Playlist 262 - Apr 16 2013

John Grant is back in Cork, and on tour, soon which made me want to dig out some of The Czars, the band he fronted over 10 years ago. The brilliant 'Get used to it' started the show, from the album before…not longer released in 2000, a duet with Paula Frazer, herself formerly of the fine band Tarnation.

After that, meet Here Is Your Temple, a Swedish 5-piece with one of the best tunes all year, a Beach House meets early Arcade Fire concoction, with room for a hint of Fleetwood Mac. Storming.

New music from The National (playing Cork at the end of June and Dublin in November) and a monster of a new single from Queens of the Stone Age. Also The Pictish Trail, This is the Kit (plays Cork in May), some great new power pop from Telekinesis, the catchy-as-measles O Emperor. I thought The Altered Hours came off very well up against the wonderful Circus Devils which features Robert Pollard on vocals.

And I must say I particularly enjoyed the middle of the show this week, with Little Annie & Baby Dee remembering 'Angels gone before', a track from the new David Grubbs album and some sacred harp singing from Meitheal (pictured), the trio made up of Vicky Langan, Mike Gangloff & David Colohan - it really gets my juices flowing hearing the ancient rubbing up against the modern like that.

Apr 16 2013 show w/ Altered Hours,Here Is Your Temple,The National, QOTSA, Meitheal, David Grubbs++ by Theundergroundofhappiness on Mixcloud

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Playlist 262
Tues Apr 16 2013
(repeated on Tuesdays 8.30pm)
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The Czars feat. Paula Frazer – Get used to it (John Grant playing Cyprus Avenue, Cork, May 4)
Here Is Your Temple – Once rich
The Altered Hours – Sweet Jelly Roll (playing The Pavilion May 11)
Circus Devils feat. Robert Pollard - All the good ones are gone
O Emperor – Holy fool
Telekinesis – Empathetic people
Little Annie & Baby Dee - Angels gone before (playing Crane Lane Theatre, Cork, May 5)
David Grubbs – I started to live when my barber died
Meitheal – Sacred Harp 159 (Wondrous love)
The National – Demons (playing The Marquee, Cork, June 28)
The Pictish Trail – Wait until (radio edit)
Queens of the Stone Age – My God is the sun
Hero & Leander – Collider
This is the Kit – Sometimes the sea (playing Triskel Arts Centre, Cork, May 25)
Bernard Cribbins – Gossip Calypso

*next week's show features more music from The Altered Hours, plus Cove, Girls Names, Camera Obscura and Iron & Wine, among others

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