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Floor Staff. New Video. The Guest.

6 Aug

Check out the wonderfully strange new video for Floor Staff’s fantastic track ‘The Guest’.


The video fits perfectly with the unique styles and sound of Floor Staff.
Get yourself over to The Button Factory this Saturday night to catch them live along with the fantastic Elaine Mai.

Here is my full review of the EP.


Fly Boy Blue / Lunette. Elbow’s First Single From Sixth Album.

18 Jan

Brand new Elbow track from new album ‘The Take Off and Landing Of Everything’ has just been released ‘Fly Boy Blue / Lunette’.

Floor Staff: Whelan’s Ones To Watch Festival Spotlight.

8 Jan

My second artist spotlight for the Ones To Watch Festival is cast directly on the Dublin based duo known collectively as Floor Staff. Floor Staff arrived on the Irish Music scene this year with the release of one of the best EP’s of 2013.

Floor Staff Play Whelan’s Upstairs:21:15-21:45 on Thursday the 9th of January as part of the Whelan’s Ones To Watch Festival.

The Good Luck EP a five song expression of intent and confidence, was an instant favorite of mine when I heard it in early 2013. Like my previous artist spotlight on Monsenior, Floor Staff are another act who have undertaken one of the hardest tasks in the current music scene, which is to create pop music that’s not only credible and inventive but instantly catchy. While Monsenior’s EP is a joyous pop affair, Floor Staff have delivered Melancholy for you to get up and dance to. The lyrics have dark and emotional moments throughout, while the harmonies and instrumentation make you move your feet.

Check out my full review of the EP here.

Currently writing their full length debut album expect big things when it gets its release.
The vocals have soul which seems to be an upcoming trend in Irish music with the likes of Hozier also releasing an EP this year.
Think Alt-Pop and Indie in the vein of acts as diverse as Le Galaxie, Bon Iver, Arcade Fire, Choir of Young Believers and Jonsi.

Come On Live Long – Album Stream

3 Jul
Come On Live Long - LP - Everything Fall Credit Come on Live Long Facebook

Come On Live Long – LP – Everything Fall Credit Come on Live Long Facebook

Come On Live Long’s new album ‘Everything Fall’ is streaming over on Nialler 9 and its an absolute cracker.

After the release of a couple of successful ep’s in the last few year’s, their debut album is another step in the direction of becoming one of Ireland’s top band’s. It exudes confidence and knowledge that this band know who they want to be. With the dual lead female and male vocals complimenting each other and never seeming to battle for the lead position. Come On Live Long are already a solid live act with plenty of gigs under their belt including a slot at the Camden Crawl festival and support slots with the like of We Cut Corners. The debut album will have only boosted their live shows offering them a larger set and more confidence from what will surely be a very well received debut. Having already got the positive attention of Nialler 9 is always a good start to a new release in Ireland.

Come On Live Long “Everything Fall” EPK from Steve Battle on Vimeo.

Everything Fall is released on Live Long Records on July 5th, with the Dublin launch gig taking place on July 6th in Whelan’s with Bouts as support.

Come On Live Long: Little Ones

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