Archive for the ‘Video’ Category
Meant to post this a few weeks ago when I first caught a glimpse of this savage video for M83’s ‘Midnight City’. Been a good 12 months for Anthony Gonzalez, his latest LP Hurry Up We’re Dreaming is one of the albums of the year, ‘Midnight City’ is definitely one of the anthems of the year and this video, Directed by Fleur & Manu, is another triumph. Sax solo at 3.03 takes it to another level!
Taken from the wonderfully trippy album Black Up
‘The Dog’ is the curtain closer on Daithí’s stunning Embrace EP. This beautifully shot video was directed by Eoin Kelly Smith, a media student who has worked with Imeall (check out his Smedia winning mocumnetray here)! The video captures Daithí, himself a native of Clare, roaming the Burren and jamming in his apartment, his own creative hub as well as shots of Smith’s aunts three-legged, obese dog.
The tireless Daithí will be performing at Solstice Cork as part of the Cork Midsummer Festival between June 16th and 19th, as well as Body and Soul, No Place Like Dome and Castlepalooza with more festivals to be announced. He’s currently working on his first album, due for release next year with the singles due to come out later this year.
Much has been said on this blog and countless others about Jack Colleran (aka MOTHS) and his gorgeously hazy brand of glitch-hop. Summer is just one of the many fantastic tunes he has mad available on soundcloud. This trip-tastic video comes courtesy of Corkonian Brendan Canty and works perfectly with the music, taking you on a Big Lebowski-esque voyage…which is nice. Canty is also the man behind the brilliant video for Daithí’s Sleep Like a Stone.
In fairness to the ASIWYFA lads, they always, always put 100% into their performances, even if it’s just an in-store show squashed in between their two proper launch gigs in Belfast and Dublin. The unsurprisingly young gathering were treated to a set that must have lasted almost an hour and mixed some old with the new tracks off their brand new album Gangs. Here’s a taste of them rocking album opener BEAUTIFULUNIVERSEMASTERCHAMPION, an absolute tune which bares all the intensity of old mixed in with some new funky touches. Apologies for the dodgy camerawork which proves that a good cameraman doesn’t dance on the job….I could never be a cameraman.
Nicki Minaj is an artist made to be in the spotlight. The glam-rap girl of Lil Wayne’s Young Money label took centre stage on last weekend’s Saturday Night Live. Her she is performing Right Thru Me, the popiest track off her album Pink Friday.
It felt somewhat poignant last Thursday, with our Government reaching historic heights of calamity(there’s a film in it I swear) that I found myself standing in Galway’s Aras na Gael listening to a brand out punk rock so often affiliated with anti-government mentality. The venue, which is little more than a garage for bands to jam in, played host to locals NeverNoodz, Limerick’s We Come in Pieces and leesiders We.Were.Kings – an amalgamation of former favourites The Avalanche Effect and Burn Us Both. British Hardcore act &U&I played the role of headliners on a night that was, how you say, loud as fuck. Sound was about as messy as it gets but that added to the feeling that was this was a good old-fashioned rock gig.
&U&I performing ‘Who Will Look After Adam?’ off thier EP Kill The Man That Shot That Man.