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May 5, 2008 at 5:48 pm (The Show) (, , )

Robotnik by Ian Oliver

Yeeps!  This has been the laziest of blog postings yet.  As those of you on the emerald isle will surely agree, when our three days of summer finally arrive the last place you want to be is in front of a PC.  I am a bit sunburnt after the weekend and man, does it feel good.

Okay, so sunbathing doesn’t really excuse the late posting of our Robotnik interview from Thursday 24th of April, but I tried.

Robotnik a.k.a. Chris Morrin is probably our most regular guest visitor, as I think he’s been on the show about four or five times in our four years of broadcasting on Dublin City Fm.  He came on to talk about his debut album Pleasant Square, for which there will be an album launch party upstairs in Whelan’s this Saturday the 10th of May.

On the show, we listened to Puddlestarter and People Walk Away, Chris played a live version of I Found Jesus in The Year 2027, and we had a bit of a chat about stalkers, Amy Winehouse making tea, leaping from the singer-songwriter world in to the electronic world like an elastic band, and the bold move of putting 15 tracks on to a debut album.

Also on the show, we spoke to Simon from Hefty Horse about the So Cow gig in Anseo of Camden Street last Sunday  27th of April.  Hefty Horse have quite a few gigs upstairs in Anseo on the gig calender, so head to their myspace for details of who will be playing.  We listened to Casablanca from So Cow’s These Truly Are End Times.  I haven’t heard his new album I’m Siding With My Captors yet, but will report back when I do!

We started the show with The Vowels Part 2 from Why?s Alopecia album.  I saw Why? down in Andrew’s Lane Theatre a few weeks back, and as nialler and Thrill Pier said, it was one of the best gigs so far this year.  I know it’s only just May but it was great.  If you haven’t heard Alopecia yet, get a copy asap.  I haven’t heard their older album Elephant Eyelash but I intend to get my teeth (or should that be ears?) stuck into it shortly.

Nialler9 recommended Lykke Li’s Little Bit – check out nialler’s blog for the live performance of the track on Jools Holland’s Later programme.

We also spoke to Sorcha from pop punksters The Amazing Few about the release of their Russian Girls single, with which we finished the show.

And here it is for download.  Hope you enjoy it, and see you down in Whelan’s this Saturday 10th of May for the release of Robotnik’s Pleasant Square album!


Robotnik Thursday 24th April 2008

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