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Rundfunk Der Dublin!

In Blog, Culture, Interviews, Musicby beggarsLeave a Comment

A new online radio station based in Dublin is about to take off. What’s in store? We checked in the DDR crew to find out.

So, a new digital radio station is in the pipeline. Tell us how it came about?

The idea was floating around in our heads for a while I think. A few of us have been involved in different forms of radio over the years and I think we all wondered why Dublin didn’t have something like this already. We went to Open Ear festival on Sherkin Island earlier this year and started talking seriously about it. A five hour car journey home with only national radio for company really got the wheels moving then. I wouldn’t wish that on anyone. I guess it’s a bit reactionary in that sense, we were a bit angry with the lack of coverage for certain areas of culture in Ireland so we are trying to fill that void in a small way.

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Set To Skirmish?

In Blogby SiveLeave a Comment

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

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Feeling A Bit Shook.

In Blog, Interviews, Musicby Bit ThornLeave a Comment

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.

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Dissenting Drogheda.

In Blog, Culture, Highlights, Music, Politicsby Martin LeenLeave a Comment

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.

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Rua Sound.

In Blogby Rashers TLeave a Comment

    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.

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In Blog, Musicby Seán O'ReillyLeave a Comment

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

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Ghost Estates.

In Blog, Musicby Seán O'ReillyLeave a Comment

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

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A Princely Mix.

In Blog, Musicby Rashers TierneyLeave a Comment

  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.

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Good Night Sweet Prince.

In Blogby Rashers TierneyLeave a Comment

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.