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Hal Blaine. Photograph: Michael Ochs Archives/Getty

Hal Blaine, one of pop music’s most prolific and brilliant drummers, who played with Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, the Beach Boys and more, died on Mo(...)

“Hardly a punch has been thrown”: Brothers William and Jim Reid enjoyed recording their new album in Dublin

Scottish noise pop legends The Jesus and Mary Chain are to release their first album in 18 years. The East Kilbride outfit’s seventh studio album, Dam(...)

James Mercer: “I think what I missed was just having the time to sit there alone with the songs. That’s where all the little weird, quirky things come from.”

James Mercer came to a realisation when he sat down to begin writing the fifth Shins album, Heartworms. “I decided, y’know what, I’m just gonna go bac(...)

Stefan Murphy (formerly of Dublin band The Mighty Stef) may have moved to Athens, Georgia, but there’s no doubting where his heart still resides. D(...)

Bobby Gillespie: “In terms of looks, you can’t compete with younger bands.” Photograph: Sam Christmas

Primal Scream have always worn their hearts on their album sleeves. Screamadelica signalled their happy-drugs-phase album; XTRMNTR their paranoid dru(...)

Tipp top: Fearghal McKee onstage with Whipping Boy at Feile '92 in Thurles, Co Tipperary. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Myles McDonnell sighs at each passing compliment feted upon Whipping Boy’s second album, Heartworm. It’s not an impolite gesture. The former bassis(...)

When John Peel joined the BBC’s new pop station, Radio 1, in 1967, he was photographed outside Broadcasting House in a line-up of DJs that testifie(...)

There are downsides to achieving fame through a fashionable television series. People in supermarkets confuse you with your character. Those tabloi(...)

Dublin three-piece Swords
Newfound Sounds for May
  • Music
  • April 26, 2013, 06:00

With it being almost May, and thus the actual summer, I’m in quite a good mood here at New Found Sounds. And on this month’s podcast, the overall m(...)

There’s a lyric on Hit Void that implores the listener to “read your Marx and Engels(...)

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