On the rabble horizon this Friday is a gig run by the lovely folk at Skirmish! They’ll be poking their head in here now and then to remind us of the goings on in the Irish music scene so tune in to stay updated on all the beats and pieces coming out of studios and bedrooms across the country. September calls for lashings of the good stuff and Skirmish have … Read More
Following the release of their new album Drinking About You, Bit Thorn caught up with Everything Shook to find out where they’re heading and what makes them tick. Plenty of talk of synths, recording in gaffs and the whatchamacallit genre game.
Hi, Everything Shook… For the uninitiated can you tell us a bit about your sound?
Jessica: We’ve been called ‘experimental electro’, ‘dance-punk,’ and the Irish Times recently called us ‘wonkypop’, which is a new one. Our sound is mainly various synths and keyboards, electronic drums and bass guitar, (and some other smaller instruments). The vocals are layered with all of our voices, (harmonies, growls, oohs and shouts). Someone recently said to me at a gig that we should be playing in New York to people on coke. I don’t think you need to be on coke though, maybe just beer
Robyn: I always call it Electronic Goth Pop, but there’s Punk and Folk elements to it too. I think we get our sound by not having one, if that makes sense. We never set out to sound like anything or anyone in particular, instead we each kind of throw our individual influences and interests into this big pot and mix it up.
Nolan spent many months in Drogheda interviewing people who were involved in the punk community and gathering their stories of dissent including Paddy Dillon who disrupted Sunday mass in the early eighties by letting loose a clutch of hens.
This secret history is documented in the publication ‘Subvert All Power’ Drogheda’s Punk History, in the theatre space of the Droichead Arts Cent which will be launched on Saturday the 27th of August. To coincide with the launch there will be talks of feminist punk culture, 24 hour punk gigs and other goings on.
On Sunday 28th there will be a Parade of Dissent including banners, madzers and music through Drogheda and a punk picnic and a free punk concert.
Welfare and the Rua Sound lot are heading over to Outlook for a system take over in Croatia at the end of the month. We’re well jel. They’ve put out a promo mix of rolling sounds that represents their label. Give it a go. Go listen on Soundcloud.
Organs by Forrests Forrests, comprised of Dublin based Paul O’Reilly and Owen O’Mahony have, excuse the pun, played a blinder with their latest collaboration Organs. Released in 2014 to much interest, the album is a really beautiful ambient electronic gem. It’s striking how much I enjoyed this record, as young Seán was a big fan of metal and didn’t have much time for anything that wasn’t guitar driven, never mind … Read More
Something for the g-side massif. Two crews, one mighty system. As Puzzle and Subversion go face to face. All in the Boatclub. I smell a ruckus. Hook yourself up here.
One from the Crate highlights releases from the Irish artists putting out their stuff on black and white. Many of these releases are self-published or are put out through small independent labels and can be hard to find. There’s no list to work off, just lucky finds in Dublin’s record shops. For the first, Sean O’Reilly takes a look at the Ghost Estate’s debut from four years ago. Ghost Estates, it has … Read More
The dedications are no doubt flowing. Here’s DJ Premier, a legend in the hip hop game throwing down an impromptu mix in Prince’s honour. Charlie Bones did a decent breakfast show of slinky numbers on NTS earlier today too. Any other good bits floating around? Props to Groove for the heads up.
The master of all was found dead in his studio earlier today. He was 57 years of age. No doubt we’d all be firing around favorite songs except he pulled them off all streaming sites except Tidal. Something of TV doc for ye to get stuck into above anyway.
In their third take over of our blog, Andy from Little Gem dips into the shop’s fresh record boxes and recommends some prime cuts. You can find Little Gem squirreled away in Basement 18 Kildare St in Dublin 2 Dublin. Drop in and say hello. Check em out on Facebook too. Fovea Hex – Salt Garden 1 (Jennifer Records) Not being very familiar with the music of Clodagh Simonds and Fovea … Read More