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Air: two Dublin shows in February

Nov 8

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Air will play two nights at the Olympia in Dublin, on 23 and 24 February. The shows are part of the French pair's European tour to promote their latest album, 'Love 2'.

We're not really encouraging you to go, of course. This post merely fulfills our commitment to telling you about French acts playing in Ireland. (It's in writing over on the right, just above the blog roll.) 'Love 2' continues Air's recent form in churning out the same old soft-focus retro-futuristic loungecore that you heard and fell asleep to on 'Talkie Walkie' and 'Pocket Symphony', and why would you want to hear more of that? Only continued goodwill towards 'Moon Safari' and the soundtrack to 'The Virgin Suicides' will bring people to these shows.

There are plenty of other more interesting and productive things you can do on those nights instead. The second leg games of the first knockout round of the Champions League fall on 23-24 February, so there'll be decent football on television. If you're not into football or television, you could always read a book or go to the cinema or even do some cleaning. (Did you know that vinegar is great for removing water marks and grease from your kitchen and utensils? Meanwhile, a newspaper is very effective for cleaning windows, but make sure your old fella has finished reading it first.)

You can hear some of 'Love 2' on Air's MySpace page. Here's the 'Sexy Boy'-esque animated video for the new single, 'Sing Sang Sung':

 

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Re: Air: two Dublin shows in February

I saw them about 2 years ago in Brussels and it was really quite lame. What saved the day was a surprise appearance by Charlotte Gainsbourg for 3 songs. A class act.

By eoghan on   Wednesday, November 11, 2009
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Re: Air: two Dublin shows in February

And now Charlotte (my neighbour and all-round class act indeed) is making a bags of her music:
www.cluas.com/indie-music/Blogs/French_Letter/tabid/80/EntryId/1223/Charlotte-Gainsbourg-new-track-album-with-Beck.aspx

By aidan on   Thursday, November 12, 2009

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