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Race the FluxMatty Rusko

What you may need to know…

01. Galway math-rock quartet Race the Flux premiered new single Matty Rusko on their social media yesterday. It’s available for streaming on Spotify and download from iTunes.

02. Having spent the last few years honing their sound, including debut LP Dutch Buffalo and last year’s more experimental Olympians EP, the lads have supported Tame Impala, And So I Watch You From Afar, and The Redneck Manifesto.

03. Rugger buggers may recognise their track Olympus Mons as Munster’s pitch walkout music, also.

04. The video, shot and edited by Limerick media veteran Shane Serrano, sees the band accompany a man who can’t get their them out of his head. Literally.

05. Having played Sweeney’s in Dublin last night, tonight they’re off to slaughter London’s Old Blue Last, a 317-year-old pub, formerly a brothel, now run by VICE Magazine. Grand.

Verdict: The evolution of the Tribesmen from electronicky alt-rockers to the forefront of Ireland’s enviable math-rock scene has taken definite shape. Matty Rusko continues the process in fine form.

Race the Flux


BrotherlodeAsian Cuisine

Here’s what you may need to know…

01. Brotherlode is a lo-fi ambient outfit led by Dublin DIY denizen Seán Bean.

02. Asian Cuisine is taken from their newly-released album of the same name, out this weekend on cassette, CD and digital via tape specialists Little L Records.

03. Referred to as “under-produced music for an over-produced society”, this record was a completely DIY affair, and uses this to its advantage, roaming between ambient, jazz and psychedelia.

04. This tune, premiering today on #YMLT, is about spice bags. You can get some more over at United Cassettes, who are streaming Anne, Burning now.

05. The best spice bag in Ireland? Suggestions welcome below.

Verdict: A lot to like here in a weird, spacey take on Dublin’s ever-changing and – progressing lo-fi sound. If that floats yer boat, get yerself a tape.