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The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - MUSIC REVIEWS - Eoin But­ler

I HAVE A TRIBE Cuckoo ★★★★ Gron­land Records Dubliner Pa­trick O’Laoghaire says this track from his Be­neath

a Yel­low Moon al­bum was writ­ten af­ter lis­ten­ing to Bruce Spring­steen’s Nebraska al­bum. But don’t ex­pect car wrecks, se­rial killers or morally com­pro­mised state troop­ers in his lyrics. The Berlin-based song­writer looks a lit­tle like Will Old­ham, sounds a lot like Antony He­garty and one sus­pects his most pas­sion­ately held con­vic­tions prob­a­bly all cen­tre around ar­ti­sanal cheese. Yet when he hits his stride here, I just dare you not to swoon. LIT­TLE MIX Shout Out to My Ex ★★ Syco Girl group Lit­tle Mix pre­miered the lead sin­gle from their Glory

Days al­bum on X Fac­tor last week. Band-mem­ber Per­rie Ed­wards used the op­por­tu­nity to take a swipe at for­mer fi­ancé Zayn Ma­lik, whom she claims in the lyrics to have had to fake or­gasms with. Us­ing a pub­lic plat­form like that to set­tle old scores with an ex-part­ner ac­tu­ally gives me a bright idea… Hey Lor­raine, I know you read this col­umn. How did you end up with half my books and I end up with one Snow Pa­trol CD I’ve lit­er­ally never seen be­fore in my life? That wasn’t the deal, Lor­raine! That wasn’t part of the deal! BAN­TUM ft. RU­SANGANO FAM­ILY & SENITA Feel Your Rhythm ★★★ En­sem­ble Records Pro­ducer Ruairi Lynch teams up with ex-Repub­lic of Loose man CC Brez amongst oth­ers on this track from the Cork­man’s sec­ond al­bum Move. He plays Cork, Dublin and Lim­er­ick in De­cem­ber. THE LEMON TWIGS As Long As We’re To­gether ★★★ 4AD The Lemon Twigs are two teenage brothers from Long Is­land who look like David Bowie and sound like Todd Rund­gren. The ‘Clas­sic Pop of Yes­ter­year’ al­lu­sions don’t end there. I’m pretty sure this promo was filmed on the same set whee The Spice Girls shot the Say You’ll Be There video. The song doesn’t quite live to their hair­cuts. But not much would.

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