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THE SWELL SEA­SON FEA­TUR­ING GLEN HANSARD & MARKÉTA IR­GLOVÁ

Glen and Mar are cur­rently on an ex­tended world­wide lap of hon­our to mark the huge run­away suc­cess of their in­volve­ment with John Car­ney’s Once flick. Ex­pect songs from the film and, nat­u­rally, Frames favourites given a fresh lick of paint. www.mys­pace.com/ theswellsea­son

ROISIN MUR­PHY

Her Choice Mu­sic Prize-nom­i­nated Over­pow­ered album, the one which had her sashay­ing un­der the big­gest glit­ter­ball in the world, has turned things around for Wick­low na­tive Roisin Mur­phy. www.mys­pace.com/ roisinmurphy

MGMT

In the 15 months since they re­leased de­but album In Love With De­tail, Deloren­tos have gigged as if their lives de­pended on it. Ir­ish, Euro­pean and (highly event­ful) Amer­i­can tours have seen them turn good songs into great songs. www.deloren­tos.net Set the Mood is the album David Jor­dan wants you, you and you in the cor­ner with your arms folded to fall head over heels in love with. A rap­tur­ous mix of rock, soul and pop, the Barnet-born Jor­dan is a lit­tle bit Ter­ence Trent D’Arby and a lit­tle bit Prince. www.mys­pace. com/david­jor­danof­fi­cial The man from Hobbs, New Mex­ico, is one of those coun­try gun­slingers who talks it like he walks it, with a fully-loaded set of tough-as-ole-boots songs about trou­ble with a cap­i­tal T. His Mescal­ito album is the one to check out for more of his desert hoot­ing and hol­ler­ing. www.mys­pace.com/ ryan­bing­ham

BAND OF HORSES

Push­ing clas­sic Amer­i­can rock with streaks of coun­try and folk run­ning through it, Band Of Horses have shown on their two al­bums to date that they know how to turn a sim­ple spark into a flame. www.band­ofhorses.com They are one of 2008’s hottest acts, the Brook­lyn psy­cho­nauts with the mon­ster tune Time To Pre­tend and an album, Orac­u­lar Spec­tac­u­lar, packed with lav­ish lay­ers of tech­ni­coloured sounds and smartly struc­tured pop nu­ances which are a lit­tle pop and a lit­tle prog. www.mys­pace.com/mgmt

DELOREN­TOS LIGHT­SPEED CHAM­PION

DAVID JOR­DAN

Dev Hynes used to be in the Test Ici­cles, but he’s okay now. As de­but album Fall­ing Off The Laven­der Bridge album showed, the Texan na­tive is tak­ing a more wel­come approach for his new guise, pre­fer­ring eclec­tic tunes to his for­mer out­fit’s noise-for-the-sake-of-noise buzz. www.mys­pace.com/ light­speed­cham­pion

RYAN BING­HAM

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