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First Ever Irish Music Television Awards (I-MTV) Announced.

Posted in IRISH NOISE!, Music, News with tags , , , , , , , , on October 20, 2009 by Tickets There

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That’s right, Ireland has its own MTV baby and it’s called…I-MTV (Irish Music Television). Like MTV, they’ve decided to start up an annual awards show, giving prizes for the best Irish music videos of the year…I think. This year’s (the first ever) award ceremony will take place at the Sugar Club, Leeson Street (I can think of better things to do there aswell) on November 27th.

Seriously though, Tickets There isn’t about to shit on this crowd making the effort. It’s fantastic that bands will finally have a reason to make videos in this country because record labels and other stations don’t seem to want anything to do with em.

Visit the Official Site for more detials.

Here’s a list of this year’s categories and the nominees and Tickets There’s comments. (also, below is three of TT’s fav underground Irish music vids of all time).

1.BEST LIVE VIDEO
LISA HANNIGAN –  I DON’T KNOW
LISA HANNIGAN –  LILLE
LADYDOLL – BUTTON
THE BRILLIANT THINGS – RISE
AND SO I WATCHED YOU FROM AFAR – SET GUITARS TO KILL (TT’s Choice to Win)

2.BEST DANCE VIDEO
LE BIEN  –   HERE AND THERE
NOISE CONTROL – ADDICTION
DARK ROOM NOTES – LETS LIGHT FIRES
ARVEEN & MISK –  HELLS BELLS
LE GALAXIE – YOU FEEL THE FIRE (TT’s Choice to Win)

3.BEST STYLED VIDEO
DIRTY EPICS – COMING UP (TT’s Choice to Win)
JULIE FEENEY – IMPOSSIBLY BEAUTIFUL
LAURA IBIZOR  –  SHINE
THE CORONAS – LISTEN DEAR
THE BLIZZARDS  – POSTCARDS

4.BEST SOLO MALE
YNGVE WIELAND – LITTLE BOY
PADRAIG RUHSE – GONNA BE A CHANGE
JJ – PLAYING THE GAME
PEARSE MCGLOUGHLIN – WAYS TO KILLS A WEREWOLF
ENDA REILLY – MOL AN AIMSIRE

5.BEST SOLO FEMALE
LISA HANNIGAN – LILLE
JULIE FEENEY – LOVE IS A TRICKY THING
WALLIS BIRD  – HOME
MISS PAULA FLYNN – HOLIDAY IN SWEDEN
GEMMA HAYES  – HOME (TT’s Choice to Win)

6.MOST ORIGINAL CONCEPT FOR VIDEO
FIGHT LIKE APES – SOMETHING GLOBAL
THE CHAPTERS – VIDEOTAPES
HERM –  HEADS
GRAND POCKET ORCHESTRA – BALLET SHOES
SEAN NEEDHAM –  I’M NOT AFRAID

7. BEST PRODUCTION / SPECIAL EFFECTS
SICKBOY – SILENCE IN CONVERSATION (TT’s Choice to Win)
CAP PAS CAP – WE ARE MEN
JAPE – FLOATING (TT – Why is Jape here, isn’t this video years old? What about I Was A Man?)
HAM SANDWICH – BROKEN GLASS
202′S –  EASE MY MIND

8.BEST VIDEO BY A NEW COMER    (public Vote)
HOGAN – I WANT YOU
HOARSEBOX – ALL I NEED NOW
BATS – SHADOW FUCKING
BOWLEGGED – RED LIGHT
TALLULAH DOES THE HULA – BAD BOYFRIEND

9. DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR
EOGHAN KIDNEY
LORCAN FINNEGAN
SIMON EUSTACE
LINDSEY BYRNES
WILL MCCONNELL

10. VIDEO OF THE YEAR 2009 (none!)
DUCKWORTH LEWIS METHOS  – MR MIRIAD
FIGHT LIKE APES – TIE ME UP IN JACKETS
THE CORONAS – LISTEN DEAR
THE BLIZZARDS – POSTCARDS
VALERIE FRANCIS – PUNCHES 

Tickets There: Our Favorite Irish Bands

Posted in General Tickets There Blog, Music with tags , , , , , , , , , on September 19, 2009 by Tickets There

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Hi There,

Tickets There has decided to create a list of the Safe (Good) Irish bands.

This list will only be based on our collective (my) personal tastes and will be updated as often as possible (Also, the Top Ten only includes bands that are still together and fairly underground / local. Thats why Ash aren’t on this list for example ;)).

Click on the band names to read what Tickets There has to say about them.

Safe: Top 10 Best Irish Bands & others worth checking out

  1. The Future Kings of Spain (Indie Rock)
  2. Concerto For Constantine (Indie Rock)
  3. Jape (Indie / Techno / Pop)
  4. Humanzi (Punk Rock)
  5. The Aftermath (Pop Rock)
  6. Jaded Sun (New Entry) (Rock N Roll)
  7. Cathy Davey (Singer / Songwriter)
  8. LE GALAXIE (Electro-Rock)
  9. Adebisi Shank (Hard Rock / Metal, Instrumental)
  10. Mass Extinction (Thrash Metal)

TURN, The Mighty Atomics, Kill City Defectors, The Walls, One Day International, The Brothers Movement, Oliver Cole, The Answer, The Delorentos, Class of 1984, The Mighty Stef, The Frames, The Rapport, ,Bell X1, Lisa Hannigan, Republic of Loose, Berkeley, The Murder Clues, Fred, Sickboy, TKO, Joe Rubix, R.S.A.G., The Stunning, And So I Watch You From Afar, Codes, I’ll Eat Your Face, Cheap Freaks, Sound of System Breakdown, The Mighty Atomics, The Brad Pitt Light Orchestra, Sweet Jane, C!ties, 21 Outs, Floyd Soul & The Wolf, The Bloody Shanks, The Pulpit, A Futurist Theatre, Beastmen, A Futurist Theatre, Solar Taxi, Ghundi, Stone Throwing Youths, House of Dolls, Fingersmith, Fighting With Wire, Spook of the Thirteenth Lock, Swanee River, The Black Strands, The Cold 100, Million Dollar Reload, Sirocco, The Whiskey Limbs, Lluther, Two Tales of Woe, Raging Conflict, Gama Bomb..more to come.