greystones, Co. Wicklow, Redwoods have everything to become very successful. The band have three excellent vocalists, fine musicianship and good catchy tunes that work.

Well done again to the Jack of Diamond crew for another fine day of music and for introducing excellent bands to new listeners.

2Day's Tune: R - Change


2Day's Tune is a tad different to my usual posts but it's brand new Irish music and to me it sounds amazing. It's from Irish electro-pop duo 'R' who release their debut single ‘Change’ in both Ireland and the UK on the 18th Oct via Salt and Shake Records.






'R' is a collaboration between two siblings with burgeoning reputations in their individual artistic directions of film composition and folk-blues and who together create delicious slices of infectious electro-pop.

Saturday, 17 August 2013

Live Review: Jack of Diamonds - Friday 16th Aug

There's so much love for the Jack of Diamonds festival in Dublin this weekend. It's got Dublin buzzing, listening to new music for free and more importantly for the bands it brings their music to new fans in packed venues. I tip my cap to the Jack of Diamonds organisers for an all round win situation.

Prairie Dawgs https://www.facebook.com/dawgs.prairie

Kicking off the festival on one of the two outdoor stages at the back of The Mercantile, The Prairie Dawgs entertained the large crowd with their mix of folky, bluegrass, harmonious tunes that puts a smaile on your face. The Prairie Dawgs are such a great band. Have a listen to 'Ain't No Money' which was one of the highlights from last night's set:



Gstar & Robb

Local heroes Gstar & Robb played a fine set of acoustic songs which showcased their vocal harmonies. The guys reminded me in many ways to 'The Milk Carton Kids' and 'The Lost Brothers'. I really enjoyed their set.

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

It was my first time seeing The Cujo Family and I was really impressed. We made it to Whelans in time to hear 'Dog Gone Crazy' which is one of my favourite tracks of 2013. They've got the right balance between edgy 70's rock and bluesy folk where the impressive keyboard sounds elevates their sound above the ordinary.


Mikey & The Scallywags https://www.facebook.com/mikeyandthescallywags

The Globe regulars got a taste of fine Irish goodtime folk music from Galway band 'Mikey & The Scallywags'. High on entertainment vales I loved their version of Watercress' Candlemaker which was a favourite of mine back in the day. There's massive potential for this band to break into the mainstream real soon.


Markas Carcas https://www.facebook.com/markascarcas

In a night jammed with great music I find myself warming to the 'Stoned Folk' sounds of Markas Carcas. Frontman Markas has amazing guitar skills, good solid vocals, wonderful stage presence as well as a bunch of foot stomping tunes  like this one ......



River & Crows https://www.facebook.com/RiversAndCrows

Galway folk duo 'Rivers & Crows' brought beauty and charm to my night with glowing folk sounds that belonged to a candle lit atmospheric setting more than rousing folk rock festival. Regardless of the setting the music was wonderful.

Hassle Merchants https://www.facebook.com/HassleMerchants

Stuck in the basement of Sweeneys we find 'Hassle Merchants' doing their punky songs justice. The band's been around for an age but there's little sign of an album appearing so it felt a bit sterile. The most impressive tune is 'Glory to the DJ' which has the potential to be a huge hit.

Gypsy Rebel Rabble http://www.gypsyrebelrabble.com/

I caught the last 2 songs of Gypsy Rebel Rabble in The Mercantile. It was plainly evident why so many people tell me that this band are amazing and could well be the next Irish band to break onto daytime radio and into the mainstream.

Kapitals https://www.facebook.com/kapitalsOFFICIAL

To finish my night I went to check of Kapitals who have a buzz about them from playing a whole bunch of different festivals around Ireland this Summer. Their indie rock sound was pretty solid and agreeable without blowing me away.

For more info on the Jack of Diamonds festival go here: http://www.jackofdiamonds.net/

Tonight's line-up:



Check back later today for a slideshow of photos from https://www.facebook.com/AntoKanePhotography

2Day's Tune: Tired Pony - All Things All At Once

I'm loving the new Tired Pony tunes hitting soundcloud and youtube. This track in particular makes use of Gary Lightbody's delicate vocals to bring to life emotions such as desperation, jealousy and love .....



'All Things All At Once' is taken from the new Tired Pony album 'The Ghost of the Mountain' which is released this Monday in the UK.

TIRED PONY presents THE GHOST OF THE MOUNTAIN performed by
IAIN ARCHER, PETER BUCK, RICHARD COLBURN, JACKNIFE LEE, GARY LIGHTBODY, SCOTT MCCAUGHEY & TROY STEWART featuring MINNIE DRIVER, KIM TOPPER and BRONAGH GALLAGHER

Friday, 16 August 2013

2Day's Tune: Dermot Lambert - Fade into the Morning Sun

'Fade into the Morning Sun' is the new single from former Blink man Dermot Lambert and it's a sweet indie pop song that's well worth a listen!



The single is taken from Dermot's new album Tiny which is out now.

Catch Dermot on the World Stage at Electric Picnic 2013

http://www.dermotlambert.com/

Thursday, 15 August 2013

Electric Picnic: Salty Dog & Trailer Park Line-Ups

Here's the announcements I've been waiting on .....




SALTY DOG SAILING BACK TO STRADBALLY
  








CATHY DAVEY | BRONAGH GALLAGHER & HER BAND | HOT SPROCKETS | ST. JOHN THE GAMBLER | THE MIGHTY STEF | THE VIKING PROJECT | THE TRAMPZ | B & THE HONEY BOY | MINNIE & THE ILLYWACKERS |MOO! |
RICHARD FARRELL & THE LAST TRIBE | INTERSKALACTIC | CHILDREN OF THE SON | PETE PAMF SEXTETTE | MIKEY & THE SCALLYWAGS | BEEF SUPREME | RONAN O SNODAIGH & FRIENDS | ADELA & THE MEANITS | GRUM & THE DUENDE DOGS | OLLIE COLE |THE CUJO FAMILY | BLIND YACKETY | SHANE HENNESSY |PROPELLER PALMS feat THE SUSPECTS | THE ESKIES | SHE’S A BEAUTY | THE CAMEMBERT QUARTET SUNDAY SERVICE | COLD COMFORT | SOUR & THE KRAUT |

Must See band ......... THE TRAMPZ




TRAILER PARK UNVEILS NEW STAGE AS 
‘THE JERRY FISH ELECTRIC SIDESHOW’ PARKS UP AND JOINS THE PARTY

TRAILER PARK STAGE
PRISON LOVE | CROW BLACK CHICKEN | CABIN COLLECTIVE | WHISTLE | TAE LANE TENSION | GET RYTHYM |SANDERSON JONES’S MIDNIGHT MASS | BOOKA BRASS | CASSIA AND MILO | I’M YOUR VINYL | THE PAVEMENT KINGS | THIS SIDE UP | SHANNON & THE SHORTCUTS | THE RAGMENS | NC LAWLOR & JETHRO PICKET | MUKAI & MANY MORE

JERRY FISH ELECTRIC SIDESHOW
CATHY DAVEY | JERRY FISH | LISA HANNIGAN | GAVIN JAMES | MICK FLANNERY | THE LOST BROTHERS | GAVIN GLASS BANDCOLM MAC CON IOMAIRE | NAOISE ROO | THE FREAKLES | TOGETHER DISCO | GARY MICHAELS | THE PONY GIRLS | SHIR MADNESS | JONAH USA | KIDDING ENSEMBLE | SU NAMI

JIMMY’S JUKE JOINT
LIGHTS OVER PHOENIX | ELEVATION FALLS | KEROUAC


Must See Act ..... Jerry Fish Electric Slideshow


Tickets:
Weekend Ticket: €229.50
Sunday Day Tickets: €85.00 (No camping permitted)
Campervan Tickets for access to Regular Campervan Parks are €60
Family camping is SOLD OUT

For further information and terms and conditions please check out the Electric Picnic websitewww.electricpicnic.ie or www.ticketmaster.ie

2Day's Tune: Rivers & Crows - Black Atlantic

After checking out the tunes of Galway folk duo 'Rivers and Crows' on SOundcloud I'm really excited to see the band at The Jack of Diamond festival on Friday night upstairs in Sweeneys ....



Here's a wonderful tune from Rivers and Crows .....



https://www.facebook.com/RiversAndCrows

Wednesday, 14 August 2013

2Day's Tune: Sean Matthews - Remember The Times

'Remember The Times' is brand new music from Co. Louth singer-songwriter Sean Matthews. After a number of years fronting different indie rock bands, Sean is settling on a folk sound with attitude that's not far from the sounds of a Frank Turner or Billy Bragg. There's real potential in this track 'Remember The Times' and it'll be interesting to see where Sean goes from here:




Tuesday, 13 August 2013

2Day's Tune: Will Varley - The Sound of Markets Crashing

While browsing through the many emails from artists and music business people there's always a chance I'll come across something that really excites me. Will Varley is one such artists. Hailing from Kent and in the same singer-songwriter circles as a Damien Rice or a David Ford, this song is a tasty introduction to Will Varley ....



From the Press Release .....

September 2013 will see the release of ‘As The Crow Flies’, the second album by fiercely independent folk singer, novelist, and filmmaker Will Varley. The album was recorded in the old smuggling tunnels that riddle the basements of the cottages beneath the seaside town of Deal, Kent. 

It is released on DIY label Smugglers Records 
that Varley runs alongside a co-operative of fellow southeast based musicians. Over the last five years Smugglers has helped a plethora of artists further their musical endeavours, as well as organising their own sell-out festival deep in the Kent countryside. 

https://www.facebook.com/willvarleymusic

Monday, 12 August 2013

2Day's Tune: Pokey LaFarge - Good Times Come & Go

Here's an interesting gig in Mini Irish tour happening early September by http://www.pokeylafarge.net/ ....


Monday, September 2, 2013
St George's Quay, Dundalk, 
Tickets:
15 euro

Tuesday, September 3, 2013
Crane Lane Theatre
Cork, Cork,
Tickets:
20 euro

Wednesday, September 4, 2013
Clonmel World Music
Tipperary, TIP
Tickets:
20 euro

Thursday, September 5, 2013
28 Parliament St, Kilkenny,
20 euro

Check out the good time rockabilly roots sound of Pokey LaFarge here ....




http://www.pokeylafarge.net/

Sunday, 11 August 2013

2Day's Tune: Corner Boy - Move To Paris

Another Jack of Diamonds post here with this song from Corner Boy. This is an act I've been hoping to see for some time and on Friday this will happen at 11.30 upstairs in Sweeney's on Dame Street:



Listen to this song to find out why I rate 'Corner Boy' so much:

Saturday, 10 August 2013

2Day's Tune: Dott - Day I Found You

Ahhhh I'm loving this song. Brings me back to the early 90's fuzzy female pop of Belly, Lush and Echobelly. This free download is a must hear song from Galway's indie-pop band Dott!



From "Swoon" the debut album by Dott which will be released on November 5th 2013 on Graveface Records.

https://www.facebook.com/dottmusic