2 Tone Tribute Tour
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Dublin Castle
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Dublin Castle
Sun 27 October
Dublin Castle
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Dublin Castle
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Paul Ronney Angel
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Bugbear Give You 2020's Hottest New Artists Now...

The Dublin Castle
Friday 25th October
Katherine Aly/D-Kel & Los Bandidos/Calum Lintott/Hugo Hamlet and the Dandelions
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Click on the supercool Katherine Aly flyer above and hear Bugbear’s latest show on Boogaloo Radio, which includes her excellent new ‘Sunny Days’ single, wonderful. Loads of other great music, some by bands coming up on our stages soon, and some nailed on classics too, like ‘The Rattler’ by Goodbye Mr MacKenzie for instance. They will be playing their first London live show in over 25 years on Bugbear’s watch at Dingwalls Friday 8th November. See more below. There’s a rather sparky interview with MacKenzies maestro Martin Metcalfe in this radio show too. Dig in. But back to Katherine Aly… Lead singer of shoegaze band, Lilac Melt, the exceedingly talented Katherine Aly has now gone solo. Her melody-driven tracks are a multi-genre experimentation with ethereal, lyrical elements and a dreamy ambiance. Her single ‘The Skin I’m Made Of’ made a great impact, as did her debut live performance alongside Scots noir wave icons The Filthy Tongues in The Dublin Castle earlier this year. She subsequently played with the Tongues’ mothership, the amazing Goodbye Mr McKenzie at their sold out Aberdeen show earlier this year. Originally from Greece, Katherine Aly has a unique story arc, and an equally singular talent all her own with influences from the likes of Dead Can Dance, Chelsea Wolfe and Jeff Buckley.
D-Kel & Los Bandidos mix a mighty agreeable and engaging yelp of a rap with some heavy funk rock.Think Wiley fronting Funkadelic, maybe. Frontman D-Kel takes inspiration from London where he was born and bred and Latin America where his roots lie, and draws inspiration from Artists such as Roots Manuva, Slaves, The Beat, The Specials, Jamie T, The Streets, Calle 13 & Tego Calderon. You get social conscience with a cool creative spin of verbals. The excellent ‘Racket’ is available on all good music forums. Another unmissable new act you can say ‘I was there’ about in a few years time!
Calum Lintott, since releasing his official debut EP, ‘The Way It Is’, in 2016, which features fan favourite and his debut single ‘ Pin-Up’, has been hard at work. Lintott released his new single ‘My Dear!’ in April 2019. The new ear worm of a track is a smack in the face reminder that Lintott’s exciting and lively mix of indie pop is awfully infectious. “Anthemic Indie Pop at its finest, BRILLIANT!” – GIGSLUTZ / THIS FEELING
Hugo Hamlet and the Dandelions open up this show, and you really need to get in for 8pm to experience these coves. Witty and engaging jazz tinged pop with wry, sharp lyrics, rocking a sorta Noel Coward for our times vibe, also a bit of a Jarvis Cocker vibe (two vibes man, pretty damn vibey) and at times Momus and The Divine Comedy.
Throughout November and December 2019 look out for more inspirational young talent shaping up to be the new faces of 2020, care of Bugbear. Meanwhile find tickets for Goodbye Mr MacKenzie at Dingwalls embedded behind the pic below…

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