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From the sassy Buffalo Stance and the cool spiritual pop of 7 Seconds to the boisterous and rambunctious Cherry Thing album with Nordic free jazz buccaneers The Thing, and this year’s melancholic, wise and graceful Blank Project, keeping up with Cherry has been a musical adventure.
They’re back. Fans of super-freaky hip-hop will welcome the return of André 3000 and Big Boi to a big Irish field. Indeed, there’s a direct Kelis connection too in that André appeared on Millionaire on her third album, Tasty, in 2003.
CHIC FT NILE RODGERS
It was their visit to the Electric Picnic in 2009 which kickstarted the Irish love affair with Nile Rodgers and his discotastic band. We’ve lost count of the number of times they’ve been back since but there’s always a packed hall (or tent) to greet them and their white suits.
Three albums into her career, there’s no doubt whatsoever that Merrill Garbus is someone hearing the most fabulous sounds in her head and doing her damn best to get them to your ears. Check out new album Nicki Nack and form an orderly queue for her appearance under the trees at the Body & Soul stage on Friday night.
HERCULES & LOVE AFFAIR
Andy Butler and friends (left) are the ones to put a shimmy into your sojourn in Stradbally. Their album from a few months back, The Feast of the Broken Heart, featured John Grant joining regular vocalists Rouge Mary, Gustaph and Krystle Warren to add some emotional heft to a heavyweight slew of acid, tech-house and disco grooves.