Monthly Archives: February 2011

March is the Month ;)

This March looks set to be the most prolific month in music thus far for 2011, and here’s just a few reasons why…

New Album Releases

The Vaccines– What Did You Expect From The Vaccines?

Release Date: March 14th

Get the physical copy for Euro 9.99 from I don’t like clichés but it has to be said that this is perhaps the most highly anticipated indie album of the year, and rightly so. What Did You Expect Form The Vaccines? has it all; from the simple sound of track number 7, Post Break-up Sex sporting lyrics that we can all relate to…Anthem anyone? to the fast paced punk-pop trash of (ra ra ra) Wrecking Bar.

I don’t think there is need to prattle on, have a listen and make up your own minds! Stand out track: Blow It Up Here’s the guys performing the track on Jools Holland back in November 2010

Elbow– Build a Rocket Boys

Release Date: March 7th The follow-up album to the 2008 Mercury Award winning The Seldom Seen Kid, Build a Rocket Boys has perhaps a more somber feel but all the same it looks set for similar success.

The Strokes– Angles

Release Date: March 21st Yay, they’re finally back with one serious return to form. The Strokes have managed to encapsulate the sound that originally made them stand out from the rest as a class of their own. Think a mash-up of Is This It sprinkled with some Room on Fire flavouring and we got ourselves a sure-fire cracker…

The Strokes spent most of last year headlining major festivals including Australia’s Splendour in the Grass, where the New Yorker’s caused a ramming crowd frenzy…before hitting the safety of the studios at the end of 2010.

Here’s a little sneak peek of The Strokes at their very best

Primal Scream– Screamadelica (20th Anniversary Edition)

Release Date: March 14th I literally don’t know any early nineties music lover who does not own a copy of this psychedelic indie dance classic…This album suits almost any mood or time of day, If you were heading out on the town, perfect. Winding down from a night on the town even more perfect.

For you younger music fans out there that didn’t get to enjoy this musical masterpiece the first time I can’t recommend it enough…have a listen and see for yourself

Must See Gigs

The Olympia

February 28th (Tonight) Plan B

Monday March 14th Iron and Wine

Friday March 18th/Saturday 19th Two Door Cinema Club

Friday March 18th (11.30pm) Mumford & Sons

The Academy

Wednesday March 16th 2 Many DJ’s

Friday March 25th The Vaccines Gig of the Month

Vicar Street

Thursday March 3rd The Choice Music Prize– featuring performances from O Emperor, Fight Like Apes, The Villagers, Adebisi Shank to name but a few

Friday March 4th The Decemberists

Wednesday March 30th The Frames

The O2

Thursday March 31st Elbow

Way to mix it up Suede!


Who’s Your ‘One to Watch in 2011’…I know who mine is!

The Vaccines

Hailing from London this talented anthemic (Yes I said it, ‘anthemic’ four piece have been buzzing around the London scene for all of a few months.

I first caught sight of this band back in November last, on yes where else but the great Jools Holland show. They proceeded to capture the audience with a trio of indie delight’s including, ‘If Ya Wanna’, ‘Wreckin’ Bar’ and ‘Blow It Up’ any of which could catapult the Vaccines into the hearts any lyrical appreciative body out there.

Indeed have a listen for yourself…

So if you look out for only one band this year make sure it’s The Vaccines…

The Vaccines release their much talked about debut album, ‘What Did You Expect From The Vaccines’ on the 14th of March…and what’s more they play The Academy, Dublin on Friday March 25th, now there’s one I cannot wait for 😉

Thursdays Track

Again another one of my favourite gigs of 2010, The National at The Olympia…

Here’s a right cracker for a chilly Thursday evening when all you wanna do is snuggle up by the fire and listen to a few good tunes with someone who appreciates lyrical genius at it’s best….

Listen to the lyrics in The National’s ‘Apartment Story’ from the Ohio trio’s 2007 work of art, ‘The Boxer’ and dream of the perfect duvet day…..

Tuesday’s Tune

Today’s alphabetical band/ tune of the day

It’s a feelgood tune from those Northern lads Two Door Cinema Club who I had the pleasure of seeing back in December…

The talented trio are  currently touring the World with their biggest production yet…good luck guys