Jenny bigs up our best bands

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - Weekly Guide To Entertainment Friday 27.11.2009 - lmur­phy@irish­times.com

A new book fea­tur­ing pro­files of and in­ter­views with a host of ac­tive Ir­ish bands is pub­lished to­day. In Bloom: Ir­ish Mu­sic Now was writ­ten by 2FM DJ Jenny Hus­ton, who in­ter­viewed 15 of Ire­land’s big­gest acts for the book. In­cluded are es­tab­lished mu­si­cians such as Lisa Han­ni­gan, Repub­lic of Loose, Bell XI and Duke Spe­cial, as well as up-and-com­ing buzz bands such as And So I Watch You From Afar, R.S.A.G. and Fight Like Apes.

Hus­ton told The Ticket she was ap­proached by Cur­rach Press last Christ­mas and asked to write a book on emerg­ing bands. “It’s a snap­shot of the scene right now. More than any­thing else I wanted to cel­e­brate their suc­cess and brag about the bands a bit. We are not great at cel­e­brat­ing oth­ers’ suc­cesses in Ire­land – some would say mas­ters of be­grudgery – and we cer­tainly would not tol­er­ate mu­si­cians singing their own praises, so some­one had to do it for them.”

The book will be launched at Tower Records on Wick­low Street tonight, when Bell XI, Repub­lic of Loose and The Bl­iz­zards will par­tic­i­pate in a sign­ing. Hus­ton’s 2FM show will then be broad­cast live from the store from 8pm to 10.30pm, and will fea­ture acous­tic per­for­mances by Cathy Davey, Yes Cadets! and Oliver Cole.

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