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An Irish based alternative music blog. Music news, gigs, live reviews, album reviews... You'll find them here. If you want anything featured or removed, please shout. I hope you'll discover something new to love on this little experiment of mine. Currently editing the Music Section of the UCC Express and contributing to Motley magazine on campus, as well as writing for PopCultureMonster and 4FortyFour. Always looking for new projects so please get in touch if interested. Thanks for reading.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Chemical Brothers & Crystal Castles

Not together unfortunately. That would be a sight to behold! Two seperate stories here, pushed into the same post 'cos I'm in a little bit of a rush!

Crystal Castles Return With New Single & Tour

Since bursting onto the scene in 2008, Crystal Castles have become quite the cult act. They have a huge following all over the world, no less here in Ireland. Their live shows in particular are exciting. They return with a new 12" single Doe Deer which is going to be a Record Store Day exclusive limited to just 500 copies so I doubt any will hit this side of the Atlantic unfortunately. However they have announced a number of tour dates (None in Ireland yet, though I'm expecting either Oxegen or the Picnic, as well as perhaps one or two gigs in the country)

They will play:

04-03 Toronto, Ontario - Twist Art Gallery
04-12 Los Angeles, CA - Echoplex
04-14 New York, NY - Irving Plaza
04-17 Lisbon, Portugal - Coliseum
04-20 London, England - Heaven
04-22 Berlin, Germany - Ritter Butzke
04-23 Amsterdam, Netherlands - Trouw
04-24 Brussels, Belgium - Botanique Orangerie
04-26 Paris, France - Nouveau Casino
04-27 Zurich, Switzerland - Rosthoflager
04-28 Milan, Italy - Magazzini Generali
04-30 Murcia, Spain - La Fica Estrella LaVenta 404 Festival
07-11 Novi Sad, Serbia - Exit Festival
07-31 Emmaboda, Sweden - Emmaboda Festival

Reading & Leeds can be added to that list too.

Chemical Brothers Return With New Album

Veteran British dance act the Chemical Brothers return with album number 7 in June (the 8th in America, 7th in the UK and 4th in Ireland) It will be called Further. The 8 track record will be accompanied by individual music videos for each track. They are rumoured to be doing the festival scene this summer, though no Irish dates are announced yet.

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