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Johnny normal brings Adam and the Ants album new life, and it reciprocates.

Johnny normal brings Adam and the Ants album new life, and it reciprocates.

Ryan McBride May 16, 2016 0

Adam and the Ants’ 1980 album Kings of the Wild Frontier was a big success at time of release; it reached number 1 in the UK album chart and spawned three hit singles; ‘Kings

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La Morgue – Art follows life for Gabriel Paschal Blake, For Foresters frontman

La Morgue – Art follows life for Gabriel Paschal Blake, For Foresters frontman

Ryan McBride May 13, 2016 0

Calling a song ‘La Morgue’ tells you that it’s not a song for parties; but the story behind it is worth telling for a party piece. Gabriel Paschal Blake penned the song for his band

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Frankie Lee – ‘Where Do We Belong’

Frankie Lee – ‘Where Do We Belong’

Ryan McBride February 6, 2016 0

A topless woman sporting bad-ass sunglasses on the back of a Harley Davidson holding up the American flag as it billows behind them. It’s like some sort of sick American fantasy that would make

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Interview With Ripley Johnson Of ‘Moon Duo’

Interview With Ripley Johnson Of ‘Moon Duo’

Ryan McBride April 29, 2015 0

Ripley Johnson is the frontman for San Francisco psychedelic rock pair Moon Duo. He is also the guitarist in the band Wooden Shjips. Moon Duo have had their song sleepwalker featured in Grand Theft Auto V. Where are

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They Might Be Giants – John Flansburgh Interview

They Might Be Giants – John Flansburgh Interview

Ryan McBride April 28, 2015 1

John Flansburgh is the guitarist for legendary American band ‘They Might Be Giants’. He spoke to me about what he’s learned in his time on the road, his own musical taste, the band’s Dial-a-song innovation,

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They Might Be Giants – ‘Glean’ Album Review

They Might Be Giants – ‘Glean’ Album Review

Ryan McBride April 25, 2015 1

An issue of the Village Voice in 1986 Manhattan could’ve been considered one of many mind expanding substances at the time – some might’ve called it a gateway. A review of Drood on Broadway,

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Bell X1 announce Acoustic Tour

Bell X1 announce Acoustic Tour

Ryan McBride April 25, 2015 0

Irish band Bell X1 have announced an acoustic tour of Ireland and this October. The tour will feature a staggering 18 gigs in just 31 days, between the first and the 31st of October. It

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The Stunning Named For Bulmers Live at Leopardstown

The Stunning Named For Bulmers Live at Leopardstown

Ryan McBride April 11, 2015 0

THE STUNNING have been announced for Bulmers Live’s August 6th date at Leopardstown. After a hiatus, they’re back by popular demand. Their debut album ‘Paradise in The Picturehouse’ topped the Irish Charts for five

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Basement Jaxx and Kodaline join Indiependence headliners

Basement Jaxx and Kodaline join Indiependence headliners

Ryan McBride April 10, 2015 0

BASEMENT JAXX and KODALINE joined the headline acts for the Indiependence Music and Arts festival taking place from July 31 to August 2. They bolster an INDIE15 lineup that sees the likes of ASH,

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‘Hesitation Makes’ – Art Nikels

‘Hesitation Makes’ – Art Nikels

Ryan McBride March 18, 2015 0

‘Hesitation Makes‘ begins as the name suggests, hesitantly. Peeling slugs from stones, with radiant waves, like echoes of an underwater earthquake a thousand miles away. The waves continuously approach with more urgency. Art Nikels are a San Francisco

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