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My Recommended Gigs For Body & Soul 2012

The Body & Soul Festival 2012 is on this Saturday and Sunday in County Westmeath. I am unable to go unfortunately, but it has a fantastic line-up. Here are my highlights:

Saturday 23rd of June:

Main Stage

9pm: Django Django

10pm: Villagers

11:30pm: Spiritualized

Upstage

4pm: REID

9:30pm: Gold Panda

Sunday 24th of June:

Main Stage

1:15pm: Tieranniesaur

6:45pm: St. Vincent

8:15pm: Little Dragon

9:45pm: M83

Upstage

4:45pm: Donal Dineen

9pm: Jacques Greene

By Conor Kelly

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Body & Soul 2012 Lineup Announced

The Body & Soul Festival is returning to Balinlough Castle in County Westmeath (June 22nd-24th) for its third year. It comes across as such a cool and vibrant event. The line-up this year appeals to me in every way, so instead of giving my ones to watch, I’m just gonna list the whole thing. Awesome collection of artists.

Body & Soul 2012 Line-up:

M83,

St. Vincent,

Villagers,

Little Dragon,

John Talabot,

Shangaan Electro,

Gold Panda,

Redinho,

The Herbaliser,

Emika,

Tieranniesaur,

Kormac’s Big Band

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The Top Ten Albums Of 2011: Number 2

Number 2: M83-Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming

M83’s music has always sounded huge. Their previous album ‘Saturdays=Youth’  was full of big sounding synth-pop. If that album was meant for arena’s, ‘Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming’ should be played in cities, on top of mountains and in the outer universe. It sounds absolutely massive, with pounding drums and huge choruses.

‘Intro’ is huge and expertly lets the voices of lead singer Anthony Gonzalez and guest star Zola Jesus bounce off each other. It is the perfect start to 2011’s most epic album. ‘Midnight City’  is a gorgeous synth classic, with a warm feel to it. This is a double album, ambitious enough, but the short instrumental pieces such as ‘Train To Pluton’ make this double album tick over. It is hard to pick out one track that stands out, but Steve McQueenmay be the closest thing to being shot into space in a rocket without actually doing it. It is massive.

This is one of the great double albums I can remember, as many really disappoint. In most other years it would be my album of the year…

Words By Conor Kelly

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Album of the Week: M83 – Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming

 A new feature I plan to include weekly will be the album of the week. I know it’s cliched, but it’s hopefully gonna be good! This week the album of the week is M83’s sixth album ‘Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming’. The double album features 22 tracks of searing Synth Pop. The opening track Intro’ featuring Zola Jesus is an epic thrill ride and ‘Steve McQueen’ is monumental. Check out the official video for ‘Midnight City’ Below:

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Listen to the New M83 Album

 The new M83 album is available to stream over at Urban Outfitters. Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming is out on October 18th.

 

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