Beastie Boys – Pass The Mic – Check Your Head
James Blake – A Case Of You – Joni Mitchell Cover
Beth Orton -Anywhere – Daybreaker
The Black Keys – Ten Cent Pistol – Brothers
Parliament – Testify – Gold
Nosaj Thing – Coat of Arms – Drift
One Day As A Lion – Wild International – One Day As A Lion
Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra – Indictment – WHo Is This America?
Flying Lotus – Do The Astral Plane – Cosmogramma
Mount Kimbie – Ode to Bear – Crooks and Lovers
Feist – Limit to your Love – The Reminder
Nick Drake – Place to Be – Pink Moon
Fleet Foxes – Helplessness Blues – Helplessness Blues
Panda Bear – Last Night at the Jetty – Tomboy
Sleigh Bells – Rill Rill – Treats
Cut Copy – Where I’m Going – Zonoscope
Cassius – I Love You So – The Rawkers
Mogwai – Letters To The Metro – Hardcore
Glassjaw – Natural Born Farmer – Our Color Green
Cults – Go Outside – Cults
The Tallest Man On Earth – The Wild Hunt – The Wild Hunt
The National – Afraid Of Everyone – High Violet
James Vincent McMorrow – This Old Dark Machine – Early In The Morning
Toro Y Moi – Blessa – Causers of This
Deerhunter – Never Stops – Microcastle
LCD Soundsystem – Watch The Tapes – Sound Of Silver
Destroyer – Chinatown – Kaputt
Baths – You’re My Excuse to Travel – Cerulean
PJ Harvey – Written on the Forehead – Let England Shake
Tame Impala – Lucidity – Innerspeak
<span><a href=”http://soundcloud.com/sabotage-on-rte-2xm/sabotage-on-2xm-monday-14″>Sabotage on 2XM; Monday 14 February</a> by <a href=”http://soundcloud.com/sabotage-on-rte-2xm”>Sabotage on RTE 2XM</a></span>
I phone, yet i do not iPhone. Call me old fashioned but thats how I roll for now. But for all of you who are wired to the web through the wonderful piece of Apple ingenuity there is a treat in store.
Last month saw Ireland’s First Music Contact launch their Breaking Tunes iPhone app which means you can now search for, and listen to, all the best in upcoming Irish music straight from the pocket sized arm extension at the tips of your fingers.
FMC deserve serious kudos for the work that they have been doing over the past few years, any encounters I have had with them personally have been extremely helpful and the work that they do in the run up to and preparation for Hard Working Class Heroes is highly commendable indeed.
So now that you have the new Breaking Tunes app for your phone you can access artist profiles, pictures, videos and more from the website. Fair play to the Department of Tourism, Culture and Sports’ Cultural Technology Scheme for making this possible.
The Download is available from the Apple iTunes App Store.
Visit Breaking Tunes here
Bibio ‘Excuses’ from the new album Mind Bokeh available through Warp records in April.
Could this be the new years answer to Caribou’s Swim?
Toro Y Moi ‘New Beat’ to feature on the latest album Underneath the Pine which is released next week through Carpark Records.
Last night saw the inaugural Digital Socket Awards take place in Dublin’s Grand Social venue on Liffey Street. The Richter Collective dominated the night with Best Design/Rock/Album going to Adebisi Shank and Best Label to the Richter Collective themselves. Loreanna Rushe was credited for her skills in photography while Donal Dineen claimed Best Radio for his show on Today FM. The Cast of Cheers capped off a terrific 2010 with three well earned awards… Check out the full list of results below.
Best EP: And So I Watch You From Afar – The Letters
Best Indie: The Cast of Cheers
Best Design: Adebisi Shank
Best Newcomer: The Cast of Cheers
Best Rock: Adebisi Shank – The Second Album of a Band called Adebisi Shank
Best Video: The Ambience Affair – Devil In The Detail
Best Pop: Cathy Davey
Best Photographer: Loreana Rushe
Best Folk: Villagers – Becoming a Jackal
Best Radio: Donal Dineen – The Small Hours
Best Electronic / Hip Hop: Solar Bears – She Was Coloured In
RTE Special Award – 2010 Outstanding contribution to Irish music: The Cast Of Cheers
Best Label: The Richter Collective
Best Song: Villagers – The Meaning of the Ritual
Best Album: Adebisi Shank – This Is The Second Album Of A Band Called Adebisi Shank
Death From Above 1979 – Romantic Rights – You’re A Woman, I’m A Machine
Simple Kid – Hello – 1
Twin Shadow – Castles in the Snow – Forget
Bright Eyes – Shell Games – The People’s Key
James Blake – I Never Learned to Share – James Blake
Keep Shelly In Athens – Running Out oF you – Solar Bears Remix
Shad – Me Myself and I – TSOL
Eleven Tigers – Couldn’t – Clouds Are Mountains
Adebisi Shank – Europa – This is The Second album of a band Called Adebisi Shank
Teebs – My Whole Life – Ardour
Radiohead – Reckoner – In Rainbows
Gold Panda – You – Lucky Shiner\
Moths – Slow/Down
Anna Calvi – Suzanne and I – Anna Calvi
Memory Tapes – Today is our Life – Love Sic Disco
Bilal – Levels – Airtights Revenge