Tuesday, September 21, 2004

News Dump

Gentle reader,
Some news for you... Some of it old, some of it new.

Ash release a new single, “Renegade Cavalcade” (Infectious) on October 15. It is taken from their current Meltdown album.
The band have also announced that they are planning to release an acoustic album next year. The band are expecting to spend much of next year touring in America and want to be in a position to release something new for their fans.

Bell X1 are currently in the studio recording tracks for a brand new
album which will be released in 2005. They play Clonakilty on September 25 and Cork Opera House on Sunday 26.

Bonnie Prince Billy releases a new single, "No More Workhorse Blues" on 22 October taken from his "Bonnie Prince Billy sings Greatest Palace Music" album released in March.

The Frames released their new album, Burn The Maps, on Friday 17 September which marked the start of another Irish tour including Cork.

Halite release their second album, Courses, on October 1. Which is the day they play Cork.

David Kitt has announced the release of his long-awaited "covers" album, The Black And Red Notebook, on his own independent label on 15 October. The album will include versions of songs by (amongst others) JJ Cale, Sonic Youth, Thin Lizzy, The Beatles and The Velvet Underground.

Dublin 4-piece Life After Modelling will be releasing a new 4-track EP in October. "December 21st" will come out on Modelone Records with 3 different mixes of the title track along with the additional "Dull Suburbia". Needless to say there is a supporting tour including Cork.

The Elliott Smith Memorial Fund, takes place in The Lobby on October 27 at 9pm. Myles O’Reilly from Juno Falls, Ian Whitty, and 2FM favourites Ellison9 are just three of the acts paying homage to the late Elliott Smith. Turn's Ollie Cole will also be performing. The line-up also includes Paul O’Reilly, David Nelligan, Dave Ferriter (of Mir), John Kelly (of The Fallen), Barry Haugh (of Wonderland), and Kilter.

John Spillanne starts a radio show on Radio one on Friday (10.30pm) called The Well of Song. The series will feature John sharing songs that have moved him over the years from the "3 Canadians"- Joni Mitchell/ Leonard Cohen/ Neil Young - to the eccentric sounds of his native Cork with bands such as The Sultans of Ping, Five Go Down to the Sea, Microdisney, The Nine Wassies from Bainne, to gems with the lustre of Con Fada O'Drisceoill and his current three favourite living Irish songwriters - Damian Dempsey, Ger Wolfe and Ronán Ó Snodaigh. Send comments to his website.

Take care,


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