May 1st: MAY DAY! New DAVID GILMOUR, new JVM, KERRY KING, DAVID KITT in-store, JONI MITCHELL box sets and a bit of housekeeping

Holy shite , 1st of May, where did you come from like!


Hi folks

Hope all is well.

Last week  tidy up time after RSD….everything non RSD gets put down the queue and builds up after the event so spent last week ( and this week) getting the place back together….we moved a few racks around and amazing the psychological effect it has …space like time is a funny thing…the amount of people who have said in the past week “ yer doing a clear out lads” …same number of racks on the floor as we always had.

Right releases in the siopa for this Friday the 3rd of May include…


Then for the 10th of May we have…


So new ones are for the 17th of May and these include…

I really like Billie…always have done,  so looking forward to the new one….no song released yet…old school i like it!



Little bit of housekeeping folks….

Bank holiday next Monday so the shop is closed Sunday ( as always) but also the bank holiday Monday 6th May.

The students are back next door folks from this week until early June doing their summer exams….chaos in the car park at times…chaos….advice…. if cannot get a space just abandon it and come in and tell me and ill sort it….no drama with this….the security lads are trying to help us…..they realize it’s a tricky situation for us not have spaces for our few customers and i realise its really difficult for them  to manage the car park under the circumstances….so if no space….abandon it for 1 minute and pop into me and i will sort it…


We have a really nice instore coming up folks ( few weeks away yet)  but delighted to welcome DAVID KITT back to the shop for an instore on Monday the 27th of May @ 6 pm . David is self re releasing “ not fade away”. Available on 180gm vinyl for the first time since its 2006 release on Rough Trade. The album has been lovingly remastered and resequenced and features a re-recorded version of Say No More and a brand new song Love Someone Else featuring Niamh Regan. Out May 24.

David will perform songs from the brilliant album on Monday the 27th @ 6pm and sign records and have the chats after ….here is “ say no more” from the record…great song


Last bit of housekeeping, for this month only, there will be a one-off sale of the work of Dutch photographer to the stars Govert de Roos and his iconic portrayal of Rory Gallagher. This unique photography work, which was taken in 1976, both in the studio and live, portrays Rory doing what he did best. These exclusive photos are developed on high-quality hahnemuhle photo paper and will be available for purchase  exclusive to us for May im told…150 euro best price folks

All photos are framed,  signed by Govert de Roos and embossed to ensure authenticity.

Right going to hand ye over to Shane now as he takes ye down the road…

Sound, Ray. How’s it going everyone!
Those Rory pictures are cool alright. I think there are Prince ones available too from the photographer. He left flyers in on the counter.

And from two guitar legends to another; there’s going to be a brand new album from DAVID GILMOUR called ‘Luck and Strange’ out on September 6th on a few formats:
CD, Blu Ray, standard vinyl, blue vinyl and indies silver coloured vinyl.
His first solo album in nearly ten years.
As much as I love Syd Barrett, Gilmour is the main man for the way Pink Floyd went for me.
Here’s a new track from the upcoming album:

A big Irish release coming in the second week of June, JAMES VINCENT MCMORROW’s new album ‘Wide, Open Horses’ on CD and white vinyl.
Here’s some more info about it:
Wide Open, Horses is a candid snapshot of everything that has brought James to this point. The album signifies a retaking of his own narrative, a freeing self-acceptance, and a rebuilding of both his sense of self and his connection to music. Singles “Stay Cool“, “Never Gone” and “Give Up” offer a first taste of what fans can expect, leaning further into the introspective and sincere indie-folk sound of his earlier material, whilst incorporating elements of his more explorative later releases.

A unique and particularly special artist project, Wide Open, Horses was initially performed live having booked two nights at The National Concert Hall in Dublin, where he recorded a handful of lo-fi demos, practiced the material for a week, and then hit the stage prior to ever recording a single song. Phones weren’t allowed, but James recorded it to “see what worked and what didn’t work.”

And a track:

And a nice reissue box set to mention. JONI MITCHELL’s Asylum Years 1976-80 will be coming out as a 5 CD or 5 LP box set on June 21st.

Here’s a list of other releases coming in the next few months:

Think that’s everything from me. Enjoy the long weekend!
Back to you so, Ray, bud.


Thanks Shane!

Sin e really for today folks

( not an Echo to be got in Cork today!)

Thanks for listening as usual

Ray, Shane, young Adam and Mia