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Gavin Glass (with Lisa Hannigan) on Today FM & Eleanor McEvoy on RTE’s Nationwide tonight!

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Howdy folks, please see below for our Media Watch today!

GAVIN GLASS:
Described as ‘quite a triumph’ (Sunday tribune), the ‘impressively plaintive’ (METRO) and ambitious acclaimed Dubliner Gavin Glass is set to release album number three. ‘Myna Birds, has it’s roots planted firmly in the dusty soil of alt country, while maintaining his unique signature blend of Irish Rock & Americana that would ‘do the transatlantic neighbours proud ‘(Irish Times). HOTPRESS describe Glass’ music as- “truly breath-taking”. ********If you can adjust your radio dials today to TODAY FM at 3pm (On TONY FENTONS Show) you will catch Gavin and friends…(Lisa Hannigan, Dara Munnis, Wolftone Bracken) perform 2 songs from his new album. Gavin also plays Whelans on May 27th********

ELEANOR MCEVOY:
From the Baggot Inn basement to gracing the US Top 10 Billboard Charts (‘Precious little’), to Hollywood films such as ‘ABC’s Clueless’ (‘A Glass Unkissed’); Irish Chanteuse Eleanor McEvoy is a globally acclaimed and much celebrated songwriter and composer. In her homeland of Ireland Eleanor is well known as the writer behind ‘A woman’s heart’, the lead track taken from the same titled album that went on to be one ‘the biggest selling Irish albums of all time’. ******Join Eleanor tonight on Nationwide (on RTE 1 at 7pm) as she speaks about Africa day, and her trip to Uganda for Oxfam. Also featured tonight will be her song “Oh Uganda”, taken from her most recent compilation album titled SINGLED OUT*******

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Today: Gavin Glass (with Lisa Hannigan) on Today FM & Eleanor McEvoy on RTE’s Nationwide tonight!

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Howdy folks, please see below for our Media Watch today!

GAVIN GLASS:
Described as ‘quite a triumph’ (Sunday tribune), the ‘impressively plaintive’ (METRO) and ambitious acclaimed Dubliner Gavin Glass is set to release album number three. ‘Myna Birds, has it’s roots planted firmly in the dusty soil of alt country, while maintaining his unique signature blend of Irish Rock & Americana that would ‘do the transatlantic neighbours proud ‘(Irish Times). HOTPRESS describe Glass’ music as- “truly breath-taking”. ********If you can adjust your radio dials today to TODAY FM at 3pm (On TONY FENTONS Show) you will catch Gavin and friends…(Lisa Hannigan, Dara Munnis, Wolftone Bracken) perform 2 songs from his new album. Gavin also plays Whelans on May 27th********

ELEANOR MCEVOY:
From the Baggot Inn basement to gracing the US Top 10 Billboard Charts (‘Precious little’), to Hollywood films such as ‘ABC’s Clueless’ (‘A Glass Unkissed’); Irish Chanteuse Eleanor McEvoy is a globally acclaimed and much celebrated songwriter and composer. In her homeland of Ireland Eleanor is well known as the writer behind ‘A woman’s heart’, the lead track taken from the same titled album that went on to be one ‘the biggest selling Irish albums of all time’. ****** Join Eleanor tonight on Nationwide (on RTE 1 at 7pm) as she speaks about Africa day, and her trip to Uganda for Oxfam. Also featured tonight will be her song “Oh Uganda”, taken from her most recent compilation album titled SINGLED OUT *******

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THE LAST TYCOONS SURPRISE FANS BY THEIR GENEROSITY

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*****VERY EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE THAT***

THE LAST TYCOONS

THE LAST TYCOONS are showing their fans a huge act of generosity and showing love by streaming their album for FREE on their MySpace For a limited time only,

get it while its HOT: MySpace www.myspace.com/thelasttycoonsReleased earlier this year, the album has garnered a warm reception (Hot Press called it a “revelation”) and will be available until June 24 – the day before it is set to be released in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

More news:

JOHN, SHELLY & THE CREATURES– will be appearing as special guests FOR THE DUBLIN CITY SOUL FESTIVAL ON MAY 28TH- which is also the single release date for KILLER.

Be there: MEETING HOUSE SQUARE TEMPLE BAR AT 10PM FRI 28TH MAY- it shall be brilliant.

UNKLE have contributed to the latest Twilight Saga: Eclipse soundtrack.  It’s track 11. ‘With You in My Head [ft. the Black Angels]’.  New album WHERE DID THE NIGHT FALL also made its way to the Irish charts at no.8.

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THE DUBLIN CITY SOUL FESTIVAL: A FREE Festival for the People of Dublin!

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Dublin City Soul Festival ~ On a mission to soothe your soul

A FREE Festival for the People of Dublin

Back with a bang and on a mission to soothe your soul and lift the mood of the nation with their annual feel-great celebration of peace, unity & love the 4th annual Dublin City Soul Festival promises to provide much needed reasons to be cheerful! From Thursday May 27th to Sunday May 30th hundreds of musicians will take to the streets, bars, cafes and public spaces to celebrate all that is good about Ireland.

This year’s unique line up of events includes the popular *‘Rising Stars’ event which will once again see Meeting House Square in the heart of Temple Bar transformed into an urban picnic space from 5pm on Thursday 27th – Saturday 29th of May. While the final line-up is a closely guarded secret, already confirmed are Mob Fandango, Fiach, Jezzebelle, Jupe, Mark Conway and the Ratzingers – and that’s just the Opening Night Party, with special guests yet to be revealed. Admission is free as always and organisers are promising a relaxed, friendly, welcoming atmosphere for one and all.

Organisers were once again overwhelmed by the response from the world’s emerging artists to their Rising Stars search with entries received from; America, Australia, Belize, Canada, Egypt, England, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Kazakhstan, Mexico, Poland, Scotland, Spain and Togo.

Festival Founder and CEO Chris Maher said: “This year’s Dublin City Soul Festival is going to be bigger than ever as top class musicians take to our streets to entertain the people of Dublin. Temple Bar will be buzzing and humming to the sound of Soul music and we hope to fill the streets and provide FREE entertainment for all.

“We are also delighted to have received such a great response again this year from artists around the country and across the globe. We’ve had great fun listening to all the submissions for the Rising Stars element of the Festival and they are now available for the public to enjoy on the events dedicated website www.risingstars.ie where they can, listen, download, share and vote for their particular favourites.”

To celebrate their 4th anniversary in style Dublin City Soul Festival will also be giving three holiday trips of a lifetime to Memphis and one trip to New Orleans away. Members of the public can enter the online draw at www.soul.ie.

The world’s only Soul Picnic will be back again, despite a funding cut from Dublin City Council. Festival founder Chris Maher said; “If I have to cycle everywhere for the next 12 months to help cover the costs I will. Festivals drive tourism and the revenue generated is vital to our economy and the Soul Festival and our showpiece Soul Picnic event attracts a large overseas audience…the show must go on, no matter what.” The Soul Picnic is a free family day featuring six hours of live music in a picnic style and the entire event is broadcast live on 103.2 Dublin City FM.

There’s lots more cool free stuff to see and do including the City Soul Trail – free live music & DJ’s in Dublin’s best bars and venues, an Icons of Soul Photographic exhibition, Secret Soul Parties, Soul Cinema screenings and the ever popular Soul Food Restaurant Trail which will offer people a chance to enjoy some mouth-watering soul food from May 17th in selected venues with the good people at Bridgestone Guides on board to help find Dublin’s Best Soul Food.

Watch out for more reasons to be cheerful coming soon from….

Dublin City Soul Festival ~ a celebration of peace, unity & LOVE’

Thursday May 27th – Sunday May 30th 2010

Soul Festival Weekend Highlights:

  • Thursday May 27th from 5pm – Opening Night Urban Picnic Party @ Meeting House Square, Temple Bar – Free Admission, All Welcome
  • Thursday May 27th from 10pm – Groovalizacion DJ’s present an evening of eclectic Afro Funk, Brazilian Samba & 70’s Blaxploitation anthems at Solas Bar on Wexford Street  – Free Admission, All Welcome
  • Friday May 28th from 5pm – Rising Stars Showcase & Urban Picnic Party @ Meeting House Square, Temple Bar – Free Admission, All Welcome
  • Saturday May 29th from 12pm – Soul Festival DJ’s & Bands on the Gig Rig Stage to launch Point Village Market @ the o2 arena – Free Admission, All Welcome
  • Saturday May 29th from 7pm – Soul Jam Party @ Meeting House Square, Temple Bar – Free Admission, All Welcome
  • Sunday May 30ththe world’s only Soul Picnic – a friends and family affair from 12pm – 6pm in Merrion Square Park and broadcast live on 103.2 Dublin City FM

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For further information please contact:

Chris Maher, Founder and CEO on 087-6031022 or email: chris@soul.ie

www.soul.ie

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NEWS: Unkle song on Twilight soundtrack, Sandi Thom in Whelan’s tonight + more news

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Good Day to all! happy Monday.

Please see below for this weeks music news especially for YOU.

UNKLE

UNKLE: APART from having just released new album WHERE DID THE NIGHT FALL– Unkle have contributed to the new dazzling soundtrack The Twilight Saga: Eclipse soundtrack. Along with the UNKLE track (which is track 11. –UNKLE: ‘With You in My Head [ft. the Black Angels]), there are songs from Muse, The Bravery,Florence and The Machine and Sia. Unkle track ‘Follow me down’ is the new single and is out June 4th taken from WHERE DID THE NIGHT FALL and is clocking up airtime over at RTE 2FM and on various radio waves in Ireland. The album is out now in all good record stores.

SANDI THOM

SANDI THOM: the Scottish Rocker turn Blues queen, plays with full band in Whelan’s of Wexford Street tonight (adm €20)– you can get a slice of the action here: as today is the official release of her new album MERCHANTS & THIEVES: http://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/merchants-and-thieves/id368114913

JOHN, SHELLY & THE CREATURES

John, Shelly & the Creatures– fresh from their critical success of  debut stunner DINOSAUR & Single LONG MAY YOU REIGN, which also featured in the Northern Irish Tv & Cinema ADVERT, the foursome release new single KILLERon May 28th. Their recent TV performances can be viewed here: THE LATE LATE SHOW http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGIghvAKlZg&feature=player_embedded & DAVE FANNINGS 11TH HOUR ON RTE TVhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GTqa-LlJB3o&feature=player_embedded

MORE NEWS on the Good Seed Grapevine:

SUZANNE VEGA returns to Ireland in June for 2 shows (Weds 9 June Kilarney INEC  (BO: 064 6671555) & Thurs 10 June Dublin The Village  (BO: 1890 200 078))  to celebrate the launch of her New album release – CLOSE-UP VOL 1, LOVE SONGS (COOKCD521) (Released June 14). The album is a collection of brand new acoustic versions of her classic love songs. GLOBE TROTTER NIGEL CONNELL is gearing up for a new single release BELIEF for July. he is currently on the road with Daniel O Donnell as his drummer. His own album Nothing left to Say is out now. The Last Tycoons are gathering quite a name for their tremendous Live sets. Tour details are found onwww.myspace.com/thelasttycoons Their self titled debut is out in all record stores now. Uk/Irish Indie band I Am Not Lefthanded will be over in June celebrating the release of their new EP TIME TO LEAVE. New albums & release by Brendan Perry, Ed Harcourt, Delays, Relief, Mugger Dave + more can be found here: NEW RELEASES.

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SANDI THOM performs on TV3’a IRELAND AM

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http://www.tv3.ie/videos.php?video=22417&locID=

SANDI THOM:

The million-selling platinum-selling Scottish troubadour has long since proved the sheer power of her songwriting, with her albums and singles chart-topping adventures. Now, four years after her debut album ‘Smile…It Confuses People’ and the massive hit single ‘I Wish I Was A Punk Rocker’ both raced to the top of the UK charts on the way to combined sales of about 1.5 million worldwide, Sandi’s back with a fresh sound that reflects her real self, and she couldn’t be happier about it.

MERCHANTS & THIEVES is released on May 17th and is launched in Whelan’s Dublin, adm is €20.

more info: www.sandithom.com

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DELAYS & ED HARCOURT- new releases- astounding.

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Hey folks, we have two really astounding albums up for release next month:


ED HARCOURT

ED HARCOURT releases his fifth full studio album LUSTRE on Piano Wolf on June 14th.

LINK: www.edharcourt.com

His first for four years, it’s a dazzling statement of intent and rejuvenation from a singer/songwriter/musician who hasn’t always received the acclaim his gifts deserve. Now a proud father and a much-in-demand writer/producer, he’s delivered a set of songs about birth, love, light and darkness which glistens with genius.

The album was recorded at Bear Creek Studio, just north of Seattle, with co-producer Ryan Hadlock (Blonde Redhead, The Gossip) and mastered by Gavin Lurssen (O Brother, Where Art Thou?) “If my last album was weighed-down, this one is a buoy,” remarks Ed. “It floats. It’s about that gleaming quality – the vitality, the passion – that drives you to keep going and not give up. It poured out of me. I’ve always been ready, but now it’s like nothing I’ve ever felt.”

From the opening euphoria of “Lustre” to the lupine howl of “Heart Of A Wolf”, from the sunny yet subversive Beach Boys pop of “Do As I Say Not As I Do” to the beautiful truths of “Fears Of A Father”, this feels like the finest Ed Harcourt album yet.

Between 2001 and 2006 he released Here Be Monsters (Mercury-nominated), From Every Sphere, Strangers and The Beautiful Lie. Having now parted ways with Heavenly/EMI, worked with many of the biggest and best names in music (from Patti Smith to Mark Linkous, from Paloma Faith to Tom Jones), and started his own studio (Werewolf) and his own label (Piano Wolf), he’s “in a good place, confident and in control.” The first single from the album will be ‘Do As I Say, Not As I Do’.

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DELAYS:

Delays release their fourth album ‘Star Tiger, Star Ariel’ on 21st June 2010, through Lookout Mountain Records, preceded by the debut single ‘Unsung’ on 14th June.

LINKS: www.thedelays.co.uk / www.myspace.com/delays

British indie rock band Delays debut album ‘Faded Seaside Glamour’ was released on Rough Trade Records in 2004, and became one of the most critically acclaimed records of that year. “First band in a decade to lay serious claim to the Stone Roses throne” (The Guardian), “Heavenly pop glory” (Q). Second album ‘You See Colours’ came out in 2006, and saw Delays firmly established on the British music scene.“Shimmering pop perfection” (Q), “Delays soar above.” (NME),You won’t hear a better album all year” (The Sun). ‘Everything’s The Rush’, released through Fiction Records in 2008, took the bands sound in a grander, more cinematic direction, uniting them with legendary producer Youth. Although critically acclaimed – “Pop song mastery uniquely honed to perfection” (The Fly), “This album dazzles with wide-eyed wonder” (NME), “Glistening Pop” (Q)

Determined to strip their sound back, the band found inspiration in their hometown of Southampton and it’s melancholic history. Written as a soundtrack to late night drives through the New Forest and sunrise at the docks, ‘Star Tiger Star Ariel’ truly reflects the bands depth, ambition and integrity.

Brothers Greg and Aaron Gilbert, alongside Colin Fox on bass guitar and Rowly on drums, recorded the album at Rockfield Studios in Monmouth (Queen, Stone Roses) with Duncan Lewis who produced their first hit album. Greg says “The first album sounded like the sun, the second album like a club, ‘Everything’s The Rush’ was a festival, but this album sounds like roots beneath the city shaking the buildings at night. This record is about being lost, and the dream of being found. It is our most personal record, and, more than anything, is a soundscape for our home.”

Delays have sold in excess 300,000 albums worldwide


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UNKLE new album set for release. And its rather Epic…

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UNKLE ANNOUNCE NEW FULL-LENGTH “WHERE DID THE NIGHT FALL”

Available May 10TH 2010 On Surrender All + Follow Me Down (single release June 7th)

LINK: WWW.UNKLE.COM

Critically acclaimed London-based UNKLE announce the release of their fourth-proper full-length record “Where Did The Night Fall” on their label Surrender All on May 10th. The album will feature fourteen tracks recorded over the last year at various locations around the world including the band’s Surrender Sounds studio in London, Ibiza, Melbourne and Los Angeles. To celebrate the release of “Where Did The Night Fall” UNKLE exclusively streamed a new track, Natural Selection(featuring The Black Angels), at SPIN.com. The track is currently available for free download atUNKLE.com as is Caged Bird (featuring Katrina Ford).

UNKLE are well known for their incredible music soundscopes and also as the Maestros that brought music to such well-known media TV advertisements, Series and Films such as: the soundtrack for ‘Top Gear season 1’0, Advertisement for Xbox 360 and the PlayStation 3 gameAssassin’s Creed’, main title theme of ‘The Beach’ (film), soundtrack for ‘Misfits’ (TV series) episode 1, soundtrack for ‘Push’, music for TV Advertisement ‘Teddy Bears Picnic’ (Lucozade). Trailer for ‘Prison Break’ on Channel Five, trailer for The Bourne Ultimatum, Trailer for ‘Spooks TV’ series 6, Trailer for ‘Heroes’ (TV Series) season 1. Trailer for ‘CSI: NY’ on Channel Five, soundtrack for ‘Need For Speed: ProStreet’, the song became an “EA Track’, soundtrack for 2010 film ‘Repo Men’, soundtrack for ‘Grand Theft Auto IV’, soundtrack for ‘MasterChef’, soundtrack for ‘Queer As Folk’(USA) season 5, episode 5s ‘Advertisement for BMW’ and many more title and theme tunes.

Their current album has influences from psychedelic rock to afrobeat and employs live drums, strings and percussion from The Heritage Orchestra. All this, coupled with UNKLE’s trademark electronica is expertly woven and layered to build rich sound-scapes. “Where Did The Night Fall” takes the listener on another exciting musical journey.

Once again we see UNKLE joined by a host of guest vocalists including gravelly voiced legend Mark Lanegan, formerly of Queens of the Stone Age and Screaming Trees; San Francisco psych scene darlings Sleepy Sun; Texan based drone rockers The Black Angels; and Katrina Ford of cabaret punk trio Celebration and long time TV On The Radio collaborator.

Also returning to the fold are tracks with Joel Cadbury, former South frontman; Gavin Clark, formerClayhill frontman; ELLE J of dark folk-rock group Dark Horses; and, Los Angeles based art noise-pop trio Autolux.

UNKLE – Where Did The Night Fall

  1. Nowhere
  2. Follow Me Down (feat Sleepy Sun)
  3. Natural Selection (feat The Black Angels)
  4. Joy Factory (feat Autolux)
  5. The Answer (feat Big In Japan (Baltimore))
  6. On A Wire (feat ELLE J)
  7. Falling Stars (feat Gavin Clark)
  8. Heavy Drug
  9. Caged Bird (feat Katrina Ford)
  10. Ablivion
  11. The Runaway (feat ELLE J)
  12. Ever Rest (feat Joel Cadbury)
  13. The Healing (feat Gavin Clark)
  14. Another Night Out (feat Mark Lanegan)

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