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18 new bands to see at Hard Working Class Heroes

From Thursday to Saturday this week, seven venues will be occupied by 104 Irish bands playing the Hard Working Class Heroes festival playing to music fans, interested parties, industry delegates, bands, friends and all sorts. There are free daytime gigs, a convention in the Liberties speed sessions, panels, tech companies, talks and much much more.…

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Adrian Crowley returns with new album on Chemikal Underground, hear ‘Some Blue Morning’

Last year, Adrian Crowley quietly released a collaborative album with Scottish folk singer James Yorkston. Staying with the label that released that album, Chemikal Underground, Crowley is due to release a new solo album Some Blue Morning on November 7th, his first since I See Three Birds Flying. The title track suggests that it’s going…

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Liza Flume - ‘Sleepless Nights’

Dublin-based Aussie Liza Flume is due to follow up her debut EP of looped folk music with something a little different. A progression of her sound has been informed by the last year or so of playing live with her loop pedal and guitar. Now taking in electronic instrumentation and working with producer Brian Dillon,…

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Watch Arca’s naked digitised dance video for ‘Thievery’

Arca’s ‘Thievery’ track is one that gets under your skin. For the video for the song from his Xen album out October 31st here, there is loads of skin on display, as a naked digitised dancer writhes convincingly enough to reality to fool your brain into thinking you’re watching something real and explicit. There are…

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Body & Soul announce The Shapeshifter’s Ball for Halloween

Body & Soul are putting on The Shapeshifter’s Ball, a special “evening of Immortal Proportions, Dark Veils & Twisted Tales in association with the Bram Stoker Festival” in IMMA on Saturday October 25th. The “intimate, slightly twisted, Gothic-themed soiree” will feature live, theatrical and chilling performances including: the DCC/Opera in the Open: ‘Der Vampyr’ by…

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Output puts on free night of music in Belfast with Go Wolf, Ships, Ryan Vail, Rosie Carney, Katharine Philippa & more

A few weeks ago Generator NI announced Output’s daytime  series of talks with names like Andrew WK and Tom Robinson taking part. Today, they’ve announced the series of free night gigs for which Nialler9 is teaming up with Belfast magazine The Thin Air in the Black Box with Dublin electronic disco tune of the year contenders Ships,…

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Homebeat’s Fading Light festival details announced for this month

Homebeat’s Fading Light festival returns for this year from Friday October 24th to Monday October 27th in Caherdaniel, Co. Kerry “between the mountains and the sea, on the weekend that bridges the shortening light and the impending darkness”. Split into light and dark, Fading Light by day features Owen Dwyer’s Running Technique Workshop, Beach Yoga,…

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Minimum Maximum @ Block-T in photos

Minimum Maximum in Block-T on Friday night was one of the best Nialler9 gigs yet. The no advance warning on the lineup made for a special occasion and our limited capacity was sold out by 9pm as the first band took to the stage. That band, Planet Parade, played their first gig in four years…

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Thom Yorke just released a new album through a paid Bittorrent bundle

In a world in which U2 give away an album and Beyoncé releases an A/V album, it’s natural other established musicians with fanbases eager to hear material will do something similar. In Thom Yorke’s case, given Radiohead’s background of experimental release mechanisms and his outspoken thoughts about the music industry, it’s no surprise then that…

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Album of the week: Aphex Twin - Syro

When someone has a reputation and a mystique as strong as Richard D James it can be hard to separate the music from his mantle as one of the main innovators in modern electronica. Taking 13 years off releasing as Aphex Twin is one way to do it to some degree though the Analord series…

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