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Eoin But­ler’s guide to down­loads, sin­gles and free au­diostreams


No­body’s Busi­ness Def Jam ★ Not to be con­fused with the old blues num­ber of the same ti­tle. (Sam­ple lyric: “I go out and I get a lit­tle high/Come home and blacken my wife’s eye/No­body’s busi­ness but my own.”) Al­though, on sec­ond thought . . .


Cola In­ter­scope ★★ On this track from her Born to Die: The Paradise Edition al­bum, the at­ten­tion-starved man­nequin claims to sleep in an Amer­i­can flag, coos in an Oedi­pal fash­ion about her fa­ther, and drops in a cho­rus that might yet amount to the most mem­o­rable prod­uct place­ment Pepsi Cola ever re­ceives. Suf­fice to say, she would be well ad­vised to have the con­di­tion looked at.


DNA Syco ★★ On the ti­tle track from their de­but al­bum, the girl group try to iden­tify their lover’s unique ap­peal. “He’s from a dif­fer­ent strain,” they bleat, “that sci­ence can’t ex­plain.” They then fol­low that up by of­fer­ing what sound sus­pi­ciously like a sci­en­tific ex­pla­na­tion. “It’s in his DNA, his DNA.” (Y’know, it’s ac­tu­ally prob­a­bly his hair­cut.)


Fes­ter Mem­phis In­dus­tries

★★★★ The first sin­gle from the band’s Out of Touch in the Wild al­bum starts out sound­ing like one of those non­sense songs small chil­dren sing to them­selves when they think no one’s lis­ten­ing. Then there are these in­tri­cate, in­ter­twin­ing marimba and xy­lo­phone melodies that, ad­mit­tedly, are a lit­tle bit a be­yond the abil­i­ties of most small chil­dren. Ex­cept Mozart, prob­a­bly, or one of those an­noy­ing, tal­ented tykes from the Late Late Toy Show. RÓISÍN

O Tea Song ★★★ For this video, edited by Alan Joseph Tully, singer Róisín O con­vinced mem­bers of the Ir­ish di­as­pora (or “tea­s­pora”) to send footage of them­selves en­joy­ing a cup of tea in their newly adopted home­lands. At the re­quest of Min­is­ter Varad­kar, Róisín’s next ef­fort will be ti­tled The Writ­ing a Big Fat Cheque Song.

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