Last night on the show was a little bit sad, as The Lovely Mary Healy has had to say goodbye to the gig guide and the indie hour. Due to work commitments, her visits with us have been less and less frequent, so she decided to knock it on the head all together. I’m sad because she has been a part of the show for two years and she has been a huge help to me. I’ll miss her. Above is Mary, Robotnik and myself in happier times. *sniffle*
We were joined in studio by a rather amused New Amusement. Brian, Darragh and Alan giggled their way through a half hour chat on the indie hour. They told us about their mini album Any Port In A Storm, from which we heard three tracks. They told us about recording the tracks, their energetic live set, and plans for an album later in the year. Keep in touch with them through their myspace to find out when they’ll be playing near you.
We also spoke to Ellie from Heathers, who are releasing their debut album Here, Not There tonight in Eamonn Doran’s in Dublin. I’ll see you down there if you’re going. We had a great chat with Ellie about (among other things) how her and her twin sister Louise started writing together, about going on a US tour with Ghost Mice a week after they finish their Leaving Cert next month, about their writing process, and the possibility of me going back in time and joining their band. The doors for the launch tonight are at 7.30pm, it’s €10 in, and also playing are Reuben Teskey, Hooray for Humans and DJs 2Pac 2Furious. Class.
We started the show with Remember When from Heathers’ debut album Here, Not There, and we finished the show with What’s Your Damage, also taken from Heathers’ debut. Kind of a full circle sort of show.
Nialler9 recommended the Modeselektor remix of TTC & Ghislain Poirier’s track Blazin’. Ghislain Poirier is DJing tonight in Traffic on Abbey St, courtesy of !Kaboogie. Also DJing are Dublin’s PCP and DJ Halfdutch. Check out DJ Halfdutch’s excellent jumpjive, reggae, ska and funk mix she did a while back for State. Perfect for sippin’ a beer in the back garden to. Or walking to work in the rain. Whatever. It’s deadly. Doors are at 10pm tonight and it’s €10. I’ll be heading there after Heathers for sure.
Have a good weekend whatever you’re at – hope you enjoy the podcast.