Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Free Download: The Gorgeous Colours - 'Chopped Heart'

Their last single - 'It's OK To Be Normal' - was something very special indeed and Dublin outfit The Gorgeous Colours have only gone and bettered it. 'Chopped Heart' is as delightful as it is uplifting - the kind of song that you'll like immediately but will then spend a dozen listens trying to figure out exactly why. In short, this is perfectly constructed, joyous pop music and if the scene was an overdue reunion with your closest mates this would be the ideal soundtrack.

Download it now for free from Bandcamp. 

  Chopped Heart by The Gorgeous Colours

Monday, November 21, 2011

New Video: Hello Moon - 'Sievehead' (Directed by Myles O'Reilly)

Taken from their hugely enjoyable debut album Only Count The Sunny Hours, here's the official video for Hello Moon's 'Sievehead'. Directed by the inimitable Myles O'Reilly, the video is a continuation of the album's sleeve with O'Reilly citing Spike Jones' Where The Wild Things Are as his main inspiration for the piece.

Treat yourself to Only Count The Sunny Hours now from Any Other City Records.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

New Video: Tara Masterson Hally - 'Lingering'

When I introduced Tara Masterson Hally back in April, I was captivated by the contrast between her standout voice and the spacious, minimal arrangement. Since then anything she has put out has only heightened such admiration. The latest example is a basement shot video by the creative types over at Havagawk which captures the barren beauty of the original track perfectly. The video was directed and edited by Finn Keenan.

Find Tara Masterson Hally on Facebook and listen/download her music on Soundcloud.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Free Download: Twin Sister - Kimmi In A Rice Field (REID Remix)

He was introduced on these pages a few months back and now talented Irish producer REID has decided to remix Twin Sister's 'Kimmi In A Rice Field'. It doesn't veer too far from the original template but it succeeds in sculpting some interesting sounds out of what is already a haunting little tune.

The remix is available to download for free from Soundcloud and it precedes the official release of Genesis on Blah Blah Blah Records as of November 28th. Full details here.

  Twin Sister - Kimmi In A Rice Field (REID Remix) by REID

New Release: Patrick Kelleher and Squarehead Split 7" Collaboration

What do you get when two of our most exciting and promising artists come together for a collaboration? A smashing split 7" and a stupidly funny piss-take video it appears. Both Squarehead and Patrick Kelleher have been constants on these pages since it started so to have them bash out some tracks together is rather exciting. I was expecting something a bit more manic but the resulting tracks - 'Just A Tragedy' and 'Attention To Detail'  - go down easy and are both breezy, laidback tunes with neat 80's/doo-wop inspired touches.

I'm a bit late to the game on this one so the launch party has been and gone sadly. However, you can still get your mitts on the limited edition vinyl (via Popical Island) from selected record stores or alternatively, you can stream/purchase it online here. The aforementioned mockumentary is also below.