Tag Archives: Zane Lowe

Track: New Gaslight Anthem-’45’

Zane Lowe premiered ’45’, the new single by The Gaslight Anthemlast night on his BBC Radio 1 show. As you would expect, this is full of emotion but is very hard hitting also. I’ve been a massive fan of these guys since the ’59 Sound’ and its been great to see their progression. The band’s fourth record will be released in the summer of 2012 at some stage. Brian Fallon’s interview with Lowe was funny, as he said even Bruce Springsteen hasn’t received a copy of it! One to certainly look forward to.

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Track: TNGHT-‘Bugg’N’

This is doing the rounds online. Serious stuff. TNGHT are an electronic duo and ‘Bugg’N’ is a simple slice of music that leaves you wanting more. It received airplay on Zane Lowe last week. I am really digging this.

By Conor Kelly

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Track: Sleigh Bells-‘Irreplaceable’ (Beyonce Cover)

As anyone who has read this blog before will know, I am crazy into Sleigh BellsThe new album ‘Reign Of Terror’ is fantastic. This though, this is a cool surprise. Recorded for Zane Lowe’s BBC Radio One show, a cover of Beyonce‘s ‘Irreplaceable.’ This is, no pun intended, a Treat!

By Conor Kelly

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The Top 20 Tracks Of 2011 Number: 6


Number 6: The Cast Of Cheers-Family

Despite only released in the last few weeks, ‘Family’ by ‘The Cast Of Cheers’ is a seriously exciting track. The killer hook and jangly math guitars make you wanna bounce around the room. The band are obviously going to have Bloc Party and Foals comparisons, but that is a little unfair. Gaining attention in the UK on the back of airtime on Zane Lowe’s Show on BBC, these Dubliners could be around for a long time.

Words By Conor Kelly

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Introducing: The Cast Of Cheers

I haven’t written an introducing piece in a while, but now seems an appropriate time to introduce these guys. The Cast Of Cheers are a four piece from Dublin. Their music has been described as Indie/Math Rock, with obvious comparisons to Bloc Party and Foals being made. Their snappy guitar riffs and catchy hooks definitely have caused excitement in the Irish music scene.

Last night was a watershed moment for the band, with their new single ‘Family’ getting played on Zane Lowe’s Show on BBC Radio One in the ‘Next Hype’ segment. It was subsequently repeated after listeners responded overwhelmingly positively, which as Zane himself said was a first.

The future should be very interesting for the band. Many will now anticipate an album and a bright future. With the support of DJ’s like Lowe in the UK, there is definitely a sense that these guys will be around for the future. Listen to their previous single ‘Goose’ below via Bandcamp:

Words by Conor Kelly

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Listen to New Drake Track off Take Care

Drake’s new album Take Care drops on the 15th of November. After the first track Headlines, he has released a new track featuring Rick Ross called Lord Knows. Zane Lowe had it as his hottest record last night. Drake also announced a mixtape with Ross that is in the works. Watch the Video for Headlines Below:

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Zane Lowe Tour Mix

I know it was posted a few weeks back, but I have to direct people to Zane Lowe’s awesome mixtape from his Insider Tour over at Soundcloud. The set features music from Kanye West,Nero, The Beatles, The Prodigy, Kasabian and Chase & Status among others. Hard and heavy mix throughout. Here’s the link http://soundcloud.com/zanelowe/tracks

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R.E.M Split

Legendary American alternative rock band R.E.M have split after 31 years together. The announcement was made on the band’s website. Lead vocalist Michael Stipe said “it wasn’t an easy decision”.”All things must end, and we wanted to it the right way, our way.” They released 15 studio albums. Many artists have paid tribute to band on twitter. Strokes front man Julian Casablancas left avideo tribute on his website. BBC radio DJ Zane Lowe also remarked on the influence the band had on others. “REM never dumbed down. Look at the bands they influenced.. The Smiths, Radiohead, Nirvana and so on. And they end with dignity. Most won’t.” The band will release a compilation album titled ‘Part Lies, Part Heart, Part Truth, Part Garbage 1982-2011’.

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