Posted by: Le Catch | August 18, 2008

Electric Picnic Special

Next Sunday on The Lounge (10pm – midnight) I’ll be taking a close look at this years line-up for Electric Picnic festival. Not everyone has been thrilled with the line-up so far, but I think you’ll find once you delve deeper into some of the acts we have some real treats in store for us. So from Dan Deacon to My Bloody Valentine it’s two whole hours of the Picnic!

Here’s some of what you might expect:

Giveamanakick, Goldfrapp, Gomez, Jape, Joan As Policewoman, Kissy Sellout, Late of The Pier, Presets, Sigur Ros, The Gutter Twins, Tinariwen, Wallis Bird, Boss Volenti, Crystal Castles, Cut Copy, Dan Deacon, Halves, Lisa Hannigan, Santogold, Super Extra Bonus Party, The Kills, Underworld, Wilco, Chromeo, Conor Oberst, Foals, Grinderman, Hercules & Love Affair, Michael Franti & Spearhead, My Bloody Valentine, The Dodos, The Gossip, The Roots, Ulrich Schnauss.

Did I leave out Franz Ferdinad and the Sex Pistols? Good! They’ll be staying out!

Posted by: Le Catch | August 18, 2008

Coming Up This Week..

Its the turn of Portishead and their groundbreaking and simply beautiful 1994 release Dummy. This Sunday at midnight on Phantom 105.2

Posted by: Le Catch | August 17, 2008


It’s De La Soul with ‘3 Feet high and Rising’. To get you warmed up here’s the video press kit that was released at the time of the album:

….go check out the wonderful new album track from Messiah J & The Expert. New album is due out in October called ‘From The Word Go’

Posted by: Le Catch | August 11, 2008

Coming up this week…

It’s a big one!

Yep….I’ve been putting this one off for a while…only because I’m looking forward to it so much.  Building up the excitement for myself really. But next Sunday we’ll be looking at one of the groundbreaking hip-hop albums; the 1989 debut by De La Soul “3 Feet High and Rising”.

I’ve always maintained that the late 80’s was the best years for rap and hip-hop. Not only did it see the emergence of De La Soul but the ’88 release of ‘Straight Outta Compton’ by NWA and one of my all-time favorite albums in the form of ‘Paul’s Boutique’ by the Beastie Boys which hit the stores a couple of months after  De La Soul’s debut. Good times indeed!

So tune in next Sunday night at midnight to hear a great great show! (promise)

Posted by: Le Catch | July 31, 2008

Album Archive Flashback…

You might remember when we did a show on Jackson C. Frank back in july last year? Well the bloggers at Naturalismo yesterday revealed some great information:

Jim Abbott, a writer who famously found Jackson living a hand to mouth existence in New York City, has just finished the manuscript for Blues Run the Game: The Tragedy of Jackson C. Frank, likely the only biography of the legendary musician that will ever be written.

Besides a detailed accounting of Frank’s life, you will also learn the stories of several unique characters and events that were important parts of Jackson’s existence. Also included are many never before seen photographs and writings by Jackson, many from his days as a newspaper reporter and editor.

Very, very good news. And not only that but the first 1000 pre-orders also get free CD:

including a couple early rock n roll attempts at Elvis songs, two complete (and one almost complete) alternate versions of songs from the 1965 album, recorded by Judith Piepe in the same flat that housed Jackson, Sandy Denny, Al Stewart and many others. Also, the long lost performances from John Peel’s Night Ride Programme, including a cover of a Pat Sky song called Jimmy Clay, that might just be Jackson’s finest performance ever. And last but not least, by far, one of Jackson’s most haunting and elusive songs, Juliette, recorded in Ulster Park, NY in 1970 and never released anywhere.

More info here

Posted by: Le Catch | July 31, 2008

Want to buy some great Gorillaz Merch?

Well you can do it straight from the Phantom 105.2 website!

Right here in fact!

Posted by: Le Catch | July 29, 2008

Gorillaz The Videos + Wallpaper


Click to make big then right click 'save as'

Posted by: Le Catch | July 28, 2008

So what will I be doing this weekend?

Yes it’s time for the second best weekend of the year (just behind Electric Picnic). This will be my 3rd Castlepalooza Festival, and each year it just gets better and better! It’s tiny (and that’s a great thing), brilliant local indie line-ups, and a wonderful crowd. Oh, did I mention they have a castle? A real one? It’s all based in Charleville Castle in Tullamore.

And not only that but this year for the first time Phantom 105.2 will be broadcasting live for a couple of shows! From the castle!!!! How cool is that? I’ll be live from the castle this coming Saturday from 5-7pm!

Here’s some of this years line-up (recommendations in bold)

Yaz, Tu-Ki, Tidal District, Fight Like Apes, The Parlotones, The Red Labels, Mystery Jets DJ set, Republic of Loose DJ set, The Flaws, The Laundry Shop, The Chapters, The Black Seeds, Kormac (live), Robotnik, Dirty Epics, The Minnikins, RedKid, Paul Hourican, S.O.S., Luan Parle, Mark Hogan, Moebius, DJ Morgan, R.S.A.G., The Radio, The Dying Seconds, Neon Flea Circus, DJ Fayer, DJ Baz, Black Daisy, Boss Volenti, Colm Lynch, Annie Minogue Band

As far as I know there are still tickets left via ticketmaster. And as I mentioned I can’t recommend this enough! Hopefully see you all down there! Go here for more info.

Image from Daramunnis

Posted by: Le Catch | July 28, 2008

New Morning Schedule on Phantom 105.2

It’s a new dawn on Pure Morning from Monday, July 28th when Richie McCormack and Charlotte Flood take over the helm of Pure Morning Join them every week day morning from 7-10am for the most music breakfast show!

Follow that with the wonderful Michelle Doherty and ‘Finest Worksongs’

You may already know Michelle from Channel 6’s Night-shift. Join Michelle Doherty every weekday from 10am – 12 noon with the best Phantom music to rock your workplace!

And then we have Sinéad Ní Mhórda and the ‘Front Row’

Front Row grants you access to all of the latest music and entertainment news and information on the music industry, weekdays from 12:00 – 2:00pm.

Add to that all that’s happening on the local scene, must see films and events around the city and the very best in alternative rock thrown in for good measure, and you’ve got the ultimate show to fulfil all of your entertainment needs.

Wow! Going to be great!

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