Tune in this Thursday from 9 to 10pm on 103.2fm when we shall be joined by Hooray for Humans!
The Cork three piece will be kindly playing us through a few tracks from their up-coming debut album Safekeeping, ahead of the release on the 3rd of November in Eamonn Doran’s with support from the might Terrordactyl, Vimanas, Soldiers Take Half, and Duckproof Chimney.
Remember if you can’t listen in live, you can listen live on the interweb.
Until then, check out Signature on Hooray for Humans’ myspace page.
Last Thursday we were joined on the indie hour by Ciaran, Gav, Rob, Andrew and Eimear of Band On An Island.
The five piece told us about their music history to date, about their previous unsuccessful recording experiences, Sega Mega Drives (rubbish!), the Irish music scene, jumping on cars in Newbridge, and what drives them to make music together.
The lads and lady played two live tracks for us, and we heard two tracks from the Triple A-Sided single The Burning Shoulder. It’s more of a short EP really, and it’s available exclusively at Road Records.
Also on this show, we heard Play Drums from Danish outfit A Kid Hereafter, whose set I thoroughly enjoyed at HWCH last weekend. Well, the end of their set anyway. We also heard Harmonic from The Minutes, Bad Shoes by Stagger Lee, and Nialler9 recommended Backed Out on The… from Spirit If… from Broken Social Scene’s Kevin Drew.
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Tune in this Thursday from 9 to 10pm on Dublin City Anna Livia FM, when we will be joined by Band on an Island. They’ll be telling us about their new single The Burning Shoulder getting in to the charts, as well as playing a few live tracks for us and having a bit of a chinwag over a cuppa tea or two.
If you can’t catch us on 103.2fm on your radio, you can listen on-line.
Working Man Super Heroes is what my big sis mis-called Hard Working Class Heroes festival – she also remarked once that she really liked that band The Arcade Monkeys. She’s gas.
HWCH was loads of fun over the weekend. I have to admit to being a bit apprehensive about it all being in the one venue, but it worked out really well. Had a great weekend and am in proper bits now. Have a look at nialler9, UnaRocks and Miss Lili’s pages for run downs and pics. Also check out our own Ian Oliver who took some great snaps over the weekend, such as the one of Danish A Kid Hereafter who I stumbled upon on Saturday of the festival, only caught two songs and was regretting not being there earlier. Hope they come back to Dublin soon.
Also playing over the weekend at the festival were Grand Pocket Orchestra, who joined us last week on the show for a bit of banter and singing through loo roll. Honestly! Bobby Hi-Fi said they were great at hwch, but I have to admit to being a bit enthralled by Cathy Davey, whom I’d never seen before, and didn’t make it to their set. Boo to the indie hour, boo!
On the show last week, Paddy, Peter and Bronwyn came down with bags full of glockenspeils, melodicas and the aforementioned empty loo roll, and played a few tunes for us while giving us the background of Grand Pocket Orchestra. We heard of a drunken holiday somewhere down the country that led to the creation of songs and a new band. We were told tales of mossphere, mohawks and melodicas, and it was all rather fun.
The music on the show was all HWCH bands – we started the show with the awesome Acunamanacana from Stoat, Those Songs from The Terribles, No Bother from Ten Past Seven, Coronation Street from Michael Knight and Nialler9 recommended You Are Welcome in My House by Betamax Format.
So here you are – I’m off to bed with a hwch induced flu. Sniffle.