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04 Oct 2006 11:04 AM
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Here's 14; Butterfly Explosion Crayonsmith The Star Department The Terribles Sickboy Glenwash Agitated Radio Pilot Mirakil Whip TwinKranes Patrick Freyne & His Bad Intentions The Ruby Taillights Groom The Hollows Stagger Lee ...dunno if any of em'd fit in with Faction's commercial agenda however.
Faction has no real commercial agenda. It's a springboard label. Selling the record is to pay for it,do a tour, break even and do another. Haven't heard of a few of these are they all on myspace would also be interested to hear which tracks you think are best.
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04 Oct 2006 11:21 AM
I see. Sounds very noble! I'd say they're all on Myspace, aye. Check 'em out, these are what I'd reckon are their strongest tiúns. Butterfly Explosion - Car Park Crayonsmith - Lock-in The Star Department - Flickering Lights The Terribles - Those Songs Sickboy - The Atune Glenwash - Bring It On A.R.P. - Your Turn to go it Alone Mirakil Whip - Yossarian Lives TwinKranes - Plateau P.Freyne - On the Trail Ruby Taillights - Switch Groom - Codebreakers The Hollows - Eventually Stagger Lee - Misery River
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04 Oct 2006 11:23 AM
I was at the Ruby Sessions about 6 months ago and one of the guys playing was introduced as "ex-angels of mons" so either he left or they've split.
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04 Oct 2006 12:19 PM
cool, i wonder if they will get the meteor for "most prince like comeback as different name but nobody cares" category and then they'll get to meet Mr Mark Cagney from tv3 the "celebrity presenter"....ah.... the first choice idea is a great concept and will hopefully get a big push this year...
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04 Oct 2006 03:33 PM
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Here's 14; Butterfly Explosion Crayonsmith The Star Department The Terribles Sickboy Glenwash Agitated Radio Pilot Mirakil Whip TwinKranes Patrick Freyne & His Bad Intentions The Ruby Taillights Groom The Hollows Stagger Lee ...dunno if any of em'd fit in with Faction's commercial agenda however.
Faction has no real commercial agenda. It's a springboard label. Selling the record is to pay for it,do a tour, break even and do another. Haven't heard of a few of these are they all on myspace would also be interested to hear which tracks you think are best.
HOLD ON A SECOND HERE! will cluas get a credit for all this FREE a&r work? Whats the connection between the last Faction album and Universal Ireland? Is there a similar connection for this forthcoming album? are bands managed or handled by Lupus more likely to get on the compilation? make sure STAGGER LEE are on it - Stagger Lee are the coolest band in the land, especially the bassist. or is it the singer?
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04 Oct 2006 06:24 PM
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HOLD ON A SECOND HERE! will cluas get a credit for all this FREE a&r work?
The credit ? Hell no. The brickbats ? Hell yes.
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04 Oct 2006 10:19 PM
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I've not read this thread, so sorry to be jumping in now. Not that my knowledge of unsigned/independent/DIY Irish bands is encyclopaedic, but to my mind what differentiates a band like the Hollows from some others mentioned here (thinking of the Immediate or whoever) is that they're writers - poets. I think maybe that gets overlooked or seen as silly or whatever in an environment of striving for a modern, commercial, indie sound, but I really think that's the reason someone will cherish a record, the way something lasting is made, and it's where (again to my mind) many Irish bands fall down. I don't think it's really something that can be remedied - you have something to say or you don't. It's one of the reasons I've stuck with the Frames for so long, actually, against growing commonsense - they had something to say about the world, about people. They had a writer with effortless sincerity. (Had being the sad part). So to a certain extent, I find the whole 'promising', 'exciting live band' thing a bit ephemeral, or missing the point maybe. Alternative isn't just the guitar sound..
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05 Oct 2006 11:48 AM
HOLD ON A SECOND HERE! will cluas get a credit for all this FREE a&r work? Whats the connection between the last Faction album and Universal Ireland? Is there a similar connection for this forthcoming album? are bands managed or handled by Lupus more likely to get on the compilation? make sure STAGGER LEE are on it - Stagger Lee are the coolest band in the land, especially the bassist. or is it the singer? It's the guitarist
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05 Oct 2006 12:58 PM
jeeze....give these bands a bit of time. Lot of bands getting signed in ireland atm....seems to be becoming a kinda tester market for the UK....which feels a little strange. bit of cash.......few song...few friends...bit of know how....BOOM....ya've got yourself an album. don't ya think? PIER NINETEEN www.myspace.com/p19
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05 Oct 2006 05:58 PM
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Butterfly Explosion - Car Park Crayonsmith - Lock-in The Star Department - Flickering Lights The Terribles - Those Songs Sickboy - The Atune Glenwash - Bring It On A.R.P. - Your Turn to go it Alone Mirakil Whip - Yossarian Lives TwinKranes - Plateau P.Freyne - On the Trail Ruby Taillights - Switch Groom - Codebreakers The Hollows - Eventually Stagger Lee - Misery River
had a listen. thought the sickboy and the stagger lee songs were quite good, but kinda generic. (no offence to either band). i thought a lot of the rest were quite poor to be honest. (couldn't listen to twin kranes or p.freyne) surely these bands aren't the best ireland to offer? perhaps there are more songs? have no hesitation in recommending! Gar
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05 Oct 2006 06:00 PM
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Originally posted by Pilchard make sure STAGGER LEE are on it - Stagger Lee are the coolest band in the land, especially the bassist. or is it the singer?
there is a lot of hot air on this thread about stagger lee... are there members of the band on this board?
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06 Oct 2006 06:55 AM
shame you couldnt listen to twin cranes, saw them support hybrasil a couple of months ago, great stuff. three guys, and lots of colourful noise....drummer/vocalist looks alot like a young jimmy saville/chris tarrant...brilliant stuff
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06 Oct 2006 07:26 AM
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Originally posted by Pilchard make sure STAGGER LEE are on it - Stagger Lee are the coolest band in the land, especially the bassist. or is it the singer?
there is a lot of hot air on this thread about stagger lee... are there members of the band on this board?
hahah yeah - just a bit o friendly banter! Twinkranes are excellent - try give them a listen Also Channel One the best thing to do - considering its just around the corner - would be to check out as many bands at HWCH - see them in action n all that.
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06 Oct 2006 10:46 AM
defo, should be a good un, simple kid playing it this year as far as i am aware?? anyone know who the annual "special" guest/s is/are?
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06 Oct 2006 10:49 AM
PEACHES is playing - thats the one that caught my attention the most!
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06 Oct 2006 11:30 AM
aye im looking forward to peaches too, gotta s**tload of bands i want to see, but gonna miss saturday, which,like, totally sucks.
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07 Oct 2006 11:49 AM
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Originally posted by hearty surely these bands aren't the best ireland to offer? perhaps there are more songs? have no hesitation in recommending! Gar
I'm not an expert on Irish music at all, having ignored it for years due to the putrid stench off most of what I did hear (Bell X1, Paddy Casey, The Frames, Mundy et al), but there are definitely a few gems around, most of them on micro-labels well below the radar of the average consumer in this country. It could be that there is no upcoming Irish band/artist at the moment who is mindblowingly good/developed enough and will succeed in doing well abroad, but IMO there are a few dark horses with a lot of potential. I suppose all they can do is keep plugging away.
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07 Oct 2006 06:43 PM
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Here's 14; Butterfly Explosion Crayonsmith The Star Department The Terribles Sickboy Glenwash (cough) Agitated Radio Pilot Mirakil Whip TwinKranes Patrick Freyne & His Bad Intentions The Ruby Taillights Groom The Hollows Stagger Lee ...dunno if any of em'd fit in with Faction's commercial agenda however.
I think The Butterfly Explosion recordings are very good, especially if you like your MBV. Seen Crayonsmith and Star Department at The Boom Boom Room a little while ago and both were excellent. Twinkranes had dodgy sound when I saw them but there's defo something there. Really like some of Ruby Taillights, The Hollows & Glenwash recordings and will catch them live ASAP. Lookin forward to seeing Patrick Freynes soon too, he used to be with NPB & El Diablio i hear...hmmm. Alot of those recordings mentioned are fairly lo-fi/shoegaze stuff. If you're not into that stuff then you mightn't get it. Ditto, if you just have a quick listen, you're probably not gone to get it.
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07 Oct 2006 08:43 PM
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Here's 14; Butterfly Explosion Crayonsmith The Star Department The Terribles Sickboy Glenwash Agitated Radio Pilot Mirakil Whip TwinKranes Patrick Freyne & His Bad Intentions The Ruby Taillights Groom The Hollows Stagger Lee ...dunno if any of em'd fit in with Faction's commercial agenda however.
Faction has no real commercial agenda. It's a springboard label. Selling the record is to pay for it,do a tour, break even and do another. Haven't heard of a few of these are they all on myspace would also be interested to hear which tracks you think are best.
HOLD ON A SECOND HERE! will cluas get a credit for all this FREE a&r work? Whats the connection between the last Faction album and Universal Ireland? Is there a similar connection for this forthcoming album? are bands managed or handled by Lupus more likely to get on the compilation? make sure STAGGER LEE are on it - Stagger Lee are the coolest band in the land, especially the bassist. or is it the singer?
Universal distributed the album for us could have been Warners or an independant or whoever. It would be great if they agreed to do it again. Lupus only manages Director The Marshals Gavin Friday and Michael Beinhorn so no unless in the process of putting the record together we find something we love and want to work on it's not so much to do with the Management company.
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09 Oct 2006 09:49 AM
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PEACHES is playing - thats the one that caught my attention the most!
B, is this true? 'Cause I was told this last night and then told 'twas in jest..please say it's truuuuue? X
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