October 30, 2008 at 11:31 am (The Show)

Gary Moutpiece and his lucky jocks.  Bananas?

Last Thursday we were joined on the indie hour by Gary and Derek Moutpiece, who told us everything there is to know about the 26 minute audio wake-me-up that is their debut album.  And they did so with only a sprinkling of expletives used.  It was a fun show, and you’ll enjoy the interview as well as the tunes methinks.

We started the show with a track called 16tuns by Irish dubstep artist 16Hz (I got the name really wrong on the show – sorry) and we listened to Daedelus’ For Withered Friends.  We also spoke to Rob from The Kybosh and listened to the lead single from their mini-album Until We Are Lost.

At the end of the show we spoke to Laura from Hat’s Off about their night last Friday in The Morrison Hotel.  We finished up the show with Rhodes / Bells / Vibes from Halfset’s album Another Way Of Being There.

I’m taking a night off from the show tonight as I’m a bit poorly.  The Moshpit will be on from 9 to 11pm this evening so tune in for the best in rock and metal.

Without further ado – below is the mp3 for your downloading pleasure.


Moutpiece Thursday 23 October

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Tonight and tomorrow night…

October 23, 2008 at 12:46 pm (The Show)

As I said in the post below, there’s loads to be at this weekend.   Apart from DEAF, The Hat’s Off folks will be in The Morrison Hotel tomorrow night for an evening with a difference.  This night with a difference includes free cocktails.  Now that’s recession chic.  Do tune in later on this evening to find out more about the night as we will be talking to one of the organisers and giving away a pair of tickets.  Huzzah!

Also on the show, which you will find at 103.2 Dublin City FM between 9 and 10pm, we will be talking to Rob from The Kybosh, and we’ll be joined in the studio by the inimitable Gary from Moutpiece.

Here’s Gary Moutpiece in action with Stella.


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October 23, 2008 at 12:37 pm (The Show)

There’s lots to be doing this weekend what with the seventh annual DEAF festival. Have a look here for the full line-up and details of workshops and whatnot. You can download the mp3 below of last week’s show when we were joined by DEAF’s Karen Walshe and Sunil Sharpe who will be part of the DEAF Junior workshops. I’m going to be heading down to the !Kaboogie workshop on Sunday in Anseo to learn myself some beat-making.

We were joined on the latter part of the show by Sunken Foal aka Dunk Murphy, who played a few tracks from his debut album Fallen Arches. From the album, which was released on 29th of September on influential Planet Mu label, we heard Can’t Fuck The Moonlight, On Platinum Rays and Triplehorn.

To celebrate this weekend’s DEAF festival, we have a few tickets to give away. First of all, we have a pair for the opening night with Nurse With Wound tonight in Andrew’s Lane Theatre. Send me an email before 4pm today to the address at the top right of the blog if you’d like to go.

We also have a pair of tickets for tomorrow night’s Vicar Street show with Channel One and M83. I’ve seen both bands before. Both are ace. This is going to be a good one. Again, send me an email to the top address and I’ll throw a pair of tickets your way.

Enjoy the mp3!


DEAF Special and Sunken Foal Thursday 16th October

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Orphan Code

October 17, 2008 at 4:19 pm (The Show)

Last Thursday the 9th October, we were very happy to be joined by Rob from Orphan Code, to talk about the band’s pending single No Armour as well as their debut album Inside the Optimist, which is to be released in the New Year.

We also spoke to Ben from NoDisko, who told us all about the indie club every Friday in The Academy of Abbey Street.  We gave away a bundle of tickets to some very happy indie kids last week to the club, and we’re very happy to say that we’ll be giving away two passes for the NoDisko club every week on the show from now on.  Thank you NoDisko for that!

Apart from all the chat, we did of course listen to some pretty quality music.  Click on the mp3 link to have a listen for yourself!


Orphan Code Thursday 9th October

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DEAF Special tonight

October 16, 2008 at 4:51 pm (The Show) ()

Do tune in this evening when we will be having a bit of a DEAF special between 9 and 10pm on Dublin City 103.2 FM.

We will be talking to the folks behind the Dublin Electronic Arts Festival as well as electonic artist Sunken Foal and DJ Sunil Sharpe about what the festival means to them.

The mp3 of the show (and the mp3 of last week’s show) will be up shortly enough on this very blog if you won’t be near a radio tonight.

Until then…

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October 7, 2008 at 4:37 pm (The Show) ()

We were joined by one of my favourite Irish acts and indeed favourite interviewees last Thursday on the show. Last year, RSAG aka Jeremy, wowed us by an unusual take on the live radio performance. This year he joined us again to talk about the release of Organic Sampler – yet another top quality album released in Ireland in 2008. It’s been some year for Irish music. Bring on this year’s Choice!

We talked to Jeremy about the one man band deal, the bonus disc on the album, about recording the album in a room in Kilkenny and about his incredible live show. We listened to It Over, Moving Images, Moon Moving Oceans, Days Go By, and Bad Seed from Organic Sampler.

RSAG will be playing this Friday 10th of October in Andrew’s Lane Theatre at the launch of Super Extra Bonus Party’s remix album. That’s going to be a brilliant night – click here for the line-up.

If you can’t make this Friday, the official launch for Organic Sampler is on 19th of October in Whelan’s and is a measly €5 in. RSAG is not to be missed live – if you haven’t seen him yet, be sure to make at least one if not both of these gigs!

We started the show with Another Way of Being There, the title track from Halfset’s album. We also listened to A Good Book by Lovvers, who were brought over from the UK by Skinny Wolves to play in Dublin last weekend.

We also spoke to Richie !Kaboogie about the excellent new K!Club, which takes place every other Thursday downstairs in Thomas Read’s of Dame Street and is completely free. We finished the show with Poison Dart by The Bug featuring Warrior Queen.

Here you have it then – enjoy!


RSAG Thursday 2nd October

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Skinny Wolves and Halfset…

October 7, 2008 at 4:20 pm (The Show)

Over a week ago, on Thursday the 25th of September, we did our last double Indie Hour(s).  We’re back to our one hour format, broadcasting from 9 to 10pm on 103.2 Dublin City FM.

Below is the mp3 from the 25th of September, when we were joined by Peter and Jaime from Skinny Wolves and Steve from Halfset.

Skinny Wolves told us about their label/promotions/art collective empire and shared with us some great tunes from various bands that they’re bringing over in the coming month.  From their label or gig stable we listened to Telepathe’s Devil’s Trident, Scrape and Peel from The Creeping Nobodies, Mercury by Mahjongg, Mirror Rim by Effi Briest and Going South by Indian Jewellry.

We were also very pleased indeed to have a chance to play Cap Pas Cap’s up-coming single We Are Men.  Cap Pas Cap will be in Hideaway House next Sunday the 13th of October, so head down to Deansgrange for that one.

Check out the Skinny Wolves site for all the up-coming gig and label releases.  They’re busy folks, that’s for sure.

For the last part of the show, we were joined by Steve from Halfset and played through a number of tunes from their stunning second album Another Way of Being There. We listened to At This Moment, A Place to Stay, Desire Lines, Salmon, Work and the title track.  We talked about the process of writing and recording the album, as well as about the bonus DVD disc which features a short film to go along with each track on the album.

I’ve had the pleasure to get stuck into the album, and indeed the DVD, since the show and have to say it’s another one for the Best Of…end of year list things.  It’s truly stunning.  The films help the listener to get more involved in the songs and really compliments the album as a whole.  I was told their launch gig at The Sugar Club on the 27th of September was a great success, with a packed house and a great performance.   The album was released last Friday 3rd of October and is available in all decent record shops.  I can’t recommend it enough.  You’ll love it.  You can have a listen to quite a few of the tracks to hear for yourself just by downloading the below mp3.

Also heard on this show were You Me by Adebisi Shank – their launch gig at The Boom Boom Room on the 26th September for the album was amaaaaaaazing.  I lost one of my earrings.  Hardcore, wha?  We also listened to Lumpy Dough from Fight Like Apes who I heard played a predictably brilliant gig in Whelan’s on the same night as The Shank.  We also listened to Stick It To Your Line by RSAG, who joined us last week on the show, the mp3 of which will be up on the blog shortly.

And so, here it is, hope you enjoy.


Thursday 25th September Skinny Wolves and Halfset

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RSAG tonight…

October 2, 2008 at 5:21 pm (The Show) ()

Rarely Seen Above Ground on the indie hour July 2007 by Ian Oliver

Do tune in tonight at 9pm on 103.2 Dublin City FM when we will be joined by the rather wonderful Rarely Seen Above Ground to talk about his debut album Organic Sampler.

Sorry for the delay of the last week’s podcast, I had that bug that everyone has at the moment.  It’s been a barrel of laughs.  Last week’s show with Halfset and Skinny wolves was a good one so it’ll be up here asap.

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