New little Boots track::: Motorway

I am very pleased to tell you that you can now pre-order Little Boots second studio album Nocturnes digitally from iTunes .

You can  download the opening track from the album, Motorway, for free directly from www.littlebootsmusic.co.uk

 

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Before The Ghosts and Monorail::: The Roundy 14/02/13

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Its the most romantic night of the year dontcha know. What better way to spend Hallmark day than in the company of Eugene O’Callaghan & Dave O’Keeffe A.K.A Before The Ghosts and Monorail.

Monorail got things ticking over nicely before Eugene and co. took to the stage. They belted out several standards with gusto but the highlight of the night was a belting cover of Hipsters anthem ‘wake up’ by Arcade Fire. The band captured the euphoria of the choon perfectly and they really got the audience on their toes.

It was the perfect antidote to the cloying dinner for two attitude that generally dominates this night and I for one will be getting my greasy mits on a copy of of their album ‘Maps’. You’ve been told, now do likewise

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The Ghost of Piramida::: Screenings

http://www.theghostofpiramida.com/host-a-screening/

Efterklang and Andreas Koefoed welcome you to host your own screening of The Ghost of Piramida.

The rules for Private-Public Screenings are very simple.

  • The screenings need to have free entrance
  • The screenings need to be public.
  • The screenings need to have a minimum capacity of 5 people
  • The screenings need to be verified by Efterklang & Andreas Koefoed and only screenings that are featured on http://www.theghostofpiramida.com are official Private-Public Screenings

In other words as long as entrance is free and it is an open event (as capacity permits) the Private-Public Screenings can take place in your home, at a café, in a school auditorium or any place you can think of.

The Private-Public Screenings will run for 6 weeks – February 8th to March 24th 2013. The screenings are private because they are hosted by private people and public because the screenings are official and open to anyone – hence the namePrivate-Public Screenings.

The Private-Public Screening project was invented and developed in 2011 by Efterklang and Vincent Moon for their collaborative film An Island. The Private-Public Screenings is an attempt at creating a free and inspiring distribution method for film.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iel9NAfjwAs

John Blek O’Connor & Seamus Fogarty::: Plugd Records 8/2/13

 

The Vinyl and the Record shelves were cleared off the floor on a Friday night in Plugd for a lovely little gig that was put together by the ever knowledgeable G-Man.  Serious credit to the G-Man for putting together a proper little treat for leeside music aficionados. There was a real camped in someone’s living room feel to proceedings and the crowd present were given a real treat from start to finish.

 

John Blek O’Connor of John Blek and the rats kicked things off and his one man and a guitar set dealt with loss and addiction in equal measure. People were entranced by his relaxed and engaging stage manner and his all too brief set list passed along at a decidedly pleasant pace.  Then came halftime and instead of oranges this reviewer continued with the lovely Czech lager on offer downstairs. The strength and quality of what was on offer led to much banter. This culminated with the mother of all mix-ups when a bathroom based Hansard bashing session ended up with John thinking we were slagging him off. Thankfully confusion didn’t reign and we were able to chuckle about the real enemy of music, namely Glen Hansard. But anyways, I digress.

 

Seamus Fogarty took to the stage for the second half of the show and he quickly dispensed with the PA and sat himself amongst the crowd and delivered a shortish set that was low on bombast but high on charm and intimacy. There was chatting aplenty between numbers and Seamus really endeared himself to his audience. Toe tapping and clapping was evident in abundance throughout his show and things drew to a close all too quickly. All in all a delightful evening that showcased two differing but equally engaging talents. Those present on the night got to enjoy a gig that really was a little bit special.