- 03 Oct 14
Free Music Friday is in Limerick for the Guinness Amplify festivities and having a fine time of it too.
Inbetween all that lovely free live music, we’ve gathered together an equally lovely collection of free tunes, trailers and videos to keep you rocking, bopping, jiving, head banging, twerking, pogoing, body popping or whatever else your musical predilection may be.
Peter who? Libertines what? Carl Barat and new outfit The Jackals make a delightfully funky noise on ace debut single ‘Glory Days’, which they absolutely insist you have for free. Be rude not to, wouldn’t it?
Here’s a look at the trailer for the ace looking Life After Death From Above 1979 documentary, which gets its Vimeo On Demand release on October 7. Fingers crossed that somebody here gives it a big screen outing.
We’re also hearing good things about No Cameras Allowed, an MTV doc featuring serial festival-crasher Marcus Harney who is a backstage security person’s worst nightmare.
The lovely We Cut Corners boys are offering a free live EP in return for signing up to their [link]www.delphilabel.com/the-downloads/wecutcorners[/link] mailing-list. An offer that’s darn impossible to refuse!
To the streams now and [link]3voor12.vpro.nl/luisterpaal/albums.html[/link] has the latest from King Tuff, Sandeman, The Rural Advantage, Fixkes, The Barr Brothers, The Growlers, The Juan MacLean and psychedelic agit-krautrockers King Champion Sounds; Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn, Ex Hex, Foxygen, Godflesh, A Winged Victory For The Sullen, Trent Reznor & Atticus Rose, John Luther Adams and Electric Youth are hanging out at [link]npr.org/series/98679384/first-listen[/link]; the usual geographical niceties apply, but depending on where you and your device are [link]albumstreams.com[/link] can sort you out with Homeshake, Amos The Transparent, Iceage, Johnny Marr, Yacht Club, Grace Weber, Caribou, Weezer, Milo Green, Allo Darlin’ and Nocturnal Poisoning, and [link]www.nytimes.com/interactive/arts/music/pressplay.html?_r=3&[/link] has Black Star Elephant, the debut album from wantonly eclectic Norwegian duo Nico & Vinz.
Having done her Guinness Amplify thing in Dundalk a fortnight ago, Ellie Goulding performed this sublime cover of Kodaline’s ‘All I Want’.
She was passing the baton over to the Dubliners who did the special guest honours with London Grammar and Dan Croll last Sunday in Galway. Indeed, we have the photos to prove it elsewhere on [link]hotpress.com[/link]…
Luan Parle has recorded a fundraising single for Amnesty International’s Justice For The People Of Gaza campaign, which is accompanied by this moving video. Do your good deed for the day by following the instructions at the end of the ‘Mercy Cry’ clip.
With a Gavin Glass-produced EP also in the can, she hits the road for shows Upstairs @ Whelan’s, Dublin (October 18); Cleere’s, Kilkenny (14); Hugh Lynch’s, Tullamore (21); Sirius Arts Centre, Cobh (22); Upstairs @ Roisin Dubh, Galway (28); McCarthy’s, Dingle (29); The Castle Inn, Newcastle (December 6) and Arts Centre, Wexford (January 23).
Meanwhile, the Heartbeat organisation which aims to bring Palestine and Israeli people together through music has its cause trumpeted by Eddie Vedder who’s giving them all the money from his iTunes cover of Mr. Lennon’s ‘Imagine’.
Mixtape of the Week goes to Young Thug, Rich Homie Quan and Birdman whose Rich Gang: The Tour, Part 1 is a suitably in yer’ face affair. Bag yourself a copy at [link]www.livemixtapes.com/mixtapes/30095/young-thug-rich-homie-quan-birdman-rich-gang-the-tour-part-1.html[/link]
With no new Iron & Wine, Bright Eyes or Badly Drawn Boy release on the immediate horizon let us point you in the direction of California by way of Texas combo Willodean and their Lonesome Indie Roots sampler. Admitted fans of all three we’d love to cop an eyeful of them live.
Alt. folkers meanwhile will love Seasons, the latest EP from Boise, Idaho’s Hollow Wood who are probably sick of the Lumineers comparisons, but they are apt.
London dance poppers Cymbals were in impressive form when they dropped by KEXP Seattle t’other day for an old seisún.
Free Music Friday’s fave vid this week comes from Fear Of Men, a Brighton dream pop outfit with a pop heart but a dark, dark soul and who also happened to be in Washington State recently.
And with that we put on our walking shoes and return to the streets of Limerick for more Guinness Amplification. In the meantime keep those links coming to @stuartclark66