Playlist 347 - Mar 10 2015

Daniel Knox is someone I've come across just lately (thanks to delzer). He's a fascinating character whose backstory is well worth checking out (it involves Chicago and teaching himself piano). Of more interest to us here, he also has a wonderful voice, a rich croon, and is a great songwriter. 'By the venture' has a jaunty cabaret air to it which undercuts the sombre lyric. Brilliant and playing in Europe this month.

New single from Virginia Wing, an interesting English band taking on a little of the mantle of Stereolab and Broadcast. Princess, a Dublin band taking shoegaze and fuzz pop into thrilling new directions.

Veterans The Monochrome Set are back with another album proving that class is permanent. Dawn of Midi making riveting instrumental music a bit reminiscent of Hauschka. O Emperor taking a fascinating detour into soft pop.

And The Drink - is it math pop, is it amped up folk music, is it unhinged nursery rhymes? - who cares, it sounds great.

More on these pages as ever.

Mar 10 2015 w/ Virginia Wing,Princess,Monochrome Set,Damon & Naomi,Dawn of Midi,Daniel Knox++ by The Underground Of Happiness on Mixcloud

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Playlist 347
Tues Mar 10 2015
(repeated on Tuesdays 8.30pm)
UCC 98.3FM
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*listen back to this show here

Virginia Wing – A complex
outline (playing Oval Space, London, Mar 21, w/ Hookworms)
Princess – Black window (playing TDC, Triskel Arts Centre, Cork, Mar 28, w/ The Great Balloon Race)
Adrian Crowley – Some blue morning (playing Unitarian Church, Dublin, Apr 25)
Damon & Naomi – Sky memories
Cormac O’Caoimh – Man of sand (playing L’Atitude, Cork, Mar 12)
The Monochrome Set – Fantasy creatures
Markus Mehr – Buoy (Chloe March remix)
Vessels – Echo in (playing Opium Rooms, Dublin, Apr 25)
Dawn of Midi - Nix (playing Roundhouse, London, May 25, w/ Nils Frahm)
O Emperor – Bogue (playing Cyprus Avenue, Cork, Apr 9)
Partisan Crowds – White lofi (playing Crane Lane Theatre, Cork, Mar 21, w/ Exploding Eyes)
The Elwins – So down low
Daniel Knox – By the venture (playing Windmill, London, Mar 31)
Myles Manley – Pay me what I’m worth
Elephant Micah – By the canal
The Drink – Microsleep

*no show next Tues due to St Patrick’s Day
**the next show will feature music from Noveller, Sam Prekop & The Great Balloon Race, among others

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Conor O'Toole,
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Áras na Mac Léinn,
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University College Cork,


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