#12 Pure Sound Review Episode XII

July 20, 2016

A long time coming due to technical glitches, holidays and all that jazz.

Recorded back in April, we reviewed Frightened Rabbit's latest offering, we talked excellent amounts of shite and Naoise Roo popped in to let us disagree with her about PJ Harvey's Hope Six Demolition Project.

All in all an hour's podcasting fun.

Look out for more episodes in August as Philly returns from his trip into the heart of darkness and we kick off once again on a Pure Sound Adventure.

Show & Tell: Gig Guide Episode 4

July 10, 2016

Ch-ch-ch-check it out...what's it all about?

It's your friendly neighbourhood gig guide/playlist all rolled into one.
Presented by yours truly, Brian Byrne, I take a look at the best gigs for the week ahead in Dublin 11th-17th of July.
This week we've got 
1. Pixies - U-Mass
2. The Souljazz Orchestra - Kapital
3. Jamie XX - Gosh
4. Otherkin - Ay Ay
5. Courtney Barnett - Pedestrian at Best
6. I Am The Cosmos - Letting it Go
7. SELK - To the Wind
8. Hauschka - North Shore Brother
9. Caoimhín Ó'Raghallaigh
10. Damien Dempsey - Kelly The Boy From Killane/The Teetoller
Spotify Playlist can be found here if my dulcet tones grate on your eardrums.

Show & Tell: Gig Guide Episode 3

June 12, 2016

Back in the swig of things with your gig guide for the week of 13th-20th of June. 

1. Etienne de Crecy - Am I Wrong
2. CC Dust - Never Going To Die
3. De La Soul - Ring Ring Ring (Ha Ha Hey)
4. Aik-J - Suite Life
5. Brian Jonestown Massacre - Anemone
6. TaboidTv - Lets Dance
7. The Academic - Chasers
8. Travis Oaks - Love You More
9. Brave Giant - The Time I Met The Devil
10. Glimmermen - Bang
11. Aik-J - In My Soul (Blend Bold Remix)
12. Etienne de Crecy - You

Show & Tell: Gig Guide Episode2

May 15, 2016

Week two of my gig guide show.

Finally got a snazzy name for it and all.
Show and Tell. 
It's a play on words and all.

Got some great tunes for you this week, here's the tracklisting.
1. Highasakite - Darth Vader
2. Highasakite - Hiroshima
3. Quantic - Curuba
4. Quantic - El Yagé
5. Interskalactic - AL CAPONE
6. Day Wave - Gone
7. Day Wave - Stuck
8. Land Lovers - Springtime for Mystics
9. Fia Rua - The Waves Are Gonna Take Your Sons
10. Kayah - Za Pozno/Too Late
11. Kíla - Grand Hotel

Show & Tell: Gig Guide Episode 1

May 9, 2016

"Cuz I'm out on my own now/And I like the way it feeelz"

It is one half of the Pure Sound Review coming at ya, picking the best in Dublin's live music scene for the week of 9/5/16

Brian Byrne here minus Philly Ryan for a little pet project of mine.
If you're wondering what the best gigs are in Dublin this week, I've got a great playlist with some tunes from each to pique your interest and all the gig info too.

1. The Burning Hell - I Love The Things That People Make
2. Booka Brass Band - Chilled Milk
3. The Hot 8 Brass Band - Move Ya Body
4. Ham Sandwich - This Must Be The Place (Cover)
5. Ciarán Lavery - Psycho Killer (Cover)
6. Ciarán Lavery - Okkervil River
7. Daithí - Have To Go
8. Pleasure Beach - Dreamer To The Dawn
9. Nap Eyes - Roll It
10. Cian Nugent - Year Of The Snake

Not a bad song among them, Yarr


#11 The Pure Sound Review Live@Quarter Block Party Cork

February 8, 2016

It's our 11th episode and boy oh boy do we have a special one lined up for you.


We broadcast live from St. Peter's Church in Cork for the Quarter Block Party.

Warning, may or may not contain traces of;

  • Smiley faces
  • Hungover faces
  • Meltybrain nut cases
  • Nialler9 interfaces
  • Warm embraces
  • Zero references to Oasis
  • No airs and graces
  • Shitetalking showcases




#10.5 Quarter Block Party Friday Review

February 8, 2016

For your listening pleasure we present our review of The Friday Night at Quarter Block Party in Cork.


Disclaimer: Philly accidentally drove us to Limerick first thus ensuring we saw barely any music on the Friday night. 

So most of this contains very little content of worth, nothing new there either!



#10 Pure Sound Review Episode X

January 25, 2016

Episode X Goin' Give it to ya'

And we're back.... with our latest offering we review;
Daughter's, Not to Disappear
Balam Acab's, Child Death
We also talk general shades of shite about the Quarter Block Party, Longitude's first line-up announcement and more in our Any Other Business section.

#9 Pure Sound Review Episode IX

December 12, 2015

The Pure Sound Review Episode 9 ...time to bust a rhyme

So me & Philly been expressin' with our full capabilities, 

although our homes look like correctional facilities, 

as some don't agree with how we do this, 

Fiddler on the roof Daithí Ó'Drónaí is in to help us get straight

This week we meditate like Buddhists on the pros and cons of John Grant's new album 'Grey Tickles, Black Pressure'

We also talk shite to Daithí. Review Bleeding Heart Pigeons's latest single and as promised Daithí tells us a shpooky shtory.

So just chill till the next episode...


#8 Pure Sound Review Episode VIII

December 12, 2015

The Pure Sound Review is back with episode 8, so we decided to pick a mate!

This week we've got James from Dear Desert in to help us review CHVRCHES' Every Open Eye.

We talk some shite about the Vatican's new record label and just what is our favourite desert! 

Songhoy Blues', Music in Exile gets reviewed as we look forward to their gig in Whelans and announce the winners of our Seven Word Single Review Competition.