Category Archives: CD Review

Making friends with Enemies

We’ve Been Talking is the eagerly anticipated debut album from Wicklow post-rockers Enemies. The album was officially launched last Friday the 11th June at Whelans but us sneaky Corkonians gone and grabbed ourselves a preview last Thursday when the quartet rocked the … Continue reading

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Matt Stevens – Ghost

If you search the name Matt Stevens in hypemachine a single track is all that is offered, ‘Spencer Park’, from Steven’s debut LP Echo. The track, worthy of far more than the meagre 15 hearts it currently boasts, is a multi-layered, atmospheric celebration … Continue reading

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In a Nutshell

  It’s all too easy to fall out of the habit of updating this when things genuinely worth time and attention, such as exams, come along. As my date with destiny looms I’ve decided to take an intermission from the books to … Continue reading

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Frightened Rabbit – The Winter of Mixed Drinks

The Winter of Mixed Drinks looks set to be the album that launches Frightened Rabbit to the level of recognition they have long deserved. Despite gaining some recognition stateside upon the release of 2008’s Midnight Organ Fight, the band never really became … Continue reading

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Chew Lips – Unicorn

  Unicorn is the debut album of electronic trio, Chew Lips. The 10 tracks serve up a brand of low-fi electropop sure to gain the South-Londoners much attention in 2010. Fronted by charismatic singer “Tigs”, the band have drawn comparisons to the likes of … Continue reading

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Album of the Decade-Bon Iver, For Emma Forever Ago

It’s not an enjoyable process, trying to nail down what you think is the best album of the decade. It’s a drawn out, tedious ordeal. Some albums had that instant, ‘slap-in-the-face amazing’ effect but grew tiresome to some degree while … Continue reading

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Angles – Dan Le Sac vs. Scroobius Pip

I first came across this duo on the release their debut single Thou shall always killin 2006. Immediately Pip’s unique vocal style coupled with his inspirational lyrical content stood out. The pair were previously solo artists, Le Sac a laptop … Continue reading

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