Introducing: Asgeir

asgeir

Let me introduce you to my latest obsession. Asgeir, or Ásgeir Trausti Einarsson, is an Icelandic singer songwriter who has been on a sort of meteoric rise (never really knew what that last expression means) since his emergence back in 2012. Having been forged in the land of Ice and Fire, Asgeir has had somewhat of … Continue reading Introducing: Asgeir

Disney’s Paperman

Paperman

Have you seen this yet? Paperman is Disney's Oscar Nominated short film/animation. They have only just made it available on their official YouTube channel and it is most certainly worth watching. For those of you too lazy to go to YouTube, don't worry, I have it below. Ironically enough, the retro, almost hand drawn style … Continue reading Disney’s Paperman

Golden B.C. Interview (Part 2)

golden bc interview

What’s more important to you at the moment, Live gigs or studio sessions? Right now, live appearances.  I’ve written music for years without ever intending to try and recreate anything live.  Now that I’m doing just that, I realise how incredibly fun it can be once you get over the whole “nervous shakes” thing.  But … Continue reading Golden B.C. Interview (Part 2)

Top 10 Tracks of the Year – Bullet In A Gun

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And so here we are, number one. I know I said that I would put this up yesterday but I wanted to build the suspense. There was also the small fact of it being New Years Day and the previous nights festivities did more than enough to keep me from blogging. Which reminds me, Happy … Continue reading Top 10 Tracks of the Year – Bullet In A Gun

Top 10 Tracks of the Year – All I Want

Kodaline

And so we reach the penultimate position of this chart. My selection should not come as a surprise to anyone even remotely familiar with the Irish Music Scene. The Dublin Alternative band, Kodaline, turned heads with their impressive single 'All I want'. So much so that it took the number two position in my tracks … Continue reading Top 10 Tracks of the Year – All I Want

Top 10 Tracks of the Year – No Way To Live

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And so we reach the halfway point in this list of intricate and inspiring melodies from the year that was due to bring about our Armageddon. I apologise for that little outburst. I am currently suffering from a minor bout of writers block and so I have decided to use this blog post to hopefully … Continue reading Top 10 Tracks of the Year – No Way To Live

Top 10 Tracks of the Year – History Book

Dry The River

So naturally I decided to continue this top 10 with number 9. 9. Dry The River - History Book Dry The River are an English folk band who formed back in 2009. They have released three albums to date and have done well to establish a unique and incomparable sound.  History Book is taken from … Continue reading Top 10 Tracks of the Year – History Book

Introducing – Golden BC

I get a lot of emails from bands and PR companies alike asking me to listen to their album and possibly write a review. Regrettably I do not always have time to get through all these requests. But I'm hoping to rectify this, a little bit anyway, by showcasing some of the very talented bands … Continue reading Introducing – Golden BC

Pop Songs I Don’t Hate – Vol 2

Pop-Music

I know my blog is pretty much a shrine to all thing non pop related. But still, I thought it would be easier than this to pick out a few tunes which aren't all that bad. But no, this experiment is proving to be much tougher than I ever anticipated. Perhaps this column will have … Continue reading Pop Songs I Don’t Hate – Vol 2

Aslan @ INEC Acoustic Club 16/06/12

Aslan’s gig at the INEC proved to be a real diverse affair. The crowd varied from the die-hard apostles, who followed the band from the early stages, to the new fans embarking on their Aslan pilgrimage. The set-list did well to reflect this diversity with an interesting fusion of songs both old and new. The … Continue reading Aslan @ INEC Acoustic Club 16/06/12