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SPOTLIGHT ON IRISH BUSINESS: CHICA BOUTIQUE CELEBRATES 10 YEARS

Chica

When you think party, glamour and all things fabulous, for the last decade Chica Boutique has popped to mind for many. Since opening its trademark pink and white door, Chica has bulit up a long list of celebrity followers; from our very own Glenda Gilson and the Xposé girls, to worldwide superstars like Beyoncé, who is a Chica regular whenever she is on this side of the pond. Owned by … [Read more...]

COONEY’S TUNEYS: OUR MUSIC GUY’S ALTERNATIVE MUST-HEAR ROUND-UP

Cooney

This week we hop on a bus full of funk, indie and electro as we take an eclectic Tuneys trip to every corner of the globe and try to steer clear of stuff you’ll be hearing in the charts over the next few weeks. First off we will hop over to Belgium, then we shall head to Bristol before taking an electrifying trip to Russia via Newbridge. Then we’ll swing a left and spin over to Toronto with … [Read more...]

ONE TO WATCH: OASIS ‘MY PERSONAL STYLIST’ 2012 WINNER ROSIE CONNOLLY

Personal Stylist

Karl Cooney caught up with Rosie Connolly, the winner of the Oasis My Personal Stylist competition, which has featured on TV3’s Ireland AM over the past 2 months, to find out what makes Rosie stand out and what you can do to spruce up your style in time for Christmas. Karl: So Rosie, first off congratulations on winning Oasis' My Personal Stylist competition last week on Ireland AM. How does … [Read more...]

COONEY’S TUNEYS: A TRIBUTE TO TERRY CALLIER

Terry Callier

Monday October 29th saw the passing of Terry Callier. The Chicago born soul, funk and jazz maestro may be better known for his work with Massive Attack and Beth Orton in recent years, but he shone his brightest when he stood alone with his guitar in hand. There is really no way to describe this man's talent when it came to writing beautiful songs, but I shall try and do so without boring you with … [Read more...]

FREE MUSIC MONDAY: MIXTAPE #15 – LLOYD THE PLAYBOY DIARIES VOL. 1

Lloyd

This week’s mixtape comes from Lloyd, the long haired lothario from Atlanta who brought us the brilliant ‘Dedication to My Ex’ track this time last year. His latest release lacks songs as funky and chart worthy as Dedication, instead we are given a rehash of Kendrick Lamars’ Swimming Pools and he samples the likes of Aaliyah’s Four Page Letter and Mac Miller’s The Question, and samples … [Read more...]

COONEY’S TUNEYS: OUR MUSIC GUY REVIEWS THIS WEEK’S HOTTEST SINGLE RELEASES

Stooshe

Yesterday I gave you four quick-fire album reviews, so Today I thought I’d spoil you and give you four singles too. Three great new artists and one you might have heard me raving about before. Enjoy. Charlie Brown - Dependency Little known Londoner Charlie Brown last week released this brilliant track, which features Yungen and Ms D. The song was co-written with David Sneddon, who has … [Read more...]

COONEY’S TUNEYS: OUR MUSIC GUY REVIEWS A SELECTION OF THE HOTTEST NEWEST ALBUM RELEASES

taylor-swift-red

This month sees some absolutely fantastic releases; some areunexpectedly amazing, and some, well some just as terrible as I expected. I’m trying my best not to be a narky old git since I’ve come home from an amazing summer in New York. Yet I was greeted off the plane with a stench of wall of collective negativity that would rival the pong that wafts from the Liffey on a beautiful summer’s … [Read more...]

COONEY’S TUNEYS: GIRLS ALOUD’S NEW SINGLE ‘SOMETHING NEW’ – LISTEN HERE!

Girls Aloud

October 19th was the date set for the release of Girls Aloud’s eagerly awaited new single, Something New on BBC Radio 1, but as with most highly-anticipated releases these days, those pesky internet hack nuts managed to leak it four days before the girls could give it it’s official release. The track is a mid-tempo house driven pop fest that is going to flood our airwaves for the next month … [Read more...]

FREE MUSIC MONDAY: MIXTAPE #14 – RESPIRE END OF SUMMER

RESPIRE END OF SUMMER

One of Atlanta’s finest disco-house DJs, Respire has thrown together this “End of Summer” mix, which is an hour of nu-disco jams to signify the end of the summer. It will bring back the memories of lounging at your inflatable pool from Aldi with your margarita, the smell of a barbeque in the distance and your nicely sunburnt forehead; or whatever summer means to you. This mix brings … [Read more...]

MIXTAPE MONDAY: MIXTAPE #13 – BAISHE KINGS THE LEGEND OF BO ZEUS

Baishe Kings Bo Zeus

London-based hip-hop collective, Baishe Kings have released some pretty dope mixtapes this year and have stayed somewhat under the radar; but it’s time for them to blow up. Their quirky London-laced bars bounce through their tracks with mesmerising and often comedic ease. Their music seems to come from a background of smoking, playing video games and watching anime, which is a welcomed break … [Read more...]