It’s not just the 17 Irish bands heading to Austin, Texas that will be hoping to make a break in their careers at the annual South by Southwest festival (SXSW) in March. The festival may have started as a music one but it’s the interactive portion that gets equal billing each year with thousands of budding young technologists flocking to the city in an attempt to spread their message, apps or new platforms. And the Irish are in contention on a worldwid stage once again. (more…)
Every Friday, John Meagher reviews a selection of new release albums in Day And Night and every Friday, we’ll publish a Spotify playlist of the albums (where available) so you can listen and judge for yourself.
This week there are two albums in the playlist for your listening pleasure and another from the Youtube. The big album of the week was only a hint in Kevin Shields’ eye last week and after 22 years, it’s finally here. The followup to Loveless is actually here but John Meagher’s review (“a patchy affair”) is a realistic one rather than a glowing one. Have a listen to the album for yourself below.
Also reviewed this week, Tegan & Sara’s Heartthrob (“an unashamedly commercial collection”), Modestep’s Evolution Theory (“a dog’s dinner” of dubstep), Foals’ third album Holy Fire (“their best yet”) and Thao & The Get Down Stay Down’s We The Common (“quirky, keenly
observed songs”) which among others features Joanna Newsom on backing vocals.