Quality tuneage is also provided by Auxiliary Phoenix, Action Bronson & Flaming Lips
Despite being close to death's door with the Man 'Flu - you ladies just don't understand! - Free Music Friday has assembled its usual rude health mix of downloads, streams, vids and trailers to beat the onset of the winter blues. The aural equivalent of wrapping yourself in a warm duvet, we've pretty much all musical bases covered...
Two Door Cinema Club treated BBC Radio 1 listeners to this cracking cover of Sia and Kendrick Lamar’s ‘The Greatest’ when they swung by the Live Lounge this week. There was also time for ‘Bad Decisions’, one of the standouts from their brand spanking new Gameshow album, which found Alex Trimble hitting some serious high notes!
The Last Shadow Puppets have dropped a surprise video for their cover of ‘Is This What You Wanted’, the track that opens Leonard Cohen’s classic 1974 New Skin For The Old Ceremony album. It’s taken from Messrs. – and, indeed messers – Turner and Kane’s Dream Synopsis EP, which drops on December 2. Recorded over the course of a day in Hudson, New York’s Future-Past Studio where Lisa Hannigan worked on her At Swim LP, it also features new versions of the Puppets’ ‘Aviation’ and ‘The Dream Synopsis’ plus choice Glaxo Babies and The Falls covers. The timing is pretty damn impeccable with the release today of Laughing Lennie’s You Want It Darker album. Talking of which...
Flaming Lips have debuted ‘The Castle’, the first taster from their Oczy Mlody album, which drops on January 13. It's psychedelic business as usual as Wayne and the chaps indulge in their dextrous, but largely unintelligible wordplay.
Noise Trade want you to meet Brett Newski, a Milwaukee maverick often to be found residing in Saigon who occupies that sweetspot between Beck and Bright Eyes; Before The Breakdown who’ve got a bit of a Californian Florence + The Machine thing going on; Jonny Fritz who’s cut from the same alt. country cloth as Sturgill Simpson, and CLARA-NOVA whose breathy, ethereal pop has us well and truly beguiled.
This week’s seriously bumper crop of streams includes newbies from Aaron Lee Tasjan who sounds like he’s timewarped in from early ‘70s California; the punk and disorderly Mannequin Pussy who get their business done in 17 short, sharp minutes; Lara Downes whose anthology of her piano works makes us feel ever so cultured; UK psychedelic types TOY; Nina Diaz whose day job is fronting Girl In A Coma who are indeed massive Smiths fans, and techno A-Lister Michael Mayer who ropes in such celebrity admirers as Hot Chip, Miss Kittin, Friendly Fires, Hot Chip and The Postal Service.
From the House of NPR also comes this excellent Billy Bragg and Joe Henry Tiny Desk Concert, and Conor Oberst who debuts a trio of treats from his acoustic solo album.
Today finds Alan Partridge hitting the shelves with Nomad, the spin-off book from his critically acclaimed Sky Atlantic Scissored Isle documentary. Following his suspension from North Norfolk Digital for accusing a schoolchild of bestiality, Alan went on an epic road journey with a sizable dog to rediscover the essence of nationhood.Reading below from Nomad, Alan explains why he believes Noel Edmonds to be verging on the Antichrist. His argument is persuasive…
New York-based Irish songstress Sorcha Richardson impresses with new single ‘Ruin Your Night’, which tells a tale of alcohol-related Big Apple woe.
The fab Myles Reilly has shot this live performance video in Berlin for the equally wonderful I Have Tribe.
Kevin Hern Connolly roped in his Mum & Dad and various Midlands locations to shoot this eye-catching vid for 'Lemon Bee' on his phone.
From Carlow (with much love!) comes this jazzy hip hop delight from the Bedroom Experimentalist Also Known As James Strain. Check out the Auxiliary Phoenix Soundcloud for more quality fare including the magnificently titled and incredibly deep 'The Lost Socks Of Stuart Clark'.
He may be 76 but Lisa Hannigan's pal Herbie Hancock shows no signs of slowing down with Brooklyn getting a live jazz hop masterclass the other night from the visiting Chicagoan.
Action Bronson gets to run amok with an axe - Health & Safety here would never have allowed it! - on the promo for the Big Body Bes-assisted 'Durag vs Headband'.
And with that Free Music Friday pops a couple of Strepsils, shoots up a Lemsip and slams a bottle of Lucozade. If the man 'flu doesn't get us we'll be back next week with another action-packed collection of tunes that you can contribute to @stuartclark66
Donald & Nige's appearing together hasn't pleased the NI popstersRead More
We're seriously concerned about Alex Trimble's health...Read More
The big reveal came complete with a new single.Read More
The indie trio are back from a brief hiatus with material from upcoming album.Read More
The Co. Down trio will share their first new music from their upcoming third album.Read More
The Bangor boys are have been busy lately.Read More
They're donating proceeds from the gig to an equality organisationRead More
Tribute band aficionado Colm O'Regan was left wholly disappointed last night, as a date with Tudor Cinema Club instead turned out to be the real thing. But even if the secret-keeping wasn't entirely successful, the gig was nothing short of a triumphRead More
Following singer Alex Trimble's collapse in Seattle Airport, their Latitude and Bournemouth shows will not go ahead.Read More
The boys take it up a notch...Read More
The band have released details of their new EP which will be released on September 27.Read More
The Two Door Cinema Club man wants to share his snaps from the road...Read More
Haim and Two Door Cinema Club, Phoenix ParkRead More
They'll be headlining in Belfast tomorrow.Read More
'Handshake' sees the boys' heads being used as bowling balls..Read More
Thanks to everyone who voted.. the results are in!Read More
The video was shot at the band's recent Dublin O2 showsRead More
The o2 DublinRead More
Farida have built a limited-edition of 25 Sam Halliday Signature Electric Guitar'sRead More
Two Door Cinema Club and Olly Murs are the first acts announced for the May weekender...Read More
Their Limelight show happens the night before that big O2 date.Read More
Two Door Cinema Club and Azealia Banks have just been added to the Scottish festival line-up...Read More
They'll be the very special guests in the O2.Read More
The Mercury winners will support the Northern Irish act this month...Read More
Recording on a Californian mountain top with Jacknife Lee has paid handsome dividends for Two Door Cinema club, with the resulting album, Beacon, storming its way to number one. LA, Azealia Banks, Lady Gaga, Snow Patrol, the Olympics and dressing-room trashing are all on the agenda as Nordy Ireland’s latest chart conquerors shoot the breeze with Stuart Clark.Read More
'Sun' is taken from the boys' chart-topping latest LP...Read More
You have until 6pm to view!Read More
The TDCC man talks about the over-awing experience in the forthcoming issue of Hot Press.Read More
The Academy, DublinRead More
Soul-baring second album contains countless hits-in-waitingRead More
Beacon goes straight to number oneRead More
They plan to kick 2013 off in style.Read More
They're looking for the best new music the island has to offer...Read More
The Cast Of Cheers are the special guests.Read More
The frontman has been discussing how piracy affects his band.Read More
You can download 'Sleep Alone' from 7.30pm.Read More
The Down band have been talking about working on their sophomore effort with Jacknife Lee.Read More
Tom Jones, Madness and Two Door Cinema Club will play the Belfast fest.Read More
The ceremony took place last night.Read More
Two Door Cinema Club in the Hot Press Signing Tent at Oxegen 2011. Can you see yourself in any of the picturesRead More
We've had Two Door Cinema Club and The Vaccines, next - Fox Avenue and Cashier No. 9Read More
Since last we met hook-wielding pop-rock wizards Two Door Cinema Club, they've taken America by storm, bagged the prestigious Choice Prize and flogged the 100,000th copy of their scintillating debut album Tourist History. As a summer of festival dates stretches ahead, Celina Murphy catches up with the busiest boys in Irish rock to talk awards, headline slots and get the skinny on album number two.Read More
We preview Scotland's RockNess festival with Two Door Cinema ClubRead More
The Choice Music Prize-winners are keeping some very good company!Read More
Live @ The Olympia Theatre, DublinRead More
They're helping to Rock The Rabbit with a custom-designed t-shirt.Read More
The Northern rockers have sold over 100,000 copies of debut Tourist HistoryRead More
Northern champions TDCC return to Dublin for a triumphant showRead More
And give their loot to charity!Read More
16/1 outsiders to play acoustic setRead More
Trio up for two awards in yearly bashRead More
A host of free musical delights for your listening pleasure!Read More
There's more to come from the Bangor & Donaghadee boys on Friday.Read More
Bangor-boys-done-good TWO DOOR CINEMA CLUB have managed to squeeze a career's worth of touring and promo into the last six months – which has seen them meet Prince Charles, sell-out two nights in London’s Shepherd’s Bush Empire, flog the 50,000th copy of debut album Tourist History and, for one Cinema Clubber, get the album art tattooed on his chest! Celina Murphy meets the busiest boys in indie to talk magnums and milestones.Read More
Our cover stars Two Door Cinema Club talk about turning 21 in STYLE, their mammoth debut Tourist History, and making small talk with Prince CharlesRead More
This version of Tourist History features new song 'Kids', a bonus disc of remixes plus a 60 minute TDCC documentaryRead More
The Northerners have added an extra March date due to demandRead More
Both Two Door Cinema Club and Tom Baxter announce new datesRead More
Band continue to ride a wave of success.Read More
The Picnic stars are playing Belfast, Dublin & Galway.Read More
It's all yours for the price of an email address!Read More
Festival season in Belfast has already gone well beyond the point of being an embarrassment of riches this year, so why not throw in some of the hottest homegrown talent for good measure!Read More
'Come Back Home' is another great tune sure to be a big hit from the northernersRead More
They've let us have the photographic evidence to prove it!Read More
The second Burning Codes album is imminent, and it’s been worth the wait!Read More
'Undercover Martyn' is coming to a TV set near you soon!Read More
Their spiky dancefloor hit ‘I Can Talk’ is fast becoming this year’s ‘A-Punk’ and they’re about to take their extraordinary live show Stateside, piggybacking with the almighty Phoenix. Given that Kanye West, Daft Punk and Wayne Coyne are already fans, where do Bangor trio Two Door Cinema Club go from here? Celina Murphy catches up with the local boys done good.Read More
You can also pick their debut album up for a bargain price!Read More
There's a big Dublin date to look forward to on March 6.Read More
Their debut album is also ready to drop in February.Read More
The Electro-pop trio from Bangor will play their first headlining Dublin show on Thursday 17 December.Read More
Loved by Latvians and lauded by the music press, Bangor’s Two Door Cinema Club talk skinny dipping, recording sessions and moreRead More