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21 Nov 2005 10:37 AM
Yknow, three years ago, I would've had a list as long as my rather long arm to contribute to this thread. I genuinely mean TONS of Irish artists that used really get me excited (in the wholesome sense of the word). This would've included, say, Sundogs, Pugwash, Divebomb, Mumblin Deaf Ro, Blotooth(pre-Juno Falls name change), Fresno....loads loads more. But nowadays, not much has happened for the better. Some of them have disbanded, most are probably still together, but hardly any have made any waves. I'm not saying this is a massive failing on their part - they probably lived out their role to the best of their ability - and it was probably the only role they were ever going to have. The only artists that I knew at that time, and who seem to still have their foot on the accelerator, are Delorentos and Tadhg Cooke. They've been growing for years and are still getting bigger and better. It's just a pity the same couldn't be said for more of the artists who kicked things off during (or even before) that independent wave of 2000/2001. Of course, there are loads who have released a debut album/EP in more recent time, maybe late 2003/2004. Someone mentioned Mocrac - I think Cash is King is definitely a fantastic album and wish he had made more of an impact. I could mention lots more, but it'd kinda just make me sad. I think that I, for one, have started to become a little disillusioned. I suppose it was nice back a few years ago to think, however, naively, that all these great bands were going to make it to a certain extent, and I'm pretty gutted now as I realise that this ain't gonna happen. So that's why I've stopped with the lists of potential Irish superstars. It only leads to broken hearts, folks! ;)
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21 Nov 2005 12:17 PM
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21 Nov 2005 12:22 PM
Yeh what ive heard of twin cranes has been excellent, pyschadelic electronic kinda stuff. Does anyone know if they have any gigs comin up?
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21 Nov 2005 12:39 PM
they were amazing in the music centre a few weeks ago. Dont think they've any gigs coming up but fingers crossed!!!!
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22 Nov 2005 12:50 PM
New band I'd go and see again and again is Channel 1 haven't seen Delorentos live yet so can't say bout them.. I'd go see the Immediate again and the Maladies
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22 Nov 2005 02:55 PM
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Yknow, three years ago, I would've had a list as long as my rather long arm to contribute to this thread. I genuinely mean TONS of Irish artists that used really get me excited (in the wholesome sense of the word). This would've included, say, Sundogs, Pugwash, Divebomb, Mumblin Deaf Ro, Blotooth(pre-Juno Falls name change), Fresno....loads loads more. But nowadays, not much has happened for the better. Some of them have disbanded, most are probably still together, but hardly any have made any waves. I'm not saying this is a massive failing on their part - they probably lived out their role to the best of their ability - and it was probably the only role they were ever going to have. The only artists that I knew at that time, and who seem to still have their foot on the accelerator, are Delorentos and Tadhg Cooke. They've been growing for years and are still getting bigger and better. It's just a pity the same couldn't be said for more of the artists who kicked things off during (or even before) that independent wave of 2000/2001. Of course, there are loads who have released a debut album/EP in more recent time, maybe late 2003/2004. Someone mentioned Mocrac - I think Cash is King is definitely a fantastic album and wish he had made more of an impact. I could mention lots more, but it'd kinda just make me sad. I think that I, for one, have started to become a little disillusioned. I suppose it was nice back a few years ago to think, however, naively, that all these great bands were going to make it to a certain extent, and I'm pretty gutted now as I realise that this ain't gonna happen. So that's why I've stopped with the lists of potential Irish superstars. It only leads to broken hearts, folks! ;)
Hello Roxy. I do agree with a lot of what you're saying but I think the latest PUGWASH album JOLLITY will propel them out of this land to far greater things and that has always been Thomas Walshs philosophy, he never shyed away from the subject of Ireland's claustrophobic music clique. So don't give up on THEM, this fan hasn't. SJ
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22 Nov 2005 04:50 PM
Im sick of all the dublin-centricness(it can be a word if i make it so) on this board, i suppose its only natural if you are all from Dublin so im chipping in my 2cents for Cork: Fred www.fredtheband.com Stanley Super 800 www.stanleysuper800.com Mick Flannery www.mickflannery.com Cartoon www.cartoon.ie
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23 Nov 2005 07:35 AM
Good stuff Mar, I think the majority of posters here are from Dublin so the conversation tends to focus on local bands - if people from other counties talk up what's going on in their parts we have a fairer picture of what's going on across the country - will check out your links.
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23 Nov 2005 08:36 AM
Super Stanley 800 are great, my big regret is that I never got the chance to catch them live when I was living in Cork. Without fail, every single time they played, I had something on that evening or it clashed with another gig. Waterford band "The Heard" seem quite good too. Only seen them live once about six months ago and heard nothing of them since.
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23 Nov 2005 08:42 AM
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Super Stanley 800 are great, my big regret is that I never got the chance to catch them live when I was living in Cork. Without fail, every single time they played, I had something on that evening or it clashed with another gig.
They played last week in Spirit with Mighty stef,new album should be out by next March or April so keep an eye/ear out
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23 Nov 2005 08:49 AM
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Super Stanley 800 are great, my big regret is that I never got the chance to catch them live when I was living in Cork. Without fail, every single time they played, I had something on that evening or it clashed with another gig.
They played last week in Spirit with Mighty stef,new album should be out by next March or April so keep an eye/ear out
super stanley are AMAZING live - saw them last year and was blown away by them. was really disappointed by their album though - didnt have a quarter of the excitement or craft of the live show. hope the new one will be better as for the dublincentricity of this thread - apologies but the whole think global, act local nature of the interweb comes into play. unfortunately most who post here are based in the capital and hence why most of the bands mentioned are from here for outside the pale tips, did anyone mention The Flaws? Awesome band from Monaghan. And theres a great band from up north called V/Formation who are worth catching.
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23 Nov 2005 07:16 PM
Have been following Pony Club's stuff since a hysterical interview the Cullen lad gave in the Irish Times a while back - his experiences of the music industry would scare the bejesus out of you. But he's stuck to his guns musically and in attitude - fair play. Betamax Format have a ballsiness I like - plus they work hard live and don't seem to have an auto-pilot function. On a more negative note, can anyone point me to one recent SONG by an Irish band or artist that will make my jaw hit the floor due to originality or energy or melody (or gravity)? It's a genuine question... have mouse, will travel in hope and hunger
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23 Nov 2005 07:39 PM
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On a more negative note, can anyone point me to one recent SONG by an Irish band or artist that will make my jaw hit the floor due to originality or energy or melody (or gravity)? It's a genuine question... have mouse, will travel in hope and hunger
may not do damage to your jaw but it did a job on mine... Dry County - Lost Now Channel-1 - Fun Radio ...someone posted a myspace link here for both and i know both songs are there, check 'em out! on the more indie side of things, Panda Kopanda - Letting Go www.myspace.com/pandakopanda splendid!!
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23 Nov 2005 07:43 PM
Panda Kopanda are fantastic. Lost now is good - but rollers/sparkers (same genre) are better. There are a few mp3s on their site.
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23 Nov 2005 07:49 PM
...here's those links: http://www.myspace.com/drycounty05 http://www.myspace.com/channelonesound
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23 Nov 2005 07:56 PM
Thanks dudes! Am on the case - but anything less than severe lockjaw and there'll be killings, y'hear?;)
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23 Nov 2005 08:25 PM
Sniffee - "The Whistle Song" by the Mighty Stef is prettdy damn impressive lyrically, havent had a chance to listen to it on record (if its available) but it really blew me away when i heard it live. He has a song up on CPU called Liars, which is quite good, better live though me thinks. am gonna check out the dry county n channel 1 tunes when i get ze chance
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24 Nov 2005 10:54 AM
Giveamanakick Cartoon Ten Past Seven The Waiting Room Rest Halfset Dwight Delorentos
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24 Nov 2005 10:58 AM
Speaking of CH-1, have they got a single out yet? ....or are they doing an "LCD Soundsystem" on actually releasing something.
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24 Nov 2005 11:20 AM
The single is coming in January as far as I'm aware
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