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All Tvvins – ‘Too Young To Live’

artworks-000115803724-7xqyr9-t500x500All Tvvins, or maybe still Tvvins to the uninformed have spent the last 18 months building up such a  good reputation that it’s hard to believe there’s still no mention of a full album yet. Instead we’ve been treated to live videos, plenty of live shows and of course the brilliant video to ‘Thank You.’

Now we have ‘Too Young To Live’, a much more 80’s pop oriented track with radio appeal smattered all over it. And that’s a good thing!

In every respect it’s Conor and Lar at their best; Vocally and lyrically recognisable and wonderful. with a synth style guitar backing that only Lar is capable of making you fall in love with.

With progression like this, and a definite departure from this songs original live version to a more, scaled down, less aggressive sounding track, All Tvvins look set to pull in a whole new audience.

Danceable, fun and repeatable.

The bands proggression is evident when you look at their back catalogue, which is by no means easy to find anymore since they’ve signed to a label.

New single is available now on download and 7″.
The song is on: iTunes | Spotify | 7″ Vinyl

The second half of that 7″ will include this stomper.

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And So I Watch You From Afar – ‘Redesigned A Million Times’

Sporting a vocally fronted track like nothing they’ve done before. ASIWYFA are really showcasing their growth.

The track is taken from their new album, ‘Heirs’, which is set for release May 4 via Sargent House.

ASIWYFA say the work explore “the inheritance of ideas in that we’re all heirs to other peoples’ passion, which in turn inspire ourselves.”

Guitarist Rory Friers explains: “”The album is called Heirs as a tribute to a lot of new people who came into all our lives during the writing and recording of the album – lots of nephews, and Johnny Adger had a daughter. It seems like the songs soaked up all those feelings.”

He adds: “Because making the album was such an intense experience, none of us were listening to other music – or even experiencing much else outside. So it feels like a very pure representation of a very intense time.”

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LIFE Festival is back for it’s 10th year

LIFE returns on 10th outing of the festival at Belvedere House, Co Westmeath from May 29 to 31.

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Life Festival 2015 is about forward thinking music. It’s about showcasing the finest electronic artists over a three day open-air weekender and once again, Belvedere House will act as the backdrop for this celebration of talent. Relax in the sun by the lakeside stage, chill out in the shade of the wooded areas or bask in the glory of the main arena, whatever your musical preference, Life Festival has the line-up and the setting for you. So join us this May in welcoming some of the world’s most accomplished producers, musicians and artists to our stages.

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More attractions per press release: “watersports on the lake, 1000 palettes installation, reggae park hosted by Sim Simma, Mamna Soar & Irish Moss (with morning Reggae Yoga sessions), mindfulness space with hot tubs & massage, a new late night area produced by one of Dublin’s Hunt & Gather collective, who’ll join forces with AV wizards Slipdraft, Brewtonic’s hand-picked selection top Irish & international craft beers and a Space hopper trail where festival goers can sign up to space hop their last short distance into the site (in aid of Aware)

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i am niamh – ‘Wonderland’

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i am niamh, comprises primarily of Dublin based solo project artist, Niamh Parkinson. Her musical style has be considered Avant-garde, shown through her classically trained voice with idiosyncratic tendencies in her music.’ – Her words, not mine. 

Sweeping string instruments, pulsating piano and piercing vocals make for a surprisingly bold and eccentrically layered single.

I look forward to the full album.

‘Wonderland’ string players include Stephanie Byrne, Marieclaire Brodie and Hannah Scaife and Gareth Lewis on bass with artwork by danleodesign.

i am niamh will be celebrating the release of Wonderland at the Freemason’s Hall in Dublin on Saturday, May 9th. Tickets are priced at €10 via ticketslove.com or €12 on the night.

Doors are at 7.30pm, for more information visit the events’ Facebook page here.

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Indiependence so far

Indiependence returns to Mitchelstown for its 10th year this year on the August Bank Holiday weekend July 31st – August 2nd and they’ve announced their big lineup for the festival.

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Playing the festival are:

Basement Jaxx, Ash, Jape, Kodaline, Mark Lanegan Band, The Dandy Warhols, Hamsandwich, R.S.A.G, Gavin James, Embrace, Wyvern Lingo, Foy Vance, Admiral Fallow, Orla Gartland, The Academic, Little Hours, All Tvvins, Original Rudeboys, Elastic Sleep, The Vincent(s), MKAI and Mindriot.

Other stages include the Spoken Word presented by Wasp vs Humans with Mike Garry, Jinx Lennon; Radiomade’s The Copresent hosted by Dwyane Woods and HamsandwicH’s Niamh Farrell, Comedy, Silent Disco and more.

Tickets are €109+fee on sale from indiependencefestival.com and tickets.ie.

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Record Store Gay

Record Store Day takes place this Saturday and the annual Record Store Gay celebration is also kicking off again for it’s 4th year in a row. 

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Presented by OUTHOUSE LGBT Community Resource Centre and Little Gem Records, the Record Store Gay 2015 compilation will feature a host of Ireland’s best and most exciting musicians, with 100% of proceeds going towards YES EQUALITY campaign, including: Hi Fashion, Kate’s Party, I Heart The Monster Hero, Florence Olivier, Katherine Lynch & Switzerland, Patrick Kelleher, Gross Net, The Late David Turpin, Brian Conniffe, Gar Cox, Fierce Mild, Feather Beds, GODHATESDISCO, Laura Ann Brady and many more.

All of the acts above will also be performing live as part of Record Store Day 2015’s day long festivities taking place at the OUTHOUSE on Capel Street from 1pm – 6pm then at PantiBar from 6pm – 10.30pm. See poster below for more details.

Admission to all the events is FREE (suggested donation to YES EQUALITY €10 if suitable). 100% of proceeds go towards YES EQUALITY campaign and performers are supporting a YES VOTE for the Marriage Equality Referendum on the 22nd, May 2015.

Vote “Yes” to Marriage Equality on May 22nd. For more information visit marriagequality.ie.

Outhouse is Dublin’s LGBT Community Centre. In 2014 38,000 people visited Outhouse. Outhouse is very often the first point of contact for people into the LGBT world and also the place in which lots of groups and organisations have established themselves. Visit outhouse.ie.

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Sea Sessions so far

The Riptide Movement, Black Grape, Interskalactic, Little Hours, The Whereabouts, The Winters and Half Of Me were all announced recently.

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Confirmed artists will join the already confirmed: Seasick Steve, Example & DJ Wire, Maverick Sabre, Sigma, Le Galaxie, Klingande, Lee “Scratch” Perry, Gavin James, Jape, Krystal Klear, Kormacs Big Band, The Minutes, Alex Adair, R.S.A.G, DJ Food, Wyvern Lingo, The Academic, Amazing Apples, The Eskies, New Valley Wolves, Columbia Mills, 5 Dollar Shakes, Rollin’ Empire, Anthony Collins & DJ Ferg.

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Sea Sessions 2015 will take place in Bundoran, County Donegal from Friday 19th to Sunday 21st June. See poster below for more details.

Tickets are available from all Ticketmaster outlets nationwide, www.ticketmaster.ie and www.seasessions.com priced from €89.50 including booking fee for 3 days non-stop partying. Add €25 for 4 nights camping. There’s also limited day tickets available from €45.50 and VIP upgrades from €50 extra.

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Knockanstockan so far

Festival season is getting into full swing so get a little bit excited for some excellent line ups like this one.

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Confirmed acts will join the previously announced list of artists that include: Syd Arthur, Cult Called Man, Bitch Falcon, Twin Headed Wolf, Gascan Ruckus, Rocstrong, Robocobra Quartet, O Emperor, Kingston, Red Enemy, The Eskies, Tucan, Contour, Rebecca Collins, Vernon Jane, Leo Drezden, Bunoscionn, New Secret Weapon, Megacone, Interskalactic, Mongoose, Hector Bizerk, Pockets, Bunk, The Witch Trials, Mama Kasbah.

Knockanstockan 2015 take place from Friday, July 24th to Saturday, July 25th at Blessington Lakes in County Wicklow. See full details below.

Tickets for the Knockanstockan 2015 are on sale now and are priced at €80 (Weekend ). For more information visit knockanstockan.ie.