• TTA Session #005: Jape

    In the first of a short series of videos, our latest live session features Jape AKA Richie Egan performing his latest single, ‘The Heart’s Desire’, in Malmö, Sweden. ‘The Heart’s Desire’ is the first single to be taken from Egan’s forthcoming fifth album, The Chemical Sea. Make sure to check out Richie’s column on the recording of The Heart’s Desire in the January issue of our physical magazine. As well as Belfast’s Woodworkers on Saturday, March 7, Jape plays the following live dates in January, February and March. Watch the live session below. Follow Jape and Ian on Twitter.

  • In Photos: Way Out West Festival 2014

    Having shot the festival for us last year, photographer Ian Pearce returned to the wonderful Way Out Festival in Göteborg, Sweden at the weekend to capture Outkast, Slint, Neutral Milk Hotel, Slowdive, Icona Pop, Future, Janelle Monáe, Röyksopp and Robyn and many more. Check out his full photo set below.

  • Latté Pappa: Öresunds Festival

    Öresunds festival is held every year at the end May in the southern town of Malmö, Sweden. It’s purpose is to showcase, exclusively musicians coming from Sweden and Denmark. The countries are connected by the Öresunds bridge, hence the festivals name. Music on offer is a mix of electronic, pop, rock, reggae, R&B and soul. Five venues host the festival over two days at a cost of only 325 SEK (€35). It starts in the early evening and keeps going until 4am. Underage get in for cheaper. This was my second time attending and I think it is getting better…

  • Track Record: Somadrone

    Electronic producer/musician Neil O’Connor AKA Somadrone sits down with Ian Pearce to give his ten LPs that have influenced him. Somadrone’s fourth album, The First Wave, which was recorded in San Francisco and Brooklyn and released in December 2013, is available to buy now via the Bodytonic website. White Noise – An Electric Storm Sixties English Psychedelic Music, but with a twist. Delia Derbyshire, who was part of BBC Radiophonic workshop, did all the electronics, which are stunning. This record was a big one for Broadcast. I went to see them play in the Sugar Club a good few years back. It…

  • In Photos: Tangerine Dream, Michael Rother (NEU!/Harmonia) & Dieter Moebius

    Ian Pearce was in attendance for a talk and show by some of the greatest pioneers of electronic, experimental and Krautrock music at Copenhagen’s Tivoli Koncertsalen on Thursday, April 3. Headed by the groundbreaking Tangerine Dream, the performance also featured Michael Rother performing the music of NEU! and Harmonia, as well as Dieter Moebius of Cluster and Harmonia. Not only was this the first time that the bands had played on the same bill together, it was the first time that Michael Rother and Edgar Froese had ever met – which is nothing short of incredible, considering. Check out a rather enlightening…

  • Track Record: Ships

    Dublin band Ships released their single ‘Space Inside’ as a 7″/digital release on Berlin’s Stratosfear Recordings label this week. Sorca McGrath and Simon Cullen took time out to chat to Ian Pearce about their own favourite records in their collections. You can purchase their latest track on Bandcamp: First up is Sorca. Arthur Russell – Another Thought This record is like probably his most private record. It sounds like something that he dreamt up. It feels private when I listen to it as well. I listen to it in moments when I need a little time-out. It’s my time-out record.…

  • Girls Names @ Musikcaféen, Copenhagen

    Currently based in Sweden, Dublin photographer Ian Pearce captured Belfast four-piece Girls Names play Musikcaféen in Copenhagen as part of a brief string of European dates at the weekend just past. Heed how well young Cathal Cully and co. scrub up in his photos from the night below.

  • Festival Diary: Way Out West 2013

    In its seventh year, Way Out West has grown to one of the biggest music events in the Swedish calendar. Held every year in the city of Gothenburg since 2007, it is only the second time it has been run over three days. The festival is divided into two parts Way Out West (WOW) and Stay Out West. The former is held in the west side of the city in Slottskogen the city’s biggest park, the latter at selected venues around the city throughout the day and night. Being Swedish it is also environmentally friendly. Serving only vegetarian food to…

  • Way Out West Festival 2013

    Our Malmö, Sweden-based photographer Ian Pearce (above) hit up this year’s Way Out West Festival, undoubtedly the Scandanavian country’s best annual showcase of musical and culture. Having took place in Göteborg from 8-10 August, this year’s line-up was something else altogether. Headlined by Neil Young and Crazy Horse, the bill featured everyone from The Knife and Godspeed You! Black Emperor to Haim and Public Enemy. Take time to sift through Mr Pearce’s extraordinary trove of visual awesome below!

  • Jape

    Shot in January/March, Ian Pearce captures Dublin electronic-rock Jape writing and recording in a studio in Malmö, Sweden. According to Pearce, two albums might be on the way – nice!