Archive for the ‘The National’ Tag

Tune of Today

It’s the same story as The National last year when they released High Violet, with this new TV on The Radio album I feel like I’m trying to catch up with an ultra-cool band with whom I should be much better acquainted. Today saw me spin their latest LP Nine Types of Light for the fist time and I must say almost any track could have slotted into this post. It’s a fantastic album that made a cracking first impression. But it was the penultimate tune ‘Forgotten’ which just about stood out most. It immediately sucks you in as if you’ve been singing along to it for years.

Weekly Watch

No room for homegrown acts I’m afraid as this week sees three giants from the US cross the Atlantic:

The National, Olympia Theatre Dublin, Thursday and Friday, sold out

These stylish New Yorkers always put on a show and will be blasting some of the great tunes that feature on their brilliant 2010 album High Violet.


Janelle Monae, Tripod Dublin, Wednesday, €28/€32

Possibly the biggest success story of 2010, Ms. Monae brings her classy brand of soul-R&B/pop to the Tripod. No doubt many of those fortunate to catch her at EP’10 will be in attendance.


Interpol, Olympia Dublin, Monday and Tuesday, sold out

Mixed reviews of Interpol’s latest album, but nothing can deny the quality of what has gone before.

Playlist: Music Library 22-11-2010

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

M83 – Don’t Save us From the Flames
Deftones – Back to School
Elk – Saw Saw Hammer Hammer
At the Drive-In – Invalid litter Department
If These Trees Could Talk – Thirty-six Silos
The National – Bloodbuzz Ohio
Interpol – Obstacle 1
Enemies – Morse Code
Hope is Noise – Two Gods Short of Trinity
Nirvana – Anneurysm
Liars – Scissor
Biffy Clyro – Now the Action is on Fire
Glasser – Apply

Video: The National – Terrible Love (Alternate Version)

While the video to the original single, take from High Violet, one of the stand out albums of 2010, ticked all the boxes for such a powerful tune from such a stylish band, director Tom Berninger has captured a different side to The National in the video for the alternate version. They’re not just about sharp suits and brilliant songs, they like to act the maggot too.