An Unnecessarily Cruel Music News

  • Script bassist/resident slaphead Danny O’Donoghue has inexplicably launched into a tirade against Jarvis Cocker of Pulp. Both bands are set to take to the stage at T in the Park (and probably Oxegen – watch this space) and, upon learning the news, O’Donoghue remarked that Cocker should be “steering clear” of the Irish band. That’s Cocker, and anyone who has had the misfortune of hearing the Script’s second album who won’t be listening then…


  • Liverpool FC’s poodle-haired Dutch international Dirk Kuyt has credited American bands Kings of Leon and the Killers with sparking the Reds’ resurgence in form. So there you have it – eating right, working hard and living well has nothing to do with it. The secret to being a successful professional footballer is some dodgy American rock & roll before kick-off.


  • Gig news ahoy – guess what’s going to be happening in May when you’ve your head tucked into the books? Take your pick from: Queens of the Stone Age, Sufjan Stevens, Drive-By Truckers, John Grant, Noah & the Whale, Warpaint, Suede and Roger Waters… How desperate are you to pass the year..?


  • Also, if you missed it, Mumford & Sons announced an Irish tour for this coming March including a stop in the Savoy in Cork. But it’s already sold out so it’s quite cruel me telling you this if it’s the first time you’re reading it.


  • But, what you might think is even more cruel, is that I can break to you that it is almost guaranteed that Coldplay will be the final headliner for this year’s Oxegen festival. Debating whether or not to go? That should settle it for you…


  • Better news, though, if you want to keep things a little closer to home this summer. Live at the Marquee has a pretty interesting mix announced so far – Fleet Foxes were recently added to the likes of the Frames, Grinderman and Imelda May. Rumours are persisting that the National may too play in Cork this summer – surely the Marquee is the only feasible option? Patti Smith has been confirmed as one of the headline acts for this year’s relaunched Cork X South West festival in Skibbereen. See – it’s not all bad.


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