However, last night saw a new 6-part show begin on RTE 2 and initial reports about the program appear to be rather positive. The show - titled When Under Ether - is presented by Michelle Doherty (formerly of Night Shift) and Elton Mullally and aim's to focus on Ireland's often overlooked indie and alternative music industry, with the first episode showcasing live music from Delorentos and David Geraghty.
The debut broadcast also featured music videos from the likes of Grizzly Bear and the XX, so the ever so slightly leftfield angle of the show (I'm being generous here) is apparent for everyone from the off. It is on at 11.50pm for the nex five Tuesday nights; however I am not sure if it has been cleared to be broadcast on the RTE's website (song's rights and that legal stuff).
Don't go away yet folks, because the good people at Analogue Magazine have produced the debut of a cracker of a bi-monthly web series, called (funnily enough) Analogue.
After an aborted attempt at producing a short episode earlier on this year, the chaps from Analogue went back to the drawing board and have returned with a nicely refined product. This new series will present artist features and documentaries, as well as interviews, performances and music videos.
The series' first episode contains interviews, performances and other tidbits from the Kronos Quartet, Patrick Kelleher and So Cow. Zeroing in on such diverse influences, such as indie, lo fi, folk, classical and electronic on both the local and international scene, Analogue is attempting to break the tired traditional approach to music television and create a new progressive format with diverse cinematic techniques.
The Ralph's "Waste of Time / Gunfire"