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Kildare based electro pop merchants Miracle Bell have just released the video to their brand new video, Wolves, available to download now from iTunes and other online outlets.
Following a much needed break from a busy two years promoting their critically acclaimed debut album ‘Light Shape Sound,’ and playing support to some of the biggest names in Irish music including Two Door Cinema Club and The Coronas, Miracle Bell has returned with a new line up, a refined sound, and a batch of new singles.
Confirmed Tour Dates:
2nd June – Happy Valley Festival Kilkenny
13th June – The Button Factory
3rd August – Indiependence
4th August – Castlepalooza
BIMM Dublin, Ireland’s leading contemporary music college today unveiled its new premises at 115-117, The Coombe with a very special performance of Lonely Boy (The Black Keys) and Hold On (Alabama Shakes) by students from BIMM who are studying the BA (Hons) in Commercial Modern Music, which is validated by DIT. The students were also joined by singer-songwriter Cathy Davey, who tutors at the college. Due to overwhelming demand for its courses, which are accredited by DIT, BIMM Dublin has acquired its second premises, which are located less than five minutes’ walk from its headquarters on Francis Street. As the first building has already reached capacity in its first two years of opening, this new building will ensure the college can accommodate further new students from September 2013 onwards. All applications for the BIMM Dublin BA (Hons) in Commercial Modern Music (DT506) must be made through the CAO before 1st February 2013 as this is a restricted course and therefore there is no late application or change of mind facility available.
The Thai Tims have made another cute video ahead of the All-Ireland Final this weekend. We already told you who we’ll be shouting for, but who will you be shouting for?
If, (like many of us in Elevate), you’re a music junkie, then it’s essential that you check out Searching for Sugarman asap.
Playing in the IFI for the rest of the month, the documentary follows two South Africans as they set out to discover what happened to their unlikely musical hero, the mysterious 1970’s rock ‘n’ roller, Rodriguez.
Hailing from Detroit, the singer was discovered in a dingy bar by two distinguished producers who recorded his first album, convinced that it would secure his reputation as the greatest recording artist of the decade. Unfortunately, they were wrong and the album failed, causing Rodriguez to disappear amid rumours of an horrific on-stage suicide.
But a bootleg recording found its way to apartheid South Africa and, over the next 20 years, he became a megastar in his own right becoming one of the strongest contributing factors to the reformation of that society.
An emotional, intense journey, this is one of those rare rock documentaries where the narrative and the history is every bit as poignant as the music itself
If you’re still not convinced, check out the official trailer here:
Bucketing rain, epic sunshine, muck up to your elbows and smiling faces – it could only be the first Irish festival of the summer, Forbidden Fruit 2012. Although we didn’t manage to get to every gig, here are some of the highlights!
As the weather took a turn for the worst, Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, who were playing on the main stage, raised the spirits of the Saturday crowd with their own brand of hip hop brassy jazz fusion. We took shelter in the Lighthouse tent for a bop to Bookashade, dance music at its finest, with audible influences from across the spectrum, classical to rock and jazz to dubstep. We returned to the mainstage to pay homage to the fore fathers of dance, Leftfield, who put on a spectacular show that the torrent of rain became totally incidental. The Rapture, another highlight for us, gave us a mind blowing rendition of How Deep is Your Love? and the crowd went crazy! For us, New Order was the one to see and the performance of Blue Monday (a song that was released the week I was born interestingly enough!) was welcomed by an elated audience. They ended the set with one of the best ‘one more toons’ we could have asked for, Joy Division’s Love Will Tear Us Apart.
If you missed out, then watch it here:
In a bold move, Irish Eurovision hopefuls Jedward have swopped their signature spikes for a flattened style in tonight’s semi-final show in Azerbaijan.
Performing the catchy ditty, Waterline, the pair are reported to be dressed as ‘futuristic stormtroopers’ in water resistant gold costumes equipped to withstand the unique water feature that they have incorporated into their high octane act.
True to form, Jedward are bypassing the prolific Eurovision parties again this year in favour of meeting fans and media.
With Paddy Power tipping Jedward as seventh most likely to win the final on Saturday night our boys are certain to make a splash!
Don’t miss the Eurovision 2012 Semi Finals on RTE 2, Tonight, 20.00.
Spring time is in full bloom and the days are slowly getting longer – it won’t be long until summer’s here and we’re dusting off our wellies, cleaning out our tents and looking forward to another great season of festivals. Despite the cancellation of Ireland’s largest music festival Oxegen this year, there are plenty of new and exciting festivals just waiting to be discovered.
Forbidden Fruit Festival returns to the Royal Hospital Kilmainham grounds this year with a stellar line-up of acts including heavy hitters New Order, Leftfield and Wilco. Following the success of its 2011 initiation, the 2012 version has been extended to three days – Saturday, Sunday and Monday of the June bank holiday weekend – and will have five stages, including a newly added comedy tent. Just like last year, the cream of Irish talent will also be given the chance to show they can mix it with the best. Irish acts we’re looking forward to include Le Galaxie, windings and R.S.A.G.
For more information on the Forbidden Fruit festival visit their website.
Elevate attended the launch of what a lot of people consider to be Ireland’s greatest festival last week. Just like previous years, Electric Picnic 2012 promises to be an unmissable event on the Irish festival calendar. With acts such as Hot Chip, The Cure, Orbital and The XX already announced, the beautiful setting of Stradbally, Co Laois will once again be the place to be this autumn. The Salty Dog stage, Trenchtown and Body & Soul will all return, but it’s not all about the music, Electric Picnic offers something for everyone and we are delighted to hear that the spoken word area and comedy tent will once again be present this year. We cannot wait.
To find out more about Electric Picnic 2012 visit their website.