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SEE:HEAR goes on the road

I’m delighted to announce that I’ll be taking my SEE:HEAR show on the road to some select venues around Ireland in the coming weeks.

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Forthcoming Alien Sightings

After several months keeping my pointy green head down, I’ll be appearing in various guises and places in the next few weeks.

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Parallel Universe: Oscar shortlist

Just returned from a couple of weeks bringing my music life around the UK to discover my film life has gone crazy.

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Road Movie (Part 1)

5 Days, 3 shows, 2 countries – a veritable world tour by my standards.  I haven’t travelled to a venue by ferry and motorway since my TFLS days, so my whistlestop tour of Sheffield, London and Cork was a mixture

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The Half Monty

I won’t be taking off all my clothes in Sheffield on Tuesday November 9th. But I will be exposing my songs to the lucky people of Sheffield that evening.

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Renaissance Mania?

This Autumn I will be releasing two quite different artifacts into the public domain – “Nine Lives” (a record) and “Shoe” (a short film).   Not for the first time, I find myself struggling for a simple answer when new

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The Best New Band I Didn't See At EP10

Managed to see loads of great bands at this year’s Electric Picnic – but the album that I felt compelled to purchase in Tower Records as soon as I’d rinsed the mud from my wallet was of somebody (a) I’d

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The Future Of The Blue Nile, according to Peter Hook…

They don’t have one, in his opinion.  More graphically (and not unkindly) he said that bands like them who don’t necessarily want to spend their life touring to fund the recording of their (in the case of TBL, transcendentally beautiful)

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The Zen of Jiffy

The past 72 hours have been crammed with cramming.   Jiffy bags of various dimensions had been purchased in vast quantities.  Ditto stamps in a range of denominations.  The new CDs had finally arrived from the printers in all their

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Do Aliens Dream Of Electric Picnics?

You betcha.  And they’d love to have played next weekend’s if only they hadn’t been quite so many light years away from album release when the line-up was booked.  Still, the extraterrestrial ambassador’s plan is to stalk all the most

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