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Air return to Dublin
If it's glacial Gallic cool you're after, look no further than Air who return to Dublin on February 15 for a show in the Olympia.
The Hot Press Newsdesk, 25 Nov 2003
The visit coincides with the release of Nicolas Godin and Jean-Benoît Dunkel's new album, Talkie Walkie, which is released on January 26 and features 'Venus', 'Run', 'Universal Traveller', 'Mike Mills', 'Surfin' On A Rocket', 'Another Day', 'Alpha Beta Gaga', 'Biological', 'Cherry Blossom Girl' and 'Alone In Kyoto'. The last in the list also graces the soundtrack of Sofia Coppola's new movie, Lost In Translation
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