TMFMTL Presents #007 – We turn 5 this Saturday in Sin É with CHANCER & Pranks

TMFTML turns 5 this March (whut?!?) and we’re bringing the noise to Sin É Dublin to celebrate in style!

Headlining on the night are Dublin instrumental math wizards Chancer. This 4-piece supergroup tear the roof off every room they play in. Their music is complex in nature but instantly accessible, full of mind bending loops and ear grabbing hooks. Expect to have a serious bangover after this set! For fans of Adebisi Shank, And So I Watch You From Afar & Ttng.

”Chancer deliver punchy hooks and off-kilter ear-worms. The band has transitioned from a solo project to duo, from power-trio to power-quattro, with members from other local bands stepping in and filling the interstices. The band’s latest single ‘Banger’ is bound to get you bouncing.” Fecking Bahamas

We’re extremely excited to have the mighty Pranks returning to the stage to support. These guys have to be seen to believed. The power-duo produce ground shaking, blisteringly explosive grunge tunes full of the tastiest riffs imaginable. For fans of Queens of the Stone Age, Royal Blood & Death From Above 1979

““Showing that economy doesn’t necessary mean you can’t deliver a bludgeoningly loud rock show, Micheal Sheil and Gearoid Connaughton’s grunge-leaning rock music has the big riffs and metal chops of old. They sound like Manic Street Preachers’ James Dean Bradfield letting loose on a Queens of the Stone Age track. It’s old school stuff done well.” – Nialler9’s New Artist of the Week, The Irish Times

Entry is FREE before 9PM or €5 after and doors are at 8:00pm. See you in the front row!

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LISTEN: New single ‘Matty Rusko’ from Galway’s Race the Flux

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Galway band Race the Flux continue on their steady climb to the world stage today with the release of their new single ‘Matty Rusko’.

Our first introduction to Race the Flux came in the form of their 2013 Mini Album ‘Dutch Buffalo’, a no holds barred teeth-gritting-head-banging blend of electronic post rock goodness.  While it’s a brilliant record that really has stood the test of time, it did lean heavily on their influences. The stand out track definitely has to be  ‘Can I?’

For the follow up to ‘Dutch Buffalo’ they enlisted the help of Belfast producer and ex Oppenheimer axeman Rocky O’Reilly in Start Together Studios. Rocky is the man responsible for capturing And So I Watch You From Afar’s blistering live sound and translating it to record.

The difference in production and the progression in the bands songwriting ability was glaringly obvious on last years followup EP ‘Olympians’. There was a real breadth of different styles and dynamic shifts squeezed in to such a small amount of time and songs. ‘Olympians’ really sees Race the Flux coming into their own, shedding their more obvious influences and finding their sound. Check out ‘Olympus Mons’ for a great example of this.

‘Matty Rusko’ is another creative and sonic leap for the band, featuring math rock rhythms juxtaposed with Joe Padfield’s anthemic orating and some really interesting interplay between guitars and bass. This song promises to be a big one for them and will hopefully help to secure them some bigger slots on this summers festival circuit. Having made their Electric Picnic debut last year on the Electric Arena Stage, they’ve now also been longlisted for the  Glastonbury Emerging Talent competition. Luckily, you can catch them sooner and closer than that! They’ll be playing 2 dates in Dublin and Cork over the next 2 months with support from Dublin grunge duo Pranks. There’s also a London headliner thrown in for good measure! Details for the shows are below.

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TMFTML’s Definitive Guide to Irish Christmas Songs!

pranks xmasAre you sick to death of the same old Christmas songs from Mariah Carey and The Pogues? Looking for something new to share with friends and family this festive season? Well TMFTML has you covered!

Dublin grunge duo Pranks dropped into Today FM to see Fergal D’Arcy recently and recorded a riffed up version of Mitch Miller’s 1960 classic ‘Must Be Santa’, apparently pulling it off in one take!

Cork/Kerry two piece Electro Funk band White Boys have released a really unique version of ‘Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas’ featuring beat-boxing and a Talkbox.

Frankie Goes to Hollywood’s ‘The Power of Love’ has become synonymous with Christmas since being used in the John Lewis advert in 2012. Cronin have released a new cover of the song featuring Matt McManamon from the Dead 60’s.

Croupier may have broken up, but we’ll always have their delightful Math Rock version of ‘Carol of the Bells’ to get us through the winter months, this is one of my absolute favourites!

Thumper, the noisy brainchild of Oisín Furlong, have recorded a distorted cover of Darlene Love’s ‘Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)’.

The first original on the list comes from Dublin indie band Blades Club with their track ‘What You Get Me (For Christmas)’

Next up, another original! This one comes from Dublin singer-songwriter Sinead McConville. It’s a classic sounding pop song with some clever little arrangements including bells and glockenspiel .

Some of the tracks in this list along with a whole sleigh load more feature on a compilation that the good people over at The Co-Present have compiled just for Christmas!

After you’ve gotten through all of the tracks above and it’s time to properly get your Christmas crunk on,  click here to download Stevie G from Cork’s RedFM’s Black Christmas Podcast. Over 3 hours of Hip-Hop, Reggae, Soul, Blues and Disco Christmas  goodness!  It’s Brilliant!

Thanks to all of our readers for your support in 2015, have a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! See you in 2016 =]

Adam