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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.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

New Villagers' video, and more!


I came across the new video by Conor O'Brien (that's Villagers to the rest of us!) on the ever reliable Nialler9 this week. Entitled "Becoming A Jackal", it is due to hit stores on a limited edition 7" vinyl on April 17th - Record Store Day. It is a gorgeous song, similar to the work we've already heard from this project.

As of yet I have not managed to catch Conor live yet, though I have been informed that this song was always among the standout tracks of the live set, alongside "The Meaning of the Ritual".

Villagers are currently in the midst of an extensive tour that sees them play a number of gigs at SXSW in Austin, Texas in the coming weeks, before returning to Ireland to support Wild Beasts.

Check out "Becoming A Jackal" below.

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Continuing with the Irish theme of today's posts, I would urge you to cast your gaze towards At Last An Atlas, a Dublin project by Greg O'Brien. On February 5th, this guy released his full length solo debut - From Which We Were Raised, following a split release with Paul O'Reilly last year called Ships Leaving. The highlight of this split release was the stunning "Eimear Hush". A beautiful, lo-fi folk track with electronic undertones - very Postal Service.

Below I have posted the track "Heaven Knows" taken from the full length release, From Which We Were Raised It is another gorgeous electronic, folk track. I can't recommend this guy highly enough.

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