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Playlist 164 - Feb 22 2011

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The Underground of Happiness
uplifting pop music of every creed


www.theundergroundofhappiness.blogspot.com Tues Feb 22nd 2011
11.00am-12.00pm
Playlist 164 (repeated on Tuesdays 8.30pm)
Cork Campus Radio, 98.3FM
listen live on the web at www.ucc.ie/ccr
*listen back to this show at http://rapidshare.com/files/449270773/UOH_Podcast_Feb_22_2011.mp3 Playlist
Jacques Brel - Quand on n'a que l'amour The Unthanks - My laddie sits ower late up (playingSchool of Music, Cork, Apr 10) Dutch Uncles - Face in Treefight for Sunlight - What became of you and I Amadou & Mariam - Sabali (Vitalic remix) Vessels feat. Stuart Warwick - Meatman, piano tuner, prostitute (Rolo Tomassi remix) (playingThe Quad, Cork, Feb 26) Lost Idol - Hushed strokes Tune-Yards - bizness (playing Whelan's, Dublin, June 17) *d'load i'view with Merrill from Tune-Yards from 2010 here http://rapidshare.com/files/354243779/Tune_Yards_UOH_Interview_Podcast.mp3 John Stammers - The fridge Marilyn Monroe - Diamonds are a girl&#…

Thomas Truax Interview

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Thomas Truax is a mad genius. He makes his own instruments. If you don't believe me, go here to find out more - http://www.thomastruax.com/instruments.html.



He's also just released the first in a series of monthly journals for 2011, a song called January egg race dream. It's available to download for free here.

January Egg Race Dream by Thomas Truax

It's got a strolling, slightly sinister, atmosphere with a voiceover by Thomas and it all sounds quite like something from a David Lynch film. Which is appropriate, because Thomas' last album was called Songs from the films of David Lynch. I spoke to Thomas when he played in Cork around the middle of 2009, when that album came out. You can listen below. He's charming, he walks through the audience when he plays, he's met David Lynch and the great man admired his shoes. Listen on.

Thomas Truax UOH Interview Podcast by underground of happiness

Playlist 163 - Feb 15 2011

The Underground of Happiness
uplifting pop music of every creed


www.theundergroundofhappiness.blogspot.com Tues Feb 15th 2011
11.00am-12.00pm
Playlist 163 (repeated on Tuesdays 8.30pm)
Cork Campus Radio, 98.3FM
listen live on the web at www.ucc.ie/ccr
*listen back to this show at http://rapidshare.com/files/448059547/UOH_Podcast_Feb_15_2011.mp3 Playlist
Twin Shadow - At my heels(playing Crawdaddy, Dublin, Feb 19) Liam Singer - The brief encounter *d'load i'view with Liam here http://rapidshare.com/files/433844759/UOH_Liam_Singer_Interview_Podcast.mp3 Agnes Obel - Riverside (playing The Sugar Club, Dublin, Apr 16) Vessels feat. Stuart Warwick - Recur (playing The Quad, Cork, Feb 26) Darren Hayman & the Secondary Modern - Winter makes you want me more The Milk - (All I wanted was) Danger Malachai - Rainbows Carried by Waves - Expectation is a killer (playing Fred Zeppelin's, Cork, Feb 24) Tim Kasher - I'm afraid I'm gonna die here Transept - Antler song Cloud Control - There's…

Thread Pulls Video + Interview

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My favourite track from New thoughts, Thread Pulls' excellent debut album from last year, gets the Jacques Cousteau treatment.



Here's what I thought about the album when it came out in September 2010.

Thread Pulls - New thoughts (Osaka Records)
The last thing I see myself as is a cheerleader for the "Irish music industry" (TM). However, this feels like an important Irish rock album at the beginning of a new decade. The fact that this Dublin band consists of nothing but a bass player and a drummer (with a few electronics worked in) compounds the feeling of a new template. Thread Pulls have taken out cymbals, synths and guitars, all the better to highlight the power of drum and bass. Why is this album important? Because it's full of catchy tunes with a powerful punch that you can dance to (my own favourite, and one of the songs of the year, is Weight, with its floppily insistent post punk rhythm interspersed with drum flurries and a sweetly melodic, almost new wave…

Jan 2011 Picks

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A fresh and hopeful New Year to all. Apparently it's spring already (and there's revolution in the air) - in Ireland usually marked by the return of Wind. Some tunes following, which have been doing a great job of making us forget about the dodgy central heating at UOH HQ. They should keep the most reptilean among you warm, and the most revolutionary cool.
All albums, unless otherwise noted.

The Phoenix Foundation - Buffalo (Memphis Industries)
Cracking opening single from album of same name by the Wellington, New Zealand band. The tune is equal parts giddy, joyous and amiably psychedelic (let's face it, the plot concerns a seafaring buffalo), with an irresistible "woo-hoo" middle eight. The jangly guitars, high-fretted bass and spot-on arrangement make me think of fellow kiwis The Chills (something everyone should be made to do, daily). The whole thing is as fresh as a daisy and tends to remind you why you fell in love with pop music. Practice singing along with t…

Playlist 161 - Feb 1 2011

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The Underground of Happiness
uplifting pop music of every creed
www.theundergroundofhappiness.blogspot.com

Playlist 161
Tues Feb 1st 2011
11.00am-12.00pm
(repeated on Tuesdays 8.30pm)
Cork Campus Radio, 98.3FM
listen live on the web at www.ucc.ie/ccr
*listen back to this show at http://rapidshare.com/files/445656417/UOH_Podcast_Feb_1_2011.mp3

Playlist
Essie Jain - Lay down (playing Union Chapel, London, March 12)
The Chap - We'll see to your breakdown
Twin Shadow - At my heels (playing Primavera Sound Festival, Barcelona, May 26-28)
Deerhunter - Desire lines (playing Primavera Sound Festival, Barcelona, May 26-28)
Grinderman - Palaces of Montezuma (playing Marquee, Cork, June 20)
Toro y Moi - Still sound
The Memory Band - Run river run
Smoke Fairies - Strange moon rising (playing Scala, London, Feb 3)
John Stammers - The fridge
Vessels feat. Stuart Warwick - Meatman, piano tuner, prostitute (playing The Quad, Cork, Feb 26, w/ Sideproject)
Incarnations - Make you mine…