In Bloom-0

In Bloom

Irish Bands Now
Jenny Huston
ISBN 9781856079853

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RTÉ 2fm’s Jenny Huston loves music and isn’t afraid to shout about it. In Bloom celebrates the talent and individuality of Irish artists, from Bell X1 to Villagers and Duke Special to Fight Like Apes. In Bloom sees a host of Ireland’s contemporary music heroes speaking frankly to Jenny about their highs and lows, their record deals and chart successes, the slow build to popularity or the stroke of luck that came out of the blue at just the right moment. From sell-out gigs to losing record deals, they open up about the career zeniths and nadirs of the capricious world of music.

With a brutally honest foreword by Oscar-winner Glen Hansard, In Bloom paints a compelling, fascinating portrait of a national music scene that’s vibrant and creative and punches far above its weight on the world stage.

Bands featured in in-depth interviews are:

  • Bell X1
  • The Blizzards
  • The Coronas
  • Cathy Davey
  • Delorentos
  • Duke Special
  • Fight like Apes
  • Mick Flannery
  • Fred
  • Lisa Hannigan
  • Jape
  • Messiah J and the Expert
  • Mundy
  • Republic of Loose
  • Villagers

And a hot list of bands to watch:

The Ambience Affair / And So I Watch You from Afar / The Angel Pier / The Chakras / Cowboy X / Dark Room Notes / Director / Dirty Epics / Fighting with Wire / General Fiasco / Giveamanakick / Halves / Ham Sandwich / Heathers / Home Star Runner / The Minutes / Olive Cole / Panama Kings / The Rags / R.S.A.G. / Talula Does the Hula / Yes Cadets

Jenny Huston is journalist, broadcaster and DJ. She used to present a Friday night new music show and The Annex on 2fm.



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