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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.

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.

Whelan’s Ones To Watch Festival Playlist.

7 Jan

Here is two playlists covering almost all of the acts at this years Ones To Watch Festival.

Part One.

Part Two.

Line Up and Stage Times. Whelans One’s To Watch Festival.

7 Jan

Whelans Ones To Watch

The line up and stages times for the Whelan’s Ones To Watch Festival have been announced this morning start planning your way around the venues.

LINE UP

-WED 8TH
Whelan’s:
20:15-20:45 Fauve Chapman
21:00-21:30 Conor Linnie
21:45-22:15 Liza Flume
22:30-23:00 Moxie

Whelan’s Upstairs:
20:30-21:00 Gigabyte
21:15-21:45 Miriam Donohue
22:00-22:30 Sails
22:45-23:15 Monsenior*
23:30-00:00 Keith Moss and the Tightrope Walkers*
00:15-00:45 Me And My Dog*

-THUR 9TH
Whelan’s:
20:15-20:45 tbc
21:00-21:30 We Arrive Alive
21:45-22:15 Beach
22:30-23:00 The Academic
23:15-23:45 Moscow Metro

Whelan’s Upstairs:
21:15-21:45 Floor Staff
22:00-22:30 Cove
22:45-23:15 Wild Promises
23:30-00:00 Carriages*
00:15-00:45 Yellowbridge*
01:00-01:30 Oh Boland*
01:45-02:15 The Vincents*

-FRI 10TH
Whelan’s:
20:15-20:45 tbc
21:00-21:30 Color//Sound
21:45-22:15 RudyTrixx
22:30-23:00 Tandem Felix
23:15-23:45 Other Creatures

Whelan’s Upstairs:
20:30-21:00 tbc
21:15-21:45 Biggle Flys Again
22:00-22:30 Race the Flux
22:45-23:15 tbc
23:30-00:00 Women’s Christmas*
00:15-00:45 Plutonic Dust*
01:00-01:30 WOB*
01:45-02:15 Buffalo Sunn*

The Village**:
20:15-20:45 tbc
21:00-21:30 Toy Soldier
21:45-22:15 tbc
22:30-23:00 Vann Music

-SAT 11TH
Whelans:
20:15-20:45 Otherkin
21:00-21:30 Paddy Hanna
21:45-22:15 Val Normal
22:30-23:00 tbc
23:15-23:45 Overhead, The Albatross

Whelans Upstairs:
20:00-20:30 tbc
20:45-21:15 Blades Club
21:30-22:00 Amidships
22:15-22:45 My Tribe Your Tribe
23:00-23:30 Pockets
23:45-00:15 tbc*
00:30-01:00 tbc*
01:15-01:45 The Boxing Plot*
02:00-02:30 Animal Beats*

The Village**:
20:00-20:30 The North Sea
20:45-21:15 Thieves
21:30-22:00 Corner Boy
22:15-22:45 Gangs

*DUE TO CAPACITY RESTRICTIONS IN THE UPSTAIRS VENUE WE WILL STOP SELLING TICKETS ON THE DOOR AT 11:30PM.

IF YOU WANT TO SEE ANY ACTS PLAYING AFTER 11:30PM PLEASE ARRIVE BEFORE 11:30PM.

**ENTRY TO THE VILLAGE IS VIA THE SECRET DOOR IN WHELAN’S SMOKING AREA.

TICKETS:
€5 per day or €10 for all 4 days available online from WAV Tickets [Lo-Call 1890 200 078] (50c per ticket service charge applies on phone or creditcard bookings)

***Free pint of Carlsberg with every ticket stub***

Whelan’s Ones To Watch Festival 8th – 11th January 2014

5 Jan

This coming week see’s the return of the Whelan’s Ones To Watch Festival. Taking place across three stages between Whelan’s and The Village it will see some 50 new Irish acts take the stage across four days for the princely sum of €5 for one night or €10 for all four nights and that includes a free pint of Carlsberg for each ticket. Pretty good value when you consider the current boom of new Irish acts in 2013 so you are sure to see something special.
The first twenty acts to be announced are as follows:

Other Creatures
Liza Flume
Miriam Donohue
Conor Linnie
Paddy Hanna
Thieves
Val Normal
Overhead, The Albatross
Women’s Christmas
Sails
WOB
Me and My Dog
Otherkin
Color//Sound
Corner Boy
RudyTrixx
Tandem Felix
My Tribe Your Tribe
Monsenior
Moxie
Floor Staff
Carriages
The Vincents
Gangs
The Academic
Wild Promises
Oh Boland
Moscow Metro
Amidships
Gigabyte
Plutonic Dust
Cove
Toy Soldier
Blades Club
Pockets
Fauve Chapman
Vann Music

And thats only the first twenty, so get up off your arse early in January and make it your resolution to see some of the best new acts to come from Ireland this year.

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