I got to chat to the great Richmond, Virginia musician Matthew E. White before his show at the Roisin Dubh. He was pretty jetlagged after travelling from Australia and his giant beard seemed to swallow up my mic a bit. But he was gracious and intelligent and we chatted about his record label and recording studio Spacebomb Records, his writing process with the band and his live show. You can listne to the interview as part of Feed Me Weird Things and there’s a new song from Matt and Natalie Prass opening the show. Thanks to Gugai for setting it up.
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The Dead Albatross Music Prize continues this year celebrating the best in underground music from Britain and Ireland. This year there are two categories – new music and reissues. I did an hour long special on the awards on Feed Me Weird Things. You can find out the winners on Kamikze’s show on Reel Rebels Radio on Wednesday the 28th October at 8.30pm.
I interviewed the great Scottish traditional and folk singer Alasdair Roberts.
I was lucky enough to interview the erudite, entertaining and excellent Scroobius Pip ahead of his Speech Development tour landing in Galway on November 22nd in Roisin Dubh. You can listen to it on Feed Me Weird Things.
I am lucky enough to be one of the judges in the second year of The Dead Albatross Music Awards.
The community-spirited, DIY carnival of sound returns for its second year, following the success of last year’s award.
Designed to run alongside The Mercury Prize, Dead Albatross promises to showcase an honest, real, and exciting cross-section of the huge variety of music created within the UK and Ireland over the past year.
The selected 25 albums for the shortlist that we feel paint a beautiful picture of the UK music scene as we know it, and in this show I pick my top 10 and also speak to Kamikaze, who established the awards and Dolly Dolly, one of the nominees.
Sound Art Special
Flirt FM 101.3 Presents Feed Me Weird Things – Sound Art Special 29th May ’13
‘Sound art’ is a term for a diverse set of art practices which utilize sound and listening as the subject matter and material.
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Here are the contributors and where to find more of their work:
Alan Meaney – http://alanmeaney.ie
La Cosa Preziosa – www.lacosapreziosa.com
Steve McCourt – www.stevemccourt.net
Aonghus McEvoy – https://soundcloud.com/aonghus-mcevoy
Gavin Prior – www.desertedvillage.com
Natalia Crep’t – http://thesunkenhum.tumblr.com/
Robin Parmar – http://robinparmar.com/
Ruairi o’ Baoighill – https://soundcloud.com/ruairiobaoighill
Mairead O’Connor – http://www.greyheron.ie/
Declan Kelly – http://www.abandonreasonrecords.com/
Tony Langlois – http://zelloloid.org/
Eamonn Bailey – https://www.myspace.com/eamonnbailey
Arthur Russell Special
Flirt FM 101.3 Presents Feed Me Weird Things – Arthur Russell Special 22nd May ’13
A one hour tribute to the incredible musician Arthur Russell. Taking in his work with Allen Ginsberg and Steve D’Acquistino (as Loose Joints) and the wide variety of styles he released under different guises. Country, pop, experimental, instrumental and disco music from this hugely influential man.
“Arthur has to be the funkiest white boy I ever met,” – Lola Love
Flirt FM presents Feed Me Weird Things – Walking Sucks Edition 20th March ’13
A special guest mix from Spungo finishes off the show. Before that, there’s scratching and turntablism, folk old and new, an Electroinc Pioneer, Italian Library music, Rodriguez’s 70’s stylings and something new from Dark Sky.
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Flirt FM Presents Feed Me Weird Things – Does Whatever A Spider Can edition 6th March ’13
Special guest this week is Declan Kelly and we discuss the upcoming gig in Galway featuring Richard Dawson, Brigid Power Ryce and The Driftwood Manor. We also chat about Abandon Reason and the series of concerts in a disused carpark. There’s smooth Sade meets Junior Boys from Rhye, Oramics from daphne Oram, dark drone from The Haxan Cloak and improvised kosmische from JG/BC.