Tuesday, March 16, 2010
After the mighty coup of sealing a Dinosaur Jr/Built to Spill double-bill, Galway continues to fly the flag for the oft-neglected west: there's more mouth-watering shows lined up in May. Previously announced for Whelans, Philadelphian shoegazers A Sunny Day in Glasgow will also be dropping into Roisin Dubh on May 17th. Real Estate will also bring their psychedelic sun-kissed jams to the same venue on the 11th, the night after their show in Crawdaddy.
Monday, March 15, 2010
Australian electro-poppers Cut Copy return to these shores on July 20 with a show in Dublin's Button Factory. They've been busy recording a third album, which should see release later this year.
Carlow electronica merchants The Holy Roman Army impressed many with last year's debut album How the Light Gets In, and they've now followed it up with an EP of cover versions, the self-deprecatingly-titled Desecrations. On it they tackle Rollerskate Skinny's classic 'Speed to My Side', Bon Iver's 'Skinny Love', the Pixies' 'Wave of Mutilation', Pavement's 'Here' and Peter Broderick's 'Not At Home'. The EP is available to download for free from http://theholyromanarmy.bandcamp.com/ . They'll also play support to Yes Cadets upstairs in Whelans next Friday.