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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.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

The Holy Roman Army



Continuing with Irish themed day (it's been a pretty green few weeks in reality!), I can thank the ever wonderful nialler9 for introducing me to the Holy Roman Army.

A Carlow born brother-sister duo, the Holy Roman Army recently released the Desecrations EP, a 5 track cover album available for free download (I'll post the link at the end of the article!)

It is a unique blend of synth-pop, post-punk and electronica. Their remarkable debut album, How The Light Gets In, was released last year to widespread critical praise. I didn't come across them until this EP release, drawn in by the creative reworking of tracks by Bon Iver, the Pixies and more. A real treat, check them out!

http://www.myspace.com/theholyromanarmy

Download Desecrations and it's glorious versions of Wave of Mutilation, Speed to My Side, Skinny Love, Not At Home and Here either individually or as a whole via: http://theholyromanarmy.bandcamp.com/
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