Second Square To None

Some photos from Niamh de Barra's Cusp EP launch gig we hosted in the Joinery Gallery on Sunday 8th. The EP is available to download from the link in the main banner above - it should be noted that Bandcamp, the site where you'll jump to, allows you to chose how much (if any at all) you pay for the release. Obviously we would prefer it if people paid for the release (as proceeds will go towards the artist and future SSTN releases) but realise some can't afford it, or are used to the new model of music acquisition.

Music should be listened to, regardless of means of distribution...and this is definitely worth listening to.

Photos by Aoife de Burca


Monday, August 30, 2010 , , 0 comments

<a href="">Breath by Lakker</a>

New jittery-noise-dub from Lakker, no good reason not to download this.
<a href="">Tangled Hair by St. Catherine&#8217;s Home for Lazy Infants</a>

'Old Ghosts' by St. Catherine’s Home for Lazy Infants now available digitally on Bandcamp for a mere €5. Highly recommended ambient/folk/electronica instrumentals, one of the highlights of Irish music this year.

Digger EP

Sunday, August 29, 2010 , 0 comments

Brian Conniffe was the inaugural participant in our Noise Series. Should be a really interesting gig.
  From Drums to Light by amandafeery

New piece by Amanda Feery, completed when she was a composer-in-residence at the Bang on a Can Summer Festival July 2010.

Anodyne remixes

Thursday, August 19, 2010 , 0 comments

Our own Ed Devane is in illustrious company here:
Anodyne remixes featuring Autechre, Black Dog, Lacklustre, Mr. Spring, Anodyne and Mick Chillage.

Get it here.

!K Club this Thursday

Monday, August 16, 2010 , , 0 comments

Great booking by !Kaboogie: Lorn (Brainfeeder) with Lakker for free at the !K Club this Thursday. Should be top class stuff. Full details here.

  Niamh de Barra 'Cusp' EP by SSTN

Second Square To None is very proud to present the debut EP from Niamh de Barra. A longtime favourite SSTN conspirer, we could think of no better talent to be the inaugural release for our label. After a hugely enjoyable launch gig in the Joinery last week the EP is now currently available as a digital download exclusively on Bandcamp on a pay-what-you-want basis.

Check out a live recording below of Niamh accompanied by an eight-piece choir at her launch gig.

  Lying in Bed (choir version) by Niamh de Barra

Niamh de Barra
Niamh (formerly Scurvy Lass) is a classically trained pianist and vocalist from Dublin. Taking up cello in 2003 Niamh played in the improv group John Mary Trilogy for several years before going solo. It was following the dissolution of that band in 2008 that Niamh really came into her own as a songwriter, quickly learning the necessary recording and production techniques to arrive at a distinctive style: a combination of looped vocal lines, effected cello and sharp wit.

STA002 : Loudmouth EP

Thursday, August 12, 2010 , , 0 comments

Been waiting for this one to drop for awhile..deadly new release from Stasis Records featuring Lakker, Fran Hartnett, Rory St. John and Nonima is now available in all major digital stores including Beatport, iTunes and Juno. Really top class stuff.

More info at
  Live @ Rathlin 2010 by Lakker

Sounds like a quality weekend was had by all at Rathlin this year. Check out this tasty set from the weekend uploaded by Lakker.

Heads up to scratch heads in Dublin! Vince MackMahon founders Jimmy the Hideous Penguin and Deviant will be cutting it up on Friday afternoon in CRU clothes shop, at the suitably salacious address of 69 Abbey St, D1 from 3pm. It's free in, BYOB, and there's a barbecue out the back. The lads will be mashing gangsta rap with acoustic folk over a backround of boom-bap and wicka-wicka!