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Anna's Anchor - Everybody's Welcome

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Marty Ryan is back with his latest Anna’s Anchor opus which he launches in Dolan’s this Friday, find out what we think of it.

Ever since his early musical forays with his previous band Going 90 Marty Ryan has been ever present on the Limerick scene, delivering his own particular blend of ever maturing emo rock but also nurturing many emerging talents with his involvement in the Thomond Sessions & DIY LK.

‘Everyone’s Welcome’ is his third album release as Anna’s Anchor and is easily his most personal and accomplished collection of songs to date. The record was recorded and written in an isolated cottage in Castletown Bere, West Cork with Mike Gavin (from Windings) co-producing the album, additional percussion by rising DIY-superstar-producer Bob Cooper in Leeds, with mixing carried out by John Goodmanson from Seattle who’s worked with the likes of Death Cab for Cutie and Soundgarden amongst others.

It’s an approach that works brilliantly and has resulted in a top quality record which is massive leap forward on all levels for Anna’s Anchor, building on those fine previous releases.

Album opener Executive Summary is a subtle beginning to proceedings which sees the first appearance of Clare O’Brien (from Randolf and the Crokers) on backing vocals on a track that erupts with a crescendo of a finale promising that “you’ll be happy with moments of happiness”.

8 Hours in Stansted was literally written in the airport during a testing long layover with the result proving to be a fruitful use of Ryan’s time really kicking the album into high gear with oodles of energy which will have you yearning for a moshpit.

The ominous opening chords of White Washed Corridor hint at what’s to come, it’s a song that sees Ryan addressing a subject all too prevalent in Ireland society - alcoholism in the family, the impact of coming to terms with that and dealing with the resultant personal fallout. It’s a deeply effective track that will resonate with many.

Vibrant rocker Precautionary is a real standout, benefiting again from the accompanying vocals of O’Brien for the anthemic chorus. It’s got real crowd pleaser potential with a driven finale that satisfies completely.

Johnny Cash Was a Punk was written after a visit to the legendary Sun Studios in Memphis, it’s a beautiful layered tracked reflecting on a heavy schedule of touring experience and all that entails.

Summer Camp is an excellent upbeat track that is hugely infectious and is another track that really desires to be experienced live.

The album concludes with a pair of more melancholic tracks - the luxurious slow build of For The Parish which leads to an epic anthem and the sparsely low-fi Appendix ABC bring the album to a hugely satisfying conclusion.

On his third album Ryan has recorded a classy album that perfectly marries his passions and musical talent whilst wrestling with his personal demons and frustrations. With ‘Everybody’s Welcome’ he has provided the listener with a varied collection of songs that rewards repeated listens and demand to be heard live.

Anna’s Anchor play the Kasbah Social Club this Friday, September 29th with Chewing Tin Foil and King Pallas, get your tickets now.

Do you want to be Cured ?

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It's safe to say that The Cure are a hugely influential band and massively popular in this country since they first hit the charts back in the early 80's.

Earlier this year they celebrated the fact that it is 40 years since Robert Smith, Lol Tolhurst & Michael Dempsey first played together as Easy Cure in Crawley, a name thankfully they quickly changed to The Cure.

This landmark anniversary was celebrated in London with a number of concerts & events and Dolan's will pay it's own tribute to The Cure this Saturday when the acclaimed Fire in Cairo play in the Kasbah Social Club.

So in order to get you in the mood for that you can enjoy Cure8ted a special 8radio.com show which celebrates 40 years of great Cure music - so sit back and enjoy Robert Smith and The Cure !!

 

 

It's Electric Picnic time!

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The summer is almost over but there is still time for one last party and it's going to be some weekend down in Stradbally for this year's Electric Picnic.

As ever there is a wide range of fun and entertainment on offer apart from the music, but it's music that we are all about here and we've put together 90 minutes of some of the very best Irish acts that are playing over the weekend.

Of course we make no apologies for being a little biased and including the fine acts that will be representing Shannonside at Electric Picnic this year. There is whenyoung who's reputation has been ever growing this year, up and coming electro maestro Proper Micro NV, the highly polished Warsaw Radio and the not be missed acerbic Post Punk Podge & The Technohippies who plays twice during the weekend.

There's plenty of past & future visitors to Dolans performing to including Paddy Hanna, Montauk Hotel, Fontaines DC, David Kitt & Le Galaxie who will be making a return to the warehouse this autumn.

So to all of you heading to Electric Picnic have a great time, mind each other and we'll see you all when you get back!

Sounds from a Green World Podcast #605

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The latest edition of the Sounds from a Green World podcast is available for your listening pleasure right now.

This week's edition features recent visitors to Dolans Delerentos in our Evolution of an Artist slot, we've brand new music from Hilary Woods, Cathy Davey, Talos & God is an Astronaut along with tunes from local acts Zombie Picnic & Inner City Radio.

Our Album of the Month for May is the crackin' debut LP from Brand New Friend 'Seatbelt for Aeroplanes' and we've heaps more Irish music with a few classics from the vault thrown in for good measure.

And dont forget that 8radio.com has returned to the FM airwaves of Limerick and its surrounds, we will be broadcasting on Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays on 105.5FM in Limerick during May and June 2018. And don't worry if you are travelling during the weekend we will also be broadcasting on 105.2FM in Dublin, 106.7FM in Cork and 87.7FM in Galway

Programming will continue on-line and on-demand as usual 24 hours a day, 7 days a week via 8Radio.com and on our bespoke mobile device applications. Download the 8Radio.com app from @AppStore or @GooglePlay and that way you’ll have deadly tunes on tap! You can also listen via Windows phones, games consoles & smart TVs via the @tunein app.

Sounds from a Green World sponsored by Dolans is broadcast live on 8radio.com every Saturday from 8am and on Wednesday night from 9pm. 

 

 

Bell X1 - Live at King John's Castle

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Twenty years on the road is a hell of of a long time for any Irish band to stay going strong, therefore it's only right that Bell X1 celebrate that landmark achievement in style and where better to do that than in King John Castle as part of Limerick’s Riverfest festivities. 

What marks out tonight’s headliners is not only their longevity but the fact that they have continually evolved, producing high quality & varied albums throughout their career. And tracks from all of their seven studio albums feature on tonight’s setlist along with a couple of surprise renditions.

As you would expect the night is full of fan favourites with the band getting the crowd on-board from the off with ‘Velcro’ & one of their early classics ‘Man on Mir’ which is delivered with a fresh impetus that belies its age, while ‘Eve, the Apple of My Eye’ is as heart-brokenly romantic as ever.

Even though the set features plenty from all their long players, however as you might expect the band lean heaviest on ‘Music in Mouth’ and their big breakthrough album ‘Flock’ with no less than five tracks from the latter being played on the night. Whilst its crowd pleasers ‘Flame’ & the wonderfully uplifting ‘Rocky took a Lover’ that get everyone singing and dancing, it’s the unreal unerring performance of ‘My First Born for a Song’ that stands out with the band in sublime rhythmic ecstasy.

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Even though we love their own material the stunning acoustic rendition of ‘She’s a Mystery To Me’ was surely one of the highlights of the night, the sumptuous harmonies of Paul, Dave & Dominic hushed even the most persistent of chatterers in the audience, with Dominic getting the loudest cheers for his vocal contributions - The Big O would have approved.

Another classy cover, this time Bowie’s ‘Let’s Dance’ energetically paves the way for another gig highlight with ‘The End is Nigh’ blasting out with an intensity not really suggested by the studio version, bringing the song to sublime heights with slight nods to LCD Soundsytem & New Order along the way, in what is a powerful performance.

The band may have been delivering fireworks of their own all night but they have to give pause for a few minutes for the breathtaking Riverfest illuminations before sneaking back on stage almost ninja-like for the final throws of their celebrations.

‘The Great Defector’ provides one last opportunity for the masses to revel in full-on party mode before the delicate ‘I’ll See Your Heart and I’ll Raise You Mine’ closes the night’s proceedings, leaving both band and audience fully satisfied with how the past twenty years have gone.

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Thanks to Shane Serrano for the classy pics.

8Radio.com is back on FM !!

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Alternative radio returns to the FM airwaves of Limerick and its surrounds this weekend as 8Radio.com is back on your FM dials. We will be broadcasting on Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays on 105.5FM in Limerick during May and June 2018. And don't worry if you are travelling during the weekend we will also be broadcasting on 105.2FM in Dublin, 106.7FM in Cork and 87.7FM in Galway

People often ask what is our musical philosophy is on 8Radio.com, simply put "we play the music we like 24 hours a day.  No filler, no compromise, just quality new music and gems from the past to treat your ears". Why don't you try it for yourself, you won't regret it!

And of course Sounds from a Green World sponsored by Dolans is broadcast live on 8radio.com every Saturday from 8am and on Wednesday night from 9pm. 

Programming will continue on-line and on-demand as usual 24 hours a day, 7 days a week via 8Radio.com and on our bespoke mobile device applications. Download the 8Radio.com app from @AppStore or @GooglePlay and that way you’ll have deadly tunes on tap! You can also listen via Windows phones, games consoles & smart TVs via the @tunein app.

 

 

Bell X1 Through the Years

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This time next week King John's Castle will be rocking to the sounds of Bell X1 as they celebrate twenty years on the road with what is sure to be a very special gig. For those of you lucky enough to get your hands on tickets for this sold out show we decided to whet your appetite for the night with a selection of tracks from each of their album releases along with my personal favourite. 

Enjoy and for those of you heading to Live at the Castle, have a great time !

Happy Days - The Dolans Story

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We thought it timely given the honour that was bestowed upon Mick & Val on behalf of the people of Limerick this week that we give you another chance to hear the story of how the Dolans that you know and love came into being.

Hear from a whole cast of characters including the Dolans themselves on the history of the venue, why two Dubs ended up in Limerick and of course what Dolans means to the people who play there and those who frequent it regularly.

With contributions & music from Blindboy Boatclub, Jerry Fish, Cathy Davey, Siobhan O'Brien, Eoin Devereaux, Ann Blake and loads more, 'Happy Days' is a must listen for those who have ever stepped through the front door.

Sounds from a Green World

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The latest episode of Sounds from a Green Word is just bursting with audio goodness as we preview what is sure to be one of the musical highlights of the year - the I Heart The Cranberries charity concert in aid of Adapt House and Limerick Mental Health which sold out the Warehouse in record time, we feature a couple of the acts from the night along with a tune from Dolores and the gang as well.

We also continue our 'Evolution of an Artist' feature which this week focuses on Jerry Fish and his various incarnations ahead of his gig upstairs this Friday.

We've more tracks from our Album of the Month for March - 'The Two Worlds' by Brigid Mae Power, we say well done to Ships for winning the Choice Music Prize with their album 'Precession' named Best Album of 2017 and we've loads of great Irish music from Train Room, Marc O'Reilly, Roisin El Cherif and many more.

So tune in and check out for the next 90 minutes.

Sounds from a Green World sponsored by Dolans is broadcast live on 8radio.com every Saturday from 8am and on Wednesday night from 9pm. Download the 8radio.com app from @AppStore or @GooglePlay and that way you’ll have deadly tunes on tap! You can also listen via Windows phones, games consoles & smart TVs via the @tunein app.

International Women's Day - Sounds from a Green World Special

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Over the years we've had the privilege of welcoming a host of fantastic female musical talent to Dolans therefore we feel it's important to mark International Women's Day by celebrating just some of the talented ladies making music in Ireland today.

It was an almost impossible task to choose the 22 tracks featured but you can only fit so much music into 90 minutes. However we do feature Ailbhe Reddy, Maria Doyle Kennedy, Loah, Cathy Davey, SOAK and Maria Kelly just to mention a few. And of course there had to be a local focus with PowPig, whenyoung and Emma Langford getting things of to a rip-roaring Shannonside start.

And of course we'll be having our own celebration of female musical talent whilst remembering the sadly departed Dolores O'Riordan when we host the I Heart The Cranberries charity concert in aid of Adapt House and Limerick Mental Health on July 5th - tickets for which go on sale here in the morning.

For now though, grab a cuppa and sit back and enjoy the ladies and sounds from a green world.

 

 

 

Lofty's Fave 45

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It's the first day of 2018 so the perfect time for a look back and listen to my favourite Irish tracks from the past 12 months.

The 45 tracks feature plenty of acts that have visited Dolans in the past year including Fontaines, Fangclub, Ham Sandwich, Columbia Mills, and Lankum. I'm sure we'll see many more visit in the coming year too.

Of course there is plenty of local representation on the list too, with tunes from Emma Langford, new sensations Pow Pig, Rusangano Family and Outsider who managed to get his track 'Miol Mor Mara' featured on the FIFA18 video game soundtrack.

So sit back and enjoy 3 hours of the finest music in the land.

Sounds from a Green World sponsored by Dolans is broadcast live on 8radio.com every Saturday from 8am and on Wednesday night from 9pm. Download the 8radio.com app from @AppStore or @GooglePlay and that way you’ll have deadly tunes on tap! You can also listen via Windows phones, games consoles & smart TVs via the @tunein app.

Lofty's Top 20 Irish Albums of the Year

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It's been another strong year for Irish music and there have been many fine albums released in the past twelve months. In fact nearly 200 of them, the entire list which can be viewed here.

So trying to whittle all of those releases down to a list of a mere 20 albums was a tough but hugely enjoyable challenge.

Some of the acts that feature in my Top 20 have been visitors to Dolans in the past year and hopefully many more will perform here in 2018, in fact Talos will be here next Wednesday (a gig moved to the Warehouse due to demand).

And of course we do have just a little local bias so it was great to have two Limerick talents feature in the Top 20. Emma Langford who launched her powerful debut 'Quiet Giant' a few weeks ago with a fantastic gig in the Warehouse. Also included is Laura Mulcahy whose album 'Funeral, Home, Lizard...' is one of the most delightfully eclectic Irish albums released this year.

You can see the full list is below but why not just press play and enjoy some wonderful Irish music.

  1. Jiggy - Translate
  2. Talos - Wild Alee
  3. Columbia Mills - A Safe Distance to Watch
  4. Come on Live Long - In The Still
  5. Frankenstein Bolts - Aglow & Spark
  6. Emma Langford - Quiet Giant
  7. Percolator - Sestra
  8. Ailie Blunnie - West to the Evening Sun
  9. Sea Pinks - Watercourse
  10. Fangclub - Fangclub
  11. Ships - Precession
  12. Laura Mulcahy - Funeral, Home, Lizard...
  13. Joe Chester - The Easter Vigil - Live at the Unitarian Church
  14. Marlene Enright - Placemats & Second Cuts
  15. Cormac O Caoimh - shiny silvery things
  16. Will de Burca - Embedded
  17. Maria Doyle Kennedy - Maria Doyle Kennedy
  18. Malojian - Let Your Weirdness Carry You Home
  19. Eoin Dolan - Ubique
  20. Winter Aid - The Murmer of the Land

 

 

Lofty Reviews - Emma Langford 'Quiet Giant' Album Launch

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Watching Emma Langford grow and develop as a singer and songwriter has been a privilege for all associated with Dolans, so it was an honour for us to host her album launch with her debut performance in the Warehouse.

Always a lady who promotes fellow musical talent where ever she goes Emma has put together a wonderful bill of fare, with Galway trio The Bluebirds providing a tasty starter to the night’s proceedings. Singing a-cappella (bar a single tune with ukelele) their sublime harmonies & beautiful vocals are a real treat and serve to remind you how mesmerising the human voice can truly be.

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Next up is Trevor Sexton from Newcastle West who’s powerful delivery is reminiscent of Declan O’Rourke but with his own unique Limerick twist. As with any man and guitar act what he does between songs is almost as important as the tunes themselves and he holds the crowd’s attention with ease. His musical material is equally strong and played with with a focused passion, particularly ‘Fairytale’ which is greeted with rapturous applause.

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Then it is time for the lady of the hour, immediately you can tell this performance is going be a notch above her previous (fine) appearances in Dolans - the band enter first, with Emma following with the air of a veteran performer before launching into the heavenly ‘All You Want’.

For almost eighty minutes we are treated to an artist at the top of her game accompanied by a band who know the importance of the night and rise to the occasion. An early standout is ‘The Seduction of Eve’ with a stunning intro featuring a snapshot from ‘Funny Valentine’ which is dedicated to Emma’s parents.

As you would expect, the entirety of the album is played, along with a few older tracks and a selection from her self-titled EP, each brought to even greater heights in the live arena. Highlights include ‘Bear this Child’ and ‘6 Foot 4’ , whilst her mouth-trumpeting on ‘Goodbye Hawaii’ as ever draws impressed gasps from the audience.

Following the briefest of breaks our songstress returns with the band and The Bluebirds in tow to deliver a glorious version of ‘Tug O’ War’ (a landmark song in the her career), and it’s followed by a passionate & energetic performance of ‘Closed Book’, the latest single from the album. 

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The night is brought to a close with a typically humorous song choice by Langford as all the singers from the night, band and audience join her for the fun-filled ‘I Wanna Be Like You’ which leaves everyone with a smile on their faces, on a night that is a wonderful showcase for Irish musical talent.

‘Quiet Giant’ is available via bandcamp and is on sale in all good record stores.

Thanks to Kennedy O'Brien for the use of his photos, check out more images from the gig on the I Love Limerick Facebook page.

Sound from a Green World - Episode 1708

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With so much good new Irish music bouncing around our wonderful island it's hard to fit it all in to a 90 minutes show but we do try our best.

On this week's episode we feature more tracks from the Sounds from a Green World Album of the Month which is the wonderful 'A Safe Distance to Watch' by Columbia Mills. We also feature a number of hometown acts who will be playing Dolans in the coming weeks, those being whenyoung and Rusangano Family.

Able Archer pick a peach of track from Lowlight Gathering for their 'Music They Like' choice and we also have the new Able Archer single. All that along with new releases from Ham Sandwich & Paddy both of whom return to Dolans on the run up to Christmas.

So press play now, you won't be disappointed.

Sounds from a Green World sponsored by Dolans is broadcast live on 8radio.com every Saturday from 8am and on Wednesday night from 9pm. Download the 8radio.com app from @AppStore or @GooglePlay and that way you’ll have deadly tunes on tap! You can also listen via Windows phones, games consoles & smart TVs via the @tunein app.

Emma Langford - Quiet Giant

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Emma Langford is a Limerick chanteuse who released her debut EP last year and now with ‘Quiet Giant’ she has delivered a highly polished debut album that builds on the promise she showed with that earlier release.

The first thing that grabs you about Langford is her voice which oozes class, it’s steeped in the traditions of some of the classic female singer-songwriters but with a contemporary sensibility and confidence all of her own. And the same could be said about the backing she receives throughout the record with gorgeous strings, stirring piano and measured percussion particularly to the fore on tracks such as the title track ‘Quiet Giant’, the sublime ‘Bear This Child’ and the upbeat ‘6 Foot 4’.

There are four tracks that have featured on previous releases but they have received the full makeover treatment by producers Graham Murphy & Chris O’Brien which brings them to an altogether different level. Here ‘Closed Book’ is bursting with emotional urgency, ‘All You Want’ shines ever brighter and the melancholy of ‘The Seduction of Eve’ is mined even deeper to impressive effect.

Much like Maria Doyle Kennedy’s album which I have also been listening to this week, Langford provides two powerful tracks to close out her album. ’The Belle and Ruin’ is a dramatic narrative exploring love and heartbreak, set to a moody atmospheric soundtrack.

Uniquely enough it is closing track (the previously released) ‘Tug O’ War’ which provides the album highlight for this listener, it is a real triumph and it’s brilliant to see the development of the song from it’s initial inception as a rough spur-of-the-moment bedroom demo on YouTube to what amounts to an outstanding soulful showstopper in this latest incarnation.

With ‘Quiet Giant’ Emma Langford has produced an impressive debut album that pays its dues to her musical influences while imbuing each fine composition with her own modern day take on the world and her place in it.

'Quiet Giant' is released on October 18th and is available for pre-order now via https://emmalangfordmusic.bandcamp.com and we are delighted to welcome back Emma to Dolans on December 2nd when she will play a full band show in the Warehouse, get your tickets now.

Sounds from a Green World - Episode 1707

Welcome back listeners and readers to another exciting episode of Sounds from a Green World, the radio show that is chock full of deadly Irish music. This week's show features the debut track from Dublin super group Autre Monde and we also have new releases from Sea Pinks, Anna Mitchell & Sub Motion.

Our Past Glories album is the final album from The Fatima Mansions 'Lost in the Former West' and our 'Music They Like' choice this week is made by Ian Whitty. There's plenty of local artists featured as Bleeding Heart Pigeons, Parliament Square, Fox Jaw all make an appearance as does Limerick electronic producer Proper Micro NV who we feature as part of our weekly hook up with the Hear One Sessions.

Remember Sounds from a Green World sponsored by Dolans is broadcast live on 8radio.com every Saturday from 8am and on Wednesday night from 9pm. Download the 8radio.com app from @AppStore or @GooglePlay and that way you’ll have deadly tunes on tap! You can listen via Windows phones, games consoles & smart TVs via the @tunein app.

Sounds from a Green World - Episode 1706

The year rattles on and still the new tunes keep coming and we have 90 minutes of the best of them right here for you.

This week we feature new releases from R.S.A.G., Imelda May, Swords and Marc O'Reilly. We have more tracks from our Album of the Month which is the self titled debut from Darling and we also have the brilliant new single from The Hot Sprockets.

Our Past Glories album comes from Ann Scott and we have a superb cover of a Bowie classic by one Lisa Hannigan.

All that and so much more available right now for your listening pleasure, just press play!

Sounds from a Green World sponsored by Dolans is broadcast live on 8radio.com every Saturday from 8am and on Wednesday night from 9pm. Download the 8radio.com app from @AppStore or @GooglePlay and that way you’ll have deadly tunes on tap! You can listen via Windows phones, games consoles & smart TVs via the @tunein app.

Percolator & Casavettes live at the Kasbah Social Club

Having spent a decent amount of time with Percolator’s debut album ‘Sestra’ over the past few weeks (the review of which you can read here) expectations were high heading into Dolans last Saturday.

Also on the bill were local band Casavettes who I finally got to see live and despite being down a member on the night they did not lack impact. Recent double releases ‘Reunion’ & ‘In April’ were both given an airing and worked very well, particularly the former.  But it was the next single on the Casavettes schedule ‘Falling’ that really made my ears pick up and I’ve not doubt I’ll be giving it a few spins on 8radio.com once it’s released.

Main act Percolator are a band that have been in existence for over seven years but have been through a number of line-up changes before settling on the current three members Ian Chestnutt (guitar & vocals), Eleanor Myler (drums & vocals), and John ‘Spud’ Murphy (bass & keys) since 2012. They are a well balanced trio and it was clear to see that the current incarnation works as well in the live arena as they do on record.

The influences on Percolator’s sound are obvious however they use the various ingredients used here-to-fore by the likes of My Bloody Valentine, Kraftwork, Holy F**k and Television to delicious effect to produce a sound all of their own.

The danger with bands that produce work that is this sonically dynamic & multifarious is that live the subtly of the recorded mix can be lost in a haze of noise however there was no sign of that in the Kasbah where the band were clearly in rhythmic sync. Their distinct contributions combined to brilliant effect, with Murphy double jobbing and even sometimes triple jobbing alongside the cultured influence of Chestnutt, but it was the drive of Myler from behind her drums that set the tone for proceedings tying things together with almost effortless focus.

Highlights from the set were 'Law & Order’, ’Crab Supernova’ and album closer ‘Binkle’ which sounded every bit as epic as it does on ‘Sestra’. If the amount of nodding heads are a good indication of audience appreciation then Percolator were certainly sent on their way with good vibrations from all in the Kasbah.

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Percolator are a 3 piece band from Dublin featuring Ian Chestnutt (guitar& vocals), Eleanor Myler (drums & vocals), and John ‘Spud’ Murphy (bass). Opening with a wall of sound that My Bloody Valentine would be proud of Percolator kick off their debut album 'Sestra' with a deafening instrumental that is quite the bold move.

Next track up is ‘Squishy Future’ which is a German electro/feedback melange that is completely mesmerising with Myler supplying some ethereal vocals to the mix before the track descends in to an industrial cacophony. 

'Law & Order' is the track that really got me interested in Percolator and has an excellent indie intro that grabs your attention immediately before the distorted vocals of Chestnutt kick in as the band really let loose, clearly enjoying an almost reverential jam.

‘Kim Chi’ is a perfect wurlitzer of a track that drags you one then another, whilst ‘Crab Supernova’ the latest single builds on what’s gone before to tremendous effect.

After all the buzz of the fare so far ‘Yellow Fire’ (one of the oldest tracks on the album) is a welcome change of tone, a perfect piece of shoegazing indie pop goodness followed up by the equally sublime ‘Usen’t We’ - both tracks utilising Meyler's atmospheric vocals perfectly.

The album closes with ‘Binkle’ an almost 12 minute long sonic epic that probably overstays its welcome just a little, but is certainly an ambitious way to bring an end to proceedings.

All in all 'Sestra' is an album that showcases a band that has all the neccessary elements and certainly knows hows to combine them to supreme effect. Percolator may wear their influences on their sleeves but they sure do wear them well.

Percolator play the Kasbah Social Club this Saturday night with support from local band Casavettes.

Sounds from a Green World - Episode 1705

You want some great fresh Irish tunes then you have come to the right place. We have a pile of brand new releases this week kicking off with a banger from Le Galaxie, we also have tunes from recent visitors to Dolans Columbia Mills, J Cowhie, and local stars on the rise whenyoung.

Speaking of local stars we have the first single from The Cranberries in quite a while and we have two tracks from our Album of the Month for April which is the self-titled debut album from Darling.

And if that isn't enough for you we have a couple of tracks from a very esoteric Past Glories album and a beautiful 'Music They Like' choice made by Marlene Enright.

Sounds from a Green World sponsored by Dolans is broadcast live on 8radio.com every Saturday from 8am and on Wednesday night from 9pm. Download the 8radio.com app from @AppStore or @GooglePlay and that way you’ll have deadly tunes on tap! You can listen via Windows phones, games consoles & smart TVs via the @tunein app.