Wednesday, December 17, 2014

The Stars Are Underground

On 29 December 2014 at the Grand Social, 35 Lower Liffey St. Dublin Ireland there will be a gathering of middle aged indie rockers and diy punkers celebrating Irish independant music from the 1990s. See the facebook event for more details.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Venus Envy - four to the floor

By their second EP original bassist Bella had left to go live in California.

four to the floor

Venus Envy - the age you're at

Venus Envy was Maura Horan, Alan Murphy, Eugene Ryder and Bella. They released two EPs, this is the first and it's on Hunter S. Records. After the band finished up Alan went on to drum in The Great Western Squares, and Maura released electronic music mostly under the name Americhord. This line up are working together again after a twenty year gap and have just released an album. They are now called Hi Beats Lo, their new recordings are available here.

good idea

Anodyne - ultramack 005

Breakbeaty heavy electronics from Decal's Ultramack label. Anodyne is Colin Cloughley. This album came out in 1996 and was followed up with some compilation appearances, some remixes, and a handful of live appearance that often resulted in blown PA.s. There a great interview by Stephen Rennicks here. Not much else was heard from Mr. Cloughley until 2010 when he returned with a new album "Corrosion" and also a remix EP, on Psychonavigation. He seems to be back in business.

 get dubbed up

Tension - I only like you when I'm drunk

Another great Dirt Records release from 1995. Tension was Michael Mullen, Ross Neville and Ger Murphy who had previously been in Wheel and Not Our World. I think Ross and Michael went on to play in Low-Life with Pat Clafferty of Mexican Pets. They released a vinyl EP called "So You Say" which has one extra track that's not on this album. There's also some unreleased tracks on These Auld tapes here and here.

get tense

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Amusment - and after optimism

Amusement was James Eadie. He was in Into Paradise and then I think at some stage he mixed live sound or played keyboards with The Idiots.


Monday, December 27, 2010

Deep Burial - Ultramack 007 - Blood Samples

Melodramatic instrumental hip hop from mid '90s Dublin. Deep Burial released a split 12 inch with Decal and then went on to release this full album. Tim from Deep Burial is currently part of the excellent doom dub folk duo Melodica Deathship.

gimme that wine