Archive for March, 2010

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Seeping Into Cinemas- Dour Hour

March 14, 2010

A wonderful tune for a Sunday morning from Seeping Into Cinemas– low key vocals with subtle guitar, drums and keyboard to ease you into the day. Directed by Killian Broderick and featuring the striking Maya, the video is as much a pleasure on the eyes as the tune is on the ears…

Dour Hour

You can get the single on iTunes and while there are no gigs listed on their MySpace, they are popping up now and again around Dublin so keep your eyes peeled.   Betamax Format (who’s members comprise part of Seeping Into Cinemas) is also popping back up now and again on the gig circuit so keep them doubly peeled…sounds painful but worth catching them both!

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Boca Chica- Valentine

March 13, 2010

After melting my heart with a Christmas tune- Boca Chica is back with the  5 track ep Valentine that leaves the heart in a puddle again.  It was released in time for Valentines Day…but I was never one for one particular day devoted to amour- why have the same day as everybody else when you could have your very own special day devoted to affairs of the heart?  With 5 tunes of Hallie Pritts delightful vocals and superb instrumentation from the band there is no better way to occupy your ears on whichever day you choose!

Lake Erie kicks it off with a banjo start and strings that mesh well with the vocals and Pins And Needles has a low key start with building instruments and great syncopated work between banjo plucking and drums.   Valentine keeps it more subtle with guitars and drums and Like Sheep In The Knight have mostly French vocals for some ooh-la-la flair.   The Hourglass Waltz is definitely the standout track for me- perfect harmonies with subtle banjo, xylophone and drums- what really makes the tune so good though is the sampling and electro sounds used towards the end- lovely stuff!

The Hourglass Waltz

To get the full ep head over to Indiecater and for €2.50 you can have these tunes echoing in your ears for every special day you want to make your own Valentines!

For more Boca Chica goodness check back here in a month for a collaborative track from Eardrumspop!

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The Riptide Movement- Alive Inside

March 7, 2010
Back from their tour of France, The Riptide Movement, one of the busiest gigging groups I know, will be having some gigs to showcase their new tunes from the forthcoming album Hot Tramp.  If you haven’t come across their tunes before you should check out their MySpace to stream a few from their previous album What About The Tip Jars??
Dates- catch them if you can!

For a taste of what to expect check out the zombietastic video for

Alive Inside…

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Villagers- Becoming A Jackal

March 7, 2010

Becoming A Jackal is a new tune from the forthcoming album from Villagers and a stunner it is- directed by Ferry Gouw it is not just an audio treat but a visual one as well.

Becoming A Jackal

The single will be available on 7″ with the track Twenty-Seven Strangers on April 17th (Record Store Day) and both will be available for download on April 26th.

Always good to hear Conors voice and if you want to drown your ears with it you can get Hollow Kind from Road Records or checkout their songs on Breakingtunes or MySpace.