Playlist 256 - Mar 5 2013

A few new tracks this week from female artists, or female-fronted bands, all of which are great. April March & Aquaserge have a great slice of French yé-yé with some psych pop thrown in; Nancy Elizabeth (pic) takes folk music thrillingly into Morricone territory; and Elephant channel doo wop via shoegaze. All round beautiful stuff.

On top of that, we had three of the Choice Music Prize nominees (the Irish version of the Mercury Prize), which is announced on Thursday – Adrian Crowley, Mumblin’ Deaf Ro and windings will be well known to regular listeners, especially from last year.

Also the great Melt Yourself Down (this song is now being used in a tv ad!), some lovely soulful house music from Corkman Denis Clifford, and various playful and progressive pop cuts from Shout Out Louds, Hero & Leander and Chin of Britain (that wins the prize for best band name in quite a while).

Opening were September Girls (playing in Dublin Sunday), closing some peerless 90’s guitar pop from The Cardigans.

Mar 5 2013 Show w/ Nancy Elizabeth, Melt Yourself Down, Iron&Wine, Adrian Crowley, Mumblin Deaf Ro++ by Theundergroundofhappiness on Mixcloud

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Playlist 256
Tues Mar 5 2013
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September Girls - Green eyed (playing The Stag's Head, Dublin, Mar 10, w/ Cave Ghosts & Hunk)
April March & Aquaserge - Des tics et des tocs
Shout Out Louds - Illusions
Denis Clifford - Easter Island
Melt Yourself Down - We are enough
Elephant - Skyscraper

Choice Music Prize Nominees Adrian Crowley - Alice among the pines
Mumblin' Deaf Ro - Cheer up Charlie Brown
windings - Something outnumbered

Hero & Leander - Collider
Nancy Elizabeth - The last battle (playing The Vortex, London, Mar 26)
Iron & Wine - Grace for saints and ramblers (playing Olympia Theatre, Dublin, May 29)
Chin of Britain - Nothing changes
The Cardigans - Sick and tired

*next week's show features more music April March & Aquaserge, also Karl Bartos, V.O. & Best Boy Grip, among others

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