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Creve Coeur – 5th And Incident

Oh boy, do I hate bands that employ flash websites. Nothing is given away unless you perform a lara croftesque form of puzzle cracking, trying to find a bio is akin to learning how to crochet and the effort involved […] 

Scheer – Wish You Were Dead

Derry’s Scheer were characterised by Neal Calderwood’s abrasive guitars and Audrey Gallagher’s distinctly celtic voice. Despite only releasing one album in their lifetime (‘Infliction’) their cult following ensured that ‘And Finally’ was released posthumously in 1999. ‘Wish You Were Dead’ […] 

Belong – October Language

I featured this tune on the theme based on the months of the year but felt it was worth revisiting because it is so unearthly beautiful. The comparisons are straightforward, there ain’t much to peel away because Kevin Shields hand […] 

The Positions – I Need You

If you’re a sucker for juicy brass bits wrapped up in a slice of quirky wonderment then your ears will be aglow at the sound of the Positions ‘I Need You’. Not only is it full of sweeping melodies but […] 

The Sewing Room – Why Did You Sleep With Me Rope For So Long?

With scarcely a sale to their name the Sewing Room threw in their colourfully embroidered towel in 1998. They certainly came from good stock with members having spent their formative years in Hey Paulette and the Stars of Heaven. ‘Why […] 

The Grates – Sukkafish

There is an element of artiness about everything that comes out of the 3-piece that is the Grates. Whether it be the school report styled bio on their website, the slick yet childlike press shots or the interminably cool music […] 

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Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark – Souvenir

That Visage piece got me thinking about other great synth wonders from the 1980’s. Depeche Mode, Erasure and the Human League are certainly up with the best, but in terms of sheer delight that they brought forth OMD are my […] 

Sunny Day Sets Fire – Wilderness

Oh I know the auld line ‘my favourite track of the year’ gets bandied about like confetti but there is nothing else to describe this wonderful tune from Sunny Day Sets Fire. Its original members met while working as ushers […] 

The Forms – Blackmetal Sunday

The Forms are the natural descendants of In Motion with their seamless tapestry of vocals, chomping bass, wispy drumming and gliding chords. Their debut album was produced by Steve Albini, no less, and boasts 10 tracks that segue into each […] 

In Motion – Five And Twenty Thousand Days

As spirited and downright melodic as anything to ever have come out of Labrador In Motion were a short lived Dublin band led by Alan Kelly. Signed to the legendary Dead Elvis label they only ever released one album ‘The […] 

The Information – A Simple Plan

The information are a Boston 6-piece with an eye for ear candy. Imagine if one of those anthemic allstars could take off their seatbelts and again play it like nobody in a stripped suit was looking over their shoulders then […] 

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