Amy McGarrigle


Festival Sound Clash!!!

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ATL | 15:35 UK time, Thursday, 19 May 2011

I'm off to sunny (hopefully) Barcelona next week to go to the ever 'Pitchfork-esque' indie hipster fest that is Primavera. Big acts like The National, Simian Mobile Disco, Interpol, PJ Harvey, and The Flaming Lips will play along more underground, left of centre acts. In the run up to the festival, I made the customary 'festival playlist' with some of my favourites and tracks from new acts I haven’t heard of before. That traditional playlist lead me to find the Finnish group, Rubik.

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Amy's Fresh Meet: Hooded Fang

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ATL | 15:39 UK time, Tuesday, 9 November 2010

Hooded Fang


Hooded Fang have been bubbling under the indie pop surface since releasing their first EP in 2008. But the Canadians only just grabbed my attention with their debut album, 'Hooded Fang Album'. It came out last month and it's part of that shambolic, loose guitar pop that has become so popular in the last couple years, but it has subtle layers bringing fairly simple song structures to more atmospheric places.

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Amy's Fresh Meet: Halves

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ATL | 15:43 UK time, Wednesday, 27 October 2010


Halves - album cover for 'It Goes, It Goes (Forever and Ever)'


Ok Ok...I haven’t wrote a ‘fresh meet’ feature in a loooong time. I’ve been too busy listening to the shear amount of Irish material that’s been released in the last few months. So what better way to start back than to (further) introduce you to an old Irish favourite, Halves.

A band ATL have previously given heavy rotation, their debut album ‘It Goes, It Goes (Forever & Ever)’ is finally about to arrive (Oct 29th) and it see’s the Dublin troupe truly move into a whole other sphere.

Their brand of electronic tinged, string layered post rock is reminiscent of Icelandic pop experimentalists Múm, with the soft & sombre moments of Danish outfit Efterklang and of course some of the more traditional post rock stylings of Mogwai.

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