Sabotage! on 2XM; Monday February 21, 2011

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

Sabotage! on 2XM; Monday February 14, 2011

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>

Breaking Tunes launch iPhone App

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

New Music from Bibio and Toro Y Moi

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.

Digital Socket Awards; The Winners.

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

Sabotage! on 2XM; Monday January 31, 2011

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