Dublin duo Analogue Wave brought their magic bag of noise to RTE's Studio 8 for a session for Dan late last year. Their album 'N.L.G. W.V' mixes all sorts of sounds to create something quite hypnotic; Dub Electro might just work as a loose description. The duo (Andy & Del) call in influences "Everything from Blues to Techno." What they come up with manages to stay outside any particular trend.
He's been in seminal acts like Husker Du and Sugar, and his solo career has brought us some special music too. Bob Mould's latest album 'Beauty & Ruin' may just be his best. Considering what he has released over the years, that's quite something.
There's always a danger that any band can get it wrong in their second album, especially when their debut was so good. Should we have ever heals doubts about Sleep Thieves? Certainly not! 'You want the night' is a brilliant collage of sounds; one which will serve them well in 2014 and beyond. There's no doubt that this is a contender for Irish album of the year.
The Northern Drones have been knocking out albums at a rate that is hard to keep up with. Do they know something we don't know? Is the apocalypse around the corner? On the menu is a wall of guitar noise drenched in psychedelic. 'Psychic Waves' may not win them an Oscar, but it's an album that you should certainly take note of, and enjoy.
The Dublin band had relocated to Berlin to record this album. Their debut album ‘Tremors’ had received a lot of attention, but they’d parted company with their Record label. ‘Kingdom Of Ghosts’ is the sound of a band with a point to prove. To say that they succeeded in proving that point would be an understatement!
R.E.M. – ‘What’s The Frequency Kenneth?’
C2C - 'Down The Road'
Death In Vegas (Feat: Iggy Pop) - 'Aisha'
Adebisi Shank – ‘Big Unit’
The Hormones - 'This Is The Sound'
We Cut Corners - 'YKK'
Lizzo - 'Batches & Cookies'
E.S.G. - 'Dance'
Mansun - 'The Chad Who Loved Me’
Tucan – ‘A It Was’
Soulsavers (Feat: Mark Lanegan) – ‘Kingdoms Of Rain’
Avi Buffalo - 'So What’
Avi Buffalo - 'Remember Last Time'
Sigur Ros – ‘Festival’
Sleep Thieves - 'You want The Night’
Depeche Mode – ‘Never Let Me Down Again’
Tomas Barfod – ‘Busy Baby’
Analogue Wave – ‘Narko Dub’ (Session – 2013)
Aimee Mann – ‘That’s Just What You Are’
Humanzi – ‘Straight Lines’
Tool – ‘Stinkfist’
The Northern Drones – ‘Earth Walker’
Deltron 3030 – ‘Nobody Can’
Cut Chemist (Feat: Edan & Mr Lif) – ‘Storm’
Analogue Wave – ‘Shine’ (Session - 2013)
Patti Smith – ‘Land – Horses/Land Of A Thousand Dances...’
Pixies – ‘Greens & Blues’
KRB – ‘Exhale’
Ben Kahn - 'Youth’
Bran Van 3000 – ‘Drinkin’ In LA’
A House – ‘I’ll Always Be Grateful’
Bob Mould – ‘Five In The City’
Sugar – ‘If I Can’t Change Your Mind’
Kate’s Party – ‘Picture Me’
Ratatat – ‘Alps’
Sebastian Tellier – ‘La Ritournelle’
Analogue wave – ‘Crawl’ (Session – 2013)
Dead Horse 1 – ‘I Love My Man’
Girl Band – ‘Second One’
Girl Band – ‘Lawman’