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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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R.I.P Gerry Ryan, you will be missed.

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We have just learned at 2pm today that legendary Irish broadcaster Gerry Ryan has been found dead in his Leeson Street apartment from a suspected heart attack after he failed to show up for his radio show this morning.

Ryan (53) failed to show up this morning for the 2fm radio show he has presented since 1988. The cause of death is unknown at present. Gardaí are investigating but foul play is not suspected. Ryan was consistently one of RTÉ’s most popular presenters, and will be a massive loss to Irish Radio.

All the staff at Good Seed PR wish to extend their condolences to his family and friends and to all his faithful listeners and to the staff in RTE on this very sad time.

How awfully tragic and sad.

In our prayers Gerry,

All the gang in GSPR xxxx

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Eleanor McEvoy in protest on Irish Railway

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ELEANOR MCEVOY  is helping the campaign against rail-line closure.

The cover of Eleanor McEvoy’s Yola album and the title of one of its songs ‘Isn’t It A Little Late?’ are being used to spearhead a public protest campaign against the planned closure of the Rosslare-Waterford train service.

The cover of Yola was shot on Bridgetown railway station, which is one of the stations that won’t be served by any train if the closure goes ahead. The station building, which can be seen with a guitar-wielding McEvoy standing beside it, has already been demolished.

A ‘Save The Rosslare to Waterford Rail Line’ Facebook page has also been launched at http://bit.ly/bsVkhQ

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OCEAN COLOUR SCENE ANNOUNCED FOR OXEGEN

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OCEAN COLOUR SCENE WILL BE BACK THIS SUMMER!

Sunday, 11th July 2010, on the Main Stage AT OXEGEN FESTIVAL.

New acts announced: BELL X1 / DOVES / EDITORS SCOUTING FOR GIRLS / OCEAN COLOUR SCENE/ KATE NASH / ECHO AND THE BUNNYMEN THE COURTEENERS / JOSHUA RADIN / AIRBOURNE THE CORONAS / REPUBLIC OF LOOSE / THE MIDDLE EAST


Tickets available from
www.oxegen.ie,
Www.tickmaster.ie
Www.mcd.ie
Or Telephone: 0818 719 300
Or from All Ticketmaster outlets Nationwide.

BAND WEBSITE: WWW.OCEANCOLOURSCENE.COM

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MEG HUTCHINSON- WHELAN’S- TONIGHT.

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MEG HUTCHINSON||the living side – May 28th

Called a “master of introspective ballads” (Performing Songwriter), award-winning acoustic songwriter Meg Hutchinson brings a poet’s sensibility to everyday scenes, painting a vivid picture of the way America lives today, giving us her most political and personal album to date – THE LIVING SIDE.  Upon its initial release the Album reached #8 on iTunes Singer-Songwriter chart, #5 on Amazon Hot New Folk Albums and is currently #32 on the BILLBOARD Folk Chart (Climbing)

Meg Hutchinson takes us on a musical journey deep within her life, where we see our own lives reflected back at us. Turning her poet’s eye toward these uncertain times with that same honest, closely observed perspective from which she charts her most intimate songs, she asks the questions that plague all of us. “I think of this album as a conversation,” Hutchinson says. “These songs are full of questions, and I’ve tried to leave space for the listeners to answer.”

Hutchinson’s songs begin with vivid, naturalistic images, of apple orchards and trailer parks, stark factory towns and the Statue of Liberty. But she is guiding us to more intimate places, exploring how we feel in this time of fast and frightening change. Whether singing about technology, billion dollar bailouts or global warming, Meg Hutchinson makes these big issues personal by showing how they affect our everyday lives. She goes beyond the casual observation of current events and explores the emotion behind the experiences, bringing the characters’ inner lives out into the open, as is evident in the tracks “Being Happy” and “Gatekeeper.”

These songs were brought to life with the help of veteran producer Crit Harmon (Lori McKenna, Mary Gauthier, Martin Sexton), who worked with Hutchinson on her last critically acclaimed album COME UP FULL. Keeping Hutchinson’s vocals at the center of the recording, Harmon brought in some of New England’s best and busiest session players including Kevin Barry (guitars), Richard Gates (bass), and Brad Hatfield (keyboards, string arrangements). With moody wurlitzer and lush strings, THE LIVING SIDE is cinematic and hopeful – a hypnotic musical ourney that takes on new emotional meaning with every listen and encourages us to choose the living side.

Links:

http://www.meghutchinson.com

http://www.myspace.com/meghutchinson

http://www.facebook.com/meghutchinson

Irish Shows:

April 27th – Whelans, Dublin:

April 29th – The Spirit Store, Dubdalk – Guest to Declan O’Rourke

April 30th – Outlaw Club @ McHughs Basement, Belfast – Fringe of the CQAF

May 1st – Hook Head Light house festival, Wexford

May 2nd – Vantastival, Co.Louth

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