Playlist 299 - Feb 18 2014

New music from A Winged Victory For The Sullen this week (pictured), a characteristically serene and gorgeous slow-build with strings, boding well for their new album.

Something beautiful too from Golden Retriever, a Portland duo who make a kind of minimalist electronica with modular synths. Brilliant.

Also new material from Polar Bear, bringing free jazz and some other stuff into pop music. And Brace/Choir making very tasty drone pop.

Also room for old faves Band of Clouds, Rebecca Collins and The Altered Hours, all playing live in Ireland soon.

And new faves The New Mendicants, Jacques Caramac and Kiran Leonard keeping the world safe for jangle, glam and prog, respectively.

More on these pages as ever.

Feb 18 2014 show w/AWVFTS,Band of Clouds,Golden Retriever,Polar Bear,Brace/Choir,Altered Hours++ by Theundergroundofhappiness on Mixcloud

The Underground of Happiness
uplifting pop music of every creed

Playlist 299
Tues Feb 18 2014
(repeated on Tuesdays 8.30pm)
UCC 98.3FM
listen live on the web at
*listen back to this show here

Band of Clouds – Cats cuts (playing Crane Lane Theatre, Cork, Mar 1)
Brace/Choir - Biond
Rebecca Collins – The snow (playing De Barra’s, Clonakilty, Feb 27)
Golden Retriever – Flight song
Jacques Caramac & The Sweet Generation – It takes all sorts
The New Mendicants – High on the skyline
A Winged Victory For The Sullen – Atomos VII (playing Botnaique, Brussels, Mar 28)
Polar Bear – Be free (playing XOYO, London, Apr 2)
Kiran Leonard – Geraldo’s farm
Satellites – Neon sun
The Altered Hours – Smoke your eyes (playing Opera House, Cork, Mar 7, w/ O Emperor)

*next week’s show will feature special guest Eddie Kiely from FIFA Records, playing records and talking about the label

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Conor O'Toole,
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University College Cork,


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