Recorded the first Richter Collective podcast this morning and had brilliant time working on it. I was asked last week if I would like to put together monthly podcasts for Irish label The Richter Collective, and my answer was simple. Heck yes!
The overall aim is to bring everyone up to speed on all that we can look forward to from the label over the next few months, such as the long awaited release of The Redneck Manifesto's new album 'Friendship'.
Here's a link to the first podcast, I didn't have as much time as I would have liked for this one. I'll have a few weeks before the next one to arrange interviews, promos and other lovely things.
Hailing from Brooklyn, NYC this two-piece have been tagged as experimental, ambient and post rock. Their sound is an especially accomplished one, high-spirited and inspiring. If you haven't heard Telepathe before then you need to check them out! I'll make it easy for you. Here's their video for So Fine, enjoy x
Finally getting around to typing this up! I was lucky enough to talk to Iron Lung at Supersonic last summer. I was one of many queuing up for an interview that day so my time was very limited. Needless to say I still had a brilliant time chatting with them, and their live show was one of my favorite moments of the weekend. Iron Lung is Jensen Ward and Jon Kortland from Seattle. Jensen is definitely the more talkative one of the two as he answered all my questions and did all the talking during their set. I also think it's worth noting that they told me that they read Noise/Music by Cork's own Dr Paul Hegarty. What brings you guys to Supersonic? Jensen: Our friend Jamie Thompson told us that he might be able to get us on this festival and I guess we said we were interested so here we are! Who are you most excited about seeing tonight? Jensen: Corrupted and Thorr’s Hammer. Also, Rose Kemp! That will be amazing.
You played Dudefest in Indianapolis with the likes of Harvey Milk and Tombs how would you say the atmosphere differs at US festivals, if at all? Jensen: (Laughs) Yeah! That particular festival isn’t very professional this is very organized, very well done! That one over there is pretty much whatever goes, and it’s a lot smaller scale. It’s also very free in so we can pretty much do what we want to do. You guys have been recording for a long time now is there anyone in particular you would like to record with? Jensen: That’s a good question. I always really wanted to do a Peel Session but unfortunately I don’t think that’s going to happen now, circumstances and all that! I liked to record over here at Southern Studios maybe. I also thought about Steve Albini but I’m not sure if that would work for us. We actually recorded some stuff in Japan and Australia that was really fun it was nice to see how people do it in comparison to home. Japan was kinda tough because of the language barrier the mix didn’t come out right, we needed a translator for the recording session. How would you say the US hardcore scene has changed in recent years? Jensen: Noise element-punk and hardcore has pretty much been the same for the last twenty years, some bands got a bit more metallic in the 80s and that carried on. But now that people have gotten used to heavy music they’ve gotten tired of melody and have started adding more noise and distortion. So I think the noise element is the newest most exciting facet of hardcore. How would you say your own music has progressed over the years? Jensen: Pretty much in that same way. I think we’ve incorporated a lot more noise and we’ve also started to collaborate with other musicians and artists. That’s how we’re changing. We’ve been a two-piece for 10 years and last year we played with a noise guy, a second guitarist and a bass player and we’re actually going to put it out as a record. It was so cool to play the songs that we were used to playing as a two-piece and adding a whole new facet to it. That’s how we’re trying to stay ahead of the game.
For International Women's Day I decided to dedicate the show to my fave ladies in music. Bjork, Chrome Hoof, Stevie Nicks, Diana Ross... You can stream the show below. 01 Pieces of Quiet International Women's Day '10 by BeeBoid I'd like to give a special mention to Edge of 17 by Stevie Nicks. Taken from her album Bella Donna (which my mom still has at home on vinyl) it's one of the first songs I ever loved. The track was later sampled by Destiny's Child on Bootylicious, although I'm not quite so fond of that version! You can find Edge of 17 about twenty minutes into the show. Thanks for checking it out, and thanks to Kieran at Campus Radio for recording the show!
Interview w/Out on a Limb at their Cork showcase Fri Feb 26th. The lads talked to me about the evolution of the label since it was set up in 2003. This was recorded on my little Olympus Digital Voice Recorder so the sound quality is rough in parts. Apologies, I badly need to get a Zoom! OOAL by NewNoiseCork
Aoife was lovely enough to come on my show last month to talk about her blog Sweet Oblivion, and her show on RTE 2XM. I spoke to her on Monday the 1st of Feb when she was getting ready for her Haiti Fundraiser at The Twisted Pepper, Dublin. BATS headlined, with DJ sets on the night from Popical Island and Nialler9. Aoife is an wonderful journalist with awesome taste in music, and she actually started her career at Cork Campus Radio. You can stream the interview here: Interview w/ Aoife Barry (Sweet Oblivion) by NewNoiseCork Cheers for checking it out!
Running Order 1.Death From Above: Going Steady 2.Two Door Cinema Club: What You Know 3.Devo: Mongoloid 4.The Redneck Manifesto: Slow on the Uptake 5.Boards of Canada: Roygbiv 6.And So I Watch You From Afar: S is for Salamander (Cheers lads for the interview!!) 7.Sade: Soldier of Love 8.Smashing Pumpkins: Geek USA 9.I'll Eat Your Face: 300 Euro Gas Bill (Irritant album launch/Quad/March 5th) 10.Tiny Vipers: On This Side ***This week's fave*** 11.The Cast of Cheers: Deceptapunk 12.Think About Life: Sweet 16 (Whelans/8th May) 13.Autechre: Arch Carrier
This week's fave: Tiny Vipers-Hands Across the Void (Sub Pop, 2007) Tiny Vipers is Jesy Fortino from Seattle. Word of Mouth Presents brought her to Cyprus Avenue here in Cork last year and I've been in love with her music ever since. You can stream her track On This Side below: ***If this is an issue just take it down, thanks*** Tiny Vipers: On This Side by NewNoiseCork