Playlist 267 - May 21 2013

Melt Yourself Down were/are on tv with Jools Holland this week, which is great, so why not give them first stab, paired with some New York No Wave from Mofungo.

New music this week from Halves, also Camera Obscura, Nancy Elizabeth from her enchanting new album, TEEN and a beautiful guitar instrumental from Glenn Jones.

This Is The Kit (new album out on Brassland, The National's label) and The Lucid Dream both tour Ireland this week. We also had more great soundtrack work from John Parish.

And my new favourite band, V.O. from Brussels (pictured). Their 'When you see red' is one of the songs of the year, a drifting, shifting piece of prog pop, appropriately produced by John McEntire of Tortoise. It also seems to be a protest song, a call to arms, but apart from that it's irresistible and bar-raising pop music.

May 21 2013 show w/ Melt Yourself Down,Colleen,This Is The Kit,Camera Obscura,Halves,John Parish++ by Theundergroundofhappiness on Mixcloud

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Playlist 267
Tues May 21 2013
(repeated on Tuesdays 8.30pm)
UCC 98.3FM
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*listen back to this show here

Melt Yourself Down – Tuna (playing Electrowerkz, London, June 18)
Mofungo – Hunter Gatherer
This Is The Kit – Spinny (playing TDC, Triskel Arts Centre, Cork, May 25)
Camera Obscura – Fifth in line to the throne
V.O. – When you see red
John Parish – The Island (from the soundtrack of the film Nowhere man)
Halves – Drumhunter (playing Cyprus Avenue, Cork, July 26; also Forbidden Fruit Festival, Dublin, June 1+2)
Glenn Jones – Bergen County Farewell
Nancy Elizabeth – Mexico (playing The Dalston Victoria, London, June 28)
TEEN – Paradise
The Lucid Dream – Love in my veins (playing The Pavilion, Cork, May 25, and other dates)
The Woodentops – Good thing
The Hush Now - Arkansas

*next week's show features new music from The Last Sound, Zomes, Colleen & V.O., also Low & Here Is Your Temple among others

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