Playlist 278 - Sept 3 2013

The first show back after the summer recess (and for once we had a summer to speak of), so plenty of new music to catch up on.

And one of the best is new from Limerick band Hidden Highways (pictured below), a beautiful, tremulous cut from their debut album, Old hearts reborn, out next week. I paired it with Shearwater, joined by Sharon Van Etten on guest vocals, another absolute folk showstopper.

Also in there was the delirious glam pop of Jacques Caramac & The Sweet Generation, brilliant; garage rock with brass from King Khan & The Shrines, love it; new music from Manchester's Magic Arm, very catchy; and great to hear new material from Fuxa and Jeffrey Lewis (the latter paying tribute stunningly to Pussy Riot).

Plus three other very impressive new Irish releases, Cork in fact - Saint Yorda playing around very nicely with steel drums and rack toms; The Vincent(s) with another impressive blues howl; and Kevin Murphy, doing something interesting with hushed folk harmonies undercut with a kind of RnB twist.

More on these pages as always.

Sept 3 2013 w/ Saint Yorda,The Vincent(s),Hidden Highways,Jacques Caramac,King Khan,Fuxa,Magic Arm++ by Theundergroundofhappiness on Mixcloud

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Playlist 278
Tues Sept 3 2013
(repeated on Tuesdays 8.30pm)
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Jacques Caramac & The Sweet Generation – Snowballs
King Khan & The Shrines – Bite my tongue (playing Great Wide Open Festival, Netherlands, Sept 6th)
Hidden Highways – Wild woe (playing Whelan’s, Dublin, Sept 15th & Bourkes, Limerick, Sept 19th)
Shearwater & Sharon Van Etten – A wake for the minotaur
Magic Arm – Is history
Melody’s Echo Chamber – Some time alone, alone
Kevin Murphy – Your version
Barbarossa – Pagliaccio
Fuxa – Inside
Jeffrey Lewis – What would Pussy Riot do?
The Mountain Goats – Jenny
Saint Yorda – Disco
The Vincent(s) – Song for the sea (playing The Pavilion, Cork, Sept 14th)
Lykke Li – Unrequited love
Lee Hazlewood – No train to Stockholm

*next week's show features music from Grant Hart, Mick Harvey, Liam Singer & Eat Lights Become Lights among others

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