Archive for the ‘Galway’ Tag
When I met Daithi last month he spoke very highly of his friend Flann Mc Morrow (No relation to James Vincent, I asked) The pair had a kind of Postal Service thing going on, sharing and mixing music between Dublin and Galway. ‘This Place’ is the first track the duo have put up on soundcloud. Sounds like Four Tet after a few jagerbombs with wall to wall sound and a penchant for changing direction. More please.
The man behind the gorgeous LP Lucky Shiner will be playing across Ireland in June.
June 8th – Auntie Annie’s, Belfast.
June 9th – Roisin Dubh, Galway.
June 10th – The Pavillion, Cork.
June 11th – the Workman’s Club, Dublin.
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.
Cap Pas Cap are a Dublin based electronic-tinged indie outfit. Haunted Light is the band’s first album and was launched on the 13th of November off Skinny Wolves. On Saturday night the Rosin Dubh played host to the Leinster hipsters. They have been quietly raising a few eyebrows in the capital and getting favourable mentions in various blogs, however this failed to attract a reasonable crowd and those who chose to observe did so from a cautious distance leaving the dance floor to the tumbleweeds.
With such a lack of energy to feed off it’s somewhat unsurprising that CPC put on a show that was businesslike and nothing more. Their undeniably funky brand of danceable indie-pop had the desired effect on some of the venues more inebriated clientele as tunes like the infectious single ‘Friends’ were rewarded with the awkward flailing-limb moves they deserve.
Having won over pockets of onlookers with a notably up-tempo opening, the set dipped midway with a series of tracks that failed to make any kind of first impression, sounding rather generic and stale. Loitering between The Ting Tings and Fight Like Apes with a hint of Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Cap Pas Cap are not creating an entirely new or ground-breaking sound, but not every new act needs to be incredibly innovative, what CPC are doing for the most part is creating catchy pop tunes. Not-so-discreet glances and hand signals showed the band is still getting comfortable with some of the songs onstage.
A reversion back to the lively, provided a strong finish to Saturday night’s set with a handful of those impressed queuing up to get their hands on Haunted Light. With a more receptive crowd, a more inspiring stage presence and a removal of filler CPC could become one of the more exciting prospects in Ireland’s ever-growing indie scene.
This weeks top three gigs to catch:
Halves -4th Nov Roisin Dubh Galway, 5th Nov The Model Sligo
Tokyo Police Club – 5th Nov The Academy Dublin
The Music Library is an alternative music show which airs on Flirtfm 101.3, Galway’s alternative student station Monday-Friday between 8 and 9 am. I take charge of the tunes on Mondays.
Sleigh Bells -Tell Em
Janelle Monae – Cold War
Arcade Fire – Rococo
Baths – Indoorsy
Best Coast – When I’m With You
Hooray for Humans – Signature
BATS – Higgs Boson Particle
Boysnoize – Frau ft. I Robot
Mount Kimbie – Before I Move Off
Fake Blood – Fix Your Accent
How to Dress Well – You Won’t Need me Where I’m Going
M.I.A. – XXXO
Nouveaunoise – Pyschasonic
Super Extra Bonus Party – Comets (ft. Heathers)
Waiting Room – Denis
Robyn – Dancehall Queen
This week I will be mostly recommending…
Jamaica, Academy 2 Dublin, €16.50, Sunday 31st
Windings album launch, Roisin Dubh Galway, Free, Thursday 28th
James Vincent McMorrow, The Pavillion Cork, €14.50, Friday 29th
Jazz weekend is upon us again. It’s that one weekend in the year when every langer on leeside suddenly remembers he “fucking loves the jazz, tis daycint, like!” So for those looking to click their approval, there’s plenty on offer. Brand New Heavies are bringing their brand of jazz, soul and R&B to the Savoy Theatre on Saturday. Herbie Hancock Band play alongside Jason Moran and the Bandwagon in the Everyman Palace Theatre also on Saturday. The Savoy hosts Maceo Parker Band on Sunday. If like me however you’re looking for a little something different then check out Jazzsteppa playing in Cyprus Avenue on Saturday.
Meanwhile back at the ranch…
Yeasayer, Olympia Theatre Dublin, Mon 18th, €23
Fake Blood, The Academy Dublin, Sun 24th, €23.50
Yann Tierson, Mandella Hall Belfast Fri 22nd, The Village Dublin 23rd, The Pavillion Cork 24th, Roisin Dubh Galway 25th