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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...]

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...]

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...]

COONEY’S TUNEYS

Cooney's Tuneys iPod Essentials#

The iPod Essentials There comes a time in everyone’s month when they complain about the lack of good music on their iPod thingy. I know, I have this problem a lot, and you would think that being a music writer and dancer I would have oceans of great music to choose from; well you would be kind of right, but also somewhat wrong. Although the Internet is possibly the best communication tool … [Read more...]

COONEY’S TUNEYS: LIVE FROM NEW YORK

Cooney's Tuneys NY

I can’t get no sleep   There seems to be a thing with Irish people lately, that at least once a year they MUST go to New York, or NewJorka, as I prefer to call it, a name I made up as I strolled around Times Square and compared the amount of pasty, naked, tourist flesh I saw, with that of a lovely sunny day on the beach in everyone’s favourite part of Spain, Mallorca. This city … [Read more...]

FREE MUSIC MONDAY: MIXTAPE #12

Treasure Fingers

Treasure Fingers - Hennessey & Sunshine   This week I’m ditching the hip hop and rap, getting rid of those gangstas hoes, and instead I’m bringing you a brand new bunch of oldies, remixed and piled up in a funk-filled bundle by none other than Atlanta born, Nu-Disco specialist, Treasure Fingers. This mix has some absolute classics mixed together with the signature Treasure … [Read more...]

COONEY’S TUNEYS – GABRIELLE APLIN

Gabrielle Aplin

When you hear the name Gabrielle, you immediately think eye patch, dodgy voice, sounds kind of like she has a frog in her throat and did that deadly track with everyone’s favourite 90s mad-nut boy band, East 17. Well at long last we have a new Gabrielle, a much, much better one with two perfectly normal eyes… Allow me to introduce you to Gabrielle Aplin. For the past three years, the … [Read more...]